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October 27 & 28, 2013

Vancouver Convention Centre West Vancouver, BC

Food + Drink + Lodging BC’s Everything Hospitality Conference & Expo

Managed by:


The CRFA:

The BC Foodservice Expo and THE BC Hospitality Expo have merged to form the Connect Show! The Connect Show consists of two long standing and successful industry events; The BC Foodservice Expo and The BC Hospitality Expo. This combined event will provide the best opportunity for industry suppliers to connect with all sectors of the British Columbia hospitality sector. By joining thousands of food, drink, and lodging decision makers at British Columbia’s largest foodservice and hospitality industry event, your organization can be positioned as a leading supplier and supporter of this $14 billion industry that is also one of British Columbia’s largest employers with more than 200,000 direct jobs. The Connect Show inaugural event will be taking place October 27 – 28, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

Since its founding in 1944, the CRFA has grown to more than 30,000 members across the country. Through advocacy, research, member savings and industry events, the CRFA helps its valued members in every Canadian community grow and prosper. CRFA members represent every sector of Canada’s vibrant and innovative foodservice industry.

The BCHA: Since 1917, the BCHA has been the advocate and spokesperson for the interests of the hotel industry throughout British Columbia. The BCHA has approximately 650 hotel members and nearly 200 associate members, representing an Industry with annual revenues eclipsing $3.2 billion dollars, 78,000 rooms and more than 58,000 employees.

The ABLE: About the Connect Show Owners: Connect Show is a partnership between the CRFA (Canadian Restaurant & Foodservices Association), ABLE (Alliance of Beverage Licensees) and BCHA (British Columbia Hotel Association).

Originally formed in 1975 as the Neighbourhood Pub Owners Association, ABLE is the voice for all liquor primary and licensee retail stores in British Columbia. ABLE is the industry advocate for issues affecting pubs, bars and liquor stores throughout the province. ABLE communicates and consults with government, monitors and reports on industry issues and trends, and provides resources to help members build and grow their businesses.

To reserve your space or if you have any questions please contact: Peter Ridout peterr@mediaedge.ca 1-866-216-0860 ext. 240 Dan Gnocato dang@mediaedge.ca 604-549-4521 ext. 224


WHY CONNECT SHOW? Connect will bring together thousands of restaurant, bar, nightclub, hotel and motel operators from across BC to see the latest in technology, products and services from over 300 of the industry’s leading suppliers. The show will also feature industry leading seminars, social events, workshops and a number of excellent networking opportunities for delegates to develop long term strategies for their operations.

EXHIBITOR AND SPONSOR PARTICIPATION BENEFITS • The Connect Show is supported by a promotional campaign that reaches all major Hospitality industry professionals in British Columbia and is specifically targeted to attract the most qualified buying audience • Industry-targeted delegate marketing will consist of print and digital advertising, emails and brochures will be distributed on timely intervals, accompanied by a follow-up telephone campaign • Show highlights will be featured inside a myriad of print and digital marketing vehicles, including Connect Show delegate e-newsletters and the official show website, Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News magazine, the 2X per month CRFA member e-newsletter, CRFA’s official website CRFA.ca, the Canadian foodservice industry’s “Go-To” website www.restaurantcentral.ca, and BCHA and ABLE magazine, e-newsletter and website exposure • Company logos will be strategically placed on the Connect Show website, in preevent delegate e-newsletters and inside other relevant industry digital and print media products • Corporate logo and signage throughout the event • Verbal sponsor recognition • Connect Show Guide • More

WHO WILL BE THERE?

WHY EXHIBIT OR SPONSOR?

Our long-standing industry positions and relationships with key players inside the hospitality-sector, allows us to attract the most senior decision makers. Sectors that will be represented at Connect 2013 consist of:

The Connect trade show floor presents tremendous opportunity to promote your products and services to leading industry professionals and buyers;

• Restaurant Owners and Operators

• Liquor Retail Stores

• Trade show booths provide the most cost effective way to promote and sell your offerings

• Tourism

• Launch, introduce and demonstrate new products

• Hotel Owners and staff

• Industry Associations

• Meet “Face to Face” with qualified buyers

• Resort Owners and Staff

• Industry Suppliers

• Network with existing clients

• Chefs and General Managers

• Government

• Meet over 8,000 hospitality industry professionals representing over 14,000 separate businesses

• Pubs, Clubs, and Bars • Cafés and Coffee Houses • Institutional Facilities • Educational Institutions

• Local Media • Renowned Speakers • And more...

• Measure market awareness and survey attendees • Participation inside trade floor feature areas • Elevate your company profile and brands • Introduce key company executives • Generate leads for immediate and future sales • Form new strategic business alliances and partnerships • More


EXHIBITING

RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! STANDARD 10’ x 10’ BOOTH SPACE

TURN-KEY 10’ x 10’ BOOTH SPACE

BOOTH RATE - $1,795 + GST CORNER RATE - $195 + GST (PER CORNER)

BOOTH RATE - $1,995 + GST CORNER RATE - $195 + GST (PER CORNER)

Each 10’ x 10’ booth space includes:

Each 10’ x 10’ booth space includes:

• 8’ back draping

• 8’ back draping and 3’ side draping

• 3’ side draping

• Carpeting, drapped table and chairs

• Complimentary material handling and storage

• Complimentary material handling and storage

• Complimentary exhibit staff badges

• Complimentary exhibit staff badges

• One 750-watt duplex outlet (if requested)

• One 750-watt duplex outlet (if requested)

• Company listing in the official Connect Show Guide

• Company listing in the official Connect Show Guide

• Company listing in the official Connect Show website

• Company listing in the official Connect Show website

• PDF invitation for distribution to your clients

• PDF invitation for distribution to your clients

BULK RATES AVAILABLE FOR EXHIBITS OVER 8 BOOTHS IN TOTAL

NEW BUSINESS/PRODUCT FEATURE AREA

ASIAN FEATURE AREA

Table Top Format - $500.00 per (only 18 spaces exist in this area)

Table Top Format - $500.00 per (only 18 spaces exist in this area)

• 6’ draped table • Carpeting

Standard 10’ x 10’ booths can be set up in this feature area for normal rates

• Company listing in official Connect Show Guide and website

• 6’ draped table

• PDF invitation for distribution to your clients

• Carpeting

BC Showcase Pavilion; Featuring LOCAL FLAVOURS, CRAFT BEER, WINE AND SPIRITS Table Top Format - $500.00 per (only 30 spaces exist in this area) Standard 10’ x 10’ booths can be set up in this feature area for normal rates • 6’ draped table

• Company listing in official Connect Show Guide and website • PDF invitation for distribution to your clients

Engery and Sustainability Pavilion Table Top Format - $500.00 per (only 18 spaces exist in this area) Booths in this area can either be purchased as standard or turn-key 10’ x 10’ booths. Please see above details.

• Carpeting • Company listing in official Connect Show Guide and website • PDF invitation for distribution to your clients

Extra Exhibitor Bonus:

CONDITIONS FOR 10’ x 10’ BOOTHS

• Discounts on advertising in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News magazine, www.RestaurantCentral.ca website, the twice per month CRFA e-newsletter

• Floor covering is mandatory (not Included In the booth fee)

• All interested parties will be presented with a marketing proposal that clearly outlines normal rates and the valuable discounts Connect Show exhibitors receive. Please contact Chuck Nervick at chuckn@mediaedge.ca or 1-866-216-0860 x 227 for more details and a formal quotation

• 50% deposit of total booth costs is due at the time of booking • All applications must be qualified prior to acceptance

CONDITIONS FOR TABLE TOP BOOTHS • 50% deposit of total booth costs is due at the time of booking • All applications must be qualified prior to acceptance


SPONSORSHIPS

RESERVE YOUR POSITION TODAY! PRESENTING INDUSTRY PARTNER SPONSORSHIP $30,000.00

• Lanyards & Registration - logos on all delegate badges and on the registration landing page on the web site • Trends Breakfast - Welcome remarks, introduction of moderator/panelists, VIP table, in-room signage, logo on table tent cards, logo on napkins, etc. • Gala Dinner - Welcome remarks, signage, VIP table, in-room signage, logo on table tent cards, logo on napkins, etc.

DIAMOND PARTNER SPONSORSHIP $20,000

• Industry Lunch - Welcome remarks, introduction of moderator/panelists, VIP table, in-room signage, logo on table tent cards, logo on napkins, etc. • Pre-Gala Reception - Signage, in-room signage, logo on table tent cards, logo on napkins, etc. • Post Gala VIP Party - Signage, logos on coasters/napkins, logo on table tents cards, etc. • Complimentary booth space on trade show floor

• Complimentary booth space on trade show floor

• Show Guide - front cover logo

• Post Gala VIP Party - Signage, logos on coasters/napkins, logo on table tents cards, etc.

• Company profile in official Connect Show Guide

• Show Guide - front cover logo • Company profile in official Connect Show Guide • Highlighted rotating company logo on Connect website front page • Complimentary full page advertisement in the Connect Show Guide • Complimentary full page advertisement in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News • Complimentary digital advertisement for two months on www.restaurantcentral.ca

• Highlighted rotating company logo on Connect website front page • Complimentary full page advertisement in the Connect Show Guide • Complimentary full page advertisement in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News • Complimentary digital advertisement for two months on www.restaurantcentral.ca • Complimentary digital advertisement for two releases of the CRFA e-newsletter • Complimentary table at the Gala Dinner

• Complimentary digital advertisement for two releases of the CRFA e-newsletter

• One dedicated email release to the Connect Show email delegate database

• Complimentary table at the Gala Dinner

• Rotating Banner on Connect Show delegate emails

• One dedicated email release to the Connect Show email delegate database

• Company listing on signage at related events

• Rotating Banner on Connect Show delegate emails • Company listing on signage at related events • Verbal sponsor recognition at related events • PDF invitation for distribution to your clients • Full rights and privileges to use Connect Show logo and branding on your corporate marketing materials for one year • First right of refusal on your sponsor position for the next year’s event

• Verbal sponsor recognition at related events • PDF invitation for distribution to your clients • Full rights and privileges to use Connect Show logo and branding on your corporate marketing materials for one year • First right of refusal on your sponsor position for the next year’s event


SPONSORSHIPS

RESERVE YOUR POSITION TODAY! GOLD PARTNER SPONSORSHIP

SILVER PARTNER SPONSORSHIP

• Opening Reception - Welcome remarks, meet guests at the registration counter near the entrance of the room/facility, in-room signage, logo on table tent cards, logo on napkins, etc.

• Conference delegate bag - logo on the outside of the bag, literature piece inside bag

• Post Gala VIP Party - Signage, logos on coasters/napkins, logo on table tents cards, etc.

• Complimentary booth space on trade show floor

$15,000

• Complimentary booth space on trade show floor • Company profile in official Connect Show Guide • Highlighted rotating company logo on Connect website front page • Complimentary 1/2 page advertisement in the Connect Show Guide • Complimentary 1/2 page advertisement in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News • Complimentary digital advertisement for one month on www.restaurantcentral.ca • Complimentary digital advertisement for one release of the CRFA e-newsletter • Four complimentary seats at the Gala Dinner • Rotating Banner on Connect Show delegate emails • Company listing on signage at related events • Verbal sponsor recognition at related events • PDF invitation for distribution to your clients • Full rights and privileges to use Connect Show logo and branding on your corporate marketing materials for one year • First right of refusal on your sponsor position for the next year’s event

$10,000

• Company profile in official Connect Show Guide • Highlighted rotating company logo on Connect website front page • Complimentary 1/2 page advertisement in the Connect Show Guide • Complimentary 1/2 page advertisement in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News • Complimentary digital advertisement for one month on www.restaurantcentral.ca • Complimentary digital advertisement for one release of the CRFA e-newsletter • Four complimentary seats at the Gala Dinner • Rotating Banner on Connect Show delegate emails • Company listing on signage at related events • Verbal sponsor recognition at related events • PDF invitation for distribution to your clients • Full rights and privileges to use Connect Show logo and branding on your corporate marketing materials for one year • First right of refusal on your sponsor position for the next year’s event

BRONZE PARTNER SPONSORSHIP $5,000

• Company profile in official Connect Show Guide • Highlighted rotating company logo on Connect website front page • Discounted booth space on trade show floor • Complimentary 1/4 page advertisement in the Connect Show Guide • Complimentary 1/4 page advertisement in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News • Two complimentary seats at the Gala Dinner • Rotating Banner on Connect Show delegate emails • Company listing on signage at related events • Verbal sponsor recognition at related events • PDF invitation for distribution to your clients • Full rights and privileges to use Connect Show logo and branding on your corporate marketing materials for one year • First right of refusal on your sponsor position for the next year’s event


SPONSORSHIPS

RESERVE YOUR POSITION TODAY! A LA CARTE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTNITIES: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM PARTNER

COOKING COMPETITION SPONSOR

• Speaker introductions, in and out of room signage, note pad logos

• Competitor and M/C introductions, stage area signage, use of their products (to be donated by each sponsor), etc.

• Company profile in official Connect Show Guide

• Discounted booth space on trade show floor

• Complimentary booth space on trade show floor

• Company profile in official Connect Show Guide

• Highlighted rotating company logo on Connect website front page

• Highlighted rotating company logo on Connect website front page

• Complimentary 1/2 page advertisement in the Connect Show Guide

• Complimentary 1/4 page advertisement in the Connect Show Guide

• Complimentary 1/2 page advertisement in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News

• Complimentary 1/4 page advertisement in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News

• Complimentary digital advertisement for one month on www.restaurantcentral.ca

• Two complimentary seats at the Gala Dinner

• Complimentary digital advertisement for one release of the CRFA e-newsletter

• Company listing on signage at related events

$10,000.00

• Four complimentary seats at the Gala Dinner • Rotating Banner on Connect Show delegate emails • Company listing on signage at related events • Verbal sponsor recognition at related events • PDF invitation for distribution to your clients • Full rights and privileges to use Connect Show logo and branding on your corporate marketing materials for one year • First right of refusal on your sponsor position for the next year’s event

$3,000

• Rotating Banner on Connect Show delegate emails • Verbal sponsor recognition at related events • PDF invitation for distribution to your clients • Full rights and privileges to use Connect Show logo and branding on your corporate marketing materials for one year • First right of refusal on your sponsor position for the next year’s event


SPONSORSHIPS

RESERVE YOUR POSITION TODAY! BC Showcase Pavilion - British Columbia LOCAL FLAVOURS, CRAFT BEER, WINE & SPIRITS FEATURE AREA SPONSOR $3,000

• Discounted booth space on trade show floor

ASIAN Feature AREA SPONSOR $3,000

• Discounted booth space on trade show floor • Company profile in official Connect Show Guide

• Company profile in official Connect Show Guide

• Highlighted rotating company logo on Connect website front page

• Highlighted rotating company logo on Connect website front page

• Complimentary 1/4 page advertisement in the Connect Show Guide

• Complimentary 1/4 page advertisement in the Connect Show Guide

• Complimentary 1/4 page advertisement in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News

• Complimentary 1/4 page advertisement in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News

• Two complimentary seats at the Gala Dinner

• Two complimentary seats at the Gala Dinner • Rotating Banner on Connect Show delegate emails • Company listing on signage at related events • Verbal sponsor recognition at related events

• Rotating Banner on Connect Show delegate emails • Company listing on signage at related events • Verbal sponsor recognition at related events • PDF invitation for distribution to your clients

• PDF invitation for distribution to your clients

• Full rights and privileges to use Connect Show logo and branding on your corporate marketing materials for one year

• Full rights and privileges to use Connect Show logo and branding on your corporate marketing materials for one year

• First right of refusal on your sponsor position for the next year’s event

• First right of refusal on your sponsor position for the next year’s event

Energy and Sustainability Pavilion Sponsor $5,000

• Company profile in official Connect Show Guide

PILLAR SPONSORSHIP (SEVERAL AVAILABLE ON THE TRADE SHOW FLOOR) $7,500.00/Per

This is an exclusive opportunity to have your organization represented on 6 pillars on the tradeshow floor promoting your products and services high above everyone else.

• Discounted booth space on trade show floor • Highlighted rotating company logo on Connect website front page

AISLE SIGN

• Complimentary 1/2 page advertisement in the Connect Show Guide

Your company name and logo hang high from each aisle sign throughout the exhibit hall. Provides excellent exposure and makes it easy for delegates to find you.

• Complimentary 1/2 page advertisement in Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News

$5,000

• Two complimentary seats at the Gala Dinner

YOU NAME IT!

• Rotating Banner on Connect Show delegate emails

Come up with a suggestion or idea and we’ll be happy to work with you.

• Company listing on signage at related events • Verbal sponsor recognition at related events • PDF invitation for distribution to your clients • Full rights and privileges to use Connect Show logo and branding on your corporate marketing materials for one year • First right of refusal on your sponsor position for the next year’s event


October 27 & 28, 2013

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