Sponsorship Information

The AAPA Annual Convention & Expo: The Seaport Industry's Main Event
The AAPA Annual Convention and Expo connects, informs and empowers seaport leaders and maritime professionals from across the Western Hemisphere. As the seaport industry’s main event, it provides access to top decision makers, professionals and experts through invaluable networking, technical and policy sessions. It is AAPA’s largest membership meeting of the year, allowing port professionals, transportation leaders and marine industry innovators to explore trends and discover solutions that empower ports, people and businesses.

Sponsorship: Connect, Discover and Transform
As the seaport industry reconvenes in Austin, Texas in September 2021, don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to elevate your company at the AAPA Annual Convention & Expo. Connect your organization with leaders in trade and transportation in and around Western Hemisphere ports. Discover the critical issues and needs of the industry and transform your business by elevating your organization’s visibility as one of the maritime industry’s leading solution providers.

To reserve a sponsorship opportunity at the 2021 AAPA Annual Convention, contact Kevin Traver, Vice President of Membership and Sponsorship at ktraver@aapa-ports.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

$50,000 Diamond Sponsor
(Limited to 2 AAPA Premier Fleet Sponsors and 2 Additional Companies)
Thought
Leadership
Deliver welcome remarks during September 28 Opening Ceremonies
Serve as moderator of one (1) Networking Salon on either September 28
Access AAPA-facilitated appointments with port CEOs during September 28 & 29 Exhibitor Appointment Hours
Presentation opportunity at September 27 Port CEOs Session
Visibility Recognition as Official Presenter of the Convention from AAPA President & CEO and AAPA Chairman of the Board during September 28 Opening Ceremonies
Sponsor’s logo on all official printed materials and convention website
Opportunity to provide literature or promotional item at the Registration Desk (item provided by sponsor upon AAPA approval)
One (1) premium placement full-page color ad in convention program *
Sponsor’s logo projected on large screens before plenary sessions
Sponsor’s logo on signage in event registration area (high-visibility zone)
Inclusion of one (1) bag insert or promotional item in convention bag (item provided by sponsor upon AAPA approval)
Banner ad in mobile app
Banner ad in each Convention Daily email sent to all participants September 26-29
Hospitality One (1) reserved cabana during September 26 Opening Reception on JW Marriott Austin pool deck
Two (2) reserved tables during each networking luncheon (September 28 & 29)
One (1) reserved private viewing area (tables, chairs, curtained dividers) during September 29 closing reception at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Customized e-invitations featuring sponsor’s logo to send to clients and prospects
Participation One (1) Premium Exhibitor Booth
Six (6) complimentary individual registrations to the convention

*Sponsor artwork must be approved by Convention Management

$40,000 Platinum Sponsor
(Limited to 2 AAPA Premier Navigator Sponsors and 2 Additional Companies)
Thought
Leadership
Serve as moderator of one (1) Virtual Networking Salon on either September 29   
Access AAPA-facilitated appointments with port CEOs during September 28 & 29 Exhibitor Appointment Hours  
Visibility Recognition from AAPA President & CEO and AAPA Chairman of the Board during September 28 Opening Ceremonies
Sponsor’s logo on all official printed materials and convention website 
One (1) half-page color ad in convention program*
Sponsor’s logo projected on large screens before plenary sessions
Sponsor’s logo on signage in event registration area (high-visibility zone)
Inclusion of one (1) bag insert or promotional item in convention bag (item provided by sponsor upon AAPA approval)
Banner ad in mobile app
Banner ad in each Convention Daily email sent to all participants September 26-29
Hospitality One (1) reserved cabana during September 26 Opening Reception on JW Marriott Austin pool deck
Two (2) reserved tables during each networking luncheon (September 28 & 29)
Customized e-invitations featuring sponsor’s logo to send to clients and prospects
Participation One (1) Exhibitor Booth
Four (4) complimentary individual registrations to the convention

*Sponsor artwork must be approved by Convention Management

$25,000 Gold Sponsor
(Limited to 2 AAPA Premier Anchor Sponsors and 2 Additional Companies)
 Thought
Leadership
 Serve as a speaker at one (1) Networking Salon on September 28
Access AAPA-facilitated appointments with port CEOs during September 28 & 29 Exhibitor Appointment Hours  
Visibility Recognition from AAPA President & CEO during September 28 Opening Ceremonies             
Sponsor’s logo on all official printed materials and convention website   
One (1) half-page color ad in convention program*
Sponsor’s logo projected on large screens before plenary sessions
Sponsor’s logo on signage in event registration area (high-visibility zone)
Inclusion of one (1) bag insert or promotional item in convention bag (item provided by sponsor upon AAPA approval)
Banner ad in mobile app
Banner ad in each Convention Daily email sent to all participants September 26 - 29
Hospitality One (1) reserved table during each networking luncheon (September 28 & 29)
Customized e-invitations featuring sponsor’s logo to send to clients and prospects
Participation One (1) Exhibitor Booth
Three (3) complimentary individual registrations to the convention

*Sponsor artwork must be approved by Convention Management

$15,000 Silver Sponsor - SOLD
(Limited to 4 Companies)
 Thought
Leadership
Serve as a speaker at one (1) Networking Salon on September 29
Visibility Recognition from AAPA President & CEO during September 28 Opening Ceremonies
Sponsor’s logo on all official printed materials and convention website 
One (1) half-page color ad in convention program*
Sponsor’s logo projected on large screens before plenary sessions
Sponsor’s logo on signage in event registration area (high-visibility zone)
Inclusion of one (1) bag insert or promotional item in convention bag (item provided by sponsor upon AAPA approval)
Banner ad in mobile app
Banner ad in each Convention Daily email sent to all participants September 26-29
Hospitality One (1) reserved table during each networking luncheon (September 28 & 29)
Customized e-invitations featuring sponsor’s logo to send to clients and prospects
Participation 50% discount on purchase of one (1) exhibitor booth
Two (2) complimentary individual registrations to the convention

*Sponsor artwork must be approved by Convention Management

Promotional Sponsorship
$5,000 - $15,000

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to gain valuable brand exposure and visibility by utilizing our promotional sponsorships to attract the attention of our convention attendees at the show.

OPENING RECEPTION SPONSOR $15,000 - SOLD

›   Take advantage of this special opportunity for your company branding to be seen     throughout the evening at the Opening Reception
›   Sponsor will receive a half-page color ad in convention program*
›   One (1) complementary individual registration to the convention
›   Inclusion of one (1) bag insert or promotional item in convention bag (item  provided by sponsor upon AAPA approval)

CLOSING RECEPTION SPONSOR $15,000

›   Take advantage of this special opportunity for your company branding to be seen  throughout the evening at the Closing Reception
›   Sponsor will receive a half-page color ad in convention program*
›   One (1) complementary individual registration to the convention
›   Inclusion of one (1) bag insert or promotional item in convention bag (item    provided by sponsor upon AAPA approval)

NAME BADGE SPONSOR $15,000

›   Custom-printed convention name badges turn every convention attendee into your own personal billboard.
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Sponsor will receive a half-page color ad in convention program*
›   One (1) complementary individual registration to the convention
›   Inclusion of one (1) bag insert or promotional item in convention bag (item           provided by sponsor upon AAPA approval)

HOTEL KEY CARD SPONSOR $10,000 - SOLD 

›   Be seen on the most important item convention attendees have. Display your  company’s logo on guest room key cards at JW Marriott Austin.

BREAKFAST SPONSOR $10,000 (2 available)

›   Recognition during sponsored breakfast
›   Reserved seating at sponsored breakfast
›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor acknowledgment page in convention program
›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor recognition page of convention website
›   Sponsor’s logo on breakfast signage
›   Opportunity to supply promotional items at breakfast (items provided by sponsor  upon AAPA approval)

REGISTRATION AREA SPONSOR $10,000

›   Sponsor’s logo on signage in registration area (high-visibility zone)
›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor acknowledgment page in convention program
›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor recognition page of convention website
›   Opportunity to supply promotional items in registration area (items provided by  sponsor upon AAPA approval)

CONVENTION BAG SPONSOR $10,000

›   Custom-printed convention bags turn every convention attendee into your own  personal billboard. These bags are distributed at registration to every convention    attendee. Your company message will be seen throughout the entire convention. Sponsor will be able to include one (1) promotional item in convention bag. (Sponsor will select from AAPA-approved bag options, and item provided by sponsor must be approved by AAPA)

LUNCHEON SPONSOR $10,000 (2 available)

›   Recognition during sponsored luncheon
›   Reserved seating at sponsored luncheon
›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor acknowledgment page in convention program
›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor recognition page of convention website
›   Sponsor’s logo on luncheon signage
›   Opportunity to supply promotional items at luncheon (item provided by sponsor   upon AAPA approval)

COFFEE BREAK SPONSOR $8,500 (4 available)

›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor acknowledgment page in convention program
›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor recognition page of convention website
›   Opportunity to supply promotional items during coffee break (items provided by  sponsor upon AAPA approval)

CHARGING STATION SPONSOR $8,000

›   Sponsor’s logo on charging stations
›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor acknowledgment page in convention program
›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor recognition page of convention website

WIFI SPONSOR $8,000

›   Sponsor will be advertised as the exclusive sponsor of internet connection in the  exhibit hall
›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor acknowledgment page in convention program
›   Sponsor’s logo on sponsor recognition page of convention website

GUEST PROGRAM SPONSOR $7,500

›   The Guest Program features events offered over two days at the Convention. Receive special recognition for sponsorship of these popular guest events and achieve company recognition throughout the convention with your logo on the Guest Program tickets, accompanying signage, and all Guest Program descriptions in the convention program.

NAME BADGE LANYARD SPONSOR $7,500 - SOLD

›   Captivate the minds of hundreds, as attendees wear your name around their necks and are seen throughout the entire event. This invaluable marketing item will be offered to each attendee as they pick up their badge.
›   Sponsor will be able to include one (1) promotional item in convention bag (item   provided by sponsor upon AAPA approval).

GUEST PROGRAM BAG SPONSOR $5,000 - SOLD

›   Custom-printed Guest Program bags are distributed at registration to every guest accompanying a registered attendee. Your company message will be seen throughout the entire convention. Sponsor will be able to include one (1) promotional item in guest bag. (Sponsor will select from AAPA-approved bag      options, and item provided by sponsor must be approved by AAPA)

*Sponsor artwork must be approved by Convention Management

Become a Sponsor

To reserve a sponsorship opportunity at the 2021 AAPA Annual Convention, contact Kevin Traver, Vice President of Membership and Sponsorship at ktraver@aapa-ports.org

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