ST. MARY’S, Ga. — The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association announced on Oct. 30 that its Annual Convention and Showcase will move forward with its in-person meeting in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 25-28, 2021.
The NPFDA Fall Meeting was recently held in Key West, Fla., Sept. 13-16.
“We followed all safety guidelines, and I am pleased to share that our surveys show no reported cases of COVID-19 among those who attended,” Cece Corbin, NPFDA president said. “While attendees are responsible for their own decisions regarding their health and safety, we have learned that networking events can be safe, even in times of COVID-19. Our next event is the NPFDA Annual Convention & Showcase. It is our signature event, providing unparalleled opportunities for networking within our membership — a resource that is important now more than ever.”
The NPFDA Meetings and Showcase Committee met earlier in October and recommended that the NPFDA 2021 Annual Convention take place face-to-face in January. The NPFDA Executive Committee has accepted their recommendation and confirmed that the NPFDA Annual Convention & Showcase will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta Jan. 25-28, 2021.
With close to 550 registrations as of Oct. 30, the annual convention continues to provide an excellent setting for connecting with customers, vendors and peers, the association added.
Registration is open. For more information visit, www.npfda.org; there you can register and reserve hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Highlights of the convention include:
- Board and committee meetings.
- Hospitality suites — Meet with NPFDA member companies during the hours of operation or by appointment.
- Poultry Suppliers Showcase — Trade show designed to connect poultry suppliers and marketers — from distributors to processors to logistics companies. All buyers invited to attend.
- Awards reception — Honoring Member of the Year and Lifetime Achievement recipients.
- Scholarship Foundation silent auction.
- Multiple restaurants are open throughout downtown and metro-Atlanta for after-hours dining and entertaining.
The safety of the NPFDA meeting attendees is paramount, the associated said, adding that guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local governments regarding COVID-19 will be followed.