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The International Ecotourism Society

presents

Ecotourism and
Sustainable Tourism Conference
Greening the Tourism Industry in the U.S. and Canada

Sponsorship
Opportunities
2009

Portland, Oregon, USA


The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) –
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2009

Sponsorship Opportunities
TIES is proud to present the sponsorship opportunities avail-
able for the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference
2009 (ESTC 2009), to be held in Portland, Oregon, USA, in the
first half of November 2009. Bringing together tourism
experts and industry leaders from across the U.S. and Canada,
the ESTC is a premier opportunity to showcase your commit-
ment to sustainability and significantly increase your visibility
in this dynamic market. We encourage you to take advantage
of the promotional opportunities associated with this one-
of-a-kind annual conference by becoming a sponsor at one of
the sponsorship levels outlined in the following pages. We
offer a wide range of sponsorship options featuring various
conference segments, and each sponsorship package can be
customized based on your specific needs.

Please review the detailed descriptions of the sponsorship


categories and benefits, and contact the TIES sponsorship
committee at sponsorship@ecotourism.org to reserve a
sponsorship opportunity or to discuss sponsorship options
suitable for your organization.

Thank you for your interest in the ESTC 2009. We look forward
to working with you!
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism
Conference 2009 (ESTC 2009)

Contents

Expedition Level Sponsorship Page 3

• Opening Ceremony $26,000 USD


• Closing Ceremony $24,000 USD
• Networking Reception $23,000 USD

Adventure Level Sponsorship Page 4

• Fundraiser and Auction $20,000 USD


• Lunch Sponsors $11,000 USD

Voyage Level Sponsorship Page 5

• Pre-Conference Workshop $7,000 USD


• Coffee Breaks $5,500 USD

Journey Level Sponsorship Page 6

• Business Center $4,000 USD


• USB drive $4,000 USD
• Conference Bag $3,000 USD
• Media Room $2,000 USD
• Conference Lanyard $2,000 USD
• Conference Pen and Pad $1,500 USD
• Conference e-Newsletter $1,000 USD
• Conference Bag Inserts $1,000 USD
• Conference Program Advertisement $1,000 USD

Green Conference Sponsor Page 8


$15,000 USD

Official Sponsorship Page 9

Exhibition Space Page 10

In-Kind Sponsorship Page 11

Additional Information Page 11

The International Ecotourism Society


1333 H St. NW, Suite 300E Washington, DC 20005 • Telephone: +1 (202) 347-9203 • Fax: +1 (202) 789-7279 •
Email: events@ecotourism.org or sponsorship@ecotourism.org • www.ecotourism.org and www.ecotourismconference.org
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism
Conference 2009 (ESTC 2009)

Expedition Level Sponsorship


$20,000 – $30,000

General Expedition Level Sponsorship Benefits:

9 Logo (linked to sponsor’s website) on conference website and e-newsletters


9 Listing in conference related press releases
9 Listing in conference program as Expedition Level Sponsor
9 Sponsor's logo displayed on presentation screens before and after conference sessions
9 Full-page, full color conference program advertisement
9 Complimentary exhibit space
9 Insertion of up to two items in conference bags
9 Three complimentary conference registrations
9 One year TIES Sponsor-level membership

In addition to the above benefits, please select from the following:

Opening Ceremony 1 sponsor @ $26,000 USD

• Opening address to welcome guests along with a TIES representative.


• Opportunity to present your initiatives and stewardship in the industry during the
welcome address.
• Sponsor’s name and logo will be displayed prominently during the opening ceremony.
• Additional signage, provided by the sponsor, can be displayed in the plenary room.
• Prominent exhibition space.
• General Expedition Level Sponsorship Benefits.

Closing Ceremony 1 sponsor @ $24,000 USD

• Brief address to thank guests along with TIES representatives.


• Opportunity to present your initiatives and stewardship in the industry during the
closing ceremony.
• Sponsor’s name and logo will be displayed prominently during the closing ceremony.
• Additional signage, provided by the sponsor, can be displayed in the plenary room.
• Prominent exhibition space.
• General Expedition Level Sponsorship Benefits.

The International Ecotourism Society 3


1333 H St. NW, Suite 300E Washington, DC 20005 • Phone: (202)347-9203 • Fax: (202) 789-7279
Email: events@ecotourism.org • sponsorship@ecotourism.org
Web: www.ecotourism.org • www.ecotourismconference.org
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism
Conference 2009 (ESTC 2009)

Networking Reception 1 sponsors @ $23,000 USD

• Opportunity to present your initiatives and stewardship in the industry during the
networking reception.
• Sponsor’s name and logo will be displayed prominently during the networking
reception.
• Additional signage and other promotional materials, provided by the sponsor, can be
displayed and distributed during the networking reception.
• Prominent exhibition space.
• General Expedition Level Sponsorship Benefits.

Adventure Level Sponsorship


$1o,000 – $20,000

General Adventure Level Sponsorship Benefits:

9 Logo (linked to sponsor’s website) on conference website and e-newsletters


9 Listing in conference related press releases
9 Listing in conference program as Adventure Level Sponsor
9 Half-page, full color program advertisement
9 Complimentary exhibit space
9 Insertion of one item in conference bags
9 Two complimentary conference registration
9 One year TIES Sponsor-level membership

In addition to the above benefits, please select from the following:

Fundraiser and Auction 1 sponsors @ $20,000 USD

• Opportunity to present your initiatives and stewardship in the industry during the
fundraiser and auction.
• Sponsor’s name and logo will be displayed prominently during the fundraiser and
auction event.
• Opportunity to showcase your vacation package or item during the live auction.
• Additional signage, promotional materials or video, provided by the sponsor, can be
displayed during the fundraiser and auction event.
• Prominent exhibition space.
• General Adventure Level Sponsorship Benefits.

The International Ecotourism Society 4


1333 H St. NW, Suite 300E Washington, DC 20005 • Phone: (202)347-9203 • Fax: (202) 789-7279
Email: events@ecotourism.org • sponsorship@ecotourism.org
Web: www.ecotourism.org • www.ecotourismconference.org
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism
Conference 2009 (ESTC 2009)

Lunch Sponsors 2 sponsors @ $11,000 USD each

• A joint speech together with a TIES representative to thank the guests for attending the
lunch and introduce the lunch keynote speaker.
• Sponsor’s name and logo will be displayed prominently during the lunch.
• Additional signage and other promotional materials, provided by the sponsor, can be
displayed and distributed during the lunch.
• General Adventure Level Sponsorship Benefits.

Voyage Level Sponsorship


$5,000 – $10,000

General Voyage Level Sponsorship Benefits:

9 Logo (linked to sponsor’s website) on conference website and e-newsletters


9 Listing in conference program as Voyage Level Sponsor
9 Quarter-page, full color program advertisement
9 Insertion of one item in conference bags
9 One complimentary conference registration
9 50% discount on exhibit space
9 One year TIES Business -level membership

In addition to the above benefits, please select from the following:

Pre-Conference Workshop 1 sponsor @ $7,000 USD

• Opportunity to introduce pre-conference workshop speaker.


• Sponsor’s name and logo will be displayed prominently during the pre-conference
workshop.
• General Voyage Level Sponsorship Benefits.

Coffee Breaks 2 sponsors @ $5,500 USD each

• Sponsor’s name and logo on signage at the coffee service stations.


• Additional banner and giveaways, provided by the sponsor, can be displayed and
distributed in the coffee area.
• General Voyage Level Sponsorship Benefits.

The International Ecotourism Society 5


1333 H St. NW, Suite 300E Washington, DC 20005 • Phone: (202)347-9203 • Fax: (202) 789-7279
Email: events@ecotourism.org • sponsorship@ecotourism.org
Web: www.ecotourism.org • www.ecotourismconference.org
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism
Conference 2009 (ESTC 2009)

Journey Level Sponsorship


$1,000 – $5,000

General Journey Level Sponsorship Benefits:

9 Logo (linked to sponsor’s website) on conference website and e-newsletters


9 Listing in conference program as Journey Level Sponsor
9 Quarter-page, full color program advertisement
9 30% discount on exhibit space
9 One year TIES Business-level membership

In addition to the above benefits, please select from the following:

Business Center 1 sponsor @ $4,000 USD

• Signage in the Business Center featuring the sponsor’s logo.


• Customized desktop image on the computers in the Business Center, accessible to
conference attendees.
• Customized screen saver and mouse pads.
• General Journey Level Sponsorship Benefits.

USB drive 1 sponsor @ $4,000 USD

• Sponsor’s name and logo on the conference USB jump drive, to be distributed to all
conference participants.
• USB drive will serve as electronic conference participant’s kit including conference
information and registration list.
• General Journey Level Sponsorship Benefits.

Conference Bag 2 sponsor @ $3,000 USD

• Sponsor’s name and logo on the conference tote bag alongside the conference and
TIES logos.
• General Journey Level Sponsorship Benefits.

The International Ecotourism Society 6


1333 H St. NW, Suite 300E Washington, DC 20005 • Phone: (202)347-9203 • Fax: (202) 789-7279
Email: events@ecotourism.org • sponsorship@ecotourism.org
Web: www.ecotourism.org • www.ecotourismconference.org
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism
Conference 2009 (ESTC 2009)

Media Room 1 Sponsor @ $2,000 USD

• Signage in the Media Room featuring the sponsor’s logo.


• Customized desktop image on the computers in the Media Room, to be used by media
representatives and interviewees.
• Customized screen saver and mouse pads.
• Signage in the Media Room featuring the sponsor’s logo.
• General Journey Level Sponsorship Benefits.

Conference Lanyard 1 sponsor @ $2,000 USD

• Sponsor’s name and/or logo on conference lanyard, to be distributed to all conference


participants.
• General Journey Level Sponsorship Benefits.

Conference Pen and Pad 1 sponsor @ $1,500 USD

• Sponsor’s name and logo printed along with the conference logo on pens and notepads,
to be included in the conference bags and available in all session rooms.
• General Journey Level Sponsorship Benefits.

Conference e-Newsletter 3 sponsors @ $1,000 USD each

• Sponsor’s name and logo (linked to sponsor’s website) prominently displayed in each
edition of the conference electronic newsletter, to be sent out regularly to potential
attendees.
• General Journey Level Sponsorship Benefits.

Conference Bag Inserts 7 sponsors @ $1,000 USD each

• Company marketing insert in the conference bags which will be distributed to all
attendees.
• General Journey Level Sponsorship Benefits.

Conference Program Advertisement 8 sponsors @ $1,000 USD each

• 1/4 page full color advertisement in the official conference program.


• General Journey Level Sponsorship Benefits.

The International Ecotourism Society 7


1333 H St. NW, Suite 300E Washington, DC 20005 • Phone: (202)347-9203 • Fax: (202) 789-7279
Email: events@ecotourism.org • sponsorship@ecotourism.org
Web: www.ecotourism.org • www.ecotourismconference.org
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism
Conference 2009 (ESTC 2009)

Green Conference Sponsor


1 sponsor @ $15,000 USD

The Green Conference Sponsor will help make the conference carbon neutral and contribute
to the conference organizer’s efforts to further green the conference.

In addition to working with a credible carbon offset partner to insure a sustainable


conference, TIES will utilize locally produced, recycled, reusable, organic and sustainable
products throughout the conference.

Green Conference Sponsor Highlights:

√ Mentioned by TIES representative as Green Conference Sponsor during plenary


sessions.
√ An exclusive press release to announce the conference green initiatives and the
sponsor.
√ Highlighted on the “Greening the Conference” page in the conference print program
and the conference websites.
√ Logo (linked to sponsor’s website) on conference website and e-newsletters as Green
Conference Sponsor.
√ Listed as Green Conference Sponsor in conference program.
√ Sponsor's logo displayed on presentation screens before and after conference sessions.
√ Half-page, full color program advertisement.
√ Insertion of one item in registration bags.
√ One complimentary conference registration.
√ Complimentary exhibition space.
√ One year TIES Sponsor-level membership.

The International Ecotourism Society 8


1333 H St. NW, Suite 300E Washington, DC 20005 • Phone: (202)347-9203 • Fax: (202) 789-7279
Email: events@ecotourism.org • sponsorship@ecotourism.org
Web: www.ecotourism.org • www.ecotourismconference.org
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism
Conference 2009 (ESTC 2009)

Official Sponsorship
* Reserved for specific business categories.

TIES offers the opportunity for key industry players to be promoted as exclusive sponsors
representing their respective industries.

If interested in this opportunity please contact ESTC2009 sponsorship committee to arrange


your exclusive sponsorship package.

The categories for Official Sponsorship include:

• Airline
• Credit Card Company
• Green Energy
• Insurance Company
• Auto Rental Company

Official Sponsor Highlights:

√ Exclusivity within your business category.


√ Logo (linked to sponsor’s website) on conference website and e-newsletters
√ Listing in conference program as Official Sponsor
√ Half-page, full color program advertisement.
√ Insertion of one item in registration bags.
√ Two complimentary conference registrations.
√ One-year TIES Sponsor-level membership.
√ Complimentary exhibition space.

The International Ecotourism Society 9


1333 H St. NW, Suite 300E Washington, DC 20005 • Phone: (202)347-9203 • Fax: (202) 789-7279
Email: events@ecotourism.org • sponsorship@ecotourism.org
Web: www.ecotourism.org • www.ecotourismconference.org
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism
Conference 2009 (ESTC 2009)

Exhibition Space
25 exhibitors @ $2,000 USD

Overview:
Exhibition booths will be arranged in the British Columbia foyer, a central location at the
conference venue. Exhibits will be available to all conference attendees throughout the
conference, and highlighted during the conference coffee breaks.

Exhibition Highlights:

√ Table top Exhibition space


√ Logo (linked to Exhibitor’s website) on conference website and e-newsletters
√ Listing in conference program as Exhibitor
√ One complimentary conference registration
√ Quarter-page, full color program advertisement
√ One year TIES Business-level membership

The International Ecotourism Society 10


1333 H St. NW, Suite 300E Washington, DC 20005 • Phone: (202)347-9203 • Fax: (202) 789-7279
Email: events@ecotourism.org • sponsorship@ecotourism.org
Web: www.ecotourism.org • www.ecotourismconference.org
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism
Conference 2009 (ESTC 2009)

In-Kind Sponsorship:
In addition to monetary sponsorship, we also welcome in-kind donations. In-kind sponsors
will be promoted on the conference website and program. Sponsorship levels may be awarded
depending on the value of the in-kind donation.

Additional Information:
Please note: To ensure satisfaction with the banners or signage, we are asking the sponsors to
provide all signage or banners for their sponsorship opportunity. Sponsor representatives are
responsible for saving and shipping back any banners or materials if they so desire.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the conference or have any questions, please
contact:

ESTC 2009 Sponsorship Coordinator


1333 H Street NW, Suite 300 East Tower, Washington, DC 20005 USA
Email: sponsorship@ecotourism.org
Phone: +1 202 347 9203 x422
Fax: +1 202 789 7279

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1333 H St. NW, Suite 300E Washington, DC 20005 • Phone: (202)347-9203 • Fax: (202) 789-7279
Email: events@ecotourism.org • sponsorship@ecotourism.org
Web: www.ecotourism.org • www.ecotourismconference.org