Organizers of the Southeast Produce Council are planning out the Southern Innovations conference this fall to now include additional safety measures to protect attendees.
The event is planned for September 17 to 19 in Savannah, GA and in a letter released by the Board of Directors this week, measures including the following were outlined:
- Controlled attendance and booth space.
- Added distance between exhibitors.
- Modified attendee traffic flow.
- Increased hand and surface sanitizing stations.
- Provided face masks/shields.
- Collaborative virtual education sessions.
The letter continued: “Our members are looking for answers to the path of recovery. Our response is to prepare now for better times ahead. We were blessed with a successful Southern Exposure in Tampa just prior to the pandemic. Now, we remain focused on reuniting our industry with our Southern Innovations conference in Savannah, Georgia, September 17-19. This year’s theme, Fresh On My Mind will center around the importance of eating fresh, which is especially relevant. We are engineering the event with ‘new normal’ practices and are working diligently to ensure the safety of our attendees.”
To read further details about safety precautions being taken along with other conference news, visit Southeast Produce Council’s website.