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MEET YOUR FUTURE CUSTOMERS AT THE 2019 MEALS ON WHEELS ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO


 
Sheraton Dallas Hotel • Dallas, TX
August 27 – August 29, 2019
Meals on Wheels Expo on Wednesday, August 28

Ladies with bags and coffee

We invite you and your company to attend the premier annual gathering of hundreds of local Meals on Wheels program leaders and decision-makers from across the country!

As trends in foodservice, senior health and independence, and the nonprofit sector continue to evolve, now is the time to create valuable partnerships and generate new business with Meals on Wheels. Showcase your products and services that could enable the nationwide Meals on Wheels network to reach more seniors in need, enhance the quality of service and operate more efficiently.

After the 2018 Conference and Expo, 97% of Exhibitors found that the Conference was beneficial to their company, with 88% expecting to gain new business following the event.

As our annual gathering continues to grow, companies like yours can benefit from the exposure with new connections, too. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to share your unique products and services with this passionate and committed network!

DOWNLOAD OUR PROSPECTUS

 

BENEFITS OF EXHIBITING


This year’s Expo will take place on Wednesday, August 28 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., including a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. There will be no other scheduled events during this time. This format is designed to provide Exhibitors with quality opportunities to interact with attendees who are focused on learning more about the products and services you provide.
 

EXHIBITING COMES WITH A WIDE RANGE OF BENEFITS, INCLUDING:

  • Opportunity to provide product/service information, demonstrations and samples in a one-on-one setting to attendees
  • Access to Conference attendee directory and mailing list after the Conference*
  • One full Conference registration (a $575 value) for each booth purchased that allows you to attend all highly-ranked Conference sessions, keynotes and networking events**
  • Invitation for all Exhibitors (with or without full Conference registrations) to participate in the hotel-sponsored reception with Conference attendees on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Advertising your company’s participation in the Expo through Conference communications prior to and during Conference
  • Inclusion of company description, contact, logo and booth location in the Conference app
  • Inclusion of company description, contact, logo and booth location in the online Expo floor plan
  • A license to use the 2019 Conference Exhibitor logo for up to two months before and up to two months after the Conference
  • Option to provide an item(s) in the raffle for additional exposure and recognition

*This list does not include email addresses
**Please note that some sessions will be open to senior nutrition program staff only

2019 EXHIBITOR FEES


Space is limited – purchase your booth today!


2019 BOOTH FEES            STANDARD RATES NONPROFIT /
GOVERNMENT RATES
 
 Returning Exhibitors $1,550 $1,200 Only available to returning exhibitors who pay by April 19
 Early-Bird  $1,650 $1,250  Processed and paid in full by May 17
 Regular  $1,750 $1,300 Processed and paid in full after May 17, 2019; Deadline to purchase is August 2, 2019

 
Without prior approval, invoiced booth payments received after August 5, 2019, will be subject to a $100 late fee. Booth assignments will be made by Meals on Wheels America staff on a first-come, first-serve basis with preference given to Conference Sponsors. Please contact us to receive this special discounted price and to learn about additional nonprofit and government Exhibitor benefits at expo@mealsonwheelsamerica.org or 571-339-1620.

We will only accept exhibit booth purchases completed online at mealsonwheelsamerica.org/expo. You can select to pay with credit card or check. Please do not mail registration forms. Booth availability is limited and space sells out quickly. Purchase today to secure your spot. If you need assistance registering, please contact expo@mealsonwheelsamerica.org or 571-339-1620.
 

BECOME A 2019 CONFERENCE SPONSOR


With hundreds of decision-makers in attendance, your company has the opportunity to gain greater exposure and enhance your brand visibility by becoming a Sponsor of the Meals on Wheels Annual Conference and Expo! We offer sponsorships ranging from $6,500 to $50,000 with additional opportunities available. For a full list of benefits, download our 2019 Conference Prospectus or contact Melanie Barber at expo@mealsonwheelsamerica.org or 571-339-1620.

ACCOMMODATIONS


HOTEL RESERVATIONS

All 2019 Conference events will be held at Sheraton Dallas Hotel, conveniently located in the lively downtown district. A discounted room rate of $159/night has been negotiated for Meals on Wheels Annual Conference attendees staying at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel between August 25 - 30, 2019. These rates are available now through August 1, 2019 provided the limited block doesn’t sell out prior.

Reserve your discounted room today via our group rate web page or by calling 214-922-8000. In order to receive the special group rate over the phone, you must mention that you are with the Meals on Wheels Annual Conference.
 

RESERVE NOW

 
PURCHASE ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS

Significantly increase your networking opportunities with key decision-makers by purchasing additional full Conference registrations. With each full Conference registration, you can attend meals, events and most sessions. Please note that some sessions will be open to senior nutrition program staff only.

Each Exhibitor booth fee includes one full Conference registration; additional registrations must be paid for separately. You can purchase additional full Conference registrations for $575 per person by contacting expo@mealsonwheelsamerica.org.

CONTACT US


We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Meals on Wheels Annual Conference and Expo! Please contact expo@mealsonwheelsamerica.org or 571-339-1620 to lock in these opportunities today. 

SPONSORS


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PLATINUM
  • Aetna
  • Mutual of America
  • PetSmart Charities
  • Subaru of America
  • The Home Depot Foundation
Gold
  • TrueSense Marketing
Silver
  • Accessible Solutions
  • Meals on Wheels Fundraising Co-Op