Sponsorship Opportunities

Reserve a Tabletop

Unlike traditional trade shows, this is an intimate event that cultivates a collaborative environment. While the 2022 convention is expected to attract over 450 distribution professionals, you will have the opportunity to make one-on-one connections through our tabletop booths. Tabletops provide a private and comfortable setting for attendees to establish partenerships and deepen existing relationships. To make sure maxiumum levels of productivity are met, trading partners are encouraged to reach out to each other ahead of time to set up appointments for business meetings. 

What's Included in a Tabletop Package?

Who are the Attendees?

 

There's a First Time for Everything

First-Time Distributor

Use the hashtag #FTD throughout the convention.

Invite first-time distributors to the 2022 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention at no cost. By offering your distributors complimentary access to the event, you're helping them grow their business while strengthening your relationship.

First-Time Exhibitor

Use the hashtag #FTE throughout the convention.

We provide extra care and attention to our first-time exhibitors to ensure a positive experience. Benefits include:

  • Up to $600 savings on your exhibitor fee
  • No membership commitment required
  • NAFCD + NBMDA staff-facilitated introductions to your distributor targets
  • Special designation and onsite signage to help you stand out

Become an Executive Sponsor ($4,999 – $2,000)

Executive sponsors receive prime real estate within the realm of promotion, which helps drive traffic to their booth and build brand awareness. Click on the items listed below to find the opportunity that's right for your company. 

Please Note: unless specifically noted or confirmed with our Sales Team, each opportunity will NOT be exclusive. Multiple companies may sponsor the same item.

Floor Decals

$2,000 – SOLD

Feature your company's branding every step of the way! Floor decals will be placed in high-traffic areas or near your booth on the show floor.

 

Escalator Clings (escalator bay from concourse down to Regency level)

$3,700 – SOLD

Find your logo and branding on the escalator in the conference area of the hotel. Attendees will view your branding as they head to the exhibit hall, meal room or general session room. Exclusive sponsorship opportunity.

* Pricing for this item will increase, if your sponsorship is not confirmed before September 30, 2022.

Welcome Reception Beverage

$4,000 – SOLD

Quench the thirst of your visitors. Bar will be placed close to your booth or in high-traffic areas.

Thursday Working Lunch in Exhibit Hall

$4,000 – SOLD

After a long morning of sessions, attendees will be eager to grab lunch and continue to network. Select this sponsorship and receive signage and branding throughout the lunch area. Limited to one NAFCD sponsor and one NBMDA sponsor.

NAFCD Awards Breakfast

$4,000

Attendees will need to start the morning off with a hearty breakfast to get through a busy day of sessions, meetings and networking. Select this sponsorship and receive signage and branding throughout the breakfast area. Exclusive sponsorship opportunity.

 

NBMDA Awards Breakfast

 

$4,000 - SOLD

Attendees will need to start the morning off with a hearty breakfast to get through a busy day of sessions, meetings and networking. Select this sponsorship and receive signage and branding throughout the breakfast area. Exclusive sponsorship opportunity.

 

Craft Beer Tasting

$4,000 – SOLD

After a long day of meetings, attendees will be eager to crack open a cold one. Sponsor the craft beer tasting, hosted at the Closing Reception Thursday night. Limited to one NAFCD sponsor and one NBMDA sponsor.

 

Private Meeting Rooms

$4,500 per room (limited to one/company)

Host a meeting inside a private room, conveniently located on the show floor. As a note, each meeting room is available on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Become a Premier Sponsor ($10,000 – $5,000)

Premier sponsors receieve maxiumum exposure that goes far beyond the exhibit hall. Click on the items below to find the opportunity that will best showcase your company and reinforce your brand. 

Please Note: unless specifically noted or confirmed with our Sales Team, each opportunity will NOT be exclusive. Multiple companies may sponsor the same item.

Welcome Reception – Kegway

$5,000 –SOLD

A working kegway with premium craft beer service in this one-of-a-kind contraption to provide pint after pint of mobile spectacle refreshment in every corner of the event space during the Welcome Reception.

 

Liquor Tasting

$5,000

Give attendees a little taste of your company. Host a liquor tasting at the Closing Reception on Thursday. Limited to one NAFCD sponsor and one NBMDA sponsor.

 

Closing Reception Party: Taste of Chicago Garrett’s Popcorn

$5,000

Entice our attendees at the closing party with a taste of the windy city! Popcorn bags will have your company branding on them to pass out for attendees to enjoy throughout the party. This is an exclusive sponsorship opportunity.

 

Cigar Rolling

$5,000 –SOLD

Limited to one NAFCD sponsor and one NBMDA sponsor.

 

General Session Speaker Introduction

$5,000 – PARTIALLY SOLD

Throughout the convention, attendees will stop by several in-person, educational sessions. Those who sponsor a session will have the opportunity to play a video as attendees walk in and introduce the speaker.

 

Sponsored Lounge on Exhibit Hall Floor

$5,000

Feature your company’s logo in one of our lounges, exclusive areas that give attendees a chance to kick back and relax. Exclusive sponsorship opportunity.

 

Digital Signage

$5,000

Sponsor our digital exhibit hall map. This opportunity gives sponsors the chance to submit a video, commercial and/or graphics to be featured on the convention monitor. Exclusive sponsorship opporunity.

Escalator Clings (escalator bay from concourse to up to Crystal Ballroom)

$5,000

Find your logo and branding on the escalator in the conference area of the hotel. Attendees will view your branding as they head to the exhibit hall, meal room or general session room. Exclusive sponsorship opporunity.

* Pricing for this item will increase, if your sponsorship is not confirmed before September 30, 2022.

Escalator Clings (escalator bay from Grand/valet to Riverside Exhibit Hall)

$5,500 – SOLD

Find your logo and branding on the escalator in the conference area of the hotel. Attendees will view your branding as they head to the exhibit hall, meal room or general session room. Exclusive sponsorship opporunity.

* Pricing for this item will increase, if your sponsorship is not confirmed before September 30, 2022.

Closing Reception Entertainment

$6,000

Make your brand's logo a lasting image in the mind of attendees by sponsoring the entertainment at the Closing Reception. Limited to one NAFCD sponsor and one NBMDA sponsor.

 

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

$6,000 - PARTIALLY SOLD

Guarantee your brand is front and center at the start of the event by sponsoring the Welcome Reception. Limited to one NAFCD sponsor and one NBMDA sponsor.

 

Registration & Lanyard Sponsor

$6,500 - SOLD

Ensure your brand is seen by every attendee by sponsoring registration and lanyard pick-up. Exclusive sponsorship opporunity.

Mobile App Sponsor

$8,500

Feature your branding on the mobile app loading screen. Attendees will visit the mobile app to check the conference schedule, find fellow attendees and set meetings. Exclusive sponsorship opporunity.

 

Coffee Station

$8,500 – SOLD

Make your company's name known at our coffee bar on Wednesday and Thursday of the conference. This sponsorship includes branded napkins and coffee sleeves for attendees. Limited to one NAFCD sponsor and one NBMDA sponsor.

 

Exclusive Wi-Fi Sponsor

$10,000 – SOLD

Help attendees connect... to the Internet by becoming the exclusive Wi-Fi sponsor. Exclusive sponsorship opporunity.

NAFCD & NBMDA Hub Sponsor

$10,000

Have a table in our hub near the entrance on the floor to place collateral or giveaways from your company! Limited to one NAFCD sponsor and one NBMDA sponsor.

 

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