2022 Economic Development Forum Sponsor Benefits & Opportunities

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Sponsor Benefits & Opportunites


WHAT TO EXPECT AT EDF 2022

Economic Development Forum August 23-25, 2022 Renasant Convention Center Memphis, TN

IT'S A CELEBRATION!

We're celebrating fifteen years of convening national thought leaders, representatives from all levels of government, corporate representatives, minority-owned and women-owned businesses, representatives from the M/WBE economic and advocacy ecosystem, and the greater community. Over the years, this economic development forum has: Brought national thought leaders, consultants, and renowned speakers to share research findings, insight, and data as evidence for the case of M/WBE engagement, corporate procurement policies, diverse corporate governance, and economic strategy Presented federal, state, and local policy positions that supported or furthered corporate and M/WBE procurement engagement Presented demonstrated strategies via corporate and M/WBE presentations Provided hundreds of face-to-face corporate and M/WBE procurement connections in the Exhibition Hall. Facilitated millions of dollars in post-Exhibit Hall procurements

Have a Sneak Peek!


Engaging Strategies This Year's Theme for Growth:

and Focus

Creating a Sustainable Future

This year, we convene to Engage Strategies for Growth: Creating a Sustainable Future. Our exploration will include hearing from speakers, seminar panelists, and industry professionals who will share their perspectives on ESG, which includes:

01 02 03

Exploring national policy addressing environmental, the E, and economic development including climate, technology, advanced manufacturing, and inclusive collaboration, and how it is a growth strategy that will create a sustainable future both for the country and the Mid-South region A look at how corporate supplier diversity programs impact not only how the corporate entity itself performs but also the societal outcomes, the S, that transform communities for generations to come A return of our flagship, Presidents and CEOs Roundtable, where participants will hear from some of the most influential corporate voices sharing their insights about the importance of the governance, the G, in corporate ESG plans and how that impacts our collective community’s sustainability for the future


AGENDA

DAY ONE 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Exhibtor Move-In Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, August 23 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Opening Reception Riverside Lobby

DAY TWO -

Wednesday, August 24

DAY THREE -

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Power Breakfast Ballroom A

Continental Breakfast Ballroom Lobby

9:15 AM - 4:00 PM Exhibit Hall Grand Kickoff Exhibit Hall - Center Stage Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Hiring Fair Exhibit Hall Floor

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Presidents and CEOs Roundtable Ballroom B

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open Marketplace Open

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Seminar Ballroom B

Continuum Talk Ballroom C

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Silent Workshop Exhibit Hall - FedEx Stage

Silent Workshop Exhibit Hall - FedEx Stage

Suite Talks Exhibit Hall - Center Stage

Suite Talks Exhibit Hall - Center Stage

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Luncheon with Guest Speaker Ballroom A

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Seminar Ballroom B

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Silent Workshop Exhibit Hall - iHeart Media Stage Suite Talks Exhibit Hall - Center Stage

4:00 PM Prizes and Awards Announced Exhibit Hall - Center Stage

Luncheon with Guest Speaker Ballroom A

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Continuum Talk Ballroom C

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Silent Workshop Exhibit Hall - iHeart Media Stage Suite Talks Exhibit Hall - Center Stage

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Corporate Connect Exhibit Hall Floor

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks Prizes and Awards Announced Exhibit Hall - Center Stage

Thursday, August 25


SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

Impact on Economy and Community Position your company as a forward thinker by investing in the future of economic inclusion and affirming your commitment to sustainability through your support of ESG.

Brand Exposure Your brand will be seen by a wide, diverse audience leading up to and during the two-day in-person event. Sponsoring the exhibit hall, a seminar or even lunch will increase the number of event attendees that will see your brand beyond your exhibit booth.

Lead Generation and Strategic Connections A 2022 EDF sponsorship will afford you direct face time with potential suppliers, clients and patrons. Save time making strategic connections with countless leads by attending our private reception, networking with attendees in the exhibit hall, securing new contacts in the Corporate Connection Zone and more!

Product or Service Promotion Are you launching a new service? Or do want to increase the exposure of a product? Share them both with a captivating, diverse audience and potential clients.

Learning for Your Staff Your staff can gain insight from the best of the best during EDF 2022. Thought leaders and experts will lead sessions during the virtual event and your team will have all-access passes giving them unlimited access to live speaking engagements and on-demand sessions for one whole year!


HOST

$50,000

Up to 20 Tickets to each of the following EDF events: Business Reception Power Breakfast Continental Breakfast Day 1 and 2 Luncheons Seminars and Workshops Exhibit Hall throughout Day 1 and Day 2 EDF-ESG Promo Ad: Length (15 Seconds) Social Media TV Ad Placements – Local News Station(s) EDF Promo Page YouTube Ads Links in E-newsletter Event Webpage Exhibit Hall throughout Day 1 and Day 2 During Luncheons on Day 1 and Day 2 During Seminars and Workshops Linked to Logo on Sponsor Page (Optional) Video Ad: Length: (30 seconds) Exhibit Hall throughout Day 1 and Day 2 During Luncheons on Day 1 and Day 2 During Seminars and Workshops Linked to Logo on Sponsor Page LIVE onsite and streamed interview Booth E-blast to Increase Traffic to Booths Full Page Digital Color Ad 2 – 10 x 10 Exhibit Booths in the Exhibit Hall Opening Remarks at Seminar or Meal Function Access to Corporate Connection Zone


PLATINUM

$25,000

Up to 15 Tickets to each of the following EDF events: Business Reception Power Breakfast Continental Breakfast Day 1 and 2 Luncheons Seminars and Workshops Exhibit Hall throughout Day 1 and Day 2 Logo on Event Website Homepage Video Ad: 30-Second Video Highlight ESG or DEI Exhibit Hall throughout Day 1 and Day 2 During Luncheons on Day 1 and Day 2 During Seminars and Workshops Linked to Logo on Sponsor Page Full Page Digital Color Ad 1 – 10 x 10 Exhibit Booth in the Exhibit Hall Access to Corporate Connection Zone

DIAMOND

$15,000

Up to 10 Tickets to each of the following EDF events: Business Reception Power Breakfast Continental Breakfast Day 1 and 2 Luncheons Seminars and Workshops Exhibit Hall throughout Day 1 and Day 2 Logo on Event Website Homepage Video Ad: 15-Second Video Highlighting ESG or DEI During Seminars and Workshops Linked to Logo on Sponsor Page Full Page Digital Color Ad 1 – 10 x 10 Exhibit Booth in the Exhibit Hall Access to Corporate Connection Zone


GOLD

$10,500

Up to 5 Tickets to each of the following EDF events: Business Reception Power Breakfast Continental Breakfast Day 1 and 2 Luncheons Seminars and Workshops Exhibit Hall throughout Day 1 and Day 2 Half Page Digital Color Ad 1 – 10 x 10 Exhibit Booth in the Exhibit Hall Access to Corporate Connection Zone

SILVER

$5,500

Up to 3 Tickets to each of the following events: Business Reception Power Breakfast Continental Breakfast Day 1 and 2 Luncheons Seminars and Workshops Exhibit Hall throughout Day 1 and Day 2 Quarter Page Digital Color Ad 1 – 10 x 10 Exhibit Booth in the Exhibit Hall Access to Corporate Connection Zone

BRONZE

$3,500

Up to 2 Tickets to each of the following events: Business Reception Power Breakfast Continental Breakfast Day 1 and 2 Luncheons Seminars and Workshops Exhibit Hall throughout Day 1 and Day 2 Quarter Page Digital Color Ad 1 – 10 x 10 Exhibit Booth in the Exhibit Hall


M/WBE & COMMUNITY PACKAGES M/WBE BRONZE SPONSORSHIP

$2,500

Listed as a Bronze Level Sponsor Listed as a Business Reception Sponsor OR Continental Breakfast Sponsor Up to 2 Tickets to each of the following EDF events: Business Reception Power Breakfast Exclusive Continental Breakfast Day 1 and 2 Luncheons Offer for Seminars and Workshops M/WBEs Exhibit Hall throughout Day 1 and Day 2 Half Page Digital Color Ad 1 – 10 x 10 Exhibit Booth in the Exhibit Hall 1 - 8 x 8 Booth in the Onsite Hiring Fair - Limited Availability Access to Corporate Connection Zone

M/WBE AND COMMUNITY PARTNER PACKAGE

$1,500

2 - Business Reception Tickets 2 - Power Breakfast Tickets 2 - Luncheon Tickets 2 - Continental Breakfast Tickets Seminars Exhibit Hall Entry Half Page Digital Color Ad 1 - 10 x 10 Exhibit Booth Space


INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS M/WBE REGISTRATION

$750

1 - Business Reception Ticket 1 - Power Breakfast Ticket 1 - Luncheon Ticket 1 - Continental Breakfast Ticket Seminars and Workshops Exhibit Hall Entry Quarter Page Digital Color Ad

CORPORATE REGISTRATION

$1,500

1 - Business Reception Ticket 1 - Power Breakfast Ticket 1 - Luncheon Ticket 1 - Continental Breakfast Ticket Seminars and Workshops Exhibit Hall Entry


SPECIAL OFFER FOR SPONSORS JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! ERE H CK HE I T L C IEW ING V TO G HIR P IN CA R E P R S R FAI

CLAIM YOUR CAREER CONNECTION

FAIR RING I H N ERSO IN-P

Wednesday, August 24 9:30 am -11:30 am 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We're offering our sponsors a complimentary booth in our Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Hiring Fair hosted on the exhibit hall floor at the 2022 Economic Development Forum. During the hiring fair: Meet face-to-face with local candidates Hold on-site pre-screenings or interviews Fill your current or future entry, mid & senior-level positions To participate, purchase a sponsorship package, and then submit the Job, Job, Jobs! Hiring Fair interest form.

SECURE YOUR BOOTH TODAY! *Limited Booths Available* For more information, please call 901-525-6512. Eligible sponsorship levels include Host, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and M/WBE Bronze


ADD-ONS

DIGITAL ADVERTISING RATES Video Advertisement - $1,500 Purchase a 30-second video to be viewed by engaged, inperson Economic Development Forum attendees prior to seminars, workshops and speaking engagements.

Full Page Digital Ad

Half Page Digital Ad

Quarter Page Digital Ad

High-Res 8.5 x 11

High-Res 5.5 x 8.5

High-Res 4.25 x 5.5

$1,000

$500

$300

Purchase Today!


SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Video and Digital Ad Submissions Please Submit No Later Than 11:59 pm

August 8, 2022 Purchase Today!


THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS


Click Here to Secure Your Sponsorship Today! For more information, contact us at EDF@mmbc-memphis.org or 901-525-6512.

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