Events & Networking

They’re Not Produce Events. They’re “Experiences.”

Each year, we strive to curate an impactful series of industry programs and networking events for our members.

In addition to facilitating your introduction to decision-makers and thought leaders from across the nation, we strive to keep you abreast of the latest developments in produce—whether those are happening in the soil, in the cloud, or anywhere in between. And of course, the entertainment we curate keeps people talking throughout the year.

We invite you to learn more about our events and join us for what’s guaranteed to be a great time.

Southern Exposure

Not to be missed. At our flagship tradeshow and conference, 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.


“Southern Exposure is the epitome of Southern hospitality. Through the years, it has proven to us that courteous treatment will always make our attendees the best advertisement.”

– David Sherrod, SEPC President and CEO


Thursday, March 3, 2022 – Saturday, March 5, 2022


Swan & Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


Southern Innovations

Our annual showcase of the most innovative products and ideas within the produce industry. Brush up on best practices, keep up with emerging trends, test new products, hear from national thought leaders, and network with other council members who share the same passions you do. Be a part of an event designed by buyers for buyers.


Thursday, September 22, 2022 – Saturday, September 24, 2022


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214


Southern Roots

Southern Roots is our leadership program for women in produce, held at both Southern Exposure and Southern Innovations. Participants have an opportunity to improve leadership skills through events, education, and mentoring. By sharing values, contributions, and experiences we positively affect organizational effectiveness at all levels.

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R.E.C.I.P.E. Roadshow

If you are or aspire to be a leader in the produce foodservice field, then our annual Regional Education of Culinary Information for Produce Executives (R.E.C.I.P.E.) Roadshow is tailored just for you. This is your best opportunity to brush up on the foodservice sector’s latest trends and best practices—and also to fill up on some good eats. Coming to a town near you!