AP Summit Info

2017 AP Summit – Asheville, NC

The Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

Golfers arrive on Tuesday, April 25th
Departure on Friday, April 28th

The purpose of our Allied Partner Summit is to bring together our Denny’s suppliers, the DFA Board of Directors and special guests that include other large franchise group owners. We follow a successful agenda of sharing ideas and goals to build our brand. Issues and initiatives that are pertinent to the brand are discussed. Each Allied Partner Supplier meets with the decision makers for the brand to show case their products and services.

Register Today!

Step One

Register for the 2017 Allied Partner Summit.

Please note that each attendee/guest must complete a separate registration

For any changes to your Allied Partner Summit Registration, please e-mail us at info@dennys.org.

Step Two

Reserve your Hotel room at the Omni Grove Park Inn

For any changes to your room reservations, please contact the hotel directly referencing your original reservation confirmation at 800-438-5800.


Our Members

Allied Partners receive an exclusive invitation and two complimentary attendees.

All attendees are required to register and must have credentials to attend all activities and meals.

For more information, please contact the DFA management office at info@dennys.org or (888) 433-6697

Allied Partner Membership must be paid by April 1st to attend

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Hotel reservations must be completed by each attendee through the registration process or by clicking HERE. Any changes to your hotel reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Upon completion of your Allied Partner Summit registration and Hotel reservation, you will receive your reservation confirmation by e-mail.

Please be aware that after March 23, 2017 – room availability and DFA discounted rates are not guaranteed.

Please refer to your hotel reservation and confirmation for deposit and cancellation policies.

Interested in some activities while in Asheville? Click here for special events and activities for the DFA by Accents on Asheville!

Food Sampling & Show Cases

Food Sampling: Omni GPI DFA Kitchen Release

Shipping Instructions Omni Grove Park Inn (1)

Showcases: Presentation files are due by April 1st, please send to info@dennys.org

You are NOT required to participate in a Food Sampling or Showcase

Event Snapshot

Tuesday April 25th

  • Golfer’s Arrive
  • Event Registration

Wednesday April 26th

  • Golf Breakfast & Check-in
  • Golf Tournament – On property
  • Attendees Arrive (non-golfers)
  • Event Registration
  • Welcome Reception

Thursday April 27th

  • Breakfast
  • Event Registration
  • Opening Remarks
  • Food Sampling / Show Cases
  • Lunch
  • Show Cases / Food Sampling
  • Reception
  • Dinner

Friday April 28th

  • Departures

Event schedule is subject to change.

Airport Transportation

Destination Airport: Asheville, NC

Hotel:  Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804

Airport/Hotel Shuttles:

Asheville has a great network of Uber drivers!

Accents on Asheville Transportation

Sponsorship Opportunities

TITLE $65,000 (includes diamond – bronze benefits)

10 Convention Registrations (includes free meeting meals)
Complimentary Full Page Ad in DFA Directory and Buyer’s Guide
Trade Show Stage Signage
Logo Placement & Recognition in General Session General Session Program Time

DIAMOND $50,000 (includes platinum – bronze benefits)

8 Free Convention Registrations (includes free meeting meals)
Complimentary Full Page Ad in DFA Directory and Buyer’s Guide Acknowledgement / logo on DFA media (Newsletter, Directory & Website) Complimentary Full Page Cover Ad in Convention Program

PLATINUM $40,000 (includes gold – bronze benefits)

6 Free Convention Registrations (includes all meeting meals)
Complimentary Full Page Ad in Convention Program Select Booth Location on Trade Show Floor Special Credential Check-in During Convention

GOLD $30,000 (includes silver – bronze benefits)

One Additional Booth Space added to Complimentary Booth Space
Five Convention Registrations (includes all meeting meals)
Logo on Convention marketing
Opportunity to sponsor Convention Evening or Major Event
DFA Membership included (Allied Partner category) $2,300 value

SILVER $20,000 (includes bronze benefits)

Sponsor-Level Trade Show Booth Signage
Premium Location at Trade Show
Invitation to DFA Board of Directors Sponsors’ Dinner

BRONZE $15,000

Special individual recognition on general session screens
Opportunity to Sponsor a General Session Break
Complimentary Hole Sponsorship at DFA Golf Tournament
1 Booth Package (include 3 free badge registrations)
Photo of Company with DFA Board Member
Convention Signage and Program Recognition
Complimentary Trade Show Stamp Card Recognition
DFA Website and E-Mail Communications Recognition
Special Name Badge Recognition during Convention Convention
Representative Invited to meet (face-to-face) DFA Board during the year
Welcome Bag Insert Privilege

DFA Sponsors