WHY BECOME A SPONSOR
AFA's sponsorship opportunities elevate your company's visibility, brand, and thought leadership throughout the symposium. 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 customized opportunity that maximizes your visibility at the Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition.
AFA'S Backyard BBQ WILL BE BACK IN 2019
Don't miss this networking opportunity to connect with Air Force decision makers in a casual fun setting!
Attendee Bag: $10,750
This prime opportunity allows you to have your brand walk around the entire symposium in the hands of the people you want to connect with the most! Production cost is included.
Rotunda Stair Cling at Gatlin Ballroom: $10,500
Leave a lasting impression with the high traffic sponsorship! Maximize the visibility of your brand and message through being highlighted on the staircase that leads directly to the exhibit hall, registration, general sessions, and more! (Stair graphics cover 30 stairs.)
Symposium Registration: $12,500
This sponsorship allows your branding to be constantly displayed in one of the most continually visited areas of AWS, registration! 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 AWS experience!
Foyer Model display: CALL FOR PRICING
Take advantage of showcasing your aircraft model in the high traffic area of the foyer that is directly in front of the exhibit hall AND general sessions! The best spaces go first so don't wait!
In-Room Guest Room TV Channel: $8,000 EACH
This innovative sponsorship allows your company to run an up to 20-minute video on our dedicated hotel guest rooms television, 24-hours a day during the entire symposium. Your infomercial will run on a continuous rotation with other sponsored ads. (This opportunity available to up to five sponsors.)
Exhibit Hall Banners:
10' x 20': $7,175 EACH
Spotlight your company in a massive way by having your messaging on a 10' x 20' banner prominently displayed in front of the entire exhibit hall! These are coveted banners and will go quickly since only six banners are available.
NEW! DIGITAL SIGNAGE: $6,900
Project your brand on this LED Wall to AWS attendees in a whole new way! Enjoy seeing your choice of still images, slideshow or video on two 11.5' x 4.8' screens. These screens are in prime location leading into the symposium which allows for your company to impact attendees in a new innovative way, multiple times a day! (Price includes the use of the screens for all three days and there are no sound capabilities.)
NEW! DIGITAL READER BOARDS: $6,700 EACH
Make your mark by displaying branded messages on two back-to-back LED reader boards! With this brand new sponsorship opportunity, be the first to broadcast your company on these 4' x 2' boards which are also in the prime location of the rotunda. (Pricing includes all three days of the symposium and there are two reader boards available.)
New! Branded Phone Charging Station:
Be the first to provide AWS attendees with a convenient way to charge their mobile devices in a safe and secure manner while creatively highlighting your brand. This includes a TV that allows for a customized video, 24 lockable phone sized lockers, fast chargers, and a billboard. (Three stations are available.)
AWS MOBILE APP:
Packed with features to help attendees navigate the symposium, the mobile app is the onsite go-to resource. Sponsorship includes a splash page with your branding and messaging to capture the attention of mobile app users, onsite signage, plus an ad in the program book which instructs attendees how to download the app and acknowledges your company as the mobile app sponsor.
AWS Email Blast:
AFA is pleased to offer your organization the opportunity to market directly to our attendees before or after the symposium. You will be able to extend your email message directly to all AWS registrants with this exclusive opportunity. Our team will work with you on a template and artwork to maximize the great capabilities of this sponsorship! (Four blasts are available: two pre and two post symposium.)
Symposium Program Guide Sponsor: $13,100
Your organization will be presented on the cover of the symposium program as "symposium program sponsored by..." with your logo and this year for the first time ever you will receive a branded 'belly band'! Included is also a two- page centerfold spread on a heavier/contrasting stock. Other centerfold options are available at an additional cost. Please note that advertising is available to other organizations with the program guide.
Symposium Guide Book Advertising:
Full Page: $3,780
Half Page: $2,310
Back Cover: $4,725
Inside Both Front and Back Covers: $4,515
AWS Lanyards: $9,975
See your brand walk around throughout the entire symposium by sponsoring the AWS lanyards! Every attendee receives a lanyard which allows for maximum brand exposure.
Banner at Rotunda to Gatlin Ballroom: $9,500
SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS BAE SYSTEMS!
Receive maximum exposure by having the largest banner display at AWS 2019! This banner is 48' x 6' and it is designed for optimal visibility as it is in the prime location of the registration, exhibit hall, and symposium area.
Aisle Signs: $8,850
Pratt & Whitney
With this exclusive sponsorship, you will have your company's logo prominently displayed throughout the exhibit hall floating overhead on every aisle!
Branded Guest Keys: $7,875
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.
Symposium Morning Coffee Breaks: $16,000 each or $29,000 for both
Look great to all the AWS attendees by being the featured Thursday and Friday morning coffee sponsor! This sponsorship includes signage thanking the sponsor and recognition throughout the symposium. As a sponsor, you may provide cups and/or napkins for daily coffee breaks with your company logo.
Thursday Afternoon Coffee and Dessert Break on the Exhibit Floor: $16,000
Be featured as the afternoon coffee and dessert sponsor at AWS 2019! This sponsorship includes signage thanking the sponsor and recognition throughout the symposium. As a sponsor, you may provide cups and/or napkins for daily coffee breaks with your company logo.
Wednesday Evening Welcome Reception Bar: $31,500
As the sponsor, you may provide glassware and/or napkins with your company logo to be used at the Welcome Reception held in the exhibit hall.
Sponsorship, Marketing & Promotional Benefits
Highlighted below are some of the benefits you receive when partnering with AFA as a sponsor of the annual Air Warfare Symposium.
- 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 AWS webpage, AWS mobile app, and general session and breakout sessions slides.
- Special recognition of your support in the Air Force Association Annual Report.
- Sponsoring companies may provide a registration bag insert if AFA has a sponsored registration bag for AWS2019.
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 Warfare Symposium must be approved in advance and in writing by the Air Force Association.
For more information, pricing, and to secure an opportunity, please contact:
Manager, Corporate Relations