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NFRA Readies Retailer Meeting Stage for October Convention in San Diego

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Registration is open for the 2023 National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods (NFRA) Convention in the United States, scheduled to take place October 7-10 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina (pictured above) in San Diego, California. The event promises to provides many opportunities for attendees to foster business growth, forge partnerships and explore product innovations.

Bringing together leading companies from every sector of the industry, the annual convention offers a platform where business can be conducted efficiently under one roof. By providing complimentary meeting rooms to retailers, NFRA ensures that more than 1,300 attendees can maximize their time and productivity, facilitating an estimated 3,000 business appointments throughout the duration of the event. Attendees also get the chance to make new connections, sample frozen and refrigerated products, hear from knowledgeable speakers, and network with industry leaders.

The 2023 Convention will commence on Sunday, October 8, with the Taste of Excellence reception where emerging brands and over 50 established manufacturers will showcase their latest product innovations.

Monday morning will open with breakfast, featuring guest speaker Alex Banayan, bestselling author of The Third Door and expert on exponential growth. Monday afternoon’s Membership Luncheon serves as the association’s annual business meeting with the installation of NFRA’s new officers and directors, as well as the induction of the 2023 Refrigerated Food Hall of Fame members: Joe D’Alberto, director of sales for Acosta Sales & Marketing, and Skip Shaw, NFRA’s retired president and chief operating officer. Monday evening winds down with the Networking Reception.

Tuesday’s breakfast session will feature speaker Amelia Rose Earhart, an around-the-world pilot, podcast host and artist. The Awards Luncheon that afternoon will honor 2023 Golden Penguin Award winners for marketing and merchandising excellence during the March Frozen Food Month, June Dairy Month and June/July Ice Cream & Novelties promotions. The highest scoring entries will be unveiled as the 2023 Top Marketer Award winners.

To register for the 2023 NFRA Convention, visit