Exhibitor Opportunities

The following opportunities are limited to exhibiting organizations only:

Premium Items Sponsorship Opportunities
Special Events Sponsorship Opportunities
Print and Electronic Media Sponsorship Opportunities

Premium Items Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Aisle Signs
For the exclusive sponsorship, have your company’s name and logo prominently displayed on the aisle signs in the exhibit hall.Each aisle sign can be sold individually.

SOLD:Pratt & Whitney

Air & Space Commemorative Lapel Pins
This will be the second offering of AFA’s commemorative lapel pin program where we will design a one inch diameter pin that will be distributed to full conference registrants that commemorates the event. The sponsor will be recognized on the pin’s 3” x 2” backer card.

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Attendee Bags
Distributed to all full conference attendees. Great shelf life after the event means more exposure for you. Featuring your company logo with the conference logo. Production costs are included.

SOLD:
General Dynamics MissionSystems

The AFA Blimp

After a very positive response in its inaugural year, AFA is bringing back the AFA blimp. AFA will bring in a 13’ arena blimp to glide almost silently up and down the aisles of the exhibit hall. The airship will be professionally piloted and has the ability to shoot video as well as do flyer/ coupon drops, and those drops could be directing people to your booth… Sponsor will be recognized with custom graphics on the both sides of the blimp. You can sponsor one day or all three. (Please note that the blimp will not fly during the receptions). If you want this unique opportunity, act fast.

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Conference Program Guide
The program has a shelf life beyond the event as many attendees will retain it after the event.Your organization will be presented on the cover of the conference program as “conference program underwritten by… (your logo)” and you will also receive a two page centerfold spread on a heavier/contrasting stock. Other centerfold options are available at an additional cost.
Please note – advertising is available to other organizations within the program.

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

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Daily Agenda Station
Have your company’s name and logo prominently displayed on the daily agenda station located in a high traffic area.

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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.

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Event Charging Stations
(Limited to five sponsors)
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 opportunityfor customized content and the billboard areas are highly visible for branding sponsorships. – As many as five locations available. SOLD – L3 (1).

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Exhibit Guide
With your sponsorship this stand-alone piece will be presented as “The (your company name here) Guide To Exhibits” and provide the sponsor with a full page advertisement in the guide. Production costs are included.

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Exhibit Hall Banners
Highlight your company with a 15’ x 15’ banner displayed prominently over the front aisle in the exhibit hall.The first to purchase get the premium locations over the main entry/ exit doors. The cost includes production and installation.Multiple available. SOLD L-3, Top Aces, Elbit Systems of America.

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Floor Graphics
This creative sponsorship that can allow you to make a path of your messaging right to your booth!Base cost of sponsorship does not include production of graphics or installation (can be added separately once scope is determined).

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Hotel Atrium Banner
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship during the Technology Exposition. Sponsorship includes allowance for basic installation.

SOLD:Northrop Grumman

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 bythe Gaylord National Resort for the use of the keys.

SOLD:Lockheed Martin

Information Station
The Information Station is a digital signage kiosk that will present all manner of information about the conference including the agenda, hotel information and will highlight sponsors as well. These units will be placed near registration, outside of the exhibit hall and outside of the general session. There will be advertising from other exhibitors presented on the units but an exclusive buyout is possible. The kiosks will be branded your company’s name, logo and corporate message along with the AFA logo and the conference logo.

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Lanyards
Distributed to all participants and featuring your company logo and the AFA logo. Production costs are included.

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Mezzanine Overlook Banners
10x30 Double sided banner in a high visibility area overlooking the mezzanine (area between registration and the exhibit halls) along the Potomac Ballroom Concourse.  First come gets choice of three placements. (SOLD - BAE / Rolls-Royce- one placement remains)

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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.

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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
Sponsorship underwrites 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 one table (6 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

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.

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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

Shuttle Buses
Attendees who ride the AFA shuttle buses will see your brand and messaging but so will untold numbers of others atthe pickup points that include the Pentagon, JB Anacostia-Bolling, and JB Andrews and along the route to and from the hotel. Your sponsorship includes having your company logo on signage on the 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 shuttle desk at the hotel. Custom graphics package upgrade available.

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Speaker Ready Room
All of the speakers and presenters at the Air & Space Conference need a place to prepare before they take the stage and this is your opportunity to get your message in front of these key movers and shakers. Sponsor may provide cups and napkins with your company logo.

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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

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 as well as have the initial landing page set to your desired URL.

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You Are Here/Booth Locator Stations
(Limited to four sponsors) For the exclusive sponsorship, have your company logo featured on four displays at the exhibit hall entranceand in the exhibit hall. Each station can also be purchased individually.

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Special Events Sponsorship Options

AFA’s Air Force Anniversary Reception
Sponsor will be recognized at the bars and throughout the exhibit hall during this spectacular event. 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.

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

SOLD:Bombardier

Attendee Continental Breakfasts
(Limited to one sponsor per day - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday). Sponsor may provide napkins and/or cups with your company logo.

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Attendee Lunch Buffets in the Exhibit Hall
(Limited to four lunch station sponsors and one beverage station sponsor per day - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday). This sponsorship is for food and/or beverage stations.Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins with your company logo.

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Conference Coffee Breaks
(Limited to one sponsor for each coffee break - Breaks are scheduled for Monday morning-sold, Tuesday morning-sold and afternoon-avail, Wednesday morning-sold and afternoon-avail).
Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins for daily coffee breaks with your company logo.

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Banquet Dinner Wine Sponsorships
Sponsor will be recognized as the sponsor for the evenings wine selections in the specific dinner program and from the podium. Sponsor the wine for both dinners and save more than 30% on the second.

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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

Water Bottle Sponsorship
Talk about an exceptional value for your sponsorship dollars! This is one of the few sponsorships opportunities that AFA currently offers that last for a full 365 days. AFA currently provides tasty AFA branded bottle water for our two main conferences along with dozens of other meetings and events (including Air Attaché and Mitchell Institute) each year which equates to about 15,000 bottles of water which are put right into the hands of your target audience. Will be recognized as a sponsor at both conferences at the same dollar level and your brand will be added to the water bottle label.

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Electronic and Print Media

 

Mobile App
The app will provide information for conference attendees including access to the agenda (updated in real time), speaker and hotel information, as well as floor plans of the exhibit hall. It also provides numerous places within the app to recognize the app sponsor.

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Conference Promotion Sponsor
Get your brand seen more than a million times (20 weekdays x 55,000 impressions per day) as the conference promotion sponsor as we will apply your logo to the metro station floor graphics that will be used to promote the Air & Space Conference in the Vienna and Crystal City metro stations.

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Conference-related Advertising
(These advertising opportunities are not considered sponsorships)

 

Air & Space Conference eNewsletter
The eNewsletter delivers timely Show updates and need to know information to attendees, along with your company details and product information. The attendees are hungry to see what’s new and get a preview of what will be at the Show, and the eNewsletter is an excellent vehicle to meet that demand. Order Form/ Price Sheet

 3 Options! 
Download the order form and price sheet !
Online Profile Upgrades 
​Connect with attendees before, during and after the Show ! Enhance your profile and increase your visibility, showcase your products, and drive more traffic to your booth by upgrading your exhibitor profile. Order Form/ Price Sheet

 2 Options! 
Download the order form and price sheet !

Official Program Guide Advertising
Full-page, half-page, inside and back cover ads are available. Special advertising inserts are also available (i.e. four-page centerfold, gate-fold spreads).

Full-page (Multiple opportunities available) - $4,950
Half-page (Multiple opportunities available) - $3,000
Inside cover (One Available) - $5,375
Back cover (SOLD) – $5,995

 

Pre-show Email Marketing

AFA is pleased to offer the opportunity to market directly to our attendees prior to the 2015 Air & Space Conference. For the first time you will be able to put your email message directly in front of Air & Space attendees. These are exclusive opportunities that showcase your messaging only ! The following schedule of opportunities is available on a first come first serve basis and some restrictions apply.

August 3–28, 1 slot per day, $995 each.
August 31 - September 12, 2 slots per day, $1,750 each.



Don’t see something you like?
We are here to help you have the best event possible and that includes creating a custom sponsorship to meet your needs. Just tell us what you are thinking and what your budget is and we will work with you to create the best opportunity for exposure possible.

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 2015 Air & Space and Technology Exposition must be approved in advance and in writing by the Air Force Association.

For more information, pricing, or to secure an opportunity, please contact:
Dennis Sharland, CEM
Senior Manager, Expositions and Advertising
Phone: 703.247.5838 or email DSharland@afa.org