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SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) is the “School Nutrition Event of the Year.” Each July, thousands of school nutrition professionals and industry partners from across the country gather for four days of informative and inspiring sessions, endless exhibits and unparalleled networking opportunities. 


SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) offers an unparalleled educational opportunity for school foodservice and industry professionals. It is the premier opportunity to learn and to find answers to the unique challenges and needs attendees encounter each day in the workplace. To ensure high-quality presentations, a volunteer committee of school nutrition professionals and industry support, help develop and identify timely topics and expert presenters.


SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) is the can’t-miss school nutrition event of the year. Each July, thousands of school nutrition professionals from across the country gather for four days of informative and inspiring sessions, endless exhibits and unparalleled networking opportunities. And each year they report back that one of their favorite aspects about the conference is the ANC Exhibit Hall. So, if your target market includes K-12 foodservice, then ANC 2013 is the perfect opportunity to GROW your business.

The Exhibit Hall is the heart of ANC, consistently reported by the thousands of attendees as their favorite part of the conference. This is where school nutrition directors, managers and employees comb through aisles, looking for that perfect product to boost their program’s menus and efficiency. The hall teems with decision makers and school representatives eager to meet with you face-to-face, learn about your company and build a business relationship that can last for years to come.

By exhibiting at ANC 2014, you not only benefit from the opportunity to generate and close sales leads, strengthen and build relationships and gain valuable feedback, but also demonstrate your support for feeding the nation’s school children, a commitment cherished and valued by school nutrition professionals.

List of Exhibitor Product Categories:


Cheese, Ice Cream, Milk, Yogurt


A la carte, Beverages/Water, Cookies/Cakes, Crackers, Puddings/Desserts, Snack Foods


Canned/Dehydrated, Fresh, Frozen, Juices


Breads/Related Products, Cereals, Pasta, Rice

Information & Resources

Commodity/Grower Groups, Consultants, Marketing/Promotional Materials, Nutrition Education, Staff Training, Miscellaneous, Purchasing Cooperative

Ingredients & Extras

Baking Ingredients, Dressings, Gravies/Sauces/Bases, Spices/Seasonings/Herbs, Sweeteners

Large Equipment

Disposers/Waste Handling, Fryers, Kiosks/Bars/Servers/Dispensers, Ovens/Warmers/Broilers, Refrigerators/Freezers, Steam Cooking Equipment, Storage/Shelving, Tables/Furniture, Transport Cabinets/Carriers, Vending Machines, Warewashing, Miscellaneous

Processed/Prepared Foods

Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Pizza, Sandwiches, Soups, Miscellaneous


Beef, Eggs, Fish/Seafood, Nuts and Beans, Pork, Poultry, Soy, Vegetable Protein

Small Equipment

Blenders/Food Processors, Cookware, Cutlery/Servingware/Choppers, Menu Boards/Signage, Scales/Timers/Thermometers, Miscellaneous


Cleaning Products/Cloths/Mops/Brooms, Disposable Serviceware/Paper Products, Trays/Utensils/Flatware, Uniforms/Aprons/Gloves, Miscellaneous


Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Point of Sale, Registers, Web Services/Suppliers, Miscellaneous

About the SNA:

The School Nutrition Association is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the SNA Annual National Conference 2014 - School Nutrition Association.

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Conference/Event Dates: 07/13/2014 - 07/16/2014
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 07/14/2014 - 07/16/2014
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Mon, 10am-2pm; Tues, 9-11:30am (Exclusive, non-competitive time for Directors only), 11:30am-2pm; Wed, 10:15am-1:15pm
First Move-In Date: 07/11/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Dietetics, Education, Education Events, Food / Beverage, Professional Healthcare
Estimated Attendance: 3,500
Audience: School Nutrition Professionals
Notes: Who attends ANC?*
47% Directors (District & Major City)
30% Managers
7% State Agency
6% Foodservice Employees 10% Other (Industry, Educator, Family)
*ANC 2008 Evaluation survey
Venue: Boston Convention Exhibition Center
Venue Phone: (617) 954-2000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:800 Booths, 360+ Companies
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:School Nutrition Association
Show Manager:GES/Global Experience Specialist
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: ANC offers a broad range of sponsorship opportunities
available with various price points that allow every company to generate awareness, show their latest innovation and support school nutrition professionals in their efforts to serve healthy school meals across the nation. For more information about sponsorships,
contact Sherry Carrigan, VP of Industry Relations & Meetings, at (301) 686-3100, ext. 151, or e-mail

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Inline - Corporate Industry Member $2,650   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Corner - Corporate Industry Member $2,850   Water: n/a
10' x 10' Inline - Non Member $3,500   Generator: n/a
10' x 10' Corner - Non Member $3,700   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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