2021 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.

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2021 Opportunities




$7,000 Member
$9,500 Non-Member

Your company logo will appear exclusively on the official show badge lanyard*. Over 1,400 attendees will receive one at registration to be worn throughout the Conference. Your logo will be printed on each lanyard and you will also have the opportunity to distribute lanyards at your booth.
*Production Included

Registration Gift Bag

$6,500 Member
$8,500 Non-Member

Be the official sponsor of the DSC Registration Gift Bag. All attendees will be given a gift bag when they arrive that will provide them with the essentials from hand sanitizer to masks. On any items where your logo can be included, IFDA will have it produced with recogition.*
*Production Included


Women in Foodservice Breakfast 

$5,000 Member
$6,250 Non-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 

$10,000 Member
$15,000 Non-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

$5,000 Member
$6,500 Non-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.


Innovation Labs 

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

*Must be a current 2021 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

$4,000 Member
$5,500 Non-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

$4,500 Member
$6,000 Non-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 included.

Monday Night Happy Hour

​$7,500 Non-Member
$6,000 Member

Sponsor the Monday evening happy hour.. 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.

Room Drop

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

*This opportunity is limited to 5 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

$6,000 Member Exclusive / $1,000 Member per aisle sign
$8,000 Non-Member Exclusive / $1,350 Non-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.


Mobile App Push Notification

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

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


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

Contact Matt Witt, mwitt@ifdaonline, 704-962-9945, for more information.