ACS Conference Sponsorship

Conference sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are listed below. Don Knox is coordinating sponsorship and exhibit sales and can be reached at [email protected] and (720) 457-1193.  Already a sponsor, but looking for year-round visibility? Consider upgrading your membership to a Corporate Sustaining Membership!

Moving Forward Together with Purpose

The Virtual Experience: July 28-30, 2021

 

All sponsors and exhibitors receive a virtual booth where they can display their company logo, description and URL … share marketing collateral … post video and/or images … access real-time booth performance analytics. Higher level sponsors receive premium booth designation and placement

All attendees can exchange virtual business cards with exhibitors … group text chat and private one-on-one chat with exhibitors … video chat with exhibitors … select exhibitors as a “favorite” and access their booth exclusively in MyFavorites pages … download marketing collateral and images … view a pre-recorded elevator pitch … add exhibitor demo (pre-recorded, live or semi-live) to MyAgenda page … earn points through Gamification … schedule a private meeting with the exhibitor via Let’s Meet.

Conference Sponsorships

 

PARTNERS WITH PURPOSE SPONSORSHIP — $20,000

In line with this year’s Conference theme, ACS is offering this unique Partner with Purpose sponsorship. The ACS community, and our annual “cheese camp,” are about coming together to learn, network, and connect –  but also to share and support. This sponsorship honors that partnership, supports our industry, and is available exclusively this year in conjunction with the 2021 Annual Conference. Benefits include:

  • Logo recognition on conference platform landing page – platform opens 1 week prior to start
  • Linkable logo recognition on ACS website conference page
  • Opportunity to provide promotional item in the conference gift box
  • Logo on packing tape on the conference gift box with other Partner sponsors (multiple logos in repeat pattern)
  • Full-color, full-page recognition in Event Guide
  • Ten complimentary full conference registrations (for company use — not transferrable)

… and much more — click for details

CONFERENCE PLATFORM SPONSOR — $15,000

Conference Platform Sponsorship includes one Conference Platform-Level opportunity (dependent on availability):

  • Logo recognition on conference platform landing page – platform opens 1 week prior to start
  • Scrolling banner ad on the virtual platform
  • Sponsor of the Virtual Platform how-to video and training guide
  • Opportunity to provide promotional item in the conference gift box
  • 5 complimentary full conference registrations (for company use — not transferrable)
  • Full-page, full-color recognition in Event Guide

… and much more — click for details

PLATINUM SPONSOR — $15,000

Platinum Sponsorship includes four Platinum-Level opportunities (dependent on availability):

  • Named Sponsor of Meet the Cheesemaker Event and First Right to Sponsor 2022 In-Person MTC Event
  • 12-Month Named Sponsor of New ACS Competition Website and First Right to Sponsor 2022 In-Person Competition Awards Ceremony
  • 12-Month Named Sponsor of the New ACS Learning Center and First Right To Sponsor Learning Center for the succeeding 12 months
  • 12-Month Named Sponsor of new ACS Job Board and First Right to Sponsor Job Board for the succeeding 12 months

… and much more — click for details

GOLD SPONSOR — $7,500

Gold Sponsorship includes eight Gold-Level Opportunities (dependent on availability)

  • Named Sponsor of 1 Happy Hour Fun Event Opportunity Thursday – SOLD – Prairie Farms
  • Named Sponsor of First Exhibit Break Thursday – SOLD – FOODMatch
  • Named Sponsor of Second Exhibit Break Thursday – 30 Minutes
  • Named Sponsor of Third Exhibit Break — 45 Minutes
  • Named Sponsor of First Exhibit Break Friday – 60 Minutes
  • Named Sponsor of Second Exhibit Break Friday – 60 Minutes
  • Other opportunities to be identified

(Sponsored breaks are listed in the conference Event Guide and on the electronic platform, and they are announced at daily morning welcomes … Sponsored breaks include sponsored branding on the platform for the entirety of the break)

and much more — click for details

SILVER SPONSOR — $5,000

Silver Sponsorship includes ten Silver-Level Opportunities (dependent on availability)

  • Named Sponsor of Conference Playback — people who watch the conference within three months will see your organization’s logo
  • Named Sponsor of Conference Help Desk — people who access the help desk will see your name and logo
  • Named Sponsor of Conference Resource Room —
  • Named Sponsor of Thursday Morning Yoga – SOLD – Firefly Farms, Inc
  • Named Sponsor of Morning Solution Session — companies can exclusively present to groups of interested attendees
  • Sponsorship of Education Session (choice to be determined)
  • Other Silver-level opportunities to be Identified

and much more — click for details

BRONZE SPONSOR — $3,000

Bronze Sponsorship includes twenty Bronze-Level Opportunities (dependent on availability)

  • Virtual booth
  • Name included in pre-conference promotional e-mails
  • Mention in Weekly News Roundup and other e-blasts – approx. 15
  • Opportunity to provide promotional flyer in the conference gift box
  • Quarter page full-color recognition in the conference event guide
  • Logo recognition on conference platform landing page – platform opens 1 week prior to the conference start
  • Logo recognition on conference platform sponsor page
  • 3 complimentary full conference registrations (for company use — not transferrable)
  • Up to 10-minute video for 12 months in ACS Learning Center

and more — click for details

SUPPORTING SPONSOR — $1,500

Includes:

  • Virtual booth
  • Name included in pre-conference promotional e-mails
  • Mention in Weekly News Roundup and other e-blasts – approx. 15
  • Quarter page full-color recognition in the conference event guide
  • 2 complimentary full conference registrations (for company use — not transferrable)
  • Up to 5-minute video in ACS Learning Center

and more — click for details

GENERAL MISSION SPONSOR  — $750

  • Virtual Exhibit Booth
  • Logo Recognition on Website
  • Logo Inside Conference Event Guide Recognition
  • Name in Conference Promotional E-Mails
  • 1 Full Conference Registrations (For Employee Use — Not Transferrable)

and more — click for details

CHEESEMAKER GENERAL MISSION SPONSOR  — $500

  • Virtual Exhibit Booth
  • Logo Recognition on Website
  • Logo Inside Conference Event Guide Recognition
  • Name in Conference Promotional E-Mails
  • 1 Full Conference Registrations (For Employee Use — Not Transferrable)

and more — click for details

DEADLINES AND GUIDELINES 

Ad for Event Guide

  • Submitted ad must be:
      • Print ready PDFs
      • 300 dpi
      • No crop marks
      • Full bleed
      • CMYK
  • Ad size dependent on sponsorship type
      • Full Page | 7.5 x 10
      • Half Page | 7.5 x 4.75
      • Quarter Page | 3.5 x 4.75
  • All ads must be received by June 21st
  • Upload ad here
    • Label file with Company Name

Flyer or Promotional Item for SWAG Box

  • Plan to supply 500
  • Ship to
    JPS Graphics
    ATTN: Carol Faldet
    14030 Welch Road
    Dallas, TX 75244
  • Items must be in hand at the fulfillment center by Thursday, July 15th

Virtual Booth

  • Virtual booths will be completed through your Sponsor Portal – access to Sponsor Portal will be available once you sponsorship agreement is signed
  • In the Sponsor Portal you will have access to the following tabs:
    • Virtual Booth – complete by July 19th
      • Cover Image/Video
      • Background Image
      • Background Color
      • Advertisement
      • Additional specs to be share in Sponsor Portal access e-mail
    • Product Marketing – complete by July 19th
      • Please limit your uploads to 5 files
      • Item types: PDF, Image, Upload Video, Link Video, External URL

ACS Learning Center Video

  • Video length dependent on sponsorship type
    • File type: .mp4
    • Max size: 1 GB
    • All videos must be received by July 12th
  • Upload video here
    • Label file with Company Name