Thursday June 8, 2017

8:00 - 5:00
8:00 - 5:00
3:30 - 4:30
5:30 - 6:30
6:30 - 8:00
Registration Hours
Exhibitor Set Up
TGCSA/TGEF Annual Meetings
Chairman's Reception
Chairman's Banquet

Friday June 9, 2017

7:00 - 5:00
8:00 - 9:00

9:00 - 10:15
10:30 - 11:45
11:00 - 5:00
12:00 - 1:00
3:00 - 4:30
Registration Hours
Opening Breakfast
    with former UT Coach Phil Fulmer
Education Sessions
Education Sessions
Expo Hours & Retail Connection station
Working Lunch
TN Best Bagger Competition

Thursday June 8th

Chairman’s Banquet
Recognition of 2017 Retailer and Supplier of the Year

Please join us on Thursday evening as we congratulate the 2017 TGCSA Retailer and Supplier of the Year, and the important impact these two individuals have had on the industry!

These winners are members of TGCSA and the award winners are selected based on the following:
store or supplier operation, leadership, association service, community service, and individual standards.

 Friday June 9th

Retail Connection Station
We are proud to once again offer the Retail Connection Station that will connect businesses and people during the TGCSA expo! This will be a great opportunity for both retailers and exhibitors!

RETAILERS: During the assigned time, exhibiting companies will have the opportunity to speak to you directly and to seek information about presenting their product or service to your retail company!

EXHIBITORS: The Connection Station will provide you with the opportunity to approach retailers! A schedule including times and retailer representatives (including title and position) will follow closer to the date.

Pick Tennessee Pavilion

TGCSA is once again partnering with Pick TN products during the Expo! More than 40 Pick TN products will be showcased this year! From produce to pumpkin patches,  honey and handmade soaps to farm direct cheeses and artisan chocolates, farm-milled corn meal to making meals with our seasonal recipes, you can live local better with Pick Tennessee.

Breakfast–Keynote Speaker
COACH PHIL FULMER Former UT Head Football Coach of National Champion Team/ Colleg
e Football Analyst

  • Coach Phillip Fulmer served as Head Football Coach at Tennessee for 17 years, from 1992-2008
  • In his 17 seasons, his record was 152-52 with a 74 percent winning percentage, he had 92 players make an NFL roster, 18 players earned All- American honors
  • Coach Fulmer, most recently, was inducted into the 2012 National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.
  • Fulmer has also been a sports analyst on CBS’s SEC Postgame Show and appeared as himself in the 2009 feature film The Blind Side.

 Education Sessions - Free

Reinventing Your Hiring and Management Style
JIM MATHIS J & L Mathis Group, Inc.

Back by popular demand! Mathis will present a humorous, entertaining, and interactive exchange about hiring and positioning individuals to bring out their best performance. During this session, attendees will explore essential tools for managing, leading, and retaining good workers, improved communication and reduced conflict. Laugh and learn as you experience a presentation comparable to “Dr. Phil meets Jeff Foxworthy!”

Active Shooter Defense Training
SCOTT PAYNE Undercover Coordinator, Principal Tactical Instructor F.B.I. Knoxville

Scott Payne with the Knoxville FBI will present an active shooter training session specifically for TGCSA members. Attend this session to become prepared and learn tips on how to respond in the event of an active shooter or an emergency. During this session, attendees will learn CRASE, or Civilians Response to Active Shooter Defense Training Events. For additional details on this session, visit

 Convention & Expo Accommodations

Image result for Holiday Inn Knoxville DowntownHoliday Inn Knoxville Downtown

Address: 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: (865) 522-2800

To register click Here or call and use code “TGC” to get special rates. When you click on the link the code is automatically inserted and all you have to do is select the dates of your stay.

DEADLINE TO RESERVE with special rates is May 11th

 Register Today

Register Online

REGISTRATION DEADLINE & CANCELLATION POLICY: Last day of pre-registration is May 15, 2017.
After that date, registration will be processed at the convention registration desk. No refunds on cancellations made after May 15, 2017. Substitutions may be made.

Contact us

Phone: 615-889-0136

Address: 1838 Elm Hill Pike, Ste 136

Nashville, TN 37210

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