Friday, December 11, 2009

Program Sponsorship

Each year, our line-up of programs change, reflecting current market demand for our various events. And, while we have a standard set of sponsorship benefits for each program, what excites me the most is when a sponsor comes to me with a unique and exciting idea that we can implement together. Our dinner series, for example, were initiated based on the interest of a sponsor. Similarly, on-site, I'm always open to ideas and suggestions from our sponsors. Here are a few quick facts about our 2010 programs and sponsorship opportunities.

1. Industries and Participants
Our programs cross several industry sectors grouped around specific brands:

Nantucket Conference - brings together an invitation-only group of technology entrepreneurs, executives and investors; what began as a group of New Englanders getting together on Nantucket the first weekend of May each year has now grown to include participants from across the country. In addition to the main conference itself, we'll also host "Mainland Dinners" throughout the year which brings together a smaller, invitation-only group around a specific topic or industry cluster.

Convergence - brings together an invitation-only group of life sciences investors and executives; the annual 2 1/2 day program takes place in late spring each year in the New England year. In 2009, we launched the West Coast edition of Convergence and plan to offer an extended version of this program in the Bay Area next fall.

The Conversation - brings together the creative and technology folks driving the next generation of digital entertainment. Begun with a West Coast version in 2008, the 2010 program will be taking place in New York City and will bring together approximately 200 digerati. This event is open to the public.

Future Forward - brings together an invitation only group of technology entrepreneurs, executives and investors each fall in New England. Similar to its sister program, the Nantucket Conference, over the years the program has gained a reputation as an intense one-day perspective on emerging technology trends and companies in the region.

Momentum Summit - launching in 2010, will bring together a handful of the Boston-area CEOs who have been most successful at developing innovative strategies for customer acquisition. They'll share their insights about what works - and what doesn't. This event is open to the public and is scheduled to take place in Boston in the late spring of 2010.

2. Sponsorship Opportunities

Each program offers different levels of sponsorship packages. Some of these packages start as low as $2,500 and may include hosting a workshop at the event itself. Premier packages include exclusivity in category, premier positioning and the greatest visibility at the event itself. Please contact me for packages related to each of the events noted above.

3. Working with Our Sponsors

Once on board, we work closely with our sponsors to make sure their marketing goals are achieved. We'll make recommendations based upon specifically defined goals and help to fulfill them through pre and post positioning as well as during the event itself. Our goal is to make your job easy so that you can devote your time to building and retaining strong relationships with our participants.

4. Long term Relationships and Multi Program Sponsorships

We take pride in the fact that many of our sponsors have been working with us for many years. Silicon Valley Bank, for example, has been a sponsor of both the Nantucket Conference and Convergence since the beginning and have provided us with great advice over the years as to how our programs can continue to grow and evolve.

5. Working with Us

For more information on how our programs can help you achieve your marketing goals, you can contact me directly or call the office at 617-367-1400.

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