February 15 - 17, 2021
JW Marriott Tampa Water Street
The Convenience Distribution Marketplace is the only national conference and trade show exclusively for the wholesale distributors of convenience products in the United States. Combining distributor-focused education and seminars, fantastic networking opportunities and a tradeshow floor filled with the top trading partners and suppliers of distributors, Marketplace is truly unique and a ‘must-attend’ event for you and your team.
The wholesale distributors of convenience products are Marketplace’s primary audience, and represent more than 95% of its attendees. Convenience products distributors represent $102 billion in sales annually, and are the vital link between the nation’s small format retailers and manufacturers. Marketplace affords the nation’s distributors the opportunity to learn, network and build business in an environment solely dedicated to the convenience products distribution industry.
We look forward to seeing you in Tampa!
Connect With Top Trading Partners
At Marketplace, distributors connect with the leading manufacturers and suppliers in the industry. Unlike larger events, Marketplace is focused on attracting just the top trading partners to CDA member distributors.
Marketplace features an abundance of networking, where attendees not only have a chance for some fun, but also can strengthen their connection to and build relationships with trading partners. Opening keynote Mary Kelly will provide an economic outlook for attendees to gain insight on ways to improve profits, safeguard the bottom line and ensure employees embrace the necessary changes. This year’s business keynote, demographer Ken Gronbach, will show us what’s next in world culture, economics, politics, commerce and government using demographics as a forecasting tool! Breakfasts, lunches and breaks provide additional networking time, and are included for attendees and exhibitors alike.
CDA Awards Reception, Dinner & Afterglow
Congratulate and celebrate the latest inductee into CDA’s Hall of Fame, as well as the most recent Dean of the Industry honoree, at the CDA Awards Reception, Dinner & Afterglow on Tuesday night.
A great line-up of targeted distributor-focused education sessions includes gaining a competitive sales edge during this national reboot, an update on the tobacco industry, and two fascinating keynote speakers on the economic outlook. Closing out the 2021 Marketplace is a state of the industry on CBD and cannabis and a session on seizing profit opportunities within foodservice.
One-Day Tradeshow Floor of Top Trading Partners
One day of tradeshow floor made up of the top manufacturers and suppliers connects distributor attendees with the companies critical to their success. Our one-day floor format also enables attendees to get their business done quickly. The tradeshow floor includes the CDA Lounge with refreshments all day, along with complimentary lunch.
Many Thanks to Our Marketplace 2020 Sponsors!