Sponsorship Opportunities

Benefits of Sponsorship


AFA's sponsorship opportunities elevate your company's visibility, brand, and thought leadership throughout the conference. Sponsorships also help drive additional traffic to your booth. Our goal is to provide creative sponsorship options which meet your needs and provide a solid return on your investment. To assist with this, we offer numerous levels of sponsorship opportunities with varied price points to meet your budgeting needs. If you don't see a desired sponsorship item, please contact us directly so that we can work with you on the customized opportunity that maximizes your visibility at the 2019 Air, Space & Cyber Conference.


PREMIER EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

Don't miss this networking opportunity to connect with Air Force decision makers!

Air, Space & Cyber Conference
Reception and Networking Events Sponsorship Opportunities ⟶


PREMIER OPPORTUNITY!

Press Room Sponsor: $10,000

Want more brand exposure to the press?, then this sponsorship is for you! This sponsorship includes WiFi, coffee and snacks for all 100+ media members to enjoy. 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, napkins, pens or paper with your company logo for additional branding.

new! BRANDED 10.5'X 3.5' MIRROR CLINGS:  $3,250 each

For the first time ever you can see your brand framed and displayed on mirror clings directly outside the Potomac Ballroom where the general sessions and evening events are held. These 10.5' x 3.5' clings offer loads of visibility and will be passed by 12,000+ attendees multiple times a day! With this opportunity, you will get to impact your direct target audience in a way they have never seen before! For availability on this new opportunity please reach out to Perry Currier for current offerings.


 *A total of 4 mirror clings available, ask about a discount for all 4!

Program Guide Book Advertising: 

Your organization will be presented in thousands of Program Guides with your option of inside front cover, inside back cover, back cover and a number of full or half page ads. 
Please note prime locations will go quickly, for current availability please contact Kirk Brown at KBrown@afa.org. 

Full Page:  $7,250
Half Page:  $4,425
Back Cover:  $8,200
2nd & 3rd Covers: $7,875
*AFA Corporate Members receive a 10% discount                                                                

Water Bottle Sponsorship:  $29,400

Experience your brand on bottled water for avaible to all ASC attendees along with the ASC Convention. Your branded bottles of water will are put right into the hands of your target audience. With this sponsorship we also make sure your branded bottled water is on the tables for the panels and general sessions for your brand to be on display for all to see! 

ASC SHUTTLE BUS SPONSOR:
CALL FOR ALL PRICING 


Be the first to touch the audience you are wanting to engage with by sponsoring the shuttle buses that bring them directly to you! Traditionally AFA has hosted a number of shuttle buses that bring crowds from the Pentagon, local Air Force bases and more straight to ASC for their convenience. With this sponsorship your brand will be featured on ALL the buses! Upgrades are available for additional exposure, you can have the headrest branded and even the wrap the exterior of the buses with your brand!
*Please note bus sizes vary depending on location

Email Blast: $3,000 EACH

AFA is pleased to offer your organization the opportunity to market directly to our attendees before or after the conference. You will be able to extend your email message directly to all ASC registrants with this exclusive opportunity. Our team will work with you on a template and artwork to maximize the great capabilities of this sponsorship!


*Only 2 post-conference email blasts are still available


SOLD!
CONGRATULATIONS AT&T

POTOMAC HALLWAY 10'X30' BANNER

Spotlight your company with a giant banner displayed directly outside the Potomac A&B ballroom where all the General Sessions are held for the entire conference! See your branding in front of all 12,000+ ASC attendees multiple times a day in this highly trafficed area!

sold out!

congratulations bae, boeing, cobham, cubic,
ge aviation,
lockheed martin,
palantir,
pratt & whitney,
rolls royce & src, inc.

Branded COLUMN WRAPs

If there is a column within your booth footprint, you have the opportunity to brand your column with a 4-sided 20 foot tall column wrap. With this turn key sponsorship you will work directly with our branding team to help you design the column to be incorporated into your booth’s theme. These columns are very large and are a great way to extend the reach of your booth.
*Please note that this opportunity is limited and first come first serve, please reach out to PCurrier@afa.org for availability. 

SOLD OUT!


CONGRATULATIONS BAE, NORTHROP GRUMMAN & ROLLS-ROYCE

Mezzanine Overlook Double-Sided 10'x30' Banners

These banners are in a high visibility area overlooking the mezzanine (the area between registration and the exhibit halls) along the Potomac Ballroom Concourse. These are the only double-sided banners at ASC which allow for twice the exposure! Priority placement is based on a first come, first served basis.

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS BOEING

Conference Atrium 20'x25' Banner

Spotlight your company with one of the largest banners exhibited at ASC with this sponsorship opportunity. This banner is placed above the west exit doors at the bottom of the escalator by the exhibit hall. This banner is one of the largest focal points at the entire conference! 

Sold out!

Congratulations Collins Aerospace,
GE Aviation,
General Atomics,
Lockheed Martin,
Owl Cyber Defense & Textron Aviation

Exhibit Hall 15'x15' Banners

Spotlight your company in a massive way by having your messaging on a 15' x 15' banner prominently displayed in front of the entire exhibit hall! 

 

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS GENERAL ATOMICS AERONAUTICAL

10'x20' Foyer Model display

Take advantage of showcasing your aircraft model in the high traffic area of the foyer that is directly in front of the exhibit hall entrance! This prime location allows you to grab your direct audience while they go in and out of the exhibit hall. Sponsor is responsible for providing the model. 

 

Sold! Congratulations Ge Aviation

Mezzanine Wall 25'x10' Banner

See your branding in the middle of all the action displayed directly in between ASC registration and the ASC Exposition Hall along the prime location of the stairs and escalators! This banner was so popular last year that we have added another banner this year!

Sold! Congratulations Ge Aviation!

NEW! LOWER Mezzanine Wall 20'x14' Banner

This brand-new banner is located at the bottom of the escalators and stairs directly outside of the exhibit hall entrance. This prime location is guaranteed to grab all the ASC attendee's attention while being on display on a new beautiful fabric banner! This is a limited opportunity with only one banner available. 

Sold! Congratulations Ge Aviation!

NEW! 10'x25' Foyer Display Position 2

Take advantage of showcasing your aircraft model in a high traffic area of the foyer that is outside of the exhibit hall entrance! This prime location allows you to grab your direct audience while they go in and out of the exhibit hall. You also have the option to have a 14'x5' advertisement on the column that is beside the available space!
*Please note sponsor is responsible for any required electric drop cost

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS GENERAL DYNAMICS MISSION SYSTEMS

Padfolios

Featuring your company logo and the conference logo. Production costs are not included. Sponsor may provide at sponsor cost a company pen to be included.

Sold out!

congratulations l3harris, leidos, &
spirit aerospace

new! 10'X 10' Light-Up Wall

Experience your brand in one of the highest trafficked areas of ASC, just outside of the General Session and Breakout Rooms! With this new branding opportunity, your company will be displayed on a beautiful back-light 10'x10' wall which allows you to have a great presence in AND outside of the exhibit hall!



SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS l3HARRIS

27'x7' DIGITAL SIGNAGE

Project your brand on this LED Wall to ASC attendees in a whole new way! Enjoy seeing your choice of still images, slideshow or video rotating on a large LED screen. This screen is in the prime location leading into the conference beside the highly trafficked ASC registration. Watch your company impact attendees in a whole new innovative way. Price includes the use of the screens for the entire conference and there are no sound capabilities.

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS L3harris

Lanyards

See your brand walk around throughout the entire conference by sponsoring the ASC lanyards! Every attendee receives a lanyard which allows for maximum brand exposure.

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS LEIDOS

MOBILE WEBSITE


Packed with features to help attendees navigate the conference, the mobile website is the onsite go-to resource. Sponsorship includes a splash page with your branding and messaging to capture the attention of mobile website users on every screen, onsite signage, plus a QR code in the program guide which instructs attendees how to access the website and acknowledges your company as the mobile website sponsor.

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION

Conference Registration Sponsor

This sponsorship allows your branding to be constantly displayed in one of the most continually visited areas, the ASC registration desk! You will have the opportunity to work directly with our team to help implement your brand and messaging within the design, and you will also have branding throughout the entire online registration process. With this sponsorship, your brand will be seen repeatedly by every attendee from start to finish of the ASC experience! 

sold! congratulations lockheed martin corporation

Branded Hotel Guest Room Keys

Make a great first impression with branded hotel keys when attendees check-in to their rooms by featuring your branding on all hotel key cards! Your company will have the flexibility of working with our team directly to allow your company to have a personal touch.

sold! Congratulations Lockheed Martin Corporation

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 the exhibit hall, in the OAY hospitality suite, and in the OAY dinner program. This sponsor will also receive one table 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! Congratulations lockheed martin corporation

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.

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION

HOTEL ATRIUM BANNER

This is an exclusive sponsorship of the conference's largest banner spotlighting your company during the entire conference. Sponsorship includes an allowance for basic installation. The sponsor is responsible for all production costs.

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION

ASC Escalator Wraps and Stair Graphics

Spotlight your company with this sponsorship. Grab the attendees' attention as they enter and exit the exhibit hall. Sponsorship includes production and installation. Both upper and lower escalators and stairs are included.

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION

Conference Program Guide Sponsor  

Your organization will be presented on the cover of the program guide as "Program Guide Sponsored By..." with your logo and this year for the first time ever you will have the option to have a branded front gate fold (includes 3 full pages) or the center gate fold (6 full pages). 
                                                             

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS PRATT & WHITNEY

Exhibit Hall Aisle Signs

With this exclusive sponsorship, you will have your company's logo prominently displayed throughout the exhibit hall floating overhead on every aisle! You will receive the opportunity to have your brand highlighted throughout the entire exhibit hall and will be attendee guides for the show.  

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS SES

Speaker Ready Room

All of the speakers and presenters at the 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. There will be hot and cold beverages provided in this room, the sponsor may provide cups and napkins with your company logo. Signage will also be placed in the ready room acknowledging your sponsorship.  

Sold out!

congratulations Sightline Media &
Space News

Media Bin Sponsorships

Does your company have a publication that you would love to see in the hands of our attendees? Media bins are a great way to have your magazines, white papers, etc. distributed in the high traffic areas of the conference. There are only a few of these coveted bins available, please email Perry Currier at PCurrier@afa.org for current offerings.


Sponsorship,  Marketing & Promotional Benefits

Highlighted below are some of the benefits you receive when partnering with AFA as an Air, Space & Cyber Conference sponsor.

  • Enhanced visibility and networking opportunities to increase awareness of your brand among top US Air Force and DoD leadership, influential aerospace industry leaders, and members of international air forces.
  • Special signage placed throughout our events and in your booth identifying you as a sponsor.
  • Special company mention and corporate logo placement in the official event program guide. 
  • Recognition on the ASC webpage, ASC mobile website, and general session and breakout sessions slides.
  • Special recognition of your support in the Air Force Association Annual Report.
  • New this year! Sponsoring companies may provide a digital file of a marketing ad to be displayed on a rotating screen directly outside of the general sessions thanking companies for your support.

Don’t see a sponsorship item that meets your needs?
We are here to assist you in having the best possible conference experience. 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 must be approved in advance and in writing by the Air Force Association.

For more information, pricing, and to secure an opportunity, please contact:
Perry Currier
Manager, Corporate Relations
PCurrier@afa.org
703-247-5838