King & Prince Resort, Saint Simons Island


The King & Prince Resort
Saint Simons Island, GA
October 19-21st

For those who attended the 2014 SFPA Convention at historic Saint Simons Island they will tell you it was one of their best ever. We intend to repeat the success as our members urged us to select it and the King & Prince Resort for our 2017 convention, October 19-21.


Opening in 1935 as a seaside dance club, the King & Prince Hotel opened in 1941 to national acclaim for its amenities and exceptional ocean views.


Be ready for another outstanding convention when the SFPA returns to the King & Prince Resort on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Mark your calendar now for October 19-21st.


For SFPA members the King & Prince Resort is a perfect location for bringing the spouse for sunbathing, historic tours and delicious seafood from nearby restaurants.


Download our SFPA Convention Agenda or Convention Registration Form now.


Also, please download your SFPA Convention Check List and learn more about our convention tour of downtown St. Simons Island on Sat. Oct. 20


SFPA Annual Convention

Members mark their calendars for a weekend each October for the SFPA Convention. Held in destinations ranging from Asheville, NC to Charleston, Hilton Head Island, SC and Savannah and Brunswick, GA, it’s a time of networking, learning and fun with fellow members and their spouses.


A welcome reception is held on Thursday night, followed by a morning breakfast and general session. Here, top industry experts share insights to topics essential to the success of a food processor. Food processors typically share samples of their own brands with other members and associate members can display their products at exhibits. Friday afternoon includes a member golf tournament and other activities, tours, etc. Members gather again Friday night for a casual dinner and entertainment.


Saturday begins with breakfast and the second general session with more top expert presentations, followed by an afternoon that may include a tennis tournament, group excursion, or free time. Members attend a silent auction and raffle to benefit the association’s scholarship fund, followed by a semi-formal dinner and installation of the new president of the association.


Associate members can invest in various sponsorship levels to support the convention ranging from an exhibit table, to hospitality suite and other events during the convention. For more information on attending the next convention, contact Executive Director, Anna Ondick, at (407) 365-5661 or via e-mail at


Relax and Renew With SFPA Friends At Saint Simons Island!


Past Events:

  • 2014 March 19-20 – SFPA U Annual Conference at Clemson University
  • 2014 October 16-19 – King & Prince Resort St. Simons Island, GA
  • 2013 SFPA Convention: Oct. 17-20th @ Doubletree by Hilton, Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
  • 2013 SFPA U Educational Program Conference: March 19-20, 2013 @ Doubletree By Hilton in Raleigh, NC
  • 2012 SFPA Annual Conference: October 25-27, 2012 @ Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC
  • 2012 SFPA U Educational Program Conference: March 7-8, 2012 @ The University of Georgia.
  • 2011 SFPA Annual Conference: October 20-22, 2011 @ Meadowview Convention Center in Kingsport, TN.
  • 2011 SFPA U Educational Program Conference: March 8-9, 2011 @ Clemson University’
  • 2010 SFPA Annual Conference: October 29-31, 2010
  • 2010 SFPA Educational Program Conference: March 9-10, 2010
  • 2009 SFPA Annual Conference: October 22-24, 2009
  • “Southern Hospitality – Buy the South’s Best Food” Marketing Program: May 2009
  • 2008 SFPA Annual Conference: October 23-26, 2008
  • 2008 Better Process Control Schools (BPCS): September 23-26, 2008
  • 2007 SFPA Annual Conference: November 8-11, 2007
  • 2006 SFPA Annual Conference: October 26-29, 2006
  • 2005 SFPA Annual Conference: October 27-30, 2005
  • 2004 SFPA Annual Conference: November 4-6, 2004
  • 2003 SFPA Annual Conference: November 6-9, 2003
  • 2003 Better Process Control Schools (BPCS): Various dates in 2003