Become A Sponsor

Become An AHF Sponsor

What distinguishes AHF from others? AHF provides a platform by which you and your company can build meaningful, rewarding relationships with leading subject matter experts. Our ability to assist you in cultivating targeted opportunities to drive brand visibility will help you gain success in the self-op market. AHF Members are key decision-makers (80%+) in the procurement of food, equipment, services and more.

Our Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to meet with directors, managers, executive chefs, and culinary professionals who have the true autonomy to make purchasing decisions. Our 2024 Annual Conference will take place August 23-25, 2024 in San Antonio, TX.

Why self-op matters: AHF believes healthcare organizations are best served by a foodservice team that is part of a facility’s own staff. We call these operations “Self-Operated”. Self-operated facilities contribute to a significant percentage of all food and beverage purchases in the healthcare industry. Their sole focus is on delivering the highest quality nourishment, level of service, and value to the patients, residents, medical and support staff, and guests that they serve daily. The North American hospital foodservice market is estimated at approximately $14 billion and is projected to reach $29 billion by 2033. Senior facilities encompass billions more. AHF estimates that self-operated facilities account for 50-70% of facilities in North America making the self-operated industry critical to your success.

How we work together: AHF incorporates business partner participation, recognition, and visibility whenever possible and considers you, integral and vital to the AHF community. Together we strategize to determine the future of the organization and the self-op sector. 

Who Should Sponsor? Business partners in the foodservice, distribution, technology, software, equipment, and consulting services fields are encouraged to join AHF.

Operators w. Buying Power
$1 Mill+ Annual F&B Purchases

"The AHF Annual Conference is fabulous! I look forward to attending each year to network with clients and friends, meet new people, and do a lot of learning. #BestWeekoftheYear"

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

Build invaluable connections with key decision-makers. AHF’s community has hundreds of self-operated leaders looking to build vendor partnerships. More than that AHF members are connected to hundreds more facilities further extending your reach. Our sponsorship and exhibition packages offer a variety of ways to boost your visibility and tap into our extensive buying power.

Begin your journey with an annual sponsorship and tailor it further with a range of a-la-carte opportunities to maximize your exposure. If attending our conference isn’t feasible this year, don’t worry; you can download our media kit to craft your customized package.

AHF’s annual sponsorships span from January to December, and you’re welcome to join us at any time using the form below. We strongly advise securing your spot promptly to ensure prime placement. Additionally, explore our prospectus for an in-depth look at the various conference and annual marketing opportunities available to help you connect with AHF operators.

Need Immediate Assistance? Contact AHF’s Executive Director, Leah Reily, at 1-800-899-1109 x700 or email: [email protected]

Schedule time directly on Leah’s Calendar Here.

Build Critical Relationships with AHF

This is your chance to support operators’ efforts to innovate, automate, and increase efficiency. In a recent member survey AHF operators noted that automation was a key factor in their purchasing decision. Their top three challenges include labor, supply chain issues, and inflation. They are exploring mobile ordering, robotics, meal delivery, grab-and-go, new software, and so much more. In the coming 3 years:

  • 83% of AHF operators will purchase new equipment
  • 75% of AHF operators will invest in new technology and software
  • 64% of AHF operators will overhaul their menu to incorporate plant-forward items, sustainability or newer products such as lab meat
  • 43% of AHF operators will upgrade their café or restaurant spaces