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

$25,000 Non-Invitees

$10,000 Invitees


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

$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.

Learn more about this year's class!

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
  • Two additional complimentary registrations

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.

One opening remaining.

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.

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

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.

McLane Facility Tour 

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


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.

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.