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Evolve 2018

Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Tue, Apr 03 - Thu, Apr 05 2018

Sponsorship Pitch

Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States
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About our event

Evolve 2018 is the premier annual customer conference for Macola software users and your opportunity to gain access to leading manufacturers and distributors. Sponsoring Evolve 2018 will give you the opportunity to showcase your offerings to customers through creative sponsorship opportunities that will help you increase brand awareness and build pipeline!

The theme for Evolve 2018 is Embrace, Create, Innovate. Macola Software believes that manufacturing is rebounding and confidence in the market is strengthening. Every day, data emerges detailing the growth in manufacturing and that is good news for business. As a sponsor of this event, you will become part of our community of business partners, third party technology vendors and customers who come together once a year. They collaborate on best business practices, discuss how to leverage smart technology in the manufacturing environment and how to position your business for maximum growth.

Evolve 2018 will help you embrace the accelerated growth in manufacturing for your business, create new opportunities and innovate within your own organization to further your success in the marketplace.

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Attendees Demographics

Gender Distribution

70%
30%

Expected Audience

251-500

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring Evolve 2018 will allow you to promote your offerings to customers via the Solution Center, breakout sessions, roundtable discussions and many new, exciting and creative sponsorship opportunities. Every opportunity will help you increase brand awareness and build pipeline!

US$500

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Wheel of Prizes

NEW FOR 2018! Donate a prize and place it on the Wheel of Prizes. Plenty of photo and social media opportunities at this location. We will have an announcer who will emcee and call out the winner and the prize. Attendees earn a spin of the wheel by attending demos, submitting questions, and getting their passports stamped. Passport to Prizes sponsorship is required to participate in this sponsorship.

US$500

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Passport to Prizes

Own one of the empty circles on the Passport to Prizes. Attendees fill in the spots by visiting the designated booths and receiving a sticker to cover the circle. When their Passport to Prizes is full, they bring it to the Wheel of Prizes, where they are eligible for a spin. Completed Passports also go into a general raffle for a prize drawing on stage during the closing session.

US$750

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Restaurant Guide

Place your logo on the restaurant guide that will be provided to all attendees in the registration packet.

US$1000

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Upgrade Your Special Customer

NEW FOR 2018! There are ten one-bedroom suites that are available on a first come, first served basis. Make one of your customers feel very special when they arrive and are told, "congratulations, you have been upgraded to a suite, courtesy of [your company name goes here]. Your guest arrives in their suite to find a printed and framed welcome note reminding them that [your name goes here] has upgraded them. For an additional cost, you can also provide a nice amenity such as wine, champagne, fruit, cheese or even a plate of gourmet cookies and milk awaiting them. This is a memorable way to make your customer know they are valued and very special.

US$1500

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Push Notifications on Event App

We will send out three (3) push notifications at strategic times to drive both your booth and session attendance.

US$1500

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Branded Coffee Sleeves for Breaks

Be known as the "pick me up" sponsor. Conference logo on one side and your logo on the other

US$1650

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Keynote Speaker Meet & Greet

This is your chance to meet the keynote speaker and pose for a photo opportunity after the morning or afternoon session. This access entitles you to ten VIP seats in the General Session during the keynote presentation. Additionally, you will be listed on the event app and in the digital program book as a VIP attendee for that session.

US$1650

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Banner Promotion on Event App

We will custom design a banner with your logo and booth number that will rotate on the home screen of the event app.

US$1650

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Cocktail Napkins

Your booth number and/or your breakout session time and place details will be featured on the napkins distributed with each beverage at the Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

US$1750

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Registration Bag Stuffer

Insert a one-page collateral piece into the registration bag attendees will receive upon arrival. Make sure to include your booth number so attendees can stop by

US$1850

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Customer Testimonial Video

Have your customer provide a video testimonial to use on your website! One (1) round of editing, up to two (2) minutes of finished product. Contact us for more details and to discuss what options we may have.

US$2000

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Seat Drop in the General Session

Don't allow your message to get lost in the crowd. A seat drop will guarantee each attendee will get their hands on your message. Final piece provided by sponsor and requires Macola approval.

US$2500

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Pens

41% of consumers use a branded pen every day. Put your brand on the pen that everyone will be taking notes with at Evolve 2018! Included in each registration bag.

US$2500

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Single Serving Popcorn w/Card Pocket

Who doesn't love popcorn? It's the universal snack and when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Or in this case, when in Chicago, eat Garrett's Popcorn! Garrett's signature blend is a combination of sweet and buttery caramel and smooth cheddar cheese flavors. The single-serving snack is the perfect booth giveaway. But wait, there's a business card sized pouch on the package that is perfect for a card or a USB drive.

US$3000

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Door Hanger room drop

Drive more attendance to your booth or session by providing information on a door hanger. One side bears all the necessary information about your booth or session and the other side is a privacy message. Content must be provided by March 5, 2018. No refund will be provided for late content.

US$3750

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Partner Pavilion

Up to 5 Social Media Mentions. Notable mentions on the Evolve 2018 website. Collateral in registration packet.

US$5000

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Welcome Reception Sponsorship

You will have the opportunity to be the sponsoring company of the Welcome Reception. Everyone will know that it is your company who is the host of the Welcome reception that brings everyone together. There will be cocktail napkins featuring your company logo on all the bars. Every beverage will be accompanied by a branded napkin with your logo or icon. For an additional fee, a signature drink will be created and served during the Welcome Reception. This is a fun way to begin the conference with wonderful photos, lots of exposure on Social Media and set the stage for what comes next!

US$5000

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Room Amenity

This is a nice way to surprise attendees who return to their room at the end of the day and discover a thoughtful amenity provided by your company. This is also a perfect way for your item not to get lost in the shuffle. Whatever you send to the room will be displayed in a prominent location so that when the guest returns to the room, they immediately see the item and accompanying card. We suggest that the items be scheduled for arrival at the hotel no later than March 29, 2018.

US$5000

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Key cards

What better way to put your company's name, logo and messaging in front of customers in a way that keeps your branding in front of them each time they use their room key.

US$5000

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VIP Executive Luncheon Sponsor

Don't miss an opportunity to participate in an exclusive luncheon with select VIP customer attendees on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Invite up to four (4) people to a private lunch with our executive team and top customer executives attending the conference.

US$5000

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Photo booth

Leave attendees with something to remember you by - sponsor the photo booth branded with your logo during the conference located in the Solution Center.

US$5000

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Hats

A very popular item to brand and everyone loves a new hat.

US$5000

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Mimosa or Bloody Mary Station

Put some zest into the morning breakfast buffet! While attendees enjoy the breakfast buffet, you have the opportunity to be the host who offers up Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Don't think this won't get you noticed and appreciated by everyone. We will plan for the anticipated use with plenty of bars and bartenders, so no one needs to wait in line. Bottoms up!

US$5000

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Protein Smoothie Station at Mid-Morning Break

Custom-made protein smoothies will be available during the morning refreshment break. For those who may be dragging after a short night on the town, this is the way to put a little kick to your step. We will plan accordingly and have plenty of bartenders and blenders ready to mix enough of these concoctions. Feel like upgrading this experience? How about a custom tumbler branded with your logo?

US$5000

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Create Your Own PM Break

Sponsor a PM break with cookies, pretzels, salty snacks or other menu items provided by the hotel. Attendees will appreciate this afternoon pick-me-up. Brand this break with your logo so everyone knows who to thank for the goodies.

US$5000

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Charging Stations

The charging stations will be in the Partner Pavilion area of the Macola Booth. These stations will create and bring foot traffic into the booth. Tall stools will be placed at the charging stations, so the tables will also double as networking areas.

US$5000

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Macola Booth Demo Wall

Thirty minutes of dedicated, scheduled time to present a live demo of your product from the monitor staged on the presentation wall of the Macola Booth. Your reserved time slot will also be listed in the Macola Registration schedule and attendees can reserve their place in the audience. Each demo ideally is a 15 - 20-minute presentation with the remaining time for Q & A.

US$5500

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Exhibitor Select Package

10 x 10 BoothUp to 10 Social Media Mentions. 1 Conference Pass. Event App Banner Placement. Included in our pre and post conference email. Notable mentions on Evolve 2018 website. Collateral in registration packet.

US$6000

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Acrylic clings

Another very unique opportunity to put your company's branding, logo and message in front of every Evolve 2018 attendee. Acrylic cling art work affixes to the mirrors in the meeting space restrooms. This is a way to put your message out there, on a format that is literally right in front of everyone.

US$7500

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Virtual Reality Name Badges - New for 2018!

NEW for 2018! This sponsorship opportunity includes virtual reality connectivity with other attendees. A small device that resembles a hand is linked to your badge. Your contact information has already been pre-loaded onto the hand and when you meet or encounter other attendees you would like to "connect with," you simply touch the two devices together and your contact details are instantly transferred. Later, you will receive a report of all the people with whom you have connected. This is a virtual "hands-free" way to connect with other attendees.

US$7500

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USB Drives

Try a USB drive in the shape of a business card or a wristband.

US$7500

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WiFi Connectivity

This is the opportunity to be the sponsoring company of the WiFi connectivity. When attendees select the Evolve 2018 link the landing page opens and there you are! Your brand, your icon and special messaging from you. This is the ultimate way to put your name and company in front of everyone. Announce your booth number and use this opportunity to share a unique communication with each attendee. This sponsorship is available for one company and will be for the entire duration of the Evolve Conference inside the Solution Center.

US$8000

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Conference Bags

Did you know that 50% of the population owns a promotional bag? And studies show, that on average, the bags are used for three plus years. This is a fantastic opportunity to prominently display your logo on the conference bag provided to all attendees at Evolve 2018.

US$10000

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Hospitality Lounge

Tuesday night available from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.; Wednesday night available from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. We are offering a whole new approach to the "Hospitality Lounge" concept this year. There will be two separate opportunities to be the host of the "after-hours lounge." When it is time to gather and catch up on the activities of the day, where does everyone go? The Hospitality Lounge. The location will be the same on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. This is a great chance for more companies to have the opportunity to hold court and put your company name out there for two hours of prime-time networking. The monitors in the lounge can be programmed to show your brand or logo, or run a streaming message. First come, first served on whether you choose the Tuesday or Wednesday night option. This sponsorship opportunity will no longer be available after March 5, 2018.

US$10000

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Developer’s Lounge

Tuesday night available from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.; NEW for 2018! This is a fantastic opportunity to be the host of the Lounge where the smartest and newest ideas are being shared. This area will be buzzing with conversations and the latest concepts. The Developer's Lounge is going to be a hot spot for Solution Providers and Technology companies to showcase what is up and coming! Select a night and be the host at this playground for prodigious designs. This sponsorship opportunity will no longer be available after March 5, 2018.

US$10000

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Breakout Session

This is a fantastic opportunity in a private breakout setting to share your information and data. The breakout title and content description will be included in the Macola registration web site so that attendees may sign up in advance for your sessions. The room and the time slot are yours to educate the attendees all about your product. The fee includes a screen, projector, microphone and an Audio-Visual technician. Any additional AV requirements besides those listed above will be your financial responsibility. Title and abstract must be submitted by March 5, 2018 to be included in the registration web site

US$15000

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Day 1 Keynote Speaker Sponsorship

The introduction of the speaker will highlight and feature your company name as the sponsor. Once the speaker is on stage, the on-stage monitors will show your logo resting in place. At the close of the speaker's presentation, the moderator will once again recognize your company for the sponsorship. VIP meet and greet and photo opportunities with the speaker either before or after they have exited the stage will be available for a select group of individuals (determined by you). Your company will be prominently featured on all marketing collateral, and high-profile banner placement on the app and digital program brochure. This is a truly unique opportunity and will pay attractive dividends in the amount of social media exposure you and your company will achieve from owning the sponsorship of the Day 1 Keynote Speaker. This is a first come, first served sponsorship opportunity.

US$15000

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Day 2 Closing Keynote Speaker Sponsorship

As described under the Day 1 Keynote Speaker description, this is another unique opportunity to play a significant and high-profile role by sponsoring the Day 2 Closing Keynote Speaker. This is the speaker who will close the conference with a motivational or inspirational message to the audience. Again, your company will be highlighted in the introduction of this speaker and a notable mention will be displayed on the main stage monitor - making this area a no-miss for the entire audience to see your logo and be fully aware of your sponsorship. You will also have the chance for a VIP meet and greet and photo opportunities with the speaker that you may use to boost social media awareness. This is a first come, first served sponsorship opportunity.

US$15000

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Closing Party Co-Sponsorship

There are multiple opportunities to be a Co-Sponsor of the Closing Party. For this sponsorship, the specialty cocktails will be named in your honor. Your company name will be prominently featured on the cocktail drink list and each one of these drinks will be served along with a napkin bearing the company logos of the Co-Sponsoring companies.

US$22500

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Signature

10 x 10 Booth. 1 Breakout Sessions. Up to 15 Social Media Mentions.1 Conference Passes. Event App Banner Placement. Included in our pre and post conference email. Notable mentions on Evolve 2018 website. Collateral in registration packet.

US$30000

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Premier

10 x 10 Booth. 1 Breakout Sessions. Up to 20 Social Media Mentions. 2 Conference Passes. Event App Banner Placement. Included in our pre and post conference email. Notable mentions on Evolve 2018 website. Collateral in registration packet.

US$45000

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Elite

20 x 20 Booth. 2 Breakout Sessions. 1 Private Meeting Room. Up to 30 Social Media Mentions. 3 Conference Passes. Event App Banner Placement. Included in our pre and post conference email. Notable mentions on Evolve 2018 website. Collateral in registration packet.

US$50000

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Closing Party Sponsorship

The Closing Party is known for being over-the-top! As a Gold Sponsor of the Closing Party, this event will be named in your honor. It will be your company name that will be notably recognized as the prominent sponsor for the closing party.

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Macola Software, an ECi Software Solutions company, is a provider of business solutions for small to medium-sized manufacturing and distribution companies.  Macola empowers today’s modern enterprises to plan, manage, analyze and control their businesses by providing innovative software applications, industry-experienced solutions consultants, best-of-breed technology plug-ins and outstanding client support.  With over 40 years’ experience and clients in more than 20 countries, Macola has enhanced every conceivable business process.

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