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Current Sponsorship Opportunities

Benefits for all sponsorships

  • Listing on the Foodservice Conference website
  • Listing in the Foodservice Conference Directory (as of 06/9/18)
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, displayed as a sponsor of this event, to be located in a prominent area (as of 06/9/18)

    Additional benefits by sponsor level
  • Platinum level sponsors ($10,000+) receive
    • Company logo featured on the PMA event website
    • Acknowledgement during the opening education session
  • Gold level sponsors ($5,000-9,999) receive
    • Company logo featured on the PMA event website
  • Silver level sponsors ($3,000-4,999) receive
    • Company name featured on the PMA event website
  • Bronze level sponsors ($1,000-2,999) receive
    • Company name featured on the PMA event website

Saturday Keynote General Session

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Four (4) Co-sponsorships: $7,500 each (US$) (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on signage
    • At the entrance
    • In the room throughout the session
  • General Session:
    • The opportunity to show a 1-minute welcoming video
    • Seating at this session for eight (8) VIPs
  • Networking Reception (immediately following the general session):
    • One product incorporated into the menu, if possible
    • Opportunity to provide one (1) standard size pop up banner
    • Opportunity to include a paperless promotional item (subject to approval by PMA)

Sunday General Session

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Four (4) Co-sponsorships: $5,000 each (US$) (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on signage
    • At the entrance
    • In the room throughout the session
  • General Session:
    • The opportunity to show a 1-minute welcoming video
    • Seating at this session for eight (8) VIPs

Back of the Badge Card & Badge Mailing Sponsor 

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $5,000 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo (full-color), with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, would be printed on a separate 4” x 4” card, in the back of all 1,800+ attendee badges, along with PMA Foodservice Conference schedule
  • Color promotion printed on front of an enclosure (back side PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding and information) sent to all self-qualifying recipients of the Foodservice Conference badge mailing

Registration Sampling Station - 2 of 3 SOLD

July 27 – 29, 2018
Three (3) Co-sponsorships: $5,000 (US$) each
Benefits include:

  • Product sampling on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Opportunity to have one (1) company staff member distribute product at the sampling station
    • Sponsor is responsible for working with convention center catering or TriCord for logistics
    • Sponsor is responsible for all costs associated with catering and/or corkage fees
  • PMA will provide a sampling station with kick panel and header
    • Opportunity to provide kick panel artwork (subject to approval by PMA)

"Keep It Clean" Sponsor 

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $4,000 (US$) (sponsor supplies trash bins and liners)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo featured on trash bins throughout the exposition, educational sessions and the Hands-On Fruit & Veggie Training
    • Sponsor supplies trash bins and liners
    • Once a sponsor bin supply is depleted, the center will replace with their own receptacles
    • Subject to PMA approval

Business Roundtable Sponsorship - 1 of 2 SOLD

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $4,000
Or
Two (2) Co-sponsorships: $2,500 each (US$) (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:

  • Company name or logo recognition on:
    • Business Roundtable Buyer Questionnaire
    • Business Roundtable Participant Booklet
    • Business Roundtable Digital Timer slide projected during roundtables
  • Recognition as Roundtable Sponsor before business roundtables
  • Opportunity to distribute a paperless promotional item to roundtable attendees at roundtable check in- Item subject to PMA approval by pre-determined deadline

Water Bottle Sponsor

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $3,850 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company name and/or logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on water bottles that will be available at education refreshment breaks, registration and lounge areas, while supplies last

Journal Sponsor

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $3,650 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo and Web address, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, can be printed in full-color on journals distributed in the Foodservice Conference Materials Bags

Photographer Sponsor

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $3,500 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on the official Foodservice Photographers’ shirts (embroidered up to 7,500 stitches)
    • Frequently seen throughout the entire Foodservice event including Center for Growing Talent by PMA bocce and golf tournament, Hands on Fruit & Vegetable Training, Opening Reception, Education, Center for Growing Talent by PMA Women’s Reception and Sunday’s exposition
  • Opportunity to have the photographer take professional headshots, or booth shots or product shots onsite for fifteen minutes

Saturday Strolling Brunch (Preceding General Session)

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Three (3) Co-sponsorships: $3,000 each (US$) (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:

  • One product incorporated into the brunch, if possible
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on signage
  • Opportunity to provide one (1) standard size pop up banner
  • Opportunity to include a paperless promotional item (subject to approval by PMA)

Sunday Strolling Breakfast (Preceding General Session)

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Three (3) Co-sponsorships: $3,000 each (US$) (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:

  • One product incorporated into the breakfast, if possible
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on signage
  • Opportunity to provide one (1) standard size pop up banner
  • Opportunity to include a paperless promotional item (subject to approval by PMA)

"You Are Here" Show Floor Maps 

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $3,000 (US$)
-OR-
Two (2) Co-sponsorships: $1,750 (US$) each
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured prominently above/near each show floor map stand
    • Provides recognition on prominent structure(s) located throughout the Convention Center and Exposition
    • Includes a map of the show floor with a list of exhibiting companies and their booth numbers

Hands-On Fruit & Veggie Training-Presenting Sponsor 

Friday, July 27, 2018
Three (3) Co-sponsorships: $2,500 (US$) each
Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to provide a 40-minute presentation on product/s that can help restaurants innovate the plate with global flavors
    • Presentation will include demos, tasting of presented items (raw product or simple preparation) and participant Q&A
  • Two (2) registrations to the Hands-on Fruit & Vegetable Training for company representatives
  • Product from presentation will be available for attendees in a catered presentation at the closure of the event
  • Opportunity to incorporate one-page product information into participant take-home item
    • Subject to PMA approval
  • Acknowledgement in the training “Before You Leave” email
  • Company logo featured on:
    • Sponsor signage at the venue entrance
    • Training agenda and take-home item
    • Foodservice Conference website
    • Foodservice Conference signage (for sponsors confirmed by as of 6/10/18)

Hand Sanitizer Sponsor 

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $2,350 (US$) (PMA supplies hand sanitizer)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo (one-color), with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on the Hand Sanitizer bottle
    • Placed in/on:
      • Materials Bags
      • The workstations at the Hands-On Fruit & Veggie Training

Mints Sponsor 

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $2,300
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on the mints attendees receive in their Foodservice Conference Materials Bag

Foodservice Website Ad

March 1, 2018 - August 30, 2018
Ten (10) Opportunities: $1,200 (US$) each
Benefits include:

  • Ad will appear 10% of the time on the only ad position on every Foodservice website webpage
  • Ad will rotate with a maximum of 9 other advertisers
  • Advertiser will receive a detailed report at the end of the ad run
  • Technical specifications
    • Static images only - .jpg, .gif, png
    • 72 dpi
    • 300 pixels x 250 pixels.
    • Maximum file size = 50 kb
    • Subject to PMA approval

Hotel Room Key Card Sponsor - SOLD

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $5,250 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, will be printed on the hotel room key cards (full-color on front, double-sided, black and white on back) of all registered Foodservice Conference participants staying in all hotels in PMA’s Official Room Block
  • Acknowledgement during the opening education session

Lanyards Sponsor - SOLD

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $10,000 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo (one-color) repeated from end-to-end on both sides of the woven lanyard, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding

Publication Racks Sponsor - SOLD

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $2,600 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on the publication racks
    • Located in the high-traffic area


Materials Bag Sponsor - SOLD 

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $10,700 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, will appear (in alphabetical order) on the front of each bag
    • The Materials Bag will contain sponsored items from other Foodservice Conference sponsor companies (e.g., conference pen; etc.)

Lip Balm Sponsor - SOLD

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $2,500 (US$) PMA supplies lip balm
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on the Lip Balm containers attendees receive in their Foodservice Conference Materials Bag

Pens Sponsor - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
Exclusive Sponsorship: $4,850 (US$) (PMA supplies pens)
Benefits include:
  • Company logo/information, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on fashionable pens distributed in the Foodservice Conference Materials Bags
  • Listing on the Foodservice Conference website
  • Listing in the Foodservice Conference Directory (as of 06/9/17)
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, displayed as a sponsor of this event, to be located in a prominent area (as of 06/9/17)

Hands-on Fruit & Veggie Training-Cutting Board Sponsor - SOLD

Friday, July 27, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorships: $1,500 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Recognition from the podium
  • One (1) registration to the Hands-on Fruit & Vegetable Training for company representatives
  • Company logo featured on:
    • Cutting boards distributed to participants
    • Sponsor signage at the venue entrance
    • Training agenda and folder
    • Foodservice Conference website
    • Foodservice Conference signage (for sponsors confirmed by as of 6/10/17)

Foodservice Produce Expo "Best of Show" Contest - SOLD

July 27 - 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $4,600 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company recognition in the “Before You Leave” email that goes to exhibitors
  • Company recognition in all pre and post show blog posts and email blasts promoting the contest
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, displayed on the sponsor signage near the entrance to the show floor
  • Acknowledgement as the contest sponsor when winners are announced

Refrigerated Storage for Foodservice Produce Expo Exhibitors - SOLD

July 27 – 29, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $8,500 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Exclusive parking space for company’s two (2) refrigerated trailers
  • Marketing message (via trailers) will be viewed by not only attendees but anyone else that is passing by the hotel
  • Gain the appreciation of the exhibitors by keeping their commodities fresh before and during the Foodservice Produce Expo.

Centerpiece Sponsor - SOLD

July 27 – 29, 2018
In-Kind Sponsorship Value: $TBD (US$)
Sponsor provides:

  • Twenty small centerpieces (dimensions: maximum of 3” x 3” square) or two (2) large buffet displays (dimensions: maximum of 12” wide at the base by 24” high, may be single or double sided)
  • Eight (8) larger centerpieces (dimensions: maximum of 7" wide x 7" long x 10" high)
    Benefits include:
  • Ability to display your produce attractively as a centerpiece including a “pick” highlighting company logo
    • Sponsor to provide “pick”
    • Subject to PMA approval
      *Product may be re-used for other PMA events at Foodservice as needed

Hands-On Fruit & Veggie Training-Apron Sponsor - SOLD 

Friday, July 27, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorships: $1,500 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Recognition from the podium
  • One (1) complimentary registrations to the Hands-on Fruit & Vegetable Training for company representatives
  • Company logo featured on:
    • Aprons distributed to participants (QTY: 72)
    • Sponsor signage at the room entrance
    • Training agenda and folder
    • Foodservice Conference website
    • Foodservice Conference signage (for sponsors confirmed as of 6/10/18)

Contact

George Sczepanski

George Szczepanski

Director of Sponsorship / Exhibit Sales

+1 (302) 607-2140

Email George

Platinum Level

Giumarra
Taylor Farms FSC

Gold Level

Apio Inc
Boskovich
Coastal Fresh
Mann Packing
Sunkist
Sysco-Freshpoint

Silver Level

Duda Farm Fresh Foods

G.O. Fresh

Idaho Potato Commission

Pro* Act, LLC

Progressive Produce LLC

Bronze Level

Church Brothers Farms

Grimmway Farms

Gold Coast Packing

Growers Express, LLC

HarvestMark /Trimble

Phillips Mushroom Farms

Pro Citrus Network, Inc

Ready Pac Foods Inc.

Rijk Zwaan

Vom Companies, Inc

Westmoreland - Top Line Farms