2020 AED Summit Sponsorship Listing
All sponsors will be listed in the Summit Mobile App with customizable profile information that can be edited by the sponsor
All sponsors will be listed on the Summit sponsor board with company logos and sponsorship level
All sponsors will be featured in rotating general sessions slides
All sponsors will be listed on the Summit website prior to the event
All sponsors will be provided the attendee registration list in electronic format
All sponsors will be eligible for the $300 Summit participant rate for attendees for any of the sponsorships listed below
Dinner and Conversation with Chris Christie
Chris Christie was inaugurated as the 55th Governor of the State of New Jersey on January 19, 2010. He was re-elected in November 2013 and served two terms. He left office in January of 2018. He is now a Senior Legal and Political Commentator for ABC News and the Managing Member of the Christie Law Firm and Christie 55 Solutions, LLC in Morristown, NJ. In 2019, Christie released Let Me Finish, a no-holds-barred account of his rise to power.
All keynote sponsorships for the dinner event with business and political leader Chris Christie on Thursday, January 16th 2020 include VIP reception access to the meet and greet photo session prior dinner and reserved seating during dinner.
Dinner Host and Platinum Keynote Sponsor: (SOLD)
Includes 2 seats at the head table, reserved seating for 30, and 12 VIP reception passes & photos, and introduction of Chris Christie. Event will be published as “Dinner and Conversation with Chris Christie hosted by “your company name”. Sponsors name will be exclusively displayed on stage during dinner.
Gold Keynote Sponsor: $20,000
Includes reserved seating for 20 and 8 VIP reception passes & photos
Silver Keynote Sponsor: $10,000 (5 available)
Includes reserved seating for 10 and 4 VIP reception passes & photos
Bronze Keynote Sponsor: $5,000 (5 available)
Includes reserved seating for 10 and 2 VIP reception passes & photos
Featured Presentation Sponsorships - Kris “Tanto” Paronto: (SOLD)
Kris "Tanto" Paronto is an American author and speaker as well as a former U.S. Army Ranger and CIA security contractor. Paronto is known for his actions while part of the CIA annex security team during the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stephens and the CIA compound in Benghazi. He is featured in the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi and is credited as a co-author. Paronto was portrayed by Pablo Schreiber in the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. He is author of the 2017 self-improvement novel The Ranger Way: Living the Code On and Off the Battlefield and 'The Patriot's Creed: Inspiration and Advice for Living a Heroic Life'.
Company representative will have the opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker on Wednesday, January 15th during the general session by reading a prepared bio and provide up to a two (2) minute introduction of your company.
Featured Presentation Sponsorship - Arthur C. Brooks: (SOLD)
Arthur C. Brooks is an expert on the connections between culture, politics, and economic life. Arthur is a professor of the practice of public leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and a senior fellow at Harvard Business School. He is a former President of the American Enterprise Institute, a research foundation focused on individual opportunity and free enterprise. He has written multiple books focusing on the role of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise.
Company representative will have the opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker on Thursday, January 16th during the general session by reading a prepared bio and provide up to a two (2) minute introduction of your company.
4th Annual AED Foundation Fundraising Gala
AED Foundation Fundraising Gala will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Tuesday, January 14th. This will be a night to remember with all sponsorships and auction proceeds going to the AED Foundation as a 501c3 charitable donation. Help the Foundation support the education and development of today’s and tomorrow’s construction equipment technicians and workforce. All Gala sponsors will receive recognition during the event with signage.
NOTE: Sponsorships for Foundation events are tax deductible as the AED Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization.
Gala Host Sponsor: $30,000
Includes a welcome speech at the auction and complimentary registration for 10 company representatives to attend the Gala event, and reserved seating for 10 with table service. Sponsor's company will be listed as the host for the 4th annual AED Foundation Gala
NEW! Technician of the Year Award Sponsor: $20,000
Includes an introduction at the auction to all gala attendees and will be the guest presenter for each award given to the (6) Technicians of the Year winners. Includes a photo with each winner that they will take with them back to their dealership. Includes and complimentary registration for 8 company representatives to attend the Gala event, and reserved seating for 10 with table service
Gold Gala Sponsor: (SOLD)
Includes complimentary registration for 6 company representatives to attend the Gala event and sponsorship of the auction bid paddles and auction book, and reserved seating for 10 with table service.
Silver Gala Sponsor: (SOLD)
Includes complimentary registration for 4 company representatives to attend the Gala event, sponsorship of the bar napkins, and reserved seating for 10 with table service
NEW! Corporate Ambassador Gala Sponsor: $5,000 (limit 5)
Includes 10 gala tickets and reserved seating for 10 with table service
After Hours Welcome Reception
Kick of the 2020 AED Summit as the hosts for the welcome reception on Tuesday, January 14th. Event will take place in the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Big Bar.
After Hours Welcome Reception Sponsor: (SOLD)
Sponsor will be provided with 100 branded drink tickets to distribute to the attendees during the event for complimentary drinks at the Big Bar.
Summit Celebration Reception Sponsor: (SOLD)
Sponsor the Summit Celebration Reception on Wednesday, January 15th in the Hyatt Regency Big Bar that will feature an open bar for all registered Summit attendees wearing their badges. Sponsor will be recognized at the reception with branded tv’s behind the bar, branded napkins, and branded coasters.
Closing Dessert Reception: $18,000
Join attendees after the keynote dinner on Thursday, January 16th at the closing dessert reception. Sponsor will be recognized at the event with branded lighted bars, branded napkins, and an ice sculpture of their company logo (if possible).
Summit Breakfast Sponsor: $7,500 (2 available)
Sponsor the breakfast buffet for Summit attendees on either Wednesday, January 15th or Thursday January 16th. Buffet will be served outside the general session room before the start of each general session. Sponsor will be provided signage at the breakfast and hotel staff will wear branded aprons while serving. Sponsor will also receive a reserved table in front for the general session and will be joined for breakfast at their table by members of the AED Board of Directors. This is a great way to promote your brand and meet key members of AED’s board.
Summit Lunch Sponsor: $7,500 (2 available)
Sponsor the lunch buffet for Summit attendees on either Wednesday, January 15th or Thursday January 16th. Buffet will be served in the CONDEX hall. Sponsor will be provided signage at the lunch and hotel staff will wear branded aprons while serving. Sponsor will also receive a reserved table at lunch and will be joined by members of the AED Board of Directors. This is a great way to promote your brand and meet key members of AED’s board.
Wednesday Lunch Sponsored by:
CONDEX Coffee Sponsor: $7,500 (2 available)
Coffee, decaf coffee, and hot water (with tea bags and hot chocolate packages) will be provided for during CONDEX hours on Wednesday, January 15th or Thursday, January 16th. Sponsorship includes signage at the coffee station and company branded coffee cup sleeves.
Attendee Bag Sponsor: (SOLD)
Custom bag with company logo distributed to every attendee during registration. AED will provide selections to the sponsor and will purchase the bags. Cost for bags will be billed in addition to the sponsorship.
Key Card Sponsor: (SOLD)
Keep your brand top-of-mind with custom guest room key cards sleeves for convention attendees. Key card production will be billed additionally at cost in addition to sponsorship.
Key Card Sleeves Sponsor: $7,500
Keep your brand top-of-mind with custom guest room key card sleeves for convention attendees. Key card sleeve production will be billed additionally at cost in addition to sponsorship.
Chicago Market Sundries Coffee Sleeves: $7,500
Sponsorship of the coffee sleeves in the hotel lobby Market will promote your brand and messages to all hotel attendees for the duration of the conference. This is a great way to promote your booth or suite to conference attendees. Any coffee item purchased in the hotel's marketplace store from Tuesday, January 14th thru Thursday January 16th will include a branded coffee sleeve while supplies last. Includes 2000 coffee sleeves.
Conference Lanyard Sponsor: (SOLD)
Pocket lanyards for attendee name badges with company logo will be provided to all attendees at registration. Lanyards will be purchased by AED with proof approved by sponsor. Sponsor will be billed at cost for the lanyards in addition to the sponsorship.
Mobile App Sponsor: (SOLD)
Sponsor the most viewed item at AED Summit with the mobile app. Includes start up splash page, rotating banner ad, and customized branded icon in the menu linking to sponsor’s provide page or website.
President’s VIP Suite Sponsor: (SOLD)
Join AED executive management in hosting AED attendees in the President’s suite each night during AED Summit. Sponsorship includes in suite branding with signage in the suite, branded napkins, and branded coasters.
New Member and 1st Time Attendee Welcome Reception Sponsor: $5,000
Join AED’s Executive Management and Board of Director’s welcoming AED’s new members and 1st time attendees to a special reception on Tuesday, January 14th. Sponsorship includes signage at the event and branded napkins and table tent cards. Sponsor will receive the invitation list of new members and 1st time attendees before and after the event.
Pocket Schedule Sponsor: (SOLD)
Sponsor the Summit Pocket Guide with complete schedule of events, booth listing, and hospitality suite listing. Sponsors logo will be included on the back cover of the pocket guide and will be provided a full-page profile in inside front cover the guide.
Education Refreshment Station Sponsor: (SOLD)
Keep Summit attendees in the educational sessions hydrated and caffeinated with sponsorship of the coffee and refreshments to be located outside the educational session rooms during the afternoon sessions. Signage by the refreshment stations will be provided for the sponsor along with branded napkins and branded coffee cup sleeves.
Education Track Session Sponsor: $2,500 (per track)
Sponsor one of the AED Summit educational tracks as a thought leader in the industry. Sponsors will be recognized in printed material and in the conference agenda and be able to introduce each educational track speaker (script provided by AED) and provide a brief (3 to 5 minute) introduction of their company. Educational tracks include:
- Product Support
- Technology & Marketing
*NOTE: Sessions start with pre-conference education on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020.
Canadian Member Breakfast Sponsor: (SOLD)
Join our Canadian members on Wednesday, January 15th, for this private breakfast featuring a member of Canadian government as the guest speaker. Sponsor will be recognized with signage and will be introduced at the breakfast by AED staff and recognized as the sponsor for the event.
Fun Run/Walk 5k Sponsor: (SOLD)
Fun Run/Walk on Thursday, January 16th and will start from the Hyatt Regency Chicago lobby and will include a light breakfast and beverages for the participants after they return from the run/walk. Commemorative T-shirts can be provided by the sponsor (not included)
AED Foundation Accredited Schools Dinner: $2,500
Join AED Foundation staff for dinner with representatives from accredited schools from the US and Canada. Dinner will take place on Wednesday January 15th at 6:30 pm at Stetson’s restaurant, Annex room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. A great opportunity to network with the educators involved with diesel equipment technology programs. Sponsor will be introduced at dinner will be able to address the dinner attendees sharing their comments about student education and your company’s role in the industry.
NOTE: Sponsorships for Foundation events are tax deductible as the AED Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization.
Column Sign Branding Sponsor: $2,000 per side (20 available)
Branded appliques adhered to the columns in the Grand Foyer registration & Grand Ballroom General Sessions area. 5 columns in total with 4 display sides per column. Sponsorship includes production and labor. Complete buyout of one four-sided column for $6,000.
Column GR1 Sponsored by:
Hanging Sign Branding Sponsor: $1,500 (10 available)
72” w x 24” h Foamcore double sided hanging signs will be displayed in the North Hallway between escalators and main registration, ballroom, and breakout session areas. Sponsorship includes production and labor. Postions ER1a to ER1j.
Literature Bin Sponsor: $1,500
Sponsor the literature bins located in the CONDEX hall. Your company logo or message promoting your booth number will be placed on the side of each of the end bins. Sponsorship includes production and labor.