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The LONGHORN SECTION OF THE INSTITUTE OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS invites you to join us for our annual SUPPLIERS' NIGHT.
This year Suppliers' Night will be held on September 22, 2016 at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas. The Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa puts the Dallas area’s outstanding recreation, shopping, dining and industry right at your fingertips. The hotel is adjacent to the Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Ballpark, home of the Frisco RoughRiders, and only minutes from the Pizza Hut Park, home of the FC Dallas soccer club. The convention space will accomodate all vendors in a single location as well as our food and beverage stations. You can find information concerning our event location by visiting their website http://www.embassysuitesfrisco.com. We expect approximately 1,600 attendees and 340 exhibitors at this year's Suppliers' Night. If you want to exhibit, we encourage you to complete the registration form as soon as possible because we expect the exhibitor booth space to sell out.


DATE:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

LOCATION/HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel
7600 John Q. Hammons Drive
Frisco, Texas 75034
Conference 1st Floor
Frisco Grand Ballroom Hall A thru I
ph: 972-712-7200
fx: 972-712-7221
Click HERE for Online Hotel Reservations

SCHEDULE:

Technical Seminar:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm (lunch on your own)
Click HERE for Technical Seminar Schedule
Click HERE for the CFS Continuing Education Form
Exhibits:
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Free to the food industry; including buffet and beverages)

EXHIBITOR COSTS:

Click HERE to view the 2016 Suppliers' Night Floorplan

6X Booth Cost (Locations 114, 121, 128 & 135): $3150 each
(Each location includes six tables)

4X Booth Cost (Locations 119, 126, 133, 140): $2100 each
(Each location includes four tables)

Booth Cost: $575.00 ea. (2 or more $525 ea.) **Booths Cannot be Split**
(Each Booth includes one table - additional tables are available for $15 each, up to 2 extra tables)

Whole Table Cost: $500.00 ea. (2 or more $450 ea.)

Half Table Cost: $375 ea.(Only available for Brokers)

Electricity by Request:$75.00 per booth, table or half table; $150 for 4X Booth Locations, $225 for 6X Booth Locations

**Cost includes submission of one non-color business card for the program - a color version will cost an additional $50**

VOLUNTEERS:

Click HERE to sign up as a volunteer. We couldn't do it with out you!

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact:
Madalyn Thibodeaux
Madi2004@yahoo.com
337-298-8988

If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

CO-CHAIRS:
Greg Hanks
Hanks Brokerage
ph: 1-800-872-7811
cell : 214-803-8952
email: greg.hanks@hanksbrokerage.com
Donna Henry
NutraGenecs Technichef
ph: 903-378-2423

cell: 903-486-2244
email:
donna@nutragenecs.com

REGISTRATION AND BOOTH SELECTION

6X Booth Cost (Locations 114, 121, 128 & 135): $3150 each
24' x 16' booths will be set with 3' high blue & black back drape, no side divider drape, (6) 6' x 30" black skirted tables, (12) chairs, (6) wastebaskets, and (6) ID signs.

4X Booth Cost (Locations 119, 126, 133, 140): $2100 each
16' x 16' booths will be set with 8' high blue & black back drape, no side divider drape, (4) 6' x 30" black skirted tables, (8) chairs, (4) wastebaskets, and (4) ID signs.

Booth Cost: $575.00 ea. (2 or more $525 ea.) **Booths Cannot be Split**
8' x 8' booths will be set with 8' high blue & black back drape, 3' high blue side divider drape, (1) 6' x 30" black skirted table, (2) chairs, (1) wastebaskets, and (1) ID sign. (Additional tables are available for $15 each, up to 2 extra tables)

Whole Table Cost: $500.00 ea. (2 or more $450 ea.)
Table-top areas will be set with 8' high blue & black back drape, no side divider drape, (1) 8' x 30" black skirted table, (1) wastebaskets, and (1) ID sign.

Half Table Cost: $375 ea.(Only for Brokers)

Electricity by Request: $75.00 per booth, table or half table (One, 21- electrical outlet)

**Cost includes submission of one non-color business card for the program - a color version will cost an additional $50** To submit your business card for printing in the program, email your Company Name, Booth Registration Confirmation Number and the image of your business card to Donna Henry at liftmedia@nutragenecs.com.

In general, booth selection will be determined on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis (based on the date we receive both the registration form AND registration fee). The exception to this rule will be for brokers who, together with the suppliers exhibiting with them, require more than 10 booths and Exhibitor requiring more than 3 booths. PAYMENTS can be made via PayPal during registration or a check can be mailed within 14 days to:
L.I.F.T.
c/o Hanks Brokerage, Inc.
13951 Senlac Drive, Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75234


The CANCELLATION POLICY for this show is a full refund for cancellations made prior to July 10, 2015. There will be a 50% refund for cancellations made after July 10, 2015 but prior to July 24, 2015. Cancellations for booth space made after July 24, 2015 will not be subject to a refund.

All Exhibitors will also receive printed badges for their company's representatives (pending name information submitted by due date).
There is an office supply located down the hall from the exhibit hall for last minute purchases.

If any SPECIAL SERVICE is required (such as ice/ refrigeration/ etc.) please contact Donna Henry at donna@nutragenecs.com with specific needs a minimum of 7 days prior to the event to arrange for the needs.  All charges will be billed to the exhibitor's representative if not otherwise pre-arranged.

SHIPMENTS
Any booth, product, information, or giveaways that need to be shipped for use at the Longhorn IFT Suppliers' Night event will need to be shipped through Freeman, our contract shipping service for the convention center. Please DO NOT ship your company items to the Embassy Suites Hotel for use in the convention center. Since our event is large enough to be in a convention center, we are required to use the convention center services for receiving our shipped items. These services are different and not affiliated with the hotel even though the hotel is connected to the convention center.

Click HERE for the Freeman Online for LIFT Suppliers Night 2016

Please note: When you ship with Freeman the boxes will be delivered to your booth. If you choose to ship directly to the hotel we have no way to track or locate the packages, you will have to be responsible for locating your package and take it to your booth.

SUPPLIERS’ NIGHT TIME LINE
During the evening, an extensive dinner buffet, beer and soft drinks will be provided free of charge. A cash bar will also be available. LIFT awards door prizes throughout the evening to add to participants' enjoyment. Please send an email to donna@nutragenecs.com if you are willing to contribute a door prize. If you are donating a door prize, please bring it to the registration booth before 3:00 p.m.

Exhibitors CHECK-IN at Registration Booth
Please pick up your packet at the registration booth before entering the exhibit area. If you are exhibiting with a broker, your packet will be under your broker’s name. Registration packets will include badges, booth assignments and a layout of the exhibits.

Please be prepared to have some identification such as a name tag or something with the Longhorn IFT Supplier's Night registration information on it to enter or exit the ballroom, as there will be Security posted at each entrance during set-up for the exhibitors, there will be no admitance without identification that you are affiliated with our show.

Exhibitor Setup Hours: 12:00-3:00pm. There will be complimentary beverages and snacks during set-up for the exhibitors.
Event Hours: 3:00 - 8:00 pm
Exhibitor Move Out Hours: 8:15 - 10:00 pm

ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIPS
Reserve your ad space today! The Expo Buyer's Guide is given out to all Expo attendees & buyers, distributed to our membership, posted on signage at the event area of sponsorship, and is also posted on our website for a full year following the event. ALL SPONSORS WILL BE RECOGNIZED, AND SPONSORSHIPS AND CASH DONATIONS TO L.I.F.T. ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. If you have any questions, contact Donna Henry 903-378-2423 or liftmedia@nutragenecs.com.

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Annual LIFT Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, September 21st. Click HERE for more information.

TECHNICAL SEMINAR
LIFT is sponsoring a technical seminar at the hotel on Thursday, September 22nd from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The seminar is free to all participants. Click HERE to view the Schedule.

If you have questions you can contact:
Nitin Joshi, Ph.D
Pizza Hut Inc
nitin.joshi@yum.com
Phone: 972-338-7265

POST EXPO HOSPITALITY MIXER

There will be a Post Expo Hosptality Mixer on Thursday, September 24, 2015 starting at 8:00 pm. Snacks and finger foods and the remaining beer will be provided starting at 8:00pm. There will be an open bar available to purchase drinks and beverages for your customers.

Reservations for table space for you and your team or customers can be made for this event. We can block off as few as four spots or as many as 30 for your group under your's or your company's name. There will be open seating areas as well but we highly recommend that you block off a section of seats if needed. You can reserve 6 spots for $50 or 12 spots for $75. To reserve seating or to answer any questions, please contact Janet Adams at Janet.Adams@hanksbrokerage.com or at 469-271-7313.