What better way to kick off the grand opening of the ANC 2011 Exhibit Hall and get connected to others in attendance than by joining SNA, industry partners, your friends and colleagues for the School Nutrition Jam Fest on Monday morning, July 11th! Featuring high-energy tunes played by local musicians, this fun and exciting event will have you tapping toes and bobbing your head as you wait anxiously for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and with it, your first opportunity to explore hundreds of exhibits showcasing an array of the latest food, beverage, supply, equipment and service solutions. While waiting, don’t forget to cheer on the SNA Patrons for all they do for the Association and school nutrition programs nationwide.
ANC 2010 Photo: The Food Channel/David Nehmer
Upon walking through this year’s Exhibit Hall doors, be ready to brace yourself for the overwhelming spectacle you will encounter. Hundreds of booths will beckon for your attention. One booth will be giving out tote bags. Across the aisle another will be offering a drawing for a special prize. Next to it, you can get your picture taken with a familiar mascot. It’s a lot to take in!
But most important, the ANC Exhibit Hall is an opportunity to enrich your decision making by meeting directly with the manufacturers and brokers who can answer your questions. Whether you have the authority to make purchase decisions or you help influence those decisions, you can make the most of your visit to the Exhibit Hall by coming prepared. Take a few minutes before you arrive in Nashville to identify the vendors that interest you and map out your visit Exhibit Hall experience in advance. Click here for an alphabetical listing of the 2011 exhibiting companies and for an interactive map of the exhibit floor.
The Exhibit Hall once again will include the popular dedicated aisles Dairy Way, Green Aisle, Produce Row and USDA Lane. In these special areas, you will discover everything from fruit, vegetable and going green trends to dairy products, USDA foods and their vendors.
Finally, the Exhibit Hall hours are designed not to conflict with scheduled education sessions, so there’s no need to tackle everything at once. So pace yourself and remember to have fun!
Have you created your “must-see” list of exhibit booths yet?
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