KANZI Fest 2019 Vendor Packages

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2019 Vendor Package


MYOA Our Headline Performer


Welcome Thank you for taking the time to review this vendor package for KANZI Fest 2019. Your participation in KANZI Fest provides you the opportunity to get your business in front of thousands of people, to be associated with good times and cultural exposure, and to be known for being a part of one of the most diverse and unity building events launched out of the Greater Houston area. 3

About KANZI Fest KANZI means “treasure� in Swahili, which is the most commonly spoken language amongst Black people in the world. KANZI Fest is an initiative of Kemetyu Global Economic Development Corporation (KGEDC), a 501c(3) organization dedicated to uplifting African descendant people and the introduction of the very diverse culture to all people worldwide. Held at Southdown Park and other venues in Pearland, TX, September 27-28, 2019, KANZI Fest expects 1,000+ attendees. Live music from Africa and the Diaspora will be featured. The Diaspora includes but is not limited to the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. The performances will take the festival goer through a historical trek of African music from the continent throughout the Diaspora. Also featured will be entrepreneurs from Africa and the Diaspora vending merchandise that is made, designed, and/or developed by people of African descent. 4

Children will enjoy their own village, Wakandaland! They can choose from STEM activities, Arts & Crafts, Jewelry Making, Face Painting, Princess Shuri Tea Party, Toy Workshop, African Martial Arts lessons, Kidpreneurs, fun at the splash pad, and much more! 5

We have not forgotten that adults also like to have fun; activities include Live Music, Trap Yoga, West African Dance Exercise, Movie Night, VIP Tent and more!


The Team

Titilayo Odion

Mark Lewis

Edward Perry

The visionary...Titilayo is Founder & CEO of Kemetyu Global Economic Development Corporation.

The executor...Mark, a community activist and businessman, is a member of the KGEDC Board.

The engine...Edward is KGEDC’s Economic & Workforce Development Chair. 7

Event Objectives

Proceeds from KANZI Fest will help KGEDC in establishing and/or maintaining several community and economic development initiatives. This specific initiative will help the community by: ● Introducing the Pearland community to the rich and diverse culture of people of African descent. ● Providing young people with fun and educational experiences related to the cultures of the second largest, and most populous continent on the planet. ● Infusing revenue into the local community by using local vendors. 8

About KGEDC Kemetyu Global Economic Development Corporation (KGEDC) is a 501c(3) nonproďŹ t founded in 2016 and operates out of Pearland, TX. KGEDC has six main program areas that are our focus: Arts, Culture, & Entertainment (A.C.E.); Community Development & Safety; Community Works & Planning; Economic & Workforce Development; Education; and International Affairs. KGEDC is here to help make the American experience the best that it can be for a population that has had many triumphs, but even more defeats. The American citizens of African descent have added so much value to this country, from design to inventions, from production to nurturing, from leadership to service, and much more. Now is the time for people of African descent to truly live the American dream and to share with our fellow Americans the richness of our heritage. 9

We look forward to growing KANZI Fest into one of the best family festivals in the Pearland/Houston area. To reach this goal, we need help from the business and nonprofit community.


Your participation in KANZI Fest will offer us the chance to stage a quality, family-friendly event that brings the Pearland area community together. It also provides you with valuable promotional and on-site exposure to one of the most influential demographics in the area and forever associates your name with KANZI Fest. There are a number of vending options for KANZI Fest on Saturday, September 28th at Southdown Park. Please take a look at the vending options available on the following pages, contact us, and we’ll help you create a package that is suitable for you.


Vendor Packages

VIP Vendor - $100 ● ● ●

1 VIP Adult All Access pass Vending space for 10x10 canopy Personalized festival banner

Food Vendor- $100 ● ● ●

City of Pearland Temporary Food Establishment Permit* Food truck parking or vending space for 10x10 canopy Personalized festival banner *Pearland Food Truck Permit is not included in fee.

Standard/Kidpreneur Vendor - $50 ● ●

Vending space for 10x10 canopy Personalized festival banner


Vendor Packages Authors’ Corner Vendor - $50 ● ● ●

Vending space for 10x10 canopy Personalized festival banner for Author’s Corner Main Stage Book Presentation


Promotional Opportunities Participation in KANZI Fest 2019 gives sponsors unique opportunities to customize interaction with attendees and surrounding communities. Corporate sponsors can customize participation to increase visibility and spotlight the brand.* ● ● ● ● ● ●

Digital promotion VIP Tent, swag bags Marketplace Wakandaland workshop, Princess Shuri Tea Party Product marketing Movie night

*Contact for more info and coordination. 13

Become A Vendor! Click to complete digital application: Vendor Application If you have any questions, please contact: Titilayo Odion info@kanzifest.com (832)645-5730 Send checks to: KGEDC 10223 Broadway, Ste. P564 Pearland, TX 77584 Pay online to: paypal.me/kgedc or Cash.me $kgedc *Vendor applications are subject to approval. Goods/services sold must be created, designed, and/or developed by people of African descent. 14