The NGA Show, produced and managed by Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group in partnership with the National Grocers Association, announced Jan. 8 that it will be held in-person from Sept. 19-21 at the recently renovated Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The decision to shift the event, which connects supermarket retailers and wholesalers, food manufacturers and service providers from around the world, was based on updated vaccine rollout projections as well as the current reopening status in Nevada.
“If the past 11 months have taught us anything, it’s that we must remain flexible to be successful. The supermarket industry has demonstrated to the nation how to safely operate while serving local communities. The NGA Show looks forward to welcoming the industry to Las Vegas to celebrate the success and vitality of the industry, while providing a platform for retailer and wholesalers to learn and also meet with suppliers and providers ready to support new industry growth,” said Courtney Mueller, NGA show director, in a release. “Demand has already exceeded our expectations and we anticipate having a sold-out 2021 NGA Show.”
The 2020 NGA Show, held Feb. 23-26 in San Diego, was one of the last industry trade shows to be held in-person before the outbreak of COVID-19.
Registration for the 2021 NGA Show will open in May. All attendees will be required to adhere to safety protocols and government regulations during the event. Information on educational sessions, exhibits and other networking events can be found at www.thengashow.com.
“We are thrilled to be able to host the 2021 NGA Show in-person back in Las Vegas and bring the independent supermarket industry together during a time of tremendous industry growth and opportunity,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA president and CEO. “The safety of our attendees will continue to be our top priority. We are confident that, by employing best-in-class protocols and procedures, the 2021 NGA Show will be one of the best ever.”
NGA will host its Executive Conference in conjunction with the NGA Show from Sept. 18-19 at the Paris Hotel and Casino. This invitation-only event is designed for CEOs and their leadership teams to connect with their trading partners to explore big-picture ideas and data from throughout the supply chain that will directly impact their businesses.
The NGA Show Extension: Virtual Edition, a new event scheduled to provide access to unique educational content and facilitate product introductions and one-to-one meetings, will be held online from Sept. 28-30.
The NGA Show Summit will follow on Dec. 1-3 in Orlando, Fla., as an intimate hosted buyer/vendor gathering that will provide the opportunity to discover customer trends and connect with new vendors in a small group setting.