Sponsorship Opportunities

You are invited to become an active supporter of the 24th International Pepper 2018 Conference!

Sponsorship Levels

Habanero Level
Contributions of $5,000 or more

2 complimentary registrations
Tabletop display
Brochure inserted into each registrant packet

Cayenne Level
Contributions of $3,000 or more

1 complimentary registration
Tabletop display

Serrano Level
Contributions of $1,500 or more

See benefits below:

All sponsorships of $1,000 or more will be recognized as a valued supporter:

  • on the sponsor recognition PowerPoint slides
  • during conference sessions
  • on the conference web site, with a link to your web site

Most importantly, by actively supporting this event, your organization will benefit by strengthening its prominence as a leader in pepper research, production and processing, thus increasing your organization’s outreach capabilities on an international level.

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Sponsor this Conference

  1. Participation as a sponsor will provide you with international exposure to roughly 300-500 researchers and leaders in the pepper industry from North and South America as well as major production areas of Europe, Africa and Asia.
  2. Pepper research is vital to increasing the economic yield and productivity of the pepper industry. This conference offers your company a chance to interact one-on-one with the very individuals charged with the task of improving quality, yield, production and return on investment.
  3. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to network with top scientists and growers from approximately 30 countries around the world to communicate industry research needs and priorities, and to discuss areas where you would like to see improvement or changes in the industry.
  4. The conference will also provide you with potential contacts and linkages with Capsicum producers and suppliers from around the world on which the vitality of your industry depends.
  5. Participation as an attendee and sponsor will help you promote your company as a leader in the Capsicum industry and increase its visibility on an international level.
  6. The conference provides growers, industry representatives, processors, brokers, and others with an interest in the pepper industry a place to meet specialists involved in various aspects of the industry and the opportunity to forge new business relationships. Click here to learn more about who attends this premier international conference.
  7. The conference will highlight the latest scientific findings on all aspects of pepper breeding, production, post-harvest handling and marketing in addition to the latest technology, products and services of interest to the pepper industry.
  8. Your attendance and sponsorship of the 24th International Pepper Conference will provide a valuable forum for the exchange of vital information with top experts about breeding, horticulture, processing, pathology, evaluation, physiology, genetics, production and marketing of Capsicum.
  9. This conference will provide a targeted opportunity to promote your company’s products and services to a select group of key individuals and decision makers in the pepper industry.
  10. Your company has already earned a reputation for quality in the development of new and improved plant varieties around the world. Your participation as a sponsor further attests to your position as a leader in the industry, and providing products that meet your customers’ needs.

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