NC

March 31 – April 2, 2019
Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, NC

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Sponsorship Program

The Sponsorship Program for the Visit NC 365 Conference provides organizations the opportunity to speak directly with North Carolina’s largest gathering of tourism professionals while supporting the efforts of Visit North Carolina as the state’s official destination marketing organization. Sponsors may participate on a variety of levels that best suit their budget and promotional efforts.

Benefits of Sponsorship

  • Strengthen existing and build new partnerships amongst 500+ industry attendees
  • Position your company as an industry leader by your exposure at the conference
  • Get your information directly to industry leaders and decision makers during networking events and through targeted attendee communications and social media channels
  • Show your commitment to the $23.9 billion tourism industry
  • Receive pre and post attendee registration lists so you can communicate your message directly to the attendees

* Sponsor benefits vary depending on partnership level. Refer to level listings.

Exhibitor Networking Time with Attendees

  • Meet with marketing decision makers immediately following Sunday’s Co-op Marketing session
  • Monday & Tuesday breakfast in exhibit area
  • Monday reception in exhibit area
  • Silent Auction held in exhibit area
  • Exhibit area stays open throughout the day

Conference Registration Information

Sponsors will receive registration information from The Solution Center once the sponsor level has been committed to Dana Grimstead as the Visit NC representative.

Hotel Reservations

Click here to visit the Accommodations page.

Embassy Suites Wilmington: $169++ per night for a Single or Double.

Hotel Ballast: $179++ for a Single or Double.

Courtyard Wilmington Downtown: $134++ per night for a King or Queen.

Coastline Inn:  $129++ per night for a Single or Double. There are a limited number of rooms available at this hotel.

Hampton Inn Wilmington: $139++ per night for a Single. There are a limited number of rooms available at this hotel.

Reserving rooms within our block at the resort helps the conference keep costs down. Hospitality Suites are available.

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum – minimum $20,000 (limited opportunities)

  • VIP Sponsorship of general session
  • List of attendees in Excel format for post-Conference follow-up
  • Premier exhibit space (up to 4 booths)
  • Networking with attendees on Monday & Tuesday, April 1 & 2
  • Excel list of registered attendees one month prior to Conference
  • Complimentary Conference registrations for 8 attendees
    Registration for additional attendees at 25% discount
  • Signage recognition with up to 5 logos
  • Info or gift to each attendee at sponsored session
  • Opportunity to include your promotional items for conference bags
  • Conference program ad if confirmed by January 15, 2019

Diamond - $10,000

  • VIP sponsorship of function
  • List of attendees in Excel format for post-Conference follow-up
  • Premier exhibit space (up to 3 booths)
  • Networking with attendees on Monday & Tuesday, April 1 & 2
  • Excel list of registered attendees one month prior to Conference
  • Registration for 4 attendees
    Registration for additional attendees at 20% discount
  • Signage recognition with up to 4 logos
  • Info or gift to each attendee at sponsored session
  • Opportunity to include your promotional items for conference bag
  • Conference program ad if confirmed by January 15, 2019

Gold - $7,500

  • Sponsorship of Monday reception or break with exhibitors
  • List of attendees in Excel format for post-Conference follow-up
  • Conference exhibit space (2 booths)
  • Networking with attendees on Monday & Tuesday, April 1 & 2
  • Excel list of registered attendees one month prior to Conference
  • Registration for 3 attendees
  • Signage recognition with up to 3 logos
  • Info or gift to each attendee at sponsored event
  • Opportunity to include your promotional items for conference bags
  • Conference program recognition if confirmed by January 15, 2019

For Gold, Diamond and Platinum Sponsorships there may exist a cooperative partnership between no more than two organizations, each contributing equal amounts.

Silver - $5,000

  • Conference bag or name badge recognition if confirmed by January 15, 2019
  • Conference exhibit space
  • Networking with attendees on Monday & Tuesday, April 1 & 2
  • Excel list of registered attendees one month prior to Conference
  • Registration for 2 attendees
  • Signage recognition with up to 2 logos
  • Opportunity to include your promotional items for conference bags
  • Conference program recognition if confirmed by January 15, 2019

Bronze - $3,000

  • Conference exhibit space
  • Networking with attendees on Monday & Tuesday, April 1 & 2
  • Excel list of registered attendees one month prior to Conference
  • Registration for 2 attendees
  • Signage recognition with 1 logo
  • Opportunity to include your promotional items for conference bags
  • Conference program recognition if confirmed by January 15, 2019

Friends of NC - $1,900

  • Registration for 1 attendee
  • Signage recognition with 1 logo
  • Conference program recognition if confirmed by January 15, 2019

For more information contact Heidi Walters at heidi.walters@visitnc.com or 919-447-7762.

Exhibit Schedule

Click here to visit the Program Agenda. Times are approximate and may change as the schedule is confirmed.

Booth Amenities

  • 6' table in 8' space for table top only exhibits*
  • Internet and standard electricity may be available at your booth depending on location – sign up early for these services
  • Pipe and drape if applicable
  • No attaching items to the walls or ceiling please

* Platinum, Diamond and Gold level sponsors have larger booth areas and may have larger displays. Please discuss with conference staff when booking your package.