Sponsors

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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

Sponsorships must be confirmed by June 15 to qualify for priority exhibit hall placement

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 AgPro (circulation 27,000). Ads due Aug. 15.
  • Recognition as a Diamond Sponsor on the ARA conference website and conference mobile app.
  • Recognition as a Diamond Sponsor in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide (must be confirmed by Aug. 15), conference program (confirmed by Aug. 31), Jan. issue of AgPro magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • Inclusion of 8.5” x 11” promotional insert in registration packets (must be received by Nov. 2).
  • Six banner ads in Retailer Fact$, the official ARA e-newsletter. – Ads are provided by the sponsor and may run before the conference or anytime during the year if the sponsor’s account is current. Contact ARA for ad specifications and placement.
  • Sponsored editorial content in Retailer Fact$ 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.
  • Three unique push notification through ARA mobile app during conference.
  • NEW! Priority booth placement in the Exhibit Hall. With an added two hours of exhibit hall time, this is a great opportunity. Diamond sponsors can choose their own booth utilizing an on-line platform beginning June 18.
  • Full day of complimentary conference meeting space available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Can be split over two days.
  • Excel spreadsheet of preregistered attendees (name, address and company) and one set of mailing labels available by request after Oct. 17.

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

  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on the ARA Conference website and mobile app.
  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide (must be confirmed by Aug. 15), conference program (confirmed by Aug. 31), Jan. issue of AgPro magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • Inclusion of 8.5” x 11” promotional insert in registration packets (must be received by Nov. 2).
  • Four banner ads in Retailer Fact$, the official ARA e-newsletter. – Ads are provided by the sponsor and may run before the conference or anytime during the year if the sponsor’s account is current. Contact ARA for ad specifications and placement.
  • Sponsored editorial content in Retailer Fact$ 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.
  • Two unique push notifications through ARA mobile app during conference.
  • NEW! Priority booth placement in the Exhibit Hall. With an added two hours of exhibit hall time, this is a great opportunity. Platinum sponsors can choose their own booth utilizing an on-line platform beginning June 21.
  • Half day of complimentary conference meeting space available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • PDF list of pre-registered attendees (name and company) and one set of mailing labels available by request after Oct. 17.

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

  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on the ARA conference website and mobile app.
  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide (must be confirmed by Aug. 15), conference program (confirmed by Aug. 31), Jan. issue of AgPro magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • Two banner ads in Retailer Fact$, the official ARA e-newsletter. – Ads are provided by the sponsor and may run before the conference or any time during the year if the sponsor’s account is current. Contact ARA for ad specifications and placement.
  • Rotating banner ad on the ARA website – www.aradc.org – for six months.
  • Sponsored editorial content in Retailer Fact$ twice annually. – Content provided by the sponsor and approved by ARA.
  • Sponsored editorial content on ARA website three times annually.
  • One push notification through ARA mobile app during conference.
  • NEW! Priority booth placement in the Exhibit Hall. With an added two hours of exhibit hall time, this is a great opportunity. Gold sponsors can choose their own booth utilizing an on-line platform beginning June 27.
  • PDF list of pre-registered attendees (name and company) and one set of mailing labels available by request after Oct. 17.

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

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on the ARA conference website and mobile app.
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide (must be confirmed by Aug. 15), conference program (confirmed by Aug. 31), Jan. issue of AgPro magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • NEW! Priority booth placement in the Trade Show. With an added two hours of exhibit hall time, this is a great opportunity. Silver sponsors can choose their own booth utilizing an on-line platform beginning July 9.
  • One banner ad 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.
  • Sponsored editorial content on the ARA website once annually.
  • Rotating banner ad on the ARA website – www.aradc.org – for three months.

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

  • NEW! Priority booth placement in the Exhibit Hall. With an added two hours of exhibit hall time, this is a great opportunity. Bronze sponsors can choose their own booth utilizing an on-line platform beginning July 11.
  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on conference signage; promotion and collateral materials.
  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on the ARA conference website and mobile app.
  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide (must be confirmed by Aug. 15), conference program (confirmed by Aug. 31), Jan. issue of AgPro magazine and ARA Annual Report.

Questions About Sponsorship?

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

ARA Invitational Golf Tournament Sponsorship

All sponsors are recognized through signage at the event, including signs on sponsored golf holes. Sponsors may also distribute premium items with their logo such as golf balls, golf towels, water bottles, etc.

NEW! Market a new product or direct traffic to your exhibit booth. This year’s golf hole sponsorship includes a full screen custom advertisement on the cart GPS as each sponsored hole is approached.
  • $5,000: Morning coffee (Includes foursome)
  • $1,250: Premium hole sponsorship (e.g. Longest-Drive, Closest to the Pin, etc.)
  • $750: Standard hole sponsorship
* All promotional items given away during the conference must be approved by ARA to avoid duplication of items (e.g. golf balls, pens, hats, etc.).

Sponsor today!

Conference Meeting Space

ARA has a limited amount of space available for side meetings. Meeting space is complimentary for confirmed Diamond (one full day) and Platinum sponsors (one half day). If space remains, it will be allocated to Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors at a rate of $400 for a half day, and $750 for a full day.

The costs of food & 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.