Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 17

7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Convention Registration
Maryland Registration

Sunday, October 18

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Convention Registration
Maryland Registration

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Customer Business Meetings
These business appointments, prearranged by attendees, provide opportunities to meet face-to-face. Attendees must be registered to participate in business appointments. Beverages will be available on the meeting room floors.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Café NFRA open
This café-style common area is a central place where attendees gather during breaks to relax and conduct informal business meetings. The NFRA Business Center, located near the Café, will have computers and printers set up so attendees can check their email and print documents between meetings.

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Taste of Excellence
Maryland Ballroom
This popular event serves as a grand opening for the Convention, providing attendees with a relaxed environment to network with colleagues while sampling the most innovative and newest products the industry has to offer.

7:30 pm
Evening open for business entertaining

Monday, October 19

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Convention Registration
Maryland Registration

7:15 am – 8:45 am
Breakfast Session
Maryland Ballroom

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Customer Business Meetings
Café NFRA open

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
NFRA Annual Membership Luncheon
Maryland Ballroom
This luncheon is the official annual business meeting of the Association where newly elected officers and directors will be installed. Chairman Joe D’Alberto, Acosta Sales & Marketing, will give an update on the state of the Association.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Networking Reception
Maryland Ballroom
This relaxed and enjoyable Convention event provides an excellent networking opportunity while celebrating the NFRA membership and their support of our industry.

7:00 pm
Evening open for business entertaining

Tuesday, October 20

7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Convention Registration
Maryland Registration

7:15 am – 8:45 am
Breakfast Session
Maryland Ballroom

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Café NFRA open

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Customer Business Meetings

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Awards Luncheon
Maryland Ballroom
This luncheon will honor the 2020 Golden Penguin Award winners. The 2020 Top Marketer Award winners will also be unveiled for the first time.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Customer Business Meetings

5:00 pm
Evening open for business entertaining