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Preparing for ANC 2013: The Exhibit Hall

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April 22, 2013 – Frequently cited as the most anticipated part of SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC), the Exhibit Hall in Kansas City promises to be bigger and better than ever. An exhibit hall this big—it features more than 800 booths from 325 companies—requires advanced planning so you can make the most of the time available.

“The ANC Exhibit Hall atmosphere is filled with gleaming excitement all around,” says Georgine Miley, national school specialist for Mrs. T’s, proving that the anticipation for the hall extends beyond school nutrition employees and into industry members as well. “The activities taking place are sure to make the attendees trip a memorable one. The show is filled with an awesome display of exhibits with manufacturers ready to bring their ‘A’ game and make things happen.”

When you’re a ANC first-timer or a veteran in need of a refresher course, take look at some of the Exhibit Hall’s new features and old favorites.

  • For the first time, the Exhibit Hall will house four “You Are Here” kiosks, 42-inch touch screens that showcasing interactive maps, directors and searchable listings of the exhibitors. These kiosks make getting lost in the hall a thing of the past.
  • Find what you need in the Exhibit Hall mainstay special aisles. These include Dairy Way, USDA Lane, the Green aisle and Produce Row, all designed to create a one-stop shop for your particular needs.
  • What’s the latest and greatest in the school nutrition marketplace? The New Product Showcase and Cutting-Edge Complex can answer that question, giving you ideas on how to keep your school nutrition operation up-to-date and running as efficiently as possible.
  • There’s nothing more delicious than discovering fresh ways to prepare and serve school meals. During the culinary demonstrations, meet with experts who can share culinary secrets and nutrition tips to increase participation at your school.
  • When the excitement of the Exhibit Hall has proven to be too much, stop by Wellness Village for a chance to relax and pick up tips from the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, the Red Cross and more.

Don’t miss the grand opening and ribbon cutting of ANC 2013’s Exhibit Hall on Monday, July 15th. Register for ANC in Kansas City today!


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