The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) opened registration for this year’s highly anticipated NFRA Convention, taking place at the Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, Maryland, October 5-8. As the premier business event for the frozen and refrigerated foods industry, more than 1,500 anticipated attendees will conduct more than 5,000 business meetings over the course of three days, efficiently maximizing time spent at the convention. 

Of particular interest:

  • Business Meetings and Networking Events: The NFRA Convention offers a dedicated platform for facilitated business meetings, driving valuable connections and industry collaboration. It’s possible to hold dozens of face-to-face meetings in just a few days, saving everyone time spent away from the office throughout the year and money in additional travel costs.
  • Product Showcasing: Attendees can look forward to the Sunday evening opening Taste of Excellence reception, where 50+ emerging brands and leading manufacturers will showcase their latest product innovations. Café NFRA will be open Sunday – Tuesday, and offers attendees an informal meeting space with the chance to taste samples and refreshments. NFRA’s grand prize winner of the inaugural Penguin Pitch contest will be featured in the Café this year.
  • Guest Speakers: Monday will kick off with an engaging breakfast presentation by Chef Edward Lee, winner of Food Network’s Iron Chef America, culinary director of Succotash, and winner of James Beard Award for Best Food Writing in The Mind of a Chef. Tuesday morning will feature an industry outlook, specific to frozen and dairy insights and opportunities, customized and presented by Numerator.
  • Frozen Food Hall of Fame: During the Monday luncheon, NFRA will proudly induct new members into the Frozen Food Hall of Fame, honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the frozen industry.
  • Golden Penguin Awards: Celebrating marketing and merchandising excellence, the Golden Penguin Awards recognize outstanding achievements in promoting frozen and refrigerated foods and will be showcased during the Tuesday luncheon.
  • New Venue: The Gaylord National Harbor, just minutes from the nation’s capital, will serve as the backdrop for this year’s event, offering proximity to 160 stores, over 40 restaurants and renowned attractions.

Join us at the 2024 NFRA Convention to explore new opportunities, build relationships, and get business done effectively in the frozen and refrigerated foods sector.


About National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA)
NFRA is a non-profit trade association representing all segments of the frozen and refrigerated foods industry. NFRA sponsors national promotions ReDiscover Dairy & Frozen (January), March Frozen Food Month, June Dairy Month and Summer Favorites Ice Cream & Novelties (June/July); and provides consumer information such as food safety guidelines, meal preparation tips, recipes and sweepstakes opportunities through its Easy Home Meals consumer website and social media properties.