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2017 VRGA Convention & Expo

A business-to-business event loaded with multiple networking opportunities, information sessions, quality goods and services at every price point for businesses of all sizes!

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 27TH
& FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH
@ HILTON BURLINGTON



An event for Retailers, Grocers, Specialty Food & Beverage Producers, Manufacturers & Business Service Providers, this is the event where your business will find unique services to develop your business. With new networking events, fantastic and timely information sessions, a new tradeshow format and an action packed event for Friday Night we are expecting 500 - 700 attendees! 

Thursday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM - ServSafe Certification Class & Exam: SOLD OUT
  • 1:00 to 6:00 PM - Exhibitor Setup / Registration
  • 6 PM - LAUGHS AT VEMRONT COMEDY CLUB presented by Farrell Distributing: Register online for a complimentary beverage. 10 people will win FREE tickets to the 7PM Michelle Wolf show. Use code VRGA17 online NOW for 10% off tickets all weekend
  • 7:00 to 10:00 PM - BREWERY HOP: Enjoy 5 stops, snacks and special giveaways!
  • 9 PM - NIGHT OUT AT NECTARS presented by Baker Distributing: Register online for a complimentary beverage. 20 people will win FREE tickets to the 9:30PM show - Artist TBD
Friday
  • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - 8 Information Sessions
  • 12:00 to 5:00 PM - TRADESHOW: Featuring 50+ exhibitors from local and national companies to answer your questions and provide quality solutions. Enjoy multiple raffle prize giveaways throughout the day and a GRAND PRIZE , product demonstrations, networking and so much more!
  • 5:30 to 6:00 Pm VIP FOOD & BEVERAGE PAIRING WORKSHOP: Members only event. Limited to 24 tickets. Presented by Farrell Distributing Cicerone Certified Beer Servers. This also includes your ticket to Vermonte Carlo afterwards.
  • 6:00 to 9:00 PM VERMONTE CARLO: Network the night away with unlimited samples of local beer, cider, wine and a cash bar, plus a buffet dinner with carving stations and $250 of casino chips for 8 casino games & fantastic raffle prizes from our wonderful partners!
CLICK HERE for our group room rate at the Hilton Burlington Hotel
Rooms start at $159 and include a welcome bag at check in!

ATTENDEES
The VRGA Convention & Expo is more than just a trade show, we are your go-to source for education on how to start, grow and run retail businesses of all types. In a world where we’re bombarded with email, it’s disproportionately effective to connect with people face to face. This event will accelerate this process, attending means you will meet a large number of people in just two days.

EXHIBITORS
Over 800 people have attended in the past. Many retailers have found new merchandise to carry and providers to work with and producers have found new ways to enhance their product offering, and so much more. If you’re a company that sells wholesale merchandise, consumer goods or business support services, then this is a show that you simply must exhibit at. 

VRGA Convention & Expo offers a variety of ways to stand out from the competition and drive business to your company and your space at the show. With a mix of affordable, effective sponsorship and advertising  opportunities, you are guaranteed exposure and attention no other business trade show can offer.

Date: April 27, 2017 - April 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location:
Hilton Burlington
60 Battery Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Contact: Heather Winther

Email: heather@vtrga.org


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