2020 Distribution Solutions Conference
Sponsorship Opportunities

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 2019 sponsors!



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2020 Opportunities


Executive Leadership Summit



This exclusive, invitation-only program convenes over 100 foodservice distribution and manufacturer partners 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 on Sunday night that includesh cocktails, dinner, and networking, followed by a full day of leadership speakers and workshops on Monday. Sponsor this exclusive invite only event to help connect with the industries top leaders.

  • Recognition on all signage and references to ELS
  • Recognized at the event social event on Sunday Night
  • Two complimentary invitations to the ELS program


Truck Driver Hall of Fame

$25,000 Exclusive Non-Member
$20,000 Exclusive Member
$15,000 Non-Member*
$10,000 Member*


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.

  • Recognition on all signage at the banquet and on website and mobile app.
  • Ability to speak at the beginning of the banquet
  • Invitations to the banquet dinner

Women in Foodservice Breakfast 

$6,250 Non-Member
$5,000 Member


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

Wifi and Mobile App 

$20,000 Non-Member
$15,000 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.

Expo Event Guide

$7,500 Non-Member
$6,000 Member

Your company logo will appear directly on the front cover of the expo guide recognizing you as the Sponsor. The expo guide will be a fold out pocket guide that will be given to every attendee at registration and will be available and placed for pickup throughout the conference. Additionally, you will have the ability to provide a logo with promotion within the guide on the Expo Map page calling out your company and booth.

Grand Prize Drawings (Two Available)

$4,500 each Non-Member
$3,500 each Member

IFDA has two Grand Prize Drawings each day on expo hall floor. The sponsor will be able to conduct the drawing in their booth. Attendees drop off their business cards with a chance to enter. Standard sponsorship benefits apply as well as your company representative pulling the winning card and announcing the winner.

  • You will have prominent signage in IFDA Central and in your booth.
  • Your company will also be listed at as a sponsor in show printed collateral.

Innovation Labs 

$3,500 Non-Member
$2,500 Member

*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.

Education Workshop Sponsor

$5,750 Non-Member
$4,000 Member

*Exclusive only

Introduce the education workshop speakers and have your company information promptly display throughout the session. You will be recognized on the mobile app, on-site signage, website, and all collateral relating to that session.

For a full list of available sessions that can be Sponsored, please review the tracks below:

Hotel Key Cards

$10,000 Non-Member
$7,500 Member

*Exclusive only

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.

Monday Night Happy Hour

​$7,500 Non-Member
$6,000 Member

Sponsor the Monday evening happy hour that will be held at the Tampa Convention Center. The sponsor will be recognized with signage at the event.

  • Ability to pass or place promotional materials
  • Recognition on-site and in mobile app/website

Social Media Promotion

$1,000 per mention Non-Member
$750 per mention Member

Have a special giveaway in your booth or promotion? Sponsor a social media promotion through IFDA and we will post on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. IFDA's engagement on Facebook is over 7%!

Room Drop

$3,125 Non-Member
$2,500 Member

*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.

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

$3,000 Non-Member
$2,500 Member

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

$1,750 Non-Member
$1,250 Member

Reach attendees who have the IFDA event Mobile App through a push notification.

Facility Tour 

$12,500 Non-Member
$10,000 Member


Great opportunity to engage with attendees on the buses and during the tour. Signage will be provided on-site, at the Tuesday Closing Party, 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.

Snack/Drinks/Coffee in Main Concourse Area

$4,000 Non-Member Station*
$3,000 Member 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)

Wellness Center

$12,500 Non-Member
$10,000 Member

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.