Become a Sponsor

WQA 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

Stand out among the crowd! 
The WQA Convention & Exposition sponsorship program offers your company strategic opportunities to effectively promote your products and services. This year’s program presents an array of sponsorship options designed to reach your target audience. Receive online and on-site recognition through the WQA Convention & Exposition website, Program Guide, signage and announcements.

Benefits of sponsoring:
  1. Increased exposure and awareness for your company.
  2. More traffic to your booth.
  3. Opportunity to strengthen your brand awareness with attendees and WQA members.
  4. Reinforce your position as a leader in the drinking water treatment industry. 

Download the sponsorship form here.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  Diamond  Platinum Gold Silver
Customer Pass - All-access convention registration passes for your customers 15 10 5 2
Exhibitor Priority Points 10 8 6 4
"Official Sponsor" graphics for your marketing use X X X X
Sponsor Sign for your booth X X X X
Your logo on on-site signage X X X  
Social Media posts on WQA Channels 4 2    
WQA Website: your logo ad booth number on the Convention website with a link to your website X X    
Recognition in the Pre-Convention & Exposition Attendee eNewsletter X X    
Recognition at the Welcome Reception X
   
PLUS Choose from the Options Below 5 3 1  
One Walk-In slide for the Opening General Session
     
Innovation Showcase
     
One full-page 4-color ad in the Program Guide
     
Be an interviewed guest on a WQA Podcast
     
 A one-page insert or gift item for placement in attendee tote bag        
 One push notification through the WQA Convention Mobile App        
 Enhanced Exhibitor Listing in the printed Program Guide        
  $15,000 $10,000  $7,500 $2,500

ADDITIONAL MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

EXHIBIT HALL OPPORTUNITIES

Business Spotlight: Available on the tradeshow floor in 30 minute segments. You can use the time for a product showcase, a mini training session or an advertising opportunity. This will be advertised in the Program Guide, Convention Mobile App. and on-site signage. Giveaways are allowed. A podium, microphone, screen and projector will be provided. The seating will be theater style and hold up to 50+ people. Time slots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Park Benches: A bench in the Exhibit Hall will have your logo/ad on the back of the bench and on a floor cling in front of it.
Coffee & Sweets: Sponsor two coffee-and-sweets stations in Exhibit Hall from 9-11:00 a.m. on Friday. When possible, a station will be positioned near your booth.
Innovation Showcase: take part in this new opportunity for exhibitors to display a new product/innovation in a specially designated area of the Exhibit Floor near the Learning Lab and the Business Spotlights. Enclosed cases will highlight those products/innovations smaller in size, while stand-alone space will be available for larger items. Each product/innovation will be labeled with company name and booth number to drive attendees back to your exhibit booth.

EVENTS
Welcome Reception: Align your company with the largest social gathering by sponsoring the Welcome Reception that follows the close of the exhibit hall. The reception will be held poolside at Rosen Center Hotel. Your logo will be placed on signage at the event as well as in conjunction with advertising for the reception. 
New Member and First Time Attendee Breakfast: Welcome WQA's newest members and first-time convention attendees. Your logo will be featured on signage and invitations. You will be able to personally welcome the guests to the breakfast. 
Opening General Session: Be the exclusive sponsor for this 1,000-plus attendee event, where you can have designated seating with your logo on the chair seat covers. you also will receive recognition during the program as well as in on-site signage, WQA's website and the Program Guide.
President's Club: Sponsor the invite-only event that recognizes those members who have supported WQA through new member recruitment efforts. You will receive recognition during the event as well as in the invitations and on-site signage.
Boot Camp Sponsor: Be an official Boot Camp Sponsor ad receive recognition in pre-event marketing as well as on-site signage, exclusive access to Boot Camp attendees.  

ONSITE EXPOSURE OPPORTUNITIES
Choose from one of these highly visible opportunities to stand out. This includes but is not limited to floor clings, aisle signs, and banners. Possibilities are limitless. Please call for details. 

ADVERTISING
Pre-Post Show Email Marketing Opportunity: Exhibitors can send an email blast to the registered attendee list pre or post show through WQA's partnership with Event Technologies. Event Technologies will help you create your email and will send it for you at a designated time. This is a limited opportunity, available on a first come, first served basis. 
Program Guide: Drive traffic to your booth and keep your brand top of mind during the show by advertising in the official Program Guide. The Program Guide will be distributed on-site and available online through the WQA Convention & Exposition website. 
Enhanced Exhibitor Listing: Your company will receive a call out in the printed Program Guide's exhibitor listing. This is a limited opportunity ad is available on a first-come, first served basis. 
WQA ENews: A special daily edition sent to all Convention attendees and WQA members.
Convention Mobile App: Banner ad on the WQA Convention & Exposition app landing page which includes a direct link to sponsors' website. Company logo in the Program Guide and on-site signage instructing attendees how to use the app. 
On-Site Registration: Your logo will appear on the screen saver that will be seen by attendees using the self-serve registration kiosks. 
Tote Bag Stuffer: Provide a one-page insert to be included in the attendee tote bag. Insert must be approved by WQA staff.
Publication Bins: A Your logo will appear on the registration-area bins holding various industry publications. You would be able to place a catalog/flyer into one of the bins as well.  

PRODUCTS
SOLD Name Badge Lanyards: Company name and logo imprinted on the name badge lanyards. Design must be approved by WQA staff. Sponsor company to provide 4,000 lanyards. 
SOLD Tote Bags: Your logo along with the WQA logo on the tote bag provided to attendees at registration and at WQA Central in the Exhibit Hall. 
Notepads: Convention notepads will feature your company's logo along with the WQA Convention & Exposition logo. Notepads will be placed in the Convention tote bags.
Pens: Provide 3,000 pens that have your logo on them. Pens will be in Convention tote bags as well as in classrooms, WQA Central, and the registration area.
Coffee Service Sponsor: Provide attendees with a much needed jolt of energy. Your logo will be featured on signage where coffee is offered. You may also provide napkins and/or sleeves with your logo. 

CUSTOMIZED PACKAGES
WQA will work with you to create a customized sponsorship tailored specifically to your company’s needs. Contact the WQA Convention & Exposition staff at hduve@wqa.org to inquire.

• Please contact Heather Duve at hduve@wqa.org or 630-929-2520 for pricing and more information
• A company has the first right of renewal for a sponsorship for three years; after the third year, the sponsorship is available for 3 months for another company to purchase. If it is not reserved by another company, it can be renewed again by the first company. 
• Sponsorships are non-refundable