AGA-LogoMOODY, MAINE—August 1, 2016—FirstSource Events announced that the American Grassfed Association has become a supporting partner of MainCourse 1on1, a new event bringing together high-volume retail and foodservice buyers with suppliers of all “main course proteins” such as meat, poultry and seafood.

The event will be held November 2-3 in St. Augustine, Florida at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort ( ).

“Our buyer-supplier exchange offers American Grassfed Association members a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with top buyers that are ready to source products as well as learn about the Association and its offerings,” said Colette Fairchild, Event Director for MainCourse 1on1.

“This event is a timely and cost effective way for our members to reach top industry buyers to showcase grass-fed meat with a unique format and setting,” said Carrie Balkcom, Executive Director for the American Grassfed Association.

MainCourse 1on1 conference program topics and speakers include:

  • “Dynamics of a Changing Plate: How to Win Over Your Consumer’s Shifting Appetite” presented by Colleen McClellan, Director, Datassential
  • “Generational Marketing: Demographic Shifts Drive Profits” by Patty Johnson, Global Food Analyst, Mintel
  • “Challenges, Insights and Opportunities for Beef, Pork and Poultry” by Urner Barry
  • “Meeting the Demands of Today’s Mindful Consumers: A Panel Discussion,” moderated by Patty Johnson and featuring leading industry buyers

Questions may be directed to Bill Doherty at (207) 216-9857 or Colette Fairchild at (708) 804-2119

About FirstSource Events

FirstSource networking events are limited to high-volume buyers and suppliers. The format combines buyer-scheduled one-on-one meetings, personal introductions with icebreakers, supplier presentations and product tastings. In addition, suppliers’ products are featured at many of the event’s meals and receptions. Hotel and meals for invited pre-qualified buyers are covered by the event organizers. A limited number of pre-screened suppliers pay a modest fee to take part. To date, all FirstSource events have earned a 100 percent satisfaction rating by participants.

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