National Account Operator Agenda

Taste new products, meet chefs and suppliers, learn from industry leaders—you can do all this and more at Innovations.


Innovations is one of the few trade shows where all exhibited products can be sourced from a single place: Dot Foods. In addition to tasting products you can source, you’ll enjoy ample networking opportunities, entertainment, seminars, and exclusive national account programming. The show is free to attend for invited operators, and we’ll even cover hotel and travel for one person from each company.
Start planning your experience and register here to attend.


Tuesday, June 13


8 a.m.–6 p.m. Registration, America’s Center 


5–6:30 p.m. National Account Operators Happy Hour, Marriott St. Louis Grand


6:30–9 p.m. Exhibitors and National Account Operators Reception, Armory STL

Wednesday, June 14


7:30–8:45 a.m. National Account Operators Breakfast & Networking


8 a.m.–6 p.m. Registration, America’s Center


9 a.m.–5 p.m. Operator Insights, America’s Center


11:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m. National Account Operator Booth Preview, America’s Center Halls 1-4


2:30–3:30 p.m. Alton Brown Keynote


6–9 p.m. Welcome Reception, St. Louis Union Station

Thursday, June 15


6:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration, America’s Center


7:30–9 a.m. Breakfast, America’s Center 


9–10:15 a.m. Industry Update, America’s Center Dome


10:15 a.m.–4 p.m. Trade Show Floor Open, America’s Center Halls 1-4


11 a.m.–1 p.m. Culinary Experience Lunch, America’s Center Halls 1-4


6–7:30 p.m. Pre-Concert Party, America’s Center Dome


7:30 p.m. Counting Crows Concert, America’s Center Dome

For Your Entertainment

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Armory STL

To kick off Innovations, eat, drink, play games, and more in St. Louis’ largest indoor entertainment venue.
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Union Station

Enjoy free food and drinks as you explore the aquarium, ride the Ferris wheel, and more at this St. Louis landmark.
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Counting Crows Concert

Join us after the trade show for an exclusive concert from one of the biggest rock groups of the ’90s!

Operator Insights

On Wednesday, get exclusive insights at a special program just for our national account attendees.
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View Exhibitors

Check out which suppliers will be showing their samples on the show floor.

Sign Up to Attend

We look forward to meeting you in St. Louis for seminars, entertainment, and more at our trade show this summer.