Thanks to all who attended the Convenience Distribution Marketplace 2018. It was a great success, and really shined in its celebration of the convenience products wholesale distribution industry. Marketplace is unique in offering distributor-focused education, extensive networking and connecting suppliers with distributors on a one-day Marketplace floor represented by the leading trading partners and suppliers of and to convenience products wholesale distributors. Marketplace is the only national event of its type, exclusively for the convenience distribution industry. We look forward to having you with us next year in San Antonio, TX, Feb. 11-13, 2019.
Check out the video highlighting the 2018 Marketplace.
Thanks to Our 2018 Marketplace Sponsors
- Altria Group Distribution Co.
- The Hershey Co.
- RAI Trade Marketing Services Co.
- ITG Brands
- Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S.
- Swisher International
- BIC Consumer Products USA
- Galactic Performance Solutions
- Management Science Associates, Inc.
- Warehouse-Delivered Snack Committee (WDSC)
Marketplace Highlights from 2018
Connect With Top Trading Partners
At Marketplace, distributor teams connected 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.
Networking Events & Industry Receptions
Marketplace featured a great afternoon of networking options, including the CDA Golf Tournament, where attendees not only had fun, but also strengthen their connection to and build relationships with their trading partners. Attendees also enjoyed breakfast each day, and two great industry receptions.
Industry Awards Luncheon
CDA’s Annual Hall of Fame award was presented in a great awards luncheon celebrating the convenience wholesale distribution industry.
Concurrent Distributor-Focused Sessions
A full line-up of targeted concurrent distributor-focused education sessions on a variety of topics key to distributor success: from sales training to regulatory issues.
One-Day Marketplace Floor of Top Trading Partners
A full day of Marketplace floor made up of the top manufacturers and suppliers connected distributor attendees with the companies critical to their success. Our one-day floor format also enabled attendees to get their business done quickly. The Marketplace floor included the CDA Lounge with refreshments all day, along with both complimentary breakfast and lunch served on the floor.