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Chef Talks: A Strolling Lunch Sponsor -  3 of 6 SOLD

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Six (6) Co-sponsorships: $5,500 (US$) each (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:
  • One (1) recipe will be included in the lunch
  • Chef will discuss recipe preparation use of the product
  • One (1) recipe will be entered into a contest 
    • Rules and Regulations will be supplied when sponsorship has been confirmed.
    • The winner will be chosen by the 200+ attendees of the lunch 
  • Company name and/or logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on:
    • Signage at the lunch
    • Opportunity to provide standard size recipe card at company’s station
  • 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)

Chef Talks: A Strolling Lunch - Dessert Sponsor

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Exclusive Sponsorship: $3,500 (US$) each (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:
  • Product incorporation if applicable
    • One (1) dessert will be served on the buffet
  • Company name and/or logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on:
    • Signage at the lunch
    • Recognition at each table
    • Opportunity to provide standard size recipe card at company’s station
  • 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)

Education Sponsor- 1 of 2 SOLD

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Two (2) Co-sponsorships: $5,250 (US$) each
Benefits include:
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on:
    • Signage at the entrance of the room
    • Welcome slide played during opening PowerPoint presentation
    • Stage backdrop
  • Opportunity to provide a paperless promotional item (subject to PMA approval)
  • Opportunity to provide a 1.5-minute welcome video at the Saturday opening education session (video to be sent to PMA by June 23, 2017) 
  • 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)

Opening Reception Sponsor - 3 of 7 SOLD

July 28, 2017
Seven (7) Co-sponsorships: $6,500 (US$) each (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:
  • Product incorporation into one (1) recipe at station
    • Opportunity to provide flag picks with company logo with the samples, if applicable (Sponsor to provide; PMA to provide pick specs)
    • Product to be provided by Sponsor and delivery arrangements made directly with PMA staff
  • Opportunity to display product at the event
    • Specs to be provided by PMA
    • Sponsor supplies décor for designated area
    • Sponsor is responsible for setup and teardown of designated area
    • Two (2) people are required to work the area during the entire reception (no tickets required)
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on:
    • Signage at the venue entrance
    • “Passport” (or similar item) to be distributed to attendees encouraging them to visit sponsor areas
    • Signage featuring menu item and company logo near display
  • Five (5) VIP tickets to this event (names due to PMA by June 22, 2017)
  • Acknowledgement at the opening educational session
  • Listing on the Foodservice Conference website
  • Listing in the Foodservice Conference Directory (as of 06/16/17)
  • 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 06/10/17) 

Networking Lounge Sampling - 1 of 4 SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
Four (4) Co-sponsorships: $5,000 (US$) each
Benefits include:
  • Product sampling on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning
  • Opportunity to have one (1) company staff member distribute product at the sampling station
  • PMA will provide a sampling station with kick panel and header
    • Opportunity to provide kick panel artwork (subject to approval by PMA)
  • Acknowledgement during the opening education session
  • 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)

Official Juice Sponsor

July 28 – 30, 2017
Exclusive Sponsorship: $4,700 (plus product)
Benefits include:
  • Product to be served in the registration area, Saturday and Sunday Breakfast, and Education Center
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on signage located near the juice at the functions mentioned above
  • 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)

Photographer Sponsor

July 28 – 30, 2017
Exclusive Sponsorship: $4,500 (US$)
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; from workshops & general sessions to the networking receptions & expo
  • Opportunity to have the photographer take professional headshots, or booth shots or product shots onsite for fifteen minutes
  • 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)

Education Break Sponsor

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Exclusive Sponsorship: $3,850 (US$) (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:
  • Company name and/or logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on 
    • Signage at the refreshment tables
    • Water bottles that will be available during the breaks
  • Product incorporation, if possible
  • Opportunity to provide one (1) standard size pop up banner
  • Listing on the Foodservice Conference website
  • Listing in the Foodservice Conference Directory (as of 06/010/16)
  • 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)

Saturday Breakfast Sponsor - 2 of 4 SOLD

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Four (4) Co-sponsorships: $3,000 each (US$) (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:
  • Product incorporation, 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 
  • 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)

Sunday Morning Coffee Sponsor

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Four (4) Co-sponsorships: $1,800 each (US$)
Benefits include:
  • 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 
  • 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)

Sunday Happy Hour Sponsor - 2 of 3 SOLD

July 30, 2017
Three (3) Co-sponsorships: $2,000 (US$) each
Benefits include:
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on:
    • Signage (full-color) at each bar
    • Cocktail napkins (full-color)
  • Company name, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, listed on the event ticket that is provided to all attendees
  • Acknowledgement of sponsorship over the PA system when the happy hour opens
  • 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)

Foodservice Website Ad

March 15, 2017 - August 15, 2017
Ten (10) Opportunities: $1,100 (US$) 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

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

Friday, July 28, 2017
Five (5) 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 
  • One (1) product incorporated into buffet lunch menu for participants to enjoy (at chef’s discretion)
  • Opportunity to incorporate product information into participant take-home handout
    • Please note that information may be used in future PMA training opportunities 
    • Acknowledgement in the training “Before You Leave” email
  • Company logo featured on:
    • 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)

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

Friday, July 28, 2017
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 6/10/17)

Hand Sanitizer Sponsor - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
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
  • 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)

Hotel Room Key Card Sponsor - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
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
  • 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)

"Keep It Clean" Sponsor - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
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 
  • 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)

Lanyards Sponsor - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
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
  • Acknowledgement during the opening education session
  • 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)

Mints Sponsor - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
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
  • 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)

Back of the Badge Card & Badge Mailing Sponsor - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
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 
  • 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)

Refrigerated Storage for Foodservice Produce  Expo Exhibitors - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
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.
  • 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)

Publication Racks Sponsor - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
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 registration area
  • 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)

Note Pad Sponsor - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
Exclusive Sponsorship: $2,750 (US$)
Benefits include:
  • Company logo and Web address, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, can be printed in full-color on each page of the 3” x 3” note pads 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)

"You Are Here" Show Floor Maps - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
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
  • 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)

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)

Materials Bag Sponsor - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
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.)
  • Acknowledgement during the opening education session
  • 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)

Lip Balm Sponsor - SOLD

July 28 – 30, 2017
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
  • 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 28, 2017
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)

Airport Shuttle Van Sponsor - SOLD

Two (2) Co-sponsorships: $4,000 (US$) each
Benefits include:
  • Opportunity to sponsor a van, capable of holding 10-12 passengers (with room for luggage), providing continuous roundtrips from the MRY airport at the top of the hour to downtown Monterey (confer by the Marriott and Portola) and on to Hyatt Regency Monterey during Foodservice Conference & Expo during the following hours of operation:TBD*
  • Opportunity to distribute grab-and-go snack to riders
    • Company to provide cooler if needed
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on magnetic signage on outside of van (signage deadline is June 9, 2017)
  • 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)

Foodservice Produce Expo "Best of Show" Contest - SOLD

July 28 - 30, 2017
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 
  • Listing on the Foodservice Conference website
  • Listing in the Foodservice Conference Program (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)

Contact

George Sczepanski

George Szczepanski

Director of Business Development, Global Sponsorships and Events

+1 (302) 607-2140

Email George