Sponsorship Opportunities

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Current Star Sponsors:

3 Star Sponsor: DuPont Kevlar
2 Star Sponsor: Northrop Grumman
1 Star Sponsor: Lockheed Martin

NEW! Battle Challenge Sponsorship Opportunities

The Challenge is on!

AUSA is pleased to bring the Battle Challenge to the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition! The Battle Challenge is an exciting and fast-moving “Fire and Maneuver” contest where participants compete against each other and the clock to earn the bragging rights to be the “Best of the Best!” Incorporating highly relevant military skills and fitness challenges that include a Cargo Net Climb, Rope Descent, Laser Riflery, Man-Down Rescue, and more, click here to see the details of the Battle Challenge Course and its nine competitive elements.

Outdoor Banner – $50,000

AUSA is pleased to present the opportunity to purchase Sponsorship Banners in two exclusive outdoor areas of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center facing L Street. Everyone at the show will see these banners a number of times as they cross L Street from registration to event programming rooms and the exhibit halls. L Street is also the drop off and pick up location for VIP’s and shuttle buses. The banners are HUGE (approximately 24 feet X 32 feet) and feature your full color artwork. The AUSA logo (provided by AUSA) must be incorporated into the design. Your investment includes the production and rigging of the banner.

Exhibit Hall Networking Lounge – $35,000

p462396708-2Enhance your presence by helping enhance everyone’s networking experiences! AUSA is pleased to offer a limited number of Networking Lounges in a variety of locations on the Exhibit Hall Floor. These lounges will be open to all attendees during exhibit hall hours on all three days of the meeting. This space will be fully carpeted and furnished with tables, chairs and sofas for attendees to sit and relax, as well as network and conduct business in a 400 nsf space. This space will also include the following:

  • A charging station with your signage prominently displayed
  • Signage placed in the Networking Lounge
  • Carpet tile in the lounge with your logo
  • Hanging Signage identifying your company as the sponsor of the lounge
  • Opportunity to display/distribute promotional materials at the Networking Lounge
  • Recognition in the Exhibitor Catalog
  • Recognition in the Show Guide/Floor Map

Refreshments may be ordered and provided by sponsor at their discretion

Hotel Key Card Sponsorship

Your logo and message, along with AUSA’s logo, will be imprinted on each hotel key card used in hotels with the largest AUSA room blocks. Keys provide exposure multiple times each day – every time attendees enter or leave their rooms. The keys are the first thing they receive upon check-in and the last item they use before heading home. Sponsor Benefits:

  • Brand visibility to thousands of meeting attendees!
  • Recognition in the Show Guide, and website.

Conditions of Sponsorship:

  • Sponsor must supply the key cards.
  • Quantity of key cards should equal double the number of rooms on peak.
  • Key card design must include the AUSA 2 color logo and be approved by AUSA prior to production.

Available Hotels:

Marriott Marquis (Headquarter Hotel) $25,000

Sponsored by Northrop Grumman

Renaissance Washington, D.C. $20,000

Sponsored by OshKosh Defense

Grand Hyatt $15,000

Sponsored by Photonis

International Military VIP Reception – $30,000

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin
Network with senior leaders from key foreign land warfare forces. Attendees are invited by the U.S. Army Chief of Staff and represent over 25 countries. Senior leaders from the U.S. Army, including the Chief of Staff are in attendance. At the reception your firm will receive signage strategically placed throughout the event recognizing your support. Sponsor provided paper products may be provided for further branding. Over 600 attendees are expected.

International Military Lounge – $20,000

The International Military Lounge is the designated gathering place for all International Military VIP’s attending the Annual Meeting. The lounge gives these attendees a place to gather, enjoy refreshments and network with one another. Sponsorship of the lounge will give you an opportunity to place your brand in front of these important attendees in the form of signage inside and outside the room, your printed collateral placed in the room, and paper products used with the refreshments. In addition, you will receive recognition on the AUSA Website, printed program, and show guide as a sponsor.

Corporate Member Luncheon – $10,000

Sponsored by GE Aviation
This luncheon honors the Corporate Members and their many contributions to the chapters’ programs to support Soldiers and Families. The luncheon will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Previous speakers have included the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command and the Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command. The anticipated number of attendees is 400-500. Sponsorship exposure includes:

  • Signage identifying your firm as the luncheon sponsor placed near the entrance and adjacent to the speaker’s podium.
  • Complimentary head-table seat for your designated representative.
  • Complimentary table with seating for ten of your company or Army designees.
  • Opportunity to provide a company brochure or small token for the attendees.

Department of the Army Civilian Luncheon – $10,000

The Department of the Army Civilian Luncheon will honor government civilians and recognize the regional Department of the Army Civilian of the Year winner. It will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Previous speakers have included the Under Secretary of the Army and Commanding General, as well as Commanders from U.S. Army Major Commands. The anticipated number of attendees is 300-400. Sponsorship exposure includes:

  • Signage identifying your firm as the luncheon sponsor placed near the entrance and adjacent to the speaker’s podium.
  • Complimentary head-table seat for your designated representative.
  • Complimentary table with seating for ten of your company or Army designees.
  • Opportunity to provide a company brochure, or small token for the attendees.

International Military Breakfast – $10,000

 Sponsored by Rogerson Kratos
An excellent opportunity for one-on-one conversations with foreign army commanders and their representatives, along with executives from AUSA Sustaining Member Companies. At the breakfast your firm will receive signage strategically placed throughout the room recognizing your support. Sponsor may provide additional branding in the form of paper products. The anticipated number of attendees is 250.

MG Robert G. Moorhead Guard/Reserve Breakfast – $10,000

Sponsored by Veterans United Home Loans
Held on Monday morning of the meeting, the MG Robert G. Moorhead Guard/Reserve Breakfast recognizes outstanding chapter efforts in support of Reserve Component Soldiers and Families. Previous speakers have included the Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command and the Sergeant Major of the Army. The anticipated number of attendees is 350-450. Sponsorship exposure includes:

  • Signage identifying your firm as the breakfast sponsor placed near the entrance and adjacent to the speaker’s podium
  • Complimentary head-table seat for your designated representative
  • Complimentary table with seating for ten of your company or Army designees
  • Opportunity to provide a company brochure, or a small token for the attendees.

Military Family Forum – $10,000

The AUSA Family Readiness Directorate is proud to host several Military Family Forums throughout the Annual Meeting. These Forums provide a venue for military and civilian leadership to address Army family issues and to introduce new organizations, initiatives, and programs. Historically, these forums attract more than 400 attendees.

  • Signage identifying your firm as the sponsor placed near the entrance and adjacent to the speaker’s podium
  • VIP Seating for your designated representatives
  • Opportunity to provide a company brochure, small printed piece and/or a small token for the attendees

ROTC Luncheon – $10,000

Co-Sponsor Booz Allen Hamilton. Available for co-sponsorship
A luncheon for ROTC cadets, ROTC cadre and invited guests will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event recognizes junior and senior ROTC cadets from across the country with awards and scholarships. The luncheon features an address by a senior Army Commander and entertainment by Downrange from the U.S. Army Band, Pershing’s Own. Previous speakers have included the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command and the Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. The anticipated number of attendees is 400 – 450. Sponsorship exposure includes:

  • Signage identifying your firm as the luncheon sponsor placed near the entrance and adjacent to the speaker’s podium.
  • Complimentary head-table seat for your designated representative.
  • Complimentary table with seating for ten of your company or Army designees.
  • Opportunity to provide a company brochure, or small token for the attendees.

Wi-Fi – $10,000

AUSA will offer free Wi-Fi access to Annual Meeting participants during the event. Attendees will be able to access the internet from all public areas outside the exhibit hall and meeting rooms at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. As a Wi-Fi Sponsor you can define one of the five landing pages that attendees will see as they connect to the internet. This is a great opportunity to reach a large targeted audience, brand your organization, and move your message to Annual Meeting attendees during the show.

Charging Lounge – $7,500

charging-loungeCharging lounges provide the ultimate charging experience! Charging Lounges are offered in high-traffic areas in the convention center outside of the exhibit halls, where your target audience is people making their way to the exhibit halls, educational forums, meetings and social functions. The key feature of the lounge is an 80″ monitor which continuously plays your audio visual/digital marketing message (max 5- minute loop) while attendees are taking a break to charge their mobile devices. The area is equipped with two high-boy tables, four chairs, and electrical outlets. There is a potential of as many as 10 lounges. Assignment of Lounge location is based on sponsor request, and fulfilled on a first come first served basis.

Exhibit Hall Banner – $7,500

With over 600 exhibits and 26,000 attendees, visibility is a key component to your success at one of the world’s largest land warfare expositions. We offer large output graphics printed on vinyl banners in full color. Banners will be hung on the west wall of Exhibit Halls A, B & C and on the north wall of Exhibit Halls D & E. Your company logo and booth number will be prominently displayed and printed at approximately 15×15’. Sponsorship includes the production and rigging of the banner.

On-line Registration Banner – $5,000

Want to make a first impression at this year’s Annual Meeting? Registration for the Annual Meeting opens in June. Your company will be one of the first companies that attendees and exhibitors see when they register for their badge. The registration page will feature a scrolling banner utilizing your artwork, with five possible positions.

Pop-Up Meeting Room – $3,000 per day

AUSA will manage five co-located meeting rooms for attendees to reserve space for “Pop-Up” meetings. This sponsorship includes one sign with your logo located in a common area outside the meeting rooms. The sponsor is encouraged to supply pens and pads/notebooks with their logo, which will be available to attendees in the common area outside the meeting rooms. This sponsorship will reach an estimated 300 people per day.

SHOW GUIDE & MAP SPONSORSHIPS

show-guideBack Cover Ad – $12,000

Move your message to our attendees by sponsoring the back cover of our guide, featuring your artwork.

Inside Front Cover Ad – $10,000

Move your message to our attendees by sponsoring the inside front cover of our guide, featuring your artwork

Inside Back Cover Ad – $9,000

Move your message to our attendees by sponsoring the inside back cover of our guide featuring your artwork

Full Page Ad – $7,000

Move your message to our attendees by sponsoring a full page in our guide, featuring your artwork.

Front Cover Ad – $7,000

Sponsorship will be featured on the front cover of the show guide and includes a full color company logo, tagline and booth number.

Printed Floor Map/Locator – $7,000

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The Annual Meeting Floor Map sponsorship is an effective way to highlight your participation at the exposition. The printed map will be distributed to all participants (25,000 plus) and will serve as a guide to the Annual Meeting exhibits. In addition, the map graphic will be used on “You Are Here” kiosks strategically placed on the show floor and in high traffic areas throughout the event. The Annual Meeting Floor Plan sponsorship includes your company logo placed adjacent to the printed floor plan, a directional arrow from your logo to your display space, color highlighted display space on the floor plan and a color highlighted entry in the exhibitor list. Your investment in this sponsorship will drive traffic to your booth!

Show Guide Page Runner – $6,000

The Show Guide will contain an alphabetical listing of all exhibitors as well as product and service descriptions and complete contact information for each exhibiting organization. The Show Guide will be distributed to all attendees, including senior Army leaders and representatives from numerous international delegations representing our Allied military organizations. The Show Guide will serve as a valuable resource to attendees long after the Annual Meeting concludes. Sponsorship includes your company logo at the bottom right page of the exhibitor description portion of the Guide. Sponsorship will include your company logo, tagline and booth number.

Premium Listing – $500

Make your exhibitor listing stand out! Drive traffic to your booth! It is as easy as uploading your company logo when you enter your Show Guide listing. Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your presence in the guide.