2019 Annual Meeting Wholesalers

The Southern’s 96th Annual Meeting
June 11-14, 2019 
(Vendor Events June 13-14)

Colonial Williamsburg Lodge
310 South England St.
Williamsburg Virginia 23185

Why attend the Southern Annual Meeting?

  • Learn from industry experts the latest profit-making techniques in small, highly interactive education sessions.
  • Take advantage of awesome opportunities for networking with distributors, manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Learn about the latest products and services from and conduct business with the nation’s top convenience store manufacturers and suppliers.

For participating wholesalers:

  • Registration for the 2019 Southern Annual Meeting is now open. Click here to view the 2019 Register Now Brochure for more information on the meeting agenda. Please click here to start the registration process. If you have any questions, please call 770-932-3263.
  • The Southern does NOT make your room reservations at the hotel. Please reserve your rooms directly from the hotel by clicking here or calling the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge at 1-800-261-9530. NOTE:  The deadline has passed for reserving your room at the Williamsburg Lodge under our room block/negotiated rate.  The Williamsburg Lodge is currently sold out for Monday, June 11th but may have availability for the other nights.  If not, please contact the Woodlands Hotel, in the historic district, by calling 757-220-7960. There are shuttles that run from the Woodlands to the Lodge all day.
  • Virtual House of Deals – Our Virtual House of Deals opens on June 1st and stays open for the entire month of June.  You should have already received your log in information from the Spotlight Innovations team. If you have any questions or need access, contact Maria Miro-Narlock at mmiro-narlock@spotlightinnovations.com. Click on the Virtual House of Deals icon to the right to access the site.  Let the ordering begin!
  • Ten-2-Profit One-On-One Appointments – All 2019 Confirmed Vendors and Distributors will be receiving their appointments on or before May 31st. Click here to access information on how to plan for this important event on Thursday, June 13th. Coming soon!
  • House of Deals – The House of Deals event will be held on Friday, June 14th.  This is where the Vendors will each have a table and 8 ft. banner, provided by the Southern, and the buyers will move from table to table. Click here to access information on how to plan for this important event on Friday, June 14th. Coming soon!
  • New Item Kits – New Item Kits are a great way for vendors to provide buyers with a sneak peek into the quality, effectiveness, and taste of their products. We provided all 2019 Vendors with a list of Southern’s member buyers that will have access to the Virtual House of Deals in early May. You may have already started receiving New Item Kits from Vendors.

NOTE: The Southern’s Annual Meeting is a members-only event.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Southern Association of Wholesale Distributors (The Southern), please click here for more information.  If you have any questions on becoming a member or need to confirm your membership status, please call us at 770-932-3263 or email us at info@the-southern.org.