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We hope that you will continue to support the Association by participating in our virtual conference and trying out this new format with us. We know that many of you enjoy the face-to-face interactions, but please know that the AHF team is working hard to provide our business partners with a new way of connecting with our operator members and bring new ways to promote your brand and offerings until we can again see each other in person next August 2021 in Dallas, Texas.

Every member of our business partner community have been tremendous partners during the COVID-19 pandemic and we have heard from operators that they are overwhelmed by the support they’ve received. They are full of gratitude. This unprecedented crisis brought our community together, and the stories of support in the face of unimaginable challenges are endless. So we would just like to say a personal THANK YOU for being nothing short of exemplary partners. 

AHF has begun planning the new Virtual Conference which will be housed on our new online knowledge center. Sessions will be a mix of live and recorded sessions and likely spread out. We plan to incorporate educational sessions on the lessons learned from COVID-19 as well as highlight other industry hot topics such as retail trends, innovations, and what to expect in the post-COVID world. Our Virtual Conference will also provide many opportunities to connect with new operators, take a break with your AHF family, and recharge.

Stay tuned for more information on how to register, support, and participate in the coming days. We will add any other details for confirmed sponsors here as it becomes available. 


Support AHF: Virtual & Annual Opportunities 

AHF is an organization built to support and further self-operated facilities. Our members are directors, managers, chefs, administrators, educators, and other industry leaders and their facilities. They need your support now more than ever. Support AHF’s Virtual Conference. Each sponsoring company will be given the opportunity to participate in our inaugural virtual conference as well as take up new, and existing, branding and visibility opportunities. We’re pleased to offer:

  • Ways to connect with operators in real-time and in unique ways
  • Branding opportunities to reach new operators and facilities
  • Creative marketing opportunities and product highlights
  • Personalized virtual booth
  • So much more!




In the Coming Weeks

We will be releasing information in the coming days about all our virtual and annual opportunities and ways to expand and distribute your support. Please consider those before making a final decision on how to move forward. 

AHF’s Executive Director, Leah Reily, will be reaching out to you to schedule a call to discuss how you can take advantage of the new offerings. 2020 Sponsors will receive first priority to select their virtual conference benefits.

Please be patient with us – our preferred approach has always been personal and hands-on, so Leah will be working to personally speak with each confirmed sponsor to make sure we can structure your path forward to meet your unique needs.

Regardless of how you choose to move forward, we want to say thank you for always being tireless supporters and champions of our industry. 


Other Options for Confirmed Sponsors

If you are unable to support AHF in a virtual setting the following options are available to you. We strongly value our long term relationship with you and look forward to a continued partnership in the future. These discussions and decisions can be made when you speak to Leah. Please consider reviewing the virtual content which will be sent very soon before making your decision. 

Sponsorship Packages (Exhibitor to Platinum): You can elect to defer the conference portion of your sponsorship package as a credit against your 2021 or 2022 sponsorship selections. As you know AHF sponsorship packages include both annual and conference benefits. We feel this is critical to staying top of mind with operators. Your annual benefits have, and continue to be, delivered upon by AHF and therefore are not eligible for a refund for deferment. We appreciate your understanding and support greatly. 

Conference Specific A-La-Carte Selections: Unless you choose to put the paid funds towards virtual or annual visibility options, we will refund your conference-specific a-la-carte purchases directly to give you the maximum flexibility in future years to build your support packages as you see fit. 

Additional Paid Registrations: AHF will refund you for any additional paid registrations in full OR offer a partial refund for those choosing to participate in our virtual conference. AHF will be reaching out to you individually to transfer or cancel your in-person registration(s) or you can discuss this with Leah. We hope that you will consider joining us for our virtual conference.