Golbon Spring Member Conference
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront; Baltimore, Maryland, April 23-26, 2019
Schedule of Events – Subject to Change


MONDAY, April 22                      

Dinner: Distributor Advisory Board & Purchasing Advisory Council:  7:00 PM

TUESDAY, April 23

Golbon Distributor Advisory and Purchasing Advisory meetings will be in the morning on Tuesday, April 23. DAB and PAC members please plan to arrive in Baltimore in time for dinner on Monday, April 22

Setup:  Service Provider Spectacular:  10:00 PM – 12:00 PM

Conference Welcome / Service Provider Spectacular:  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Happy Hour Showcase 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Join us for our third annual event highlighting our Service Providers, businesses who partner with Golbon members to help improve your day-to-day efficiencies, both logistically and financially. The Service Provider Spectacular gives you the opportunity to explore what these partners have to offer in a casual, non-appointment structure; drop by their booths to learn more about their services or spend a little more time discussing specific opportunities, the choice is yours. Visit all of our participating Service Providers to be entered into cash prize drawings that afternoon! A list of participating service providers will be sent out as we get closer to the show. Our Happy Hour Showcase will begin at 5:00 PM, featuring appetizers from our key suppliers.

Session One Supplier Booth Setup:  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Session One Supplier Meeting:  4:15 PM – 4:45 PM


Session One Supplier Booth Setup:  7:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Distributor & Supplier Breakfast:  7:15 AM – 8:00 AM

Distributor Breakout Sessions:  8:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Emerging Technologies and Managing Data as a Sales Strategy:  Product content and sales data needs to be complete, robust, and easy to reach. The largest consumers of that data – the customer & DSR – demand an Amazon-like experience. That means being able to easily search for a product, quickly understand what it is and what it does, then be able to get it at the right price.  For the distributor, learn to leverage this data and turn it into an actionable sales strategy.  Discussion led by industry experts from Attribytes and Enterprise Café.

Golbon Protein Advantage  – Cutter’s and Processor’s Share Group:  Center-of-the-plate is a known driver of foodservice sales and typically will lead to a full basket of extended sales opportunity per delivery. Join us in a collaborative discussion of market trends and emerging challenges in the boxed beef and fresh pork markets. Each year new attributes to the industry are evolving, offering increasing opportunity. Exchange new ideas and best practices that will keep you and your team focused on the crucial area of center-of-the-plate and in turn lead to your success for future sales and growth.

Food Show – Session One:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Lunch:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Spouse & Companion Breakfast:  8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Spouse & Companion Activities:  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Supplier Registration – Session Two:  2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Food Show Load-out – Session One Suppliers:  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Baseball Game (Orioles vs. White Sox) –  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (estimated)

Tonight let’s go out to the ball game at Camden Yards, and enjoy the experience from the comfort of our private suites.  Munch on ballpark food and sip beverages while viewing the game and relaxing with other guests.  You will have the opportunity to explore the different areas of the ballpark and return to our suites area with a designated wristband we will provide.

Plan to join us for this outing to one of the famous American ballparks!  Camden Yards is the first of the “retro” major league ballparks constructed during the 1990s and early 2000s, and remains one of the most highly praised.

Each attendee will need an individual ticket to get into our suites.

Planning on attending? Please RSVP here. (If responding for multiple people, please put their names in the Comments section of the RSVP.)


Session Two Supplier Booth Setup:  7:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Distributor & Supplier Breakfast:  7:15 AM – 8:00 AM

Distributor Breakout Sessions: 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Finding The Right Prospects in Your Market:  Utilizing MarketIQ, learn how to quickly zero in on the operators who represent your best opportunities for new sales.  Discussion led by CHD North America.

Promoting Your Business: Current Marketing trends for the foodservice industry.  Discuss what other members are doing and being successful with.  Learn how to partner with suppliers to create a collaborative marketing plan.  Topics to include: websites, social media, video, marketing plans and branding food show events.  Discussion led by Lumen Creative.

Food Show – Session Two:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Lunch:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                           

Spouse & Companion Breakfast:  8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Spouse & Companion Activity:  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Food Show Load-out:  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Farewell Reception:  5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Before heading out for the evening, take the opportunity to meet up for a beverage and say your goodbyes to your fellow Golbon Spring Member Conference attendees.