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2018 Current Opportunities

Convention Center Wifi

October 18 – 20, 2018
Three (3) Co-sponsorships: $15,000 (US$) each
Benefits include:

  • Company logo(s), with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on special cards to be distributed at Information Desk(s), PMA Center, Registration and Materials Bag Distribution Desk
  • Company name(s), with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on Wi-Fi related signage posted around the convention center
  • Company logo(s), with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on Wi-Fi password page
  • Company logo(s), with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on a Media Wall advertisement promoting the Convention Center Wi-Fi

PMA and CGT Leadership Dinner - 2 of 3 Sold

October 17, 2018
Three (3) Co-sponsorships: $17,500 (US$) each (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:

  • Company introduced and recognized from the podium
  • Product(s), if possible, can be incorporated into the menu
    • Up to a maximum of two (2) products for each co-sponsor**
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on a sign at the entrance to this event
  • Opportunity to give a brief personal 2-minute welcome from the podium
  • Seating at this dinner for four (4) VIPs (Two (2) VIPs per co-sponsor)
    **Note: Sponsor product will have high visibility throughout the event and may be combined with other co-sponsors’ products throughout the menu.


Refuel Lounge

October 18 – 20, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $25,000 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Signage: Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on a hanging banner and directional signage
  • Coffee Bar: Cash bar with regular coffee & specialty coffees and a convention center attendant
  • Water Coolers: Will be branded with your company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding
    • Cups will be provided by Eco-Friendly Paper Products sponsorship
  • Opportunity to provide sampled product via Food Truck
  • Only (1) of up to 4 co-sponsors may provide a Food Truck and said company is solely responsible for all logistics and expenses associated with bringing Food Truck onto show floor and stocking/restocking products as needed, including coordination and any expenses with on-site catering as needed
  • Sponsors are responsible for collaboration on product incorporation and on-truck signage
  • Location of Food Truck to be determined by PMA staff to best utilize space in the lounge
  • All signage is subject to PMA approval
  • Opportunity to provide a promotional take-home item
  • Sponsor is responsible for stocking and restocking products as needed
  • Products are subject to PMA approval
    *This opportunity is only available to exhibitors

Charging Lounge

October 18 – 20, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $15,000 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding featured on:
    • Banner hung over the Charging Lounge area which are centrally located on the show floor
    • Tabletop signage near charging stations
  • Opportunity** to provide whole and/or packaged edible product that will be available on the tables to attendees during exhibit hours on the show floor
    • Sponsor is responsible for stocking and restocking products as needed
    • Products are subject to PMA approval
  • Opportunity to provide two (2) Point-of-Service displays/pop-up banners in the corners of the lounge
    • Sponsor is responsible for stocking and restocking products as needed
    • Products are subject to PMA approval

    *This opportunity is only available to exhibitors
    **This opportunity is not available for refrigerated or perishable product

Product Sampling Station - 1 of 3 Sold

October 18 – 20, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $14,000 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Product sampling in a highly trafficked area on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the following times: Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sponsor is responsible for working with convention center catering or GES for logistics
    • Sponsor is responsible for all costs associated with catering and/or corkage fees
  • Opportunity to have up to four (4) company staff members distribute product and man the sampling station
  • Opportunity to display two pull-up banners or two point of service displays
    • Additional product branding subject to PMA approval
  • Company logo (full-color), with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on signage by the sampling station
    *This opportunity is only available to 2018 exhibitors

Fresh Summit Locators

October 18 – 20, 2018
Four (4) Co-sponsorships: $10,000 (US$) each
Benefits include:

  • Company logo (full-color), with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, will be featured on:
    • Each station placed in many key locations throughout the Exposition show floor and Convention Center
    • The homepage of each touch screen station

Information Desks with Sampling

October 18 – 20, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $10,000 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, prominently featured on at least one (1) desk located in a key area of the Convention Center
  • Opportunity** to provide whole and/or packaged edible product that will be available to attendees
    • Products are subject to PMA approval

    *This sponsorship is only available for sale to 2018 Fresh Summit exhibiting companies
    **This opportunity is not available for refrigerated or perishable product


"Best of Show" Expo Contest

October 18 – 20, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $8,500 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Acknowledgement as the sponsor will be announced Sunday afternoon on the show floor
    • Fresh Summit exhibitors sponsoring this item will be excluded from the contest
  • Company name, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured in:
    • The exhibitor “Before You Leave” email
    • All pre and post show blog posts and emails promoting the contest
    • The awards presented
    • Press release sent to the media announcing the winners

Restaurant Reservations Desk

October 18 – 20, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $7,000 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, feature on signage at the Restaurant Reservations Desk in the Convention Center

Pens

October 18 – 20, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $6,500 (US$) (Sponsor supplies pens)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo (one-color), with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, printed on attractive pens
    • Sponsor supplies pens
    • Subject to PMA approval
  • Distributed in/on:
    • The Attendee Materials Bag
    • The Information Desk(s) (while supplies last)

Honor Roll

October 18 – 20, 2018
Unlimited Co-sponsorships: $6,500 (US$) each
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, feature on one (1) sign in a highly visible area

Coat and Package Check

October 18 – 20, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $6,500 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on signage in the Coat & Package Check area

Luggage Tag

October 18 – 20, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $5,500 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo or non-advertising design (four-color), with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on the luggage tag
  • Distributed in/on:
    • The Attendee Materials Bags
    • Information Desk(s) (while supplies last)

Photographer

October 18 – 20, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $5,000 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on the official Fresh Summit Photographers’ shirts (embroidered up to 7,500 stitches)
    • Frequently seen throughout the entire Fresh Summit 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

Floral Networking Reception - 3 of 4 Sold

Friday, October 19, 2018
Four (4) Co-sponsorships: $5,200 (US$) each (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:

  • Incorporating your product into the decor, if possible, in coordination with the other sponsors, in a manner that provides fair visibility to all sponsors
  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on:
    • Signage at the entrance
    • Invitations to the reception
    • Cocktail Napkins at the event
  • Opportunity to distribute a paperless promotional item at this event
  • Opportunity to bring one (1) standard sized pop-up banner to be placed in the room
  • Access to the post event reception attendee list
    *Note: PMA cannot guarantee exclusivity to any one (1) sponsor for a specific business category. For questions, please contact George Szczepanski at georges@pma.com

Screen Wipes

October 18, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $3000 (US$) (Sponsor provides screen wipes)
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Exclusive Sponsorship: $4,700 (US$) (PMA provides screen wipes)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, can be printed on each screen wipe to be distributed at the Information Desk(s)

Express Registration Form - 1 of 2 Sold 

May through October 17, 2018
Two (2) Co-sponsorships: $3,600 (US$) each
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on:
    • The bottom of the bar-coded confirmation attendees use to receive their badge at the Express Registration desk
    • Signage at the entrance to the Express Registration area

Floral Prep Area Sponsorship

October 17 – 20, 2018
Limited Co-Sponsorships: $3,000 (US$)
Benefits include:

  • Signage: Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent by PMA branding, featured on a hanging banner at the prep area
  • Opportunity to provide a product to be available to exhibitors in up to (2) prep areas, located along the back of the hall, open during set-up and show hours
    • Sponsor is responsible for stocking and restocking products as needed
    • Sponsor is responsible for removing any product when the show ends, otherwise it will be disposed of when the area is broken down immediately following the close of show on Saturday
    • Products are subject to PMA approval
      *This opportunity is only available to exhibitors

Retail Produce Tour Bus

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $2,500 (US$) (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured in/on:
    • The tour program
    • Signage in the loading area
  • Opportunity to provide a 2-minute video to the tour attendees
  • Opportunity to provide non-refrigerated, packaged product to attendees of the tour

Retail Produce Tour Refreshment Station

October 16, 2018
Exclusive Sponsorship: $1,500 (US$) (plus product, if applicable)
Benefits include:

  • Company logo, with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on signage in the area
  • Company logo (one-color), with PMA/Center for Growing Talent branding, featured on the can coolers provided
  • Opportunity to provide non-refrigerated, packaged product to attendees of the tour

Contact

George Sczepanski

George Szczepanski

Director of Sponsorship / Exhibit Sales

+1 (302) 607-2140

Email George

Robyn Florio

Robyn Florio

Sponsorship & Advertising Sales Manager

+1 (302) 607-2152

Email Robyn

Platinum and Gold Sponsors

Boskovich
California Avocado Commission
Dayka & Hackett
Duda
Driscoll
Eat Smart
Easterday Farms
Giumarra
Gourmet Garden
LGS Logo
Mariani Nut Company
Melissas
Mission Produce
Naturipe
Potandon Produce
Produce Pro Software
Shuman Produce
Snack It Forward Peatos
Stemilt
Sunkist
OGVG
Oppenheimer
Taylor Farms FS
Tom Lange
Village Farms