Suppliers Night 2014

Registration is now Open!!! Please click here to register.

To reserve your hotel room at the Florida Section IFT’s group rate, please click here!

Florida Section IFT 2014 Suppliers’ Night

The annual Florida Section IFT Suppliers’ Night affords companies serving all segments of the food industry an opportunity to showcase products and exchange information with purchasers in the Florida region.  Segments to be represented include: beverages, dairy, seafood, baking, confectionary, fruit & vegetables, meats & poultry, retail foods, food service, processing/laboratory equipment, sanitation, and analytical testing.

When:  Thursday, February 27, 2014

Where:    Caribe Royale Hotel Orlando
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL  32821

Hotel Accommodations

The Florida Section IFT has reserved a block of rooms at the Caribe Royale for our exhibitors. To make your hotel reservation, please click here.

You can also call 888-258-7501 but be sure to mention you are with the Florida Section IFT Suppliers’ Night group to get the special room rate of $169.00 per night.

Schedule of Events

11:00AM-2:00PM      Exhibitor Setup
1:00—2:00 PM          Keynote Speaker
2:00—6:00 PM          Suppliers’ Night Exhibits
6:30—7:30 PM          Reception—hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Attendee Benefits:

    • Face-to-face interaction with suppliers
    • FREE admission
    • Incredible door prizes
    • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres

Exhibitor Benefits:

The largest annual event sponsored by the Florida Section IFT, the Suppliers’ Night affords companies serving all segments of the food industry an opportunity to showcase products and excahnge information with purchases in the Florida Region. Segments to be represented include: beverages, dairy, seafood, baking, confectionary, fruit & vegetables, meats & poultry, retail foods, food service, processing/laboratory equipment, sanitation and analytical testing.

    • Face-to-face interaction with customers
    • Opportunity to diversify your customer base
    • Promote new/improved products
    • Introduce your company to the marketplace
Sponsorships:

Platinum Sponsorship ($1500) – Exhibits and Keynote Speaker Sponsor – Recognition on signage in the exhibit hall, keynote session room, and access to attendee mailing address list

Gold Sponsorship ($1000) – Golf Outing Sponsorship – Recognition on signage in the exhibit hall and at the golf course

Silver Sponsorship ($500) – Closing Event Reception – Recognition on signage in the exhibit hall and at the closing reception

Past Attendees Represent Companies Like:
Abelei Flavors
Balchem
Batory Foods
Cargill
Coca-Cola
Darifair
Firmenich
Flayco Products
Florida’s Natural Growers
Florida Nutri Labs
Kerry Ingredients & Flavours
Lab Support
Nesle
P{ublix
Roquette America, Inc.
Sensient Colors LLC
Silesia Flavors
Silliker Laboratories
Solae
Southeastern Mills Inc.
TNT Supplements
Booth Space
Early Bird Pricing (before December 15): $380.00 per table top
Regular Pricing (after December 15): $425.00 per table top
Electrical Service*: $100.00 per table top
*Electrical Service can be ordered for $100.00. There is a limit to the number of booths available with electrical service. If you will require electricity in your booth, you must purchase it at the time you purchase your booth. you may not be able to add it at a later date (depends upon availability). Wall space will be assigned first to suppliers needing electrical service.
To reserve your booth space, please click here.
Table Top Fee Includes:
One (1) 6 foot draped table
Two (2) chairs
Wastebasket
What Is Permitted?
A table top display that cannot exceed 5 ft
Educational and sales collateral
Samples, other food products, giveaways
Instruments and equipment
Booths must have appropriate personnel for the entire duration of the event
What Is NOT Permitted?
Table top displays that cannot exceed 5 ft
Activities or loud noises that disturb other exhibitors
Solicitations, interviews or distribution of literature outside of the confines of your booth space
You may not tear down your booth space before 6:00 PM
Return Shipping
You must make arrangements directly with the hotel to ship your remaining materials back to your office. We suggest bringing FedEx, UPS or other shipping company labels with you with the return information pre-filled.
Customer Appreciation Door Prizes
In addition to the extensive list of door prizes provided by the Florida Section IFT, we encourage exhibitors and other interested parties to donate special door prizes with the intent of increaseing customer attendance. These prizes will be distributed throughout the event, and all contributors will be recognized at the drawing.

Florida Section IFT 2014 Golf Outing

When:   Friday, February 28, 2014

Where:  TBA

Cost:    

$150 per person single
$125 per person when signing up a foursome
Cost includes: cart, greens fee, boxed lunch and prizes. Club rentals are available for $50.00 payable to the golf course. For more information on golf, please contact Sandy Sanders at SAJSanders@aol.com

 

For more information, please visit www.iftflorida.org.

Just Added…Two Workshops

Debby Newslow, President, DL Newslow & Associates is a food science graduate from University of Florida, a former Florida IFT board member, winner of the 2013 winner of the NSF Food Safety Leadership Award for Training and  author including the recently released book Food Safety Management Programs: Applications, Best Practices, and Compliance.

HACCP a Review
Understanding HACCP as related to GFSI approved Food Safety schemes

HARPC vs. HACCP
HARPC related to current HACCP Programs

Caribe Royale Hotel 8101 World Center Drive Orlando, Florida
Proceeds support the Florida Section IFT

Day One (Feb 26 1-4:30 PM)  HACCP a review:    A HACCP refresher workshop with presentations and discussions focusing on the maintenance of an effective food safety/HACCP Program with a special emphasis on the relationship between HACCP as we have known it for years (Codex Alimentarious) and enhanced requirements from the GFSI approved food safety schemes.

Day Two (Feb 27 9-12)  HARPC  vs. HACCP:  This discussion will provide a good foundation for understanding the proposed FSMA requirements related to HARPC (Hazard Analysis Risk-Based Preventive Controls) providing a practical approach to meeting the new FSMA requirements.  While many companies throughout the food chain have developed a series of safety programs, FSMA will require that all FDA-regulated food companies develop and implement written food safety plans.  This requirement applies to all facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold human food.  At this time, it appears that this new FDA rule will require that firms develop and implement written food safety plans that identify potential food safety hazards, put into place steps to address those hazards, verify that the steps are working, and outline how to correct any problems that arise.

Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss out on this fantastic event!

Contact Information
Yael Spektor, Florida Section Suppliers’ Night Expo Chair
Phone: 407-324-1200 ext. 471
Email: yael.spektor@thefatherstable.com

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