(Arlington, VA, December 6, 2019) SNAC International, the leading international trade association of the global snack industry, today announced the creation of SNX, a new industry forum that will work in tandem with its trade show, SNAXPO, to provide snack producers and their suppliers with two distinct, but integrated, platforms designed to spark dialogue, innovation and marketplace growth.
“When it comes to snacking, the only constant is change,” said Elizabeth Avery, president and CEO of SNAC International. “SNX, our new education and collaboration forum, combined with SNAXPO, our flagship trade show, represents a powerful lineup of industry events designed to spur increased engagement between producers and suppliers that will help them, together, serve their consumers better, faster and more completely than ever before.”
SNAXPO 2020, SNAC’s traditional, vertically integrated supply chain show, will be held March 22-24, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The inaugural SNX will be held March 14-16, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona. The events will then be held on a rotating basis, every other year, moving forward.
SNX, the new forum, will be the snack industry’s premier thought leadership and networking event. There will be three structured areas for education and supplier/customer engagement:
• The Education Arena: a thought leadership platform dedicated to keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and the SNAC Tank Pitch Competition.
• The Experience Zones: a novel concept comprised of five zones that will lead attendees through the snack manufacturing process, beginning with raw materials and ending with the finished products. Each zone will feature supplier kiosks, pop-up education presentations and producer-supplier engagement areas.
• Supplier Suites: dedicated hotel suites will be transformed into meeting rooms and display areas for snack suppliers, providing a private venue for producer-supplier conversations and planning on products, sourcing, operations, supply chain efficiency, sustainability and other relevant topics.
SNAXPO will continue to feature a two-day expo-style exhibit floor full of equipment, packaging, ingredients, seasonings, private label manufacturing and all other products and services related to producing and marketing traditional and innovative snacks.
“Providing opportunities for the snack industry – producers, suppliers and other stakeholders – to come together to develop new ideas and address their shared challenges and opportunities is essential to SNAC’s mission. This new lineup provides the value our members seek and will position attendees for individual and company success,” concluded Ms. Avery.
About SNAC International
Founded in 1937, SNAC International (formerly Snack Food Association) is the leading international trade association for the snack industry representing over 400 companies worldwide, including suppliers, marketers and manufacturers. SNAC is committed to providing premier educational resources, connection opportunities, and advocacy to support growth for the ever-evolving snack industry. For more information about SNAC International, visit https://snacintl.org/ and partners from all segments of the industry. SNAXPO19 will feature industry-leading education, with four dedicated educational tracks, as well as two keynote general sessions and an exhibit hall that serves host to breakthrough food processing technologies, emerging ingredients and flavors, innovative packaging solutions and more. Learn more at www.snaxpo.com.