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MFE Awards Dinner Sponsorship

When you partner with the Midwest Foodservice Expo and/or Restaurant Marketing Symposium, you'll be seen as a thriving supporter for the industry. We'll work with you to help deliver on your key business objectives to develop the perfect sponsorship for your business.

Ready to create a customized sponsorship? A wide variety of solutions are available. Opportunities can range from traditional sponsorships to unique partnerships at varied commitment levels, including:

  • Interactive Zone
  • First Taste of the Show
  • Restaurant Marketing Symposium Co-Sponsor
  • Expert Content Provider
  • Workforce Training
  • Official Bag Sponsor

Questions? Contact Dawn Faris to learn more about options for sponsors and partnerships.


Interactive Zone

The Interactive Zone is a hands-on training space inside the exhibit hall that focuses on culinary trends, techniques and new menu ideas for chefs and chef owners. It’s a great place to get face time with the industry while showcasing products that consumers are demanding. 

Sponsors can position different food products and/or disposables, cleaning agents, cutlery, etc. during the sessions. The event is heavily promoted and sponsors receive generous recognition before, during and after the show.

Investment: $15,000 + trainers and product (installments allowed)

First Taste of the Show

Start the Expo experience for F&B pros with an unexpected "wow" moment: butler food to an attentive crowd before doors officially open.

Showcase key product - perhaps new items you want to get into more foodservice operations - and capture that important first taste of show for decision makers from around the Midwest. Grab people with a clean palette and empty stomach before they’ve tasted other samples.

Investment: $3,500 exclusive + food product

MFE Seminar

RMS Co-Sponsor

The Restaurant Marketing Symposium (RMS) is a two-day educational event, held at MFE, that encourages the exchange of ideas and learning on all subject related to restaurant marketing.

RMS co-sponsors are included in pre-show, at-show and post-show marketing promotions. Speaking opportunities may also be available.

Investment: $7,500 and up

Content Provider

Be an "expert content provider" to about 7,500 unique email contacts. 

You'll author a quarterly topic-based enewsletter on a specific area of expertise, providing industry professionals with tips, tools, learning points, blogs, video, etc. on key areas of interest.

Investment: $7,500 and up (can be invoiced quarterly)

Official Bag Sponsor

Splash the exhibit hall with your brand as the official MFE bag sponsor.

Your branded bags will be handed to each attendee as they get their badges - they'll become your walking billboards.

Investment: $5,000 exclusive + you supply the bags

MFE Quick Bites Session

Workforce Training

Connect with attendees on-site by leading daily Quick Bite training sessions on workforce engagement - the number one point of interest in the industry right now. 

Quick Bite sponsors present casual training sessions on focused topics. Presentations are 15 minutes, with 10-15 mins for Q&A. Sponsors receive multi-media branding pre-show, at-show and post-show.

Investment: $7,500 - co-sponsorship also available

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