VETS2017

Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS)

June 10 - 14, 2018 in Williamsburg VA, is a Business Development Conference created by Veterans for Veterans.

At VETS, sponsorship packages are designed to help you network, drive booth traffic, strengthen your connections, and showcase your company image. Click here to purchase your sponsorship today!

Take advantage of the wide variety of opportunities at VETS2014, from high-visibility sponsorship to advertising opportunities, we have something to fit your marketing budget and help reach your objectives.

Become a sponsor at VETS2014 today and establish your business as an industry leader.


Packages

All Sponsor packages include the following:

  • Preferred placement in the Exhibit Hall
  • Company name, description (250 characters max), booth number, and color logo on the event website
  • Company name, description (250 characters max), booth number, and color logo in the conference program
  • Link to your company's website from the event website
  • Acknowledgment on sponsor signage

Platinum Sponsor Package

US $10,000 (5 Available)

  • One (1) complimentary 20' x 10' booth
  • Four (4) complimentary registrations
  • Listed as Platinum Sponsor on Sponsor Signage
  • Half page advertisement in the Conference Program Guide
  • One (1) Conference Bag Collateral Insert
  • (2) 6' Draped tables
  • Pipe and drape, ID Sign
  • (4) Plastic side chairs, (1) Wastebasket

Gold Sponsor Package

US $7,000 (5 Available)

  • One (1) complimentary 10' x 10' booth
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Listed as Gold Sponsor on Sponsor Signage
  • (1) 6' Draped table
  • Pipe and drape, ID Sign
  • (2) Plastic side chairs, (1) Wastebasket

Silver Sponsor Package

US $5,000 (5 Available)

  • One (1) complimentary 10' x 10' booth
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • Listed as Silver Sponsor on Sponsor Signage
  • (1) 6' Draped table
  • Pipe and drape, ID Sign
  • (2) Plastic side chairs, (1) Wastebasket

Small Business Sponsor Package
(available to Veteran small businesses only)

US $2,500 (5 Available)

  • One (1) complimentary 10' x 10' booth
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • Listed as Small Business Sponsor on Sponsor Signage
  • (1) 6' Draped table
  • Pipe and drape, ID Sign
  • (2) Plastic side chairs, (1) Wastebasket

Federal Sponsor Package
(available to Government entities only)

US $2,000 (7 Available)

  • One (1) complimentary 10' x 10' booth
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Listed as Federal Sponsor on Sponsor Signage
  • (1) 6' Draped table
  • Pipe and drape, ID Sign
  • (2) Plastic side chairs, (1) Wastebasket

All Sponsor packages include the following:

  • Preferred placement in the Exhibit Hall
  • Company name, description (250 characters max), booth number, and color logo on the event website
  • Company name, description (250 characters max), booth number, and color logo in the conference program
  • Link to your company's website from the event website
  • Acknowledgment on sponsor signage

Platinum Sponsor Package

US $10,000 (5 Available)

  • One (1) complimentary 20' x 10' booth
  • Four (4) complimentary registrations
  • Listed as Platinum Sponsor on Sponsor Signage
  • Half page advertisement in the Conference Program Guide
  • One (1) Conference Bag Collateral Insert
  • (2) 6' Draped tables
  • Pipe and drape, ID Sign
  • (4) Plastic side chairs, (1) Wastebasket

Gold Sponsor Package

US $7,000 (5 Available)

  • One (1) complimentary 10' x 10' booth
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Listed as Gold Sponsor on Sponsor Signage
  • (1) 6' Draped table
  • Pipe and drape, ID Sign
  • (2) Plastic side chairs, (1) Wastebasket

Silver Sponsor Package

US $5,000 (5 Available)

  • One (1) complimentary 10' x 10' booth
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • Listed as Silver Sponsor on Sponsor Signage
  • (1) 6' Draped table
  • Pipe and drape, ID Sign
  • (2) Plastic side chairs, (1) Wastebasket

Small Business Sponsor Package
(available to Veteran small businesses only)

US $2,500 (5 Available)

  • One (1) complimentary 10' x 10' booth
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • Listed as Small Business Sponsor on Sponsor Signage
  • (1) 6' Draped table
  • Pipe and drape, ID Sign
  • (2) Plastic side chairs, (1) Wastebasket

Federal Sponsor Package
(available to Government entities only)

US $2,000 (7 Available)

  • One (1) complimentary 10' x 10' booth
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Listed as Federal Sponsor on Sponsor Signage
  • (1) 6' Draped table
  • Pipe and drape, ID Sign
  • (2) Plastic side chairs, (1) Wastebasket

Ancillary Sponsorships are à la carte features you can purchase to increase the visibility of your company during the event. They are available to Exhibitors, Sponsors, and non-exhibiting companies and are a great way to get your message out to all attendees.

ExhibitHallReceptionExhibit Hall Reception

US $7,000 (1 Available)


Select this sponsorship to host the Reception in the Exhibit Hall. Your company's name/logo will be displayed on signs and napkins.

Event Bag SponsorbagSponsor

US $5,000 (1 Available)



Help attendees stay organized. Show your support by having your company name and logo imprinted on the conference bags given to all attendees.

lunch

Luncheon Sponsor

US $5,000 (2 Available)

 

Sponsor the conference luncheon and place a company advertisement on all seats in the dining room. Your company logo will be displayed on the screens in the dining room, prior to the program.*

keycard

Hotel Key Card

US $4,000 (Exclusive)



Your logo and/or a short promotional message will be printed on all keycards used by attendees staying at the contracted hotel.

Breadfast

Breakfast Sponsor

US $3,000 (3 Available)



Select this sponsorship to host a breakfast. Your company's name/logo will be displayed on signs and napkins.

coffeeCoffee Break

US $3,000 (2 Available)



The attendees love the afternoon coffee. Host the coffee break and have your company name and logo displayed on signs and napkins.

lanyardLanyards

US $3,000 (Exclusive)



This high-visibility sponsorship puts your company name or logo on the official event lanyard for all participant badges.

vetsPenConference Pen

US $2,500 (Exclusive)



Be the exclusive sponsor of our conference pen and have your company's name/logo in the hands of every participant at the event. Pens will be inserted in all conference bags for our attendees.

VETS Connect Sponsorship

VETS Connect Sessions

US $2,000 (2 Available)



Signage with your company name and logo will appear in the matchmaking session area.

vetsPaperPadsNotepads/Scratchpads

US $2,000 (Exclusive)



Display your company logo, phone or URL on scratchpads distributed to all event participants.

Event Bag Insert

Call 571-297-4019 for details 

Place one piece of your company's promotional items in the conference bag. Possible inserts include a paper insert or a small promotional piece. Every attendee will receive your insert - a great way to get your message to everyone.

 
  • Why should my company sponsor the 2018 Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS)?
    Maximize your company’s visibility by being an official conference sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities for the event range from Conference bags and Cyber Cafés to the Reception in the Exhibit Hall and Matchmaking Sessions. Sponsors receive significant recognition before, during and after the event, increasing brand recognition, and making a lasting impression on industry and government professionals who make buying and specifying decisions for their organizations throughout the year.
  • Who attends the event?
    Attendees come from all levels of Federal, state, and local government agencies, the small business community, prime contractors, large businesses, and many more.
  • Can I pick my exhibit space?
    Yes. Sponsor booth selection is available on the registration site. Booth selection occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. Conference sponsors may select from premium space assignments, based on level of sponsorship and date of application.
  • What is included in the cost of my sponsorship package?
    Please refer to your Sponsorship Package to confirm what is included in your booth space. The exhibit area will be carpeted. Any additional services (e.g. electrical or internet) may be ordered using the form provided in the Exhibitor Services Kit.
  • How many conference registrations do I receive with my booth?
    The cost of your sponsorship package may include complimentary conference registrations. Please refer to your purchased Sponsor Package if complimentary conference registrations are included and how many. You may purchase additional conference registrations for the applicable rate.
  • Am I allowed to share booth space with another company?
    No. Booth sharing is not allowed during the Expo.
  • Can my company purchase multiple sponsorships for the event?
    Yes.
  • I own more than one business and want to list each as sponsor for the event. How can I do this?
    A business owner who owns multiple businesses can register as Sponsor for each business separately. For instance, a business owner of three businesses wishes to list each as Sponsor. He/She can purchase a sponsorship package for each business under the respective companies’ names. The booths must be staffed separately. The owner will need to register each business with a different email address to reserve the sponsorship packages online.
  • Are there special Rules and Regulations I should be aware of?
    Yes. Please refer to the Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus for the complete list of Exhibitor Rules and Regulations at the event. It is AetherQuest Solutions’ goal to assure that all Exhibitors, regardless of exhibit size or location, display their products and services in an environment conducive to successful interaction with attendees, and thereby providing a rewarding trade show experience. The rules and regulations have been established with that goal in mind.

VETS offers many ways to extend your reach to the audience that matters most to you; Veteran small businesses and government agencies. Place your company advertisement in the VETS Conference Guide and expose your company brand at all attendees.

Advertising Rates

 

Non-Veteran

Veteran

Full Page $1200 $400
1/2 Page $800 $300
1/4 Page $500 $200
Inside Front Cover SOLD SOLD
Inside Back Cover SOLD SOLD
Back Cover
SOLD SOLD


Graphics Submission Deadline: April 18, 2014.
There is no guarantee that submissions received after the deadline will appear in the Conference Guide.

Ad Submission Specifications

Please download and follow our File Submission Guidelines (pdf). These guidelines help ensure that we have all items needed to reproduce your ad with the highest possible quality. Low-resolution, color mode, font, and transparency issues are the most common errors found in submitted artwork. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in a poor representation of your ad.

HOW TO SEND

  • Email completed advertising files to Earl Morgan at . Please .zip your file before sending. To submit your file via email, the final .zip file size may not be larger than 18MB.
  • For FTP; Contact the AetherQuest Solutions sales representative specified in the File Submission Guidelines (pdf) for instructions to place your ad on our FTP site.
  • For both email and FTP submission, please use the advertiser's name in the ad file and/or folder file name, for example: CompanyXYZ.pdf.

VETS 2018 is focused on one thing—the success of your Veteran-owned Small Business. Will you be a part of the conversation?