MEDA Convention 2024

Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Details

  • Event Date

    Oct 31- Nov 3, 2024

  • Event Type


  • Event Location

    Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia

  • Target Demographic

    The event brings together a diverse group of people – students, young professionals, established businesspeople, clients, and experts in international economic development – many of whom are MEDA’s major supporters throughout North America.

  • Number of Guests Anticipated

    400-500 (including speakers & staff)

  • Sponsorship Deadline

    October 1, 2024

About MEDA Convention 2023: Reaching New Horizons

At MEDA, we have been investing in entrepreneurs for over 70 years, guided by our values, to bring about innovative solutions to poverty. Our world faces more and more challenges every day, that our founders couldn’t even imagine in 1953. To address climate change, political instability, and economic inequalities, we must continue building connections to reach new horizons of impact.

Join us to discover the power of partnerships to propel systemic change, amplify collective impact and drive sustainable economic development forward.

From October 31 to November 3, 2024, at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded businesspeople and professionals who are passionate about faith, work, and international development. Our engaging plenaries, sessions, and networking events will provide you with insights into MEDA’s work and our impact on entrepreneurs around the world. 

At MEDA Convention 2024, you will discover how business can be a calling and a means to a more just world. You will also have the chance to explore how to live out your faith and values in your daily work. Along with the Convention, you can see the city of Atlanta and spend time with new and familiar friends.

The Benefits of Sponsorship

Attendees to MEDA’s Convention have some important things in common: they are passionate about business, faith, and alleviating poverty.

The event brings together a diverse group of people — supporters and their families, students, young professionals, established businesspeople, clients, and experts in international economic development.

Memories from MEDA Convention 2023 in Toronto

Your sponsorship allows you to

  • Build profile and network with 400-500 attendees, including many of MEDA’s major supporters throughout North America.

  • Gain marketing exposure for your business.

  • Align with MEDA’s mission of providing business solutions to poverty and join the global effort to eradicate poverty.

  • Support MEDA’s stewardship of our private donors and acquisition of new donors.

Your sponsorship allows MEDA to

  • Bring in inspiring speakers.

  • Offset event costs.

  • Provide a variety of educational seminars for event attendees on the intersection of business and faith.

  • Ensure a wide range of networking opportunities and activities are available to event participants.

  • Deliver specific programming and content to engage and encourage the next generation of attendees.

Atlanta, Georgia

Reaching New Horizons: Discover the Best of Atlanta from our downtown Buckhead Convention location!

The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead places you in the center of this iconic neighborhood – home to remarkable architecture, exceptional restaurants, multiple shopping centers and the financial district. At Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, you will enjoy luxury guest rooms and suites, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, two fine dining restaurants, a coffee bar, elegant event space and flexible meeting rooms.

About MEDA: Creating Business Solutions to Poverty

MEDA – Mennonite Economic Development Associates – is an international economic development organization that creates business solutions to poverty. For over 70 years, MEDA has been creating business solutions to poverty that are sustainable, scalable, measurable and replicable.

MEDA began as an association of Mennonite business people who believed they were called to be faithful in generously sharing their abilities and resources. Continuing in that Christian tradition, MEDA welcomes all who share our values and want to join us in our mission.

MEDA has worked in over 70 countries and brings a unique market systems approach to project design that integrates technical assistance and access to capital. As an early leader in innovative finance, MEDA leverages public and private funding to advance social enterprises around the world that are positively impacting social, environmental and governance challenges in their communities.

We work in agri-food market systems, focusing primarily on women and youth in rural communities in the Global South. Our success is measured by income, improved processes, increased knowledge, and the creation of decent work.

3 Principles that Guide MEDA's Work

  • Agri-food Market Systems

    Focusing MEDA’s efforts on specific agri-food market systems in the Global South.

  • North-South Equilibrium

    MEDA commits to shared voice and power for all stakeholders in all aspects of work, with success defined based on local context.

  • Partnership for Systems-level Impact

    Pursuing and creating opportunities which contribute to the long-term strategy goal.

2024 MEDA Convention Sponsorship Opportunities

Questions? Please contact Dean Shoemaker at