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29th Annual Conference and Business Meeting

  • February 04, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Washington DC - Marriott Marquis


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Non Member Registration

Registration is closed

  Tuesday February 04, 2020 - Washington DC - Marriott Marquis 8A-6P

(Falls on the day before Destination Showcase)

Join CSPI for a full day of educational activities and peer to peer networking at the Annual Conference and Business Meeting, mix in a few awards and some great food and you will leave energized and ready to tackle new sales opportunities.

Keynote Speaker - Best Selling Author -Shawna Suckow

Annual Conference & Business Meeting

Monday February 3, 2019

1:00 pm – 4:45 pm

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors Dinner  

President’s Reception (all registered attendees)

Tuesday February 4, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:30 am

President’s Welcome  

Shawna Suckow Presents-Trend Watch 2020:
Recession-Proof Your Organization NOW!

There’s one constant in in consumer behavior: Change! We’ve never experienced more change in how people buy than in the last five years. Keeping on top of what consumers want is more of a challenge than ever, and with the next recession looming, you can’t afford to fall behind.

Technology constantly evolves, buying habits continuously confound, and frustration is commonplace with sales and marketing teams trying to stay relevant. Whether you’re a large or small company, customer acquisition and retention is key. There’s no doubt that there are major and minor shifts in customer behavior that will impact your business in the year ahead. Learn how to address them now, while your resources are plentiful! 

Sponsored by Trade Show Executive

10:30 am – 11:30 am


RoundTable Discussions

Sponsored By: Lippman Connects  


11:30 pm -1:00 pm

Annual Business Meeting & Awards Luncheon  

Shawn Corwin – Myland Award Presentation  

Presentation of First Annual Giving Back for Pam to Carpenter’s Shelter:  Announce 2020 Giving Back for Pam Charity. 

Passing of the Gavel and 2020/21 Board Inductions

Photos of Board and Awards

Sponsored By: PA Farm Show Complex and Savor Food Service

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Panel Discussion-    Sustainability and Food Donations

While composting programs are a great way to use event foods, often the leftovers are in good enough shape to feed to people.  Donating fresh food leftovers give back to communities hosting events.  One in eight people in the US are food insecure, meaning they rely on outside help to get the food they need to live. Of the 12.3 percent who are food insecure 20 percent do not qualify for federal or state programs that would allow them to get food. Our panel of experts will discuss innovative ways of donating leftover food and will dispel the myth of food donating. Brought to you by Baltimore Convention Center

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

TOWN HALL LIVE!  Sponsored By: Visit Harrisburg/Hershey

Closing General Session “Your Best Day” with Shawna Suckow

Sponsored By: Rolland Powell Convention Center Ocean City MD

5:00 pm –6:00 pm

Networking Break & Destination Showcase Credential Pick Up

CSPI Connect  Reception

Sponsored by Vista Convention Services

Wednesday February 5, 2020

All Day

Destination Showcase – Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Cancellation policy: 50% registration fee refund for cancellations on or before JJanuary 04, 2020.



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