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2011 Sponsor/Exhibitor Information

2011 Exhibitor Guidelines and Information

48th Annual SABEW Conference

SMU Cox School of Business / Dallas, TX

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Welcome Exhibitors:

Thank you for choosing to exhibit with SABEW. We are looking forward to you joining us at our 48th Annual Conference on April 7-9, 2011, at the Southern Methodist University/Cox School of Business.

SABEW is the nation’s largest organization of business and financial journalists, with more than 3,200 members in the U.S. and several other countries. We expect as many as 250 to 300 business journalists to attend the conference. This is a wonderful opportunity to put faces with bylines, e-mails and telephone conversations and make vital future contacts.

EXHIBITOR SETUP BEGINS THURSDAY, APRIL 7 AT 1 P.M. THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 9 AT 5 P.M. Exhibits will be open from 8 a.m. Friday, April 8 through 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9. All exhibits must be removed by 7 p.m. on April 9. Exhibits will be set up on the 1st floor of the Collins Center central to all sessions and events. A floor plan of the area can be found on the SABEW website: www.sabew.org.

Exhibitor Fee and Additional Meal Registration: Regular registration cost for a single booth is $3,000. This cost includes one skirted, six-foot table, one chair and a trash can, Friday and Saturday. All meal events for one person are also included with this price. If you require more space, a double booth can be reserved for $5,000 and includes two six-foot tables, two chairs and a trash can (a limited amount of double booths are available). All meal events for two persons are included in this price. Additional representatives may attend, up to a total of 4, for the cost of the meal events. The additional charge for the full conference is $500; for Friday only is $225 and for Saturday only is $225. Forms can be found on the SABEW website.

Exhibit Hall Diagram & Booth Selection: The exhibits will be set up the 1st floor of the Collins Center. Booth numbers will be assigned by SABEW staff, based upon “first come, first serve” basis. Your booth number will be sent to you by Sue Davis, marketing coordinator: davis@sabew.org or by calling her direct telephone line at 602-496-7862. A tentative booth diagram will be posted on the website: www.sabew.org.

Advertising: SABEW invites you to advertise in the annual conference program. All advertisers who exhibit automatically receive 10 percent off the advertising rates. Advertising copy must be received by March 11, 2011, to be included in the program.

Reservation Information/Room Rate: Please make your reservations on: www.sabew.org or call the Hotel Palomar Dallas, 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75206 at (214) 520-7969 to make your reservations. A room block will be available until March 9, 2011 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for $155 plus tax per night. Please ask for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers group rate when making a room reservation.

Shipping Information: Your materials can be received no earlier than two days prior to the conference. Please let us know the approximate date of arrival and the carrier. Your materials will be held in a secure location. Please address to:

c/o Zakaria Benyacoub (SABEW Conference)
Collins Executive Education Center
Cox School of Business
3150 Binkley Avenue, Suite 110
Dallas, TX 75275
Phone: (214) 768-4462

All exhibitors will be responsible for their own return shipping after the event, and should be prepared to arrange for any necessary supplies needed to ship exhibit materials back to your organization. Banners cannot be hung on the school walls. Please provide a pop-up banner, tabletop banner and/or a banner for the front of the exhibit table.

Questions: If you have any questions or need further information, please call Sue Davis at 602-496-7862. You may also e-mail your questions to: davis@sabew.org. Thank you.

Sponsorship Levels for the 2011 SABEW Annual Conference

Download 2011 SABEW Sponsorship Levels

Bronze sponsorship includes gifts of $500.00 to $2,999.00 and includes:

  • Ample verbal onsite recognition of your organization’s role in the success of the conference.
  • Mention of your sponsorship in the program, on SABEW’s website and in the post-conference edition of The Business Journalist.

Copper sponsorship includes gifts of $3,000.00 to $4,999.00 and includes ($697 total value):

  • Mention of your sponsorship in the program, on SABEW’s website and in the post-conference edition of The Business Journalist.
  • ($50 value) Prominent placement of your organization’s banner.
  • ($247 value) Complimentary 1/8-page ad in the conference program – ad copy deadline March 11, 2011.
  • ($400 value) two comp one-day conf registrations OR one full conference registration.

Silver sponsorship includes gifts of $5,000.00 to $9,999.00 and includes ($832 total value):

  • Ample verbal onsite recognition of your organization’s role in the success of the conference.
  • Mention of your sponsorship in the program, on SABEW’s website and in the post-conference edition of The Business Journalist.
  • ($50 value) Prominent placement of your organization’s banner.
  • ($382 value) Complimentary 1/4-page ad in the conference program – ad copy deadline March 11, 2011.
  • ($400 value) two comp one-day conf registrations OR one full conference registration.

Gold sponsorship includes gifts of $10,000.00 to $19,999.00 and includes ($1,837 total value):

  • Ample verbal onsite recognition of your organization’s role in the success of the conference.
  • Mention of your sponsorship in the program, on SABEW’s website and in the post-conference edition of The Business Journalist.
  • Key Person from your organization may address attendees with brief 5 minutes of remarks.
  • ($50 value) Prominent placement of your organization’s banner.
  • ($787 value) Complimentary 1/2-center-page ad in the conference program – ad copy deadline March 11, 2011.
  • ($1,000 value) 5 comp one-day conf registrations OR two full conf registrations plus one one-day registration.

Platinum sponsorship includes gifts of $20,000.00 and up and includes ($9,422 total value):

  • Ample verbal onsite recognition of your organization’s role in the success of the conference.
  • Mention of your sponsorship in the program, on SABEW’s website and in the post-conference edition of The Business Journalist.
  • Key Person from your organization may address attendees with brief 5 minutes of remarks.
  • ($50 value) Prominent placement of your organization’s banner.
  • ($1,822) Complimentary full-page back cover ad in the conference program – ad copy deadline March 11, 2011.
  • ($1,800) Complimentary full-page ad in the post-conference website edition of The Business Journalist.
  • ($2,000 value) 5 complimentary full conference registrations (5 x $400)
  • ($750 value) 5 complimentary tickets to BIB Reception/Annual Dinner (5 x $150)
  • ($3,000 value) single exhibitor’s booth space, may upgrade to double for additional $2,000

Additional Opportunities:

SABEW provides additional sponsorship opportunities outlined below. If your organization is interested in reserving one of these opportunities, please contact the SABEW staff at 602-496-7862.

$3,000 Two opportunities for Continental Breakfast: Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9.
$5,000 Two opportunities for Lunches: Friday, April 8 and Saturday April 9
$5,000 One opportunity to provide an Innovation Room for attendees of the conference.
$10,000 Two opportunities to provide an evening reception – Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8
$15,000 Opportunities to provide audiovisual technology, equipment, and technicians
$20,000 One opportunity to provide the BIB reception – Saturday, April 9

Please contact the SABEW staff at 602-496-7862 for more information or to reserve your sponsorship.

*Banner hanging is not allowed at the school, but pop-up banners may be used. Sponsor logos will be displayed on signs and projected on TV monitors.

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