Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Agricultural Retailers Association Conference and Expo is the essential event for agricultural retailers, distributors and suppliers. Conference sponsorship offers valuable opportunities to promote your company’s products and services to executives, leaders and decision-makers within the retail sector.

ARA sincerely appreciates its sponsors’ contributions. Sponsors receive recognition commensurate to their level of support, which may include recognition in signage at the conference and/or ARA Invitational Golf Tournament, publicity in marketing collateral, advertising in ARA digital and print publications, and other unique benefits. Sponsorship Opportunities | Sponsorship Commitment Form

Diamond Sponsorship -- $20,000+

  • Recognition as a Diamond Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Premium ad placement in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide, mailed with the October issue of AgProfessional (circulation
    23,000).
  • Recognition as a Diamond Sponsor on the conference website and conference mobile app.
  • Recognition as a Diamond Sponsor in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide, conference program, January issue of AgProfessional magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • Inclusion of one-page (8.5” x 11”) promotional insert in registration packets (must be received in ARA office by Nov. 1).
  • Six banner ads in Retailer Fact$, the official ARA e-newsletter.
    – Ads are provided by the sponsor and may run before the conference or any time during the year if the sponsor’s account
    is current. Contact ARA for ad specifications and placement.
  • Sponsored editorial content in Retailer Fact$ four times annually.
    – Content provided quarterly by the sponsor and approved by ARA.
  • Sponsored editorial content on ARA website monthly.
    – Content provided by the sponsor and approved by ARA.
  • Rotating banner ad on the ARA website – www.aradc.org – for full year.
  • Complimentary conference meeting space available based on sponsorship contribution level (first-come, first-served).
  • One push notification through ARA mobile app during conference.
  • Excel spreadsheet of preregistered attendees (name, address and company) and one set of mailing labels
    available by request afterOct 1.

Platinum Sponsorship -- $15,000-$19,999

  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor in the ARA Conference &Expo Guide, conference program, January issue of AgProfessionalmagazine and ARA’s Annual Report.
  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on the ARA Conference website and mobile app.
  • Inclusion of one-page (8.5” x 11”) promotional insert in registration packets (must be received in ARA office by Nov. 1).
  • Four banner ads in Retailer Fact$, the official ARA e-newsletter.
    – Ads are provided by the sponsor and may run before the conference or any time during the year if the sponsor’s account is current. Contact ARA for ad specifications and placement.
  • Sponsored editorial content in Retailer Fact$ twice annually.
    – Content provided by the sponsor and approved by ARA.
  • Sponsored editorial content on ARA website available six times annually.
    – Content provided by the sponsor and approved by ARA.
  • Rotating banner ad on the ARA website – www.aradc.org – for nine months.
  • Complimentary meeting space available based on sponsorship contribution level (first-come, first served).
  • PDF list of pre-registered attendees (name and company)  and one set of mailing labels available by request after Oct 1.

Gold Sponsorship -- $10,000 to $14,999

  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide, conference program, AgProfessional magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on the conference website and mobile app.
  • Two banner ads in Retailer Fact$, ARA’s e-newsletter. 
    -- Ads are provided by the sponsor and may run before the conference or any time during the year if the sponsor’s account is current. Contact ARA for ad specifications and placement.
  • Rotating banner ad on the ARA website for six months.
  • Sponsored editorial content in Retailer Fact$ twice annually.*
  • Sponsored editorial content on ARA website six times annually.*
  • One-page (8.5” x 11”) promotional collateral enclosed in registration packets.
  • PDF list of pre-registered attendees (name and company) and one set of mailing labels provided by request after October 1.

Silver Sponsorship - $5,000 to $9,999

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide, conference program, AgProfessional magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on the conference website and mobile app.
  • One banner ad in Retailer Fact$.
    -- Ads are provided by the sponsor and may run before the conference or any time during the year if the sponsor’s account is current. Contact ARA for ad specifications and placement.
  • Rotating banner ad on the ARA website – www.aradc.org – for three months.
  • Registration list with attendee name and company available by request before the conference.

Bronze Sponsorship - $2,500 to $4,999

  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide, conference program, January issue of AgProfessional magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on the conference website and mobile app.

Questions About Sponsorship?

Donnie Taylor
Vice President, Membership and Corporate Relations
(202) 595-1725
dtaylor@aradc.org

ARA Invitational Golf Tournament Sponsorship

  • $500 per hole; $1000 for premium holes; $2,000 for Morning Coffee.
  • Recognition in tournament signage at sponsored tees.
  • Permission to distribute premium items such as golf balls, towels, water bottles, etc.**

** To avoid duplication of items (e.g. golf balls, pens, hats, etc.), sponsored promotional items given away during the conference must be approved by ARA.

Conference Meeting Space

ARA has a limited amount of space available for side meetings. Eligible sponsors and member companies should request meeting space by Sept. 1. After this date, available space will be allocated first to confirmed Diamond and Platinum sponsors. Preference will be given to events continuing from the prior year. If space remains after this allocation, it will be allocated to Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors. There is no charge for the meeting space.

The costs of food and beverage, audio/visual expenses and other direct costs of any side meeting are the responsibility of the host company. ARA can assist hosts in making catering and service arrangements with the hotel.

For more information and a meeting request form, contact the ARA office at (202) 457-0825.

Diamond Sponsors
       
 AGCO  Bayer CoBank
CPS

 
ING    Monsanto 
Syngenta      
       
Platinum Sponsors
       
 BASF

DuPont 




Simplot




       
Gold Sponsors
       
Biopesticide Industry Alliance CHS   
  Legacy Building Solutions
Valent
 
 
Yargus Manufacturing
       
Silver Sponsors
       
Agrian
The Andersons  El Dorado Chemical Company







 
       
Bronze Sponsors
       


BMO Harris
 

Marcus Construction


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