Innovations Trade Show

PROGRAM FEATURES

Make the most of your Innovations experience. Pick the features that stand out to you. 

Premium Level: Choose Four Features
Basic: Choose Two Features

 

SOLD OUT! Bag Sponsor
Premium Level Only • 5 Available

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Have your logo displayed on the trade show bags handed to every attendee that walks onto the show floor. There will be five different bags; one supplier logo will be represented on each. You’ll be remembered alongside all the amazing samples attendees
take home. 

Requirements

  • High-resolution logo file

SOLD OUT! Trade Show Banner
Premium Level Only • Limited Spots

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Have your logo displayed on high-impact signage over the trade show floor. Dot will work with a signage vendor to build—so you’ll have maximum visibility for
all attendees.

Requirements

  • High-resolution logo file

NEW! DSR Hotel Gift Bag
Premium Level Only • 10 Available

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Provide your Dot-stocked product to include in a gift bag for a Distributor Sales Manager or Sales Representative attendees to be delivered to their hotel rooms.

Requirements

  • Submit the top three items you’d like to feature; Dot will choose which item is selected
  • Product must be dry, shelf-stable, and individually-packaged
  • Plan to supply enough product for approximately 200 people

SOLD OUT! Operator Welcome Kit
Premium Level Only • 10 Available

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Let Dot send national account show attendees a welcome kit ahead of the trade show. You provide Dot products to include in the shipment and we’ll send a week or two before to build that excitement leading up to the big event.
Note: Domestic U.S. shipments only

Requirements:

  • Product must be dry, shelf-stable, and stocked at Dot
  • Submit the top three items you’d like to feature; Dot will choose which item is selected
  • Plan to supply enough product for approximately 200 people
  • Dot provides shipping and kit building charges

Chef Showcase
Premium Level Only • 15 Available

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Present food to attendees during an Innovations event and show off not only your product but also your presentation. We recommend small bites or tapas-styles foods with wow factor they’ll remember long past the event.

Requirements

  • If you choose this feature you will not be eligible for the Food Truck Lunch
  • Chef or representative with culinary experience in attendance to serve throughout the event
  • Food sampling for at least 600 servings
  • Dot will cover prep charges up to $2,500; supplier may be responsible for additional charges

Food Truck Lunch
Premium Level Only • 8 Available

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Showcase your products to all Innovations attendees. Whether your company has a food truck or you use one of our facades, you will work with Dot to customize your menu to serve alongside other suppliers.

Requirements

  • If you choose this feature you will not be eligible for the Chef Showcase
  • Provide food for 800 individual portions
  • Provide plates, bowls, utensils—whatever is necessary to serve your product
  • A chef onsite is required to prepare the food and serve it; separate from those manning the booth on the show floor, as booths remain open through lunch
  • Work directly with Levy Catering if support is needed

Operator Booth Preview
Premium Level Only • Limited Spots

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Participate in a private booth preview with national account operators attending Innovations. The show floor will be closed to everyone except participating suppliers and operators, meaning your items are the main focus. This takes place the Thursday prior to Innovations: Thursday, April 16.

Requirements

  • National account representative present at the booth during the event
  • Be prepared to present elevated samples to national account chains—we expect 250 people in attendance

NEW! 2 Additional Exhibitor Badges
Premium and Basic Level

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Want more attendees from your company at the trade show? This feature allows you two additional badges for an all-access pass to the entire event.

Requirements

  • Register all exhibitor attendees on Dot Innovations website

NEW! Pre-event Marketing
Premium and Basic Levels

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Be featured in Dot’s promotional email campaign to customers, including the national account operators audience. Get that excitement building ahead of the trade show—in 2018, these emails had an open rate well above industry average.

Requirements

  • Provide branded name to Dot for use in marketing materials
  • Your company will be randomly integrated into emails
  • Dot reserves the right to select placement
  • No click-throughs will be available
Scavenger Hunt Participant
Premium and Basic Levels

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Be featured in our in-app scavenger hunt game. Players are prompted to find landmarks or learn something to score points and is a fun way to connect with attendees across all segments. Players earn points towards big prizes announced at the end of Innovations. Past prizes include iPads, Apple watches, and other big-ticket items.

Requirements

  • Information on what product to feature and why it’s exciting for attendees

     

Product Showcase
Premium and Basic Levels

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Showcase your products on the trade show floor for attendees to browse between booths. This is a great way to feature a product without having to supply many servings—while still getting eyes on the item.

Requirements

  • Either dry and shelf-stable product
  • If you choose to feature perishable items, provide an empty case only
  • Coordinate delivery for products for display to the trade show
  • Set up display shelf, dimensions: 11” high, 38” wide, 12” deep”

On-site Sales Consultation
Premium and Basic Levels

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Have an exclusive one-on-one conversation with a Dot manager and come with a list of your highest-priority questions—the sky is the limit. There will be a variety of Dot personnel to select from at a later date, including sales, customer service, supplier marketing, international sales, and more. National account managers will be available for meetings as well.

Requirements

  • Work with a Dot representative to select the meetings and contacts of interest
  • 15-minute appointment
  • Select up to 10 appointments
  • If you choose to bring anything to share at your appointments, remember space and time is limited
Snack or Beverage Sponsor
Premium and Basic Levels
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Provide your Dot-stocked product for customers to sample as part of the show’s snack and beverage breaks. Items can be on display on Thursday or Friday during the trade show at a variety of locations, from registration to seminar break stations, the show floor, concert venue, and more.

Requirements

  • Submit the top three items you’d like to feature; Dot will decide which item is chosen and where it will be displayed
  • Product must be dry, shelf-stable, and individually-packaged
  • Plan to supply enough product for approximately 1,000 people
  • Non-alcoholic beverage and non-foods opportunities available