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The NJFPA's 2021 Annual Conference will take place online over April 22-23 and 29-30. Both two-day sets will include one day of education and programming on the second day. Join us for keynotes, panels, and discussions with speakers, including: Campbell Soup, Ahold Delhaize, Comarco Products, Norris McLaughlin PC, and Omni Food Sales. 

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Read more about our plans for the 2020 conference below to get an idea of the amazing content and speakers you can expect from an NJFPA event. 



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NJFPA Statement On COVID-19

Due to the latest COVID-19 recommendations, the March 13
conference was postponed. 
Stay tuned for updates on this and future events.
Read the March 19, 2020 message from our Board President, Mark Macellaro. 


We appreciate your patience as we endeavor to reschedule the NJFPA Annual Conference, originally set for March 13, 2020 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City. We ask that you please give our organization approximately 45 days to assess the Coronavirus impact on moving the program to a new date before we offer a refund. Our hope is that you will be able to participate when we reschedule the Conference. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to reach our to our staff at 888-859-8832 [email protected]

UPDATE - March 11, 2020 6pm

On Tuesday night, we shared an update that our 2020 Annual Conference would take place. We based the decision to move forward on the information available to us at the time, including guidance at the time from the NJ Department of Health on public gatherings. We noted in Tuesday’s email that this decision could change based on the fluidity of the situation.

Regrettably, in our regular status call today, the NJFPA leadership concluded that conditions have changed, and the prudent step is to postpone this year's conference.

I am proud of our loyal members that were part of our conference team. They did everything they could, down to the wire, to make this event happen. We were determined to go forward only if we could host our guests safely and responsibly while delivering the quality education and networking experience that you should expect from an organization like ours.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this late decision may cause. Our team is already looking at how to approach rescheduling this event and will be back in touch as soon as we have updates.

We will be in contact, over the coming days, with everyone who was registered for the conference to discuss. Thanks in advance for giving our staff a couple of days to get to you.

If you had a hotel room reserved, Ocean Casino Resort will allow cancellations without penalty until noon on Thursday.

I'm sorry I won't see you on Friday - and hope that you have a good weekend.

Mark Macellaro

President, NJFPA


As a community of food and beverage companies, suppliers and service organizations, we need to Catch the Wave of change to ensure that we keep our competitive advantage and continue to drive the industry forward. That is why, this year’s NJFPA Annual Conference is focusing on industry trends in Sustainability, Supply Chain and Corporate Social Responsibility. Throughout the day, you will hear from your peers – the best in our industry and thought leaders in our community. They will share their journeys, from launching a CSR program to building sustainability initiatives throughout all aspects of their businesses. 


Keynote Speaker

Ray Rastelli, Jr. began his career at 19 years old with a small Butcher Shop in southern New Jersey. The quintessential entrepreneur; Ray built one small storefront into a nearly $1 Billion business, with a trusted name in the food industry. From humble beginnings to a family of companies across the globe, Ray never thought small. 

As president of Rastelli Foods Group, Ray takes equal care in leading the financial success of the company as well as upholding its positive corporate culture. As Rastelli Foods Group continues to grow; encompassing food service, production, distribution, retail and e-commerce, Ray and Tony strive to maintain a small, family business feel that clients, customers and employees truly appreciate.

Closing Speaker

Roma McCaig leads Campbell’s corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability strategies and programs. Campbell has received national and global recognition for its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability programs and practices, including being named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for 10 consecutive years. 



Registration: $125 Members, $395 Non-Members
Exhibitor: $900, including two registrations


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