2015 Convention & Expo

The TGCSA Convention & Expo is Tennessee’s largest food industry trade show.  We are completely focused on you and your business!

TGCSA's annual convention and expo offers a variety of targeted educational sessions, keynote addresses and networking opportunities designed to provide attendees with key takeaways and insights from industry and state leaders.  Learn from high-caliber experts and discovered the trends and issues that are surfacing and will affect your business.  Gain tangible insights to use right away to improve our business.

Check Out Chattanooga!

Join us this year in Tennessee's breathtaking Scenic City for the first time ever! Named by the New York Times as one of  the "Top 45 Places to go" in the World, Chattanooga is tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River. There's no end tot he outdoor adventures, amazing restaurants, live events, art and world-class attractions - and the timing of this year's event couldn't be more perfect for music fans. The Riverbend Festival starts June 5th. This nine-day, internationally known, award winning music festival is located in the heart of Chattanooga and features world class entertainment ranging from classic rock, jam bands , country, urban and bluegrass!

Come for business . . . stay for fun!

Other Convention Details

Convention Schedule of Events
Attend in 2015
Education Sessions
Exhibit & Sponsor in 2015
etail Connection Station
2014 Convention & Expo Highlights

Click here to see a pdf copy of our 2015 Convention Program.

What our members say...

  • Congratulations on a very successful show!  We appreciate all your assistance and look forward to working with you next year.
  • It was great! Thanks for all of your support!
  • Thank you so much and good job on show
  • The retail connection state was/is a very good idea.  It was positive for the vendors/suppliers.
  • Loved the Company/Vendor Connection times…Awesome idea!
  • Your staff was really on top of things at the entrance and we were very much appreciative of their assistance.
  • All in all, I think it was a well-run show

2015 TGCSA Convention Committee

Tony Miller, Chair
MAPCO Express
Roger Hinkley
Publix Super Markets
Emerson Breeden
K-VA-T Food City
Kurt Keene
Budweiser of Chattanooga
Mike Coggins
Sherwood Food Distributors
Austin Martin
MAPCO Express
Mike Daly
Beeland Nieslen
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United
Rodney Dillard
Bi-Lo Holdings LLC
Greg Rush
Houchens Food Group
Michael Donkin
Alliance Retail Group
Linda Shelton
TN Department of Agriculture
Pick TN Products
Melissa Eads
Rob Ikard
TGCSA President
Larry Garrett
Vietti Foods
Cyndi Trautmann
Ray Gough
Bimbo Bakeries USA


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