2022 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 Janet Skelly, Director, Business Development, at jskelly@ifdaonline.org or 703-962-9936.

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Hotel Key Cards


IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame


Tote Bags




Thursday Afternoon Break


Mobile App


Expo Guide


Coffee Break


Reception Co-Sponsors




Patron Sponsors
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2022 Opportunities   

Innovation Labs

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

*Must be a current 2022 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 30 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.

*Limited Openings available. Applying does not guarantee a spot.

Hotel Key Cards - SOLD!

$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 not included.

Thursday Afternoon Networking Break - SOLD!

​$3,500 Non-Member
$2,750 Member

Sponsor the Thursday afternoon networking break. This break occurs before the last sessions of the day and will be a 30-minute break with beer and snacks. 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

Coffee Break or Coffee Station in Exhibit Hall

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

Sponsor one coffee station or coffee break for attendees. Proper signage will be placed by stations to recognize sponsor and recognition will be provided in Mobile App and on website.  

Hydration Stations in Exhibit Hall

$5,000 Non-Member 
$3,500 Member 

Sponsor a water station in the exhibit hall to provide attendees with that much needed hydration throughout their networking time.

Hospitality Area at Registration

$3,500 Non-Member 
$2,000 Member 

Sponsor a hospitality area that will welcome attendees to the conference and provide them with a refreshment while they pick up their badge and other registration materials. Opportunity to supply branded promotional items as well.

Expo Guide / Pocket Program - SOLD!

​$7,500 Non-Member
$5,000 Member

Sponsor the printed pocket guide for DSC with everything you need to know in a small tri-fold brochure. Sponsor's logo included on front cover and on floor plan as well as all other sponsor benefits.

Recharge Lounge in Exhibit Hall

Exclusive: $20,000 Non-Member | $15,000 Member
Co-Sponsorships: $7,500 Non-Member | $5,000 Member 

Sponsor an upscale networking lounge equipped with charging furniture and refreshments in the exhibit hall where attendees can charge their devices and relax in a nice space. Opportunity to provide giveaways in the lounge and hold private meetings. Attendees will gain extra points in the DSC 500 game on the mobile app for visiting the lounge. 

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

Exclusive: $20,000 Non-Member | $15,000 Member 

Co-Sponsorship: $5,000 Non-Member | $2,500 Member 

Sponsor the opening cocktail reception in the exhibit hall! With an exclusive sponsorship, you will be recognized throughout the entire hall during the event through signage, social media, mobile app, website, email promotions, and more. Includes one branded item that IFDA will provide and opportunity to provide unlimited number of additional giveaways.

If you'd like to co-sponsor the event, you will be recognized at one of the six (6) bars and food areas located on the expo hall floor. In addition to general sponsor benefits, you will receive signage recognizing you as a sponsor at the food and beverage station(s) in one area and your company will be mentioned in printed and electronic materials promoting the event.   

Evening Networking Event at Garrison Tavern

Exclusive: $20,000 Non-Member / $15,000 Member 

Co-Sponsorships: $10,000 Non-Member / $7,500 Member


Sponsor a "Havana Nights" style networking event at Garrison's Tavern at the Marriott where attendees can networking and relax while listening to a live band and enjoying cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres. Benefits will include digital and printed recognition, opportunity to create signature cocktail, opportunity to have two branded items such as beverage napkins, koozies, etc.

Mobile App - SOLD!

​$15,000 Non-Member
$10,000 Member

Sponsor the official IFDA DSC Mobile App at the Conference. The mobile app is the new program book and contains everything the attendee needs ranging from exhibitor search, agenda, chatting with fellow attendees, session engagement tools, and much more!

  • Splash ad shown upon opening the event within the app
  • Banner ad shown throughout user navigating all event pages in the app
  • Listing in sponsor directory on website
  • Recognition on-site via signage prominently placed throughout registration and other high-traffic areas
  • Acknowledgement on all pre-conference communications to attendees   



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

*Must be a current 2022 DSC Exhibitor to participate

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.

Social Media Promotion

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

*This opportunity is limited to 5 sponsors. Must be a current 2022 DSC Exhibitor to participate

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.

Mobile App Push Notification

$1,500 Non-Member
$1,000 Member

*Must be a current 2022 DSC Exhibitor to participate

Reach attendees who have the IFDA event Mobile App through a push notification to drive them to your booth.

Room Drop

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

*This opportunity is limited to 5 sponsors. Must be a current 2022 DSC Exhibitor to participate

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.


Have another idea for sponsorship that you don't see listed? Or questions? 

Contact Janet Skelly, Director of Business Development, at jskelly@ifdaonline.org or 703-962-9936 (direct) or 240-994-4294 (cell/text).