These top level sponsorship packages have been created specifically to ensure prominent recognition and high impact branding, while allowing for maximum business networking. Below is the Sponsorship Registration Form. This needs to be downloaded, filled out and either faxed or emailed to the Conference Coordinator.

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Below is the sponsorship program for 2007 including six levels of sponsorship:

1. Partner Sponsor Level
This major sponsorship level has been created to provide your organization with prestigious recognition and an impressive level of brand identification ensuring front of mind exposure. Sponsorship amount: $70,000 and the sponsor will receive:
  • Each Partner sponsor would have the opportunity to hold an exclusive one-on-one Round Table business session breakfast with a key speaker of their choice for 12 of their guests one morning prior to the conference start time. Catering must be arranged through the Conference Coordinator; cost of catering will be billed to the sponsor.
  • Logo on the agenda/program to be distributed prior to and at the conference
  • Logo (full color) on conference signage on a sponsor board and/or PowerPoint presentation
  • Logo and 100 words of "corporate messaging" on a page inside the proceedings (black and white)
  • Logo in the ABIC Calgary website (full color)
  • Opportunity to place a full page advertisement in the conference handbook
  • One corporate literature piece in registration package
  • Sponsorship of three morning coffee breaks (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday)
  • Includes five complementary registrations

2. Platinum Sponsor Level
For $50,000 and more, the sponsor will receive:

  • Logo on the agenda/program to be distributed prior to and at the conference
  • Logo (full color) on conference signage on a sponsor board and/or PowerPoint presentation
  • Logo and 100 words of "corporate messaging" on a page inside the proceedings (black and white)
  • Logo in the ABIC Calgary website (full color)
  • Opportunity to place a full page advertisement in the conference handbook
  • One corporate piece in the registration package
  • Lunch sponsorship
  • Includes four complementary registrations

3. Gold Sponsor Level
For $25,000 sponsorship, sponsor will receive:

  • Logo on the agenda/program to be distributed prior to and at the conference
  • Logo (full color) on conference signage on a sponsor board and/or PowerPoint presentation
  • Logo and 100 words of "corporate messaging" on a page inside the proceedings (black and white)
  • Logo in the ABIC Calgary website (full color)
  • Opportunity to place a full page advertisement in the conference handbook
  • Corporate material/literature table space in main networking hall
  • Includes three complementary registrations

4. Silver Sponsor Level
For $12,500 sponsorship, sponsor will receive:

  • Logo on the agenda/program to be distributed prior to and at the conference
  • Logo (full color) on conference signage on a sponsor board and/or PowerPoint presentation
  • Logo and 100 words of "corporate messaging" on a page inside the proceedings (black and white)
  • Logo in the ABIC Calgary website (full color)
  • Opportunity to place a half page advertisement in the conference handbook
  • Includes two complementary registrations

5. Bronze Sponsor Level
For $7,500 sponsorship, sponsor will receive:

  • Logo on the agenda/program to be distributed prior to and at the conference
  • Logo (full color) on conference signage on a sponsor board and/or PowerPoint presentation
  • Logo and 100 words of "corporate messaging" on a page inside the proceedings (black and white)
  • Logo in the ABIC Calgary website (full color)
  • Includes one complementary registration

6. Event Specific Sponsorship
Also available are high front of mind exposure opportunities for sponsors who want to sponsor "Event Specific" tactics as follows. Each "Event Specific" sponsor will also receive the following recognition:

  • Logo on the agenda/program to be distributed prior to and at the conference
  • Logo (full color) on conference signage on a sponsor board and/or PowerPoint presentation
  • Logo on a page inside the proceedings (black and white)
  • Logo in the ABIC Calgary website (full color)

Welcome Reception Sponsor
On Sunday September 23, 2007, in the trade show area we will hold a short program of welcome, entertainment and much Western hospitality at our evening Welcome Reception. The opening social function of the conference will be very popular and well attended by the delegates. Framed within the busy exhibition area, it will allow all participants to begin their conference networking for the week. Opportunity for the sponsor to provide a free standing banner during the event night.
(Sponsored by Alberta Ingenuity Fund)

Pre-Banquet Reception Sponsor
On Tuesday September 25, 2007, prior to the Banquet, there will be a sponsored reception in the foyer to the banquet hall. Catering of wine and cheese will be organized on behalf of the sponsoring company. Opportunity for the sponsor to provide a free standing banner during the event night.
(Sponsored by Calgary Stampede)

Banquet Sponsor
This social function will be the highlight of ABIC 2007. The Conference Banquet will take place Tuesday September 25, 2007, in the conference banquet area and will allow all participants to network in a relaxed social atmosphere. Opportunity for the sponsor to provide a free standing banner during the banquet event in the banquet room.
Sponsorship amount: $20,000 (one sponsorship opportunity available)

Afternoon Coffee Break Sponsor
The sponsor's logo would appear on signage at the coffee break tables including coffee, tea, juices, pop, and water. Opportunity for the sponsor to provide a free standing banner during the event.
Sponsorship amount: $1,500 (two sponsorship opportunities available)

Coffee Cart Sponsor**
This is a great way for delegates to enjoy freshly brewed coffee throughout the conference and ensure you are remembered for your warm hospitality. A coffee cart will be placed in ABIC exhibit and trade show area throughout the conference. Opportunity for the sponsor to provide a free standing banner and promotional materials within the coffee cart area (supplied and funded by the sponsor). Space will be limited.
Sponsorship amount: $15,000 (one sponsorship opportunity available)

Water Station Sponsor**
Water bottle station in trade show area throughout the conference. Bottles of water to be wrapped with a label with the sponsor's name, logo and slogan and message. Opportunity for the sponsor to provide a free standing banner at the water station.
Sponsorship amount: $15,000 (one sponsorship opportunity available)

** Another exciting opportunity exists for an "Apple cart" Sponsor. For further details please contact the Conference Coordinators.

Poster Session /Area Sponsor
The posters will be an integral part of ABIC 2007 and sponsorship of the Posters is an excellent way to demonstrate your support and commitment to continued research and development in agricultural biotechnology. Opportunity for the sponsor to provide a freestanding banner in the poster session area.
Sponsorship amount:$5,500 (one sponsorship opportunity available)

Session Sponsor
Sessions are a significant aspect of the ABIC program attended by the majority of delegates. Sponsorship will ensure your organization receives a high level of exposure and an opportunity to be seen and heard. Corporate logo will appear at the beginning and the end of the presentation slides in the sponsored session room. Opportunity for the sponsor to provide a freestanding banner for the sponsored session room.
(Three Plenary Session sponsorship opportunities available at $7,500 each; nine Concurrent Session sponsorship opportunities available at $2,500 each)

Media Sponsor
The Media partners will gain upfront information and access to the conference and speakers as well as significant exposure and profiling of the publication amongst members and conference delegates. Complimentary publication can be made available during the event in the trade show area with an opportunity for the sponsor to provide a freestanding banner by the publication distribution area. (Publication to be provided by the sponsor). Sponsor will be given priority access to the speakers in the media room (subject to the availability of speakers).
Sponsorship amount: $7,500 (two sponsorship opportunities available - one agricultural; one urban or other)

Registration Satchel Sponsor
A must at a conference is the registration and conference satchel to hold all the materials collected during the conference and at the exhibit area. The sponsor's logo will be strategically placed on approximately 1000 conference satchels used to hold the conference registration materials. These satchels will be distributed at the time of registration at the conference registration area.
Sponsorship amount: $12,000 (one sponsorship opportunity available)

Lanyard Sponsor
Each conference participant will wear a name badge throughout the conference with your company's name, and logo and slogan on the lanyards ensuring high visibility.
(Sponsored by ABIC Foundation)

Internet Café Sponsor
The internet café will be located within the exhibit hall area and will be a popular area for all conference delegates ensuring great scope for brand awareness for the sponsor. Opportunity for the sponsor to provide a freestanding banner for the internet café site.
Sponsorship amount: $12,000 (one sponsorship opportunity available)

Daily Newsletter Sponsor
The sponsor's logo would appear on the front cover of one day of the daily newsletter distributed each day of the conference, at the conference entrance.
Sponsorship amount: $5,000 (three sponsorship opportunities available)

Pocket Program Sponsor
The Pocket program is an essential item for all delegates as it will contain the full program in an abbreviated manner. It will include a listing of all events and a map of the convention centre. It will be frequently used and will be a handy reference throughout the conference. Corporate logo of the sponsoring company will appear on the pocket program.
Sponsorship amount: $5,500 (one sponsorship opportunity available)

Stationery Sponsor
Ensure your company receives front of mind exposure through sponsorship of the conference stationery that will be provided to each delegate at the opening plenary session.
(Sponsored by BIOTECanada)

First Annual ABIC Golf Tournament
Saturday September 22, 2007 in the shadows of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Sponsor logos will appear on golf tags and bus signage.
Sponsorship amount: $2,500 (two sponsorship opportunities available)
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