This program offers discounted space and promotional and logistical support to Minnesota food and beverage companies who want to exhibit in a Minnesota Pavilion at select business-to-business (B-to-B) tradeshows. Working with the MDA and other Minnesota companies can help you stand out at these crowded events and improve your return on investment (ROI).
MN Pavilion Events
Working with the MDA and other Minnesota companies can help you stand out at these crowded events and improve your return on investment (ROI).
Walk The Floor Mentorship:
This new program provides the opportunity for leaders of companies founded in Minnesota to attend a national tradeshow with a Minnesota Pavilion and learn from current exhibitors.
Sign Up Today!
Join us at events or for mentorship. In 2020, Minnesota Pavilions will be featured at a number of shows. You can also sign up to take advantage of our Walk the Floor Mentorship Programs.
Reasons to Join Team Minnesota
Comments from participants:
- We met the Costco buyer and were invited in to present our line!
- We are now selling product in over a 100 new locations.
- We have over a dozen high profile accounts we are now connected to and working closely with to get them our product.
MN Pavilion Opportunities
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Walk the Floor Mentorship
- Reimbursement of up to 50% of eligible expenses (one time per company; maximum $500)
- Team Minnesota communications to help you prepare for the show
- A match with a host company in the Minnesota Pavilion to learn about tradeshow preparation and execution
- Time to walk around the tradeshow, assess competitive products, and attend education sessions and other tradeshow-related events
NOTE: Reimbursements for the mentorship program count toward your annual New Markets Cost Share Program award.
How to Apply
Contact Brian Erickson for more details and to get a mentorship agreement form. You must have a signed agreement in place before the show begins.
- Airfare, or if driving, mileage at $.50/mile
- Lodging (hotel, home rental, etc.)
- Show badge (if not provided)
- Onsite business education sessions
Minnesota Companies Participating
Hope Products Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. 50% of profits from Hope Products, no less than $250,000 annually, go to supporting the lifesaving...
Jonny Pops From dorm room beginnings to NATIONAL SENSATION, JonnyPops is bringing kindness-filled, better-for-you frozen treats to retailers, schools, and airlines nationwide! Made with simple ingredients and kindness at the center of every pop, JonnyPops lives by...
Joyce Foods (TOOM) You’ve never dipped like this before! Toom Garlic Dips are a modern, mouthwatering tribute to the Lebanese classic. Simple ingredients like fresh California garlic, oil, lemon juice and sea salt whip up a light, fluffy dip. Your taste buds will say...
Kakookies Wholesome grab-n-go cookies made with superfood and plant-based ingredients providing the nutrition of an energy bar but the deliciousness of a cookie making them an ideal on the go snack for travelers, outdoor enthusiasts, and busy families. Good anytime,...
Sell SheetsLog House Foods Family-owned since 1947, Log House Foods is a leading manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of branded and private label food products. Built on a foundation of strong relationships, we develop innovative foods and deliver unparalleled...
S Brand LLC - Maddy & Maize Each one of these batches of popcorn is made in small quantities in Minneapolis, Minnesota to make sure that we can live up to that big little word. So that each bite tastes as big as ten bites. instagramfacebookWinter Fancy Foods Show...
Make It Simple - Pep Talk A thoughtfully caffienated sparkling water with refreshing bubbles + daily inspiration. Created by a mom for busy women like her. Certified women owned, GoWO!twitterinstagramfacebookwill be at Natural Products Expo WestQuick LinksMN...
Mama Kicks! We bring the authentic flavors of distant lands to your kitchen with our exclusive line of sauces and marinades. From the Caribbean to the Congo, Mama Kicks collects the very best recipes of each region and hands them down to...
Maud Borup Maud Borup remains a woman-owned company focused on quality products, creative design, and reliable service. We sell wholesale to buyers at mass, specialty, grocery, club, drug, and online stores. Everyone can enjoy gourmet sweet treats and savory snacks...
Minnesota Hemp Farms Minnesota Hemp Farms was founded in 2016 and the first to plant Hemp in Minnesota since the 1950's. We are the largest USA based Hemp Foods Company, selling semi loads of bulk wholesale hemp goods each month. facebookwill be at Natural Products...
Seven Sundays After falling in love with muesli during their honeymoon in New Zealand, Hannah and Brady Barnstable set out to transform the US breakfast aisle with modern muesli mixes made with clean, sustainably sourced ingredients and without added sugar. From...
Thousand Hills Cattle Co. Since our founding in 2003, Thousand Hills has been focused on one Mission: To nourish the soil, the plants, cattle, and people by holistically grazing cattle for their lifetime.twitterinstagramfacebookyoutubeNatural Products Expo West...
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