2019 Distribution Solutions Conference
Sponsorship is another opportunity for vendors to reach key foodservice distribution executives and leaders. Promote your company and brand even further with a variety of different engagement options.
For more information, please contact Matt Witt, (703) 962-9945 or mwitt@IFDAonline.org.
Thank you to our current sponsors!
Executive Leadership Summit
This exclusive, invitation-only program convenes over 75 foodservice distribution owners, CEOs, presidents, and c-suite executives to address industry opportunities and challenges in talent, innovation, business-model disruption and future growth. The two day summit opens with a social event that includesh cocktails, dinner, and networking, followed by a full day of leadership speakers and workshops. Sponsor this exclusive invite only event to help connect with the industries top leaders.
Full Executive Leadership Summit details.
Truck Driver Hall of Fame Banquet
The IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame casts a spotlight on the industry's top drivers for their outstanding records of service and safety. To be eligible for the IFDA Hall of Fame, the driver must have at least 25 years with no chargeable accidents and may not have any moving violations within the previous 5 years prior to nomination. Be the host sponsor of the banquet and connect with the recipients along with their company's top executives and transportation managers.
WiFi/Mobile App Sponsor
$25,000 Exclusive Non-Member / $12,500 Non-Exclusive Non-Member
$20,000 Exclusive Member / $10,000 Non-Exclusive Member
Make all attendees lives easier by enabling them to connect to WiFi throughout the meeting rooms, general sessions, and open areas. Wi-Fi connectivity is the single most requested item at the conference. Your logo/message will appear on the login screen as well as on our conference app, event signage, and the official program guide. And while they are connecting to the internet they will need to use the official Mobile App. The IFDA Mobile App contains a wealth of information. Sessions, Speakers, Downloadable Presentations, Exhibitors, Networking and Social Media, Floor Plans, etc. The App does not close after the event so attendees will continue to see your message whenever they refer back to the conference.
WiFi Only Sponsor
$12,500 Exclusive Non-Member / $6,250 Exclusive Non-Member
$10,000 Exclusive Member / $5,000 Non-Exclusive Member
Make all attendees lives easier by enabling them to connect to WiFi thorughout the meeting rooms, general sessions, and open areas. Wi-Fi connectivity is the single most requested item at the conference. Your logo/message will appear on the login screen as well as on our conference app, event signage, and the official program guide.
Women in Foodservice Breakfast
Women in foodservice are an important part of the industry. Start the day off right as the sponsor of their powerful networking breakfasts which is open to all women registrants. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and your company name featured on all buffet stations will greet our attendees as they come into the breakfast and will be given a few moments to welcome all.
- Signage at the event and on Conference materials
- Recognition in mobile app
- Mention in Social media promotions
- Two additional complimentary registrations
*Must be a current 2019 DSC Exhibitor to participate
Connect with attendees outside of your booth space in one of the innovation lab theaters located directly on the trade show floor. Host and lead a 45 minute discussion on innovation and technology in the foodservice distribution industry. Develop your own content and deliver relevant material that our attendees crave. Examples may include a discussion on new game changing innovation/technology, case studies, or areas that need extra attention/focus. The schedule will be listed online and in the program to let attendees know of your session and topic.
- All participants will receive free promotion on website, agenda/schedule, social media mentions, lead retrieval from those attending, and the ability to bundle mobile app push notifications at a discount.
Limited openings available.
Hotel Key Cards
Make the first impression on all attendees as they register at our official Conference hotels. Your company logo and/or message will appear on hotel room key cards* distributed to all attendees at the hotel during check-in. This opportunity ensures that your message will be in hand every time an attendee enters their room from check-in to check-out.
*Production and other fees are not included.
Exhibit Hall Cocktail Receptions
$12,500 Exclusive Non-Member / $3,125 (One) location Non-Member
$10,000 Exclusive Member / $2,500 (One) location Member
*Must be a current 2019 DSC Exhibitor to participate
Sponsor one the Exhibit Hall Cocktail Reception bars. At 5pm on the first day of the trade show there will be six (6) sponsorsable bars including hors d’oeuvres. In addition to general sponsor benefits, you will have prominent signage in the exhibit hall, at the food and beverage station(s), and your company will be mentioned in printed and electronic materials promoting the event. You have the option to provide promotional napkins* and/or cups* to reinforce your sponsorship of this kick-off social event. Accommodations will be made to have the bar located near your booth space.
*Production costs not included
Snack/Drinks/Coffee in Main Concourse Area
$4,000 Non-Member Station
$3,000 Member Station
$950 Manufacturer Station*
Attendees are always looking for fresh coffee, drinks, and snacks in between sessions. Sponsor one station and provide food and drinks throughout the conference. Proper signage will be placed by stations to recognize sponsor and recognition in Mobile App and Show Guide will be provided as well.
*Manufacturer agrees to provide their own refreshments (Coffee/Snack/Drinks)
*This opportunity is limited to 3 sponsors
Have something important you want to get into attendee hands at the HQ Hotel? Then a hotel room drop* is the answer for you. The room drop can either be “In Room” or “Under the Door” and can be on Sunday or Monday night.
*Hotel and production costs are separate and not included in sponsorship.
Registration Giveaway Sponsor
Be the sole sponsor of giveaways at registration. When attendees arrive to pick up their badges, provide them with a nice promotional item. They can be expo bags, pens, koozies, just let us know what you'd like to provide!
*Production costs not included. Contents subject to IFDA approval.
Exhibit Hall Aisle Signs
$8,000 Non-Member Exclusive / $1,350 Non-Member per aisle sign
$6,000 Member Exclusive / $1,000 Member per aisle sign
Sponsor the Aisle Sign in the aisle your exhibit booth is located or better yet… be the exclusive sponsor and have your logo at the bottom of every Aisle Sign in the exhibit hall. There will be a minimum of 10 Aisle signs in the Expo Hall.
Exhibit Hall Way Finders
I am here, where’s the exhibitor? This question is often asked by attendees. How do get them from point A to point B? Survey says…..WAY FINDER Maps. To assist attendees in the exhibit hall there will be way-finding maps with exhibitor listings located strategically around the hall. As a sponsor you will get your name in bold on the directory as well as your logo on the exhibitor map. That way attendees will be able to pinpoint their current location and chart a path to find you.
Mobile App Push Notification
Reach attendees who have the IFDA event Mobile App through a push notification.
McLane Facility Tour
The McLane Orlando facility is state of the art and encompasses more than 268,000 square feet. The main operation is strategically located in north central Florida with a domicile operation in Sunrise. The service area extends the length of the state, from just east of Tallahassee to Key West. The Orlando distribution center is 380 teammates strong and provides superior service to over 1600 customers.
Great opportunity to engage with attendees on the buses and during the tour. Signage will be provided on-site, at the Tuesday Networking Reception, full page ad in directory, logo listing in Mobile App, Logo where Facility Tour is mentioned as appropriate, logo sign on bus interior window, video and handouts on buses to tour**
**Video must be produced and supplied by sponsor at least two weeks prior to event for testing.
Located on the trade show floor, the Wellness Center will provide attendees an area to get massages, relax, and enjoy a moment off of their feet. Signage will be located directing folks to the Center, in the designated space, and recognition on Mobile app.