Available Sponsorships

Sponsorships are being updated frequently and going VERY fast. This will provide you the most up-to-date listing of available sponsors, pricing and their benefits. To purchase or inquire into any sponsorships below, or if you have a suggestion for a sponsorship not listed below contact sales@connexfm.com. For immediate attention contact 972-231-9810 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Central).

PREMIER SPONSOR - $60,000 (EXCLUSIVE) PENDING

  • Any available 20x20 Island Booth
  • Twelve (12) delegate registration upgrades with your booth
  • Special recognition Advertisement in conference edition of Connex Magazine (March/April) as Premier Sponsor (ad produced by Sponsor)
  • One article in Connexus magazine. Interviewing to be completed and approved by Magazine editor.  Article to be educational in content or presentation.
  • Two representatives at ribbon cutting ceremony at Exhibition Grand Opening
  • Two representatives invited to board dinner
  • Special recognition at the Awards and Sponsor Recognition event with reserved seating
  • Gobo or signage with company logo displayed in high profile areas
  • Option to provide a 1-page advertisement (developed by sponsor) to be placed in conference attendees’ bags
  • Enhanced Platinum online company listing
  • Suite upgrade at the discounted group rate
  • Additional tickets to Welcome Reception, Awards Luncheon & Closing Event for booth staff
  • Logo on CONNEX2020 National Website (July-June) with link to company website – 365 days
  • Logo (or small ad) to run in main slider on CONNEX2020 National Website as Premier Sponsor in August, October, December, February and April
  • Logo with link on sidebar of all CONNEX2020 National website pages
  • Logo with link on all CONNEX2020 National promotional emails
  • Ability to embed a video link in CONNEX2020 National promotional emails (videos could be changed)
  • Logo on social media platforms to include Facebook, Linked-in, Twitter, as well as mentions of sponsorship
  • Ability to do “focus promotions” on social media platform (i.e. Monday each week would focus on sponsor)
  • Social Platform Conference Planning Meeting – (3) 1 hour sessions with Connex Social Media Team. These sessions will coordinate and maximize the social media plan for their National Conference exposure pre-on-site and post conference utilizing Connex social media tool and recommendations for their internal social media impact
  • On-site:  booth/company updates through Twitter feeds (maximum 8) and Mobile App push notices (maximum 2)
  • Logo on National.ConnexFM.com website as Premier Sponsor of the National Conference

EXECUTIVE SPONSOR - $50,000 (EXCLUSIVE) PENDING

  • Any available 20x20 Island Booth
  • Twelve (12) delegate registration upgrades with your booth
  • Recognition as Executive Sponsor in general session with opportunity to distribute a 1-page advertisement to each attendee at the session
  • Special recognition at the Awards and Sponsor Recognition event with reserved seating
  • Gobo or signage with company logo displayed in high-profile areas
  • Option to provide a 1-page advertisement (developed by sponsor) to be placed in conference attendees’ bags
  • Enhanced Platinum online company listing
  • Suite upgrade at the discounted group rate (if available through hotel)
  • Additional tickets to Welcome Reception, Awards Luncheon & Closing Event for booth staff
  • Logo on CONNEX2020 National Website (July-June) with link to company website – 365 days
  • Logo (or small ad) to run in main slider on CONNEX2020 National Website as Executive Sponsor in September and March
  • Logo with link on sidebar of all CONNEX2020 website pages
  • Logo with link on all CONNEX2020 National promotional emails
  • Ability to embed a video link in CONNEX2020 National promotional emails (videos could be changed)
  • Logo on social media platforms to include Facebook, Linked-in, Twitter, as well as mentions of sponsorship
  • Social Platform Conference Planning Meeting – (2) 1 hour sessions with Connex Social Media Team. These sessions will coordinate and maximize the social media plan for their National Conference exposure pre-on-site and post conference utilizing Connex social media tool and recommendations for their internal social media impact.
  • On-site:  booth/company updates through Twitter feeds (maximum 8)
  • Logo on connexfm.com website as Executive Sponsor of the National Conference

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $40,000 (EXCLUSIVE) PENDING

  • Any available 20x20 Island Booth
  • Twelve (12) delegate registration upgrades with your booth
  • Recognition at the general session through signage or Gobo
  • Special recognition at the Awards and Sponsor Recognition event with reserved seating
  • Option to provide a 1-page advertisement (developed by sponsor) to be placed in conference attendees’ bags
  • Enhanced Platinum online company listing
  • Suite upgrade at the discounted group rate (if available through hotel)
  • Additional tickets to Welcome Reception, Awards Luncheon & Closing Event for booth staff
  • Logo on CONNEX2020 National Website (July-June) with link to company website – 365 days
  • Logo with link on sidebar of all CONNEX2020 website pages
  • Logo with link on all CONNEX2020 National promotional emails
  • Ability to embed a video link in CONNEX2020 National promotional emails (videos could be changed)
  • Logo on social media platforms to include Facebook, Linked-in, Twitter, as well as mentions of sponsorship
  • Social Platform Conference Planning Meeting – (1) 1 hour sessions with Connex Social Media Team. This session will coordinate and maximize the social media plan for their National Conference exposure pre-on-site and post conference utilizing Connex social media tool and recommendations for their internal social media impact.
  • On-site:  booth/company updates through Twitter feeds (maximum 6)
  • Logo on connexfm.com website as Platinum Sponsor of the National Conference

GRAND PRIZE SPONSOR - $30,000 (EXCLUSIVE) SOLD

  • Any available premium sponsor booth
  • Four (4) delegate registration upgrades with your booth
  • Recognition as Grand Prize Sponsor for all onsite promotion
  • Prize Entry collection will be at the Grand Prize sponsor booth
  • Special recognition at the Awards and Sponsor Recognition event with reserved seating
  • One sponsoring Company Executive will participate in announcement of the grand prize winner
  • Recognition from podium during the exhibition closing ceremony
  • Enhanced Platinum online company listing
  • Suite upgrade at the discounted group rate (if available through hotel)
  • Additional tickets to Welcome Reception, Awards Luncheon & Closing Event for booth staff
  • Logo on CONNEX2020 National Website (July-June) with link to company website – 365 days
  • Logo with link on sidebar of all CONNEX2020 website pages
  • Logo with link on all CONNEX2020 National promotional emails
  • Ability to embed a video link in CONNEX2020 National promotional emails (videos could be changed)
  • Logo on social media platforms to include Facebook, Linked-in, Twitter as well as mentions of sponsorship
  • Social Platform Conference Planning Meeting – (1) 1 hour sessions with Connex Social Media Team. This session will coordinate and maximize the social media plan for their National Conference exposure pre-on-site and post conference utilizing Connex social media tool and recommendations for their internal social media impact.
  • On-site:  booth/company updates through Twitter feeds (maximum 6) and Mobile App push notification on drawing (maximum 1)

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

Conference Bags - $25,000

  • Company logo on sponsored item along with official Connex logo
  • Company literature in bag to retail attendees
  • Enhanced Gold listing
  • Two (2) delegate registration upgrades with your booth
  • 2 additional tickets to Welcome Reception, Awards Luncheon and Closing Event for booth staff

Opening Session Keynote - $25,000

  • Company logo on event signage and banners along with official Connex logo
  • Distribute literature at session
  • Meet and Greet with keynote presenter
  • Enhanced Gold listing
  • Two (2) delegate registration upgrades with your booth
  • 2 additional tickets to Welcome Reception, Awards Luncheon and Closing Event for booth staff

Retail Airport Transfers - $20,000

  • Company logo on greeter sign along with official Connex logo
  • Opportunity to include company literature in goodie bag in vehicle
  • Enhanced Gold listing
  • Two (2) delegate registration upgrades with your booth
  • 2 additional tickets to Welcome Reception, Awards Luncheon and Closing Event for booth staff

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

Conference Badge (logo on badge) - $15,000 SOLD

  • Company name and logo on event badge along with official Connex logo
  • Distributed to all attendees
  • Enhanced Silver Listing

 Conference Mobile App - $15,000 SOLD

  • Company name and logo on mobile app banner ad along with official Connex logo
  • Exclusive Sponsorship
  • Enhanced Silver Listing

Hotel Room Keys - $15,000 SOLD

  • Company name and logo on room keys along with official Connex logo
  • Distributed to all attendees
  • Enhanced Silver Listing

Overall Conference – 4 available - $15,000 ea. 1 SOLD

  • Sponsorship of one education track and opportunity to introduce speakers of choice in that track (based on availability) 
  • Includes 1 mobile app ad
  • Opportunity to distribute single page flyer/ad in registration bags given out at registration
  • Distribution of literature at session(s)
  • Enhanced Silver Listing

Wi-Fi Sponsorship -  2 available -$11,000 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSORS

  • Company name and logo on network card with passcode distributed at registration
  • Opportunity to distribute literature with network card
  • Enhanced Silver Listing

Sustainability Partner - $12,500 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company name and logo on Conference website as official Sustainability Partner of CONNEX2020
  • Recognition during the General Session
  • Enhanced Silver Listing

Notebooks & Pens - $12,000 SOLD

  • Company name and logo on notebooks & Pens along with the official Connex logo
  • Distributed to all retail attendees
  • Enhanced Silver Listing

Welcome Reception – 2 available - $12,000 3 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSORS

  • Company logo on event signage and banners along with the official Connex logo
  • Recognition during Reception
  • Enhanced Silver Listing

Retailer & Supplier Networking Breakfast – 1 available - $12,000 1 SOLD

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with the official Connex logo
  • Opportunity to distribute literature at session
  • Beverage napkins with company logo
  • Enhanced Silver Listing

Welcome Reception Bar Sponsorship –1 AVAILABLE- $11,000 3 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSORS

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Beverage napkins with logo
  • Enhanced Silver listing

Exhibit Hall Reception - $11,000 SOLD

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Beverage napkins with logo
  • Enhanced Silver listing

Closing Event– 3 available, $11,000- 3 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSORS

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Opportunity to distribute literature at event
  • Beverage napkins with logo
  • Enhanced Silver listing

Continental Breakfast - $11,000

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Opportunity to distribute literature at session
  • Beverage napkins with logo
  • Enhanced Silver listing

Cyber Café - $11,000 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company name and logo on event signage AND screen saver along with official Connex logo
  • Single-click access to sponsor’s website
  • Enhanced Silver listing

Luncheon – 2 available (Grab n’ Go/Trade Show) - $12,000 ea. ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSORS

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Opportunity to distribute literature at session
  • napkins with logo
  • Enhanced Silver listing

Member Services Beverage Station (Coffee/Tea/Water) - $11,000 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  •  Company name and logo on station along with official Connex logo – 3 days
  •  Company logo on beverage napkins
  •  Enhanced Silver listing

 Mobile Charging Station - $11,000 – 3 available  ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSORS, 1 AVAILABLE

  • Company produced branding on charging locker wrap
  • Company video looped on screen
  • Enhanced Silver listing

Photo Booth Sponsor – 4 available - $11,000 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSORS

  • One photo opportunity branded with sponsor logos at the Welcome Reception, Exhibit Hall or Closing Event
  • Printed photos to include sponsor logo
  • Photos uploaded to Connex social media feeds
  • Enhanced Silver listing

 Presidential Suite - $11,000 SOLD

  • Exclusive right to book Presidential Suite for after conference events
  • Enhanced Silver Listing Upgrade

 Registration Bag Carabiner - $11,000 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company name and logo on carabiner strap along with official Connex logo
  • Enhanced Silver listing

 

Silver Advertising - $11,000

  • 1 aisle sign at CONNEX2020 exhibit hall (based on availability)
  • Single-click access to sponsor’s website
  • Banner ad on CONNEX2020 mobile app (produced by sponsor)
  • Enhanced Silver listing

Water Stations - $11,000 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company logo on water stations throughout conference – PERFECT if you provide water as a service
  • Multiple exposure locations

Morning Yoga Session - $11,000 – ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company name and logo on event signage
  • Opportunity to distribute literature or small gift to attendees at session
  • Branded water bottles or towels

Women’s Networking Reception - $11k – ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Company logo on beverage napkins
  • Opportunity to greet attendees at the door
  • Opportunity to distribute literature or small gift to reception attendees (sponsor to provide)

Canada Networking Reception - $11k ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Company logo on beverage napkins
  • Opportunity to greet attendees at door
  • Opportunity to distribute literature or small gift to reception attendees (sponsor to provide)

Meeting Room - $11k – based on availability

  • Opportunity to book a room for private meetings throughout the conference
  • No meetings held during General Session, Awards Luncheon or Exhibition hours
  • Any F&B/AV needs must be handled by sponsor directly with the Gaylord Palms

Exhibit Hall Meet-Ups - $11k – ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Koozies with company logo handed out with bottled drinks
  • Company logo on beverage napkins handed out with all drinks

Massage Lounge - $11k SOLD

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Opportunity to distribute literature at Massage Lounge
  • Massage Therapists in sponsor branded shirts (provided by sponsor)
  • Enhanced Silver Listing Upgrade

Exhibit Hall Education Sessions - $11k ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company logo on event signage along with official CONNEX2020 logo
  • Opportunity to distribute literature or small gift to attendees at session
  • Exclusive sponsorship for multiple education sessions throughout both days of exhibition

Refreshment Breaks - $11,000 

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Opportunity to distribute literature
  • Beverage napkins with logo

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS:

Education Tracks – 4 available - $7,500 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSORS

  • Company name and logo on opening presentation slide and online handout
  • Acknowledgement at beginning of each session
  • Ability to distribute marketing info. at all sessions of track

Escalator Signage – based on availability - $6,000 ea.  ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSORS

  • Company name and logo on signage produced by company for escalator

Conference at a Glance Sign - $5,000 ea.  ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company name and logo on Conference at a Glance Sign

Elevator Clings – based on availability - $5,000 ea. ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSORS

  • Company name and logo on elevator graphics – must have prior approval
  • Artwork developed by Sponsor

Luggage Tags - $5,000 SOLD

  • Company name and logo on luggage tags that will be delivered to retail attendees prior to conference

Networking Lounge - $5,000 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Create your own sitting area for members to network.  All décor, furniture, etc. supplied by sponsor
  • Opportunity to distribute literature at lounge
  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo

 First Timers’ Experience - $4,000 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company name and logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • 2 company executives to greet at Entrance
  • Recognition from podium

Retailer Welcome Gift - $4,000 SOLD

  • Sponsor-provided promotional products distributed to all retail attendees at registration

Hockey - 3 available - $2,500 ea. 1 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPOSNOR 3 AVAILABLE

  • Company name and logo on team jerseys along with office Connex logo
  • 2 participants at no charge

 Badge Recycling Bins - $2,000 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Company name and logo on 2 recycling bins, one outside exhibit hall and one outside general session room

Product Showcase wall - $1,500 ea. – 50 available

  • Company name and logo, plus product descriptions to be displayed on large electronic screen outside of exhibit hall

Event Promotions - $1,000

  • Ability to promote your off-property event at the host property with signage and mobile app push notification

Room Drops - $15 per room

  • Your gifts or marketing materials delivered directly to attendee’s room
  • Number of drops based on list provided by sponsor
  • Connex is not responsible for undelivered items; delivery based on room accessibility

ADVERTISING

 

Pocket Guide (Schedule/Floor Plan) - $5,000 ON HOLD FOR PREVIOUS SPONSOR

  • Booth highlighted on floor plan in guide
  • Company name and logo on back of Pocket Guide

Exhibit Hall Guide (Exhibitor List/Floor Plan) - $5,000

  • Company name and logo on back of Exhibit Hall Guide
  • Booth Highlighted on Floor Plan and Exhibitor List

Aisle Signs – based on availability - $1,000 ea.

  • Create added exposure by placing your company logo on an aisle sign within the Exhibit Hall over your company’s aisle

Mobile App Banner Ads– 10 available - (205x60 pixels) - $1,500 ea.

Floor Clings - $750 ea.

  • 2’x2’ company name and logo on floor cling placed on Exhibit Hall floor

Floor Plan Logo Placement - $400

  • Company logo within company booth space on online and mobile app floor plan

Video Upgrades - $400 ea. - Place a video on your booth site that will market your company better than any brochure.  You produce the video and load it onto your site.

Platinum, Gold & Silver Upgrades:

Item

Basic

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Company Logo

N

Y

Y

Y

Company Address & URL

Y

Y

Y

Y

Product Categories

6

8

9

10

Online Profile (# of characters

500

650

850

1000

Products

0

1

5

10

Show Specials

0

1

5

10

Press Releases

0

1

5

10

Marked as Exhibitor with enhanced listing

N

Y

Y

Y

PRICE

Included w/booth

$350

$500

$750

NEW FOR 2020

Klik SMARTNetworking - $25,000 SOLD

  • Company logo on klik networking buttons distributed at registration
    • 100% exposure with retailer attendees
  • Logo on National Conference website as major sponsor on main page – 5 months and mobile app – 1 month
  • Logo on Smart Networking page as sponsor – 5 months and mobile app – 1 month
  • Increased point value for anyone connecting with a sponsor company employee during the event (this ties with the Networking points gamification leaderboard program)
    • As attendees make connections, they receive points and appear on the leaderboard – instead of receiving one point for connecting, they will receive 100 bonus points for connecting with a team member from sponsor company
  • Opportunity to provide literature in registration bags given to all retailer attendees (provided by sponsor, distributed by Connex)
    • 100% exposure with retailer attendees
  • Digital leaderboard will display sponsor company logo on site
  • Enhanced Gold Listing upgrade
  • Two (2) delegate registration upgrades
  • (2) additional tickets to Welcome Reception, Awards Gala and Closing Event for booth staff

AWARDS GALA SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

As part of the association’s 25th anniversary, the National Conference will now include a black- tie gala for awards distribution. This event will have big name entertainment, reserved seating for sponsors and meet and greet opportunities for selected sponsorships.

Awards Gala Bar Sponsorship – 4 available - $11,000

  • Company logo on event signage along with official Connex Logo
  • Company logo on beverage napkins distributed with each drink at sponsored bar
  • Opportunity to provide branded cups or koozies to be distributed at sponsored bar
  • (2) additional tickets to Welcome Reception, Awards Gala and Closing Event for booth staff
  • Enhanced Silver Listing upgrade

Awards Gala Reception (1 hr before gala begins) – 2 available - $11,000 SOLD

  • Company logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Company logo on beverage napkins (bars and food stations)
  • Opportunity to provide branded cups and koozies to be distributed at bars
  • (2) additional tickets to Welcome Reception, Awards Gala and Closing Event for booth staff
  • Enhanced Silver Listing upgrade

Awards Gala Overall Sponsorship – 4 available - $12,000  SOLD OUT

  • Company logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Company logo on dinner napkins at food stations
  • Opportunity to provide additional branded items (cups, koozies etc.) for distribution
  • Company logo on screens during gala as overall sponsor
  • Meet and greet with name gala entertainment
    • 4 people with photo op
  • Reserved seating during awards presentation/entertainment

Young Professional’s Party Sponsorship – 4 available - $11,000

this event will take place on Sunday, April 19th from 7-10 pm and is geared towards our attendees 35 and under--this sponsorship is great if you will have a young professional attendee that can represent your company at this new event! 

  • Company logo on event signage along with official Connex logo
  • Company logo on photo loop playing throughout event and posted on social media after event
  • Company logo on drink tickets distributed to each attendee at check-in
  • Company logo on digital signage throughout event
  • Company logo on custom cups for drinks handed out at bars
  • Recognition from podium as YP party sponsor

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