2023 Western Michigan University Food Marketing and Supply Chain Conference

Food Marketing and Supply Chain Conference

Make plans to join us

Wednesday, March 15, starting at 3 p.m. through Thursday, March 16
Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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New Features

All new live-hybrid, in-app engagement and networking experience!

  • New partnership with WMU's Supply Chain Management program.
  • Conference tracks include food marketing sessions and supply chain sessions.
  • 800+ industry attendees from all over the world.
  • In-depth keynote and breakout sessions featuring top industry speakers.
  • Raising funds for student scholarships and experiential learning.

Conference Special Events and Highlights

Speakers and Partners

  • Rachel Bair

    Rachel Bair

    Director for Sustainable Food Systems at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

  • Jill Peterson Burns

    Jill Peterson Burns

    Co-founder of Austin Cocktails

  • Steve Cahillane headshot

    Steve Cahillane

    Chairman and CEO, Kellogg Company

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  • Kevin Coupe headshot

    Kevin Coupe

    Author and Content Guy at MorningNewsBeat

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  • Lucy Dilley

    Lucy Dilley

    Executive Director of Can-Do Kalamazoo

  • Mike Doss

    Mike Doss

    President and CEO of Graphic Packaging International

  • Greg Ferrara

    Greg Ferrara

    President and CEO of National Grocers Association

  • Kelly Gasink

    Kelly Gasink

    Co-founder of Austin Cocktails

  • Cynthia Herrera

    CEO of Sun Bum

  • Justin Honamon

    Justin Honaman

    Head of Worldwide Retail and CPG Go-to-Market at Amazon

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  • Katie Hotze

    Katie Hotze

    Founder and CEO of Grocery Shopii

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  • Alyza James headshot

    Alyza Bohbot James

    Owner and CEO of Alakef Coffee Roasters; Founder and Owner of City Girl Coffee

  • Rick Keyes headsot

    Rick Keyes

    President and CEO of Meijer

  • Anthony Kyles

    Anthony Kyles

    Vice President at PepsiCo

  • JOHN PHILLIPS HEADSHOT

    John Phillips

    Senior Vice President at PepsiCo

  • Heidi Reale photo

    Heidi Reale

    CEO and Founder of SparkShoppe

  • Phil Rosse

    President of Mark Anthony Brands

  • VIVEK SANKARAN

    Vivek Sankaran

    CEO of Albertsons

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  • Leslie Sarasin headshot

    Leslie Sarasin

    President and CEO of FMI—The Food Industry Association

  • Psyche Terry

    Psyche Terry

    Founder and CEO of Urban Hydration

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  • Lena Steinhoff

    Dr. Lena Steinhoff

    Professor at the University of Paderborn, Germany

Sponsorship opportunities

For more information regarding sponsoring the 2023 Food Marketing and Supply Chain Conference, please review the sponsor level information below or contact Lisa Youtzy for more information.

  • Priority Access - $28,500 (limit 4)
    • Includes in-person conference registration for 24 people. Additional registrations or blocks discounted at 20%.
    • Includes unlimited live hybrid access to all sessions for your organization.
    • Sole sponsor recognition for keynote speaker session, with commercial feature before session—limited.
    • Company ad copy and logo featured prominently within conference ballroom, on website, and all promotional materials.
    • High priority for Food Marketing Association Company Day (Fall 2023 or Spring 2024)—student interviews, internship priority, presentations, full-time graduate hiring priority.
    • Jacket sponsor—logo on Food Marketing/Supply Chain Management Program jackets for 2023-24 academic year.
    • Three $2,000 Platinum Plus All Access Sponsor Scholarships awarded in your company’s name.

    Become a priority sponsor

  • Platinum Plus - $23,500 (limit 8)
    • Includes in-person conference registration for 18 people. Additional registrations or blocks discounted at 20%.
    • Includes live hybrid access to all sessions for 40 people in your organization.
    • Sole sponsor recognition for keynote speaker session, with commercial featured before session—limited.
    • Company ad copy and logo featured prominently within conference ballroom, on website, and all promotional materials.
    • High priority for Food Marketing Association Company Day (Fall 2023 or Spring 2024)—student interviews, internship priority, presentations, full-time graduate hiring priority.
    • Apparel sponsor—1 item: hats, ¼ zip, t-shirts, vests.
    • Two $2,000 Platinum Plus Sponsor Scholarships awarded in your company’s name.

    Become a platinum plus sponsor

  • Platinum - $18,500 (Limit 8)
    • Includes in-person conference registration for 12 people. Additional registrations or blocks discounted at 15%.
    • Includes live hybrid access to all sessions for 30 people in your organization.
    • Sponsor recognition for keynote speaker session or breakout session.
    • Company ad copy and logo featured prominently within conference ballroom, on website, and all promotional materials.
    • Apparel sponsor—1 item: hats, ¼ zip, t-shirts, vests.
    • Two $1,000 Platinum Sponsor Scholarships awarded in your company’s name.

    Become a platinum sponsor

  • Gold - $12,500 (limit 10)
    • Includes in-person conference registration for 8 people. Additional registrations or blocks discounted at 10%.
    • Includes live hybrid access to all sessions for 20 people in your organization.
    • Sponsor recognition for a breakout session.
    • Company will be recognized before and after sponsored breakout session.
    • Conference signage recognizing your company throughout the event.
    • Company recognition in select conference promotional materials including print, social media and virtual.
    • Two $1,000 Gold Sponsor Scholarships awarded in your company’s name.

    Become a gold sponsor

  • Silver - $8,500
    • Includes in-person conference registration for 6 people. Additional registrations or blocks discounted at 5%.
    • Includes live hybrid access to all sessions for 10 people in your organization.
    • Sponsor recognition on conference website.
    • Conference signage recognizing your company throughout the event.
    • Company recognition in select conference promotional materials including print, social media and virtual.
    • One $500 Silver Sponsor Scholarship awarded in your company’s name.

    Become a Silver Sponsor

  • Bronze - $3,500
    • Includes in-person conference registration for 3 people.
    • Includes live hybrid access to all sessions for 5 people in your organization.
    • Sponsor recognition on conference website.
    • Conference signage recognizing your company as a Bronze Sponsor.
    • Company recognition in select conference promotional materials including print, social media and virtual.

    Become a Bronze Sponsor

Questions?

Questions? Contact the coordinators.