AWS 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

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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

Don't miss this networking opportunity to connect with Air Force decision makers in a casual fun setting!



Delight attendees while highlighting your brand with this exclusive brand new opportunity! The lounge includes a branded tall table, 2 chairs that have the capability for attendees to charge their devices, and another table to work on in this 10' x 20' footprint. Ask about adding a banner in this space or different furniture options available in the catalogue.



NEW! 13' X 8' Foyer Banner displayS: CALL FOR PRICING

This brand-new banner is located in the prime location of the foyer to guaranteed your top visibility to grab the attention of all the attendees! This new banner includes specially crafted fabric material to help your brand pop even more! 




With this new branding opportunity, your company will be displayed on a beautiful back-light 10' x 8' wall which allows you to have a great presence in AND outside of the exhibit hall!



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! 

Rotunda Stair Cling at Gatlin Ballroom:  $11,025

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 Program Guide Sponsor:  $11,000

Your organization will be acknowledged on the front cover of the symposium program guide with a one and a half inch high by full width (8.125”) ad across the bottom portion of the front cover. Also included with the sponsorship is a two-page center-spread ad. Go even bigger by upgrading to a gatefold or double-gatefold along with the center spread at additional cost. Please note that advertising is available to other organizations in the program guide.

Symposium Guide Book Advertising:

Full Page:  $3,970
Half Page:  $2,430
Inside Both Front and Back Covers:  $4,745
Back Cover:  $4,970
*10% Discount for AFA Corporate Members                                                                        

DIGITAL billboard Screens:
$10,000 for both

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. Please note there are no sound capabilities.)
*Ask about the AWS Digital Package discount price for both the 2 large screens AND the digital reader board!

48' X 6' main Rotunda banner:  $9,975

Receive maximum exposure by having the largest banner display at AWS! 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.  

Branded Journals:

Featuring your company logo and the conference logo,
these journals are available to every attendee and are
placed throughout the symposium to allow for maximum
branding. Sponsor may provide a company pen to be included
with journals at sponsor's cost. 

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GE Aviation!

Aisle Signs: $9,295

With this exclusive sponsorship, you will have your company's logo prominently displayed throughout the exhibit hall floating overhead on every aisle! 

AWS Lanyards: $9,250

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. 

Branded Guest Keys: $8,270

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.

10' x 20' Exhibit Hall Banners:
$7,535 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 6 banners are available. 

*3 banners are currently available


Make your mark by displaying branded messages on a
double-sided LED reader board to impact people coming and going all day! With this high impact sponsorship opportunity, your company will be broadcast on these 4' x 2' boards which are also in the prime location of the rotunda. (Pricing includes all three days of the symposium.)
*Ask about the AWS Digital Package discount price for both the 2 large screens AND the digital reader board!

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!



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.
*Please note that the app is web based for our attendees cyber security.

14' X 6' Rotunda 2 Banner:  $4,500

With this opportunity, you receive  maximum exposure by having the only other banner in the rotunda area at AWS! This banner is 14' x 6' and it is designed for optimal visibility as it is in the prime location of the registration, exhibit hall, and symposium area.  

AWS Attendee Email Blast: 
$3,000 EACH 
2 PER & 2 POST available

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 message directly to 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! 
* Excluding those who have opted out of receiving emails from AFA 

Wednesday Evening Welcome Reception Bar:  CALL FOR PRICING

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.

Symposium Morning Coffee Breaks: CALL FOR PRICING

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 with your company logo for daily coffee breaks. 

Thursday Afternoon Coffee and Dessert Break on the Exhibit Floor:  CALL FOR PRICING

Be featured as the afternoon coffee and dessert sponsor at AWS! This sponsorship includes signage thanking the sponsor and recognition throughout the symposium. As a sponsor, you may provide cups and/or napkins with your company logo for this coffee break. 

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.
  • 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 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:
Perry Currier
Manager, Corporate Relations