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The Washington Conference

2014 Washington Conference Group

The Washington Conference – September 28-30, 2015

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The Washington Conference is the only annual event where the produce industry’s most prominent and influential executives gather for strategic, face-to-face dialogue with key members of Congress, their staff and top regulatory officials. Attendees also engage in education sessions with top policy experts and networking activities with fellow industry leaders. Make plans now to join your colleagues in Washington September 28-30, 2015 to make a real difference on produce industry priorities and shape a better business future!

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Schedule of Events

Monday, September 28

All Day
Volunteer Leadership Meetings

Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Group Lunch for All Volunteer Leaders         

All association volunteer leaders participating in the day’s meetings will attend a group lunch.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Rising Leaders Lunch and Seminar

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.              
United Fresh New Member & First-Time Washington Conference Attendee Welcome

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.              
Opening Reception
Hyatt Regency

 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.              
Leadership Alumni Organization Dinner (Invitation only)


Tuesday, September 29

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              
Opening General Session Breakfast

9:45 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.            
Connecting Policy Issues to Your Business Education Sessions

Noon – 1:30 p.m.                     
General Session Luncheon

2:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.              
March on Capitol Hill: U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Meetings

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.              
United FreshPAC Reception & Dinner*
East Hall, Union Station


Wednesday, September 30

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.              
General Session Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.            
United Fresh Forum with U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.            
March on Capitol Hill: U.S. Senate Congressional Meetings

Noon – 2:00 p.m.                     
General Session Luncheon 

Conference End

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              
Board of Directors Meeting**

6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.              
Board of Directors Reception & Dinner**


Thursday, October 1

8:30 a.m. – Noon                     
Board of Directors Meeting**

 *Separately ticketed event. For more information, visit the registration page or contact Angela Tiwari at 202-303-3416.

**Attendance at these events is limited to Board Members

Hotel & Travel

hyattThe Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is the headquarters hotel for the United Fresh Washington Conference. The Hyatt is offering a discounted group rate of $279 for conference attendees while supplies last, if booked by August 28, 2015. We recommend securing your housing as soon as possible. Please click here to reserve your hotel room, or contact the hotel directly at 1-888-421-1442.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
202-737-1234 or 1-888-421-1442

The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is located 4.6 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Alternatively Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 27.6 miles and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is 31.7 respectively. A variety of ground transportation options are available at the airports.

Discover our historic city from Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Enjoy easy access to all the attractions of our nation’s capital from our ideal location in the heart of this popular downtown neighborhood. Walk to the Smithsonian Museums and the National Mall, tour government centers, visit monuments and museums – all just minutes from our Capitol Hill hotel.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Angela Tiwari at 202.303.3416 to secure your sponsorship, receive more information or develop a customized sponsorship!

All sponsors receive recognition on the United Fresh website.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AND RECOGNITION

Platinum Sponsor ($10,000 and above)

  • Opportunity to address sponsored event attendees with welcome remarks and distribute your company literature and/or giveaways. 
  • Opportunity for your product to be incorporated into event meals
  • Recognition of your company logo to be prominently displayed on event and conference signage and in event portfolio
  • Recognition of your company logo or name on the United Fresh website
  • One half page ad in the Washington Conference portfolio

Gold Sponsor ($7,500 – $9,999)

  • Opportunity to distribute your company literature and/or giveaways
  • Opportunity for your product to be incorporated into event meals
  • Recognition of your company logo to be prominently displayed on conference and sponsored event signage, plus the Washington Conference portfolio
  • Recognition of your company logo or name on the United Fresh website

Silver Sponsor ($2,499 – $7,499)

  • Recognition of your company logo to be prominently displayed on conference and sponsored event signage, plus the Washington Conference portfolio
  • Recognition of your company logo or name on the United Fresh website

Supporter ($750 – $2,499)

  • Opportunity to advertise in the Washington Conference portfolio
  • Recognition of your company logo or name on the United Fresh website

 

GENERAL SPONSORSHIP AND BRANDING OPPORTUNITIES

Key Card Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsorship: $10,000

  • Recognition of your company’s name and messaging on room keys provided to attendees housed at the official conference hotel, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill 

Registration Area Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsorship: $7,500

  • Recognition of your company’s logo or name positioned at the registration area, a primary location during the conference serving as attendees first stop and a check-in station for inquires 

Official Conference Badges Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsorship: $7,500

  • Recognition of your company’s logo or name on the backside of the conference name badges

Official Conference Lanyards Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsorship: $7,500

  • Recognition of your company’s logo or name on the lanyards provided to attendees

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

Volunteer Leadership Lunch
Exclusive Sponsorship: $7,500

  • Recognition of your company and executives in front of more than 300 volunteer leaders participating in Monday, September 28 meetings 

New Member & First Time Attendee Welcome
Two (2) Co-sponsorships: $2,500

  • Welcome new United Fresh members and first-time conference attendees to Washington, D.C.
  • Recognition of your company logo on sponsored event guest invitations
  • Opportunity to bring up to four (4) guests

Rising Leaders Seminar
TWC-FourSeasonsFamilyofComp

  • Opportunity to support an education session tailored to junior produce industry members who want to advance their career, enhance their business and network with their produce industry peers and top leaders 
  • Recognition of your company logo or name on sponsored event collateral

The Washington Conference Welcome Reception
Three (3) Co-sponsorships: $5,000

  • Opportunity to support the largest gathering of the fresh produce industry in Washington, D.C. and be recognized as the event sponsor providing attendees exclusive access to feature their products 

Leadership Alumni Organization Dinner Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsorship: $10,000

  • Opportunity to support the special fall gathering of the United Fresh Leadership Alumni Organization on the beautiful rooftop of the Liaison Capitol Hill DC boutique hotel
  • Join this exclusive event, includes two (2) guests from your company to mix and mingle with some of the industry’s most well-known executives and leaders.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

Opening General Session Breakfast
Exclusive Sponsorship: $20,000

  • Recognition of your company as event sponsor
  • Join participants in Keynote General Session to hear from a global interest expert, a must-attend session for produce industry leaders wanted firsthand knowledge about how federal policies and regulations are impacting their business

Conference Nutrition Breaks
Exclusive Sponsorship: $5,000

  • Recognition of your company as event sponsor
  • Opportunity to  feature your latest product offering(s) during morning sessions refresh break 

Breakout Education Sessions
Exclusive Sponsorship: $10,000 OR two (2) Co-sponsorships: $5,000

  • Recognition of your company as education session sponsor
  • Sponsor two hours of six dynamic sessions that engage the industry on the top issues and opportunities facing the fresh produce industry

General Session Luncheon
Exclusive Sponsorship: $20,000

  • Recognition of your company as event sponsor
  • Opportunity to reconvene with attendees during a luncheon addressing the mission to increase kid’s fresh fruit and vegetable consumption showcasing how the produce industry is striving to be the “want to” choice of today’s youth 

United Fresh Board of Directors Spouse Lunch & Outing
Exclusive Sponsorship: $3,000

United FreshPAC Dinner
Exclusive Sponsorship: $20,000

  • Recognition of your company name and logo as event sponsor
  • Opportunity to support FreshPAC, the produce industry’s financial support to Congressional candidates who will make a difference for our industry
  • Opportunity to meet and dine with some of our nation’s top leaders (e.g., Members of Congress)

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

General Session Breakfast
Exclusive Sponsorship: $20,000

  • Recognition of your company name and logo as session sponsor
  • Opportunity to hear from key lawmakers and regulatory officials on topics that discuss how federal policies and regulations are impacting you and your business

Closing Luncheon and General Session
Exclusive Sponsorship: $20,000

  • Recognition of your company name and logo as event sponsor
  • Opportunity to hear from a DC insider on the current landscape of the Nation

United Fresh Board of Directors Meeting
Exclusive Sponsorship: $7,500

  • Recognition of your company name and logo as meeting sponsor
  • Opportunity to support the United Fresh Board of Directors and address leaders of the produce industry prior to their meeting
  • Join the United Fresh Board of Directors Dinner, includes you and one (1) guest from your company

United Fresh Board of Directors Dinner
Exclusive Co-sponsorship: $15,000

  • Maximum recognition of your company name and logo as dinner sponsor
  • Opportunity to support public policy before key industry leaders at this high profile industry event
  • Join this exclusive event, includes two (2) guests from your company

 

For more information on the Washington Conference, contact Angela Tiwari, Director of Grassroots and Political Action, at 202.303.3416.