Center for RETAILING STUDIES
OCTOBER 13-14 | WESTIN GALLERIA DALLAS
1 CENTER FOR RETAILING STUDIES Established in 1983, the Center for Retailing Studies is one of the nation’s leading academic institutions dedicated to retailing education, service to retailers, and research. Thousands of students have graduated from our program to become the next generation of retail leadership.
RETAILING SUMMIT Hosted by Texas A&M University’s Center for Retailing Studies, the Retailing Summit is the center’s signature annual program that serves the retail industry by providing new knowledge, high-value networking opportunities and practical business solutions. Recent highlighted keynote speakers include: JCPenney - Marvin Ellison, Chief Executive Officer Neiman Marcus - Karen Katz, President and Chief Executive Officer Starbucks, Steve Lovejoy, SVP of Global Supply Chain NatureBox - Gautam Gupta, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Build-A-Bear Workshop - Maxine Clark, Founder Frito-Lay North America - Ann Mukherjee, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer Barnes & Noble College - Lisa Malat, VP of Marketing and Operations
ATTENDEE DEMOGRAPHICS By addressing broad, but timely topics, the Retailing Summit attracts a diverse audience of retailers, including executives from big-box discounters, major grocery chains, leading department stores, booksellers, jewelers, automotive dealers, and other industry sectors. • In 2015, over 63% of attendees were traditional retailers • An intimate audience, total attendance averages between 275-350 • Titles include: Director of Marketing; Partner; President; Regional Director; Store Manager; VP, Customer Analytics; and VP, Training and Development
CONFERENCE FORMAT The 2016 Retailing Summit will take place on Thursday, October 13th from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will continue through Friday, October 14th from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Westin Galleria in Dallas. Eleven keynote sessions and three breakout session are planned.
2 BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP Your company will grow its existing and potential client base through conference sponsorship and affiliation with the thought-leadership mission of Texas A&M University, a flagship institution of retail education and research. As such, Retailing Summit sponsorship has exclusivity and will only accept about a dozen partners.
ALL SPONSORS WILL RECEIVE • • • • • •
Pre- and post- event attendee list At least 1 full conference registration ($695 value) Color advertisement in the Retailing Summit program booklet Insert (handout, brochure, pamphlet, tri-fold) included in registration bag Verbal recognition and signage of support throughout the conference Logo placement on the event website and in event promotion GOLD 4 2
SILVER 4 2
BRONZE 1 1
Insert included in registration bag
Additional distribution of print or branded collateral
Half-page $12,000 3
Half-page $10,000 3
Quarter-page $5,000 - $8,000 7
Conference passes Networking reception passes Speaking opportunity
Color advertisement in program Price Available spots
3 GOLD LEVEL | SPEAKING OPPORTUNITY * $12,000 (3 available) • Invitation to host a breakout session on Thursday, October 13th - Content will be mutually agreed upon - Speaker proposal requested on submission • 1 complimentary speaker pass ($695 value) • 3 full conference registrations ($2,085 value) • 2 additional passes for the networking reception on Thursday evening • Half-page color advertisement in the program booklet • Recognition on all conference promotional material, e-mails, and website
SILVER LEVEL | MEAL OR RECEPTION * $10,000 (3 available) THURSDAY’S OPENING BREAKFAST THURSDAY’S NETWORKING RECEPTION FRIDAY’S ROUND TABLE BREAKFAST • • • • •
Invitation to introduce a keynote speaker 4 conference passes ($2,780 value) 2 additional passes for the networking reception on Thursday evening Half-page color advertisement in the program booklet Recognition on all conference promotional material, e-mails, and website
*Sponsors at this level may also distribute print collateral, white papers, or other branded items on seat chairs or tables at the select session, meal, or reception
4 BRONZE LEVEL | INTERACTION $5,000 - $8,000 (6 available) • • • •
1 full conference registration pass ($695 value) 1 additional pass for the networking reception on Thursday evening Quarter page color advertisement in the program booklet Recognition on all conference promotional material, e-mails, and website CONFERENCE WIFI $8,000 + 2 ADDITIONAL PASSES - Customized login to promote your company CONFERENCE REGISTRATION W/NOTEPAD OR PORTFOLIO $8,000 + 2 ADDITIONAL PASSES - Signage at registration table and main entrance - Co-branded and provided by the sponsor WELCOME BAG $5,000 + 1 ADDITIONAL PASS - Co-branded and provided by the sponsor NETWORKING BREAK $5,000 (3 available) - Recognition on stage and signage during the break
INVESTING IN THE FUTURE The Retailing Summit is the largest fundraising activity hosted by the Center for Retailing Studies. Proceeds from the event directly support retailing curriculum and leadership programs for students at Texas A&M University, passionately pursuing the industry.
READY TO BECOME A SPONSOR?
5 COMMITMENT TO PARTICIPATE To confirm participation as a sponsor of the 2016 Retailing Summit, to be held October 13-14 at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas, Texas, please complete the form below: We understand that the Sponsorship Package checked below entitles us to all benefits listed, and that by signing this document we are making a firm commitment to participate and that no refunds will be given should we cancel our participation. We further understand that payment in full is due 30 days from receipt of invoice. Sponsorships can be paid via check (payable to Texas A&M Foundation Center for Retailing Studies) or credit card (3% card surcharge). Since Texas A&M University is a non-profit, educational institution, your company will receive a tax receipt for its sponsorship, less fair market value of goods received, such as included registration passes.
SPONSORSHIP LEVEL Please select your preferred sponsorship: GOLD
YOUR NAME / PRIMARY CONTACT
TITLE EMAIL PHONE Please return this page and any questions to: Kelli Hollinger, Center for Retailing Studies Director T: 979.845.0325 E: email@example.com
2015 RETAILING SUMMIT SPONSORS