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SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

2008-2009


Message from

the President

Dear Prospective Sponsor,

The International Business Club at the Sauder School of Business is an emerging organization that will serve as a nexus for connecting undergraduate students from a variety of academic backgrounds to the international business community. We promote academic and intellectual aspects of international business, with plans to offer speakers from diverse backgrounds, giving students a solid foundation of intellectual capital on which they can build upon. In addition, the International Business Club will play a significant role where students can network with professionals who have worked in countries around the world, providing them with the perspectives they need to excel in international business. This sponsorship package will highlight many of our core initiatives for the 2008 – 2009 year. The intent of these initiatives is to build a significant presence for the club in Sauder and other UBC faculties. By sponsoring the International Business Club, you will gain exposure to some of the most talented young minds at Sauder and UBC. Our target is to have over 400 students as members, and with your help, this vision will become a reality. Sponsoring a Sauder-based club will give you the opportunity to reach 2,300 Sauder undergraduates, as well as thousands more through our connections with other UBC clubs. The International Business Club Executive Team is committed to presenting our club as a significant force in developing leaders at UBC. Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will consider being a part of this initiative. Sincerely,

Jason Ng President


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The International Business Club at the University of British Columbia would like to extend an invitation to you and your company to attend our prestigious events this year and become a partner in promoting the academic and intellectual aspects of the international business community. We are a pre-professional organization that aims to connect the global business world with the entire UBC student body. With the diverse population of students we have at UBC, we will be able to help students in various faculties to attain the resources and skills that they need to succeed at the international level. In addition, we provide tools for students to gain experience and knowledge in a global business environment through cooperation with internationally active businesses. In an effort to expose students to international business opportunities and current issues, the International Business Club hopes to host events such as language conversation groups, speaker sessions and case studies, as well as producing regular publications. These events will allow students to explore the cultures and languages of the countries that appeal to them. Also, the club wishes to develop inter-faculty relations by hosting events with the other academic clubs. They will offer students the opportunity to explore the relationship between the international business program and their intended majors at UBC. As a rapidly growing student association, the International Business Club wishes to guide its members into an innovative and engaging global atmosphere where they are encouraged to develop their interest and express their passion for international business. By working closely with companies around the world and through corporate sponsorships, the International Business Club aspires to continue expanding its mission and establishing the connection between UBC students and global businesses.


SPEAKER SESSIONS

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One of our objectives within the International Business Club is to host speaker sessions. We plan to have a guest speaker every month, translating to at least 6 speakers throughout the year. These events will involve professionals that have worked internationally, as well as professors from various faculties to afford students a diverse perspective on international business in different careers. Some will be reflecting on important issues, such as sustainability and emerging economics, while others Dr. Robert Gateman will give advice for those considerUBC Economics Professor ing international business as an option. Through these keynote speakers, the students can explore career options from each specialization and reflect on the numerous opportunities that are available in the global business world. These speakers will focus on a different theme each term and additional speakers may be brought in to raise awareness for our major night events. Apart from hosting events that are generally career focused, we want to expand the international business community to the entire UBC student body by addressing issues that are relevant to students. In order to achieve this goal, we hope to partner with other academic clubs at UBC to expand the reach of international business as a popular topic of interest. After experiencing a turnout of 70 enthusiastic students at our first speaker event, which focused on global business, we anticipate similar, if not increased, attendance for our forthcoming sessions. As we work to gain additional exposure for the club, we look forward to being able to connect and communicate with a broad and diverse pool of internationally minded undergraduates.


e r u t a n SigEVENTS

The 2008-2009 year for the International Business Club will be anchored by several signature events.

Opening Lecture on Globalization

Sept 08

World Cities Night

Nov 08

Emerging Economies Gala

Jan 09

Expected Turnout: 200 - 300 students This will be an introductory event for new club members, and will be held at a major campus location. A UBC professor with expertise in global issues will be giving an introductory talk on how the world is changing through globalization.

Expected Turnout: Over 400 students The International Business Club will finish off its first full year with a major conference on the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, as well as the issues surrounding it. This event will be jointly produced with several other major academic clubs on campus.

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Expected Turnout: 150 students The Emerging Economies Gala is a dinner and networking event where students can mingle with professionals who have worked in emerging economies. We will be focusing on what emerging economies are like and how they affect international business, particularly in Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC).

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Expected Turnout: 150 - 200 students The World Cities Night is a dinner event where students will interact with two to three speakers and dozens of professionals who have worked in other cities around the world. Highlights of the event include discussions of similarities and differences between major cities, and how to engage with cultures around the world.


Language Groups

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The International Business Club is a place where students can develop the language skills they need to succeed in the global marketplace. Our language groups are gatherings of students with a common interest in a language. We plan to have different students who are fluent in Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, and French to communicate and practice with their peers. By practicing another language, students will have the opportunity to experience another culture in a unique way. This will allow them to feel more confident engaging people from other cultures.

Social events Although the International Business Club will have a major focus on providing students with information regarding the international business option at Sauder, we also want to engage our members in various networking and social events throughout the year. These social events will unite the branches of our club and form an underlying theme for all of our initiatives. Club members will be exposed to various aspects of cultural events that are essential in building a strong background in international business. There will be three social events: a multicultural night, a formal dinner, and a welcome session at the beginning of the year. These three events are set in a multicultural theme, and encourage networking and cohesion among our members. Furthermore, the events give members a chance to appreciate different kinds of cuisines, participate in traditional customs, and gain a better perspective on the numerous cultures of the world.


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Published quarterly in an interactive digital format, and bi-annually in print, Global Ink is distributed to all International Business Club members, to universities and business institutes in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, nationally to Canada’s major business schools, and internationally to UBC’s partner universities in over 30 countries. To learn about how you can cooperate with the Publications Team to advertise your corporae message to our wide audience, please contact Jessica Lo at jessica.lo@ibclub. ca or 778.883.3638.

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Global Ink is the official publication of the International Business Club, aimed at providing students with the link to global commerce. Each issue presents up-to-date information on foreign business opportunities, indepth interviews with cosmopolitan business professionals, and focuses on global business trends. Global ink will equip students the knowledge to succeeding in the competitive flat world by drawing on information from current industry professionals, and sharing personal experiences of students on exchange and co-op placements abroad.

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Value Added

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The International Business Club offers unique and unparalleled benefits to our corporate sponsors. Our wide variety of events caters to a broad range of interests and will allow you to connect with a group of passionate and motivated students. Although international business is traditionally seen as a commerce field, we believe that the skills needed to build relationships globally are the same ones that contribute to success in just about any career. We have thus focused a large part of our club’s efforts on attracting students from outside the Faculty of Commerce, in areas such as International Relations, Engineering, and Economics. This will provide your company’s representatives an even greater pool of talented individuals with which to interact with. Apart from the networking opportunities, we will acknowledge your contributions at our events, as well as provide exposure on a continuous basis through company introductions at our events and logo placements on all of our marketing materials. The International Business Club is a key opportunity for you to capture the attention of a group of progressive students with great potential. We hope that you will join us in the advancement of human capital at UBC, and more importantly, the development of the next generation of global business leaders.

what we offer

Diverse Talent

Attract top talent from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines

Expansive Networking

Interact with the estimated 400 to 500 members of the International Business Club, and through them, reach the entire undergraduate student population of UBC (more than 38,000 students)

Brand Exposure

Create awareness of your brand through the placement of logos on all marketing materials (posters, website, flyers, event boards, etc.) as well as the personal promotion of your company by our two specialized field marketing teams

Human Capital Growth

Contribute to the skill and interest development of future business leaders who have the potential of joining your organization


Sponsorship options

We have multiple levels of involvement that our sponsors can choose from.

Besides from what you see below, please feel free to contact us about alternative and personalized ways of making a contribution.

Diamond

Gold

Silver

Bronze

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Logo on all promo materials

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Increased logo size /prominence

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Banner and booth at events

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Delegate invitations to events

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Speaking opportunity at major events

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Title sponsorship for major event

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$1500

$1000

Recognition $500

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$2000 +$10 /member over 200

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Sponsorship Amount

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Advertising in publications

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Logo placement on website


Contacts Jason Yang

Executive VP jason.yang@ibclub.ca 604.518.8084

Jessica Lo

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VP External jessica.lo@ibclub.ca 778.883.3638

Katy Yang

VP Corporate Relations katy.yang@ibclub.ca 778.868.3988

Timothy Wong

Corporate Relations Director timothy.wong@ibclub.ca 604.780.0638

Emily Lam

Corporate Relations Director emily.lam@ibclub.ca 778.991.1224

Felix Cheung

Corporate Relations Director felix.cheung@ibclub.ca 604.649.4050


“G

lobalization

has changed us into a company that

searches the world not just to sell or to source, but to find

intellectual capital

— the world’s BEST talents and GREATEST ideas. — Jack Welch

former chairman and CEO of General Electric


International Business Club Sponsorship Package  

Sponsorship Package