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There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities to allow your company to achieve its marketing goals for this year's virtual event. To secure your sponsorship today, please email: sponsorships@smenet.org for more information.

Become a sponsor of the 2023 SME Minnesota Conference to highlight your company as an industry innovator and thought leader, mining the way to unique opportunities and growth in the iron range.

The SME Minnesota Conference is the leading conference for regional collaboration bringing more than 800 attendees together in Virginia, MN to network and gain unique knowledge. The extensive technical program and expansive exhibit halls make the SME Minnesota Conference one of the top performing regional conferences in the industry.


Overall Conference Sponsorship – $5,000 exclusive

The Overall Conference Sponsor is the premier sponsor of the conference and will receive access to exclusive promotional benefits throughout the promotional cycle of the conference.

Pre-conference Benefits:
  • Monthly Posts on SME Social Media Platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, SME Community) relating to SME Minnesota Conference.
  • Your logo on all email communications to SME Members regarding Minnesota Conference.
  • Your logo and recognition in promotional piece mailed out to potential attendees.
  • Quarter page advertisement in a Spring 2023 issue of Mining Engineering magazine ($3,160 value).
  • Your logo on the Minnesota Conference website hyperlinked to your website.

 

Onsite Benefits:

  • Two (2) complimentary full registrations ($1,280 value).
  • Opportunity to deliver short closing remarks (2-3 minutes) during Keynote session.
  • 4 Tickets to the Tuesday Exhibit Hall Reception.
  • Your logo as the Overall Conference Sponsor on all sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Title Advertisement in Onsite Program Guide.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Announcements made throughout conference thanking Overall Conference Sponsor.
  • Your logo featured on pre-presentation slides as the Overall Conference Sponsor.

 

Post-Conference Benefits:

  • Inclusion in thank you email to all conference attendees with link to website.
  • Remain on website as past Overall Conference Sponsor until 2024 promotions begin.
  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only).

 

Become a Sponsor

 

WiFi SPONSOR - $3,000 exclusive

BJoin us as the Exclusive sponsor of the Minnesota Conference WiFi! Set your company name or slogan as the password for the WiFi network and have attendees be directed to your website as they connect.

Before the conference:
  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo on the conference website hyperlinked to your website.

 

Onsite Promotions:
  • Customizable WiFi Network and password of your choosing.
  • Recognition on WiFi signage.
  • Your logo included with Gold level recognition on sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides at Gold level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:
  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only).

 

Become a Sponsor

 

OPENING PLENARY/KEYNOTE SESSION SPONSOR - $2,500 exclusive

Be the first to greet the conference attendees with the Opening Plenary to kick off the conference on Tuesday morning. You will have the opportunity to show a short video or provide welcoming remarks at the start of the Keynote Session (no longer than 2-3 minutes). This is the inaugural event of the conference and you will have a captive audience of more than 800 attendees to share your message with.

Before the conference:
  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo on the conference website hyperlinked to your website.
  • Logo on printed promotional material for Opening Plenary Session.

 

Onsite Promotions:
  • Opportunity to deliver short opening remarks (2-3 minutes) during Opening Plenary Session.
  • 4 tickets to Tuesday Exhibit Hall Reception.
  • Recognition on Opening Plenary Session signage.
  • Your logo included with Gold level recognition on sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Literature area at the back of the Closing Plenary Session room for company brochures or attendee gifts.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides at Gold level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:
  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only).

 

Become a Sponsor

 

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION SPONSOR - $2,000 exclusive

Sponsor the Wednesday Closing Plenary Session to align your brand with the wrap up session of the 2023 Minnesota Conference.
Before the conference:

  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo and link to your website are included on the conference website.
  • Your Logo on printed promotional material for the Closing Plenary Session.

 

Onsite Promotions:

  • Opportunity to deliver short opening remarks (1-2 minutes) during Keynote session.
  • 4 tickets to Tuesday Vendor’s Reception.
  • Recognition on Closing Plenary Session signage.
  • Your logo included with Gold level recognition on sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Literature area at the back of the Closing Plenary Session room for company brochures or attendee gifts.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides at Gold level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:

  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only)

 

Become a Sponsor

 

LANYARD SPONSORSHIP - $2,000 exclusive

More than 800 attendees will wear your logo in color around their necks for the duration of the conference!
Before the conference:

  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo on the conference website hyperlinked to your website.

Onsite Promotions:

  • Your logo included on the lanyards provided to attendees at registration.
  • Your logo included with Gold level recognition on sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides at Gold level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:

  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only)

 

Become a Sponsor

 

TECHNICAL PRESENTATION SPONSORSHIP - $1,500

Sessions: Processing, Environmental - Water, Maintenance & Mining, Tailings & Safety, Environmental

Technical sessions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a great opportunity to get your company name out there to the attendees with specific interest in the session topics.

Before the conference:

  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo and link to your website are included on the conference website.
  • Your Logo on printed promotional material for your sponsored Technical Session.

 

Onsite Promotions:

  • Your logo included with Gold level recognition on sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Recognition on Technical Session signage.
  • Literature area at the back of the Technical Session room for company brochures or attendee gifts.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides at Gold level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:

  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only)

 

Become a Sponsor

 

GOLD SPONSOR - $1,000

As a Gold level sponsor, you will receive premier exposure before, during, and after the conference.
Before the conference:

  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference
  • Your logo and link to your website are included on the conference website

 

Onsite Promotions:

 

  • 4 Tickets to the Tuesday Exhibit Hall Reception.
  • Your logo included with Gold level recognition on all sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides at Gold level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:

  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only)

 

Become a Sponsor

 

WELCOME RECEPTION WINE SPONSOR - $1,000 Exclusive

Join us as the official wine sponsor of the SME Minnesota Welcome Reception on Monday, April 17. Your company, products and services branded for all attendees to see. You will be able to display promotional material in the beverage area and a pop-up banner.

Before the conference:

  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo on the conference website hyperlinked to your website.
  • Your Logo on printed promotional material for the Welcome Reception.

 

Onsite Promotions:

  • 2 tickets to the Welcome Reception ($50.00 value).
  • Recognition on Welcome Reception signage and bar.
  • Your logo included with Gold level recognition on all sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides at Gold level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:

  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only)

 

Become a Sponsor

 

WELCOME RECEPTION BEER SPONSOR - $1,000 Exclusive

Join us at offal beer sponsor of the SME Minnesota Welcome Reception on Monday, April 17. Your company, products and services branded for all attendees to see. You will be able to display promotional material in the beverage area and a pop-up banner.

Before the conference:

  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo on the conference website hyperlinked to your website.
  • Your logo on printed promotional material for the Welcome Reception.

 

Onsite Promotions:

  • 2 tickets to the Welcome Reception ($50.00 value).
  • Recognition on Welcome Reception signage and bar.
  • Your logo included with Gold level recognition on all sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides at Gold level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:

  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only)

 

Become a Sponsor

 

SILVER SPONSOR - $750

As a Silver level sponsor, you will receive premier exposure before, during, and after the conference.
Before the conference:

  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo on the conference website hyperlinked to your website.

 

Onsite Promotions:

  • 2 Tickets to the Tuesday Exhibit Hall Reception.
  • Your logo included with Silver level recognition on sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides Silver level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:

  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only)

 

Become a Sponsor

 

REFRESHMENT BREAK SPONSOR - $750 (1 exclusive sponsor per break)

Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM

Reach attendees as they gather for coffee and conversation at Minnesota Conference. These informal breaks occur in the Exhibit Halls and are open to all Minnesota Conference meeting attendees.

Before the conference:

  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo on the conference website hyperlinked to your website.
  • Your Logo on printed promotional material for your sponsored Refreshment Break.

 

Onsite Promotions:

  • Recognition on Refreshment Break signage and beverage stations.
  • Your logo included with Silver level recognition on sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides at Silver level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.
  • Opportunity for sponsor* to provide coffee sleeves or beverage napkins with your logo.
  • *Sponsor responsible for any additional expense.

 

Post-Conference:

Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only)

 

Become a Sponsor

 

STUDENT BREAKFAST TABLE - $500

Get in front of the future of mining with a Student Breakfast table sponsorship. Students will be invited on Tuesday, April 18 to network with representatives from your company. Your company will receive an invitation for a representative to sit on the Panel during the breakfast and official conference recognition as a Student Breakfast Sponsor.

Before the conference:

  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo on the conference website hyperlinked to your website.
  • Your Logo on printed promotional material for the Student Breakfast.

 

Onsite Promotions:

  • Recognition on Student Breakfast signage.
  • Your logo included with Silver level recognition on sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides Silver level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:

Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only).

 

Become a Sponsor

 

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP - $300

As a Bronze level sponsor, you will receive premier exposure before, during, and after the conference.
Before the conference:

  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo on the conference website hyperlinked to your website.

 

Onsite Promotions:

  • Your logo included with Bronze level recognition on sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides at Bronze level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:

  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only).

 

CONFERENCE WELCOME RECEPTION CO-SPONSORSHIP - $400

The Welcome Reception on Monday, April 17, is the perfect opportunity to elevate your company’s visibility and drive engagement in front of attendees at the kick off networking event of the Minnesota Conference.

Before the conference:

  • Your logo will be included on promotional material for the conference.
  • Your logo on the conference website hyperlinked to your website.
  • Your Logo on printed promotional material for the Welcome Reception.

 

Onsite Promotions:

  • Your logo included with Bronze level recognition on sponsor signage throughout the venue.
  • Recognition on welcome reception signage.
  • Your logo and company description included in onsite program.
  • Your logo featured on shared pre-presentation slides at Bronze level.
  • Sponsor ribbons for company personnel.

 

Post-Conference:

  • Attendee list (contact share opt-ins only)

 

Become a Sponsor

 
 

Sponsorships will sell out! For more information and to secure your spot today, please contact:

Emma Li Salditt
SME Partnership Development Strategist
salditt@smenet.org
Office: +1 (303) 948-4224
Cell: +1 (720) 552-4169

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