2022 DMEC Annual Conference

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get your brand in front of decision-makers at the 2022 DMEC Annual Conference — the premier event of the year for absence and disability management professionals.

To secure your sponsorship for the 2022 DMEC Annual Conference, you can fill out our online form (a free DMEC account is required) or contact Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@dmec.org or 800.789.3632, ext. 121. Please note that all exhibit opportunities are sold out. 

Attendee Highlights

The DMEC Annual Conference attracts over 740 professionals, representing 300+ large and mid-sized companies from both the private and public sector and almost every state.

Purchase decision makers and influencers from the following areas attend the event:

  • Absence & disability management
  • Employee benefits
  • Return to work
  • FMLA/ADA workplace compliance
  • Human resources
  • Claims management
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Risk and litigation management
  • Case management
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Health and productivity management

Available Opportunities

Digital Sponsorships

Conference Mobile App: $10,000

Attendees will have the opportunity to view event information from their smart phones and tablets via the conference mobile app, a companion piece to the printed final program. This convenient tool will offer the practical information attendees need to find their way around the conference, including the session agenda, exhibitor and attendee information, conference logistics, and other event activities. Attendees will be able to access their saved agendas and up-to-date information on session changes as well as complete session evaluations for continuing education credit.

BENEFITS:
  • Logo recognition on the mobile app utilized by over 90% of conference attendees
  • Sponsor recognition in preconference publications announcing mobile app download
  • Sponsor recognition in conference attendee reminders
  • Logo recognition in the final program
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
DMEC Quest Scavenger Hunt: SOLD

DMEC’s mobile app scavenger hunt is an engaging opportunity for attendees to earn points by attending sessions & events, visiting exhibitors & sponsors, answering questions, and much more. Gain recognition as the official sponsor of the DMEC Quest Scavenger Hunt.

BENEFITS:
  • Logo recognition on mobile app scavenger hunt module
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
  • One (1) complimentary full conference registration for an employer client of your organization

Event Engagement Sponsorships

Closing Night Event: SOLD

Close out the conference in style. Sponsor the Wednesday night event and give attendees the chance to unwind and enjoy some networking and light refreshments.

BENEFITS:
  • Logo recognition on complimentary drink tickets handed out at door
  • Logo recognition on event signage at venue
  • Logo recognition as appropriate for the event
  • Logo recognition on conference event signage and general session slides
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
Keynote Speaker: $8,750

Kick off the conference experience as the opening keynote sponsor. You’ll have an opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker during the session, as well as host a “speaker meet and greet” with attendees in your booth.

BENEFITS:
  • Opportunity for a company representative to introduce the keynote speaker
  • Opportunity to host a “speaker meet and greet” with attendees in your booth
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
 Happy Hour Sponsorship: SOLD

Assist attendees in building relationships and making new connections over drinks and light appetizers as the Happy Hour sponsor.

BENEFITS:
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Opportunity to host a “special beverage” station at the event
  • Logo recognition on beverage napkins placed on beverage buffets
  • Logo recognition on complimentary drink tickets handed out at door
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
Networking Lunch (Full Week): $8,000

Engage and network with attendees with this exclusive full-week lunch sponsorship. You’ll have the chance to provide welcome remarks and host a roundtable discussion on one of the conference days.

BENEFITS:
  • Opportunity to provide one (1) sponsored item on tables during lunch
  • Opportunity to host one (1) roundtable discussion (subject to DMEC program planning and policies)
  • Logo recognition on beverage napkins placed on beverage buffets
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
Breakfast & Morning Coffee Break Package (Full Week): SOLD

Kick-start the day for attendees and build brand awareness with a full-week breakfast and morning coffee break sponsorship.

BENEFITS:
  • Logo recognition on beverage napkins placed on beverage buffets
  • Logo recognition on beverage cups
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
NEW! DMEC’s 30th Anniversary Champagne Toast: SOLD

Help DMEC celebrate our 30th anniversary in style as the sponsor of the welcome reception champagne toast. Attendees won’t forget this special conference moment.

BENEFITS:
  • Logo recognition on beverage napkins
  • Opportunity to introduce the champagne toast and DMEC’s CEO
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
Afternoon Dessert & Networking Break Package (Full Week): SOLD

Give attendees an afternoon boost and build name recognition as the exclusive dessert & networking break sponsor.

BENEFITS:
  • Logo recognition on dessert napkins placed on dessert buffets
  • Logo recognition on beverage cups
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
Grand Prize Giveaway: SOLD

Participants in the DMEC Quest Scavenger Hunt will be entered into a drawing for a cash grand prize to be announced at the closing session.

BENEFITS:
  • Opportunity to introduce your organization during the closing general session prior to announcing winner
  • Logo recognition on a giant check presented to winner
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides

Exhibit Hall Engagement Sponsorships

NEW! Attendee Lounge “Connection Corner”: $6,000

Display your branding in the central meeting place for attendees within the DMEC Solutions Marketplace. As attendees make meaningful connections throughout the conference, they’ll invite others to “Meet at the [Your Company’s] Connection Corner.”

BENEFITS:
  • Opportunity to provide branded giveaways in the lounge (provided by sponsor)
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on lounge signage, lounge marketing, event signage, and general session slides
  • One (1) complimentary full conference registration for an employer client of your organization

Branding Sponsorships

Guest Room Key Cards: $8,000

Make an impression from the moment attendees check in. Guest room key cards are used multiple times a day, so you’ll be “in the pocket” of every attendee. Sponsorship cost includes two custom logo-designed key cards (replaces standard keys) for each attendee and distribution by hotel staff at check in. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, based upon artwork specifications provided by DMEC.

BENEFITS:
  • Logo recognition on keycards
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
  • One (1) complimentary full conference registration for an employer client of your organization
Conference Name Badges: SOLD

Gain consistent recognition throughout the conference with your company’s name or logo on attendee badges. Attendees are required to wear badges during sessions and conference events.

BENEFITS:
  • Logo recognition on name badge
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
  • One (1) complimentary full conference registration for an employer client of your organization
Ribbon Wall: SOLD

DMEC attendees love to customize their name badges with ribbons that highlight their achievements and personality. Become the official sponsor of the DMEC ribbon wall and showcase your company through this unique opportunity.

BENEFITS:
  • Logo recognition on ribbon wall header
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
  • One (1) complimentary full conference registration for an employer client of your organization

 Exclusive Exhibitor Add-Ons

Push Notifications (Four Opportunities): $750

Invite attendees to visit your booth, attend your program presentation, or to attend your DMEC Solutions Stage presentation by sending a push notification through the DMEC Events mobile app utilized by over 90% of conference attendees. Purchasers will receive one (1) 230-character text notification sent to all mobile app users. Total of four (4) opportunities available.

Virtual Tote Bag Flyer: $400

Go paperless! Get your information in front of attendees using our Virtual Tote Bag within the DMEC Events Mobile App. One (1) full page flyer (provided by purchaser) will be uploaded to the Virtual Tote Bag in the mobile app (deadlines apply).

 

 


Tax Treatment of Gifts and Sponsorships

In accordance with the Internal Revenue Service guidelines as stated in IRS Publications 557, revised 7/2001; gifts, sponsorships or other contributions to DMEC as a 501c (6) organization are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor/sponsor’s federal income tax return. However, they may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business. Consult your tax advisor for clarification.