Sponsor Plan

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Jan 20, 2017

Sponsorship Plan


Welcome!

We appreciate you taking time to consider sponsoring SQLSaturday #579 and we’ve put together some information that will tell our about plans for the event and show you how your company will benefit from sponsoring our event.

Event Overview

Think of a SQLSaturday as a one day conference. We bring in a lot of volunteer speakers, we have lunch on site, and we have a dedicated area set up for our attendees meet with our sponsors. We work hard to make our event a great experience for everyone, especially our sponsors that enable us to cover the working costs of this event. We’re expecting 250+ attendees at SQLSaturday #579.

As this is already the 4th SQL Saturday in Vienna in a row we can look at a lot experience. We got very good feedback from both attendees and sponsors. Here was they said:

Attendees

Everything was perfect! Thanks!“

It was a GREAT event!!!

All were amazing!

Sponsors

Many new contacts with interested people.“

Attendees stopped at the booth and asked questions.“

„Great that the sponsor area is at a very central position.“



SQL Saturday Vienia is the biggest event in Austria on topic Microsoft Data Platform since 2014. In 2015 we had more than 160 attendees, in 2016 we grew to more than 250 attendees. There will be 25 educational talks with the hottes topics concerning Admin/Business Intelligence/Cloud+Bigdata/Development. In 2016 more than 120 talks were submitted. On average the feedback for the event in 2016 was 4.59 (5=best) and the average feedback for presentation was 4.31 (four sessions had an average of 5.0).

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How Much Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?

Sponsorship ranges from EUR 500 / USD 600 to EUR 2000 / USD 2400 depending on the package you select, and we’re always willing to discuss custom solutions to meet your needs.

  • Bronze Sponsorship. EUR 500 / USD 600 prepaid. Name/Logo with a link on SQL Saturday website. Self-service of brochure at the event tables. Publicly thanked in opening keynote.
  • Silver Sponsorship. EUR 1000 / USD 1200 prepaid.Includes all benefits of the Bronze Sponsorship.Raffle item with a special sponsor introduction (Raffle item be provided by the sponsor ($120+ / €100+); please support us with a description latest one month before the event). Receive email addresses from those attending the raffle. Beginning and last slide acknowledgement from every speaker.
  • Gold Sponsorship. EUR 1500 / USD 1800 prepaid.Includes all benefits of the Silver Sponsorship.Logo displayed on austria.sqlpass.org homepage for one year. A small table at the event area (space for rollup, handout materials, demos; for pictures s. last pages of this document).The small table at the event area can be used on both, the pre-con day and the conference day.
  • Diamond Sponsorship. EUR 2000 / USD 2400 prepaid. Includes all benefits of the Gold Sponsorship.One email blast to all event attendees who accepted to be contacted (consisting of up to 1 page of text) that can be sent before or after the event (please support us with the text latest one month before the event).One break-out room is named after the sponsor. Get a guaranteed speaking slot (for those who wire the money until end of call for speakers as we have to commit to a session schedule). Limit: 5.

All fees must be paid in advance. To register as a sponsor just visit www.sqlsaturday.com and fill out our sponsorship registration form. We’ll email you an invoice that can be paid via credit card or check.

The Raffle – Your Key to Success!

The biggest challenge with community events is capturing contact information for follow ups. Few attendees will have business cards, and having them hand write their info often leads to a 30% or higher loss due to inability to read what they wrote! We provide attendees with a set of pre-printed raffle tickets (see below) that will contain their name and email address; they are then able to put these tickets into the raffle box at each sponsor table to try to win a prize. This gives you 100% readability and 0% loss! It is also more effective than any other technique we’ve seen for trying to capture contact information and that includes scanning their name badge.

Raffle Ticket

Because we want you to be successful all of our sponsorship levels include the requirement that you provide a prize of at least $100 in value, and that you provide a full color 8-1/2 x 11 flyers that highlights the prize(s) you are providing for the raffle.

We provide the raffle box. We will have one table for all absentee vendors placed in the same areas with our onsite vendors. Raffle ticket collection will proceed through the end of the day. If someone from your team is present we’ll ask them to draw the winning ticket, otherwise we’ll draw the ticket. Attendees must be present to win. If there is a physical prize we’ll give it to them, otherwise we’ll forward you their contact information for you to follow up with (for license keys, etc).

After the event we will mail you all the raffle tickets from your box. There may be duplicates; depending on how exciting your prize is attendees may contribute more than one ticket to your box – but that’s a good thing, they are willing to provide you their contact information in return for the chance to win.

Event Logistics

We’ll open the doors to sponsors at 7:30 am. Sponsors will be provided with table and two chairs, and limited access to 110v power (please let us know what you need in advance). Tables will be located in the same area as registration and breakfast to make it easy for attendees to stop by your table. We encourage sponsors to remain on site through at least lunch and if possible to have a representative present at the end of the day to present your prize at the end of day raffle.

Lunch will be provided to sponsors that have registered. Please have everyone from your team that will be attending register at www.sqlsaturday.com so that we can have enough food available.

Contact Us

We hope you’ll support this event! Please contact us at sqlsaturday579@sqlsaturday.com if you have any questions.



PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER: This is an independently operated local event. The SQLSaturday logo and the website for the event have been provided to the event leader at no cost by PASS as a service to the SQL Server community. Local event leaders are not authorized by PASS to negotiate contracts, make commitments, or act on behalf of PASS in any capacity. PASS assumes no liability for issues or problems that may arise from the event at any point in time.

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