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2018 Annual Conference

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

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The Annual RPI Conference is an intimate and exciting way to make long-lasting relationships that exponentially expand your business, with approximately 175 recognition professionals attending each year.

RPI members range from Fortune 500 companies to medium and small businesses across all sectors. We have members from Southwest Airlines, MIT, Accenture, Kaiser Permanente, McKinsey & Company, RBC Royal Bank and so many more world-class organizations. Our members rely on the RPI conference to network with their peers, access our 7 Best Practices model, raise their professionalism by applying for our Best Practice Awards as well as our world-class Certified Recognition Professionals (CRP) certification program.

Recognition drives employee engagement and our members are leaders driving results using RPI resources.

With members hailing from the U.S., Canada, and abroad, the recognition professionals who attend this meeting include directors of human services, employee relations, benefits, chief HROs, meeting planners, and more. RPI attendees are loyal; over half have been to at least four RPI conferences and continue to come back! 

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Exhibit Space

The exhibit hall will be located in a vibrant, high traffic area with both breakfast and break stations available. Each exhibit space includes one (1) 6’ table, a table linen, one chair, and a wastebasket. Electricity can be purchased through the hotel directly. We will send further information on how to purchase additional items through the hotel once registration is complete. We expect exhibit space to sell quickly. All exhibitor and sponsorship options will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Elevate Your Exhibitor Profile

Be front and center with RPI attendees! We have a number of sponsorship opportunities and options this year, including hosting the meeting WiFi, providing branded hotel guest room keys, and more.

Exhibitor & Sponsor Levels

 

Pro Category:
$2,500*

Plus Category:
$1,000 *

Standard Category:
$500*

Exhibit Table Only 

Acknowledgement on conference signage

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X

X

X

Access to online conference materials/presentations

X

X

X

X

Logo or company listing on conference website prior to event

Logo

Logo

Listing

Listing

Logo hyperlinked to company website

Logo

Logo

 

 

Collateral to be placed at tables prior to general session (supplied by sponsor)

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*Non RPI Business Partners Add $1,000 to Each Sponsorship Level

Pro Category: $2,500

Pro Category Sponsors receive the above benefits plus the choice of one sponsorship below.

  • Internet Sponsor (1 available):
    Provide free WiFi for all conference attendees. Includes a customizable log-in screen and customized company password.
  • Mobile App Sponsor (1 available):
    Company logo recognition throughout the mobile app and promotional emails. Mobile app advertisement (linked to your website!). Recognition on mobile app’s onsite signage.
  • Reception Sponsor (2 available):
    Includes signage at one of the two receptions. Opportunity to introduce the entertainment at the reception.

Plus Category: $1,000

Plus Category Sponsors receive the above benefits plus the choice of one sponsorship below.

  • Break Beverage Sponsor (1 available):
    Ensure that conference attendees receive their morning or afternoon dose of caffeine during exhibit breaks. Includes signage at the coffee stations during each networking break.
  • Hotel Guest Room Key Sponsor (1 available):
    Exclusive sponsorship with company logo or custom artwork printed on all conference attendee room keys. Design by sponsor; keys purchased by RPI.
  • Lanyards and Registration Badge Sponsor (1 available):
    Exclusive sponsorship and company name on all conference attendee name badges.

Standard Category: $500

Standard Category Sponsors receive the above benefits plus the choice of one sponsorship below.

  • Attendee Gift Sponsor (unlimited):
    Enhance the conference attendee experience by providing a gift to be delivered to their hotel room. Sponsor responsible for providing gift. 
  • Notepad Sponsor (1 available):
    Company logo will be printed on each conference notepad.  

Exhibit table pricing

RPI Business Partners: Contact the RPI office at info@recognition.org for a promo code to receive the dicounted rates or register by hard copy using this form.

RPI Platinum Partner: FREE
RPI Gold Partner:  $500
RPI Silver Partner: $800
RPI Bronze Partner: $1,000
Friends of RPI: $1,000
RPI Single Partners:  $1,000
Non-RPI Partners: $1,500 (non-member rate)


2018 RPI Conference Exhibit Hours

Sunday, April, 29

3:00PM – 6:00PM Optional Exhibitor Set-Up
6:00PM – 7:30PM    Welcome Reception (exhibitors welcome but not required to attend)
 

Monday, April 30, 2018

7:00AM – 8:00AM Exhibitor Set-Up
8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
10:45AM – 11:15AM Networking Break with Exhibitors
12:00PM – 12:15PM Break in Exhibit Hall
12:15PM – 1:30PM Awards Luncheon (exhibitors welcome to attend)
1:30PM – 1:45PM Break in Exhibit Hall
2:45PM – 3:00PM Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00PM – 5:30PM Exhibitor Showcase Reception
 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
11:00AM – 11:30AM Networking Break with Exhibitors
11:30AM Exhibitor Move-Out**

Sunday, April 29, 2018

3:00PM – 6:00PM: Optional Exhibitor Set-Up
6:00PM – 7:30PM: Welcome Reception (exhibitors welcome but not required to attend)
 

Monday, April 30, 2018

7:00AM – 8:00AM: Exhibitor Set-Up
8:00AM – 9:00AM: Breakfast
10:45AM – 11:15AM: Networking Break with Exhibitors
12:00PM – 12:15PM: Break in Exhibit Hall
12:15PM – 1:30PM: Awards Luncheon (exhibitors welcome to attend)
1:30PM – 1:45PM: Break in Exhibit Hall
2:45PM – 3:00PM: Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00PM – 5:30PM: Exhibitor Showcase Reception

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

8:00AM – 9:00AM: Breakfast
11:00AM – 11:30AM: Networking Break with Exhibitors
11:30AM: Exhibitor Move-Out**

** Exhibitors are welcome to stay for the duration of the event


Booth Representative: $495/each

Each booth comes with one exhibitor representative pass.  The exhibitor representative pass includes access to the meeting and online conference materials, plus admission to the Monday and Tuesday sessions, the Sunday and Monday receptions, and the Monday night offsite event at the Wildhorse Saloon.  Additional booth representative passes can be purchased for $495 each.

 

Sign up to Sponsor or Exhibit Today!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made before March 30, 2018 will receive a refund of 50% of the exhibit fee. Cancellations must be made online here. Refunds for exhibit space will not be given after March 30, 2018. Exhibitors who purchased a sponsorship will not be allowed to receive a refund. 

Any questions?

Please contact the RPI office at 1+(651) 290-7490 or info@recognition.org.

Recognition Professionals International

1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Phone: 651-290-7490 | Fax: 651-290-2266 | info@recognition.org
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