2018 Annual Meeting – Vendors

The Southern’s 95th Annual Meeting 
June 12-15, 2018 (vendor events June 14-15)
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
Myrtle Beach, SC
2018 Vendor Brochure and Application

Why be a vendor at the Southern’s Annual Meeting?

With the proliferation of shows, the evolution of technology, and increasing costs to exhibit, the traditional trade show model no longer provides the value it once did. The bottom line – sellers want meetings with buyers and buyers want deals. That is why we re-imagined our annual meeting.

In addition to a host of ways to connect with buyers including receptions, dinners, ed sessions, golf and more, we have two vendor events designed specifically with you in mind…

The buyers in attendance are wholesale distributors of grocery and convenience products covering 14 states (plus surrounding states) and representing over $50 billion in gross annual revenue. Our region alone contains over 46% of all c-stores in the country. Here’s what they had to saw about our new format:

Check out the highlights from the 2017 Southern Annual Meeting. (Run-time under 3 min.)

Which vendors have attended in the past?

Click here to view the Southern Showcase vendors from previous years.

Click here to view a copy of our 2017 Southern Meeting Magazine.

For more information on being a vendor at the Southern’s 2018 Annual Meeting, refer to the 2018 Vendor Brochure and Application, call 770-932-3263 or email info@the-southern.org. We hope to see you there!

Planning on being a 2018 vendor?

  • The Southern does NOT make your room reservations at the hotel. Please reserve your rooms directly from the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel by clicking here. IMPORTANT: It has come to our attention that scammers are contacting our folks and offering them discounted rooms at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel in June. The groups that we have identified so far go by the following names:GTA Travel L.L.C.
    Global Expo Travel

    DO NOT book anything through them and DO NOT give them a credit card. Please only use the above link to reserve your rooms in Myrtle Beach.

  • If you would be interested in advertising in our 2018 Annual Meeting Magazine, click here for a Distributor Insertion Order or click here for a Manufacturer Insertion Form.  You can also refer to our Ad Specifications by clicking here.