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Registration Open for 2020 NGA Show in San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 9, 2019
NGA Show Contact: Laura Strange
(703) 516-8808
lstrange@nationalgrocers.org   
Registration Open for 2020 NGA Show in San Diego
 
Trumbull, CT- Today, Clarion UX and the National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that registration for the 2020 NGA Show is now open. Grocery retailers, wholesalers, food manufactures, service providers, and others can now register at www.thengashow.com/register-now to attend the 2020 NGA Show in San Diego, California from February 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center.
 
New this year, “Next Gen” retailer and wholesalers, those who are 24 years old and younger will receive a significant discount rate of $199 for the full conference. Additionally, retailer groups of eight are eligible for a “Bring the Team Bundle” special.
 
During the 2020 NGA Show, attendees will see new products on the EXPO floor, attend over 60 educational workshops and sessions, and engage in various networking opportunities, such as the Best Bagger Championship, the Creative Choice Awards, and the Closing Celebration. At educational sessions and workshops, expert speakers will focus on trends impacting independent grocers, including the growth of online shopping, health and wellness, and specialty food.  Also, new this year, educational opportunities continue on to the show floor, providing even more learning opportunities. 
 
“Each year, The NGA Show brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food industry executives, and service providers to network, engage, and learn,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA President and CEO. “With the marketplace constantly evolving, The NGA Show is devoted to identifying the needs of independents and helping them navigate the food retail industry. As we enter a new decade, grocers will face new challenges and opportunities and at The NGA Show we will provide them with the resources necessary to thrive.”
 
As announced last month, new pavilions have been added to the EXPO floor showcasing a wide variety of categories, including foodservice, pet care, food trends, technology, and seasonal merchandise, along with returning pavilions that will focus on ethnic cuisine, produce, meat, coffee and much more. Additionally, a new Tuesday schedule opens the trade show in the morning, followed by education and the closing party. 
 
The NGA Show has been the place where independent grocers gather for over 30 years, connecting supermarket retailers and wholesalers, food manufacturers and service providers from around the world to share innovative solutions and best practices that support and strengthen the independent supermarket channel. The NGA Show is produced and managed by Clarion UX as part of the Food & Beverage Group in partnership with the National Grocers Association (NGA). For more information and to register, visit www.theNGAshow.com.
 
The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats. The independent grocery sector is accountable for close to one percent of the nation's overall economy and is responsible for generating $131 billion in sales, 944,000 jobs, $30 billion in wages, and $27 billion in taxes. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers, state grocers’ associations, as well as manufacturers and service suppliers. For more information about NGA, visit www.nationalgrocers.org.
 
Clarion UX (www.ClarionUX.com) produces 37 events across 13 sectors of both trade and consumer events.  Clarion UX, which is the U.S. division of Clarion Events, UK, and backed by The Blackstone Group has become one of the fastest growing event companies in the U.S. with aggressive growth through both acquisition and launch.  Clarion acquired PennWell in early 2018, bringing 4 Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and super-charging the already rapid growth.  Clarion UX has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA, and Fairlawn, NJ. www.ClarionUX.com