Sponsorship Opportunities


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2017 Sponsorship Opportunities


Dear Industry Supplier,

As an associate member or industry partner of the IAEE Midwestern Chapter, you are exposed to many opportunities to learn more about our industry and your profession. You also have a unique opportunity to network and develop relationships with potential customers.

We are excited to introduce you and your company to new and creative ways of exposing your products and services to a group of over 500 buyers and decision makers. You can reach the exhibit manager members of our chapter who represent organizations of all sizes and needs.

Here are our 2017 sponsorship opportunities for your consideration. We hope you realize and take advantage of this opportunity. If you don’t see something that exactly suits your way of doing business or your budget, let us know. We will gladly consider other ways to work together for mutual benefit.

Sincerely,

The Board of Directors, IAEE Midwestern Chapter
IAEE

Download a 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Contract 

Click below to find out more about the specific sponsorship types:

Platinum Sponsor - $5,500 (a $7,840 value)
Gold Sponsor - $2,750 (a $5,870 value)
Silver Sponsor - $1,250 (a $5,400 value)
Trade Sponsor - $6,000 value of services
Single Educational Session Sponsor - $750.00

IAEE Buyer Profile

Reach real buyers and decisionmakers.

Our chapter members are experienced senior managers, directors, and vice presidents with 67% being in the industry six or more years. They typically hold titles such as Exposition Director, Director of Convention Services, Trade Show Director, Exhibits Manager, or Vice President of Events and Meetings for large companies and major associations throughout the Midwest.

These individuals and their organizations purchase millions of dollars worth of products and services every year. For example: (Based on past surveys of IAEE Midwestern Chapter exhibit manager members)

  • Most use general service contractors and some spend more that $500,000 on these services.
  • More than 73% use hotel regional offices, some as often as 10 times or more a year.
  • They use a variety of outside vendors for housing, registration, and exhibitor lead retrieval with average expenditures ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 a year.
  • They use outside security services averaging $10,000 to $20,000 a year but some (nearly 18%) spend more than $50,000.
  • About 86% use hotels with exhibition facilities and/or convention centers. About 15% spend more than $500,000 a year on such facilities.
  • Freight carriers are well used with about 83% spending up to $50,000, but some spend more than $200,000 each year.
  • More than 90% of the exhibit manager group uses outside signage companies. 
  • Nearly 100% use show management companies with 33% spending $200,000 - $500,000 each year.
  • Use of floral is popular, 88% use these services and 11% spend between $20,000 and $50,000.
  • More than 85% use outside printers with expenditures averaging up to $50,000. About 30% spend $100,000 - $200,000 on printing. 
  • Busing gets used by 84% of our survey respondents, including 19% who spend $100,000 - $200,000 on these services.

Platinum Sponsor - $5,500 (a $7,840 value)

Golf Outing:

  • Playing foursome, green fees/cart, lunch, and reception/dinner
  • Acknowledgement in promotional materials, listing in the program
    book and acknowledgement at the reception
  • Sponsor recognition signage at a designated hole,  with the opportunity
    to have a table top display and/or a hole contest.  Lunch included for one 
    (1) staff member (hole worker).  *reception and dinner not included for hole worker. 
  • Opportunity to provide a promotional item for the welcome bag
    (sponsoring company to provide items) 

Kickball Tournament

  • (1) team or (8) "benchwarmer" registrations
  • Recognition signage at event 

IAEE Midwestern Chapter Website:

  • Live link on Midwestern Chapter homepage

Educational Programs:

  • (2) Two complimentary registrations to the February, June and September programs
    These can be used by individuals from your organization or a planner, customer of your choice. 
  • Acknowledgement in promotional emails and mailings for each event.
  • Sponsor recognition signage at events
  • Opportunity to have a person from your organization assist in the development of one educational program
  • Opportunity to provide a promotional item to attendees (sponsoring company to provide items) 

Holiday Party:

  • (1) One complimentary registration to event

Gold Sponsor - $2,750 (a $5,870 value)

Golf Outing:

  • Acknowledgement in promotional materials,listing in the program
    book and acknowledgement at the reception. 
  • Sponsor recognition signage at a designated hole, with the opportunity
    to have a table top display and/or a hole contest.  Lunch included for one
    (1) staff member (hole worker).  *reception and dinner not included for hole worker. 

Kickball Tournament:

  • (1) team or (8) "benchwarmer" registrations
  • Recognition signage at event

IAEE Midwestern Chapter Website:

  • Live link on Midwestern Chapter homepage

Educational Programs:

  • (1) One complimentary registration to the February, June and September programs.
    This can be used by individuals from your organization or a planner, customer of your choice. 
  • Acknowledgement in promotional emails and mailings for each event
  • Recognition signage at events

Silver Sponsor - $1,250 (a $5,400 value)

Golf Outing:

  • Acknowledgement in promotional materials, in the program and at the podium

Kickball Tournament:

  • Recognition signage at event

IAEE Midwestern Chapter Website:

  • Live link on Midwestern Chapter homepage

Educational Programs:

  • Acknowledgement in promotional emails and mailings for each event
  • Recognition signage at events

Trade Sponsor - $6,000 value of services

Sponsorship recognition commensurate with services provided.  
To discuss trade sponsor opportunities, please contact Sponsorship Chair,
Brent Linkin, CEM at 773-473-8188 or brent.linkin@freemanco.com.

Single Educational Session Sponsor - $750.00

For opportunities to sponsor a single educational session, please contact IAEE Midwestern chapter office at (630) 416-1166. 

Educational event sponsors receives the following benefits:

  • Website acknowledgement on Midwestern Chapter website, next to event listing
  • Acknowledgement on all outgoing promotional emails
  • Acknowledgement on session signage
  • Opportunity to introduce session and speakers
  • Opportunity to greet attendees at registration desk
  • (1) Complimentary registration for sponsored event
  • Opportunity to provide a promotional item to attendees (sponsoring company to provide item)
  • First right of refusal to sponsor same meeting the following year

Prizes Needed...

If you would like to donate a prize to the chapter’s Annual Golf Outing or Holiday Party we are always in need
of prizes for our silent auctions and raffles. 100% of the proceeds go directly to our Chapter Charity.