2020 DMEC Annual Conference

Sponsorship Opportunities

Maximize your exposure and be recognized as a leader in the disability and absence management field. Introduce yourself to new customers, reinforce your services to tried and true clients, unveil new products or services, build relationships with prospective clients, and stand out from the crowd. Become a 2020 DMEC Annual Conference sponsor.

All conference sponsorships are subject to first right of refusal by the previous year’s participating sponsor. Upon refusal, the sponsorship will be publicly available to everyone. For more information about sponsorship, please contact Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@dmec.org or 800.789.3632, ext. 121.

Digital Sponsorships

Conference Mobile App: SOLD

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 
  • 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 
Scavenger Hunt: $5,000

DMEC’s mobile app scavenger hunt is an 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 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 

Event Engagement Sponsorships

Networking Lunch (Full Week): SOLD

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.  

Benefits: 
  • Opportunity to provide one (1) sponsored item on  tables during the 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
Happy Hour: $8,000

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

Benefits:
  • Verbal recognition in the exhibit hall 
  • Opportunity to host a special beverage station at your booth 
  • 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 
Local “Beverages & Bites” Station: $7,000

Generate some attendee buzz and gain recognition at our opening night welcome reception as the sponsor of our local “beverages & bites” station, serving the best California has to offer. Give attendees the opportunity to sample local cuisine and enjoy a unique taste of the region 

Benefits: 
  • Logo recognition on exclusive event giveaway 
  • Logo recognition on a sponsored food station 
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply) 
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides 
First-Time Attendee Lounge: $6,500

Sponsor the First-Time Attendee Lounge and play a crucial role in welcoming those that are attending their first DMEC conference.

Benefits:
  • Logo recognition on lounge ticket provided to all first-time attendees 
  • Logo recognition on lounge signage and marketing 
  • Opportunity to provide first-time attendee giveaways (provided by sponsor) 
  • 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): $6,000

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 coffee/beverage cups and/or sleeves 
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply) 
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides 
Roaming Prize Giveaways: $5,000

Do you want more traffic at your exhibit space? DMEC will be awarding prizes to attendees throughout the conference with instructions for winners to visit your booth for pickup. This is a great traffic and lead generation opportunity, and a great value-add for attendees! 

Benefits:
  • Verbal recognition in the DMEC Solutions Marketplace 
  • Logo recognitioon selected prizes 
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply) 
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides 
Zen Zone:  $5,000

Help attendees relax and unwind in our exclusive “Zen Zone.” Conference attendees will stop by your booth to sign up for a chair massage in the Zen Zone lounge, giving you added recognition as part of this unique attendee experience.  

Benefits:
  • Verbal recognition in the DMEC Solutions Marketplace  
  • Logo recognitiooZen Zone signage 
  • Logo recognition on shirts worn by massage practitioners (provided by sponsor) 
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply) 
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides 
Photo Booth: $5,000

Say cheese! Get recognized as our official photo booth sponsor during the opening night welcome reception.  

Benefits:  
  • Logo recognitioon photo takeaway 
  • 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): $4,500

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 coffee/beverage cups or sleeves  
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply) 
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides 
Keynote Speaker: SOLD

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 speakers 
  • 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 
Closing Night Event: $10,000

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) 

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 
Conference Name Badges: $7,500 ($14,000 for both conferences)

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 
Plug-n-Charge Station: $5,000

Get noticed while attendees charge up for the day. This sponsorship includes a charging station and lounge area, providing you with extended brand exposure while attendees charge their mobile devices.

Benefits: 
  • Opportunity to provide a sponsor slide or looping video for the charging station monitor 
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply) 
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides 
Eco-Friendly Water Bottles: SOLD

Assist us in our “green” efforts by sponsoring eco-friendly reusable water bottles with your company logo! Each attendee will receive the water bottle at registration and will have the opportunity to use it throughout the conference at water stations. You’ll help the environment and give attendees a takeaway that lasts long after the conference!

Benefits: 
  • Logo recognition on the water bottles 
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply) 
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides 
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 

A 50% deposit is required for your sponsorship contract to be processed. Check payments for the 50% deposit are due no later than 30 days from the submission of your contract. Deposit is subject to the cancellation policy outlined in the DMEC exhibit & sponsor contract policy, rules and regulations.

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.