Join us April 14th as the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus becomes a Cuban paradise for one hot Havana Night! Our Annual Trade Relations Gala will have a Caribbean flare as attendees will have the perfect setting to network with industry leaders, attend the Association annual meeting, enjoy great food, and have a chance to win amazing items at our online silent auction and prize raffle. Our biggest night of the year is sure to be one hot event, so check back often as we update the event offerings and itinerary. For current information, refer to our FAQs page.
Sponsorship is Available!
Sponsorship for the 2018 Trade Relations Gala is now available! For information about Sponsor Packages and availability, refer to our Sponsorship Form.
Schedule: (Updated 12/17)
We are constantly adding to content and schedule for the evening, so check back often as we update this information.
4:30 – 5:00pm – PAC Reception (By Special Invitation for Ohio Food PAC Contributors)
5:00 – 7:00pm – Trade Relations Reception (Registration Begins at 5:00pm); Networking & Cocktails
5:00 – 8:45pm – Online Silent Auction (Bidding Begins Early!); Bidding Continues Throughout the Evening (Please refrain from bidding during the Gala Program.)
5:00 – 7:00pm – Gala Raffle (Tickets on Sale for Great Prizes!)
7:00 – 9:00pm – Gala Program (Annual Membership Meeting, Dinner, Chairman’s Award, Pinnacle Awards, Associate of the Year Award)
9:00 – 11:00pm – After Hours (Music & Networking); Dessert Bar and Drinks
2017 Trade Relations Gala
This year’s Trade Relations Gala was April 1st, 2017. Paris came to the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center with the Ohio Grocers Association. There was great food, amazing entertainment and networking with the who’s-who of the grocery industry! We raised close to $14,000 with our new Online Silent Auction and our raffle winner won $1,000 cash!
For photos of the 2017 Gala, click here.
Pinnacle Winner, Raisin Rack, featured video, click here.
Pinnacle Winner, The Janes Group, featured video, click here.