Events & Networking

Come For The
Business, Stay For
The Fellowship
and Fun

What happens when you work and play hard? Growth. And that’s exactly what happens at our main events, Southern Exposure and Southern Innovations.


Tampa, FL

March 7-9, 2024

Our retail-focused flagship tradeshow and conference, open to conventional and organic industry professionals alike. Come mingle with a wide variety of exhibitors from the Southeast and beyond, hear about key developments from industry thought leaders, brush up on best retail practices both in-store and online, and stick around for great networking and entertainment. It’s the best networking event in the Southeast every year!

Registration Opens in September!


Nashville, TN

September 12-14 2024

Our tradeshow and conference focused on the latest developments in innovations within our industry. See for yourself how the latest trends in technology and new product developments continue to boom as hundreds of exhibitors showcase their fresh fruits and vegetables to retail and food service buyers. Hear how market leaders have elevated their brands amidst an increasingly crowded and competitive field. Receive valuable fact-based data from trusted industry experts to strengthen and improve your business. Sample a taste of true Southern hospitality as you fellowship with friends and colleagues.


Together We Grow Higher!

Behind every piece of produce are countless people who helped along the way – the skilled hands, sharp minds, and big hearts that comprise a critical industry in our country.

SEPC brings these worlds together. Because together, we create a strong, vibrant industry now and for decades to come.


SEPC Education

In addition to the informative sessions at our events, we curate a host of training programs and scholarships to develop new leaders in our industry and help members stay innovative and inspired.