TopSource Summit pushes members to "Think BIG!"

January 30, 2014, Boston, MA:  A record number of attendees participated in the late January 2014 TopSource Summit, the largest not-for-resale event in the retail and grocery industry held in Grapevine, Texas at the Gaylord Texan Resort. TopSource LLC, a leading sourcing company for retailers and wholesalers, hosted the multi-day conference for nearly 700 people representing more than forty-five grocery, retail and wholesale companies and over 150 supplier companies across the United States.  In addition to the many strategic business and specific industry focused meetings, the conference provided a tradeshow with pre-scheduled private face-to-face meetings between the supplier and decision maker representing multiple category disciplines such as construction, equipment, financial services, hired services, store operations, HR Benefits, IT/Telecommunication, marketing and advertising, merchandising, logistics and distribution, packaging, office supplies and waste management. Each area of business offered a specific track tailored to the attendee. Click here to read more.

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TopSource 2014 Summit Think Big logo

January 27 - 29, 2014

Gaylord Texan Hotel TopSource Summit

Gaylord Texan Hotel

Over one hundred suppliers have registered for the upcoming 2014 TopSource which is held every two years with TopSource members, customers and preferred suppliers. The conference will be held Monday, January 27 - Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Dallas, TX (www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-texan). This exciting location offers Texan hospitality, a spacious convention center and exhibit hall, and some of the most distinctive shopping, dining, and recreation options in the area.

The 2014 Summit promises 11 category specifc tracks, expanded business activities for all participants, increased networking with peers, and more opportunities to share success stories and best practices. As a part of the convention, suppliers will exhibit at the popular Supplier Showcase, a tradeshow atmosphere with private booth space included for suppliers to meet one-on-one with TopSource member/customer attendees.

This invitation-only event, a popular activity for TopSource members, customers, and suppliers, promises to be even more robust and filled with many opportunities for participants to interact.  For more information, contact Carol Mather at cmather@topsourcellc.com.

 

Comments from the 2012 Summit:   

"I really enjoy the interaction - being able to walk the floor, talk to suppliers. I've made many new contacts."

"It's better and better every year ... just keeps growing, and better suppliers here. Membership attendance is up, vendor attendances is up - success all the way around."

"Of all the trade shows out there, this is of the best value. We get to meet with who we want to meet with - the right people - the decision-makers, and so we come."

"It's a very good setting, there's not a lot of sales pressure, so to speak, so it becomes more of an information exchange as opposed to setting a deal, and I like that atmosphere."

"I'm impressed by the quality of the participants and the roundtable discussions that we've had, along with some of the issues that we've come to some resolution on."

"TopSource has been great in bringing a lot of different suppliers to the table. Some of which are big players and some of which I might not have thought of on my own."