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.
Exhibit booths will be limited to 10'x8' for this fast-paced, but effective, five-hour exposition, and ample time is available for social and networking opportunities over the two days.
A recent survey of the 2013 Produce Conference & Expo attendees provided the following insight in the audience you will reach:
61% of attendees said the Expo was their primary reason for attending the 2013 Midwest Produce Conference & Expo.
63% of attendees at the Monday evening Networking Reception met with current or new companies who they plan to do business with in the future.
71% of attendees a the the Tuesday Networking Reception met with current or new companies who they plan to do business with in the future.
|16%||Produce Manager/Supervisor/Produce Buyer|
|16%||Director of Produce Procurement|
|2%||Other (includes HR, Educator)|
|4%||Director of Produce/Floral|
|11%||Sales Manager/Director of Sales|
Primary Type of Business:
|10%||Specialty Food Retailer|
Number of Employees:
|39%||100 employees or more|
Number of Facilities:
Average Facility Size:
|42%||60,000 sq ft or more|
|30%||20,000 to 59,000|
These leaders play a significant role in purchasing products exhibited:
|23%||Packaging & Labeling Supplies|
|43%||Produce handline & Storage Equipment|
|57%||Approve/Select Wholesalers or Distributors|
|22%||Displays & Shelving|
|31%||Shipping & Logisitcs|
|22%||Packaging & Labeling Equipment|
|12%||Computer Systems/Software Solutions|
The Packer's Midwest Produce Conference & Expo will be promoted aggressively to this high-level audience using every medium at our disposal, which will include:
- Dedicated website with conference details
- The Packer (print ads & inserts)
- Produce Retailer (print ads & inserts)
- Direct mail (to The Packer and Produce Retailer subscribers)
- eBlast (to The Packer and Produce Retailer email names)
- Social media (Facebook & Twitter)
- Video pre-roll ads on ThePacker.com
- Letter from the Publisher in The Packer, eBlast, and direct mail