Join us!

Join Virginia specialty food and beverage producers for an action-packed, two-day educational event.  Virginia’s Specialty Food Advisory Committee (SFAC), in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and Virginia Tech’s Department of Food Science and Technology, is pleased to present the Virginia Specialty Food and Beverage Educational Conference, Monday, March 6 – Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Omni Richmond Hotel.
 
Conference attendees, many of whom have earned the Virginia’s Finest® designation, depend on this conference to provide specific tools to help grow their companies and expand their customer base.    Attendees connect with nationally recognized industry experts focused on specialty food trends, product pricing, sales, marketing and food safety.  The best part - guests leave the conference reinvigorated with practical ideas and techniques to take back and implement immediately!
 
The conference package includes all presentations, programs, workshops, as well as Monday breakfast, Monday lunch, Monday dinner, Tuesday breakfast and Tuesday lunch.
 
The conference fee for intial attendees is $199.00.  The conference fee for each additional company representative is $175.00.
 

Who Attends: 

  • New *and* Established Specialty Food and Beverage Business Owners & Representatives
  • Distributors and Retailers
  • Food Safety Experts
  • Marketing Specialists
 

Sponsors and Exhibitors: 

For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, contact Marshall Payne, marshall.payne@vdacs.virginia.gov , 804.786.1809
 
Gold Sponsor:  
$1000 ~ Serve as a top tier 2017 sponsor and receive one exhibit table, two complimentary meal passes and special recognition throughout the conference.
 
Lunch Sponsor: 
$500 ~ Just when guests are in need of a mid-day pick-me-up, your company comes to the rescue with a hearty lunch, prepared by host hotel’s culinary team.