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

If you have already signed up to be a vendor, go to Confirmed 2018 Vendors information.

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.

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!

Confirmed 2018 Vendors:

  • Attendee Registration – All confirmed vendors should have received a link to register all of their attendees.  All attendees need to be registered so that they will have a badge ready for them to them when they arrive.  A badge is needed to attend all events! If you have not received it, please check your SPAM folder for an email from sawd@prereg.net.  If you still have not received it, please call the SAWD office at 770-932-3263.
  • Hotel Information – 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. If you would prefer, you can call the Sheraton Myrtle Beach 888-627-8203.
  • Show Deals – Our Virtual Show Deal Portal expands your selling window by making your show deals available to buyers from June 1 to June 30.  Starting June 1, all Vendors utilizing this great tool will have access to review, download and print all orders before arriving at the meeting and throughout the month of June. If you have any problems accessing the Portal, please call Ana Quillen at 985-308-0617 or Maria Miro-Narlock at 985-308-1446.
  • Ten-2-Profit One-On-One Appointments – All of the 2018 rankings are in! 2018 Confirmed Vendors will be receiving their appointments on or before May 25th.  Click here to access information on how to plan for this important event on Thursday, June 14th.
  • House of Deals – Each 2018 Confirmed Vendor will have a complimentary banner and 30″ table ready for them when they come to setup for this event.  No booth or signage is needed! Click here to access information on how to plan for this important event on Friday, June 15th.