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The Midwest Produce Expo is celebrating its 5th anniversary and bringing the event to The Packer’s home town - Kansas City.
It was the original goal to represent all of the major cities in the 13-state Midwest region. In the last five years, The Packer’s Midwest Produce Expo has been in Chicago, Minneapolis, and now, Kansas City.
KC offers a vibrant produce community and long history as an agricultural epicenter. In recent years, Kansas City has also become one of the hottest destinations in the country due to the revitalization of its downtown core and entertainment districts. In fact, Travel & Leisure Magazine has recently named KC in its top 3 cities to visit.
Not only is KC a top traveler destination, but also a hub in the very center of the Midwest AND the United States. Practically a direct flight from any city or a quick drive from most Midwest metropolitan areas, Kansas City is a premier destination for events.
The Midwest Produce Expo will feature a heavy dose of Midwest hospitality, Kansas City Jazz & BBQ, and of course, the most outstanding produce offered nationwide.
Don’t miss out on the 5 year celebration of the Midwest Produce Expo.
The Midwest’s Only Regional Event
Benefits of attending our regional show:
Our event has been attended by: ALDI, CUB Foods, Costco, Fresh & Easy, Jewel-Osco, Mariano’s, Marsh, Meijer, Peopod, Roundy’s, Spartan, Walmart, Whole Foods Market.
Low cost of participation
More than 150 exhibitors in the produce market - more than any other produce event in the midwest!
Multiple networking opportunities
Ease of show floor
And much more!
All events during the show will be presented in a professional, yet casual, manner to allow for maximum networking. Attendees will share similar competitive environments and the every-day challenges present in all facets of the industry. Exhibitor participation will be to support, not overshadow, retailer interaction.
The produce industry has demonstrated a significant interest in engaging buyers and sellers at regional events. These events have become popular because of the limited investment of time and money required for participation, the depth of conversation created in a more intimate atmosphere, and the regional focus.
About The Packer:
There's no argument that The Packer is the fresh fruit and vegetable industry's leading source for news, information and analysis. The Packer has been reporting every week on the produce industry since 1893. ThePacker.com serves fresh fruit and vegetable growers, packers, and shippers; produce retailers; foodservice distributors; fresh-cut processors; wholesale produce distributors, and allied product and service providers.
About Produce Retailer:
For executives and senior managers engaged in the retailing of fresh produce and related products, Produce Retailer provides critical information that increases understanding of consumer use and purchasing habits, ultimately improving sales.
Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the Midwest Produce Conference & Expo 2016.
|Conference/Event Dates:||08/15/2016 - 08/17/2016|
|Conference/Event Hours:||Mon, 1-9pm; Tues, 9:30-11am; Wed, 8am-12:30pm|
|Expo/Exhibit Dates:||08/16/2016 - 08/16/2016|
|First Move-In Date:||08/15/2016|
|Primary Industry:||Wholesale / Retail|
|Other Industries:||Agriculture, Agriculture - Horticulture, Business, Food / Beverage, Grocery / C Store, Horticulture, Wholesale / Retail|
|Cost to Attend:||http://www.midwestproduceexpo.com/register-now/|
|Audience:||Produce Growers, Shippers, Regional Retailers and Wholesalers|
|Notes:||A recent survey of the 2014 Produce Conference & Expo attendees provided the following insight in the audience you will reach:
83% of attendees influence the purchase of products and services exhibited at Midwest Produce Expo.
87% of attendees found new companies to do business with in the exhibit hall.
16% Produce Manager/Supervisor
25% Produce Buyer
8% Director of Produce Procurement
17% Other (includes HR, Educator)
4% Food Service Operator
11% Sales Manager/Director of Sales
2% VP of Perishables
Primary Type of Business:
23% Specialty Food Retailer
10% Grocery Retailer
|Venue:||Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center|
|Venue Phone:||(816) 841-1000|
|Venue Type:||Indoor - Hotel|
|Official Conference Hotel:||Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center|
|Conference Hotel URL:||http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?pr...|
|Number of Exhibitors:||150+|
|Exhibit Floorplan PDF:||Download Exhibit Floorplan PDF|
|Show Owner:||The Packer / Produce Retailer|
|Show Manager:||Hall-Erickson, Inc.|
|Sponsorship Details:||Become a sponsor at the Midwest Produce Conference & Expo and you will greatly increase your exposure at this unique event. The sponsorship program has been specially designed to provide you with exclusivity, visibility, and access to the audience you want to reach. We have exposure opportunities for every budget. Sponsorships are on a first come first served bases and are limited. Reserve your sponsorship today!|
|Booth Size||Booth Cost||Available Amenities|
|10' x 8'||$2,250 / Price is subject to change.||Electricity:||Yes||- Unknown Price|
|Marketing Vehicles Allowed:||Call|
|Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a|
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