2020 Annual Meeting – Wholesalers

The Southern’s 97th Annual Meeting
June 16-19, 2020
(Vendor Events June 18-19)

Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf and Spa Resort
4114 Jan Cooley Drive
Panama City Beach, Florida   32408

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 other distributors, brokers, manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Learn about the latest products and services from and conduct business with the nation’s top convenience store manufacturers, brokers and suppliers.

For participating wholesalers:

  • Registration for the 2020 Southern Annual Meeting will open in mid-March. A link will be emailed to all distributor members.  A link will also be posted here.
  • Hotel InformationThe Southern does NOT make your room reservations. Please reserve your rooms directly from the Sheraton Panama City Golf and Spa Resort by following this link.  You can also call them at 1-866-912-1042. NOTE:  The deadline for our group rate of $199++ is Friday, May 15, 2020.
  • Ten-2-Profit One-On-One Appointments – All 2020 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 18th. Coming soon!
  • House of Deals – The House of Deals event will be held on Friday, June 19th.  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 19th. 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 will provide all 2020 Vendors with a list of Southern’s member buyers that will have access to the Virtual House of Deals in early May.
  • Magazine Advertising Invitation – This is the annual magazine that is distributed to all distributors, manufacturers, state associations and Board Members prior to the 2020 Annual Meeting. Check out our 2019 Southern Annual Meeting Magazine by clicking here.
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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.