Sponsorship Opportunities

In addition to the benefits for each unique sponsorship every sponsor will also receive the following - 

Premium Items Sponsorship Opportunities

 





Exhibit Hall Aisle Signs

For the exclusive sponsorship, have your company’s name and logo prominently displayed on the aisle signs in the exhibit hall for high visibility and branding.

$16,500

Attendee Bags

Attendee bags will feature your company logo with the conference logo. Production costs are included.

$28,300

Attendee Portfolios

Featuring your company logo and the conference logo. Production costs are included.

 $15,000

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.

$25,000

Conference Registration Sponsor

Your company will be recognized on the conference registration website and on-site in the registration area. Exposure to your brand begins in May - don't wait!

$25,000

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. 

$30,000

 

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 12 charging tips for the most popular cell phones and portable devices including iPhone, Android, Blackberry and iPads too! Multiple branding opportunities provides the opportunity for customized content and the best logo exposure. Includes shipping and assembly – As many as five locations available.

$7,000 ea

5 available

Exhibit Hall Banners

Spotlight your company with a 15’ x 15’ banner displayed prominently 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. 

$7,000

multiple

Hotel Atrium Banner

This is an exclusive sponsorship of a 30 x 60 banner spotlighting your company during the entire Air, Space, & Cyber Conference. Sponsorship includes allowance for basic installation. The sponsor is responsible for all production costs.

 

$33,000

Hotel Room Keys

With your company’s name, logo and corporate message along with the AFA and conference logos. 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.

$12,000

Lanyards

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

$9,500

Mezzanine Overlook Double Sided Banners (3 available)

10 x 30  banner in a high visibility area overlooking the mezzanine (area between registration and the exhibit halls) along the Potomac Ballroom Concourse. These are double sided banner for twice the exposure. Priority placement is based on a first come, first served basis. 

$12,650

 

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/pens to AFA by the specified deadline.

$8,500

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. A representative from the sponsoring company may join AFA leadership on the main stage to say a few words and present the Lifetime Membership certificates to each of the recipients.  

$8,400

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.

$42,500

Press Room Sponsor 

If you want exposure to the press than this sponsorship is for you. Coffee and snacks are periodically provided in the press room for all media to enjoy. Sponsorship will also underwrite provision of wireless internet access in the conference area for the 100+ members of the press. Sponsor will be recognized on the press tables and on signage throughout the area as well as have the initial WiFi landing page set to your desired URL. Sponsor may also provide cups and/or napkins with your company logo for additional branding.

$10,500

Shuttle Buses

Attendees who ride the AFA shuttle buses will see your brand and messaging but so will untold numbers of others at the pickup points that include the Pentagon, JB Anacostia-Bolling, and JB Andrews as well as the route to and from the hotel. Your sponsorship includes having your company logo on bus signage. 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. Full Shuttle Bus graphics wrap package is available as an upgrade and additional charge.

$30,000

Upgrade to full shuttle bus wrap is additional

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. Since food and beverage is provided in this room the sponsor may provide cups and napkins with your company logo. Signage will be placed  in the ready room acknowledging your sponsorship.

$4,000

Escalator Atrium Banner

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

$20,000

 

 

Special Events Sponsorship Options




AFA’s Air Force 70th Birthday Reception (Monday evening)

Don't miss this opportunity to help celebrate the Air Forces 70th Birthday in grand style. 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 70th Birthday Reception being held in the exhibit hall on Monday evening.

$55,000

AFA’s Chairman’s VIP Reception

This invitation only reception will be held on Wednesday evening in our Chairman’s Suite, immediately following the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Dinner. Sponsor may provide napkins and/or glassware with your company logo to be used at the reception.

$7,850

Attendee Continental Breakfasts

(Limited to one sponsor per day - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday). Sponsor may provide napkins and/or cups with your company logo. Signage nearby will also acknowledge your sponsorship.

$15,000 ea

$35,000 for all days

Attendee Lunch Buffets in the Exhibit Hall

(Limited to one sponsor per day - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday). Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins with your company logo. Signage nearby will also acknowledge your sponsorship.

$35,000 ea

$90,000 for all 3 days

Conference Coffee Breaks/ Dessert Stations (5 Available)

(Limited to one sponsor for each coffee break - Breaks are scheduled for Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning and afternoon, Wednesday morning and afternoon.
Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins for daily coffee breaks with your company logo. Signage nearby will also acknowledge your sponsorship.

$9,250 ea

$40,000 for all 5

Air Force 70th Birthday Dinner Wine Sponsorship (Monday Evening)

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 for $30,000.

 

$18,000

Outstanding Airmen of the Year Dinner Wine Sponsorship (Wednesday Evening)

Sponsor will be recognized as the sponsor for the evenings wine selection in the dinner program and from the podium. Sponsor the wine for both dinners for $30,000

 $18,000

Outstanding Airmen of the Year Reception (Wednesday Evening)

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 Wednesday evening.

$84,000

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 AFA branded bottled 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.

$28,000

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.

$15,000



Conference Advertising
(These advertising opportunities are not considered sponsorships)

 

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) - $6,600 
Half-page (Multiple opportunities available) - $4,000
Inside cover (Two Available C2 and C4) - $7,200
Outside Back cover  - $7,500

 

Pre and Post Show Email Marketing

AFA is pleased to offer the opportunity to market directly to our attendees before and after the Air, Space & Cyber Conference. Sponsors will be able to an email message directly in front of Air, Space & Cyber attendees. These are exclusive opportunities that showcase your messaging only! 

$2,000 per email blast
Don’t see a sponsorship item that meets your needs?
We are here to assist you in having the best possible conference experience; as an attendee, exhibitor and sponsor. Understanding that your sponsorship selection is based on the desired visibility of your organization, we are happy to create a custom sponsorship package to meet your specific needs. Working with us around your vision and budget will allow us to create a customized opportunity which will deliver the maximum exposure possible.

All sponsors underwriting a food or beverage function are encouraged to provide cups/glassware, plates, cup sleeves and/or napkins with their company name and logo for additional branding.

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

For more information, pricing, and to secure an opportunity, please contact:
Fred Ullman
Director, Corporate Relations
Phone: 703.247.5842 or email fullman@afa.org