WFIA is committed to connecting and supporting the independent grocers and vendors of Washington. That's why we want WA retailers to mark your calendar on May 18, 2017, at 4:30PM - 9PM for our first ever WFIA Connect event and Industry Awards Dinner. The goal of the WFIA Connect event is to provide a direct connection to Washington vendors in a small-group, speed networking setting. This fast-paced networking event allows grocers and 18-key vendors to meet and converse through one-on-one focused conversations lasting five minutes at each table. All retailers are welcome!
Afterward, we'll adjourn to a leisurely dinner together. Retailers and vendors, even those who didn't attend the WFIA Connect event, can come enjoy delicious food, drinks, celebrate innovative retailers, and best of all make new business contacts! It’s a great opportunity to take time and reconnect with the people who grabbed your attention and get to know them and their business in more detail.
We’ll also be presenting our Vendor of the Year, Grocer of the Year, and Community Service awards to those in our industry who have excel among their peers. The festivities start at 6:30PM and include a loud auction and special guest speaker Michael Sansolo from the Coca-Cola Retail Research Council. It’s a night you won’t want to miss!