AKSNA Food and Vendor Expo 2024

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Exhibitors are invited to attend the AKSNA After Dark Social on Wednesday the 24th to meet and greet attendees.

The Alaska School Nutrition Association’s Food and Vendor Expo is a great place to gain exposure for your business to school nutritional professionals across the great state of Alaska. The Expo is held in conjunction with AKSNA’s Annual Conference in January each year. Attendees represent more than 75% of school districts across the nation’s largest state.

This year’s Expo will be held 25 January 2024 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center located in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

Registration is now open

Completion of a registration form constitutes your consent to AKSNA’s Terms and Conditions.

Information required to complete your registration

Be sure that you have the following information to complete your registration

  • Your company’s contact information that will be listed in our directory, including name, mailing address, phone number, and email address
  • Your broker’s contact information, if applicable, including contact name, mailing address, phone number, and email address
  • Billing contact information, including contact name, mailing address, phone number, and email address
  • You may also wish to include text about the products and services that you offer in our directory, this should be one to three sentences.
  • A certificate of insurance in the amount of no less than $1,000,000 per incident and $2,000,000 aggregate that names “Alaska School Nutrition Association” as an additional insured on the policy.
    • Upload your certificate of insurance during registration, OR
    • Email it to expo@aksna.org after completing registration but before the start of the Expo

Exhibition Information

The Food & Vendor Expo is scheduled to open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, 25 January 2024. Each booth includes a table approximately 10 inches deep, garbage, and one 500-watt receptacle. Piping and drapes are not planned at this time. If additional electrical service is required, contact Alaska Event Services (contact info TBD)

Booth Prices

Booth OptionEarly-Ptarmigan RateStandard Rate
Full Booth$875$1,065
Shared Booth625765
Early-Ptarmigan rate applied to registrations completed by 15 December and paid on the first Federal bank operating day of January (2 January 2024).

Set Up and Breakdown

Exhibitioners will be allowed to set up on Wednesday, 24 January 2024 but must break down their booths by the end of the day, Thursday the 26th. Exact set up and breakdown times will be provided soon and in a letter to registered exhibitioners.

Advertising Opportunities

Each conference attendee will receive a full-color printed Program with information about the Conference and Expo. This is a great opportunity to reach our members and attendees. Please consider sponsoring AKSNA or purchasing an advertisement.

Deadline: 15 December 2023 at 5:00 p.m. AKST / 9:00 p.m. EST.  To submit an advertisement, you should select an advertisement or sponsorship that include an advertisement during registration and we will send you an email with a link to submit your advertisement.

We recommend 300 ppi for best quality.
Advertisements should be sent in one of the following formats: Adobe Illustrator (AI), EPS, SVG, PDF, PNG, or JPG. If submitting an Adobe Illustrator format, be sure that all fonts and graphics are embedded.

Advertisement Prices

Ad OptionSize (inches)Price
Full-page7.5 x 10$250
Half-page7.5 x 4.75175
Quarter-page3.5 x 4.75100

Cocktail Social

For 2024, we are planning a cocktail social in lieu of the Award Banquet. The planned time will be around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 January. Our intent is to increase the number of members that attend the social to ensure that the time is to the maximum benefit of both attendees, sponsors, and exhibitioners. More details will be available in mid-November.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We encourage you to consider additional sponsorship opportunities. Your sponsorship supports AKSNA and its ability to offer member services including this conference, professional development, and advocacy for Alaska’s child nutrition programs.

Sponsorship Levels

Sponsor LevelAmountIncluded Ad

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

SponsorshipAmountIncluded Ad
Keynote Speaker$2,500Full-page
Award Banquet750Half-page
Member Luncheon500Quarter-page
Transportation500Recognition in program material
Donations in excess of the amount needed to cover the specified line-item will go toward other overall benefit of our members, including hosting conferences like this, other professional development opportunities, and advocacy of child nutrition programs.