The Symposia offer a wide range of unique opportunities for you to generate name, product, and mission recognition with organizations interested in achieving a safe and secure food supply. To learn more about sponsorship, pricing, sales, and participation, call Preston Hicks, Vice President, Resource Development and Evaluation at 269-441-2950 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
The Institute's Sponsorship Guidelines
Integrity-based relationships are integral to The Institute’s capacity to provide the highest quality food protection programs, products, services, and outreach. Therefore, The Institute seeks relationships with corporations, foundations, governments, individuals, and other entities whose activities align with its vision, mission, core values and beliefs. All relationships must adhere to The Institute’s sponsorship guidelines. The purpose of the sponsorship guidelines is to safeguard public trust held by The Institute and its partners.
- The Institute seeks to enter relationships that preserve and promote public trust, and trust within the food safety profession.
- The Institute will not enter into a relationship that is inconsistent with its vision, mission, core values and beliefs.
- The Institute seeks relationships which are meaningful, mutually beneficial, and have clearly defined and transparent roles and expectations.
- The Institute will not enter into a relationship out of which there may arise a conflict of interest or perception thereof.
- The Institute will, whenever possible, seek support from multiple and varied sponsors.
- The Institute may offer category-exclusive sponsorships for a specific program, product and/or service for a specified period.
- The Institute will maintain objectivity and independence with respect to activities that are developed, sponsored, or supported with corporate funds.
- The Institute will not disclose proprietary or confidential information of any partner during the course of a relationship.
- The Institute will retain ownership and total control of the use of its name, logos, intellectual property, other identifying marks, and the use of its intellectual property such as the “Curriculum Framework for an Integrated Food Safety System” and the “Existing Course Inventory.”
- The Institute will maintain ownership and total control of its events, activities, projects, programs, services, awards, and communications bearing its name.
- The Institute will recognize corporate sponsors in its annual report, website, and/or as appropriate to the sponsorship agreement.
- The Institute’s executive officer, through a procedure adopted by the board, shall approve the Institute’s sponsorship.