First off, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year! As we enter 2020 let us not forget to celebrate the achievements of 2019. There’s no doubt in my mind that we all worked hard, persevered, and most importantly, we grew. I say, with confidence, that IDDBA is ready to embark on 2020 initiatives that will bring new opportunities and growth to our members.
We have many things to anticipate about 2020. For starters our IDDBA community will be meeting in Indianapolis for IDDBA 2020. This will be the first year we bring our show to Indy, and we are excited as ever. Not only are we launching the new show floor area, The Visionary Pavilion, but Indianapolis is a prime central location for those travelling from every direction. It is in this Midwestern city where visitors from all around the world will be met with a variety of different experiences. Indy yields a unique and vibrant culinary scene and is home to a variety of cultural institutions, making it the perfect hub for our tradeshow. Will you be joining us in America’s heartland? Take a glance for yourself at what Indy has to offer here.
The show is just the beginning of our 2020 plans. We are currently planning and coordinating with the FDA our first live summit focused on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which will be held in Washington D.C. Our What’s in Store publication has moved from print to digital, giving you a fresh way to interact and read up on industry trends. The IDDBA professional development programs are gearing up to be launched, and before we know it, our Retail Management Forum will be taking place.
We take great pride in providing our members the resources they need to stay up to date with the industry and giving you the tools for success. IDDBA understands and recognizes the need to remain relevant in a constantly changing industry. Allow us to be your 2020 resource to prosper.
As IDDBA continues to grow, we’re thrilled to have you and your company grow along our side throughout this new year. Cheers to you all, and here’s to making 2020 another great year!