2018 SQF International Conference

SPONSORSHIPS AND EXHIBITS

2018 Principal Underwriters

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The SQF International Conference is the ONLY annual event that provides the largest concentration of SQF Program stakeholders. You will benefit from relationship building, brand awareness and lead generation in the food safety and quality industry. 

Powerful connections between your brand, SQF stakeholders and food safety professionals

Your Brand + Visibility = Loyal Customers

Reach the Right Audience

  • More than 850 decision-making food safety professionals (see last year's attendee list for sample titles)
  • A collaboration of the best and brightest in the food safety and quality industry

 2017 SQF International Conference Attendees

 

Here’s a sample of top companies that send food safety professionals to The SQF International Conference:

 

 


 

 

 

SQF Conference Attendees Represent a Wide Variety of Food Sectors such as:

  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  • Food Retailing, Wholesaling and Distribution
  • Bakery and Snack Food Processing
  • Food Ingredient Manufacturer
  • Food Catering and Food Service Operations
  • Dairy Food Processing
  • Confectionary Manufacturing
  • Recipe Meals Manufacturer
  • Egg Processing
  • Preserved Foods
  • Processing of Manufactured Meats and Poultry
  • Growing and Production of Fresh Produce
  • Ice, Drink and Beverage Manufacturing
  • Manufacture of Food Packaging

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship of the 2018 SQF International Conference affords you the opportunity to position your company as a thought leader and advocate of the food safety and quality industry. By investing in one of these conference partnerships, you will be supporting a conference that is highly valued by industry attendees.

Download the sponsorship / exhibitor contract

 

  • Principal Underwriter (Limit 2) Investment: $20,000 - SOLD

    Principal Underwriters benefit from the highest level of exposure at the 2018 SQF International Conference, including strategic logo placement and brand promotion on all printed, digital, and web publications. Customized package selections will be made on a first reserve, first select basis.
     
    Wednesday Social Event - SOLD
    Includes sponsorship as host of the Wednesday night social event, where attendees let their hair down and have a little fun. This event includes food stations, an open bar, live band karaoke and entertainment. Sponsor may provide additional branding items and giveaways at their own cost. 
     
    Headshot Lounge SOLD
    Includes sponsorship of a headshot lounge, where attendees can have a business headshot picture taken by a professional photographer. Includes the hiring of one professional photographer and one make-up artist. Digital photographs will be sent to attendees via sponsor email. Sponsor may provide additional branded items and giveaways at their own expense. 
     
    All Principal Underwriters receive the following benefits:
    • Three (3) full complimentary conference registrations (value up to $3,600)
    • May purchase two (2) “exhibit only” reduced price passes for staff at $595 each
    • Two (2) promoted posts on the conference mobile app
    • Four staff invitations to the Ambassador Program Reception
    • One (1) 2018 Information Days Tabletop Exhibit
    • Upgraded double (20 x 10ft) exhibit space with premium location in the exhibit hall
    • Advanced booth selection allowed upon contract signing
    • Pre- and post-event mailing list with names, addresses and email addresses (email addresses are opt-in only)
    • Professional booth photograph by SQF-provided photographer
    • Exclusive logo placement on all email communications.
    • Recognition as a principal underwriter with logo on all event promotions, website, mobile app and onsite signage
  • Premier Supporter (Limit 3) Investment: $14,000

    As a Premier Sponsor, your company receives the heightened exposure and advanced opportunities to familiarize attendees with your brand. 
     
    Signage
    Sponsor's logo and company name will be featured on select signage around the conference venue, including elevators, columns and entrance to ballroom.
     
    Conference Journal SOLD
    This year’s Conference Journal Sponsor will receive recognition as the sponsor of a journal embossed with your company logo and company name. The journal is distributed to all attendees and sponsor receives up to 15 additional copies for staff.  Sponsor receives a full page ad on the agenda that is glued into the journal. 
     
    Lanyards SOLD
    By sponsoring the conference badge lanyards, your company will receive recognition as the sponsor of the lanyards / badge holders, branded with your name and logo, that are distributed and worn by all attendees. 
     

    All Premier Supporters receive the following benefits:

    • Two (2) full complimentary conference registrations (value up to $2,400)
    • May purchase two (2) “exhibit only” reduced price passes for staff at $595 each
    • Two staff invitations to the Ambassador Program  Reception
    • 10 x 10 ft exhibit space with preferred location in the exhibit hall
    • Advanced booth selection allowed upon contract signing
    • One promoted post on the mobile app
    • Pre- and post-event mailing list with names, addresses and email addresses (email addresses are opt-in only)
    • Professional booth photograph by SQF-provided photographer
    • Exclusive logo placement on all email communications
    • Recognition as a premier supporter with logo on all event promotions, website, mobile app and onsite signage
  • Tier 1 Partner (Limit 6) Investment: $10,000

    Mobile App SOLD
    Sponsor will receive numerous branding options on the conference mobile app.

    Ambassador Program & Reception
    Sponsor receives recognition as the host of the Ambassador Program and orientation on Monday night prior to the conference. An email invite from the sponsoring company will be sent via SQFI.  The sponsoring company receives unlimited invitations (company representatives and their partners/spouses only) to the Ambassador Program orientation.

    Tuesday Reception
    Sponsor receives recognition as host of the Tuesday evening reception.  This event includes food stations and an open bar. Sponsor may provide additional branded items, activities and giveaways at their own expense. 

    Visual Content Capture SOLD
    We will be hiring a graphic recording artist from The Ink Factory (inkfactorystudio.com) to capture content and convert it to visual recordings (illustrations). Each of the boards used to capture content will be branded with your logo. Boards will be captured digitally and shared with all attendees and will be  used in SQFI marketing activities post-conference.

    Yoga

    Sponsor receives recognition as host of the Tuesday morning Yoga class. Yoga class participants will receive a yoga mat with the sponsoring company’s logo. The yoga class will be promoted on the conference website and in the conference materials. Sponsor may provide additional branded items, activities and giveaways at their own expense.

    Exhibit Hall Naming Rights SOLD
    The Exhibit Hall will be renamed to the sponsor’s name and appear in all conference agenda mentions (mobile app and hard copy agenda). Exhibit Hall will be marked with window clings with sponsors name and logo. 
     
    All Tier 1 Partners receive the following benefits:
    • One (1) full complimentary conference registration (value up to $1,200)
    • May purchase one (1) “exhibit only” reduced price pass for staff at $595 each
    • 10 x 10 ft exhibit space in the exhibit hall
    • Advanced booth selection allowed upon contract signing
    • Pre- and post-event mailing list with names, addresses and email addresses (email addresses are opt-in only)
    • Professional booth photograph by SQF-provided photographer
    • One promoted post on the mobile app
    • Recognition as a Tier 1 Partner with logo on select printed promotional materials, website, mobile app and onsite signage 
    • Mobile App Sponsor will receive additional branding options on the conference mobile app
  • Tier 2 Partner (Limit 3) Investment: $7,500 - SOLD

    Lunches (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) SOLD
    Sponsors will receive exclusive branding privileges at a select lunch
     
    All Tier 2 Partners receive the following benefits:
    • One (1) full complimentary conference registration (value up to $1,200)
    • May purchase one (1) “exhibit only” reduced price pass for staff at $595 each
    • 10 x 10 ft exhibit space in the exhibit hall
    • Advanced booth selection allowed upon contract signing
    • Pre- and post-event mailing list with names, addresses and email addresses (email addresses are opt-in only)
    • One promoted post on the mobile app
    • Recognition as a Tier 2 Partner with logo on select printed promotional materials, website, mobile app and onsite signage
  • Tier 3 Partner (Limit 3) Investment: $6,500 SOLD

    Breakfast (x2) SOLD
    Sponsors will receive exclusive branding privileges at one of two breakfasts.
     
    Wi-Fi SOLD
    The Wi-Fi conference sponsor will benefit from brand exposure on the Wi-Fi sign in page and sign-in instructions
     
    All Tier 3 Partners receive the following benefits:
    • Recognition as a Tier 3 Partner with logo on select printed promotional materials, website, mobile app and onsite signage
    • One (1) full complimentary conference registration (value up to $1,200)
    • May purchase one (1) “exhibit only” reduced price pass for staff @ $595 each
    • 10 x 10 ft exhibit space in the exhibit hall
    • Advanced booth selection allowed upon contract signing
    • Pre- and post-event mailing list with names, addresses and email addresses (email addresses are opt-in only)
    • One promoted post on the mobile app
  • Sponsored Learning Bytes (6 available) Investment: $2,500

    Sponsored Learning Bytes - Add-on opportunity (does not include exhibit booth)
     
    Sponsor will be given the opportunity to present an education session or conduct a demo on a topic of their choosing. Topics must be approved by SQFI. SQFI will provide a projector and screen and a room that will hold a minimum of 100 attendees (number of attendees is not guaranteed). The sessions will take place concurrently with other sessions on the education program and will be advertised along with other education sessions. Contact us for more information about this opportunity. 

 

Conference Exhibit Hall -Make the Right Connections

 

Be among the 22 companies to join us with a tabletop display, 20 x 10, or10 x 10 booths. Exhibit at this year’s SQF International Conference and you will gain:

  • Direct access to more than 850 decision-making SQF stakeholders and food safety professionals
  • Opportunities for your team to interact and build relationship with decision makers
  • Brand reputation as a food safety partner and leader

Download the Exhibit Hall Layout

Exhibit Opportunities (Limit 19) "EXHIBIT ONLY" BOOTHS/TABLETOPS SOLD OUT - 4 AVAILABLE AS SPONSORSHIPS

Seize this opportunity to position yourself as a food safety leader in this exhibit area. Connect with current customers and meet potential new leads in an informal setting.

Exhibitors may choose between a 6’ tabletop, a 10’ x 10’ booth exhibit or a 10’ x 20’ booth exhibit

Pricing

6' Tabletop Exhibit

10’ x 10’ Exhibit Space

10’ x 20’ Exhibit Space

$3,995 - SOLD $4,995 - SOLD $9,995 - SOLD
Includes 1 full conference pass. Exhibitor may purchase an additional reduced –rate “exhibit only” pass for $595  Includes 1 full conference pass. Exhibitor may purchase an additional reduced –rate “exhibit only” pass for $595  Includes 2 full conference passes. Exhibitor may purchase 2 additional reduced –rate “exhibit only” passes for $595 each

“exhibit-only” passes do not include the education program
 

Exhibit Hours

Tuesday: 9 -10 AM | 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM| 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM  | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday: 7 – 8 AM | 9:00 AM – 9:30  AM | 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM| 6:30 – 10:00 PM

Thursday: 7 – 8 AM | 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM | 12:15 – 1:30 PM 

Exhibits are open throughout the entire conference, with peak times during breakfasts, breaks, lunches and evening events.

Reserve your opportunity today!

For more information, please contact:

AMANDA BOND-THORLEY, CMP
Director of Education, FMI
202.220.0606 / abondthorley@fmi.org

 

 

 

SARAH MALENICH
Director of Sales and Marketing, SQFI
202.220.0660 / smalenich@sqfi.com

 

 

 

 

2018 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

PRINCIPAL UNDERWRITER

 

PREMIER SUPPORTER
 

TIER 1 PARTNER

 

TIER 2 PARTNER

 

TIER 3 PARTNER

 

Exhibitors

Download the Exhibitor Kit

  • ACET Global Consulting LLC
  • Alchemy Systems
  • Alchemy Academy
  • Bia Diagnostics
  • BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions
  • BIOMIST
  • CERT ID
  • DNV GL - Business Assurance
  • EAGLE Certification Group
  • Emport LLC
  • Eurofins Scientific
  • Exemplar Global
  • Food Safety News
  • Food Safety Tech
  • Food Safety & Quality Magazine
  • FSNS C&A
  • Invisible Sentinel
  • Merieux Nutrisciences
  • METTLER TOLEDO
  • National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
  • NSF
  • OurRecords, Inc.
  • Presage Analytics
  • Prometric
  • QWerks
  • Racepoint Global
  • Rentokil Steritech
  • Repositrak
  • SafetyChain Software
  • Safefood 360
  • SAI Global
  • Silikal America
  • SGS
  • Testo Solutions USA, Inc.
  • Trace Analytics, LLC
  • Tracegains
  • TRI Air Testing
  • TUV USA, Inc.
  • Where Food Comes From, Inc. | Validus Verification Services