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September 12-15, 2016 Las Vegas Convention Center - North Hall & Westgate Hotel Las Vegas, NV

Sponsorship Opportunities

Solar Power International is the largest solar trade show in North America—occupying a central position in an industry that’s booming. With over 15,000 attendees and 600 companies coming together to interact at the event, this is your opportunity to generate more business, learn from the extensive education sessions and tracks, and get ahead on the latest news, trends and products in the solar industry.

Tap into a diverse and powerful audience

Chances are, SPI has your target—and ideal—audience. Nearly a third of SPI 2015 attendees held executive or VP-level management positions, with direct influence over buying decisions across the global solar industry.

SPI is the annual meeting location for solar energy, drawing every segment of the industry.

Take a look at this dynamic solar energy ecosystem, with all segments represented. That’s SPI. SPI features a targeted exhibit floor so you can easily get in front of the company type you want. You’ll maximize your impressions – to the right audience – on the show floor and at the various networking and educational events throughout the week.

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Plug your goals into our sponsorship system. Design a potent package made for you.

No matter what your goal, our team can help you put together a package that packs a punch. As you build your sponsorship package, your total overall sponsorship investment will provide additional benefits as you tap into the most powerful levels of the program.

It’s a simple two-step process that let’s you match strategy and goals to SPI opportunities.

STEP 1: DETERMINE YOUR GOALS

STEP 2: CREATE YOUR CUSTOMIZED SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

Let's build a program! Simply pick from the menu of opportunities that will go to work for you. Choose opportunities that fall in the category you’ve chosen from above. Focus on one area or mix and match. Do what works for your goals. You’re the designer.


Establish your company as a thought leader

NEW – Innovation Stage Sponsorship: $50,000
The innovation stage will be located in the Innovation Pavilion in the Westgate hotel connected to the main exhibit hall. The Innovation Pavilion will feature companies presenting products and services representing the total energy solution from production to energy management and automation. This will include energy storage, smart home and smart building products, home automation, and other innovative offerings from startup companies in these industries. The sponsor of the Innovation Stage will be recognized throughout the year on a variety of touch points with attendees.

Educational Lab Sponsorship: $7,500 - $10,000
Education means ideas, and your company has them—so get recognized as the thought leader you are. Companies sponsoring a Thought Leadership session create and deliver the content. The trainings, which take place Thursday, September 15, run concurrently with post-conference workshops and concurrent sessions. Rooms are available in two time blocks: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Companies have the option to host a two-hour training ($7,500), a four-hour training ($10,000), or (2) two-hour trainings ($10,000) that provide either two different sets of content or repeated content (your choice).

Current Sponsor:  Fronius-Logo-EN_CMYK

Education Track Sponsorship: $10,000 per track
Education2Associate your brand with the top-notch industry education at SPI. Link your name with industry thought leadership with your brand appearing on session signage and exclusive sponsor recognition slides shown during the sessions. Educational track sponsorship also gives you the opportunity to ensure session attendees receive your message through literature available right in the session room or promotional items delivered directly to attendees at their seats.

Session Tracks:

  • Business & Market Trends
  • Customer Acquisition & Satisfaction and Consumer Protection
  • Finance - SOLD Rabobank
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Solar + StorageSOLD Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Technology & Integration
  • Utility & Grid Integration

Poster Reception Sponsorship – Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD DNV GL
The greatest innovations can be a sweeping technology change, or they can involve a granular shift that turns out to be a game changer. Both are what the popular Poster Reception and area are all about. Sponsor the reception, where attendees meet with industry-leading presenters to discuss their research and innovations one-on-one. The Poster presentation area is located in the LVCC near the education rooms and skywalk to the Westgate. Poster Reception sponsors will be front and center on signage and beverage napkins at the bar serving beer and wine, as well as in in the SPI Conference & Expo Guide.

Industry Trends Sponsorship: $25,000
industry-trendsOne defining characteristic of thought leaders is that they know where the industry is going, so put yourself at the center of the SP trends discussion. The Industry Trends stage hosts various sessions on emerging trends and hot topics. Over 750 attendees participated in these sessions last year. Support the education of the industry and connect with potential customers through this unique sponsorship opportunity.

PV Technical Trends Sponsorship: $25,000
PV-techAnother great opportunity to reach a targeted audience at a popular venue. Last year over 500 attended sessions at the PV Tech stage, which sits right on the expo hall floor and hosts a number of technical sessions that are favorites of installers. A big draw is that many of the sessions are NABCEP certified and provide CEU credits for the installers. Support this valuable benefit to installer attendees and connect with them in a unique way.


Build your company's network

NEW Hosted Buyer Program (must be an exhibitor to participate)
Make sure you’re connecting with the right audience, right from the home base of your booth. Let us design your experience so that you’re speaking to a specific and targeted market. In a brand-new and innovative offering, SPI is partnering with key organizations to bring in new and targeted audiences to SPI. Utility representatives, commercial property owners, residential customers, international delegations, you name it—we can partner with you to bring these audiences to SPI. SPI will work with you to ensure you’re meeting with qualified potential customers at your booth.

NEW Golf Tournament: $2,500 - $50,000
164 yd par 3A fabulous chance to get in on a new offering that likely will become an SPI tradition. The first annual SPI Golf Tournament takes place at Angel Park Golf Club, just 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.

This golf event offers a range of sponsorship opportunities for any budget:
Tournament naming rights: $25,000
Name the golf tournament after your company and host a group of client foursomes.
Tournament breakfast sponsorship: $2,500
Tournament lunch sponsorship: $2,500
Hole-in-one car giveaway: $10,000
Closest to the hole award: $2,500
Longest drive award: $2,500

SPI Block Party: $5,000 - $75,000
OMNIA Balcony 2_Approved_Photo Credit Francis & FrancisAn SPI tradition that exemplifies how the best networking happens when people are having fun. This year the Block Party will take place at the $100M OMNIA nightclub inside Caesars Palace. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available for this event at a range of prices. Sponsors of the Terrace area of the nightclub receive exclusive branding of that space. Adding further value, all Block Party sponsorships include 50 Block Party tickets.

OMNIA Heart Lounge Sponsorship: $35,000
The Heart Lounge Sponsorship gives you exclusive branding of the lounge, an intimate, plush collaboration brought to you by Hakkasan Group and L.A.’s The h.wood Group, during the Block Party. Included in the package are 35 Block Party tickets.
Branding includes:
Branded napkins and cups for bar and food stations
Ability to select the color scheme used in the room
Option to create custom graphics for the screens in the room (at sponsor’s cost)
Area includes flash tattoos for attendees

OMNIA Second Level Sponsorship: $35,000
Sponsors of the second level of the OMNIA nightclub will receive exclusive branding of that space during the Block Party. This sponsorship also provides you with 35 Block Party tickets.
Branding includes:
Branded napkins and cups for bar and food stations
Sponsored photo booth

OMNIA Private Booth Sponsorship: $5,000
With the Private Booth Sponsorship, get use of one booth on OMNIA's first level and logo recognition as a sponsor of the Block Party. The sponsorship comes with five Block Party passes and bottle service.

NEW VIP Reception Sponsor: $25,000
The VIP Reception is where influencers gather. Get in front of this guest list, which will include executives from SPI’s largest supporters and most important delegates. Sponsors will be recognized at the reception, and they’ll also receive 25 invitations to attend.

Women in Solar Education and Networking: $5,000 - $50,000
SPI has hosted the popular Women in Solar networking luncheon and panel each year for the last nine years. Fueled by its popularity and the productivity that comes out of it, we are expanding it to a full day forum with multiple sessions and networking events. That means a multitude of sponsorship opportunities for this growing event that contributes immensely to the industry by focusing on a key segment of talent. Show your support for the advancement of women and diversity in the solar industry by partnering with us to create a unique experience at SPI.

Opening Reception Sponsor – Monday Evening: $30,000 exclusive or $10,000 (up to 4)
Opening-receptionGet in front of the collective SPI audience just as the week’s famous energy hits full tilt.  Monday evening after the Opening General Session (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm) provides the first networking opportunity attendees will have with colleagues in Las Vegas before the SPI exhibition opens Tuesday morning. Be a major presence at the event in which attendees grab a drink and some refreshments, see new faces, and reconnect with colleagues they haven’t seen in possibly a year. The Welcome Networking Event will be held on the pool deck at the Westgate hotel.

General Session Sponsorship: $25,000 (up to 3)
SP4_5705General Sessions are emblematic of solar coming together as an industry to discuss the biggest issues of the day. They draw over a thousand solar professionals looking to hear from industry thought leaders about the outlook for the industry.

General Sessions sponsors are featured and highly visible through session signage, slides displayed before the start of the session and throughout the event and the event website, on the page where the general sessions are promoted.

In addition, General Session sponsors will be able to show a 1-2 minute promotional video that session attendees will view before the start of the session, giving your message and brand first-impression positioning.

Choose from these General Session Sponsorship Opportunities:
Monday General Session Sponsorship – Monday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: $25,000
Tuesday General Session Sponsorship – Tuesday, 8:00 am - 9:00 am: $25,000
Wednesday General Session Sponsorship – Wednesday, 8:00 am - 9:00 am: $25,000 SOLD

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Sponsor – Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm: $30,000
Attendees love to cap their busy day with a beverage and socializing, making this sponsorship opportunity a high-visibility offering—especially since all attendees have access. Your company is able to brand the bars—hubs of activity—for the event.

NEW Host Your Own Targeted Reception - Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: $25,000
Give yourself the opportunity to invite targeted guests for some socializing and relationship building through one of SPI’s Exhibitor After-Hours Parties. Sponsorship includes use of space for reception and promotional support from SPI. (Sponsor responsible for any catering or audio visual equipment.)

Young Professionals Networking Event Sponsorship - Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: $25,000
SPI 2016 has created a young-professionals event that combines networking and education, both of which complement one another. A reception for networking and socializing will follow the enjoyable education piece, which promises to be relevant to the industry’s young professionals. Sponsors will be recognized as supporters of this initiative and the industry’s rising talent, and will also have the opportunity to address the attendees. Learn more about the reception.

NEW International Buyers Program (IBP) Reception: $10,000
Build relationships and make connections with professionals from around the world by hosting delegates from the International Buyer’s Program for a reception and being a visible sponsor at the event.

NEW Regional Networking Reception Sponsorship: $10,000
These receptions are specifically designed to provide attendees with networking opportunities focused on specific regions and markets in the US. This reception sponsorship, therefore, offers you a targeted audience of a different kind.

NEW Utility Networking Reception Sponsorship: $10,000
Get in front of utilities. Sponsor a reception designed to provide utility attendees with an additional networking opportunity during the show.

NEW Community Solar Reception Sponsorship: $10,000
Sponsor the reception where community solar attendees will meet up for networking and socializing.


Increase your brand awareness

NEW Clean Power Sponsor - $35,000
Strengthen your green branding. Sponsor the purchase of solar RECs to offset SPI’s electricity usage. The sponsor of this initiative will be recognized as the sponsor of “Solar Powered SPI.”

Banners, Static Clings, and Signage - various pricing
sponsor-bannersbanner-clingsAs attendees walk through SPI 2016, you will be visible to them, associated with the industry’s premier event of the year. Attendees will see your company’s advertisement in a highly visible area on the exterior of the convention center, inside the lobby, or inside the exhibit hall. Banner sponsorship includes production, installation, and dismantling. (Artwork must be submitted and approved by SPI show management by August 15.) View banner options online.

Digital Signage - various pricing
digital-signageGet your name in digital color in front of the SPI crowds. Our digital signs allow you to reserve 8-second blocks for your ads, which will run throughout the show.

Sponsored Escalator Handrail Graphic - $15,000 per escalator (discounts on multiple escalators available)
escalator-graphicThe escalator hand rail graphic gives you a captive SPI audience. One escalator equals two handrails, so get seen on both sides.

Hotel Keycards - various pricing
Brand the hotel keycards that attendees will be using countless times to exit and enter their rooms. Get placement right in their hands, from the time they check in to when they leave Vegas.

Branded Attendee Items - various pricing
Attendees will “take you with them” when you brand items included in the attendee swag bag (distributed to the first 1,000 full conference attendees). Options include: phone charging battery, sunglasses, sunblock, reusable water bottles, t-shirts, screen cleaning cloth, flashlight, ppe, multimeter, fuse puller, magnetic wristband, etc.

Mobile App Sponsor - $30,000 SOLD SolarEdge Logo
The SPI mobile app allows attendees to navigate the expo floor, connect with other attendees, view the schedule, and learn about education opportunities. Sponsorship of the SPI mobile app will include the company logo on splash and menu pages, a promoted post and welcome message for attendees, and (1) app notification to be written by the sponsor, approved and scheduled by show management.


Promote a positive attendee experience

NEW Sponsored Massage Stations - $25,000
Provide attendees with a relaxing break from the busy show. Sponsor the massage stations and be recognized as a stress solution provider for the industry.

NEW Sponsored Headshot Station - $35,000
Provide attendees a complimentary new professional photograph for LinkedIn and other social media. Sponsor the headshot station and be recognized as a business solution provider for the industry.

Sponsored Education Session Coffee Breaks - Tuesday & Wednesday: $15,000 per day or $25,000 exclusive
Conference attendees love a complimentary cup of coffee between sessions! This sponsorship includes napkins branded with your company logo (one color), recognition on signs at the coffee stations, and overall sponsorship recognition.

Coffee stations in the main lobby: $25,000 SOLD

NEW Sponsored Charging Stations: $35,000 SOLD HUAWEI
People are always searching for outlets these days for their devices. Sponsor the charging stations and provide attendees with a convenient place to power up their devices. The large screens built into the charging stations allow you to advertise to a captive audience.

Your customized package allows you these additional benefits:

Terawatt - $100,000

  • 10 VIP Full Conference passes (includes access to the VIP Lounge and VIP Reception)
  • 100,000 priority points for SPI 2017 booth selection
  • Full page ad in the printed SPI onsite guide
  • Top-level logo placement (tiered by sponsorship level) online, in the onsite guide, and on conference signage

Gigawatt - $75,000

  • 8 VIP Full Conference passes (includes access to the VIP Lounge and VIP Reception)
  • 75,000 priority points for SPI 2017 booth selection
  • Half page ad in the printed SPI onsite guide
  • Second-level logo placement (tiered by sponsorship level) online, in the onsite guide, and on conference signage

Megawatt - $50,000

  • 5 VIP Full Conference passes (includes access to the VIP Lounge and VIP Reception)
  • 50,000 priority points for SPI 2017 booth selection
  • Third-level logo placement (tiered by sponsorship level) online, in the onsite guide, and on conference signage

Kilowatt - $25,000

  • 2 VIP Full Conference passes (includes access to the VIP Lounge and VIP Reception)
  • 25,000 priority points for SPI 2017 booth selection
  • Fourth-level logo placement (tiered by sponsorship level) online, in the onsite guide, and on conference signage

Watt - $10,000

  • 1 VIP Full Conference passes (includes access to the VIP Lounge and VIP Reception)
  • 10,000 priority points for SPI 2017 booth selection
  • Fifth-level logo placement (tiered by sponsorship level) online, in the onsite guide, and on conference signage

Gain Visibility by Becoming a Sponsor!

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Bridget Forier is available to help you get the most out of your sponsorship.

 
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