Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Excellence on Tap is the theme of the 2020 Baldrige Fall Conference at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward on October 21-22, 2020.  In response to COVID-19, conference planners are exploring live and virtual conference opportunities.

Our attendees—400+ CEOs, senior managers, executives, directors, heads of operating units, or quality/performance improvement leaders and practitioners–represent the business, education, government, health care, and nonprofit sectors. Regardless of their affiliations, all of our attendees have demonstrated their interests in making their organizations the best they can be – and are keen to learn from other high performing organizations from around the US.

We’re excited for you to showcase your organization/service by joining us as a sponsor or exhibitor. Reserve your exhibitor/sponsor commitment by June 1st and take an extra $100 off your investment!   Due to the positioning of exhibits in high traffic areas, the number of exhibit spaces is limited, and will be offered on a first-come, first served basis. To maximize your investment, sponsorship commitments must be received not later than August 1, 2020.

 

Download Sponsor and Exibitor options for the 2020 Fall conference.
 

Baldrige Fall Conference Sponsor Investment and Benefits.  
 

As a sponsor, choose from any number of sponsorship opportunities or design your own creative package to match your marketing approach and budget. 
 

Pilsner Sponsor
$1,500  investment (cash or in-kind)
3 available: Participant Welcome Bags; Break Sponsors

  • 2 tickets to conference – to be used by employees, customers, prospects, other stakeholders

  • Prominent logo placement in break/networking area and website

  • Mention in promotional social media

  • Mention in event program

 

Lager Sponsor
$2,500 investment
6 available;  Crowd Compass App (2); Transportation Sponsor (2); Conference Lanyard/badges

  • 3 tickets to conference – to be used by employees, customers, prospects, other stakeholders

  • Prominent logo placement in reception/networking area

  • Mention in promotional social media

  • Mention in event program

 

Pale Ale Sponsor
$5,000 investment
5 Available: Preconference Workshop Sponsor (2)  Higher Education Summit Sponsor (1)  Happy Hour Sponsors (2)

  • 4 tickets to conference – to be used by employees, customers, prospects, other stakeholders

  • Opportunity to introduce any one of the preconference workshops or higher education summit

  • Prominent logo placement: in marketing (on website, in e-blasts), event entrance and screens

  • Mention in promotional social media

  • Prominent mention in event program

 

Porter Sponsor
$7500  investment
2 available  Luncheon Sponsor;  Opening Plenary Sponsor

  • 8  tickets to conference – to be used by employees, customers, prospects, other stakeholders

  • Introduction at luncheon or opening plenary

  • Prominent logo placement: in marketing (on website, in e-blasts), event entrance and screens

  • Mention in promotional social media

  • Prominent mention in event program

 

Presenting Sponsor  
$10,000 Investment
1 available

  • 12 tickets to conference – to be used by employees, customers, prospects, other stakeholders

  • Opportunity to run 30-second video about your organization at the opening plenary

  • Podium acknowledgement

  • Prominent logo placement: in marketing (on website, in e-blasts), event entrance and screens

  • Mention on promotional social media

  • Prominent mention in event program

 

 

Smaller donations are welcomed, and benefits are negotiable.  Please contact Liz Menzer at menzer@wisquality.org or call at (608-663-5300) with questions or to explore the most valuable sponsor/exhibitor “bucket” you can build! 


Baldrige Fall Conference Exhibitor Opportunities

 

As an exhibitor you will enjoy the following:

 

  • Dedicated exhibitor space.  

    • Each exhibitor has their own designated space

    • Space is reserved first come first serve upon your registration.  Attached you will find redesigned exhibitor space diagram.

    • Exhibitors are still in the main registration area, which is the area where attendees will mingle and flow through meals, breaks, and throughout the conference.

 

  • Prime Networking Opportunities.  

    • In addition to the prime location in the direct flow of traffic, we have built additional networking and exhibitor times directly into the schedule. 

    • A happy hour  networking event will be hosted on October 21st tentatively scheduled from 5-6:30pm in the exhibitor area.

 

  • Marketing.  

    • As an Exhibitor/Sponsor you will have the increased exposure for your organization through marketing materials and website as we market and promote the conference.  

    • By popular demand, we will utilize the Crowd Compass mobile app, which provides you the opportunity to introduce and promote yourself, your services, and your business/organization.

    • As an Exhibitor/Sponsor your company name and logo will be listed in our on the Baldrige Fall Conference website and  2020 program. 

 

  • Ticket to the conference.  

    • As an exhibitor, we also encourage you to attend the breakout and intensive learning sessions. 

    • With your exhibitor registration, you will receive one seat to the conference. 

    • Additional tickets are available (for clients, prospects, partners, other stakeholders) are available at discounted rate. 

 

An exhibitor booth requires a $1200 investment ($1100 if reserved by June 1st!).  All exhibitors are automatically considered Pilsner Sponsors of the conference.  But you can increase your sponsorship level and enjoy additional benefits, such as:

 

Upgrade Exhibitor Benefits (you choose!):

  • Exhibitor table ($1200, comes with one ticket)

Add-ons

  • Additional conference admissions /ticket

  • Happy Hour sponsor – logo placement and public acknowledgement during reception (additional $1000)

  • Break sponsor – logo placement and public acknowledgement during break (additional $500)

  • Stage presence (negotiable)

 

The investment to exhibit AND sponsor at higher levels are completely up to you – you pick and choose the benefits (listed above) and level that are best for you.