Sponsorship Opportunities

Annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition

Marketing and Promotional Opportunities

 


 

Conference Registration Sponsor
Your company will be recognized as the online conference registration and on-site registration sponsor.

SOLD: BAE Systems
Conference Attendee Bags
Featuring your company logo with the conference logo. Production costs are included.

$25,000
Conference Note Pads & Pens
Sponsor to provide the suggested quantity of pads with your logo, the AFA logo, and the conference logo. Sponsor may provide pens with your logo as well. Sponsor is responsible for production, cost of production, and delivery of pads (and pens) to AFA by the specified deadline.

$7,500
Attendee Portfolios
Featuring your company logo and the conference logo. Production costs are included.

SOLD: Cubic Defense
Lanyards
Featuring your company logo and the AFA logo. Production costs are included.

SOLD: IBM
Hotel Room Keys
With your company’s name, logo and corporate message along with the AFA logo and the conference logo. Sponsor is responsible for all costs associated with the production of the keys and any fees charged by the Gaylord National Resort for the use of the keys.

SOLD: Lockheed Martin
Speaker Ready Room
Sponsor may provide cups and napkins with your company logo.

$5,000
AFA Heritage Panels
Each year at AFA’s Air & Space Conference Heritage panels are featured. In previous years, the panels included: the Doolittle Raiders; Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP); three Medal of Honor recipients; and in 2012, Berlin Airlift and WWII Fighter Pilots. These presentations receive some of the highest marks in our post conference surveys. Your sponsorship will help defray expenses for these speakers to come to our event. In return, your company logo will be featured on screen during the presentation. Your company will also be thanked by name from the podium during the presentation.
There are two opportunities at $5,000 each.

$5,000
Press Room
Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins with your company logo and will be recognized by name and logo on signage inside and outside the room.

SOLD: Aurora Flight Sciences
Exhibit Guide
This stand alone piece will provide the sponsor with a full page in the exhibit guide. Production costs are included.

$18,000
Daily Agenda Stations
For the exclusive sponsorship, have your company’s name and logo prominently displayed on the three-sided daily agenda station column.

SOLD: UTC Aerospace Systems
Mini Maps
Mini maps will provide attendees with a pocket sized version of the exhibit hall floor plan, the conference agenda, and information on the local area. Sponsor booths will be highlighted on the floor plan. This can be yours exclusively, but only if you act fast. Receive the back cover of the mini map as well as be the sole booth on the floor plan that will be highlighted. (NOTE: All exhibiting companies will be listed around the floor plan.)
Highlighted exhibitors in the Mini Map.
There are 12 opportunities at $1,500 each.

AFA must have either a minimum of six highlighted sponsors or an exclusive sponsor for the mini maps to be produced.

$22,000
Mini Maps Back Cover

$12,500
Aisle Signs
For the exclusive sponsorship, have your company’s name and logo prominently displayed on 16 aisle signs in the exhibit hall. Each aisle sign can be sold individually.
There are 16 opportunities at $1,500 each.

SOLD: Pratt & Whitney
You Are Here/Booth Locator Stations
For the exclusive sponsorship, have your company logo featured on four displays at the exhibit hall entrance and in the exhibit hall. Each station can be sold individually.
There are four opportunities at $3,500 each.


$10,000
Cyber Café
For the exclusive sponsorship, AFA will place three five-station cyber cafés in the exhibit hall. This sponsor will receive recognition in each of your sponsored cyber cafés and may provide a screensaver and corporate URL to your home page on each of the computers. An allowance may be available in the form of a reduced price for sponsors who wish to demonstrate their own product by supplying the equipment for use in the cyber cafés. Each café with five stations can be sold individually.
There are three opportunities at $9,000 each.


$25,000
Exhibit Hall Banners
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship in the exhibit hall, with a 15’ x 15’ banner. The cost includes production and installation. Multiple opportunities available at $5,000 each.

$5,000
Event Charging Stations
Event Charging Stations provide attendees with a convenient way to charge their mobile devices without leaving the conference area or show floor and give you, the sponsor a creative way to capture the attendee’s attention. Each kiosk has 16 charging tips for the most popular cell phones and portable devices including iPhone, Android, Blackberry and iPads too! The LCD monitor provides the opportunity for customized content and the billboard areas are highly visible for branding sponsorships. Cost is per station and there are potential locations for five or more stations. SOLD: L-3 Communications -- more locations available

$5,000
Attendee Continental Breakfasts
There will be a continental breakfast each day of the conference. Sponsor may provide napkins and/or cups with your company logo.

Monday $35,000
Tuesday $35,000
Wednesday    $35,000

Conference Coffee Breaks
Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins for daily coffee breaks throughout the conference with your company logo.

$40,000
Wireless Access for Press
Sponsorship will underwrite provision of wireless internet access in the symposium area for the 100 + members of the press who cover the Air & Space Conference. Sponsor will be recognized on the press tables and on signage throughout the area.

$8,000
Monday Attendee Lunch Buffett in the Exhibit Hall
$60,000
There will be a continental breakfast each day of the conference.
Sponsor may provide napkins and/or cups with your company logo.
Lunch Stations $55,000
Beverage Stations    $10,000

Tuesday Attendee Lunch Buffett in the Exhibit Hall
$60,000
Lunch will be served for all conference attendees in the exhibit hall. This sponsorship is for lunch (food and beverages).
Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins with your company logo. Or sponsor specific stations during lunch:
Lunch Stations $55,000
Beverage Stations   $10,000

Wednesday Attendee Lunch Buffett in the Exhibit Hall
$60,000
Lunch will be served for all conference attendees in the exhibit hall. This sponsorship is for lunch (food and beverage).
Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins with your company logo. Or sponsor specific stations during lunch:
Lunch Stations $55,000
Beverage Stations   $10,000

Mid-Day Break/Dessert Stations
Sponsor may provide napkins with your company logo each day.

Monday $12,500
Tuesday $12,500
Wednesday  $12,500

AFA’s Air Force Anniversary Reception
Sponsor may provide glassware and/or napkins with your company logo to be used at the AFA Air Force Anniversary Reception being held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday evening.

$50,000
AFA’s Air Force Anniversary Dinner Entertainment
Sponsor will underwrite entertainment, to be determined, appropriate for our audience. Sponsor will be recognized by name and logo in the Air Force Anniversary Dinner program.

$10,000
AFA’s Chairman’s VIP Reception
This invitation only reception will be held on Wednesday evening, immediately following the AFA Air Force Anniversary Dinner in our Chairman’s Suite. Sponsor may provide napkins and/or glassware with your company logo to be used at the reception.

SOLD: Bombardier
Outstanding Airmen of the Year Reception
Sponsor may provide glassware and/or napkins with your company logo to be used at the reception to be held in the exhibit hall on Monday evening.

SOLD:Northrop Grumman
Outstanding Airmen of the Year Lifetime AFA Memberships
Sponsor to underwrite an AFA Lifetime Membership for each of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.

SOLD: Lockheed Martin
Outstanding Airmen of the Year Activities
Sponsor to underwrite AFA sponsored activities occurring during the Outstanding Airmen of the Year (OAY) Program. Sponsor to be recognized at the OAY dinner from the podium, on signage posted throughout conference, in the OAY hospitality suite, and in the OAY dinner program. This sponsor will also receive two tables (12 seats) at the OAY dinner. Sponsor may address the 12 Outstanding Airmen during one of their private gatherings. Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins with your company logo for the OAY hospitality suite.

SOLD: Lockheed Martin
Shuttle Buses
Attendees who ride the AFA shuttle buses will see your company name but so will untold numbers of others at the pickup points that include the Pentagon, JB Anacostia-Bolling, and JB Andrews. Your sponsorship includes having your company logo on signage on buses. In addition your company logo will be featured on bus schedule signage posted at bus pickup points and at the Gaylord. We will also display your company logo on the transportation desk at the hotel. Custom upgrade to graphics package available.

SOLD: Northrop Grumman
Air Command and Staff College
Financial support to help AFA underwrite the participation of the Air Command and Staff College students to attend the Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition

$250,000
Hotel Atrium Banner
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship during the technology exposition. Sponsorship includes allowance for basic installation.

SOLD: Northrop Grumman
West Atrium Banner
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship during the technology exposition. Sponsor is responsible for production, cost of production, and delivery and installation of the escalator banner to AFA by the specified deadline.

SOLD: SES
Parking Garage Banner
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship as attendees arrive at the conference. Sponsor is responsible for production, cost of production, and delivery and installation of the parking garage banner to AFA by the specified deadline.

$25,000
Floor Graphics
Direct the attendees to your booth with this creative sponsorship. Sponsorship does not include production of graphics or installation.

$12,500
Escalator Wraps
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship. Grab the attendee’s attention as they enter and exit the exhibit hall. Sponsorship includes production and installation. (Cost is based on a set of escalators.)
There are two opportunities available at $12,000 each.

SOLD: EADS
Exhibit Hall Banners
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship in the exhibit hall, with a 15’ x 15’ banner. The cost includes production and installation. Multiple opportunities available at $5,000 each.
Multiple opportunities available at $5,000 each
SOLD: TASC; L-3 Communications


All sponsors underwriting a food or beverage function are invited to provide cups/glassware, plates, cup sleeves, napkins with their name and logo (any or all of these as is applicable to the function).

All designs, logos, and marketing text for the special opportunities listed for the 2013 Air & Space and Technology Exposition must be approved in advance and in writing by the Air Force Association.

For more information or to secure an opportunity, please contact:
Mary Ellen Dobrowolski, Director of Programs and Industry Relations
Phone: 703.247.5823 or email: MDobrowolski@afa.org