SNAC International is committed to ensuring your health and safety as we reunite as an industry to create a safe yet enjoyable and productive environment for all participants of SNAXPO21. We continue to closely monitor evolving CDC and local guidance, and are working closely with the Charlotte Convention Center to ensure necessary protocols will be in place at the time of the event.
In accordance with the latest CDC recommendations, SNAXPO is requiring masking indoors regardless of vaccination status except when social distancing or eating and drinking. You will not be permitted to enter the convention center or Westin receptions without a mask. Masks will be provided to everyone in attendance.
What social distancing measures will be in place?
Attendance in the exhibit halls and NASCAR Hall of Fame will be limited to less than 25% of maximum capacity ensuring plenty space for attendees to maintain a safe distance apart.
SNAXPO will feature an expanded layout in two combined exhibit halls to allow for social distancing.
There will be dedicated entry and exit points in the exhibit hall to spread people more evenly throughout the facility, and signage will be used throughout the building to ensure proper flow.
Registration counters will be spread out to accommodate social distancing. We will employ additional contactless badge pickup kiosks with more locations and longer hours to reduce crowding at registration.
Signage and floor clings will be displayed to encourage social distancing in high traffic areas and to ensure proper flow.
Contactless lead retrieval will be offered to eliminate the need to exchange business cards.
Common areas will be expanded to allow for proper social distancing including:
General Sessions, Education Pavilion, Innovation Stage, Flavor Pavilion, SNAC Shack, Food & Beverage areas, and the Opening and Closing Networking Events.
Is there a check-in process?
Yes, daily health assessments will be required prior to entering the convention center.
How will food service / sampling work?
Sampling is permitted. The recommended option is to have a staff member safely distribute a sample directly to the attendee.
All Flavor Pavilion samples will be provided in safe containers by designated attendants wearing masks and gloves (no self-serve).
All product samples must be individually wrapped or provided by a designated attendant wearing gloves and masks.
What sanitation protocols will be in place?
Enhanced physical cleaning will be a priority with hourly sanitizing of high-traffic areas throughout the show floor and common areas, including doorways, elevators, and escalators.
Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the show and hand sanitizer will be provided to everyone in attendance.
The show floor hallway carpeting has been eliminated to allow for more effective daily cleaning.
Exhibitors are required to bring hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes to keep booth surfaces clean.
Visual signage will be used to promote frequent hand washing.
For additional information on the health and safety protocols the Charlotte Convention Center has in place, CLICK HERE.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“SNAXPO is a tremendously efficient way to get everybody together. We’re talking all the ingredient suppliers, equipment companies, software companies, and industry peers I don’t see often enough; they are all here under one roof. SNAXPO also has all the educational sessions and opportunities to talk about international business. We are increasingly bringing more of our people to SNAXPO each year and they feel like they are getting a lot done while they’re here.”
President and CEO, Wyandot
"I think it's a great venue when it comes to snacking in terms of having customers who are current as well as potential customers to bring the opportunity to actually show the product - whereas people cannot just hear about it, but they can actually taste it and talk with their team about all the different opportunities within this space."
Business Development, Kerry
"SNAXPO is unarguably the most valuable few days of the year for a snack professional.”
CEO, Savor Seasonings
“SNAXPO19 was a great way for APC to network with our existing customers, but it also gave us great access to other members of the salted snack market with whom we have never met in the past. It was a great event and we look forward to 2020.”
National Account Manager, American Packaging Corporation
“For me SNAXPO means the great pleasure of seeing old friends and making new ones. It is a place where trust and long-term commitment are still highly valued when doing business.”
Owner/CEO, BluePrint Automation Group
“2019 was our first time exhibiting at SNAXPO, and we were very impressed by the networking opportunities as well as the wide range of educational sessions that were offered. We are looking forward to displaying our packaging machinery solutions at SNAXPO2020 in Charlotte.”
Regional Sales Manager, Midwest, PPi Technologies Group
“SNAXPO is a great opportunity for Bryce Corporation to support SNAC International and a unique opportunity to see all of our customers in one location.”
President, Bryce Corporation
"We get valuable time with our most trusted partners/suppliers in a great setting."
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Rudolph Foods
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