JW Marriott Miami
Turnberry Resort & Spa

January 13-14, 2025

Hosted Buyer Information

Hosted buyer applications are now open for GOPEX 2025

  • Farm Journal & The Packer events provide retail and food service buyers with the opportunity to meet with targeted prospects and network, socialize and meet face-to-face with qualified suppliers in fantastic destinations. 

  • Event attendees will enjoy informative educational sessions, expert speakers, multiple networking sessions and activities and pre-scheduled BizMatch meetings.  Not to mention, your hotel accommodations are complimentary.

  • What categories are eligible to be hosted?

    Retail The retail category is valid for full-service retail chains that sell food to consumers. The company must have at least 10 stores or more. (Buyers with fewer locations may be included at the discretion of Farm Journal.) Air travel reimbursement and lodging are provided upon request and approval. 

    Foodservice: The foodservice categoryis valid for broadline or chain foodservice industry members. Broadline Foodservice: A company that provides food and non-food products to restaurants, cafeterias, industrial caterers, and hotels. Chain Foodservice: Includes restaurants, hotels, industrial caterers, cafeterias, and meal box subscription companies. Air travel reimbursement and lodging are provided upon request.

Contact us with questions about the Hosted Buyer Program.

Jordan Davis  jordandavis@thepacker.com   816-405-2724
Lauren Haines  lhaines@thepacker.com    913-713-9347



Join us at the beautiful JW Marriott Miami Turnberry resort with two full days activities, networking, BizMatch speed dating, education, expo and the chance to  meet with the top suppliers in fresh produce. 

Go online and apply for our hosted buyer program which features:

  • Waived registration fees
  • Complimentary hotel nights
  • Possible Travel/Airfare reimbursement
  • BizMatch participation (mandatory if receiving a hosted experience)

To secure your hosted invitation, please fill out the hosted buyer application.

View the full event agenda here.

Who attends GOPEX?  View previous hosted buyer attendees below!

Already confirmed to attend?  Login below to our hosted buyer portal to update your registration or travel information.