Sponsors

Sponsorships help create a better experience for the attendee and give you an opportunity to enhance your brand exposure while supporting the industry. Position your company as a respected expert or resource, a partner, and leader in the field of public works.

Sponsorship opportunities are available in a variety of price ranges to fit your budget and maximize your visibility PWX 2019. Sponsorships of $1,000+ receive additional exposure at no extra cost:
Logo on PWX website
Logo in PWX-related marketing emails, including post-event email
Recognition on the PWX Mobile App
Social media promotion prior to PWX
Signage at PWX with your company name and booth number
Additional APWA priority points (maximum of 10)
Sponsor ribbons for all your booth staff
Logo in pre-show APWA Reporter magazine if sponsorship is received by July 12, 2019
Logo in post-show APWA Reporter magazine
Logo in “thank you sponsors” slide during General Session presentation
Enhanced listing in onsite printed pocket guide if sponsorship is received by July 19, 2019
Additional benefits tailored to each opportunity

All sponsorships are subject to approval by APWA National. The Awards Reception, Accreditation Recognition Reception, Young Professional Networking Reception, International Reception, and First-Timers & New Members Breakfast sponsorship opportunities are open to all. The remaining sponsorships are restricted to PWX 2019 exhibitors only.

Click the thumbnail below to view our PWX 2019 Sponsorship Brochure (PDF) or choose from the list below.





PWX 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities:

 

ATTENDEE EXPERIENCES & ACTIVATIONS

Leave attendees with a lasting impression of your brand with one of these unique, experience-driven sponsorship opportunities.

BADGE ZONE

Sponsorship Fee: $1,500
APWA Priority Points: 1
The PWX Badge Zone ribbons are always a hit with attendees. Sponsor the PWX 2019 Badge Zone with double the fun ribbons plus a custom ribbon made specifically for your company! Sponsorship includes company name and booth number on Badge Zone sign and your choice of a one-color custom ribbon. The deadline to reserve this opportunity is July 20, 2019.

BEER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

Sponsorship Fee: $1,500 per opportunity
APWA Priority Points: 1
Availability: September 8-10
PWX attendees are sure to visit your booth and enjoy a refreshing beer. Sponsorship includes one keg of beer, bartender service, and signage in your booth. Premium beer available for additional cost.

NEW! DJ

Sponsorship Fee: $4,000
APWA Priority Points: 4
If you love making attendees smile—and dance—this opportunity is for you! New for 2019, a DJ will be located in the lobby near the main entrance to energize attendees as they enter and exit the exhibit hall. The sponsor will receive signage at the DJ booth, periodic shout-outs from the DJ during PWX, and the ability to provide company apparel for the DJ to wear.

SNACK BREAK – ONLY TWO OPPORTUNITIES REMAIN!

Sponsorship Fee: $4,000
APWA Priority Points: 4
Availability: September 8-10
Attendees will love your brand when you provide them with a variety of snacks to enjoy as they walk the PWX exhibit hall. Your company logo and booth number will be on signage throughout the exhibit hall to provide additional exposure. One sponsorship per day – three opportunities available! 

NEW! COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000
APWA Priority Points: 5
Help make a social impact locally by providing the materials needed to create 400 care kits for Seattle’s homeless. Sponsor signage will be visible at the centrally located kit-building area, as well as throughout the event on sponsorship recognition signs. Want to go bigger? Talk to us about additional recognition for a larger contribution or combine it with the Becoming Homeless VR Experience for a greater impact. Call for details!

APWA Priority Points:  5
Help make a social impact locally by providing the materials needed to create 400 care kits for Seattle’s homeless. Sponsor signage will be visible at the centrally located kit-building area, as well as throughout the event on sponsorship recognition signs. Want to go bigger? Talk to us about additional recognition for a larger contribution or combine it with the Becoming Homeless VR Experience for a greater impact. Call for details!


NEW! VR EXPERIENCE: BECOMING HOMELESS

Sponsorship Fee: Call for pricing and details!
In this new immersive experience from Stanford University’s Human Interaction Lab, attendees will be able to step into the life of a working adult facing the decline of resources, ultimately leading to homelessness. The sponsor will receive branding in all virtual reality lab promotions including website, email, and onsite signage.

SC/RC Town HALL BRUNCH – EXCLUSIVE 

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000
APWA Priority Points: 5
Build your reputation as a supporter of Small Cities and Rural Communities during this two-hour Town Hall Brunch. The sponsor will receive their logo on strategically placed signage by the refreshments and have the opportunity to offer a brief greeting to brunch attendees.

APWA Priority Points:  5
Build your reputation as a supporter of Small Cities and Rural Communities during this two-hour Town Hall Brunch. The sponsor will receive their logo on strategically placed signage by the refreshments and have the opportunity to offer a brief greeting to brunch attendees.

ACCREDITATION RECOGNITION RECEPTION – EXCLUSIVE 

Sponsorship Fee: $6,500
APWA Priority Points: 6
Help celebrate the agencies who have earned Accreditation or Re-Accreditation by completing the continuous improvement process, which involves verifying their compliance with the recommended practices set forth in the Public Works Management Practices Manual. The sponsor will receive their logo on signage at the reception and have the opportunity to deliver the toast and congratulatory remarks to those who have earned this prestigious designation.

AWARDS RECOGNITION RECEPTION – EXCLUSIVE

Sponsorship Fee: $6,500
APWA Priority Points: 6
APWA’s Awards Program recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and chapters representing the best in public works. Celebrate with colleagues as we pay tribute to them for their achievements and contributions to the public works profession. The awards ceremony will be followed immediately by a special champagne toast and reception honoring our awards winner on September 10. The sponsor will receive their logo on signage at the reception and have the opportunity to present the toast.

FIRST-TIMERS & NEW MEMBERS BREAKFAST – EXCLUSIVE 

Sponsorship Fee: $6,500
APWA Priority Points: 6
Make a great first impression with this high-potential audience at the First-Timers & New Members Breakfast. The sponsor will receive their logo on signage at the event and have the opportunity to offer a brief greeting to breakfast attendees.

INTERNATIONAL RECEPTION – EXCLUSIVE 

Sponsorship Fee: $6,500
APWA Priority Points: 6
Trying to expand your reach overseas? Then sponsoring the International Reception on September 10 is for you. The sponsor will receive their logo on signage at the reception and have the opportunity to meet and offer greetings to public works professionals from across the globe!

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING RECEPTION – SOLD 

Sponsorship Fee: $6,500
APWA Priority Points: 6
All APWA members 35 and younger are invited to attend the 11th annual Young Professionals Networking Reception on September 10. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with other young public works professionals. The sponsor will receive their logo on signage at the reception and have the opportunity to offer a brief greeting to reception attendees.

WELLNESS MASSAGE LOUNGE

Sponsorship Fee: $7,000
APWA Priority Points: 7
Help attendees relax and de-stress by sponsoring the PWX Wellness Massage Lounge. The only way attendees can receive a free 10-minute massage is by redeeming a special voucher that they only receive by visiting your booth first. It’s a surefire way to Increase leads and drive traffic to your booth! The Wellness Massage Lounge sponsor can have the massage therapists wear branded clothing and will also receive signage in the lounge.

PWX WALKING CHALLENGE

Sponsorship Fee: $8,000
APWA Priority Points: 8
Step ahead of the pack and become the leader in a healthy step competition among attendees. Participants can use their own activity tracker or their smartphones to track their number of steps and will have real-time access to their standings with your branding always present in-app. The sponsor will receive onsite signage and branding on the PWX mobile app. Plus, there are multiple options to enhance the challenge and increase the number of impressions your company receives.

ATTENDEE LUNCH

Sponsorship Fee: $10,000
APWA Priority Points: 10
Availability: September 8-10
Win over PWX attendees by becoming one of the daily lunch sponsors! Sponsorship includes signage through the exhibitor floor and recognition on the PWX mobile app with your booth number. Two sponsorships available per day.

NEW! MOSAIC WALL

Sponsorship Fee: $16,000
APWA Priority Points: 10
Be a part of this fun, interactive area at PWX 2019! A live, attendee-build photo mosaic will be built picture-by-picture and will gradually reveal the overall image, encouraging attendees and onlookers to take part in the creation process. Your branding will be included within the overall image and/or around the mosaic wall area. Be part of the social buzz and sponsor this unique opportunity! 

NEW! DOGGY BREAK

Sponsorship Fee: Call for pricing and details!
Brighten everyone’s day by sponsoring the doggy break area at PWX 2019. A local Seattle shelter will bring in dogs available for adoption each day of the show. Sponsorship will include logo recognition and signage in the doggy break area. This sponsorship is perfect if your company deals with dog waste in public spaces.

NEW! PWX BOT

Sponsorship Fee: Call for pricing and details!
Ever dream of swooping in and assisting a public works professional in need? Now you can by sponsoring the new PWX bot. The bot serves as a virtual assistant to attendees onsite. PWX attendees simply text their question and the bot immediately responds with an answer. Your brand will be featured in all bot promotions – website, email, social media, onsite signage – you name it! The deadline to reserve this opportunity is July 12, 2019.


BRAND PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Reach beyond your booth and get your brand in front of PWX attendees with these high-impact sponsorship opportunities. 

DIGITAL PACKAGES & ADS

Sponsorship Fee: $395-$995
APWA Priority Points: 0
Stand out online—and at PWX—with wallet-friendly digital packages and ads. Choose to enhance your online PWX directory listing or interactive floor map listing with the addition of a logo, video, press release, and more! Log in to your PWX exhibitor portal to learn more and choose your promotion today.

ATTENDEE BADGES – SOLD

Sponsorship Fee: $3,000
APWA Priority Points: 3
Make your mark on PWX attendees as the badge sponsor. Your company logo will be prominently displayed on the back of every attendee’s name badge. This opportunity provides ongoing exposure in Seattle as attendees will do all the marketing for your company!


Make your mark on PWX attendees as the badge sponsor. Your company logo will be prominently displayed on the back of every attendee’s name badge. This opportunity provides ongoing exposure in Seattle as attendees will do all the marketing for your company!
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NEW! PWX UMBRELLAS

Sponsorship Fee: $12,000
APWA Priority Points: 10
Did you know that Seattle experiences an average of 152 rainy days a year? Keep PWX conference attendees dry and happy by providing them with a branded umbrella. The umbrellas will be given to conference attendees at registration and will be a must-keep PWX souvenir for years to come!  

“KNOW BEFORE YOU GO” ATTENDEE VIDEO EMAIL

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000
APWA Priority Points: 5
Create a customized video and have it emailed to all registered attendees prior to PWX 2019! APWA marketing staff will work with you to script the video, but you choose your own staff and location to film it! It’s an impressive way to welcome attendees to PWX and drive traffic to your booth.

ATTENDEE BADGE LANYARDS – SOLD

Sponsorship Fee: $8,000
APWA Priority Points: 8
Make every PWX attendee a walking ad for your company! Instead of clipping a badge to their clothing, attendees will appreciate a lanyard to hang around their necks imprinted with your company logo. 


CONVENTION CENTER WiFi & MOBILE APP – EXCLUSIVE

Sponsorship Fee: $20,000
APWA Priority Points: 10
Receive maximum exposure with the exclusive sponsorship to be the WiFi and mobile app sponsor for more than 5,000 PWX attendees. The sponsorship includes onsite recognition through signage, the PWX mobile app and also on the WiFi splash page. Plus, the sponsor can have their company name or brand message as the unique password (minimum of eight characters) that attendees must enter in to access the WiFi.


Onsite Signage Opportunities 

 

ONSITE SIGNAGE OPPORTUNITIES

Get noticed at the largest public works industry marketplace with a high-exposure signage opportunity.
The deadline to reserve a signage opportunity is July 1, 2019.

EXHIBIT FLOOR DIRECTIONAL

Sponsorship Fee: $500
APWA Priority Points: 0
Drive traffic to your booth by notifying attendees that you will be holding in-booth raffles, giveaways, demos and training on the show floor. Your two-line notification will be placed on a professionally printed directional sign inside the entrance and will be included in the foldout Pocket Guide. Specific guidelines apply.

DIGITAL SIGNS

Sponsorship Fee: $3,200
APWA Priority Points: 3
Capture the attention of public works professionals with highly-visual, six- and half-foot LED signage. Your digital advertisement will rotate with APWA graphics and will help to ensure a busy booth at PWX 2019. 

SADDLE BANNERS

Sponsorship Fee: $4,000/each
APWA Priority Points: 4
Increase brand awareness by purchasing a double-sided, over-the-railing banner at the top of the level four escalators at the Washington State Convention Center. The exhibit hall is located on level four so PWX attendees will be using these escalators throughout the duration of PWX. Hurry – only two opportunities available!

OVERHEAD BANNERS

Sponsorship Fee: $6,000/each
APWA Priority Points: 6
Make a statement and let attendees know you mean business by purchasing an impressive, double-sided banner located above the escalators at the Washington State Convention Center. Only four overhead banners available so act quickly!

ESCALATOR GRAPHICS

Sponsorship Fee: $6,000/level
APWA Priority Points: 6
Make a great first impression and reinforce your brand before attendees have even reached the show floor with eye-catching escalator graphics. Attendees won’t be able to miss your brand or message with these graphics.

Set yourself apart with an impactful sponsorship.

Contact Tony Hayes at 571-313-5793 or thayes@taffyevents.com to secure your opportunity today!

Become a Sponsor

A sponsorship opportunity at PWX 2019 is an excellent and affordable way to solidify your image as an industry leader and elevate attendees' experience.

To reserve your sponsorship opportunity, contact:

Tony Hayes
Taffy Event Strategies, LLC
Sponsorship Sales
571-313-5793
thayes@taffyevents.com