Revamped for 2017, Center Stage is the centerpiece of the Show floor, featuring keynotes by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Chairman of the Boston Red Sox, Tom Werner. Not to mention the Star of the Bar® mixology competition and interactive and exciting 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!

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.

Lanyards are the #1 requested item by buyers attending NEFS. This handy tool lets them wear your brand right around their neck. Lanyards are handed out to attendees in registration and at the information booth at the front of the exhibit hall. Sponsor must produce and supply a minimum of 5,000 lanyards, shipped to the Show before opening day.

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.

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.

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.

(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.

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! (More opportunities on the next page)

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 

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
Floorplan Website (205 x 60 pixels)........$1,750 From contract date through Show 

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 2016-February 2017. Database reaches 20,000+ qualified industry prospects.
1x Rate.............................................$1,350
3x Rate............................................$1,000

Give your product dedicated exposure on the Show floor in our centrally-located Product Showcase display and/or within our newsletter of the same name circulated leading up to the Show. Each product featured in the Showcase receives a shelf, identifying signage, your company’s name and booth number. Each newsletter showcases 6-8 products and distributes 1x per month between December 2016–February 2017. Distribution ranges from 2,500-10,000 registered attendees depending on launch date
Glass Case Only............................$500
Email Listing Only........................$750/1x Rate & $675/3x Rate
Glass Case + Email Listing.........$1,175 

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 us at nefsexhibitinfo@restaurant.org or (312) 853-2542