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ESPA SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ESPA has opportunities to showcase your company either through our Annual Conference or other non-conference options.

Through sponsorship, your brand will be in front of leading event and convention service managers in the meetings industry — including forward-thinking CSMs from convention centers, convention & visitors bureaus and hotels.

Member CSMs make their own purchasing decisions and have influence on tens of thousands of meeting planners who hold events at their venues and destinations. The exposure is tremendous – and we can find the perfect partnership with your business to make the experience with ESPA truly successful.

Please note: Below are a variety of standardized options. We are happy to customize a program to match your interests and budget level.

Title Sponsor Opportunities, Annual Conference

A la Carte Sponsor Opportunities, Annual Conference

Member Support, Annual Conference

Software and Technology Opportunities

Allied Partnerships, Non-Conference

Contact ESPA at 609-799-3712 or email Lynn McCullough with questions.


TITLE SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES – ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Elite Partner – $5,000

Elite Partners can choose to be a sponsor of one of the following:
 (each are available on a first come, first served basis)

Opening Reception
Saturday or Sunday Networking Luncheons
30th Anniversary Networking Dinner – Saturday (up to two sponsors)
General Session/Opening Keynote – Saturday – SOLD
General Session/Keynote – Sunday

In addition, you receive the following benefits:

  • Two (2) FREE Conference registrations
  • Prime placement of a highly visible table top in the registration area to display your materials for two full days (Saturday and Sunday)
  • An opportunity for a welcome statement in front of the audience during the function, or adjacent General Session if lunch is served in more than one location
  • One piece of your literature placed at each person’s seat or at adjacent General Session if lunch is served in more than one location
  • Full page advertisement and company logo featured in on-site conference program
  • Logo on ESPA home page Partner Corner, and banner ad featured on the Conference page of the web site for 6 months
  • Announcement with one paragraph description in an issue of event*ure, the official newsletter read by over 90% of ESPA membership>
  • Sponsor will be featured in pre-Conference e-blasts to the ESPA membership
  • Mention in social media
  • Public recognition during the Opening Session
  • Opportunity to showcase your company’s logo prominently at the event.

Premier Partner – $3,750

Premier Partners can choose to be a sponsor of one of the following:
(each are available on a first come, first served basis)
Conference registration / name badges and lanyards
Opening Sessions Musical Entertainment – Saturday and Sunday
Wifi access for all attendees
ESPA Re-charge station (examples: furniture, massage)

In addition, you receive the following benefits:

  • One (1) FREE Conference registration
  • Table top in the registration area to display your materials for two full days (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Half page advertisement and company logo featured in on-site conference program
  • Banner ad and your company logo featured on ESPA web site for 4 months
  • Announcement with one paragraph description in an issue of event*ure, the official newsletter read by over 90% of ESPA membership
  • Sponsor will be featured in pre-Conference e-blasts to the ESPA membership
  • Mention in social media
  • Public recognition during the Opening Session

A LA CARTE OPPORTUNITIES –  ANNUAL CONFERENCE

A la carte opportunities are available on a first come first serve basis.

Benefits include:

  • Featured in on-site Conference Program – Logo and web address
  • Featured in pre-Conference e-blasts to the ESPA membership
  • Logo on ESPA web site
  • Mention in social media
  • Public recognition during the Opening Session

 

$1,500 – Choose one of the following opportunities:

___ Refreshment Break – Signage and Literature table during one break
___ Full page ad in Annual Conference program
___ Hotel key card customized with your artwork – SOLD
___ Breakout session – Signage in room, place literature in the room and make opening remarks (note that breakouts are typically geared towards a specific segment of the audience, i.e. hotels/convention centers or CVB/destinations).

In-Kind

Benefits and visibility will be determined based on the value of the in-kind product or service being offered.

  • Transportation for social events
  • Annual Conference audio visual
  • Mobile app
  • Awards or other premium give-aways
  • Keynote presentation
  • Entertainment / décor for meals / dance party
  • Badges / lanyards

MEMBER SUPPORT –  ANNUAL CONFERENCE

ESPA offers its member organizations an opportunity to support the association through a variety of levels to fit any budget. Show your support of YOUR association! And at the same time spotlight your destination or venue to your peers. Below are two offerings if the above levels don’t fit your budget needs.

  • $500 – ESPA Friend
    Announcement in pre-conference issue of event*ure, listed on the ESPA web site and in the Conference program and other event materials.
  • $1,000 – ESPA Advocate
    Announcement in pre-conference issue of event*ure, logo on the ESPA web site, box ad in the Conference program listed as an ESPA Advocate, and other event materials.

SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES

Software Showcase 

ESPA is offering 30-minute Showcase sessions which will be held either immediately before or after the Conference program on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or during a coffee break (time slot is based on availability and flow of program). These will be promoted in all Conference communications as an optional part of the program. Session slots are on a first come, first served basis; time slot will be confirmed by ESPA staff based on event flow and anticipated size of audience.

  • $500 – If the company is a confirmed ESPA sponsor.
  • $1,500 – If the company is not a sponsor

To confirm your partnership, email Lynn McCullough Lmccullough@espaonline.org  or call 609-799-3712.


ESPA ALLIED PARTNERSHIPS (NON-CONFERENCE)

BECOME AN ESPA ALLIED PARTNER!

Allied Partners are businesses who choose to support ESPA throughout the year in various ways. These partnerships can be customized specifically to your needs and include the following valuable opportunities to be in front of our membership:

  • ESPA Monthly Webinar Series – Sponsor one session ($750) or three sessions ($1,800)
    • Visibility includes your logo on the program promotional eblasts, social media posts, web page and on the presentation, as well as verbal recognition the day of the program
    • Announcement in event*ure newsletter the months of your program(s)
  • National Celebrate Services Week – $2,500
    • Visibility includes your logo on the event promotional eblasts, communications, PR, social media and web page
    • Announcement in event*ure newsletter for 3 months leading up to the event

Benefits also include:

  • Public recognition during the Opening Session at ESPA Annual Conference
  • Logo and web address placement in Annual Conference program as an Allied Partner
  • Social media recognition
  • Much more!

Partner corner

For sponsorship and partner opportunities, click here.