ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association


2018 Meeting and Symposium Sponsor Opportunities

2018 Annual Meeting & Symposium

Sponsors

Your sponsorship of the Annual Meeting and Symposium shows that you recognize the importance of this industry and the businesses that buy your product. Boatyards are generally small businesses whose owners buy from people they know and trust.  By attending and participating in this event you will strengthen important relationships in this niche industry that will generate business. The Annual Meeting and Symposium offers ample opportunity to reach the key decision makers during social events and designated networking time.

The ABBRA Annual Meeting and Symposium is a boatyard industry specific conference.

 Sponsorship Levels

Day 1 – Opening reception

Marine Service Managers Certification Ceremony – $1,500

• Half-Page advertisement in the Conference Program
• 2 Full Conference tickets
• Sponsor table in the Marketplace **
• 5 Minute presentation time before CMSM ceremony
• Logo on Conference Advertising materials including:
o Conference Website Page at www.abbra.org
o Press Releases and Conference Broadcast Emails to ABBRA e-mail list
o Logo and link on www.abbra.org – new partner organizations page
o Promotion on ABBRA Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn Accounts.

Awards Ceremony – $750

• Quarter-Page advertisement in the Conference Program
• 1 Full Conference ticket
• Sponsor table in the Marketplace **
• Logo on Conference Advertising materials including:
o Conference Website Page at www.abbra.org
o Press Releases and Conference Broadcast Emails to ABBRA e-mail list
o Logo and link on www.abbra.org – new partner organizations page
o Promotion on ABBRA Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn Accounts.

Day 2 – Symposium

Level 1 – Lunch Sponsor $1,500

• Half-Page advertisement in the Conference Program
• 2 Full Conference tickets
• Sponsor table in the Marketplace **
• 5 Minute presentation time during lunch
• Logo on Conference Advertising materials including:
o Conference Website Page at www.abbra.org
o Press Releases and Conference Broadcast Emails to ABBRA e-mail list
o Logo and link on www.abbra.org – new partner organizations page
o Promotion on ABBRA Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn Accounts.

Level 2 – Gift Bag Sponsor – $1,250 *

• Half-Page advertisement in the Conference Program
• 2 Full Conference tickets
• Sponsor table in the Marketplace **
• Logo on Conference Advertising materials including:
o Conference Website Page at www.abbra.org
o Press Releases and Conference Broadcast Emails to ABBRA e-mail list
o Logo and link on www.abbra.org– new partner organizations page
o Promotion on ABBRA Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn Accounts.

Level 3 – Symposium Sponsor – $750 (maximum 4)

• Quarter-Page advertisement in the Conference Program
• 1 Full Conference ticket
• Sponsor table in the Marketplace **
• Logo on Conference Advertising materials including:
o Conference Website Page at www.abbra.org
o Press Releases and Conference Broadcast Emails to ABBRA e-mail list
o Logo and link on www.abbra.org– new partner organizations page
o Promotion on ABBRA Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn Accounts.

Level 4 – Symposium Sponsor – $500 (6 maximum)

• 1/8-page advertisement or logo recognition in the Conference Program
• Logo on Conference Advertising materials including:
o Conference Website Page at www.abbra.org
o Press Releases and Conference Broadcast Emails to ABBRA e-mail list
o Logo and link on www.abbra.org– new partner organizations page
o Promotion on ABBRA Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn Accounts.

*Sponsors can provide Gift Bags for conference attendees.
**Sponsor tables in the Marketplace are allowed one staff member on site. This staff member will have access to the Marketplace and all breaks & meals during the conference, including the welcome reception. This does not include access to the full conference. If you wish to attend the sessions, you can register at the discounted full conference rate.

Contact Joy Elvin on 401 236 2466 or at joy@abbra.org if you are interested in being a sponsor.