Networking is vital to making an investment in business, industry and self.
Many business people believe the greatest benefit of being a member in an association is that the association provides you with excellent opportunities to network with other professionals in your field. New connections and new ideas can give you a return on your membership many times over. Some of the contacts, customers, or ideas you get from membership can be priceless.
Over the course of networking at NPFDA functions, important long-term business relationships can emerge. Members often refer other members. By participating in NPFDA's meetings, businesses can gain access to potential new customers and/or vendors in their (service) area. NPFDA offers platforms for bringing sellers and buyers together.
NPFDA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Held during the same week as the IPPE Expo each January in Atlanta, this event features receptions, the Protein Suppliers Showcase, and many opportunities to network with other industry representatives.
ANNUAL PROTEIN SUPPLIERS SHOWCASE
This must-see, must-do exposition showcases the country’s protein-processing companies and other allied suppliers including technology and computer, cold storage and transportation firms.
NPFDA FALL MEETING
The NPFDA Fall meeting is a moves to a different location each year. The Fall Meeting includes information exchanges, speakers, golf and plenty of networking functions.
NPFDA SPRING EXCHANGE
Members meet to tour facilities and discuss issues pertinent to the industry.