Suppliers' Night - NCIFT

Suppliers’ Night

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Suppliers’ Night Is Coming . . .
Your Suppliers’ Night Committee has been busy preparing for the 2022 events. After having to cancel our 2020 event and pivoting to virtual for 2021, we are planning an in-person event and know that everyone looks forward to being able to meet in person again. We’ve all missed seeing each other and the opportunities that come from meeting ingredient and service providers.

As usual, we have our golf outing and dinner on Monday (May 9). Recall that we named this an ‘Outing’, not a tournament. We hope you are thinking about how to best use this event to have a casual 6-hour meeting with your customers or clients, thanking them for being so good. It can also be a time when you create an improved personal approach with a customer you want to grow. Either way, we hope you’ll join us for this outdoor, entertaining event and dinner following.

The Symposium is set with 4 speakers on the topic of ‘The Future of Food’. Our presenters will help us understand why eating habits must change, how eating habits are changing, what trends are starting now and the positive vs. negative concerns that we are facing as we move to change what we will be eating 20 years from now. It should be an exciting event. This is planned as both a virtual and an in-person event. Join us live to see and hear the speakers Tuesday, May 10 at 1PM. If you can’t make it live, we’ll be arranging a Zoom link as well. More info about the speakers and topics will be arriving in your email soon.

The Expo already has 75 table tops, well on out way to the usual 250 plus. Providers of ingredients and services are looking forward to sharing their info with you as much as you are looking forward to seeing what is available and new. If you’re an exhibitor, contact us soon to guarantee your place. As an attendee, be sure to add May 10, 2022 from 3-7 PM to your calendars. Also be aware that this year, we are starting what we hope will be an annual event where University students can prevent posters of their research and work. Plan to take some time at the Expo to review these and discuss the findings with the students.

There is no cost for attendees to the Symposium or the Expo. These are events provide to you from your NCIFT annual dues.

Already a big thank you to RBChemical and Company for providing hand sanitizers and tabletop cleaners for the Symposium and Expo. We are still looking for a facemask sponsor. Speaking of pandemic-related items, we expect that there will be COVID policies from the event locations. Right now, COVID seems to be retreating but, we don’t know what the pandemic will be like in May. Please be prepared to share your vaccine status and to wear a mask. Exhibitors may have additional requirements such as no unpackaged food can be exchanged. We will do our part to assure you are updated as we learn more and the event dates approach.

If you haven’t already done so, please review your computer settings and assure that and are safe senders so that you will receive email updates. We are looking forward to seeing you all at Suppliers’ Night 2022.

Bruce Ferree, CFS, IFTF Chair
NCIFT Suppliers’ Night Insight, Food Safety Consulting

NCIFT 30th Annual Business-Networking Golf Classic

The Club at Ruby Hill, Pleasanton, CA
Monday, May 9, 2022 – 12:30PM Shotgun Start
Pre-Registration & Payment Includes Green Fees, Player Goodie Bag, Lunch, No Host Happy Hour, Awards Dinner & Door Prizes.

Scramble Format – If you can hold a club, you can play & contribute to your team! Be a Tee Sponsor and Receive Special Recognition and Most Convenient Starting Hole Additional Player Dinner Guests and Individual Diners Welcome. Limited Amount of Dinner Seats Only Available.

Foursomes are encouraged. Others are welcome and will be paired to complete a foursome. Assemble your Groups and Dinner Guests as soon as possible and Plan to Spend a Fun Day and Special Time with your Clients, Customers & Principles!

    Imelda Vasquez
    (650) 802 0888