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NICA BUSINESS EXPO & FARE FOODS 2021 FOOD SHOW

February 16 & 17, 2021

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 Movin' Forward! 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 2021 Food Show will feature exhibitors showcasing the latest food trends and technology that will define the 2021 Fair Season.


Schedule of Events*

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

10:00 AM: “Onsite Registration”

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: “Insurance Principles: Back to Basics”
Presented by Phil Teague, Hummel Group

12:50, 3:20 & 5:50 PM: “Food Show Ribbon Cutting”

1:00 - 3:00 PM: “Food Show Group I” Presented by Fare Foods
(Ticket and Mask required. Must pre-register to obtain FREE ticket)

1:15 - 1:45 PM: “Explore the NICA Peer-to-Peer Resource Center”

2:00 - 3:00 PM: “Payment Options that Ensure Customer Safety”
Presented by Tina Hollis, Fiserv

3:30 - 5:30 PM: “Food Show Group II” Presented by Fare Foods

3:30 - 4:30 PM: “Unintended Consequences to the Supply Chain”
Panelists: Ryan Collmer, Meatball Factory, Greg Miller, CCE, Miller & Company, Lori Wynn, Fare Foods
Moderator: Rey O’Day, Executive Director

4:45 - 5:45 PM: “Back to Business”
Panelists: Gene Cassidy, CFE, The Big E CEO, Vicki Chouris, CFE, South Florida Fair CEO and Gentry Miller, Josephine’s Glazed Donuts
Moderator: Rey O’Day, Executive Director

6:00 - 8:00 PM: “Food Show Group III” Presented by Fare Foods

6:30 - 7:00 PM: “Explore the NICA Peer-to-Peer Resource Center”

THERE WILL BE DRAWINGS AT ALL THREE “FOOD SHOW” GROUPS FOR $150 WITH A TOP PRIZE OF $500 AWARDED AT 8:15 PM
TOP PRIZE WINNER NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

5:30 - 7:30 PM: “Annual NICA General Membership Meeting”
Agenda will include Installation of the NICA Board of Directors and Hall of Fame Induction

Topics for Agenda Consideration must be sent to NICA Office by February 3, 2021

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

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

We have chosen to continue with the 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.

As with last year’s event, Whova is the registration program for the FREE 2021 NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show. In order to pre-register for your FREE ticket(s):

  1. Put in number of tickets being requested.
  2. Provide registration information in ticket information section for each person.
  3. Choose your two hour time slot for the Food Show (1:00 to 3:00 PM, 3:30 to 5:30 PM or 6:00 to 8:00 PM).
  4. Agree to COVID-19 Liability Release Waiver.
  5. Submit the form and you are pre-registered!

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

The event will be held again at the

Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel

SPECIAL REDUCED RATES FOR 2021

King/Double Bed Room............$146/night (plus tax)

​If you have questions/issue with the reservation process please call or email Audrey at (618) 542-2155 or apoole@farefoods.com.

*Limited number of rooms are available at the discounted rate!
Credit card required to reserve room.

The 2021 NICA Business Expo & Fare Foods Food Show will be following the CDC guidelines. We intend to practice the guidelines, and the changes that will be in place in the State of Florida and local municipalities at the time of the event. We are committed to host a safe and fun event for all attendees.

Masks are required to enter the hotel and throughout the event. You will be asked to review and agree to the following terms when you register for the event.

Covid-19 Liability Release Waiver

I am fully and personally responsible for my own safety and actions while and during my participation in the 2021 NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show. I recognize that I may be in any case be at risk of contracting COVID-19. With full knowledge of the risks involved, I hereby release, waive, discharge the National Independent Concessionaires Association, Inc. (NICA), Fare Foods Corporation (Fare Foods), the Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel (Sheraton), its board, officers, independent contractors, sponsors and exhibitors, affiliates, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, injury, or death, that may be sustained by me related to COVID-19 while participating in any activity while in, on, or around the premises or while using the facilities that my lead to unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19. I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the National Independent Concessionaires Association, Inc. (NICA), Fare Foods Corporation (Fare Foods), the Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel (Sheraton) from and against any and all costs, expenses, damages, lawsuits, and/or liabilities or claims arising whether directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the released party due to injury, loss, or death from or related to COVID-19.

By accepting the terms of this release, I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing Liability Release Waiver and understand its contents; that I am at least eighteen (18) years old and fully competent to give my consent; that I have been sufficiently informed of the risks involved and give my voluntary consent in agreeing to the release; that I give my voluntary consent in agreeing to this Liability Release Waiver as my own free act and deed with full intention to be bound by the same, and free from any inducement or representation.

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