2015 Conference Sponsor Information

This will be the 30th annual Spring Technical Conference, sponsored by the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association. The 3 day event is the largest in the Midwest and features more than 50 informative presentations on current topics to IBM i professionals. Average daily attendance ranges from 100 – 150 attendees. While other conferences suffered greatly in prior years, we still managed to attract well over 100 attendees. In many cases, different employees from the same company attend, providing coverage at all levels, from management to trainees.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Full Sponsorship

Full sponsorship provides your organization with the opportunity to network with potential customers who have proven decision-making power. An 8’ table with skirt and chairs is provided in the expo area, which is located centrally to the event not in an area away from the attendees. You may alternatively bring display systems that fit into the allotted space. All tables have electrical outlets and wifi available.   For pricing information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   This level of sponsorship includes:

 Benefits Included

  • Tabletop booth in the designated vendor expo area
  • Listing in all of the conference publications
  • Two complimentary 3-day conference registrations for your staff
  • One complimentary 3-day conference registration for a customer
  • Sponsor Showcase with food and adult beverages served
  • Bag stuffing – your marketing materials stuffed into attendee tote bags
  • Company logo and link boldly displayed on our web site for 1 year
  • Discounted room rates
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunches, snacks and drinks
  • Opportunity to network with attendees

Sponsor Showcase

New this year is the Sponsor Showcase with a  2 hour time slot on the schedule which will dramatically increase the access for attendees and sponsors.  This time is set a side for the sponsors to entertain and meet with attendees, with no other distracting events to compete with.  There will be free food and adult beverages served.  The Showcase will provide a more relaxed environment to approach attendees and start a conversation.  

Extra Attendee Registration

An extra attendee registration is included with full sponsorship to be given away to a sponsor's  customer.  Sponsor's normally receive 2 registrations for themselves, and this third one is specifically for inviting a customer to our conference.  It covers a complete attendance for all 3 days, sessions, labs, meals, the works.

Discount Program

We are offering a $200 discount for promoting our conference using our banners on your website and in your emails and news letters. The discount can be claimed by sending copies of the emails and links to the web pages to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Discounts will be settled after the conference has concluded.

Cancellation Policy

A full sponsorship if cancelled 30 days prior to the event will be refunded in full less any expenses incurred. Full sponsorships cancelled between 30 and 10 days of the event will be refunded with a cancellation fee of 50% of the sponsorship. Full sponsorships cancelled within 10 days of the event will not be refunded. Other forms of sponsorship are not refundable.

 

Other Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

For those organizations that wish to aid our group’s efforts but travel to such events is not part of your marketing plan, we have the following sponsorship levels available.

Bag stuffing $500:

We will include a reasonable amount of marketing information in our complimentary conference tote bag given to each attendee.

Sponsor a gaming table, break table, or lunch table $350:

In an effort to raise awareness of sponsors by conference attendees, the WMCPA is planning a special entertainment event on Wednesday evening. Your company could sponsor a table at this event. This event is well attended and another opportunity to promote your product.

Web Site Logo and Link $250:

Your logo and a link to your web site is posted on our web site’s home page and most pages within our web site. Your logo and link stay on the web site until after the next conference. Providing at least 1 year of exposure and more if you sign up early.

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“Reaching out to the finest IBM i Technical Professionals in the Midwest”

 

Early sign up reaps benefitslogo and link go up on web site upon signing up and stay up until the following conference. Working out to well over 1 year of exposure.

 

NOTES:  Check and agreement MUST be received by JANUARY 31st to be included in conference brochures and promotional materials
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