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Sponsorship Opportunities

Banner graphic of attendees walking around the IFT FIRST entrance at McCormick Place Chicago. Be FIRST to increase your company's visibility and grow your customer base.
 

IFT FIRST is the largest B2B food innovation expo in the Americas and your destination to meet highly engaged professionals in product development, R&D, procurement, and more.

Exhibitors with a sponsorship developed 55% more sales leads while at IFT FIRST in 2023.

Who you’ll meet:

  • 91% of attendees make or influence their company’s buying decisions
  • 43% of buyers spend over $1M annually

Discover how IFT FIRST sponsorship opportunities can help you get your brand in front of decision makers and generate leads that will help you reach all your marketing goals. See all sponsorship opportunities here.

Learn More About IFT FIRST Sponsorship Opportunities

Questions? Contact our Sales Team.

 

Not sure who your Strategic Account Manager is? Contact Monica Shey, Sales Administrator

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor Recognition Package ($50,000 and higher)

  • IFT FIRST website tiered Platinum Sponsor recognition
  • Platinum level recognition on Sponsor Thank You banner at IFT FIRST
  • Platinum level recognition on rotating welcome slides at various IFT FIRST sessions
  • Platinum level recognition in Sponsor Thank You ad in pre-show and post-show issues of Food Technology magazine
  • 1/2-page Exhibitor Spotlight in one pre-show issue of Food Technology
  • Post-show sponsorship report
  • Inclusion in IFT event sponsor thank you via Twitter
  • Booth location highlighted in online IFT Food Expo® map
  • 5 Invitations to President’s Reception
  • 5 complimentary passes to Monday night’s premier networking event
  • Right of first refusal renewal for sponsorship at IFT FIRST 2025 (pending available inventory)
  • Complimentary attendee pre-show mailing list (physical address only)
  • Platinum sponsor ribbon for exhibit staff name badges
  • Global spend priority points, 1 point/$5,000 investment

Gold Sponsor Recognition Package ($30,000 - $49,999)

  • IFT FIRST website Gold Sponsor recognition  
  • Gold level recognition on Sponsor Thank You banner at IFT FIRST 
  • Gold level recognition on rotating welcome slides at various IFT FIRST sessions 
  • Gold level recognition in Sponsor Thank You ad in pre-show and post-show issues of Food Technology magazine 
  • 1/4-page Exhibitor Spotlight in one pre-show issue of Food Technology
  • Post-show sponsorship report 
  • Inclusion in IFT FIRST sponsor thank you via Twitter  
  • Booth location highlighted in online IFT FIRST Expo® map  
  • Right of first refusal renewal for sponsorship at IFT FIRST 2025 (pending available inventory)  
  • Complimentary attendee pre-show mailing list (physical address only) 
  • Gold Sponsor ribbon for exhibit staff name badges  
  • Global spend priority points, 1 point/$5,000 investment 

Silver Sponsor Recognition Package ($15,000 - $29,999)

  • IFT FIRST website Silver Sponsor recognition  
  • Silver level recognition on Sponsor Thank You banner at IFT FIRST 
  • Silver level recognition on rotating welcome slides at various IFT FIRST sessions 
  • Silver level recognition in Sponsor Thank You ad in pre-show and post-show issues of Food Technology magazine 
  • Post-show sponsorship report  
  • Right of first refusal renewal for sponsorship at IFT FIRST 2025 (pending available inventory)
  • Silver Sponsor ribbon for staff name badge 
  • Global spend priority points, 1 point/$5,000 investment 

Bronze Sponsor Recognition Package ($10,000 - $14,999)

  • IFT FIRST website Bronze Sponsor recognition  
  • Bronze level recognition on Sponsor Thank You banner at IFT FIRST 
  • Bronze level recognition on rotating welcome slides at various IFT FIRST sessions 
  • Bronze level recognition in Sponsor Thank You ad in pre-show and post-show issues of Food Technology magazine 
  • Bronze Sponsor ribbon for staff name badges 
  • Access to IFT event press list prior to event  
  • Global spend priority points, 1 point/$5,000 investment 

Annual Event Supporter ($9,999 or less)

  • Access to IFT event press list prior to event
  • Global spend priority points