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NICA BUSINESS EXPO & FARE FOODS 2020 FOOD SHOW

February 3rd-5th, 2020

NICA and Fare Foods are proud to bring you one of the best Business Expos and Food Shows in our industry! This year the theme is 20/20 Vision, focusing on the future of our industry with clear vision. The NICA Business Expo provides Workshops and Discussion Groups which cover the issues and daily challenges our industry is faced with today, facilitated by experts in their fields.

The Fare Foods 2020 Food Show will feature exhibitors showcasing the latest food trends and technology that will define the 2020 Fair Season.


PRE-REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AND DOWNLOAD THE NEW APP!

We have some exciting new surprises this year. We have chosen a new registration program, Whova.  The App that has been designed for the event can be downloaded after you register. The Whova app will keep up to date on all the new happenings, schedule, has the ability to interact with other attendees, and has information on all the sponsors and exhibitors.

Click Here to Register Today!

Please make sure you choose the number of tickets that you will be registering.  This step must be complete first in order to register.

 


Schedule of Events*

Sunday, February 2nd

6:00 - 11:00 PM: “Super Bowl Party” Hosted by Fare Foods & “NICA Scholarship Fundraiser” (Ballroom)

Monday, February 3rd

1:15 - 2:15 PM: “Active Shooter and other Emerging Insurance Risks” (Brandon II)
2:30 - 3:30 PM: “Food Trends Cooking Demonstration” Presented by Fare Foods (Brandon II)
3:45 - 4:45 PM: ”Have You Seen Your Fair?” Presented by Eddie Porcelli, III, NICA East Council (Brandon II)
5:00 PM: Ribbon Cutting (Lobby)
5:00 - 9:00 PM: “Food Show” Presented by Fare Foods (Ballroom)
Drawings every half hour for the CASH BONANZA
9:00 PM: “Hospitality Suite” Hosted by Fare Foods (Palm Room)

Tuesday, February 4th

8:30 - 9:30 AM: “DOT” Presented by Francisco G. Acuna (Brandon II)
9:45 - 10:45 AM: “Propane 411” Presented by Vincent Nelson, CCE, NICA Secretary (Brandon IV)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: “From Container to Concession Stand” Presented by Tom Hodson, CCE, NICA Past President and East Council (Brandon II)
12:15 - 1:15 PM: “Regional Council Service 101” Presented by Jessica Gottsche, NICA Council Coordinator (Brandon IV)
1:30 - 2:30 PM: “What Else Can Your Point of Sale Do for You?” Presented by Tina Hollis, First Data (Brandon II)
2:45 - 3:45 PM: “Roundtables: Sales Tax, Tip Jars, Transfer of Ownership Experience, Urgent Care Health Coverage” (Palm Room)
4:00 - 9:00 PM: “Food Show” Presented by Fare Foods (Ballroom)
Drawings every half hour for the CASH BONANZA • final drawing at 8:45 PM
9:00 PM: “Hospitality Suite” Hosted by Fare Foods (Palm Room)

Wednesday, February 5th

9:15 - 10:15 AM: “Social Media/Influencers” Presented by Jessica Gottsche, NICA Council Coordinator, and Dominic Palmieri, CCE, NICA Past President (Brandon II)
10:30 - 11:45 AM: “Speakers Training” Presented by Rey O’Day, NICA Executive Director (Brandon II)
12:00 - 1:30 PM: “Past Presidents and Directors Luncheon and Meeting” (Palm Room)
2:00 - 3:15 PM: “Safety and Security” (Brandon II)
3:30 - 4:45 PM: “Health Insurance” Presented by Hummel Group (Palm Room)
5:00 - 6:30 PM: “NICA Annual Membership Meeting” (Cypress Room)
6:30 - 7:00 PM: “Cocktail Reception” Hosted by Fare Foods (Ballroom)
7:00 - 10:00 PM: “Focus on the Future Gala Dinner” (Ballroom)

*Schedule subject to change; check back here for updates!


The event will be held again at the

Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel

SPECIAL REDUCED RATES FOR 2020

King/Double Bed Room............$144/night (plus tax)

Breakfast vouchers available for $14.50 per person, per day (inclusive of tax & gratuity) for each guest in room. You will only be charged when voucher is redeemed. Vouchers provided at check-in. (Redeemable at Panfilo’s Restaurant)

*ENTIRE HOTEL CONTRACTED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2019. AFTER THAT DATE, ROOMS WILL BE BASED ONLY ON AVAILABILITY. IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING ROOMS THEY MUST BE BOOKED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 3, 2020 TO RECEIVE THESE SPECIAL REDUCED RATES.

Note: Reservation Dates MUST be between 1/31 and 2/11 or error message will be displayed.

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