Why Sponsor VIBE?
Meet & Educate Top Decision Makers
2019 marks the 10th year of VIBE Conference, known as the industry’s best quality conference for attracting the top chain buyers and beverage decision-makers from across the country. The topic at VIBE is BEVERAGE - from start to finish! In our information rich environment, attendees find a program of general sessions and interactive workshops with new ideas, on-target facts & original research, and tasting opportunities.
Time to Connect
The VIBE Conference pre-function area outside of the Grande Ballroom is a buzz of activity both days, with alcohol free refreshments, conversational seating and small tables so you can conveniently schedule informal meetings with operators, internet access, and a great way to connect with others.
Showcase Your Products
Beverage trends and innovations are brought to life for attendees by incorporating sponsors’ products and ideas into tasting opportunities showcasing the latest flavors and beverage ideas. Both evenings, in different formats and with different drink ideas, attendees experience on-trend/on-target beers, wines, cocktails, and specialty drinks, many of which are created and served by award-winning Celebrity Mixologists. Early evening events allow for sponsors to have smaller group entertaining time for more one-on-one discussions with key buyers.
Opportunities that Fit Your Size + Budget
VIBE has five Sponsorship categories so your company is offered a perfect fit for your size and budget. Categories are: Pinnacle, Cameo, Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby. Category qualification is dependent on the size of the company and product line as pre-determined by the VIBE team.
"VIBE is an excellent resource to learn industry trends, network, and gain valuable insights to the restaurant and beverage trade." Rita Di Lello, V.P. National Accounts On-Premise, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
"The show was amazing, we were able to connect with so many potential clients."
"I loved Kathy Casey's workshop about wow factor. I found it to be very informative, ahead of the curve, and interactive with everyone in attendance." Marc Tiberia, Infinium Spirits
"Unbelievable networking experience. Thanks!"
"A powerful venue for networking!" Dave Dronkers, President Founder, Dronkers Solutions
"First year our company has attended & was well worth every minute! Looking forward to 2019 already!" Ashlee Bennick, Director of National Accounts, Q Drinks
"Invaluable information of the restaurant industry and trends. A great opportunity to meet with industry leaders and network with operators and suppliers." Katie Walker, Sr. BI Analyst, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Added Showcase Opportunities
VIBE Vista Operator Award Sponsorship
Enables the category sponsor to have their name on the award and to personally present that award to the winning chain’s recipients on-stage at the conference general session.
Cameo Beverage Showcase
During VIBE’s opening cocktail extravaganza each year, there is a limited opportunity for non-competing sponsors to partner at a Cameo Bar with a Celebrity Bartender and showcase two additional cocktails made with your product - attracting attention directly in the hands of decision makers. Opportunities are limited!