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The National - Sponsorship

The APMA Annual Scientific Meeting, also known as "The National," is the premier educational program for podiatrists across the country. It offers an unsurpassed educational program that features a renowned faculty, an impressive exhibit hall that spotlights the latest products and services, and special social events. Sponsors receive a multitude of recognition benefits before, during, and after the meeting.    

The National sponsorship opportunities fulfill a variety of marketing objectives: launching a new product, building your brand, differentiating your company, driving booth traffic, and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available for non-CECH programs and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional sponsorship details are available in the meeting prospectus.

Additional costs may be included if program requirements exceed estimates included below (i.e., additional speakers, food and beverage, materials and audiovisual, additional set-up, etc.).

On behalf of The National, we are pleased to offer you the following sponsorship opportunities for 2018. Your support of approved opportunities will increase your company's brand awareness while showing your support for podiatric medicine through APMA.

Opening Session Speaker: $25,000–$50,000

Sponsorship for this event provides significant exposure and visibility to the sponsor. The opening session event is highly publicized to all members once a speaker is selected and sponsorship confirmed, which can begin as early as January and last for several months leading up to the event, during the event, and in post-meeting materials. Visibility includes name and logo in all pre- and post-meeting promotion materials, program materials and mailings that include promotion of the opening session, logo signage behind the speaker on the stage backdrop, and post-session autograph signing in the sponsor booth (if agreed upon by speaker).

Product Theater Sponsorship: $25,000–$48,000

APMA product theater sponsorship was introduced at the 2009 APMA Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto. The product theaters are very well received and will continue to be offered depending on space availability. The product theaters are large enough to accommodate a lecture program with up to 50 podiatric physician and surgeon attendees with theater-style seating, wireless headsets, and audiovisual screens. Sponsorship is $25,000 plus any set-up fees, food/beverage service, audiovisual, speaker fees, and signage, etc. All additional costs are billed directly to the sponsor.

Cyber Stations: $20,000

Four free-standing kiosks with two computer stations on each kiosk will be placed around the meeting space and exhibit hall. Visibility includes: branded walls of kiosks with graphics and company logo/product information, logo screen saver on monitors, and a separate pocket to accommodate brochures or required product information.

Exhibit Hall Advertisement*: $10,000–$20,000 (each option below)

Meter Board Ads: Sponsorship + GES Cost (printing and labor estimate by GES is $3,000): A series of six to eight vertical signs will display your marketing message while leading attendees to the conference sessions. Placed in highly trafficked areas in the convention center, the signs will be viewed by all attendees as they walk to and from the educational sessions. This opportunity includes sponsorship plus the costs of labor to install/dismantle, printing, and materials. All artwork must be provided to GES based on specifications provided once sponsorship is confirmed. 

Table-Top Sticker Ads: An ad or logo from the sponsoring company will cover the tables provided in the exhibit hall for attendees meeting with exhibitors, lunch and snack breaks, or just to take a break and relax. The graphics will be seen by attendees every time they walk to and from the scanning area, food service area, snack area, and poster abstract area, as well as around exhibit booths. This opportunity includes labor to install and dismantle, as well as printing and materials. All artwork must be provided by deadline to GES based on specs provided once sponsorship is confirmed.

*All artwork provided by sponsor

Young Physicians' Program Reception: $10,000

The Young Physicians' Program reception is hosted by the APMA Board of Trustees and held in the president's suite (pending availability). Be a sponsor of this special reception and receive recognition in all pre- and post-reception announcements and promotion. Your company name or logo can be included on signage, reception napkins, invitations, and all other appropriate opportunities available for visibility.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening: $10,000

Start the meeting off right at a reception in the exhibit hall where attendees can meet new colleagues and greet old friends in a relaxed social setting. This well-attended event will make networking with key customers and prospects easy. Your company name and logo will be prominently displayed on-site and on any pre- and post-meeting promotional materials. 

Poster Abstract Session Sponsorship: $10,000

The poster abstract session is a sponsorship opportunity that will offer sponsors visibility at the site of the posters as well as during the poster abstract reception. Visibility includes company name and/or log displayed on signage at the poser display area, printed on poster reception napkins, reception signage, and on any pre- and post-meeting promotional materials.

For more information on these opportunities, contact APMA's Development Department at 301-581-9200.