February 06 - 08, 2017  ·  Sheraton Tampa East Hotel - Tampa, FL
2017 NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show
A unique opportunity to network with your peers, expand your knowledge and improve your bottom line.
February 06 - 08, 2017  ·  Sheraton Tampa East Hotel - Tampa, FL

NICA and Fare Foods are proud to bring you one of the best Business Expos and Food Shows in our industry!

The NICA Business Expo provides Workshops and Discussion Groups which cover the issues and daily challenges our industry is faced with today, facilitated by experts in their fields.

The Fare Foods 2017 Food Show will feature exhibitors showcasing the latest food trends and technology that will define the 2017 Fair Season.

  Need a room at the Sheraton Tampa East?    Click Here to Make Your Reservation!

*The hotel is currently sold out; however, please call Audrey Poole (618) 841-3466 or email apoole@farefoods.com for assistance. We have a few rooms left held back in our block of rooms.

   Plan to attend the ServSafe Management Class and Certification?  Click Here to Pre-Register!

Sunday, February 5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
NICA Board Meeting
Room: Brandon I & II
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Superbowl Party
Join us in the Grande Ballroom for a Superbowl party!
Monday, February 6
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open registration - Hotel Lobby
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
NICA’s Strategic Plan Updates
Room: Brandon IV Speaker: Rey O’Day (Open to all Attendees)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Past-Presidents & Past Directors Luncheon Meeting
Room: Brandon I
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vendor Setup
Vendors have access to the Ballroom to set up their displays.
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Allied Insurance
Room: Brandon II
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Hummel Group Insurance
Room: Brandon III Speaker: Phil Teague
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
DOT Updates
Room: Brandon IV
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fare Foods Food Show
Grande Ballroom
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fare Foods Hospitality Suite
Stop by the Palm Room to enjoy a drink and mingle with Fare Foods staff and others in the industry.
Tuesday, February 7
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open registration - Hotel Lobby
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
What is CCE and How Do I get one?
Room: Brandon II Speaker: Sandra O’Brien
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Employee Do’s & Don’ts 101
Room: Brandon III Speaker: Jessica Gottsche
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
HealthCare Insurance – What’s Ahead?
Room: Brandon IV Speaker: Steck Johnson
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
The Best Quality Soda on the Midway
Room: Brandon IV Speaker: Michael Curci
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fare Foods Food Show
Grande Ballroom
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fare Foods Hospitality Suite
Stop by the Palm Room to enjoy a drink and mingle with Fare Foods staff and others in the industry.
Wednesday, February 8
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
ServSafe Management Class Registration
$135.00 per person
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ServSafe Management Class and Certification
Includes lunch Room: Brandon I & II
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Point of Sale Options
Room: Brandon V Speaker: Tina Walker
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
5-Star Refrigeration & Air Conditioning – Repair, Equipment & Water
Room: Brandon I Speaker: Joseph E. Matthews, III
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Get to know and USE your NICA Benefits
Room Brandon III Speaker: Michelle Card (Open to all attendees)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
NICA General Membership Meeting
Room: Salon 1 & 2
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
NICA Dinner, Auction & Entertainment
Hors d’oeuvres by Fare Foods Grande Ballroom
Sheraton Tampa East Hotel - Tampa, FL - 10221 Princess Palm Avenue Tampa, FL 33610 United States

General Information

Registration: The registration booth is located at the entrance to the Business Expo & Food Show. If you have preregistered, please stop by to pick up your badges. If you have not pre-registered, you can do so at the show. The registration booth is open Monday from 10 AM - 8:00 PM & Tuesday from 8 AM - 8 PM.

Information Booth: A NICA/Fare Foods information booth will be located inside the Showroom. NICA and Fare Foods representatives will be available to members and guests with questions about NICA, its programs and benefits. NICA staff and Board of Directors as well as Fare Foods staff will be present throughout the show.

Hospitality Suite: Fare Foods would like to invite all exhibitors, members and guests to the Fare Foods Hospitality Suite from 9 - 11 PM on Monday & Tuesday in the Palm Room.

Restaurants: The Sheraton Tampa East Hotel offers a unique taste of Tampa in Panfilo’s Grill, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual atmosphere or relax at Panfilo’s Bar, featuring happy hour from 4 - 7 PM daily. Additionally, room service is available from 6 AM - 11 PM.

Recreation, Guest & Business Services: The Sheraton Tampa East Hotel features an outdoor heated pool and a 24-hour fitness facility for recreation purposes. Other guest services include 24-hour concierge service, 100% non-smoking rooms and facilities, bellmen and porters, luggage storage, dry cleaning and laundry, and copy/fax/print services. For more information on the services provided at the Sheraton Tampa East, please visit their Website.

Shuttle Services: Shuttles will be available Tuesday 4pm - 10pm & Wednesday 10am - 5pm and will run every 30 minutes from the Sheraton to the Gibtown Club. Sponsored by Allied Specialty Insurance.

To modify your registration, click the link in your confirmation email.