Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 12

7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Convention Registration
Marriott Grand Foyer

Sunday, October 13

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Convention Registration
Marriott Grand Foyer

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
Grand 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 14

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Convention Registration
Marriott Grand Foyer

7:15 am – 8:45 am
Breakfast Session with Jon Dorenbos
Grand Ballroom

Thank you to our sponsor:

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

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
NFRA Annual Membership Luncheon featuring the Refrigerated Food Hall of Fame
Grand Ballroom
This luncheon is the official annual business meeting of the Association where newly elected officers and directors will be installed. Chairman Dave Jones, Kellogg Company, will give an update on the state of the Association.

Thank you to our sponsor:

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

Thank you to our sponsors:

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7:00 pm
Evening open for business entertaining

Tuesday, October 15

7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Convention Registration
Marriott Grand Foyer

7:15 am – 8:45 am
Breakfast Session featuring NFRA’s 2019 State of the Industry Report
Grand Ballroom

Thank you to our sponsor:

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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
Grand Ballroom
This luncheon will honor the 2019 Golden Penguin Award winners. The 2019 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