Become a Sponsor

Elevate your brand at the 2016 IABC World Conference

5-8 June 2016

Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA

HH_neworleansskyline01_1270x560_FitToBoxSmallDimension_LowerCenterCreate brand awareness for your organization by becoming a sponsorship partner with IABC. Align your business with one of the world’s most respected communication associations. Demonstrate a shared value system for improving global business communication. We can increase your visibility and create valuable connections with thousands of business communicators. Learn more…

Connect to influential communication professionals around the world

The World Conference is the premier communication event of the year, and we invite you to become part of it. To make this the best experience possible for your organization, with lasting results, we’ve shaped packages that will give you sustained visibility and create close connections to our influential audience of communication professionals.

For more information, contact:

Pamela Strother, CAE
T | +1 202.486.5990
E | pstrother@iabc.com

Click on the tabs below to view the details for each sponsorship opportunity.

Premium

Premium Sponsor US$50,000

The Premium Sponsor receives an unrivaled benefits package, delivering a 12-month integrated marketing program that reaches thousands of member communicators worldwide and tens of thousands of non-member IABC followers.

This package is limited to two sponsors and offers:

Maximum World Conference visibility with the display of your brand at the 2016 World Conference:

  • Front cover of the on-site conference brochure
  • Visibility in IABC’s digital publications
  • World Conference home page with link to your company’s website
  • Your content will be featured on the World Conference website
  • Your speaker will have a presentation slot on the conference program
  • Sponsor mention with link in the IABC mobile app
  • Two pre-conference e-mail newsletters sent to all members through IABC
  • Company recognition in promotional materials
  • On-site signage with logo in high-traffic areas
  • Complimentary 10 x 10 exhibit space (Monday, 6 June from 8am-5pm CST and Tuesday, 7 June from 8am – 4pm CST. Includes 4 passes for exhibit staff.)

Unique positioning as exclusive sponsor of the Sunday opening General Session or Sunday Welcoming Reception:

  • Verbal recognition at the Sunday opening General Session
  • Reserved front row seating for four
  • Option to deliver brief remarks at the opening General Session
  • Invitation to place a gift or company literature on chairs for attendees at the opening General Session
  • Slide showcasing logo and support to attendees at the opening General Session
  • Two World Conference, Foundation Luncheon and Excellence Gala registrations
  • Two passes to the IABC Leaders Reception (invitation-only; Saturday, 4 June)
  • Opportunity for a 20-minute Solution Provider presentation in the exhibit hall
  • First option to retain the same sponsorship at the 2017 World Conference

Marketing investment that lasts year-round

  • 3 months of digital ads with link in Communication World magazine, pre-conference
  • 3 months of digital ads with link in the IABC Weekly Digest, pre-conference
  • 3 months of digital ads on IABC.com with ad and link

For more information, contact:

Pamela Strother, CAE
T | +1 202.486.5990
E | pstrother@iabc.com

Marquee

Marquee Sponsor US$20,000

As a sponsor of the IABC Welcome Reception, Registration Area, or one of the World Conference general sessions, attended by ALL conference registrants, your company can enjoy enhanced visibility and brand recognition.

Marquee Sponsors receive

Exclusive privilege to sponsor your choice of one of these events:

Prime pre-conference and on-site exposure with display of company logo on:

  • Inside front cover and back cover of the on-site conference brochure and on the app
  • Large screen display of logo before and after sponsored session
  • IABC World Conference website with link to sponsor’s website
  • On-site signage in high-traffic areas
  • Complimentary 10 x 10 exhibit space (Monday, 6 June from 8am-5pm CST and Tuesday, 7 June from 8am – 4pm CST.  Includes 4 passes for exhibit staff.)

Recognition as a Marquee Sponsor during General Session:

  • Verbal recognition at sponsored General Session
  • Front-row seating for four at sponsored General Session
  • Opportunity to place company literature or gift on seats at your sponsored session

Opportunity to increase brand awareness with direct access to our audience

  • Company description listed in conference website
  • Two World Conference, Foundation Luncheon and Excellence Gala registrations
  • Two passes to the IABC Leaders Reception (invitation-only; Saturday, 4 June)
  • One-time opportunity to send e-mail to attendees post conference through IABC
  • Opportunity for a 20-minute Solution Provider presentation in the exhibit hall
  • First option to retain the same sponsorship at the 2017 World Conference

For more information, contact:

Pamela Strother, CAE
T | +1 202.486.5990
E | pstrother@iabc.com

Track

Track Sponsor US$15,000

As a Track Sponsor, your company can reach a unique segment of the communication market by sponsoring one of the five targeted conference tracks. In addition to powerful pre-event promotions and on-site exposure, this multi-media package also provides opportunities for post-conference visibility.

Track Sponsors receive

A targeted marketing platform with exclusive sponsorship of one of these five conference tracks

  • Complimentary 10 x 10 exhibit space (Monday, 6 June from 8am-5pm CST and Tuesday, 7 June from 8am – 4pm CST. Includes 4 passes for exhibit staff.)
  • Opportunity for a 20-minute Solution Provider presentation in the exhibit hall
  • Your brand associated with your sponsored track on the digital monitors at the conference placed in high-traffic areas
  • Your branding on the inside front cover and the back cover of the on-site brochure
  • Your branding on the introductory slide of each session of your sponsored track
  • Recognition and link to your company on the conference app
  • Opportunity to place company literature in the meeting rooms of the sponsored track
  • Verbal recognition at the sponsored sessions
  • Logo displayed on conference website with link to sponsor’s site
  • On-site signage with logo in high-traffic areas

All Track Sponsors receive full access to IABC attendees and members

  • Two World Conference, Foundation Luncheon & Excellence Gala registrations
  • Two passes to the IABC Leaders’ Reception (invitation-only; Saturday, 4 June)
  • One-time opportunity to send e-mail to attendees post conference through IABC
  • First option to retain sponsorship at the 2017 World Conference

For more information, contact:

Pamela Strother, CAE
T | +1 202.486.5990
E | pstrother@iabc.com

Preferred

Preferred Sponsor US$5,000-$15,000

Preferred Sponsors may select one or more of the following options:

1. IABC Leaders’ Reception: US$15,000

This sponsorship offers your organization unparalleled exposure and access to IABC’s most influential members. Over 150  IABC leaders and decision makers from around the world, including chapter, regional and international leaders will gather on Saturday, 4 June to kick off the 2016 World Conference.

In addition to the benefits provided (below) to all Preferred Sponsors, your company may have a display table with materials at the Leaders’ Reception to greet attendees and you will receive four tickets to the Leaders’ Reception (invitation only)

2. World Conference Mobile App: US$10,000 – Sold

Be the exclusive sponsor of the World Conference mobile event app. Your company branding on the splash screen of the official conference mobile app will be viewed by all attendees. The app is used by 90% of attendees and is viewed multiple times a day. It serves as the primary communication vehicle for all on-site conference communications. You’ll receive recognition at the conference sessions and get ongoing exposure as the app is used for:

  • Attendees connecting with each other
  • All session evaluations
  • Announcements and news
  • Games and surveys
  • Hotel layout and room maps
  • Notifications on special events
  • Lists of sponsors and exhibitors

3. Conference Lanyard: US$7,000 – Sold

Your logo will be strategically placed for optimal visibility for all attendees to see on the conference lanyard. Photo opportunities with attendees throughout the conference will offer a striking visual of your brand, as it is viewed onsite and through thousands of social media postings.

4. Conference Badge: US$7,000 – Sold

Imagine your organization’s name and logo on the conference badge worn by every delegate at the World Conference. Popular photo opportunities throughout the event will capture and prominently feature your brand for tens of thousands of viewings through social media. Your brand will have ongoing visibility throughout the conference.

5. Internet Café: US$5,000

Located in a prominent area; multiple computer stations offer attendees a place to check e-mail and browse the Web.  A popular destination, the Internet Café is provided as a complimentary service to all conference attendees.

In addition to the benefits provided (below) to all Preferred Sponsors, your company will have its web page as the landing page on all computer workstations in the Internet Café

6. Twitter Feed: US$5,000 (Limit 4)

The Twitter stream and your logo or message will be displayed on monitors in high-traffic areas throughout the conference. As attendees move between sessions, they will pause to view and comment on the feed.

  • Logo displayed on a monitor
  • Logo in the on-site brochure and on the app
  • Opportunity to place company literature near the monitors
  • Logo displayed on conference website with link to sponsor’s site
  • On-site signage with logo in high-traffic areas

7.  Hospitality Activities: US$5,000 – Sold

Your branding, social media exposure and recognition in communications associated with all hospitality activities related to the conference. Hospitality activities include Dine Around offsite dinners with hundreds of members participating, excursions such as walking tours and special New Orleans gatherings.

At the conference, chapter members will welcome conference attendees and provide maps, tour information, recommendations for restaurants and more at the Hospitality Table strategically placed in a high-traffic area. Your message and materials can be displayed for continuous viewing throughout the duration of the conference. Onsite signage will showcase your support for this popular part of the World Conference.

8. Recharging Kiosks: US$5,000 (2 available)

A self-standing, attention-grabbing kiosk with fast-charging facilities for cell phones, tablets, and laptops. Your sponsored station is fully wrapped with your brand, with ongoing video display of your message, placed in high-traffic areas throughout the course of the conference. This kiosk is one of the most popular features of the conference. Attendees are attracted to recharge their devices and linger to see your message. Sponsor provides graphics and content for the monitor.

9. Sponsor Photo Booth: US$5,000

Every conference needs some fun. Attendees line up to get their instant photo made in the photo booth, wrapped in your brand and logo.  Sponsor pays fee for photo booth service company.

Benefits provided to all Preferred Sponsors up to $8,500:

  • Logo displayed on IABC World Conference website with link to sponsor’s website
  • On-site signage with logo at the event
  • Branding displayed on the conference on-site program and on the mobile app

Benefits provided to all Preferred Sponsors $10,000 and above:

  • Benefits provided to sponsors up to $8,500 (listed above), plus;
  • Opportunity for a 20-minute Solution Provider presentation in the exhibit hall
  • Two conference, Foundation Luncheon and Excellence Gala registrations
  • First option to retain the same sponsorship at the 2017 World Conference

For more information, contact:

Pamela Strother, CAE
T | +1 202.486.5990
E | pstrother@iabc.com

Branding

Branding opportunities

1. Hotel Room Drop: US$3,000-$5,000

Enhance your organization’s visibility by distributing your branded item, along with a newspaper, hospitality basket or treat directly to World Conference attendees’ rooms. Drop to 500 rooms will be delivered on Monday, 6 June

2. Custom GOBO lighting effect: US$2,000

Your message or logo in a custom lighting effect projected on the floor or wall of your choice at the Hilton. Location is first-come, first-served.  Sponsor pays production fees.

3. Other hotel opportunities: Starting at US$2,000 per day

Your branding on banners, window clings, column wraps, elevator clings and hanging flags — placed in public areas inside the hotel to call special attention to your company, product and service.  Sponsor pays productions fees.

4. Digital Advertising: US$2,000 per day

Your banner ad on 55 inch monitors throughout the hotel provides a powerful opportunity for visibility of your brand during the event. Select one day or pick all three days for maximum exposure in front of all attendees in high-traffic areas.

For more information, contact:

Pamela Strother, CAE
T | +1 202.486.5990
E | pstrother@iabc.com

 

Foundation & Leadership Events

1. IABC Foundation Luncheon: US$15,000 – Sold

Expected attendance for the annual luncheon for the IABC Foundation on Tuesday, 7 June is 300 senior communication professionals with a demonstrated interest in advancing the communication profession. Build your organization’s credibility among this influential audience by supporting the prestigious IABC Foundation

In addition to the benefits noted below, your company may provide company literature or a gift to all participants at the event.

2. Gift of Communication: US$15,000

On Sunday, 5 June, join IABC members who make a lasting contribution to the non-profit community in New Orleans.

Gift of Communication is the IABC Foundation’s annual pre-conference community social responsibility event.  Working with United Way of Southeast Louisiana and local nonprofits, IABC communication professionals will provide pro bono advice and counsel to help organizations address their most pressing communication challenges. It’s social responsibility and professional development at its best!

Learn more about this event and hear testimonials from past participants here.

3. Circles of Wisdom: US$15,000

Connect your organization to an event where attendees gain from the years of experience and wise counsel offered by the best of the brightest—IABC Fellows—during the Circles of Wisdom event. Participants meet with the Fellows in small, informal groups, with time for Q&A — and discover answers to some of the most pressing questions of the profession. Participants will get inside knowledge to support their careers with an intimate and personal learning experience like no other.

3. IABC Leaders’ Reception: US$15,000

This sponsorship offers your organization unparalleled exposure and access to IABC’s most influential members. Over 150  IABC leaders and decision makers from around the world, including chapter, regional and international leaders will gather on Saturday, 4 June to kick off the 2016 World Conference.

In addition to the benefits noted below, your company may have a display table with materials at the Leaders’ Reception to greet attendees and you may invite four attendees to this invitation only event.

Benefits included with the above sponsorships:

  • Logo displayed on IABC World Conference website with link to sponsor’s website
  • On-site signage with logo at the event
  • Branding displayed on the conference on-site program and on the mobile app
  • Opportunity for a 20-minute Solution Provider presentation in the exhibit hall
  • Two conference, Foundation Luncheon and Excellence Gala registrations
  • First option to retain the same sponsorship at the 2017 World Conference

For more information, contact:

Pamela Strother, CAE
T | +1 202.486.5990
E | pstrother@iabc.com

Speaking

Solution Provider Track Speaking Slot – Sold Out

Speaking slot US$5,000

Here’s your opportunity to present your message within the official conference program, as part of the Solution Provider Track. You’ll present a regular conference session in a dedicated room. Show how your product or service has solved a critical communication problem. Shine light on the solutions that demonstrate your thought leadership. Showcase your client’s success stories, offer innovative ideas, share key learnings and make important connections. Here’s what you get:

  • A 25-minute speaking slot on the program schedule
  • Your branding in the meeting room and on presentation slides
  • Signage outside the meeting room
  • Opportunity to put your materials on chairs
  • A post-session debrief with participants in the exhibit hall (if you host an exhibit table or booth)
  • Book signing in exhibit hall (if you host an exhibit table or booth)
  • Your speaker and company name on the mobile app
  • Branding on the onsite conference program

For more information, contact:

Pamela Strother, CAE
T | +1 202.486.5990
E | pstrother@iabc.com

Exhibit

Exhibit at the World Conference

Complete your sponsorship package with a spot at IABC’s exceptional exhibit hall, The Hub — and meet top communication professionals in a uniquely vibrant setting.

Showcase your business to a unique, highly influential audience by becoming an exhibitor at the IABC World Conference. Enjoy the opportunity to speak face-to-face with members of the IABC global communications community.   Cultivate connections and develop long-term business relationships at this exciting in-person event.

The Hub is open Monday, 6 June from 8am-5pm CST and Tuesday, 7 June from 8am – 4pm CST.

Energy is high at IABC World Conference.  Members and non-members travel from around the world to this annual event in search of knowledge resources, tools, and training.   IABC’s exhibit hall, The Hub, will be the location of morning coffee, breaks, lunch and other activities, an excellent opportunity to meet and greet this elite group of 1,200-1,300 attendees. Learn more!

 

Gold Quill Awards Tables

Gold Quill Awards Sponsorship Opportunities

Affiliate your brand with the “best of the best” in communication and celebrate the profession by sponsoring the exceptional Gold Quill Awards program.

The Gold Quill Awards program is the world’s premier awards program for communicators that recognizes communication professionals for their talent and creative brilliance. The winners are recognized with an audience of their peers in attendance at the annual World Conference Excellence Awards Gala, the glamorous night of nights for the communication professional on Monday, 6 June from 6:30-11:00pm.

The Excellence Awards Gala is a black tie-optional dinner that has long been one of IABC’s most prestigious events. It’s a perfect opportunity celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of your team or clients. IABC honors Gold Quill Award winners, IABC Fellows, and winners of the Chairman’s Award, Jake Wittmer Award, and Sharon Berzok Award.

NEW! Table Sponsorship Package (8 seats)

Celebrate your winning team with a reserved table at the Excellence Awards Gala with logo recognition on World Conference and Gold Quill Awards websites and at the event.

  • Reserved table for 8 guests.
  • Logo on World Conference website.
  • Logo on Gold Quill website.
  • Logo recognition on screen at Excellence Awards Gala.
  • Logo in World Conference program.
  • Logo in in Mobile App.

The $25,000 Gold Sponsorship package includes:

  • Logo on Gold Quill website branding to the Gold Level Excellence Awards Gala sponsorship.
  • Cross-branding of your organization with a link to your website in all print and online promotional material for the Gold Quill Awards and Excellence Awards Gala.
  • One free entry to the Gold Quill Awards program.
  • Opportunity to participate on stage to make welcoming remarks or to present an award.
  • One table at the Excellence Awards Gala (seating for eight).
  • Branding on Excellence Awards Gala menu.
  • Onsite branded signage at the Excellence Awards Gala.
  • Two digital advertisements in Communication World.
  • Full-page ad in the IABC World Conference online program.
  • First right of refusal for 2017 Gold Sponsor of the Excellence Awards Gala

For more information, contact:

Pamela Strother, CAE
T | +1 202.486.5990
E | pstrother@iabc.com

Learn more about the options for becoming a year-round sponsor of the Gold Quill Awards.

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