The Convenience Distribution Marketplace, by the Convenience Distribution Association, is the annual celebration of the convenience products wholesale distribution industry.  Attendees are the nations’ wholesale distributors of snacks, candy, food service, tobacco & tobacco related products, beverage & beverage programs, HBC, general merchandise, grocery and other products and services to primarily small format retailers. Marketplace integrates great networking events, distributor-focused education sessions, the annual CDA Awards luncheon, two great receptions and an action-packed one-day Marketplace floor.

At the Convenience Distribution Marketplace, your company will: 

  • Increase Brand Exposure
  • Reach Unparalleled Buying Power
    • The top convenience products wholesale distributors in the United States will attend Marketplace looking for products and ideas to better serve their retail customers and increase their efficiency and profitability.
  • Launch New Products
  • Close Deals on the Marketplace Floor
  • Demonstrate Your Support of the Convenience Products Distribution Industry
  • Build and Maintain Your Distributor Relationships

The Convenience Distribution Marketplace delivers strong exhibitor ROI through:

  • Networking
    • Much more than a trade show, Marketplace is an environment where you will easily connect, network and build your business, with
      • Great Networking Event & Reception
      • CDA Annual Industry Awards Dinner
      • Breakfast Each Day
      • One-Day Marketplace Floor with CDA Lounge & Lunch for attendees and exhibitors
  • Education
    • Distributor-focused concurrent education sessions on a variety of topics key to channel success.
  • Marketing to Distributors
    • Weekly e-news from CDA on the event, coverage in Convenience Distribution™ magazine and additional online promotion targeting distributors across the country.
  • Sponsorship & Ad Programs
    • A variety of sponsorship and Marketplace ad programs designed to build your business.


Exhibit space is available only to CDA members in good standing.  Space is extremely limited, with Marketplace’s focus on top trading partners of CDA member wholesale distributors.  Space is available on a first come-first served basis.


Marketplace booths are all-inclusive.  You simply bring your sales team, collateral and samples and you are set to sell.  Your booth fee includes a furnished booth with 10’ x 10’ and 10’ x 20’ booths including a MIS walled and sided booth with your company’s submitted graphics across your booth’s top panel.  20’ x 20’ booths are limited, and have the option of a completely furnished 16’ center structured booth with furniture package or exhibitor may choose a custom carpeted and rigging package and build/design their own space.  See exhibitor prospectus for details and descriptions.

Your booth purchase also includes:

  • 5 complimentary registrations per each 10’ x 10’ of space with full access to all Marketplace sessions, lunches, receptions and networking events.  (Networking events are available on a first come-first served basis).
  •  Company listing with full description and logo in the Convenience Distribution Marketplace Guide & Exhibitor Directory and in the online exhibitor guide


Companies running a Marketplace Only Deal - exclusive to buyers who place orders at the Convenience Distribution Marketplace - will be noted in the Convenience Distribution Marketplace Guide & Exhibitor Directory, in the online exhibitor directory and on the Marketplace floor.  We will also give you a FREE shelf in the Product Showcase on the floor.


Exhibitors include purveyors of candy, snacks, food service, tobacco & tobacco related products, beverages & beverage programs, HBC items, general merchandise, grocery and other products, in addition to providers of distributor solutions in warehouse equipment and technology, distributor software and hardware, business services, consulting and more.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Convenience Distribution Marketplace.