NETWORKING EVENTS

Innovation Showcase – Networking Tables
Sponsors will be exhibiting on Wednesday and Thursday of the conference to share the latest innovations in products and services. Don’t miss either opportunity to learn what’s new from key representatives.
 
Conference Attire
The attire for most events is business casual. Here is the suggested attire for specific functions:
 
Golf Tournament
The course requires all players to wear collared shirts. Denim is prohibited. All players must also
adhere to a “soft spikes only” policy.
 
Uptown Texas! - Industry Networking Event
Attire is business casual... with a Texas flair - like fringe, western style shirt, bolo tie, etc.!
 
Hats Off to Texas! - A Night at Billy Bob’s Honky Tonk
Pull on your cowboy boots, best jeans and western wear.
 
Hunger Awareness Activity - SHFM Game Show
Attire is casual. Hunger Awareness t-shirts are encouraged!
 
Boots & Bow Ties - President’s Evening
Attire is cocktail (black tie optional).
 
Other Essential Items to Pack
 
Expected Weather
The forecast in Fort Worth averages highs in the 80’s this time in September. Be sure to plan accordingly and check the weather before leaving. Meeting rooms may be cool to some. Layered clothing is recommended.
 
Business Cards
You'll need plenty of business cards to hand out during the Innovation Showcase hours and many other networking events throughout the conference. 

Wallets and Corporate Credit Cards
You’ll want to have money or a credit card on hand as you bid high and bid often at the annual SHFM Silent Auction. The auction raises funds to promote and educate college students on the merits of onsite foodservice and hospitality. The SHFM Foundation develops outreach programs to attract the best college students to the onsite industry, so please support this important cause. Bid High and Bid Often! Click here to donate an auction item!