SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

CENTER STAGE SPONSOR (EXCLUSIVE)—$10,000
Center Stage is the centerpiece of the Show floor, featuring keynote presentations, and interactive culinary demos from local celebrity chefs. Get your brand front and center with onsite signage, logos in the Show Guide, the Center Stage schedule web page and much more!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER (EXCLUSIVE PER SPEAKER - UP TO 3)—$7,500
Jon Taffer of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue," celebrity chef Robert Irvine and TripAdvisor CEO and president Stephen Kaufer  will attract great crowds to our keynote presentations. Sponsor a speaker and get a package that includes logo placement, reserved seating and the chance to gift some swag to the audience. They’ll come for the speaker and leave with your brand in their hands.

REGISTRATION SPONSORSHIP (EXCLUSIVE)—$7,500
Take advantage of this combo package, which includes visual representation as the exclusive sponsor of NEFS Visitor Registration on registration area signage and your hyperlinked digital banner (700x110 pixels) at the bottom of all registration confirmation emails.

BADGE LANYARDS (EXCLUSIVE)— $7,500
Lanyards are the #1 item requested by buyers attending NEFS. This handy tool lets them wear your brand right around their neck. Lanyards are handed out to attendees at registration and at the information booth at the front of the exhibit hall. Sponsor must produce and supply a minimum of 8,000 lanyards, shipped to the Show before opening day.

SHOW BAGS (EXCLUSIVE)—SOLD!
Always popular with buyers for toting Show materials and samples back to the office or home, these branded supply bags ensure your brand stays top-of-mind. Sponsor must produce and supply a minimum of 5,000 bags, shipped to the Show before opening day.

NEFS ED QUARTERS (EXCLUSIVE)—$5,000
Align your brand with expert industry thought leaders! Located at the front of the expo hall, this on-floor learning hub will host 10+ sessions throughout the Show to an audience of approximately 50 attendees per session. Sponsor enjoys the opportunity to welcome guests, say a few words about his or her company and introduce the presenter. Logo and sponsorship recognition to be included on session promotional messaging, on-site signage at sessions and the Show Guide.

SOCIAL MEDIA HUB (EXCLUSIVE) — $4,500
NEFS attendees are hungry to learn about raising their social media profiles and to leverage new gadgets and apps to increase word-of-mouth marketing. They’ll flock to our Social Media Hub for complimentary expert consultations. Your exclusive sponsorship will net you signage on the kiosk, logo placements and the chance to distribute branded giveaways.

CHARGING LOUNGE (EXCLUSIVE) —SOLD!
Be a hero to attendees who stop by the Charging Lounge to relax and network while they recharge their mobile devices and laptops. Your lounge signage and giveaways will show them that you care about their connectedness.

COFFEE BREAK — (EXCLUSIVE) $3,500
Sponsor a morning or afternoon coffee break at an Ed-Quarters session. Sponsor provides the coffee (either your own if you’re a purveyor, or purchased through catering) which can be served with branded cups and napkins. In addition to logos placements, you can staff the coffee break and provide a giveaway to session attendees.

BADGE INSERTS (EXCLUSIVE) — $2,500
Design and sponsor a badge insert that will be included with every NEFS attendee at badge pickup and registration.

TECH TALKS (6 AVAILABLE) — $2,500
New for NEFS 2018, Tech Talks are fast-paced high-energy presentations on how technology can be used to improve front-of-house, back-of-house, workforce engagement, diner experience and more. You develop and present content for a 30-minute session in the Tech Theater. Sponsorship includes logo placements, giveaway opportunity and scanning for attendee list.

SHOW GUIDE COMMUNITY PAGE AD (6 PER PAGE; 12 AVAILABLE) — $450
Get your message into the hands of every show attendee by adding your custom, sponsored content to the classified section of the Show guide. Your 2.5”x2.375” black and white ad may contain your logo, imagery and message. Advertise your booth or a new product.

SHOW GUIDE UPGRADED LISTING— — $250
Stand out from the crowd by adding your black and white logo to your exhibitor listing in the Show Guide, as well as company contact name, phone number and website. Prospective customers will find you faster.

LOBBY METER BOARDS —$1,500
Three double-sided, four-color, 3´ x 8´ freestanding panels located in the Show lobby will exclusively feature your brand messaging or products of your choice. Two locations available.

DAILY ATTENDEE CENTER STAGE GIVEAWAY —$750
(plus prize donation valued at $500 or more)
At the end of each day, registered NEFS attendees are eligible to win a sponsor-provided prize valued at $500 or more. Prizes could include your company’s products or a gift of your choice (e.g. Apple Watch). Sponsors receive their company and logo listed as a Center Stage Giveaway provider, recognition by giveaway MC and the opportunity for a staffer to join us on Center Stage to present the product to the winning attendee.

PASSPORT TO PRIZES—$500
As a “Passport to Prizes” participant, your company will be one of up to 15 that each NEFS attendee playing the game must visit to receive a “passport stamp.” Once the attendee has gathered stamps from each participating company, he or she qualifies to enter a drawing to win a $250 gift card. One winner will be announced from Center Stage each day of the Show. Make your booth a can’t-miss destination!

SHOW GUIDE
Place your ad in the Show Guide, which is distributed to all attendees in the registration area and throughout the Show. This guide features the full schedule, exhibitor list with booth numbers and floorplan map. Approximate distribution: 5,000.
Full Page Interior BW..........$850
Inside Back Cover 4C.........$1,000
Back Cover 4C ...................$1,500 

DIGITAL BANNERS
Capture the attention of the New England market as they register for the Show with your company’s hyperlinked banner appearing on various Show-related websites.
NEFS Website (435 x 150 pixels)...............$1,500/month
NEFS Floorplan (205 x 60 pixels).................$1,500 From contract date through Show

EMAIL SPONSORSHIP —$995
Before you hit the Show floor, build brand recognition as a part of our regular attendee promotional emails highlighting the latest and greatest Show news. Dedicated banners put your company in the spotlight. Emails are sent out 2–3 times per month between December 2017-February 2018. Database reaches 20,000+ qualified industry prospects.

EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE EMAIL — $750
Give your product dedicated exposure within our newsletter, circulated leading up to the Show. Each newsletter showcases 6-8 exhibitors and is distributed monthly from December 2017–February 2018. Distribution ranges from 2,500-10,000 registered attendees depending on launch date.

CREATE YOUR OWN SPONSORSHIP
It’s your product and your brand. Let’s work together to create a sponsorship that’s just right for you. Call us today to discuss your out-of-the-box idea.

For more information about exhibiting and to learn how you can participate in our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Leib at sleib@restaurant.org or (312) 853-2539.