Arlington, VA –The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) announced today the AFFI Frozen Food Convention (AFFI-CON) virtual platform is open with more than 150 companies already scheduling one-on-one meetings for the event slated for February 17-26, 2021. While business meetings with familiar and new companies will remain a focus of AFFI-CON 2021, this year’s schedule also includes enhanced education sessions to provide industry insights that will help frozen food companies navigate the new normal.
Keynote speaker Duncan Wardle, former head of innovation and creativity for The Walt Disney Company, will kick off AFFI-CON by sharing real world stories and lessons learned from his more than 25-year career in leadership roles at Disney that is sure to inspire attendees to think differently about frozen food innovation. Also on tap is the unveiling of the 2021 Power of Frozen in Retail. The latest research from AFFI and FMI – The Food Industry Association examines consumers’ frozen food purchasing behavior to deliver insight on how to maintain double-digit gains and optimize purchasing beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While AFFI-CON 2021 will be an online event in continued respect for pandemic precautions, an online format offers some distinct advantages and we look forward to supporting our members in this evolving business environment,” said AFFI President and CEO Alison Bodor.
Attendees of AFFI-CON 2021 can expect the event to deliver:
- Eight days of meetings and educational insights on topics like global trade, food safety and e-commerce.
- A searchable event platform that makes it easy to find new buyer/suppliers and meet with prospects in secure, private meeting rooms.
- Executive Leadership Certificate program in partnership with Cornell University.
- Opportunities to build brand awareness and showcase companies at the frozen food industry’s premier business event.
For more information and to register visit https://affi.org/affi-con/.
The American Frozen Food Institute is the member-driven national trade association that advances the interests of all segments of the frozen food and beverage industry. AFFI works to advance food safety and advocates before legislative and regulatory entities on the industry’s behalf to create an environment where members’ foods and beverages are proudly chosen to meet the needs of a changing world. www.affi.org