SEPC's September conference evolves into hybrid experience

SEPC-logoThe Southeast Produce Council continues with preparations for Southern Innovations: Fresh on My Mind, which will take place as scheduled, Sept. 17-19, in Savannah, GA. As a solution to the challenge of connecting Southern Innovations Exhibitors in Savannah with retailers and foodservice members who are currently under travel restrictions, the SEPC announced that its conference has evolved into a hybrid experience. Thus, it is offering the following added benefits:

Value Added Benefits for Onsite Exhibitors:

  • Realtime networking with offsite Retailers and Foodservice Members
  • Expanded exhibitor audience with addition of hybrid element
  • Tag labeling for both onsite exhibitors and virtual attendees for easier connectivity
  • Virtual Lead Retrieval available for exhibitors to connect further
  • Scheduling of virtual meetings to minimize conflict with onsite meetings
  • Ability to host large group meetings and secure intimate meetings

Value Added Benefits for Offsite Retailers & Foodservice Members:

  • Realtime networking with Onsite Exhibitors at their booth
  • Tag labeling for both onsite exhibitors and virtual attendees for easier connectivity
  • Scheduling of virtual meetings to minimize conflict with onsite meetings

Collaborative Hybrid SEPC University Educational Sessions

  •     Available as both Livestream and On-Demand
  •     Ability to participate in Live Q&A

Webinar-style Keynote Panel Discussion

  • Available as both Livestream and On-Demand
  • Ability to participate in Live Q&A

Virtual sessions within the LINKS program: application process required

The SEPC said it is proud to expand its partnership with AGS Expo Services to create this unique virtual platform that still provides members with an intimate setting where they can develop and maintain those valuable connections they’ve come to appreciate through SEPC’s conferences each year.

“We are excited to offer this virtual platform as a value-add for our in-person event in Savannah," said David Sherrod, SEPC president and CEO. "We feel it is a great way to expand our buyers’ attendance for the exhibitors who have registered to attend. We have had a longstanding relationship with AGS providing quality events for our members, and we trust them to help provide the best experience possible for those who cannot join us in Savannah, as well. The SEPC is working hard to bring the industry back together and continue moving in the right direction.”                   

The AGS Expo Services Team will help guide both Southern Innovations exhibitors and retail/foodservice attendees through every step of setting up their virtual profile and will also be onsite to ensure the security and success of each individual meeting.

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