Chris Nemchek is the Sr. Vice President of Sales and Business Development at the Specialty Food Association. He is a 25 year veteran of the Specialty Food and International Tradeshow Industries. Nemchek currently oversees the department responsible for maintaining and developing all member and international relationships as well as the specialty food buying community.
His work includes strategy development and execution of revenue generation and membership growth and advancement plans. He enjoys building partnerships with domestic trade associations and international governmental agencies and he has been instrumental in developing the Fancy Food Shows into North America’s premiere specialty food marketplace.
While Nemchek’s main focus is on relationship-building between SFA members and the specialty food buying community, his department is also responsible for developing new promotional opportunities and streams of revenue for the Association.
A frequent speaker at industry educational programs, Nemchek currently sits on the Boards of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and their New York Chapter. He is also the past chairman of IAEE’s MATSO Council.