2020 SMart Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

 
 

An opportunity for vendors to connect directly with hundreds of distributors and manufacturers. Attendees hold a variety of positions related to Sales and Marketing, ranging from the C-Suite, Vice Presidents, General Managers, Sales, Customer Service, and Marketing personnel.

What distributors and manufacturers have historically attended? Click to see the listing

 
Contact to learn more: Matt Witt, (703) 532-9400, mwitt@IFDAonline.org
 

Thanks to our Current SMart Sponsors!

 

Breakout Session Sponsors
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Lanyards
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Sweeteners
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Take Away Cups
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Table Top Exhibitors

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Sunday Night Reception

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Current Sponsor Opportunities


*All Sponsors eligible for complimentary registrations*
 


Table Top Exhibit

$2,500 Non-Member
$1,750 Member

Set up your table top exhibit right outside of the main general session room and near all the concession and registration.
Click to the View the Current Floor Plan. Limited number of table top exhibits available.

*Sponsors Eligible for complimentary registrations.
**Current Sponsors are eligible for a discounted table top exhibit.
 

Mobile App

$7,500 Exclusive Non-Member
$5,000 Exclusive Member

Your logo/message will appear on the login screen as well as on our conference app, event signage, and official program guide.  The IFDA Mobile App contains a wealth of information.  Sessions, Speakers, Downloadable Presentations, Networking and Social Media, Floor Plans, etc.  As a sponsor your logo/message will appear on the splash screen every time someone opens the App. The App does not close after the event so attendees will continue to see your message whenever they refer back to the conference.
 

IFDA Snacks and Product

$4,500 Non-Member Sponsor
$3,500 Manufacturer Sponsor*

Outside of all the sessions food and beverage is provided to attendees. Sponsor to provide your own product to all in attendance!
  • Recognition signage in break areas where F&B is provided.
  • Logo included in the rotating banner ad in the conference mobile app and on collateral.
  • One complimentary registration
* Partners of IFDA may have their own stations to have product available
 

Sunday Night Tour

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$7,000 Supporting Sponsor

We welcome attendees on Sunday Night as we stroll through the French Quarter and up Bourbon Street to our destination, the Bourbon Vieux Room.  The Bourbon Vieux Room is located in the heart of Bourbon Street and boasts the largest covered balcony on Bourbon Street where all can admire the centuries-old architecture and toss Mardi Gras Beads to revelers below on the street.  Guests will enjoy a light dinner featuring traditional New Orleans fare and beverages to include beer, wine, spirits and of course Signature Hurricane Cocktails.  There will be great music and networking!  You won’t want to miss it!
  • Recognition on signage that you are the sponsor of the tour.
  • Logo included in the rotating banner ad in the conference mobile app and on collateral.
  • Your logo on wristbands given to all tour participants
  • Two complimentary registrations.
 

Breakout Session Sponsor

$9,000 Exclusive Non-Member
$6,500 Exclusive Member

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Develop and deliver relevant content to SMart attendees by sponsoring one of three breakout sessions.
  • A complimentary banner of company logo in conference app.
  • Signage during the session identifying your company as the content provider.
  • Develop the relevant content for the session and lead the presentation and discussion.
  • A table top exhibit to promote your company in the break areas. 6’ table included.
  • Logo included in the rotating banner ad in the conference mobile app and on collateral.
  • Two complimentary registration for someone from your company to attend the conference.
*Topic and Content subject to IFDA approval

Monday Breakfast

$6,000 Exclusive Non-Member
$5,000 Exclusive Member
$4,000 Sponsor Non-Member
$3,350 Sponsor Member

Welcome attendees to a nutritious breakfast and help kick-start a productive day of learning!
  • Includes signage during the meal identifying your company as host.
  • A representative from your company welcomes attendees to the meal.
  • Promotional items may be placed on chairs .
  • A reserved table for your representative(s) and invited guests.
  • One complimentary registration for someone from your company to attend the conference.
 

Monday Luncheon

$6,000 Exclusive Non-Member
$5,000 Exclusive Member
$4,000 Event Sponsor Non-Member
$3,350 Event Sponsor Member

Treat your fellow attendees to a relaxing luncheon that gives them time to recap the morning’s events, network with associates, and prepare for the afternoon.
  • Includes signage during the meal identifying your company as host.
  • A representative from your company welcomes attendees to the meal.
  • Promotional items may be placed on chairs.
  • A reserved table for your representative(s) and invited guests.
  • One complimentary registration for someone from your company to attend the conference.
     

Custom Logo Hotel Keycards

$4,750 Exclusive Non-Member
$3,000 Exclusive Member

Let your company’s name and logo be the first things attendees see when checking in at the headquarters hotel. Repetition is key! Your logo is in the hand of each attendee every time they enter or exit their room.
  • High visibility, exposure and first impression.  
  • Key cards can feature your logo or a customized message on front and/or back
  • One complimentary registration for someone from your company to attend the conference
Deadline: artwork must be received by IFDA by June 5, 2019.

* Design and production costs are not included in sponsorship price. (Approximate production costs: one-sided $800; two-sided $1,600)
 

Education Session Sponsor 

$4,000 Non-Member
$3,000 Member

Sponsor one of our don’t-miss-them sessions:
  • A representative from your company welcomes attendees to the session and introduces the speaker.
  • Includes recognition in the presentation visuals.
  • One complimentary registration for someone from your company to attend the conference.
  

Charging Locker Tower

$4,000 Exclusive Non-Member*
$3,500 Exclusive Member*

* Branding costs of $130 are not included in sponsorship price.
The Charging Locker Tower is a perfect solution for attendees that are low on juice and on time.  The charging tower includes lockers with universal fast charging cords in each locker. Help your colleagues charge their electronic devices by plugging it in, locking it up, and walking away to come back with a full charge on their device! When separation anxiety kicks in, attendees can easily reclaim their device with a self- generated four digit code. Includes one complimentary registration for someone from your company to attend the conference.
 

Sunday Night Room Drop

$2,500 Non-Member* 
$2,000 Member*

The old adage is true - you never have a second chance to make a first impression. Welcome attendees with a promotional gift or message on the first night of the conference. On Sunday evening, a gift or message provided by your company is delivered to the hotel room of all registered attendees who checked in on Sunday.

* $5/room hotel fee is not included in sponsorship price.