2022 DMEC FMLA/ADA Employer
Compliance Conference

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2022 DMEC FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference offers attendees timely education sessions, continuing education credit, and the chance to connect with peers, industry experts, and vendor partners in person. Expand your organization’s reach by getting back in front of attendees from across the United States.

Attendee Spotlight

Professionals from the following areas attend the event:

  • Absence & disability management
  • FMLA/ADA workplace compliance
  • Return to work
  • Human resources/benefits
  • Risk and litigation management
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Workplace accommodations

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT SPONSORSHIPS

Partner Sponsorship: SOLD

Build brand awareness before, during, and after the conference as a Partner sponsor. The Partner sponsorship offers the largest number of benefits and the highest levels of recognition.

Preconference Benefits:
  • Logo recognition in preliminary and final programs (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on conference promotional emails
  • Opportunity to provide preferred booth selection
  • Discounted registration rate for employer clients
  • Weekly preconference attendee mailing list provided electronically beginning four (4) weeks prior to the conference start date (policies apply regarding use of attendee emails)
On-Site Benefits:
  • Opportunity to develop content in partnership with DMEC for one educational session*
  • Complimentary 10’x10’ exhibit space
  • Two (2) complimentary full conference registrations
  • Recognition as co-sponsor of the opening welcome reception
  • Recognition on on-site materials, including signage, entrance units, and walk-in slides
  • Company name, logo, website address, and 100-word description of services included in the final program and post-conference attendee communication
Post Conference Benefits:
  • Post-conference attendee mailing list provided electronically within 10 days following the conference
  • Exhibitor directory link included in resource email to attendees
  • Logo recognition in post-conference resource email to attendees

*Subject to DMEC deadlines and policies; content approval by the DMEC conference programming committee.

NEW! DMEC Solutions Stage Presentations: $8,000

DMEC Solutions Stage presentations are 30-minute sessions that provide a high-value, live opportunity for sponsors to reach engaged absence and disability management professionals. These sessions offer a forum to gather and discuss new ideas or products and services within the DMEC Solutions Marketplace. Sessions on the DMEC Solutions Stage do not qualify for CEU credit.

Set-Up:
  • Reserved meeting space in the DMEC Solutions Marketplace
  • Standard meeting space AV included (additional AV requests met at the expense of the presenting company)
Benefits:
  • Opportunity to conduct a live 30-minute virtual product demonstration with Q&A
  • Presentation listing in preliminary program, onsite program, website agenda, and mobile app (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage related to solutions stage
  • Preconference and post-conference attendee mailing list provided electronically

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
Compliance Quest Scavenger Hunt: $4,000

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 Compliance 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

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 (Compliance Conference Only)
$15,000 (Compliance Conference & Annual Conference Package)

Engage and network with attendees with this exclusive full-week lunch sponsorship. You’ll also have the chance to 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
NEW! Hosted Private Roundtable Discussion: $6,000

Engage and network with selected attendees during your organization’s private roundtable discussion. DMEC’s hot-topic roundtable discussions provide attendees with the opportunity to share challenges, opportunities, and best practices in a small group.

Benefits:
  • Opportunity to host one (1) roundtable discussion (subject to DMEC program planning and policies)
  • Opportunity to send one (1) targeted email invite to selected attendees (subject to DMEC privacy policies)
  • 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 beverage cups
  • 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 and 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
NEW! Corporate Social Responsibility Event: $4,500

Support the local Los Angeles community as the sponsor of a corporate social responsibility event. The event will be developed and managed by DMEC staff.

Benefits:
  • Opportunity to provide a welcome message to all attendees explaining the importance of the event and your organization’s participation
  • Logo recognition on the virtual donation page
  • 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 Compliance 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: $7,500 (Compliance Conference Only)
$14,000 (Compliance Conference & Annual Conference Package)

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
NEW! Reusable Face Masks: SOLD

Assist in the effort to keep all conference attendees healthy and safe with a reusable face mask sponsorship. Each conference attendee will receive a face mask with your company logo!

Benefits:
  • Logo recognition on the reusable face mask
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
NEW! Hand Sanitizer: $4,000

Assist in the effort to keep all conference attendees healthy and safe with a hand sanitizer sponsorship. Each conference attendee will receive their own personal hand sanitizer with your company logo!

Benefits:
  • Logo recognition on the hand sanitizer
  • Logo recognition in the preliminary and final program (deadlines apply)
  • Logo recognition on event signage and general session slides
Ribbon Wall: $3,000

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

Exhibit Space

Single 10′ Deep x 10′ Wide Booth Package: $4,300
Benefits:
  • 6′ skirted table, two (2) chairs, wastebasket, booth ID sign, and aisle cleaning
  • Draped backwall and draped side rails
  • One (1) complimentary full conference registration
  • One (1) complimentary exhibit only* registration
  • 50-word company listing in the final program (deadlines apply)
  • Company link on exhibitor directory (including company description) on DMEC website
  • Preconference and post-conference attendee mailing lists
  • Free passes for DMEC evening networking events for all registered staff from your company
  • Option to purchase up to four (4) additional exhibit only* badges
Double 10′ Deep x 20′ Wide Booth Package: $6,300
Benefits:
  • 6′ skirted table, two (2) chairs, wastebasket, booth ID sign, and aisle cleaning
  • Draped backwall and draped side rails
  • Two (2) complimentary full conference registrations
  • Two (2) complimentary exhibit only* registrations
  • 80-word company listing in the final program (deadlines apply)
  • Company link on exhibitor directory (including company description) on DMEC website
  • Preconference and post-conference attendee mailing lists
  • Free passes for DMEC evening networking events for all registered staff from your company
  • Option to purchase up to four (4) additional exhibit only* badges
First-Time Exhibitor Single 10′ Deep x 10′ Wide Booth Package: $3,200

Get in front of your audience with a booth space in the DMEC Solutions Marketplace. This exclusive opportunity is available to organizations that have never exhibited at a DMEC conference.

Benefits:
  • Single 10′ deep x 10′ wide booth
  • 6′ skirted table, two (2) chairs, wastebasket, booth ID sign, and aisle cleaning
  • Draped backwall and draped side rails
  • One (1) complimentary full conference registration
  • One (1) complimentary exhibit only* registration
  • Company name, logo, website address, and 50-word description of services included in the final program and post-conference attendee communication
  • Preconference and post-conference attendee mailing lists

*Exhibit only badges do not include session access, but they do include event and meal access.

EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITOR ADD-ONS

Push Notifications (Four Opportunities): $750

Invite attendees to visit your booth, attend your program presentation, or to join 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 (non-Partner sponsors): $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).

Note: All exclusive exhibitor add-on opportunities are limited to availability and deadlines may apply.

Note

First right of refusal for the previous year’s Partner sponsors expires on July 12, 2021. All other conference sponsorships are subject to first right of refusal by the previous year’s participating sponsor through Oct. 15, 2021. Upon refusal, the sponsorship will be publicly available to everyone. Conference sponsorship, exhibit booth, and add-on payments are due in full within 30 days of signed contract and issue of invoice. All payments are subject to the payment due date & cancellation policy outlined in the DMEC Event Terms of Participation.

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.