ANC Denver: Explore new ideas to build your program
What part of the Annual Conference experience is consistently cited by attendees in post-conference feedback as one of the most valuable elements of the conference? The Exhibit Hall of course! Featuring more than 800 booths from 340+ companies, the exhibit floor is the place to discover the latest and most cutting-edge food, beverage, supply, equipment and service solutions, all designed to improve the success of your school nutrition operation.
You will have three days to peruse the many offerings in each aisle, so there is no need to see everything at once. Of course, it only takes a few hours to discover enough marketplace solutions to keep your program thriving for years to come!
|EXHIBIT HALL HOURS:|
|Monday, July 16||9:45 am–10:00 am|
|Exhibit Floor Hours:|
|Monday, July 16||10:00 am–2:00 pm|
|Tuesday, July 17||8:30 am–11:30 am*|
|Tuesday, July 17||11:30 am–2:00 pm|
|Wednesday, July 18 ||10:15 am–1:15 pm**|
*Special Exhibit Hall time for directors only. You must register as a director in order to participate. Each director may be accompanied by one employee from the same district, but they must enter at the same time. **Note new hours for Wednesday.
EXHIBIT HALL HIGHLIGHTS:
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
There is perhaps no more anticipated moment at ANC each year than the grand opening of the Exhibit Hall. Come join your friends, colleagues and industry partners to get ramped up for the opening of the doors!
Within the Exhibit Hall, you will come across one of the most popular features at ANC: the Culinary Demonstrations. Here, you will discover new ideas and innovative ways to enhance school meals. Get ideas for new recipes and presentation skills to help increase participation. Hone your edge by learning culinary techniques and applying nutrition tips. To view the companies participating in this year's Culinary Demonstrations, click here.
NEW! Cutting-Edge Complex
Whether you seek equipment solutions to help you lower energy costs or streamline production, these demonstrations will clue you in to the most innovative and efficient kitchen equipment and software technology available to the school nutrition market. To view the companies participating in the Cutting-Edge Complex, click here.
Relax and recharge your mind and body at the Wellness Village, where a number of health and wellness organizations will be on hand to offer their services to attendees, including relaxation (massage) stations, literature on staying healthy and fit and much more.
Catch the Moment
During Exhibit hours, come have your photo taken in a unique conference memorabilia setting at the Catch the Moment booth. Each guest will receive a personalized photograph to remind themof their exciting visit to the Mile High City. Choose from an exciting selection of backgrounds, including the cover of School Nutrition magazine.
Don’t miss the ever-popular Annual Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by School Nutrition magazine! This is your opportunity to explore the aisles in the Exhibit Hall and win fantastic prizes from some of the most popular booths. Be prepared—some companies may ask you to play a game or complete a challenge before marking your card!
Directors-Only All-Access Pass
Attention SNA members at the district director/supervisor level! A special exhibit time has been set aside for you on Tuesday, July 17, to walk the aisles at your own pace and network with individual exhibitors. Before entering the Exhibit Hall, be sure to pick up your Directors-Only All-Access Pass card. Visit at least five of the sponsors identified on the card to be entered into a drawing to win a 2013 SNA Conference Package (valued at $1,200), featuring one free registration to the Child Nutrition Industry Conference, Legislative Action Conference and Annual National Conference!
New Product Showcase
Located outside the Exhibit Hall, the New Product Showcase will feature the newest products, services and equipment available to schools within the last year. Please stop by to see the many products on display. To view the companies participating in this year's New Product Showcase, click here.