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SEPC sees surge in registrants for Southern Exposure

Millen, GA – After safely and successfully meeting in Savannah, Georgia for Southern Innovations, many SEPC members are keeping the momentum going by already registering for Southern Exposure in Orlando, Florida, March 3 – 5, 2022.

The SEPC BB #:191194 team has seen a remarkable surge in registrants since registration opened a few weeks ago for exhibitors to add booth associates and register for conference sessions.

“Southern Exposure 2022 is slated to be a truly heroic show. We return to Orlando, which is fitting to our theme, The Marvel of Produce. This theme will spotlight the next generation of talented industry professionals, and we are designing a platform for attendees to connect and learn about shaping the future success of their business and our great industry. Stay tuned in the coming months as we announce the impressive cast of keynote speakers, educational contributors, and a whole host of red-carpet events. Mark your calendars now for March for the premier showing of The Marvel of Produce!”

Raina Nelson, SEPC Chairman of the Board

Besides registering for the conference, several retail and foodservice members have already planned to participate by holding LINKS meetings where SEPC provides the platform for vendor summits and internal team meetings hosted by the buyers. Other members have shown enthusiastic interest in connecting with SEPC’s STARS students during STARS Cocktails & Careers where students interview with SEPC member companies seeking fresh employees.

“We are already seeing a huge resurgence in our registration numbers for Southern Exposure 2022 on the retail and foodservice side. We have also seen a strong increase in new companies wanting to exhibit or attend, as well. We know with the unfortunate absence of Fresh Summit this year, companies are looking for opportunities to reconnect, and we welcome them to attend Southern Exposure and experience the Marvel of Produce as we celebrate the next generation of superheroes! We are preparing for the greater increase of attendees and making sure we create a safe, productive environment. We are also planning a superhero cast for the Power of Produce release and the Keynote Luncheon! This is going to be an experience you don’t want to miss!”

David Sherrod, SEPC President and CEO

Southern Exposure is SEPC’s flagship tradeshow and conference where you’ll see the best of the best products and services the produce industry has to offer from hundreds of exhibitors. Thousands of attendees include foodservice and retail buyers, agricultural leaders, product innovators, and peers who are ready to share ideas and friendship; And there’s never a dull moment with a wealth of educational sessions, keynote speakers, and entertainment all centered around the annual theme – this year’s being: The Marvel of Produce!

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About Southeast Produce Council

The Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) is a member-driven, non-profit association of more than 3,000 leaders from all facets of the produce industry. It was formed more than 20 years ago to promote the value of fresh fruits and vegetables in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia through networking, innovation, community, and education. Today, SEPC is a thriving organization that continues to share and pursue its vision, mission, values, and goals. Learn more by visiting