The Southern’s 101st Annual Meeting
June 17-20, 2024 (Vendor Events June 19 and 20)
Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida 34103
WHAT IF you didn’t have to spend a ton of time and money on booth design, electrical, carpet, shipping, labor fees, and samples. And…
WHAT IF you were guaranteed appointments with buyers you want and need to see?
WHAT IF you didn’t always have to say goodbye to your spouse and kids. And…
WHAT IF the buyers in attendance represented over $50 billion in annual gross revenue?
Click here for our 2024 Vendor Program and Application.
NOTE: Confirmed 2024 Vendors can scroll down for more information.
As a vendor at the 2024 Annual Meeting, you receive:
- Guaranteed appointments with buyers during our Ten-2-Profit event.
- Opportunity to continue conversations at the “House of Deals” event.
- Pricing designed to encourage families to attend the meeting with you – spouses and children under 18 are FREE.
- Streamlined process to participate:
- No dealing with a general services contractor
- No ordering expensive carpet / electrical / labor
- No booth to design / ship / set up / ship home
Check out a past Southern Annual Meeting Recap Video. (Run-time under 3 min.):View the 2024 Vendor Program and Application
The Southern’s Wholesale Members sell over $50 billion a year in our 14-state region (and surrounding states). They all come together once a year at our annual meeting to conduct business, attend education sessions and network with the top manufacturers in the industry.
Our vendor partners are family here at the Southern. We have created an environment where business gets done and relationships get strengthened. We hope you will join us in Naples! If you have any questions, please call us at 770-932-3263.
- Attendee Registration– All confirmed vendors will receive a link to register all of their attendees. All attendees (including spouses and children) need to be registered so that they will have a badge ready for them when they arrive at the meeting in Naples. A badge is needed to attend all events! Individual unique links will be emailed to Vendors starting in mid to late March.
- Hotel Information – The Southern does NOT make your room reservations. Please reserve your rooms directly from the Naples Grande by following this link.
- Shipping – If you would like to ship samples to hotel, please use the address at the top of this page and mark it HOLD FOR GUEST: Steve Lawrence. The hotel will NOT accept packages prior to 6/15/24.
- Ten-2-Profit One-On-One Appointments – All 2024 Confirmed Vendors will be receiving a list of our Southern wholesale buyers in early May for ranking the order in which you would like to meet with them. Deadline May 18th.
- House of Deals/Banner – Vendors will each have a hi-top cocktail table and an 8 ft. banner, provided by the Southern for the House of Deals event. IMPORTANT: If you are a returning vendor, then you will need to bring the banner that was created for you. If you would like to update it, there will be an additional charge. If you are a new vendor, we will reach out to you for logo or artwork for your banner. Deadline May 21st.
- Onsite Vendor Directory – Be on the lookout for an email asking you to provide (or edit existing) 250 word Vendor Directory Listing along with a copy of your logo. Deadline May 5th.
- Sponsorship Opportunities – Click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities to get your company name in front of our members.
- Magazine Advertising – Copies will be mailed at the end of April to manufacturers, brokers, distributors and state associations throughout our 14-state region. View last year’s magazine by clicking here. For advertising information, please click the appropriate form (PDF file).