Here are the dates to remember for exhibitors for The NAFEM Show, February 19-21, 2015,
Anaheim, Convention Center, Anaheim, California.
- The exhibitor prospectus and floor plan are available online.
- A hard copy of the floor plan is sent via mail to all NAFEM members.
- The online exhibit contract is available for submission
- Housing for exhibitors opens once you have submitted your contract.
- Booth contracts with a 50% deposit are due to be included in the online space selection.
- Online space selection takes place.
- Exhibitor registration opens.
- The final balance is due for exhibit space. (Remember, NAFEM keeps 30%
of the total booth fee for all reductions or cancellations on or before that
date--meaning between the time the contract is submitted and October 24).
Keep these dates handy and we'll continue to send you regular updates through
email communication, NAFEM online and the NAFEM website.
We understand that housing companies have contacted NAFEM members and offered discounted
hotel rates for The NAFEM Show. There is one--and only one--official, exclusive housing
coordinator for The NAFEM Show and that's Travel Planners. Travel Planners does not make
phone calls or send emails soliciting exhibitors to book hotel rooms.
will begin accepting reservations for housing on May 27. As always, your exhibit
contract must be submitted before housing reservations can be made.
Thanks to everyone who responded to NAFEM's recent call for volunteers. The committee
assignments are being finalized and will be emailed to you in the next week. We
appreciate the many NAFEM members who give their time and talent back to the
organization and to the industry-at-large.
If you've been meaning to get certified, consider purchasing one
of NAFEM's CFSP packages to streamline the process. The CFSP
Online Course Package is $775/person and includes the application
fee, a .pdf copy of the review questions and glossary of terms from
the textbook, the online module and exam. The CFSP Online Course
module allows you to take the course at your own pace, from the
comfort of your home or office. It is based on the CFSP textbook,
An Introduction to the Foodservice Industry, and features 14 hours
of content. Passing the CFSP exam is still a requirement to
certification, and the test is administered manually. To get an
idea of the format and content of the module, watch the preview
The CFSP In-person Course Package
is $550/person and includes the
application fee, the 20-chapter textbook, An Introduction to the
Foodservice Industry, the one-day, in-person overview and exam.
You are encouraged to purchase either package when you have
accumulated the required 35 points of industry experience
(check out the Point Accumulation Worksheet
to see where you stand).
Regardless of which package is purchased, you have one year
(from the date of purchase) to prepare for and take the CFSP
to learn more or to purchase a package.
Take a moment to visit NAFEM’s directory of
Remember to count them as resources for your service needs in education and training,
employment recruitment, export management, food safety product needs,
marketing and communications services, systems and technology, product
design, development and engineering, third-party certification, utility organizations
and trade publishing.
NAFEM’s industry calendar
needs your input. It includes a feature that allows
you to download events into your personal calendar. Once you have visited the
site to add an event, please allow 48 hours for NAFEM staff to review the
submissions and make them live.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the March PPI Index
on April 11.
The Manufacturers' Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF) announces
its upcoming Manufacturer's Best Practices seminar, "Working With Reps," May 7-8, in
Atlanta. The interactive, two-day session is geared toward manufacturers seeking new
ways to build or strengthen rep networks. Details and registration information are
available at the MRERF website