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Program Overview: People - Process - Profit 

In 2023, the New Jersey Food Processors Association gathered in Atlantic City on March 16-17th to share ideas, benchmark industry trends, and network amongst peers. This is a cornerstone program that continues to grow its reach and engagement. Make sure your membership is up to date to receive member pricing on exhibiting and registration next year.

Individual Attendee (non-exhibitor): Members $150 | Non-Members $425




Casual Kick Off Cocktail Reception
Visit Exhibitors and Networking
Harrah's Conference Center, Wildwood Ballroom

FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH, 7 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM    Breakfast / Visit Exhibitors / Networking
8:00 AM Welcome and Remarks by Sam Pipitone, III, NJFPA President
8:05 AM Keynote Address by Arlin Wasserman, Changing Tastes
8:45 AM    Food Manufacturing Survey by NJFPA and Grassi Advisors
9:30 AM Visitors Exhibitors / Networking
10:20 AM  Breakout Sessions I
- Food Safety Culture and Regulatory Compliance - Donna F. Schaffner Sponsored by SGS
 - Fallacies & Fairytales: The Truth Behind Business Valuations - Fred Kaplan Sponsored by NJEDA
 - Challenges and Solutions For Your Processing Facility Construction - Tony Ricciardi
11:10 AM  Breakout Sessions II
- Investing in the Workforce - Improving Retention and Effectiveness - NJMEP & Premio Foods
- Food Importing and Transportation: Trends and Opportunities - Dominic O’Brien Sponsored by Norwood Construction
 - Facility Design to Enhance Process & Performance - John Pedersen
12:00 PM  Visitors Exhibitors / Networking
12:45 PM Lunch and Awards
1:30 PM Dessert and Closing Presentation by Jill Weber, Sojourn Philly Restaurant Group

as of March 10, 2023

 Keynote Speakers

Keynote Address by Arlin Wasserman, Changing Tastes

Arlin Wasserman is the founder and a partner at Changing Tastes where he advises and supports some of the largest restaurant and hospitality companies, retail food brands, philanthropies, trade and environmental organizations. Arlin has helped identify and catalyze some of the most significant shifts in the way businesses and consumers think about food. Arlin was the first head of sustainability for Sodexo, led executive education programs at the Culinary Institute of America and Harvard. He also is a contributing author on the food industry for NASDAQ.

"Food choices are touch points for our health, our culture, and our planet. They are also the most important choices we make."

Read more on the NJFPA News Blog.

Closing Presentation by Jill Weber, Sojourn Philly

Dr. Jill Weber is the Founder / Owner of Sojourn Philly Restaurant Group (Jet Wine Bar, Rex at the Royal, Café Ynez, Sor Ynez). Jill has her roots in archeology with a Ph.D. from UPenn and she has worked in Turkey, Armenia, Oman, Iraq, Italy, and Syria. Her experiences traveling the world and experiencing community and culture through food inspired her restaurant career. 

Jill has been the subject of multiple Philidelphia area features for her creative problem-solving during the pandemic, deliberate fostering of workplace culture for retention, and leadership in her industry. Jill was president of Les Dames d'Escoffier - Philly Chapter, co-organizes the Sisterly Love Collective, and has been the host of her own SiriusXM radio show Digging Into Dining

Read more on the NJFPA News Blog.



In 2022, the exhibit hall was energetic. We heard how wonderful and productive the conversations were throughout the day. More than 40 companies are expected to participate, displaying products and services and interacting with top-level executives from organizations throughout the state. This is a program not to be missed. Set up begins at 1pm on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

  • Member Exhibitor (includes two representatives): $900 until 1/16/23; $950 from 1/17/23

  • Non-Member Exhibitor (includes two representatives): $1,200 until 1/16/23; $1,300 from 1/17/23

  • Additional Representatives (more than the two included): $100 Each 


"It is more about the relationships at these smaller shows, making an actual connection with someone you can help not just sell to. I get more good leads here than I do in a week of one of the big shows."


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the NJFPA Annual Conference represents an opportunity for creative engagement with both food processors and the partners that support the industry. Throughout the event, attendees discuss best practices, learn about the latest trends, explore solutions to our shared challenges, and network with new friends and familiar faces. Through sponsorship, your organization can be associated with leaders in our community. Read more about the Sponsorship Details. 

Reserve your sponsorship today!
Mail in your sponsorship commitment


Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey - Rate Cut-Off-Date is Monday, February 20, 2023
$81 Run of House on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 and Thursday, March 16, 2023
$221 Run of House on Friday, March 17, 2023
Reservations can be made by calling (888) 516-2215, Group Code SHO3FR3 or NJFPA Annual Conference. OR online at
Additional applicable taxes, occupancy fee, casino fee, resort fee


Lead Sponsor

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor


Lanyard Sponsor



Swag Bag Sponsor


Stewardship Award Sponsor

Breakout Sponsors 


 Supporting Sponsors