Annual Meeting

The Southern’s 97th Annual Meeting
August 17-20, 2020 (vendor events August 19-20, 2020)

Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort
4114 Jan Cooley Drive
Panama City Beach, FL  32408

IMPORTANT: As this pandemic worsened, the Southern Executive Committee closely monitored the situation and its potential impact on our June Annual Meeting. We felt there was a high probability our June event date would result in cancellation or extremely low participation levels. As a result, we were successful in negotiating a new date with no penalty, the same room rates and meeting facilities. On behalf of the Executive Committee, we are hopeful you will put August 17th-20th on your calendar to come show your support for the association, our vendor partners and return to some normalcy and share some of the hurdles we overcame during this challenging time. – Scott McPherson, President of the Southern Association of Wholesale Distributors

For Distributors, the Southern Annual Meeting provides:

  • Top-notch educational events
  • Unprecedented networking events
  • More new vendors and products
  • A location that encourages spouses and children to attend
  • And more!

For Vendors, the Southern Annual Meeting includes:

  • 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
    • 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 Panama City Beach!  If you have any questions, please call us at 770-932-3263.

Check out our 2019 Southern Annual Meeting Magazine by clicking here.

2020 Vendor Information