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2013 Investor & Sponsorship Program

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS | BUSINESS TO GOVERNMENT | BUSINESS TO COMMUNITY


Thank You TO OUR 2012 PLATINUM SPONSORS

The BEDC who we are

BACKGROUND The Burlington Economic Development Corporation is a non-proďƒžt organization with a mandate to provide economic development services on behalf of the City of Burlington and the Burlington business community.

PARTNERSHIP MODEL Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is an innovative private-public partnership with funding through sponsorships, participation in events and special projects. Additional funding is received from the City of Burlington. BEDC staff report to a Board of Directors, comprised of elected ofďƒžcials, business leaders, and City staff.


BEDC Mission Statement “The BEDC Mission is a partnership between the City of Burlington and the private sector, providing mutual benets, which attracts and retains existing and prospective ‘winning’ businesses and achieves a shared vision for Burlington.”

Marketing Program In Burlington the BEDC facilitates a number of high-prole programs and events in order to educate, inform and connect businesses to the community. OUR AUDIENCE

YOUR BENEFITS

• New and Existing Companies

• Strengthen your brand

• Business Leaders

• Lead generation for your business growth

• Educational Partners

• Be seen as a leader in the community

• Elected Ofcials

• Networking opportunities

• The Burlington Community

• Partnering brings economic prosperity to our community

BEDC

is the catalyst organization in Burlington that connects:

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS | BUSINESS TO GOVERNMENT | BUSINESS TO COMMUNITY

BEDC – Introduction | 1


Opportunities for Partnership

There are strategic sponsorship opportunities available for companies interested in a partnership with the BEDC. All of the programs are tailored to your business values, provide public recognition and demonstrate your commitment to the Burlington community.

BUILDING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS • Expand and foster your network opportunities and support with key executives in the private and public sectors to grow your business

• Maintain a business-friendly environment and enrich quality of life through corporate social responsibility

• Create a strategic marketing plan that leverages your marketing and recruitment dollars resulting in signicant value to your business

• Assist in attracting new businesses resulting in a stronger business base and lower taxes

• Increase your business prole from a local and international perspective • Build partnerships that strengthen the Burlington community

• Access speaking opportunities for your senior executives

• Provide public recognition and commitment to the Burlington community • Assist with local recruitment and attraction through jobsBurlington.ca


Premier

Investor

Premier Investors with BEDC are provided with a selection of sponsorship opportunities from which to choose. For each calendar year, Premier Investors will have cumulative minimum sponsorship investment of $25,000. PREMIER INVESTORS BENEFITS • Maximum exposure of company logo in all BEDC publications, advertisements, presentations and information packages • Company name recognition and logo exposure at every BEDC event • Recognition on homepage with company logo and link on BEDC website bedc.ca • Advance selection of BEDC’s Investor/Partnership Program • Preferred seating and invitations to attend all BEDC networking events

• Facilitated introductions and access to all other BEDC local and international partners through the Toronto Research Alliance, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA) and Burlington’s twin cities, as well as with various levels of government and educational institutions • Opportunity to participate in BEDC external marketing initiatives • Use of BEDC’s logo on promotional material • Maximum exposure in PowerPoint presentations at all BEDC events BEDC – PREMIER INVESTOR | 2

PREMIER INVESTOR


Mayor’s Networking

Luncheon Series

In 2013, BEDC will host four luncheon events that are widely attended and are recognized as valuable networking forums for the business community. BEDC continually strives to provide the best speakers that t our business community’s needs and interests. DATES:

• Thursday February 21, 2013 • Thursday April 4, 2013 • Thursday September 19, 2013 • Thursday November 7, 2013


Collaborate – Motivate – Accelerate keynote speaker sponsor $5,000 • Introduction of Keynote Speaker • Company name recognition and logo exposure at event

• Maximum exposure in PowerPoint presentation at event

• Recognition on homepage with company logo and link on BEDC website

• Logo included in all advertising and direct mail leading up to the event

• A corporate table of 8 with preferred seating • Two seats at the Mayor’s Head Table • Facilitated introductions with BEDC partners

patron sponsor $2,000 • Brochure distributed at event

• Exclusive use of tradeshow kiosk at event to display business services • Brochure distributed at event and through direct mail campaign

TICKET INFORMATION: $65 (plus HST) per ticket, $520 (plus HST) for a table of 8

• Display of logo in PowerPoint presentation • A corporate table of 8 with preferred seating • One seat at the Mayor’s Head Table BEDC – Mayor’s Luncheon Series | 3

MAYOR’S NETWORKING LUNCHEON SERIES


Burlington Investment

Profile

BEDC’S EXCLUSIVE MARKETING PUBLICATION In cooperation with local businesses and the development community, BEDC produces a full-colour glossy publication that proles Burlington’s economic advantages, available real estate opportunities and a range of nancial and business services in the City of Burlington. This publication is produced on an annual basis and has a shelf-life of May 2013 to May 2014.


This highly regarded publication is BEDC’s premier marketing tool and is circulated in response to external investment inquiries, direct mail, tradeshows, real estate events, and corporate calls.

back-cover $6,000

inside back-cover $4,000

• Full-page ad in the 2013-2014 Burlington Investment Prole

• Full-page ad in the 2013-2014 Burlington Investment Prole

• Premium ad placement on back-cover of document

• Premium ad placement on the inside back-cover of document

Only one sponsorship opportunity available

Only one sponsorship opportunity available

inside front-cover $5,000

full-page ad $3,500

• Full-page ad in the 2013-2014 Burlington Investment Prole

• Full-page ad in the 2013-2014 Burlington Investment Prole

• Premium ad placement on the inside front-cover of document Only one sponsorship opportunity available

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BURLINGTON INVESTMENT PROFILE


Burlington

Financial District

annual membership $2,000 • Inclusion in partnership brochure, presented at corporate calls, included in welcome packages and general inquiries • Exposure and recognition on www.burlingtonnancialdistrict.com as a partner • Receive a semi-annual report highlighting new companies, business expansion and nancial opportunities • Receive 2 complimentary tickets to all 4 luncheons incorporated in the 2013 Mayor’s Networking Luncheon Series • Company name recognition and logo exposure at BEDC events on PowerPoint presentation


economic forecast breakfast sponsor $2,000 BEDC will host an annual Economic Forecast Breakfast in 2013: Thursday April 25, 2013. • Introduction of Keynote Speaker • Company name recognition and logo exposure at event • Recognition on homepage with company logo and link on BEDC website • A corporate table of 8 with preferred seating • Two seats at the Mayor’s Head Table • Facilitated introductions with BEDC partners • Logo included in all advertising and direct mail leading up to the event • Brochure distributed at event

BEDC – Burlington Financial District | 5

BURLINGTON FINANCIAL DISTRICT


Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Award

BEDC SIGNATURE EVENT | CELEBRATING LOCAL SUCCESS

Celebrating BURLINGTON’S ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

BEDC’s Annual Signature Event provides guests with a valued forum to celebrate Burlington’s Entrepreneur of the Year and to hear from a Canadian high-prole keynote speaker. This impressive event attracts over 500 business professionals.

HARRY VOORTMAN

MARK CHAMBERLAIN

MICHAEL LEE-CHIN

MICHAEL G. DEGROOTE SR.

RON JOYCE

MURRAY HOGARTH

RON FOXCROFT

REGINALD POLLARD


The proceeds of this event are allocated towards the execution of BEDC’s investment and business retention and expansion strategies. The 9th annual event will be held at the Burlington Convention Centre on Thursday June 6, 2013.

platinum sponsor $13,000

gold sponsor $10,000

• Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

• Prominent display of logo in marketing materials for this event, including news media, magazine, yers and public relations

• Prominent display of logo in marketing materials for this event, including news media, magazine, yers and public relations • Logo included on tickets, program, A/V, banners and signage • A corporate table of 8 with preferred seating • Two seats at the Mayor’s Head Table

• Logo included on tickets, program, A/V, banners and signage • A corporate table of 8 with preferred seating • 30-second video message to the award recipient that will be shown at the event

• 30-second video message to the award recipient that will be shown at the event

silver sponsor $5,000

bronze sponsor $3,500

• Prominent display of logo in marketing materials for this event, including news media, magazine, yers and public relations

• Exclusive sponsorship of the cocktail reception

• Logo included on tickets, program, A/V, banners and signage • A corporate table of 8 with preferred seating

• Prominent display of logo in marketing materials for this event, including news media, magazine, yers, and public relations • Logo included in cocktail reception area, tickets, programs, A/V banners and signage • Four corporate tickets to the event BEDC – Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Award | 6

ANNUAL ENTREPRENEUR HALL OF FAME AWARD ANNUAL A AN N NU N UA AL LE ENTREPRENEUR N T RE NT R E PR PRE EN NE EU UR H HA HALL AL LL LO OF F FA F FAME ME EA AWARD WA A RD RD


2013 BEDC

Event Calendar

Burlington business leaders play a signiďƒžcant role in helping BEDC to achieve growth objectives for our community. Your continued support directly beneďƒžts a variety of economic development initiatives, locally, nationally and internationally. The following event calendar provides a quick reference of the important dates and locations.


Mayor’s Networking Luncheon Series: Collaborate – Motivate – Accelerate • Thursday February 21, 2013 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm • Thursday April 4, 2013 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm • Thursday September 19, 2013 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Note: Series to take place at the Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive, Burlington

• Thursday November 7, 2013 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

BEDC Annual General Meeting

Economic Forecast Breakfast

Tuesday April 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday April 25, 2013 at 7:30 am – 9:30 am Note: Breakfast to take place at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, 3063 South Service Road, Burlington

BEDC Signature Event 9th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award Thursday June 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive, Burlington

Please visit the Events section of bedc.ca for the most up-to-date event information, or use your smart phone to scan this QR code.

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2013 BEDC EVENT CALENDAR


V I S I T O U R W E B S I T E AT W W W. B E D C . C A

414 Locust St., Suite 203, Burlington, ON L7S 1T7 t. 905.332.9415 f. 905.332.7829 Toll free: 1.877.748.BEDC (2332) bedc@burlington.ca

@BEDCca

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