The National Grocers Association has announced it will bring the 2019 NGA Show to San Diego for the first time next month. The annual trade show and conference, in its 31st year, will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27.

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The NGA brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service providers. During this year's event, attendees will see new products, attend over 60 educational sessions, participate in special events and hear from select industry speakers. It will also feature a number of special events, including a keynote presentation by political strategist, Donna Brazile and former White House Press Secretary, Dana Perino.

"We look forward to welcoming independent retailers and wholesalers to Southern California, which boasts $44 billion in annual grocery sales, making it the largest U.S. grocery market by far," said Courtney Muller, show director of the NGA Show and chief corporate development & strategy officer of Clarion UX. "Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with over 400 exhibiting companies, occupying a total of 57,000 square feet, and see the latest developments in the grocery industry with access to seven pavilions with a specific focus on meat, produce, coffee, technology, seasonal merchandise and ethnic and specialty foods."

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at mconcepcion@sdbj.com or 858-634-4625.