The Washington Food Industry Association promotes, supports, and protects businesses in the food, beverage, and convenience industry.

WFIA Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer

Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer is the only event of its kind for the independent grocery and convenience store industry in Washington State! It's an amazing day full of celebration and connection of everything that makes our industry unique. The event starts with a speed networking session between retailers and a select group of featured vendors. A reception with silent auction follows and allows vendors who were not featured in the speed networking session to have the opportunity to meet with retailers prior to the start of dinner. Closing out the event is our Industry Awards Dinner. The Dinner is full of several exciting components including a speaker presentation, a live auction offering "Connect" packages with CEOs and buyers from prominent retail establishments, and the presentation of our Industry Awards. 

We hope you'll join us in Eastern Washington for this annual event in 2019! 

Save the Date!


When: May 14, 2019
Where: Spokane Convention Center

FEATURED VENDOR TABLE SUBMISSION FORM:

Are you interested in connecting with independent grocers and convenience stores in one place, at one time? WFIA's "Connect" event offers you the opportunity to meet with local retailers via a speed networking event on May 14, 2019 so you can showcase your latest, and greatest, products. 

We are currently accepting interest forms from vendors who would like to explore participation in the networking event. There is a limit of 20 vendor tables available and we are hoping to feature a diverse pool of companies offering unique products for our retailers. 

Please note that vendor speed networking tables are priced at $2000. This price includes two tickets to the Industry Awards Dinner where there will be additional time to network with retailers.  Also included is a special invitation to our VIP After-Hours Party where you can continue to network with retailers. We are asking each featured vendor to bring an item with a minimum $100 value for the silent auction.

Submit your interest form

*Submitting this interest form does not guarantee a spot in the speed networking portion of the event. The final 20 vendors will be chosen by our event committee from the pool of interested vendors based on the new or unique products and services they offer.*


2018 Connect Event


WFIA's 2018 Connect: Vendor-2-Grocer featured an amazing showcase of 21 featured vendors! Without their sponsorship and support the event would not have offered the same level of connection it did. 




2017 Connect Event


All proceeds go to support the Association and its advocacy of the independent grocery industry. WFIA is a 501(c)(6): 178-007-006

Contributions or gifts to the Washington Food Industry Association are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.  TIN# 91-0462216






All proceeds go to support the Association and its advocacy of the independent grocery industry. WFIA is a 501(c)(6): 178-007-006

Contributions or gifts to the Washington Food Industry Association are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.  TIN# 91-0462216

Washington Food Industry Association

P.O. Box 706

1415 Harrison Ave NW, Suite 101

Olympia, WA 98502

Tel: 360-753-5177

Email: info@wa-food-ind.org



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