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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 - 3 of 4 Sold

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 - 1 of 4 Sold

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

"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

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) - 1 of 3 Sold

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) - 1 of 3 Sold

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)

Hands-on Fruit & Veggie Training-Cutting Board Sponsor 

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)

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)

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)

Registration Sampling Station - 3 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)

Water Bottle Sponsor - Sold

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

Hand Sanitizer Sponsor -  Sold 

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

Contact

Robyn Florio

Robyn Florio

Sponsorship & Advertising Sales Manager

+1 (302) 607-2152

Email Robyn

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
Mann Packing
Sunkist
Sysco-Freshpoint

Silver Level

Coastal Fresh Farms, Inc.

Duda Farm Fresh Foods

G.O. Fresh

Idaho Potato Commission

Mission Produce

National Watermelon Promotion Board

Naturipe Farms

Pro* Act, LLC

Produce Pro Software

Progressive Produce LLC

Bronze Level

Church Brothers Farms

Colavita Olive Oil

Crystal Valley Foods

Fresh Origins

Grimmway Farms

Gold Coast Packing

Growers Express, LLC

HarvestMark /Trimble

OGVG

Phillips Mushroom Farms

Pro Citrus Network, Inc

Ready Pac Foods Inc.

Rijk Zwaan

Vom Companies, Inc

Westmoreland - Top Line Farms