For Exhibitors

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM (FNCE®) provides an unmatched resource for gathering the latest information and innovations related to food, nutrition and dietetics. Connect, engage and showcase products and services with nutrition and dietetics professionals in the Expo. Don’t miss this event, which continues to expand and attract a wider audience of professionals, including dietitians, sports, health and nutrition professionals, chefs and students. Don’t miss out on your best opportunity to connect and network with the most influential decision makers in the food and nutrition industry!

The collection of resources below will assist exhibitors interested in or preparing to showcase their products and services at FNCE®.

For additional information or questions about exhibit opportunities, please contact:

Doreen Bonnema, FNCE® Exhibit Manager
doreen@corcexpo.com
312-265-9653

Exhibitor Prospectus

Build business relationships, increase brand awareness and highlight innovative products and services at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ FNCE®. Interact and connect with this global network of RDNs and nutrition and dietetics professionals, the purchasers and influencers in the nutrition and foodservice industries.
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Policies and Guidelines

Thank you for being a FNCE® sponsor! Here you can find rules, regulations and guidelines surrounding your exhibit participation in the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

Health and Safety at FNCE® 2022

The Academy will follow the latest developments in COVID-19 safety protocols and legal requirements. View the Health and Safety page for information about meeting entry requirements and onsite safety at this year’s event.

Exhibitor Marketing Opportunities

There are a number of FNCE® Exhibitor opportunities through the Academy and Foundation that offer meaningful and targeted attendee engagement beyond the booth for those who:
  • Have new research, food and nutrition information, new products, recipes or breaking news to share.
  • Want to reach above and beyond the competition and create a point of difference and enhanced visibility for your organization.
See the 2022 FNCE® Sponsorship & Advertising Prospectus.

Contact Daun Longshore
Director, Corporate Relations
312-899-4789
dlongshore@eatright.org

Center for Career Opportunities

Is your company interested in hiring nutrition professionals or interns? Are you a university offering information on internship opportunities or graduate programs? If so, the Academy invites you to exhibit at the Center for Career Opportunities — the perfect opportunity to seek out qualified individuals interested in a wide variety of employment, dietetic internship opportunities or graduate programs.

  • Date: Monday, October 10, 2022
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Orange County Convention Center, Expo Hall WB1
  • Cost: $950 per 8’x8′ booth*

*FNCE® exhibitors participating in the main Expo Hall Sunday – Tuesday, receive a $200 discount off the Center for Career Opportunities booth rate.

For questions about the Center for Career Opportunities floor plan or application, please contact:

Doreen Bonnema
FNCE® 2022 Exhibit Manager
doreen@corcexpo.com

Member Product Marketplace

Are you an Academy member who owns your own product or business and wants to reach food and nutrition professionals and students about your products and services? We invite you to exhibit in the Member Product Marketplace at the Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM (FNCE®) 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

Please note, you must be registered as a FNCE® 2022 attendee to qualify.

  • Date: Monday, October 10, 2022
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Orange County Convention Center, Expo Hall WB1
  • Cost: $500 per 8’x8′ booth*

* Booth sharing is allowed for two qualifying members for $300 each. No more than two qualifying members may share a booth and both must fill out the Member Product Marketplace application at the same time.

Exhibit booths are assigned after confirmation of eligibility to participate in the Member Product Marketplace.

For questions about Member Product Marketplace application or Floor Plan, please contact:

Doreen Bonnema
FNCE® Exhibit Manager
312-265-9653
doreen@corcexpo.com

Housing and Travel Info

Click here to book accommodations through onPeak, the official FNCE® partner, or to make airline reservations on select major airlines. (Discounts apply on qualifying flights as determined by each airline.)

Exhibitor Advisory Council

The Academy’s Exhibitor Advisory Council was created to represent exhibiting company feedback, ideas, trends information and observations to continually improve the exhibitor experience.

Please submit a nomination form if you would be interested in serving on the Academy’s Exhibitor Advisory Council.

Expo Schedule (all times Eastern)

Expo Setup:
Thursday, Oct. 6
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. *

Expo Hours:

Sunday, Oct. 9
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 10
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Expo Exclusive Hours:**

Sunday, Oct. 9
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 10
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
noon – 1:30 p.m.
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
11:15 a.m. – noon

Expo Tear-Down:

Tuesday, Oct. 11
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
8 a.m. - noon

* All booths must be set up by 6 p.m. on Saturday.
** Educational Sessions do not occur during these times.

Exhibitor FAQs

  • Description of your products and services listed in the online Interactive Floor Plan and the FNCE® Mobile App
  • Full conference badge based on the size of your booth
  • Booth badges based on the size of your booth
  • Identification sign and booth floor stickers
  • 24 Hour perimeter security
  • 8’ High back drape
  • 3’ High side rail drape
  • Additional marketing opportunities available to exhibitors to reach attendees
*Note: Carpeting/floor covering is mandatory for all Exhibitor booth spaces. Carpeting, furnishings and utilities are not provided with your booth but can be ordered separately. This information can be found in the Service Kit. The Service Kit link is sent to all exhibitors by GES.

Payments can be made by check (in U.S. funds, payable to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Contract must be accompanied by a deposit equal to 50% of the total rental for each booth requested with total balance due May 3, 2022. If balance is not paid by this deadline, the Academy has the right to cancel Exhibitor’s contract and release such space for resale without refund of deposit. Applications submitted after May 3, 2021, must be accompanied by payment in full.

Any request to cancel an exhibit booth must be made in writing to Show Management at doreen@corcexpo.com or FNCEExpo@eatright.org. If space is reduced, the net reduction of space will be treated as a cancellation of that space. For cancellations on or prior to May 3, 2022, exhibitors are liable for 50% of the cost of booth space. After May 3, 2022, no refunds will be provided. No exceptions will be made.

Please contact Doreen Bonnema, FNCE® Exhibit Manager, to learn more and to sign up to become an exhibitor. doreen@corcexpo.com 312-265-9653

Sunday, October 9: 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Monday, October 10: 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Expo Exclusive Hours*
Sunday, Oct. 9
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 10
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 11:
11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*Educational Sessions do not occur during these times.

The priority point system governs assignment of booth space during booth selection appointments. Points are accumulated as follows:

  • One point for participation in the FNCE® virtual event.
  • Two points per 100 square feet of booth space utilized per year for the past five years.
  • Ten bonus points for five consecutive years of exhibiting at FNCE®.
  • The bonus points are forfeited if the exhibitor misses a year during this five-year period.

Each exhibiting company is provided with a complimentary allotment of Exhibitor Conference badges and Exhibitor Booth badges based on the net square feet occupied by their exhibit booth. Additional badges are available for a fee.

Exhibitor Conference Badges: Provides access to the Expo Hall during set-up, tear-down, show hours, the Opening and Closing sessions and FNCE® educational sessions.

Exhibitor Booth Badges: Provides access to the Expo Hall during set-up, tear-down, show hours and the Opening and Closing sessions only.

Additional Exhibitor Booth Badges are available for $85 through August 26 and $99 after August 26, 2022.

Booth Net Square FootageExhibitor Conference BadgesExhibitor Booth Badges
10014
20016
300-40028
500-600312
700-800314
900-1000416
1100-1200418
1300+520

Confirmed exhibitors will receive a service kit (coming in June), which contains everything you need to plan for your exhibit booth. In addition, the Academy shares exhibit bulletins with helpful tips and reminders, as well as articles such as “The Importance of Working with the Academy” and “Methods of Calculating ROI.”

The Call for Sessions for FNCE® has closed. Opportunities to present research, food and nutrition information, culinary demos and breaking news are included in the 2022 FNCE® Exhibitor Supporter Packages. For more information, contact Daun Longshore at dlongshore@eatright.org.

Confirmed FNCE® 2022 exhibitors may purchase a pre-show or post-show attendee email deployment. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to two per day. Contact InFocus Marketing: 1-800-708-5478 or sales@infocusmarketing.com.

Traffic builders such as prize drawings, giveaways, contests and surveys are permitted upon approval by FNCE®. Booth surveys are for internal use only, and may not be used in advertising, promotions, press releases or any external communications. For review and approval, fill out the Promotions Form.

To update your company information, contact Doreen at doreen@corcexpo.com.

The Academy will follow the latest developments in COVID-19 safety protocols and legal requirements. View the Health and Safety page for information about meeting entry requirements and onsite safety at this year’s event.
Exhibiting companies interested in FNCE® Media Briefings can contact Daun Longshore.

Within the Academy are 26 dietetic practice groups (DPGs) that provide focus for specialized areas of practice. Several of the DPGs host in-person symposiums in the spring of each year and year-round virtual, educational events.

The Academy also maintains 53 affiliate organizations. These geographically affiliated organizations include the 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and the International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Although affiliated with the Academy, many of these organizations plan their own events throughout the spring and several in the fall.

Are you an Academy member who owns your own business and wants to reach RDNs, NDTRs and students about your products and services? The Member Product Marketplace is designed to assist Academy members, Affiliate Associations and their districts, and Academy organization units with the marketing of products they have developed and own.