Sponsors

Sponsorships help create a better experience for the attendee while building your brand and 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 at the 2018 PWX.

BENEFITS
All sponsorships include:
• Logo on every page of the PWX website
• Logo on PWX-related marketing e-mails
• Recognition on the PWX Mobile App
• Facebook and Twitter notifications upon contract
• Signage strategically placed during the conference with your company name and booth number
• Additional APWA priority points (maximum of 10)
• Sponsor ribbons for all of your booth staff for immediate recognition
• Logo in pre-show APWA Reporter magazine if sponsorship is received by June 15th
• Logo in post-show APWA Reporter magazine
• Logo in post-event e-mail
• Additional benefits tailored to each opportunity

Sponsorships over $8,000 will also receive one professional video placed on Facebook live to post from their booth. Posts are archived on the APWA Facebook page for viewing even after the event for increased exposure. Sponsorships may be combined to meet the minimum.

All sponsorships are subject to approval by APWA National. The Awards Reception, Young Professionals Networking Reception and First-Timer’s Breakfast Meeting sponsor opportunities are open to all. The remaining sponsor opportunities are restricted to PWX Exhibitors only.

Choose from a menu of offerings or customize your own promotional package. Let us know what you have in mind!


NEW FOR 2018

PWX Walking Challenge   

Step ahead of the pack and become the leader in a healthy competition among attendees! Participants can use their own activity tracker (including iOS and Android phones)  and will have real-time access to their standings with your branding always present in-app. Encourage constant engagement with in-booth redemption of awards, or kick it up to an even higher level with a big-screen live page in the PWX Hub, complete with a branded banner graphic. The sponsorship also provides for onsite recognition through signage and on the PWX mobile app. There are multiple options to enhance this program and increase the number of impressions your company receives on-site!  

This sponsorship can be exclusive or co-branded with another sponsor for maximum visibility.
Sponsorship Fee: Fully Customizable Options from $8,000 - $16,000
APWA Priority Points: 1-10

POWER PLAY: 10% Discount for Exclusive Sponsorship of both PWX and The North American Snow Conference Walking challenge 

Visual Note Taker   

Truly one of those “You need to see it to believe it” sponsorships! Visual Note Taking is a powerful way to engage attendees repeatedly throughout PWX. An artist will illustrate the key ideas, questions and insights that are shared in educational sessions, on the exhibit floor and beyond, all on a large-format wall in the PWX Hub. Your brand will be seen repeatedly as attendees return to watch the artist’s progress each day and to capture the ideas visualized. Exclusive and co-branding options available.

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000 - $16,000
APWA Priority Points: 5-10

Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop  (3 opportunities )

The Winter Maintenance Supervisors Certificate Workshop is an ideal opportunity to gain exposure for your company as an education sponsor. Your logo will be displayed on the meeting signage.   Sponsors can provide a giveaway item for program participants. This sponsorship includes two registrations to the Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop.
 
Sponsorship Fee: $2,500                                    
APWA Priority Points: 2
 

Coffee Break for the Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop

Energize the participants of the Winter Maintenance Supervisors Certificate Workshop in providing the morning and afternoon coffee breaks. A sign recognizing your sponsorship will be displayed during the day long program.
 
Sponsorship Fee: $1,500                                    
APWA Priority Points: 1

“Know Before You Go” attendee e-mail      

This informative e-mail goes out to all registered attendees prior to PWX. Your custom message and logo will be seen by those who have already made the decision to be in Kansas City! 
   
Bonus: Kick it up a notch by embedding your own video welcoming attendees to PWX! APWA Marketing staff will work with you to script the video, but you choose your own staff and location to film it! 

E-mail Only Sponsorship Fee: $2,000
APWA Priority Points: 2
Video E-mail Sponsorship Fee: $7,000
APWA Priority Points: 7

Photo Opp Booths 

(2 opportunities available)    
Be front and center with a photo booth that includes your company logo. Our step-in booth will have a freestanding backdrop and frame cut-out for on-the-spot photos that are sure to be shared on social media. (Add a photographer for additional cost)

Sponsorship Fee: $1,500
APWA Priority Points: 1
Photographer: TBD

Exhibit Floor Directional 

(Multiple opportunities available)    
Drive attendees to your booth by notifying them that you will be holding in-booth raffles, giveaways, demos and trainings on the show floor. Your 2-line notification will be placed on a professionally printed directional sign inside the entrance and will be included in the fold-out Pocket Guide. 

(Deadline July 1, 2018) Specific guidelines will apply.   
 

Sponsorship Fee: $500
APWA Priority Points: 0

Custom Art Printing (Multiple opportunities available)

Add an element of fun with a custom-designed take-away gift that incorporates your brand.  Whether it’s in your booth space, on the show floor, or in the public areas, this mobile-print bike trailer will be a unique feature sure to draw attendees.  Your brand will hang on the walls of offices across North America and beyond!
 
Sponsorship Fee: $3,000 per 4 hour period                
APWA Priority Points: 3


EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIPS

Exclusive sponsorship options will entitle you to reserve the same for the following year, deadlines will apply.

Convention Center Wi-Fi & Mobile App     

Gain ongoing and frequent exposure with this exclusive sponsorship to be the Wi-Fi and Mobile App sponsor for more than 5,000 attendees attending PWX. The sponsorship provides for onsite recognition through signage and on the PWX mobile app.

Sponsorship Fee: $20,000
APWA Priority Points: 10

Reserve sponsorship by 7/1/18 and have your 13 character company name or short phrase set as the password to access the Wi-Fi during the entire conference.

Name Badge Lanyards — SOLD 

Make every show 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 name and logo.
  

Sponsorship Fee: $8,000
APWA Priority Points: 8





Attendee Badge — SOLD

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 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 as attendees will do all the marketing for your company.


Sponsorship Fee: $3,000
APWA Priority Points: 3




First Timer’s & New Members Meeting   

Over breakfast, new APWA members and first-time PWX attendees will hear greetings from the APWA President; learn how to get the most out of the dollar and time investment in PWX; learn all about the educational sessions and tracks APWA offers; learn how to use the exhibits to their best advantage; and in the process, make some lifelong acquaintances of public works people from around the world. Sponsor will receive signage with company logo onsite at the breakfast with the opportunity to offer a brief welcome/greeting.

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000
APWA Priority Points: 5

Awards Recognition Reception — Pending  

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 award winners on August 27th. Sponsor will receive signage with company logo onsite at the reception in addition to having the opportunity to present the toast.

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000
APWA Priority Points: 5

Young Professionals Networking Reception — SOLD  

All APWA members age 35 and younger are invited to attend the tenth annual Young Professionals Networking Reception on August 27th. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with other young public works professionals. You will receive signage with your company logo onsite at the reception and have the opportunity to offer a brief welcome/greeting.

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000
APWA Priority Points: 5




International Reception

International guests will have the opportunity to meet and network with each other at this reception on August 27th. You will receive signage with your company logo onsite at the reception as well as have the opportunity to meet and offer greetings to our International attendees. Our 2018 reception will also include guests from the International Federation of Municipal Engineers.

International guests will have the opportunity to meet and network with each other at this reception on August 27th. You will receive signage with your company logo onsite at the reception as well as have the opportunity to meet and offer greetings to our International attendees.  Our 2018 reception will also include guests from the International Federation of Municipal Engineers.
 

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000
APWA Priority Points: 5

NON-EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIPS

General Session     

Add excitement and drama to your participation by capitalizing on the bang of 2,000 people packing the General Session room to hear renowned keynote speakers. As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to have your logo displayed on the huge screens, and you’ll have the exclusive right to distribute your product literature in the room. In addition, your company will receive verbal recognition as the general session sponsor.  
Sponsorship Fee: $5,000 per day
APWA Priority Points: 5
More than one General Session may be available!

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Attendees will enjoy having lunch in the exhibit hall thanks to the sponsors. As one of the daily sponsors, you will receive signage throughout the exhibit floor and recognition on the mobile app with your booth location. Two sponsorships available per day August 26-28th.

Attendees will enjoy having lunch in the exhibit hall thanks to the sponsors. As one of the daily sponsors, you will receive signage throughout the exhibit floor and recognition on the mobile app with your booth location. Two sponsorships available per day August 26-28th.
  
Sponsorship Fee: $10,000
APWA Priority Points: 10

Snack Break   

Provide attendees with the opportunity to enjoy a variety of snacks as they walk around the exhibit hall to visit vendors. Your company logo and booth number will be on signage throughout the exhibit hall to provide additional exposure.

Sponsorship Fee: $4,000
Available for August 26-28th.
APWA Priority Points: 4




Badge Zone   

The PWX Badge Zone fun ribbons were a hit last year!  Sponsor the 2018 Badge Zone with double the fun ribbons, plus a custom ribbon made specifically for your company!  Sponsorship includes company name and booth number on the Badge Zone sign and your choice of a one-color custom ribbon to be included in the offerings.

Sponsorship Fee: $2,500
APWA Priority Points: 2

Beer in the Exhibit Hall

(Mulitiple opportunities Available) 
PWX attendees on the exhibit floor are sure to visit your booth and enjoy a refreshing beer. Sponsorship includes one keg of beer, bartender service, and signage in your booth. 

(Upgraded options and second keg available for additional cost) 

Sponsorship Fee: $1,500 per Opportunity – discounts apply for multi-day sponsorships
Available Opportunities: August 26-28 
APWA Priority Points: 1

                    

Chill Zone Recharge Station 

(2 Opportunities) 
PWX attendees will need a place to “chill” and “recharge” on the exhibit floor. What a great opportunity for you to sponsor a Chill Zone Recharge Station for participants to charge their phone or mobile devices while taking a few minutes to relax.  Multiple brand placements are included in the furnished pods, complete with a water feature! Reserve early and choose the carpet color to match your logo. 

Sponsorship Fee: $7,500
APWA Priority Points: 5

National Equipment Roadeo — SOLD   

Be a part of the APWA National Equipment Roadeo! This year’s program is bigger and better with 3 competitions and an anticipated 300 competitors. Sponsorship allows you three pieces of equipment in the National Roadeo and includes your logo on the participant T-shirts as well as on all sponsor signs and PWX webpages.  

Sponsorship Fee: $7,500
APWA Priority Points: 7





Become a Sponsor

Conference sponsorship is an excellent and affordable way to solidify your image as an industry leader and elevate attendees' experience.

To reserve your sponsorship opportunity, contact:

Lysa Byous
Sponsorship Sales
800-848-APWA, ext. 5243
lbyous@apwa.net