2016 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.

Visit Music City!

Join us this year in Nashville, Tennessee at the Music City Center in the heart of Downtown Nashville!  Named one of the top 16 destinations for 2016 by Forbes Magazine, Nashville has all of the best food, fun and music to offer.  Visit http://www.visitmusiccity.com/  to plan your destinations after our convention and expo!

Come for business . . . stay for fun!

Other Convention Details

Convention Schedule of Events
Attend in 2016
Education Sessions
Exhibit & Sponsor in 2016
etail Connection Station
2014 Convention & Expo Highlights

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

2016 TGCSA Convention Committee

Chris Smith, Co-Chair
Roy McDaniel, Co-Chair
Alliance Retail Group
Mickey Blazer
K-VA-T Food City
David Holtgrewe
Knott's Wholesale Foods, Inc. 
Mike Coggins
Sherwood Food Distributors
Austin Martin
MAPCO Express
Joe Crispi
Bimbo Bakeries
Tim Chaffin
Associated Wholesale Grocers
David Fulmer
Publix Super Markets 
Greg Rush
Houchens Food Group
Michael Donkin
Alliance Retail Group
Linda Shelton
TN Department of Agriculture
Pick TN Products
J.R. Stepherson
Superlo Foods, Inc.
Rob Ikard
TGCSA President
Larry Garrett
Vietti Foods
Cyndi Trautmann


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