TRUMBULL, Conn. – The National Grocers Association and Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group have announced new dates for the annual conference and trade show, and have added two unique industry events for 2021. The new calendar of events includes:
• The NGA Show, originally scheduled for March 7-9, 2021, at the new Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas, has been rescheduled for May 16-18, 2021, for the same location.
• NGA Show Extension: Virtual Edition, a new event scheduled to provide access to unique educational content and facilitate product introductions and 1-to-1 meetings, will be held online on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
• The NGA Show Summit, an intimate hosted buyer/vendor gathering, will take place December 1-3, 2021, Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.
“We are grateful to our members and the entire food industry who have been on the frontlines and have remained open during the pandemic. These retailers, wholesalers and vendors each play a critical role in serving consumers, as well as in making The NGA Show the most important gathering for independent grocers,” said Greg Ferrara, president and CEO of the National Grocers Association. “As such, after many conversations and meetings with the Show Planning Committee, based on their resounding feedback, we agree that it is in the best interest of all of our members to postpone the NGA Show to May.”
“The NGA Show consistently brings the independent grocers together to learn, share innovation, and conduct business that will chart the future of independent food retail,” added Courtney Muller, chief corporate development and strategy officer for Clarion Events. “We look forward to gathering in person and celebrating the supermarket heroes, and are excited to bring new experiences, education and innovation to attendees and exhibitors from across the country in an exciting new venue at Caesars Forum.”
For updated information on all of the NGA Show events, and to stay connected and educated, visit our website at www.thengashow.com.