Recently acquired by International Conference Development LLC, FirstSource announces dates for its Deli&Cheese 1on1 networking conference.


Deli&Cheese 1on1Wells, Maine – September 2, 2015: FirstSource Events, a newly acquired division of International Conference Development LLC (ICDevents), is rebranding and reformatting its series of food industry buyer-supplier meetings. The new “1 on1” events feature FirstSource’s highly productive meetings format, which combines product presentations, industry seminars, and product samplings with a unique 1-on-1 Buyer-Supplier Exchange.

FirstSource also confirmed the dates and location for its Deli&Cheese 1on1 event, which brings together the top buyers and suppliers of specialty cheese and deli products for 2 ½ highly productive days. The event will be held February 10-12, 2016, at the beautiful Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC, a destination recently voted one of the 50 Best Resorts by Conde Nast readers.

According to Event Director Bill Doherty, “Deli&Cheese 1on1 offers participants the opportunity to explore consumer trends, new market concepts, nutrition and labeling issues, and other insights offered by industry leaders and experts on cutting-edge topics.”

Doherty said, “FirstSource’s Deli&Cheese 1on1 is a ramped-up version of a hosted buyer event that will bring qualified deli and specialty cheese buyers and suppliers together for informative industry presentations, product tastings, and innovative networking opportunities.” He added that FirstSource events will be held at venues that are more conducive to networking among peers, offering opportunities for collaboration and improved purchasing efficiency.

New this year will be a very strong educational conference program geared toward buyers of specialty cheeses and deli products. Registration will be limited to 20-30 suppliers and industry buyers. Qualified Specialty Cheese and Deli buyers are able to receive complimentary registration for the events and discounted rooms for a limited time.

Information is available by visiting a Deli & Cheese Preview website at or by contacting Bill Doherty, Event Director, at 207-216-9857. Email: The full website is expected to be live in early September.


For More information on this or future scheduled FirstSource events, contact:

  • Bill Doherty
  • 207-216-9857

About FirstSource Events

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

About International Conference Development, LLC

With over 75 years cumulative experience in the conference and exhibition business; ICDevents professionals have produced highly successful events in multiple fields and industries including: biotechnology, environment, finance, knowledge management, customer relationship management, investment, design, architecture, construction, insurance, manufacturing, marketing, electronic commerce, healthcare, pharmaceutical, energy, food and beverage, telecommunications and information technology. These exhibitions and conferences have been held at leading resorts, hotels and convention centers worldwide.