Sign on NOW as a sponsor for Minneapolis 2016

Land of 10,000 Tastes

October 26 - 28, 2016

The Radisson Blu Downtown
We're excited to offer several new sponsorship opportunities -- Branded WiFi, Custom-printed Room Key Cards and Brunch (Bloody Bettys, anyone?) --  and to announce that we're bringing Snacks & Beers back to Meet The Press and returning to four Learning Sessions (we cut down to three last year because space was limited).

Check out the complete list of opportunities below. They're organized into these categories:

Activities Featuring Products
Product Placements in Meals
Gift Items & Similar
Branding Opportunities

Follow the links for details.  And don't hesitate to give us a call to talk about these and/or your own new ideas.  845-229-6973 / ifec@ifeconline.com. Note that we've extended the deadline to September 15.

2016 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities & Fees (deadline extended to Sept. 15)

Activities Featuring Products
Click here for details on these activities

1) Learning Sessions
Sponsorship fee: $2,500

2) Activity Stations
Sponsorship fee: $900 early bird / $1,080 from July 16 - August 31

3) Chef Showcase
Sponsorship fee: $1,550 early bird / $1,860 from July 16 - August 31

4) Custom Events
Sponsorship fee: $1,550 early bird / $1,860 from July 16 - August 31

Product Placements in Meals
Click here for details on these activities

5) Exclusive Product Placement,  Full Conference
Sponsorship fee: $2,200 early bird / $2,640 from July 16 - August 31

6) Exclusive Product Placement, One Day
Sponsorship fee: $1,200 early bird / $1,440 from July 16 - August 31

7) Food & (Soft) Beverages, Your Own Recipe
Sponsorship fee: $675 early bird / $785 from July 16 - August 31

8) Food & (Soft) Beverage, Hotel's Recipe or Packaged/Prepared
Sponsorship fee: $450 early bird / $540 from July 16 - August 31

9) Snacks & Local Beers for Meet The Press (they're back!)
Sponsorship fee: $450 early bird / $540 from July 16 - August 31

10) Adult Beverages for Welcome Reception, Chef Showcase,
Cocktail Party & Brunch
Sponsorship fee: $450 early bird / $540 from July 16 - August 31

Gift Items & Similar
Click here for details on these opportunities

11) Roomservice Gifts to Editors Only
Sponsorship fee: $1,250 early bird / $1,500 from July 16 - August 31

12) Roomservice Gifts to All Attendees
Sponsorship fee: $350 early bird / $420 from July 16 - August 31

13) Table Centerpieces or Favors or Pick-up Gifts
Sponsorship fee: $450 early bird / $540 from July 16 - August 31

14) Tote Bags for Food-Tour Bus Snacks
Sponsorship fee: $250 early bird / $300 from July 16 - August 31

15) Badge Pouches / SOLD OUT
Sponsorship fee: $250 early bird / $300 from July 16 - August 31

Branding Opportunities
Click here for details on these opportunities

16) Sole Sponsor of WIFI - NEW this year
Sponsorship fee: $1,550 early bird / $1,860 from July 16 - August 31

17) Sole Sponsor of Custom Printed Room Key Cards - NEW this year
Sponsorship fee: $1,550 early bird / $1,860 from July 16 - August 31

18) Banner Ad on Mobile Conference App (for details click here)
Sponsorship fee: $800 early bird / $960 from July 16 - August 31

19) Printed Hand-held Agenda
Sponsorship fee: $250 early bird / $300 from July 16 - August 31

20) Session sponsor, Kick-off Speaker
Sponsorship fee: $500 early bird / $600 from July 16 - August 31

Conference Sponsorship FAQs


1. Sponsorship fees, additional costs and deadlines for applications and other materials vary by category. Please read the details carefully.

2. Read the Sponsorship Policies carefully. Submitting an application means you have read and agree to conform to the policies.

3.Think green! Please make your sponsorships as earth-friendly as possible. We are working on arrangements for donating extra food to a local hunger-fighting organization.

4. Save 20 percent by applying early. The early-bird deadline is July 15th. Final deadline is August 31st.

5. Members are asked to refrain from holding private events that would conflict with or overlap official conference activities. Your co-operation is appreciated. Please check the conference agenda or contact IFEC with questions about event times.

Why be a sponsor?

1) Sponsorships at the conference are cost-effective ways to inform and educate the foodservice editorial community.
2) They bring your brand to life for the editors and keep your message on their radar.

3) They spark partnerships among publicists (think chain promotions, editorial pitches, shared photography, recipe development).

4) And not incidentally, they help underwrite IFEC programming. One sponsor put it best: "Without them, IFEC would not be IFEC."

Contacts:
For Learning Stations, Activity Stations, Branded WiFi, Key Cards and Conference App Banners Member Services Director Jen Mac Kay

845-229-6973 / ifec@ifeconline.com

For all other questions
Executive Director Carol Lally
845-229-6973 /  ifec@ifeconline.com