Sponsors

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Unmask Your Business Potential at the 2019 ARA Conference & Expo

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

ARA appreciates its sponsors’ contributions and offers each sponsor recognition commensurate to its level of support. This may include recognition on signage, marketing materials, advertising, speaking opportunities and/or additional unique benefits.

Not seeing what you’re looking for? Contact us to create a custom sponsorship package that meets your needs!

Questions About Sponsorship?

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

Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors
BASF CoBank Corteva
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Platinum Sponsors
AGCO  

 

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Gold Sponsors
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Valent
Silver Sponsors
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El Dorado Chemical Company
 
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Bronze Sponsors
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Marcus Construction
Solinftec bronze sponsor


       

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 Magazine (circulation 27,000). Ads due Aug. 15.
  • Recognition on the ARA conference website and conference mobile app.
  • Recognition in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide (must be confirmed by Aug. 15), conference program (confirmed by Oct. 15), Jan. issue of AgPro Magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • Inclusion of 8.5” x 11” promotional insert (two-sided okay, no folded brochures) in registration packets (must be received at ARA by Nov. 1).
  • Six banner ads in Retailer Fact$, the official ARA e-newsletter. Ads are provided by the sponsor and may run before the conference or anytime during the year if the sponsor’s account is current.
  • Sponsored editorial content in Retailer Fact$ 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 for one full year. Ad provided by the sponsor.
  • Three unique push notifications through the ARA mobile app during conference.
  • 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, phone number and company) and mailing information sent to the mail house of your choice for one-time usage. Available by request after October 17.

Platinum Sponsorship -- $15,000+

  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Discounted rate for ad placement in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide, mailed with the October issue of AgPro Magazine (circulation 27,000). Ads due Aug. 15.
  • Recognition on the ARA conference website and conference mobile app.
  • Recognition in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide (must be confirmed by Aug. 15), conference program (confirmed by Oct. 15), Jan. issue of AgPro Magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • Inclusion of 8.5” x 11” promotional insert (two-sided okay, no folded brochures) in registration packets (must be received at ARA by Nov. 1).
  • Four banner ads in Retailer Fact$, the official ARA e-newsletter. Ads are provided by the sponsor and may run before the conference or anytime during the year if the sponsor’s account is current.
  • Sponsored editorial content in Retailer Fact$ twice annually. Content provided quarterly by the sponsor and approved by ARA.
  • Sponsored editorial content on ARA website six times annually. Content provided by the sponsor and approved by ARA.
  • Rotating banner ad on the ARA website for nine months. Ad provided by the sponsor.
  • Two unique push notifications through the ARA mobile app during conference.
  • Half day of complimentary conference meeting space available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • PDF list of preregistered attendees (name, phone number and company) and mailing information sent to the mail house of your choice for one-time usage. Available by request after October 17.

Gold Sponsorship -- $10,000+

  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Discounted rate for ad placement in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide, mailed with the October issue of AgPro Magazine (circulation 27,000). Ads due Aug. 15.
  • Recognition on the ARA conference website and conference mobile app.
  • Recognition in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide (must be confirmed by Aug. 15), conference program (confirmed by Oct. 15), Jan. issue of AgPro Magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • Two banner ads in Retailer Fact$, the official ARA e-newsletter. Ads are provided by the sponsor and may run before the conference or anytime during the year if the sponsor’s account is current.
  • Sponsored editorial content in Retailer Fact$ twice annually. Content provided by the sponsor and approved by ARA.
  • Sponsored editorial content on ARA website three times annually. Content provided by the sponsor and approved by ARA.
  • Rotating banner ad on the ARA website for six months. Ad provided by the sponsor.
  • One push notification through the ARA mobile app during conference.
  • PDF of preregistered attendees (name, phone number and company). Available by request after October 17.
  • Add-on feature (+$2,500): Mailing information sent to the mail house of your choice for one-time usage. Available by request after October 17.

Silver Sponsorship - $5,000+

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Discounted rate for ad placement in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide, mailed with the October issue of AgPro Magazine (circulation 27,000). Ads due Aug. 15.
  • Recognition on the ARA conference website and conference mobile app.
  • Recognition in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide (must be confirmed by Aug. 15), conference program (confirmed by Oct. 15), Jan. issue of AgPro Magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • One banner ad 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.
  • Sponsored editorial content on ARA website once annually. Content provided by the sponsor and approved by ARA.
  • Rotating banner ad on the ARA website for three months. Ad provided by the sponsor.
  • PDF of preregistered attendees (name, phone number and company). Available by request after October 17.
  • Add-on feature (+$2,500): Mailing information sent to the mail house of your choice for one-time usage. Available by request after October 17.

Bronze Sponsorship - $2,500+

  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on conference signage and collateral materials.
  • Discounted rate for ad placement in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide, mailed with the October issue of AgPro Magazine (circulation 27,000). Ads due Aug. 15.
  • Recognition on the ARA conference website and conference mobile app.
  • Recognition in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide (must be confirmed by Aug. 15), conference program (confirmed by Oct. 15), Jan. issue of AgPro Magazine and ARA Annual Report.
  • PDF of preregistered attendees (name, phone number and company). Available by request after October 17.
  • Add-on feature (+$2,500): Mailing information sent to the mail house of your choice for one-time usage. Available by request after October 17.

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.

Market a new product or direct traffic to your exhibit booth. This year's opportunities include:
  • $5,000: Bus Transportation (Includes foursome green fees)
  • $5,000: Morning Coffee (Includes foursome green fees)
  • $5,000: Beverage Cart (Includes foursome green fees)
  • $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!

Other Visibility Opportunities

New Orleans provides the perfect backdrop for other marketing opportunities. The ARA staff is ready to customize a package to meet your marketing objectives. Other visibility options on-site include:
  • Signage at elevator banks, on floors, columns and/or escalator railings
  • Wireless internet access for attendees
  • Discounted advertising in AgPro Magazine
  • Name-your-own specialty cocktails
  • Photo booth
  • and so much more!

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.