The Presentation Summit, Sep 27-30, 2015
Opportunities for Third-Party
Vendors and Partners
The Presentation Summit promises to bring together over 200 of the most ambitious and dedicated users of presentation software and technology. We have space for up to 20 exhibitors to showcase their products and technology at The Expo, all day on Tuesday, September 28, 2015. Participation at the Expo includes:
- Floor space for display or skirted table, and space
- Microphone time to discuss products and conduct giveaways
- Authorization to sell product and distribute literature
- Power-drop and Internet supplied by the conference
- Company information distributed from our Literature Table throughout event
- No hidden drayage or third-party fees
We offer three tiers of sponsorships, each of them including presence at the Expo.
1. The Silver Package
- Participation in the Expo (as described above)
- One-paragraph description in the official Conference Guidebook
- Presence in the mobile app, available to all attendees
- One-time post-conference email blast
- Full-access conference admission for one person; additional company representatives at less than 50% of conference price
- Discounted pricing on interior full-page advertising in Conference Guidebook
2. The Gold Package
This tier includes everything offered in the Silver Package (described above) and a second full-access conference admission. In addition, Gold sponsors choose one of the following opportunities to connect with our patrons:
Opening Night Reception: By Sunday evening, just about all patrons will be in house, checked in, and ready to gear up. This is a perfect opportunity to make a great first impression as they enjoy their favorite beverage and hors d’oeuvres. Your hosting of this reception will be actively advertised ahead of time and prominently displayed during the reception. You will also get about five minutes of microphone time as one of the first people to greet everyone and if you so choose, the very first prize donor of the conference.
T-Shirt Sponsor: All patrons receive a 100% cotton conference shirt as part of their registration. Your company could be the presenting sponsor for the shirt and have its logo prominently displayed on the back of the shirt. Our long-lasting shirts are regularly worn for years—we have regular patrons who are still wearing the all-black and rich purple shirts from earlier years.
Duffle Bag: In addition to shirts, we distribute sturdy and attractive canvas totes to every patron, and your company’s name and logo could be imprinted on every one of them. These are much better than the cheap bags given out at trade shows, and as a result, our patrons tend to take our bags with them to other shows.
Lanyard for Badges: Your company’s name can adorn the high-quality cotton lanyard. Lanyards will be distributed to each conference attendee at registration and worn throughout the event (it’s one of our few requirements—patrons must wear their badges!). This is a great opportunity for name recognition with each patron.
Lunchtime Keynote Addresses: Lunch is on us at the Summit and that guarantees you an audience of every single patron and VIP as one of our lunchtime hosts (one per day). In addition to the advance advertising, prominent signage, and distribution of literature, you would get a ten-minute opportunity to address the group during their dessert.
The Trivia Contest: Monday afternoon, after the seminars have concluded, our main ballroom transforms with the playing of our wild and wacky trivia contest. The beverages flow, spirits and energy run high, and it is the perfect venue to show yourself as a prominent member of the community. In addition to the advance advertising and prominent signage, we work your company or product into the game, with a question about it and the opportunity for one of your representatives to participate.
Vendor Showcases: We have openings on Monday and Wednesday for a maximum of two companies to set up a display right in the heart of Conference Central (the ballroom which houses Registration, the Help Center, the lounge, and the theater for keynote addresses). You would be able to greet patrons and demo your products or services for the entire day.
Evening Off-Site Events: In addition to the daytime sponsorships, there are opportunities for our partners to host evening events along Bourbon Street. Our team can work with you on finding a venue, negotiating pricing, and publicizing it to the patrons. There are many options to fit many budgets, and we would work with you to tailor the right program for your organization.
3.The Platinum Package
This premium level includes:
- All of Silver
- One of the available items at the Gold level (described above)
- Three full-access conference admissions
- A 30-minute technical seminar about a topic that matches your company’s expertise. This would be integrated into our seminar schedule and the presenter would be regarded as one of our conference experts.
The following options are available to any of our sponsors:
Sunday Evening Focus Group: Our third-party partners are regularly engaged in new technologies and products and they recognize the value of seeking the feedback from a group of impassioned presentation professionals. If you would like to convene a focus group with a select number of patrons and staff people, we can help you with that.
The time that we reserve for focus groups is Sunday evening, September 27. We can help you secure meeting space at the hotel and create the invite list. There is no charge for this service and our host hotel will most likely provide complimentary meeting space. You would be expected to provide dinner for the group.
Sunday Evening Staff Reception: The conference team meets Sunday evening, in a private hotel setting or nearby restaurant. You can get an audience with this group in a relaxed and unpressured environment. You can address the group formally or schmooze, your choice. You would be expected to provide dinner for the group but there is no additional charge.
Evening Off-Site Events: In addition to the daytime sponsorships, there are opportunities for our partners to host evening events throughout the French Quarter. Our team can work with you on finding a venue, negotiating pricing, and publicizing it to the patrons. There are many options to fit many budgets, and we would work with you to tailor the right program for your organization.
Donate to our Prize Pool: If you are unable to attend the conference, you can still have a significant presence by making a donation to our Prize Pool, which overflows to the tune of about $15,000 in product to be awarded.