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 and one of the largest in the world. With 600 exhibitors, 15,000 attendees, and 100 educational sessions, SPI brings the full range of industry ideas, experts, professionals, and information together in one comprehensive event.

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 reach higher levels in the program.

Questions? Contact Brandon Kopp today.




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 Track Sponsorship - $10,000 to $25,000
Associate your brand with the top-notch industry education at SPI and be recognized on session signage and exclusive sponsor recognition slides shown during the sessions. Educational track sponsors also have the opportunity to ensure session attendees receive their message by displaying literature in the session room or taking advantage of the opportunity to provide promotional items delivered directly to attendees at their seats.

Session Tracks (Subject to Change)

  • Finance
  • Business Trends
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Storage
  • Utility & Grid Integration
  • Technology

Educational Poster Session Reception Sponsorship – Tuesday Afternoon - $15,000
Sponsor the popular poster reception where attendees meet with industry leading presenters to discuss their research and innovations one-on-one in the poster presentation area in the LVCC near the education rooms and skywalk to the Westgate. Sponsors of the poster reception will be promoted on signage and beverage napkins at the bar serving beer and wine as well as in in the SPI conference & expo guide.

Sponsored Thought Leadership Sessions - $7,500 to $10,000
Thought Leadership sessions are meant to provide open access information for SPI attendees organized by sponsors. Companies sponsoring one of the Thought Leadership sessions will be able to create and deliver the content of the sessions. Basic AV will be provided (screen, projector, 1 mic). The trainings will take place on Thursday, September 15. Trainings will run concurrently with post-conference workshops, which charge an additional fee, and conference 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 (1) two-hour training ($7,500), (1) four-hour training ($10,00), or (2) two-hour trainings ($10,000) where both sessions can provide repeat content or unique content.

NEW – Hosted Buyer Program – Must be an exhibitor to participate
SPI is partnering with different organizations to bring in new, targeted audiences to SPI. Whether you are looking to connect with utility representatives, commercial property owners, residential customers, or international delegations, we can partner with you to bring these audiences to SPI and ensure you are meeting with qualified potential customers at your booth.

SPI Block Party - $5,000 - $75,000
The Block Party will be held at the $100M OMNIA nightclub inside Caesars Palace. There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available for this event.

VIP Reception Sponsor - $25,000
The guest list will include executives from SPI’s largest supporters and most important delegates. Sponsors will be recognized at the reception and receive 25 invitations for the reception.

Women in Solar Education and Networking - $5,000 to $50,000
SPI has hosted a networking luncheon and panel each year for the last nine years. We are expanding to a full day forum with multiple sessions and networking events with a multitude of sponsorship opportunities. 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)
Start the conference off right. Join us on Monday evening after the Opening General Session (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm) for the first networking opportunity attendees will have with colleagues in Las Vegas before the SPI exhibition opens Tuesday morning. Grab a drink and some refreshments and meet new faces or connect with those you already know. The Welcome Networking Event will be held on the pool deck at the Westgate hotel.

Opening Session Sponsorship – Monday - $25,000
On Monday evening, SEIA and SEPA will welcome attendees to SPI 2016 at the Opening General Session. Sponsors will be recognized on session signage, slides displayed before the start of the session, and throughout the event website where the general sessions are promoted. Opening Session sponsors will also be able to show a 1-2 minute promotional video to attendees before the start of the General Session to ensure that their message and branding are the first seen by attendees.

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Sponsor – Wednesday Afternoon - $30,000
All attendees are invited to this networking event held at the end of the second day of exhibits on the expo floor. The happy hour draws quite a crowd—making it an extremely high-profile sponsorship opportunity.  Your company will receive the opportunity to brand the bars during the happy hour.

NEW - Clean Power Sponsor - $35,000
Sponsor SPI's purchase of solar RECs to offset the conference's electricity usage during SPI week. The sponsor of this initiative will be recognized as the sponsor of "Solar Powered SPI".

NEW – Golf Tournament - $2,500 to $50,000
SPI is starting a golf tournament to be held on Monday, September 12 at the Angel Park golf course before the event begins. There are various sponsorship opportunities surrounding the inaugural SPI golf tournament.

NEW - Charging stations with large, branded screens - $35,000 SOLD
Provide attendees a complementary place to charge their devices. The large screens built into the charging station allows you to advertise to a captive audience. Sponsor the charging station and be recognized as a power solution provider for the industry.

Banners and Static Clings and other Sponsored Advertising Options - $5,000 to $100,000
As attendees walk through SPI 16, they 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. Artwork must be submitted and approved by SPI show management by August 15, 2016. Banner sponsorship includes production, installation, and dismantling. View banner options online.

Mobile App Sponsor - $30,000 exclusive
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.

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.

Coffee Break Sponsorship - $25,000 exclusive or $10,000 per day (up to 3)
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.

Ready for the next step?

Contact Brandon Kopp to start the conversation.