SPONSORSHIP

The Palm Beach Partners invite you to participate in the 11th Annual Palm Beach Partners Business Matchmaker Conference & Expo to be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m.

With the passing of recent One-Penny Surtax Referendum and three Disparity studies underway, the Small Business climate couldn’t be better with an abundance of business opportunities! This year’s Business Matchmaker will provide capacity building tools, tips on future work and small business networking opportunities. The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State, and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region. The group includes: South Florida Water Management District, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, School District of Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, City of Riviera Beach, Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED) and Paragon Florida, Inc. Our theme this year is “Charting the Course: Navigating Business Connections”.”

The Business Matchmaker Conference & Expo attracts over 400 participants from a variety of business disciplines; major corporations and government entities and is a great opportunity for Small and Minority/Women Business Entrepreneurs and representatives from government agencies and private sector organizations to network and build stronger business relationships. Your participation is crucial in making this event even more successful!

Please take a few minutes to review the available Sponsorship Packages below.

SPONSOR INSTRUCTIONS

Your Sponsorship includes your Company name/logo listed in the Matchmaker Conference promotional materials and website along with other perks and benefits included in your selected Sponsorship category! The Sponsorship Registration deadline is August 28, 2017.

  • Your Sponsorship Guest List: for head count purposes; if you have the complete list of your guests at the time of your registration, please provide in the fields provided. If, at the time of registration you don’t have your guest names please fill the fields with “Team Member 1, Team Member 2, etc. We will contact you at a later date to get your guest names.
  • Company Logo and Display Ad: Be sure to upload your company logo and full-page Ad at the time of Registration.
  • Artwork Resolution: Logo and ad artwork must be 300 dpi print ready in .pdf, .jpg, or .eps (vector text must be outlined). Program advertisement final size must be 9 ½ x 7 ¼ (portrait) with no bleed.
  • If by chance your full-page Ad and/or Company logo is not available at the time of Registration, please email the items to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you need additional information or have any questions, please call me directly and I will gladly assist you.
Bruce Lewis.

The Sponsorship deadline is August 28, 2017. All sponsorship opportunities are subject to availability, so act now!

Bruce Lewis

Matchmaker Sponsorship Consultant

561-833-8080

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Courtney Newell

Matchmaker Sponsorship Coordinator
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Thank you in advance for your continued support!

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS


  • MATCHMAKER TITLE SPONSOR

    $7,500

    (Official Corporate Event Host)
    • Company name/logo on pre- and post-marketing/promotional materials and company name in press releases and print advertisements in local/regional publications

    • Hyper-linked logo on event website to your corporate website for one (1) year

    • Designated as “Official Presenting Sponsor” of event

    • Public Address: Three (3) Minute Company Introduction/Message during Keynote Luncheon

    • Conference registration for ten (10)

    • Reserved table for ten (10) at Keynote Luncheon

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for ten (10)

    • Participation in Power Talks – self-managed 15 minute appointments on a first come first served basis

    • Acknowledgement during Morning Welcome festivities, Keynote Luncheon and Matchmaker Reception

    • Logo prominently displayed on Sponsor board and website

    • Full-page color ad in Official Program Guide & Directory with prominent placement

    • One (1) Exhibitor Display (Wi-Fi capable, skirted table, 2 chairs, electric upon request) in prominent location

    • Promotional item included in Official Conference Gift Bag distributed to all event attendees

  • KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPONSOR

    $6,000

    (Official Luncheon Host)
    • Company name/logo on pre- and post-marketing/promotional materials and company name in press releases and print advertisements in local/regional publications

    • Hyper-linked logo on event website to your corporate website for six (6) months

    • Designated as “Official Keynote Luncheon Sponsor”

    • Public Address: Two (2) Minute Keynote Luncheon Welcome & Company Introduction

    • Conference registration for ten (10)

    • Reserved table for ten (10) at Keynote Luncheon

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for eight (8)

    • Acknowledgement during Morning Welcome festivities and Keynote Luncheon

    • Logo prominently displayed on Sponsor board and website

    • Full-page color ad in Official Program Guide & Directory with prominent placement

    • One (1) Exhibitor Display (Wi-Fi capable, skirted table, 2 chairs, electric upon request) in highly visible location

    • Participation in Power Talks – self-managed 15 minute appointments on a first come first served basis

    • Promotional item included in Official Conference Gift Bag distributed to all event attendees

  • DIAMOND SPONSOR

    $5,000

    • Company name/logo on pre- and post-marketing/promotional materials and company name in press releases and print advertisements in local/regional publications

    • Public Address: One (1) Minute Company Introduction during Morning Welcome festivities

    • Conference registration for ten (10)

    • Reserved table for ten (10) at Keynote Luncheon

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for ten (10)

    • Acknowledgement during Morning Welcome festivities and Keynote Luncheon

    • Logo prominently displayed on Sponsor board and website

    • Full-page color ad in Official Program Guide & Directory with prominent placement

    • One (1) Exhibitor Display (Wi-Fi capable, skirted table, 2 chairs, electric upon request)

    • Participation in Power Talks – self-managed 15 minute appointments on a first come first served basis

    • Promotional item included in Official Conference Gift Bag distributed to all event attendees basis

  • WELCOME/BREAKFAST SPONSOR

    $4,000

    (Official Sponsor of Morning Welcome Breakfast Ceremony)
    • Official Host with active role in Morning Welcome Festivities

    • Company name/logo on pre- and post-marketing/promotional materials and company name in press releases and print advertisements in local/regional publications

    • Acknowledgement as the Official “Welcome/Breakfast Sponsor” during Morning Welcome festivities and Keynote Luncheon

    • Conference registration for ten (10)

    • Reserved table for ten (10) at Keynote Luncheon

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for six (6)

    • Acknowledgement during Morning Welcome festivities and Keynote Luncheon

    • Full-page color ad in Official Program Guide & Directory with prominent placement

    • One (1) Exhibitor Display (Wi-Fi capable, skirted table, 2 chairs, electric upon request)

    • Participation in Power Talks – self-managed 15 minute appointments on a first come first served basis

    • Promotional item included in Official Conference Gift Bag distributed to all event attendees basis

  • PLATINUM SPONSOR

    $3,500

    (Available to 4 Sponsors)
    • Company name/logo on pre- and post-marketing/promotional materials and company name in press releases and print advertisements in local/regional publications

    • Acknowledgement during Keynote Luncheon

    • Conference registration for four (4)

    • Reserved table for ten (10) at Keynote Luncheon

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for four (4)

    • Logo displayed on Sponsor board and website

    • Full-page color ad in Official Program Guide & Directory

    • One (1) Exhibitor Display (Wi-Fi capable, skirted table, 2 chairs)

    • Participation in Power Talks – self-managed 15 minute appointments on a first come first served basis

  • MEDIA SPONSOR

    $3,500

    (Available to 1 Print, 1 Broadcast and Telecommunications Sponsor)
    • Serve as Keynote Luncheon Master of Ceremonies

    • Company name/logo on pre- and post-marketing/promotional materials and company name in press releases and print advertisements in local/regional publications

    • Logo displayed on event website for six (6) months

    • Acknowledgement as “Media Sponsor” during Morning Welcome Festivities and Keynote Luncheon

    • Conference registration for three (3)

    • Admission to Conference Keynote Luncheon for three (3)

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for three (3)

    • Logo displayed on Sponsor board and website

    • Full-page color ad in Official Program Guide & Directory

    • Promotional item included in Official Conference Gift Bag distributed to all event attendees

  • THE REAL BUSINESS” RECEPTION / AWARDS PRESENTATION SPONSOR

    $3,500

    (Official Sponsor of Networking Reception and Awards Presentation)
    • Serve as the Real Business Reception Host

    • Public Address: Company Introduction and Welcome guests to Reception

    • Company name/logo on pre- and post-marketing/promotional materials and company name in press releases and print advertisements in local/regional publications

    • Acknowledgement as the “Matchmaker Reception Sponsor” during Morning Welcome Festivities and Keynote Luncheon

    • Conference registration for three (3)

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for three (3)

    • Reserved table for ten (10) at Keynote Luncheon

    • Logo displayed on Sponsor board and website

    • Full-page color ad in Official Program Guide & Directory

    • One (1) Exhibitor Display (Wi-Fi capable, skirted table, 2 chairs) during the networking reception

  • WORKSHOP SPONSOR

    $2,000

    (Official Sponsor of Workshop - Available to 6 Sponsors)

    you may select from the following

    • Workshop 1 - Upcoming Projects for Local Government - Wondering What’s on the Horizon? Businesses will have the opportunity to directly connect and interface with multiple local and state agencies gaining knowledge about upcoming projects and related qualification requirements.
    • Workshop 2 - Access to Resources - Navigation is a Must! Businesses will participate in four, timed focus groups, each drilling down to offer a more concise understanding of business management and government contracting.
    • Workshop 3 – Projects Funded by the One-Penny Surtax and More – Full Steam Ahead to Opportunity! An informative workshop focused on a wide range of project opportunities. Discussions will feature projects funded by the One-Penny Surtax among many others.
    • Sponsor will serve as Workshop Facilitator

    • Company logo placed on Workshop signage

    • Opportunity to give a one (1) minute Company Elevator Speech to attentive Workshop audience

    • Company name/logo on pre- and post-marketing/promotional materials Acknowledged as “Selected) Workshop Sponsor” during Workshop and Keynote Luncheon

    • Conference Registration for two (2)

    • Admission to Keynote Luncheon for two (2)

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for two (2)

    • Logo displayed on Sponsor board and website

    • Full-page ad in Official Program Guide & Directory

    • (Optional): Promotional item included in Official Conference Gift Bag distributed to all event attendees

  • GOLD SPONSOR

    $1,500

    (Available to 5 Sponsors)
    • Company name/logo on pre- and post-marketing/promotional materials and company name in press releases and print advertisements in local/regional publications

    • Logo displayed on Sponsor board and website

    • Conference Registration for two (2)

    • Admission to Keynote Luncheon for two (2)

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for two (2)

    • Acknowledgement during Keynote Luncheon

    • One (1) Exhibitor Display (Wi-Fi capable, skirted table, 2 chairs, electric upon request)

    • Full-page ad in Official Program Guide & Directory

    • Promotional item included in Official Conference Gift Bag

  • AGENCY PARTICIPATION

    $750

    (Available to government & quasi-governmental entities only)
    • Company name/logo on pre- and post-marketing/promotional materials and company name in press releases and print advertisements in local/regional publications

    • Conference registration for two (2)

    • Admission to Keynote Luncheon for two (2)

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for two (2)

    • Logo displayed on event website

    • One (1) Exhibitor Display (Wi-Fi capable, skirted table, 2 chairs, electric upon request)

    • Participation in Power Talks – self-managed 15 minute appointments on a first come first served basis

    • Acknowledgement during Keynote Luncheon

    • Logo displayed on Sponsor board and website

    • Full-page ad in Official Program Guide & Directory

    • Promotional item included in Official Conference Gift Bag distributed to all event attendees

  • SILVER SPONSOR

    $500

    • Company name/logo listed in Conference promotional materials and website

    • Admission to Keynote Luncheon for two (2)

    • Conference registration for two (2)

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for two (2)

    • Acknowledgement during Keynote Luncheon

    • One (1) Exhibitor Display (Wi-Fi capable, skirted table, 2 chairs, electric upon request)

    • Full-page ad in Official Program Guide & Directory

  • BRONZE SPONSOR

    $300.00

    (Available to Small Businesses, WMBE, SBE or DBE)
    • Company name/logo listed in Conference promotional materials and website

    • One (1) Exhibitor Display (Wi-Fi capable, skirted table, 2 chairs, electric upon request)

    • Conference registration for one (1)

    • Admission to Matchmaker Business Reception for one (1)

WHO WE ARE

The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region.

The group includes: South Florida Water Management District, City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, (Office of Small Business Assistance, Department of Airports and Palm Tran), School District of Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED Center), and PARAGON Florida, Inc.

steering committee

OUR GOAL:

Our goal is to extend this distinctive business opportunity beyond our respective geographic and organizational borders to benefit small, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (SBEs, M/WBEs, or DBEs) throughout the entire South Florida region.

Please join us in making the 2017 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Workshops exposing business owners to the latest social media and marketing technology, how to build your credit and obtain a small business loan and how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies.
  • Power Talks with Government Agencies and Private Corporations.
  • Keynote Luncheon and Spotlight on Vendor Awards.
  • The "Real Business" Networking Reception And Awards Presentation

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