Program Features

Program Features

Make the most of Innovations. Take advantage of the features included with your package. Get them fast—availability is limited.

Premium Features

Standalone Product Showcase

SOLD OUT NEW! Standalone Product Showcase

Limit: 10

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Fill up one of the display cases on the trade show floor with your own branding and items to drive traffic to your booth and show a larger range of your product line. 

Requirements

  • Products must be dry or shelf stable. 
  • If you choose to feature perishable items, provide an empty case only.
  • Coordinate delivery.
Welcome Kit

SOLD OUT Operator Welcome Kit

Limit: 10

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Give national account attendees a taste of your products before Innovations begins. Provide one of your items for a welcome kit that we’ll send a week or two prior to the event. It’s a great way to get attendees excited to meet you at the show.

Requirements 

  • Domestic U.S. shipments only.
  • You have the option to provide products or logo merchandise.
    • For product:
      • It must be dry, shelf stable, and stocked at Dot.
      • Submit the top three products you’d like to feature; Dot will choose from these options.
  • Supply enough product or merchandise for approximately 200 people.
  • Dot provides shipping and kit building charges.
Booth Preview

Operator Booth Preview

Limit: 64

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During our private booth preview, the show floor will be closed to everyone except participating exhibitors and national account operators, putting the spotlight on you and your items. Don’t miss this opportunity to dazzle operators with your inventive samples. After all, this is Innovations—show us how you innovate! This takes place the Thursday prior to Innovations: Thursday, July 22. 

Requirements

  • Have a national account representative present at the booth during the event.
  • Be prepared to present samples to national account chains—we expect 250 people in attendance.
Food Truck

SOLD OUT Food Truck Lunch

Limit: 8

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Use your own food truck or one of our food truck facades to give attendees a fun way to try your products. Dot will help you customize your menu.

Requirements

  • If you choose this feature you will not be eligible for the Chef Showcase.
  • Provide food for 800 individual portions.
  • Provide plates, bowls, utensils—whatever is necessary to serve your product.
  • An onsite chef is required to prepare the food and serve it; booths remain open through lunch, so ensure you have chefs available to man both your booth and food truck. 
  • Work directly with Levy Catering, America Center’s catering company, if support is needed.
Chef Showcase

SOLD OUT Chef Showcase

Limit: 15

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Present your product with flair by providing food during the Chef Showcase. We recommend serving small bites or tapas-styles foods with enough wow factor to make a lasting impact on attendees. 

Requirements

  • If you choose this feature you will not be eligible for the Food Truck Lunch.
  • Have a chef or representative with culinary experience in attendance to serve throughout the event.
  • Provide food sampling for at least 600 servings.
  • Dot will cover prep charges up to $2,500; supplier may be responsible for additional charges.
Hotel Gift Bag

Hotel Gift Bag

Limit: 10

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Give customer attendees a special surprise. Include one of your products in a gift bag that we’ll send to their hotel rooms on the night before the show. 

Requirements

  • Submit the top three items you’d like to feature; Dot will choose which item is selected.
  • Product must be dry, shelf stable, and individually packaged.
  • Plan to supply enough product for approximately 200 people. 
  • Dot will select who receives your gift; recipients could consist of national account operators, distributor buyers, and/or sales representatives.  
Sponsor Discount
NEW! Sponsorship Discount

Limit: Based on availability

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Do you have something else in mind besides our features? You can choose any of our sponsorships at a special rate.

  • 20% discount for Premium participants.
  • 10% discount for Basic participants.

Requirements

  • Go here to select the sponsorship of your choice.
  • If you want multiple sponsorships, the discount will apply to the first sponsorship you select when filling out the Innovations registration form.
On site consultation
SOLD OUT On-Site Sales Consultation

Limit: 35

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While you’re at Innovations, get all your biggest questions answered by a Dot manager or representative of your choice during an exclusive one-on-one meeting. You will have the option to meet with a range of Dot personnel, including a national account manager or a representative from sales, customer service, supplier marketing, or international sales. 

Requirements

  • Work with a Dot representative to select the meetings and contacts of interest.
  • Appointments are 15 minutes.
  • Select up to 10 appointments.
  • If you choose to bring anything to share at your appointments, remember space and time is limited.
snacks

Snack or Beverage Sponsor

Unlimited availability

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Provide your Dot-stocked product for customers to sample during their snack and beverage breaks. Items can be on display on Thursday or Friday at a variety of locations, including registration, seminar break stations, the show floor, and more.

Requirements

  • Submit the top three items you’d like to feature; Dot will decide which item is chosen and where it will be displayed.
  • Product must be dry, shelf stable, and individually packaged.
  • Plan to supply enough product for approximately 1,000 people.
  • Non-food opportunities are also available.
Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt Participant

Unlimited availability

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Make your booth a landmark in our in-app scavenger hunt game. The game gives attendees a fun way to connect with each other and learn more about our exhibitors. As players find landmarks, they earn points towards big-ticket prizes. Past prizes include iPads and Apple Watches.

Requirements

  • Let us know what product to feature, and describe its selling points.
Product Showcase

Product Showcase

Unlimited availability

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As attendees browse between booths, they can find your products occupying the shelf of one of our display cases on the trade show floor. Do you have a Premium package? Take advantage of our Standalone Product Showcase to have an entire case all for your products. 

Requirements

  • Products must be dry or shelf stable. 
  • If you choose to feature perishable items, provide an empty case only.
  • Coordinate delivery. 
  • Set up display shelf dimensions are: 11” high, 38” wide, 12” deep”.
Pre-Event Marketing

Pre-Event Marketing

Unlimited availability

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Build excitement ahead of the show by showing up in Dot’s promotional email campaign to customers and national account operators. Our Innovations emails have open rates well above industry average, meaning higher awareness for your brand. 

Requirements

  • Provide branded name to Dot for use in marketing materials.
  • Your company will be randomly integrated into emails.
  • Dot reserves the right to select placement.
  • No click-throughs will be available.
badges

Two Additional Exhibitor Badges

Unlimited availability

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Give two more attendees all-access passes to the entire event at no extra cost. With two additional show badges, your business can start more conversations. 

Requirements

  • Register all exhibitor attendees on Dot Innovations website.
  • The number of attendee badges will be reviewed once we know if there will be capacity limits. Learn more here.

Basic Features

Sponsor Discount
NEW! Sponsorship Discount

Limit: Based on availability

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Do you have something else in mind besides our features? You can choose any of our sponsorships at a special rate.

  • 20% discount for Premium participants.
  • 10% discount for Basic participants.

Requirements

  • Go here to select the sponsorship of your choice.
  • If you want multiple sponsorships, the discount will apply to the first sponsorship you select when filling out the Innovations registration form.
On site consultation
SOLD OUT On-Site Sales Consultation

Limit: 35

view details

While you’re at Innovations, get all your biggest questions answered by a Dot manager or representative of your choice during an exclusive one-on-one meeting. You will have the option to meet with a range of Dot personnel, including a national account manager or a representative from sales, customer service, supplier marketing, or international sales. 

Requirements

  • Work with a Dot representative to select the meetings and contacts of interest.
  • Appointments are 15 minutes.
  • Select up to 10 appointments.
  • If you choose to bring anything to share at your appointments, remember space and time is limited.
snacks

Snack or Beverage Sponsor

Unlimited availability

view details

Provide your Dot-stocked product for customers to sample during their snack and beverage breaks. Items can be on display on Thursday or Friday at a variety of locations, including registration, seminar break stations, the show floor, and more.

Requirements

  • Submit the top three items you’d like to feature; Dot will decide which item is chosen and where it will be displayed.
  • Product must be dry, shelf stable, and individually packaged.
  • Plan to supply enough product for approximately 1,000 people.
  • Non-food opportunities are also available.
Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt Participant

Unlimited availability

view details

Make your booth a landmark in our in-app scavenger hunt game. The game gives attendees a fun way to connect with each other and learn more about our exhibitors. As players find landmarks, they earn points towards big-ticket prizes. Past prizes include iPads and Apple Watches.

Requirements

  • Let us know what product to feature, and describe its selling points.
Product Showcase

Product Showcase

Unlimited availability

view details

As attendees browse between booths, they can find your products occupying the shelf of one of our display cases on the trade show floor. Do you have a Premium package? Take advantage of our Standalone Product Showcase to have an entire case all for your products. 

Requirements

  • Products must be dry or shelf stable. 
  • If you choose to feature perishable items, provide an empty case only.
  • Coordinate delivery. 
  • Set up display shelf dimensions are: 11” high, 38” wide, 12” deep”.
Pre-Event Marketing

Pre-Event Marketing

Unlimited availability

view details

Build excitement ahead of the show by showing up in Dot’s promotional email campaign to customers and national account operators. Our Innovations emails have open rates well above industry average, meaning higher awareness for your brand. 

Requirements

  • Provide branded name to Dot for use in marketing materials.
  • Your company will be randomly integrated into emails.
  • Dot reserves the right to select placement.
  • No click-throughs will be available.
badges

Two Additional Exhibitor Badges

Unlimited availability

view details

Give two more attendees all-access passes to the entire event at no extra cost. With two additional show badges, your business can start more conversations. 

Requirements

  • Register all exhibitor attendees on Dot Innovations website.
  • The number of attendee badges will be reviewed once we know if there will be capacity limits. Learn more here.