Golbon 2020 Fall Virtual Conference

October 6-8, 2020

PACIFIC TIME: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

EASTERN TIME: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

As of October 5, please contact Golbon Special Events to register:  events@golbon.com  

Suppliers, please contact Golbon Special Events directly to register: events@golbon.com 



In order to connect our members and suppliers while keeping everyone healthy and safe, we look forward to providing a virtual environment for our Fall Conference.

Please put the new dates of October 6-8, 2020 on your calendar and plan to join us for another exciting event.


    

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Welcome to your virtual conference! This event will take place completely online.

BY PARTICIPATING YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO: 

  • Scheduled meetings between members and suppliers plus open meeting times
  • Networking opportunities between members: share challenges, successes, concerns, etc. 
  • Educational sessions
  • Aggressive show allowances and special deals
  • Fun, prizes and surprises! 

We are building on what we learned from our Spring virtual conference and working on enhancements for an even better online event experience. There is no better time to take an active part in your Group and reap the benefits: if you haven't attended a conference recently (or ever), make this the one! This is the perfect opportunity to experience all that Golbon conferences have to offer. 

The conference will be held over three live days, October 6-8, and the platform will be open and accessible for 30 days afterwards. During the extended period, participants can log in and access non-hosted exhibitor booths to view materials, leave messages, and explore all uploaded event content. 

Feedback from the Golbon Spring 2020 Virtual Conference: 

"I was very impressed with the whole thing…. From the website, show floor, member meetings, seminars, etc…  It was awesome. Congrats to you and everyone at Golbon!!!!!!"   

- David Lind, R3 National Accounts

“The look and feel was very much in keeping with a live in-person event and I had a very good exhibitor and attendee experience! Extremely well done!”

– Heidi Weiss, IFDA

"I thought the Virtual Show was awesome.  The training webinars really paid off and helped with the learning curve.  I actually think I learned more about our suppliers through the virtual show than I ever have by going to a real show."

– Randy Sikes, Vendors Supply, Inc.

"I really enjoyed looking at all of the booths. The information was phenomenal for a lot of the exhibitors, great content, and easy to navigate."    

- Lindsay Fletcher, Sunbeam Foods, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions



Our virtual conference will have many of the features of a live event with the convenience of participating right on your screen! Suppliers will have booths to visit where you can discuss opportunities and negotiate deals. When visiting their booth you can communicate with them by text chat, or by audio or video calls. 
This is your opportunity to connect with suppliers you currently do business with, explore opportunities with new vendors and new products, and discuss challenges with your peers. Learn from others how they are adapting their business in this new and evolving environment.
You won’t need anything other than your computer and an internet connection. If you want to participate in video calls with suppliers, you will want to have a camera, speakers, and microphone (many computers have these items built-in). Text chat will not require any special equipment.
The event will take place over three “live” days, with a limited number of hours each day for visiting suppliers at their booths and participating in meetings. The site will remain open for a full month after that to allow more time to connect with suppliers at your convenience.
There will be scheduled appointments and flexible/open meeting time; plus you can log-in to leave suppliers messages at any time to connect outside of the conference live hours.
The allowances will be for the eight-week shipping period after the conference dates.