FAQ’s

Modifying Registration

Select “Already Registered?” on the Southern Exposure registration page and input the primary registrant’s email with the correct confirmation number. Once logged in, select the first tab “Modify Registration”. All company associates registered to attend will be displayed. In the last column “Modify”, you will see two options- “Information” and “Registration”. To modify sessions for an associate, select “Registration” beside the associate that needs to be modified. By selecting “Information”, you can modify an associates personal information such as company name, title, etc. Be sure to keep pressing “Next” until you get to the final page that has “Finish”. If you don’t not select “Finish”, none of the changes will be saved.

Adding Booth Associates

Select “Already Registered?” on the Southern Exposure registration page and input the primary registrant’s email with the correct confirmation number. Once logged in, select the first tab “Modify Registration”. The primary registrant’s name will be displayed, and a button “Add Additional Associates” will be directly under the name. Select that button, input the associate’s information, select “Next”, select the sessions the associate will attend, select “Next”. You will be back to the first page but along with the primary registrant’s name will now be the associate that was just added. Repeat the process for up to 8 associates.

Hotel Requests

Select “Already Registered?” on the Southern Exposure registration page and input the primary registrant’s email with the correct confirmation number. Once logged in, select the third tab “Modify Housing”. If you have already submitted requests, you will see the “Existing Housing Requests” at the top of the page. Below you will see the hotels that SEPC has a room block at. To modify a request, select “Edit” on the request that you would like to modify. If there is not an “Edit” button or you are having trouble, please call the SEPC office and we will assist in making the changes. To add a request, first make sure the hotel you want to be at has availability. If so, choose “Add Request” with the corresponding hotel. Hotels are first come first serve, so if the host hotel has no availability, SEPC will have a second hotel available. You may place multiple requests, but to ensure an easy check in, please make requests under each attendees name.

What are the registration types available for Southern Exposure?

The conference is open to Southeast Produce Council members and our invited guests. Registration types include exhibitors, attendees (non-exhibiting), retail and foodservice, press, speakers and staff.

When is the last day to register for Southern Exposure?

You can register on-site to attend the conference, therefore there is not a last day to register.

What is the registration process for an exhibitor?

Before registering, you must have completed the exhibitor’s booth registration form and paid the appropriate deposit or full booth fee. Next, go through the Southern Exposure registration process to order name badges and event tickets. Once you complete your registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your registration details.

What is the registration process for an attendee (non-exhibitor)?

Click “register now” to access the Southern Exposure registration system, then select “Attendee (non-exhibitor)” then follow the registration process. All non-exhibiting attendees must be Southeast Produce Council members in good standing.

I am a grower/shipper and I prefer not to exhibit but I would like to attend Southern Exposure. Is this possible?

Yes, you would register as an attendee. Please note you must be a member in good standing of the Southeast Produce Council. The registration fee for a non-exhibitor attendee is $1,125.00 (early registration) or $1,150 between 2/1/17 – 3/8/17. Onsite registration increase to $1,200 (3/9/17 – 3/11/17). The attendee (non-exhibitor) registration includes admission to the educational workshops and the expo. Tickets can be purchased for the golf tournament, gala opening party, keynote luncheon and the closing farewell reception.

I am a broker. What are my options on attending Southern Exposure?

Retail and foodservice brokers are to register as an attendee (non-exhibitor) or if they wish they can register as an associate in one of their principal’s booth. The Blue Book will be used to determine broker classifications.

As a retailer (supermarket produce VP/Director, category manager, buyer, etc.), or a foodservice distributor/buyer and/or restaurant buyer what is my cost to attend the conference and exposition?

All SEPC retail and foodservice members and those special invitees (retail and foodservice distributors) who have preregistered can attend the all events at the conference and exposition at no charge. Simply follow the retail or foodservice registration process as you register for Southern Exposure.

As an exhibitor at Southern Exposure who can be in my booth during the expo?

Please note that all booth personnel must be employed by the exhibiting company or organization. There are no exceptions to this rule. For example, ABC Produce Company is a grower/shipper and registered to exhibit. ABC Produce Company also has several growers who pack, but they not employees. Therefore, if the growers who are not employees wish to attend Southern Exposure they must attend as an attendee (non-exhibitor). This policy is in all fairness to those growers, shippers and organizations that have paid to exhibit. An exhibitor can choose to have a broker who represents them as one of their four associates included in their registration fees.

As an exhibitor, in addition to my booth space what else does my registration fee include?

The exhibitor registration fee entitles each exhibitor to have four (4) associates attend the expo and the educational workshops. Tickets can be purchased for the Friday evening Gala Opening Party, the Saturday Keynote Luncheon and the Closing/Farewell reception. Your booth space includes carpet, a six foot draped table, two chairs and a waste receptacle. Electric service is not included but can be ordered. This information is included in the AGS Expo Services exhibitor packet.

If I have associates attending Southern Exposure in addition to the four associates included in the exhibitor registration, what is the cost for each additional associates to attend?

The cost for each additional associate for registered exhibitors is $825 (early registration) or $850 between 2/1/17 – 3/8/17. On 3/8, the cost increases to $900 on-site. This registration includes admission to the expo and the educational workshops. Tickets can be purchased for the Friday evening Gala Opening Party, the Saturday Keynote Luncheon and the Closing Farewell Reception. The maximum number of additional associate registrations an exhibitor can purchase is four. This rule is strictly enforced and there are no exceptions.

How much is the golf registration?

The golf registration $275.00 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and the awards reception. The golf tournament is for our registered conference attendees and is not open to the general public.

How do I ship any booth fixtures or purchase additional furniture, tables etc. for my booth?

AGS Expo Services will be handling the exposition services. The AGS Exhibitor Kit will be available online via our website. We will notify all exhibitors when the kit is available.

How do I ship fresh produce items for Southern Exposure?

DiMare Fresh Tampa will be receiving all exhibitors fresh produce items for Southern Exposure. Please follow the instructions in the AGS Exhibitor Kit and to complete the necessary shipping form. The instructions and the shipping form will also be available on our website.

What is the policy on cancellations and refunds?

We are unable to provide any refunds for cancellations received after January 16, 2017. This is for all registration classifications.

What do I do if I lose my badge?

The fee to replace a lost badge is $250.00. Please visit the registration desk with a valid driver’s license for ID.