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2016 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Showcase your passion, build your business.

Year after year, The NCA Annual Convention draws key decision makers from across the entire international supply chain. This is the best place to make a lasting impression on the leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs who are shaping the industry's future. 

All of our sponsor and exhibitor options are designed to maximize your investment. Act fast to get your brand the visibility it deserves at the premier coffee event for top professionals. 


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Sponsor Opportunities at the NCA Annual Convention

Discover how partnering with the NCA can benefit your organization. Opportunities are available for every budget.

 

View the list of our current sponsors and the remaining opportunities available

 

Convention Host Package

Company Logo Prominently Displayed on Stage
Display your company logo in the General Session Ballroom. The NCA will facilitate the design of your logo display and incur all production costs.

Stage Presence at the Convention Opening
A representative from your organization will have the opportunity to personally welcome attendees and to be recognized as Host Sponsor.

‘Open Letter’ from your CEO
Express your pride in being the Host Sponsor! Your Open Letter will be posted on the NCA website and inserted into Convention welcome packets.

Registration Bag Insert
You may insert one item (or printed materials weighing up to ½ pound) in the NCA Convention registration bags. Or, provide your own bags to accommodate promotional items weighing more than ½ pound.

One (1) prominently located table-top exhibit

Four (4) complimentary Convention Delegate registrations

One (1) Complimentary hotel room stay for three nights

Your official company mascot or spokesperson may be present during the Convention

Your company logo featured on signage at the Convention registration desk

Your company logo on the General Session Ballroom screen, in rotation with other high-level sponsors

Full-page advertisement in Convention program
Sponsors must supply print-ready artwork for program ads, or additional design charges may apply

Acknowledgement as Convention Host on the NCA website homepage (includes your company logo and link to Host “Open Letter”), on the main 2016 Convention web page, on the dedicated Sponsor page, and promotional emails

Your company name and logo featured prominently in all Convention marketing

Additional Host Sponsor Benefits:

  • An official commemorative Host Sponsorship Award
  • Host Sponsor badge ribbons for all registered company attendees
  • NCA press releases presenting your company as the Convention Host and appear on the NCA’s homepage headline section
  • NCA’s online newsletter, The Coffee Reporter Weekly, announcing you as the Convention Host
  • Post-event wrap-up press release featuring your company as Convention Host
  • Post-event “Convention Host Thank You” mention in The Coffee Reporter Weekly, the NCA’s online newsletter

 

Cost: $35,000

Premier Sponsorship - 10 available
Cost: $12,000 each

Day of Service (3 Available)

Help the NCA give back while raising your profile! In the spirit of this year’s “Leadership” theme, the NCA is partnering with a local charitable organization to provide care packages for our service men and women deployed overseas to help lift the spirits of our troops and provide some small comfort of home.

Your Premier “Day of Service” Sponsorship maximizes your exposure among attendees by providing each volunteer with:

  • Deliverables specifically designed for the event to include your company logo
  • Box lunch
  • Transportation to Day of Service location if necessary

 

Java Lounge

The Java Lounge provides a central, comfortable space where attendees can relax, mingle and catch up with what’s going on back home in a comfortable setting. Two computers and a printer will be available for use by attendees.

Your logo will appear in this popular area on the Java Lounge banner and on computer screensavers in rotation with the NCA Convention logo.

 

Welcome Party Host (Thursday Evening)

A unique social event that you will want your company name and logo associated with. The 2016 Welcome Party will be held on the historic USS Midway Aircraft Carrier with its panoramic views of Downtown San Diego.

 

Beach Party Host (Friday Evening)

Be part of a fun and festive evening that everyone is sure to remember.

 

Sponsored Beach Towels

What better than to promote your company by providing each delegate with a high-quality beach towel. Splash your logo all over the beach!

 

Charging Stations (2)

Turn power-hungry attendees into a captive audience for your brand by sponsoring two charging stations where they can linger to fill up … in full view of your logo and company name.

 

Wi-Fi Sponsor

Sure to be used over and over again! Your company name will be set up as the unique password for access.

Farewell Celebration Host (Saturday)

Be the last name attendees see as we close out another successful event and say goodbye to San Diego.

 

Additional Premier Sponsor Benefits

Premier Sponsors enjoy the following benefits in addition to the benefits associated with each individual sponsorship:

  • Your company name and logo appear on signage at the sponsored event/location/item
  • Insert your own Convention Welcome Card and one (1) additional item in attendee show bags
  • Your logo featured on signage at Convention registration desk
  • Your logo appears on the General Session Ballroom screen in rotation with other high-level sponsors
  • Receive an official commemorative Premier Sponsorship Award
  • Full-page advertisement in the convention program (Sponsors must supply print-ready artwork for program ads, or additional design charges will apply)
  • Acknowledgement as Premier Sponsor on NCA Convention Sponsor page (includes logo), and in promotional emails
  • Premier Sponsor badge ribbons for all registered company attendees
  • Your company name and logo featured prominently in all Convention marketing
  • Post-event wrap-up press release features your company as a Premier Sponsor
  • Post-event “Premier Thank You” in The Coffee Reporter, the NCA’s online newsletter
  • Two (2) Convention Delegate registrations

 

Benefactor Sponsorship - 2 available
Cost: $10,000 each

Two special opportunities give prospective Benefactor Sponsors unique, high-profile recognition with repeat exposure at the NCA Annual Convention 2016:

 

Logo-branded Hotel Key Card

Put your company name and logo in each attendee’s hand, every time they unlock the door to their room.

 

Business Luncheon Host (Saturday)

A sit-down, plated 3-course networking lunch with a dynamic speaker is always in demand. (2 complimentary luncheon tickets included)

 

Additional Benefactor Sponsor Benefits:

  • Your company name and logo appear on signage for your chosen event
  • Insert your own Convention Welcome Card and one (1) additional item in attendee show bags
  • Your logo featured on signage at the Convention registration desk
  • Receive an official commemorative Benefactor Sponsorship Award
  • Half-page advertisement in the convention program (Sponsors must supply print-ready artwork for program ads or additional design charges will apply)
  • Acknowledgement as Benefactor Sponsor on NCA Convention Sponsor page (includes logo), and in promotional emails
  • Sponsor badge ribbons for all registered company attendees
  • Your company name and logo featured prominently in all convention marketing
  • Post-event wrap-up press release features your company as a Benefactor Sponsor
  • Post-event “Benefactor Thank You” in The Coffee Reporter, the NCA’s online newsletter
  • Two (2) complimentary Convention Delegate registrations

 

Patron Sponsorships - 6 Available
Cost: $8,500 each

These sponsorship opportunities enhance the Convention experience for attendees, and provide your organization with repeat exposure to attendees throughout our event.

 

Convention Beach Bag [Registration Bag]

Imagine hundreds of delegates with your organizational name and logo on their beach bag, which they will receive at registration.

 

Convention Pens

Your organizational name and logo on the official NCA 2016 Convention pen.

 

Lanyards

Attendees’ name badges will be a key component of their Convention attire – and required for admittance – all suspended from a lanyard embossed with your organization’s name and logo.

 

Pad Folio Notepad

One of our most popular items! Attendees tell us they use them at Convention, and for months afterwards; your organization’s name and/or logo appears on notepads for all attendees.

 

Event App Sponsorship (2 Available)

Our 2016 app offers a great opportunity for visibility - attendees will constantly use these popular apps before, during and after the event, providing sponsors with instant and continuous recognition every time an attendee accesses the app to create “My Show” lists, view detailed event information or even to look up local San Diego information. Your company name and logo will appear as a banner on all appropriate event app pages.

 

Additional Patron Sponsor Benefits

  • Sponsor signage is printed/embossed on sponsored item (or for the app, incorporated into the app itself)
  • Insert your own Convention Welcome Card and one (1) additional item in attendee show bags
  • Your logo featured on signage at Convention registration desk
  • Receive an official commemorative Patron Sponsorship Award
  • One-third page advertisement in the Convention program (Sponsors must supply print-ready artwork for program ads or additional design charges will apply)
  • Acknowledgement as Patron Sponsor on NCA Convention Sponsor page (includes logo), and in promotional emails
  • Sponsor badge ribbons for all registered company attendees
  • Your company name and logo featured prominently in all Convention marketing
  • Post-event wrap-up press release features your company as a Patron Sponsor
  • Post-event “Patron Thank You” in The Coffee Reporter, the NCA’s online newsletter
  • One (1) Complimentary Convention Delegate registration
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    Champion Sponsorship - 7 Available
    Cost: $7,500 each

     

    Welcome Party Bar Host

    Convention attendees will celebrate the opening of the NCA Convention with a party on the USS Midway in Downtown San Diego, creating an opportunity for a bar host to be recognized for the cocktails and soft drinks enjoyed by all as they enjoy the panoramic views of San Diego, make new friends, and catch up with old acquaintances.

     

    Welcome Party Entertainment

    The opening party also creates an opportunity to host the evening’s entertainment and be recognized as the Convention kicks off!

     

    Beach Party Bar Host

    Attendees will kick up the fun at this year’s themed beach party creating a perfect opportunity as the event bar host.

     

    Beach Party Entertainment

    Help add to the fun and excitement of the evening and to be recognized as the evening’s entertainment host.

     

    Farewell Celebration Bar Host

    One last cocktail with old friends and new is the perfect host opportunity to create that lasting memory.

     

    Farewell Celebration Entertainment

    The farewell celebration also creates an opportunity to host the evening’s entertainment – and to be recognized as the 2016 NCA Convention goes out with a splash.

     

    Friday Keynote Speaker

    This year, we're pleased to present Michael S. Steele, Former Chair of the Republican National Committee; MSNBC Political Analyst. Gain instant attention and recognition from attendees by sponsoring this nationally-recognized and timely expert.

     

    Additional Champion Sponsor Benefits

    • Sponsor signage prominently displayed at your selected event
    • Insert one (1) item in attendee show bags
    • Acknowledgement as Champion on dedicated Convention Sponsor page
    • Sponsor badge ribbons for all registered company attendees
    • Place your literature on the drop table adjacent to registration desk
    • Acknowledgment in The Coffee Reporter, the NCA’s on-line newsletter
    • Your logo at the front registration desk.
    • One-third page advertisement in the Convention program (Sponsors must supply print-ready artwork for program ads or additional design charges will apply)

     

    Contributor Sponsorship - 15 available
    Cost: $5,000 each

     

    Contributor level opportunities include food, drink, and entertainment – all of which are essential to an NCA event! These memorable opportunities include interactive entertainment options, and keeping everyone fueled and caffeinated.

     

    Pre-Conference Symposium
    This year’s Pre-Conference Symposium will focus on developing the leadership qualities needed to advance in today’s ever changing and competitive industry. Asspciate your brand with the industry's future leaders.

     

    Pre-Conference Symposium Breakfast and Coffee

     

    New Member Reception Host

     

    Spouse/Significant Other Program

     

    Photography Host
    Help capture a great event by providing the photographer. As the sponsor, you will receive a complete copy of all photos taken.

     

    Welcome Party Interactive Entertainment Host
    Sure to be a crowd favorite! USS Midway has many stories to tell. Docents will give tours of this piece of history. Guests will also have the opportunity to fly fighter jets in simulators provided by your sponsorship.


    Friday Beach Party Interactive Entertainment Host
    This sponsorship will help to provide a fun filled and memorable evening with games and activities perfect for a casual networking evening.

     

    Convention Interactive Entertainment Host

     

    Friday Keynote Speaker – G. Scott Clemons

     

    Saturday Keynote Speaker – Seth Mattison

     

    Continental Breakfast (includes coffee)

    • Friday, March 18
    • Satudray, March 19

     

    Coffee Breaks

    • March 18 – Morning
    • March 19 – Morning
    • March 19 – Afternoon

     

    Additional Contributor Sponsor Benefits

    • Sponsor signage prominently displayed at your selected food, drink or event
    • Insert one (1) item in attendee show bags
    • Acknowledgement as Contributor Sponsor on dedicated Convention Sponsor page on NCA website and Convention program
    • Sponsor badge ribbons for all registered company attendees
    • Placement of your literature on the drop table adjacent to registration desk
    • Acknowledgment in The Coffee Reporter Weekly, the NCA’s online newsletter
    • One-quarter page advertisement in the Convention program (Sponsors must supply print-ready artwork for program ads or additional design charges will apply)
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    Supporter Sponsorship - 5 available
    Cost: $3,500 each

    Get your company name and logo in front of the Convention’s attendees. These cost-effective opportunities won’t last long, so make your sponsorship decision early.


    Welcome Party Transportation Sponsor (2 Opportunities, $3,500 each)

     

    General Sessions (3 Opportunities, $3,500 each)


    Cupping Session – Beginner to Advanced (Friday Afternoon Session)


    National Coffee Drinking Trends Survey 2016 – First Look (Saturday General Session)

     

    Economic Impact Study and what it means to the Industry (Saturday General Session)

     

    Additional Supporter Sponsor Benefits

    • Sponsor signage prominently displayed at your sponsored event
    • Acknowledgement as Supporter Sponsor on dedicated Convention Sponsor page
    • Sponsor badge ribbons for all registered company attendees
    • lacement of your literature on the drop table adjacent to registration desk
    • Acknowledgment in The Coffee Reporter Weekly, the NCA’s online newsletter
    • Breakfast and coffee service sponsors may supply logo branded cups and napkins

    Educational Sponsorship - 4 available
    Cost: $2,500 each

    Associate your brand with the NCA’s educational sessions for maximum impact among highly focused attendees. These topic-specific sessions, are available at $2,500 each.


    Breakout Sessions (4 Opportunities, $2,500 each; all Friday afternoon)

    • Coffee and science update
    • Sustainability
    • Diversity in the workplace (working concept)
    • [To be determined]

     

    Additional Educational Session Sponsor Benefits

    • Sponsor signage prominently displayed at your sponsored session
    • Acknowledgment at your sponsored educational session
    • Acknowledgement as an Educational Session Sponsor on dedicated Convention Sponsor page
    • Educational Session Sponsor badge ribbons for all registered company attendees
    • Placement of your literature on the drop table adjacent to registration desk
    • Acknowledgment in The Coffee Reporter Weekly, the NCA’s online newsletter

    Cost: $750 each

    The most economical opportunity to get each attendee's attention! Your show bag insert ensures that you’ll be noticed by all registered convention attendees.

    The Fine Print

    The NCA takes our commitment to our sponsors seriously. Please note that all the terms and conditions of sponsorship are established in our standard sponsor contract. We are happy to provide a copy of the contract upon request to interested sponsors.

     

    Exhibitor Information

    Get more visibility for your brand as a select exhibitor at the NCA Annual Convention. This is a cost-effective opportunity to network with over 800 senior-level coffee executives and professionals in an intimate, engaged setting. 

    Don't wait - spaces are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

    • Receive admission to Convention programming (one per table-top)
    • Increase brand visibility: Your logo and company description will be displayed on the NCA website and event app
    • Reach target demographics through NCA promotional emails featuring your company - delivered to more than 5,000+ global coffee professionals

    Table-top space is $1,750 for NCA members (a 30% discount) or $2,550 for non-members and includes:

    • All added-value benefits listed above
    • One 6-foot skirted table and two side chairs
    • A pre- and post-event list of all convention attendees
    • Admission to all receptions and Annual Banquet (one per table-top exhibit)
    • Additional Exhibitor Registrant $600, one per table-top (includes admission to programs, receptions and Annual banquet)

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Set-up:  12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    First Time Attendee Reception:  6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
    Convention Welcome Reception:  7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

    Friday, March 18, 2016

    Exhibitor Hours:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Theme Reception:  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Saturday, March 19, 2016

    Exhibitor Hours:  8:00 am – 3:00 pm


    For Additional Information

    Please call the NCA at 212-766-4007 or email info@ncausa.org.

    Your completed exhibitor form may be emailed as a PDF to info@ncausa.org or faxed to 212-766-5815.


    We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!


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    Talk to Us

    Questions? To learn more about sponsorships or exhibiting, please contact the NCA at info@ncausa.org or call 212-766-4007

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