Did you know…
- $2,000 can get you started with a high-profile sponsorship at The Vancouver Board of Trade?
- There are 200 events and activities to help raise your profile and showcase your products and services?
- Many current sponsors consider The Board an integral part of their strategic marketing plans?
- The post-event summary and photos of an event – with a link to your web site as an event sponsor – is archived on boardoftrade.com indefinitely?
Imagine the possibilities! Why wouldn’t you reach out to over 5,900 members of Western Canada’s leading business organization and beyond?
For a customized sponsorship experience, contact Peter Zimmerman, Sponsorship Manager at 604-640-5492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A taste of the benefits for events:
- Name and corporate logo in all printed flyers, e-blasts, weekly newsletter and advertisements
- Name and corporate logo on posters and table cards at the event
- Named table adjacent to the Speaker's Table
- Table guests invited to a private reception with guest speaker (pending speaker availability)
- One seat at the Speaker's Table next to or close to the guest speaker(s)
- Multiple acknowledgements as event sponsor in the Chairman’s opening and closing remarks
- Opportunity to speak at the event (i.e., introduce or thank the speaker on behalf of The Vancouver Board of Trade and sponsors)
- Company’s link on www.boardoftrade.com
- Post event coverage on www.boardoftrade.com
- Social media – Facebook presence, one “tweet” on Twitter
Distinguished Speaker Program and Special Speaker Program (DSP, SSP)
Focus on top of mind business-related issues presented by business, government and global speakers on regional, national and world affairs and economic development. They often feature federal and provincial ministers, chief executive officers of leading corporations and influential thinkers and decision-makers from around the world.
Whether your sponsorship is geared towards alignment on a specific issue or you’re simply looking for maximum impact for your sponsorship investment, DSPs and SSPs attract movers, shakers and decision makers—just the people you want to reach.
Pacific Economic Forum (PEF)
Presents speakers, seminars and conferences featuring renowned world leaders who come to address and engage Board of Trade members and their guests on topics of broad, international interest. Since the Forum’s inception in 2007, speakers have included The Honourable William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the United States; Stephen R. Covey, leadership authority and best-selling author of The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness; Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada; David Dodge, Governor of the Bank of Canada; and Philip Chen, CEO, Cathay Pacific Airways.
With very high-profile guests, PEF events are nearly always sold-out, and attract a large and diverse audience of Vancouver-area business and community leaders as well as local, regional and national media attention. PEFs deliver big audiences and high impact exposure for sponsors.
Being the premier business organization and speaker platform in Western Canada, The Board regularly hosts special forums to stimulate discussion and encourage people to come together to address urgent concerns. These forums have included the B.C Economic Forum, Pacific Gateway Forum, a Climate for Change, the Metro Forum and P3 Forum.
As touch points for important community action, these forums attract the most engaged members of society at all levels and are an excellent opportunity to reach a large audience of influential leaders.
Distinguished Author Series (DAS)
This popular series provides members an opportunity to hear from a variety of well known and best-selling authors from a wide range of disciplines. Authors have included Peter C. Newman, Diane Francis and most recently, Jeff Rubin.
These events attract those who are interested in the latest business intelligence and offer sponsors premium visibility at events that are most often an exclusive engagement with the author.
Managers’ Toolbox (MT)
Educational and interactive workshops on a wide range of topics particularly geared to small and medium-sized businesses. Workshops are designed to equip up-and-coming managers with the skills needed to manage effectively in our changing business world.
These workshops attract motivated individuals who are ready to make a name for themselves and the companies they represent. If your organization needs to be in front of the rising stars of business, this is where you’ll want to make your sponsorship investment.
At these introductory events, members learn the Secrets of Positive Networking™ as well as about the benefits of The Board before going on to practice their newly acquired skills at a wine and cheese reception, attended by up to 250 other members.
For sponsors, these events are a great point-of-entry to reach a broad range of members and begin building your corporate presence.
Networking Roundtables – Members and Future Members
Dedicated to networking, these events attract Board members looking to develop new, productive business relationships and expand their professional networks.
As an entry-level sponsorship opportunity, Networking Roundtables are a great place to gain consistent exposure without breaking the budget.
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
This is where The Board’s diverse membership gathers each June to welcome the incoming chair and new board of directors.
Think all AGM’s are boring and stuffy? Think again. The Board knows that if you want people to show up and pay attention, you need to give them something special and our AGMs do just that with keynotes like Stephen Covey, Rex Murphy and Rick Mercer. With a large captive audience and plenty of buzz, it’s a great place to raise your sponsorship profile.
Business After Business (BAB)
One of The Board’s most popular events, BAB is hosted at one high end venue after another throughout the year. As Vancouver’s most popular trade show, these events attract hundreds of members and non-members for an evening of networking, product sampling and prizes.
This is an opportunity for sponsors to come face-to-face with business owners and decision makers in a more casual, relaxed environment.
To honour their commitment and contribution to The Board, each spring the immediate past chair is inducted into the Council of Governors at a black-tie gala event. This special evening also features a top-notch keynote speaker, a salute to a prominent company or industry and presentation of the Rix Center Corporate and Community Citizenship Awards (2009 was the inaugural year for these awards which recognize and celebrate the achievements of engaged leaders).
Attracting the who’s who of the local business world in addition to philanthropists and celebrities, this is a premier event on Vancouver’s social calendar and the perfect sponsorship opportunity to put your company on center stage.
Spirit of Vancouver (SOV)
When Vancouver was dubbed “no fun city”, The Vancouver Board of Trade took action and established the Spirit of Vancouver to bolster our sense of pride and celebration by developing, supporting and promoting events, organization and individuals who make our region a better place to live, work, play, invest and visit.
Today, SOV is a high profile brand name that is attached to hundreds of events each year including the Tough Talk for Tender Causes series, The Board’s signature Countdown to 2010 Olympic events, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and many, many more. If you’re looking for a fun and uplifting way to reach new markets, SOV sponsorship offers a world of exciting and innovative opportunities. Visit Spirit of Vancouver for more information
The Company of Young Professionals and Leaders of Tomorrow (CYP, LOT)
CYP gives young professionals the opportunity to become engaged in their community by attending hot-topic events, meeting prominent business leaders and fostering leadership through engagement. Leaders of Tomorrow is a student mentorship program that matches emerging leaders with seasoned business professionals.
Together, CYP and LOT deliver some of the liveliest, most interesting and engaging events The Board has to offer. If you’d like to have a presence with the upcoming generation of business leaders and decision-makers, this is where you’ll find them.
Women’s Leadership Circle (WLC)
Offering unique opportunities for women to be involved in the social and political issues The Board tackles, as well as outstanding relationship-building and networking activities, WLC has added a more relaxed and approachable dimension to the programming offered by The Board and given members permission to reach out and connect like never before. Since its inception in the fall of 2007, the WLC’s exclusive “All Access” networking events have become a huge hit. With some speaker events, the WLC also hosts small private circles where WLC members can meet before or after the event with the guest speaker.
For sponsors, WLC events offer an exciting new opportunity to make an impact in the community and build your profile within an increasingly powerful demographic.
The Rix Center for Corporate Citizenship & Engaged Leadership
Through education, programs and events, The Rix Center endeavours to not only recognize and celebrate the achievements of engaged leaders, but also to encourage and inspire others to develop the skills necessary for engaged leadership.
If you’re looking for a sponsorship opportunity that is in alignment with and promotes the importance of values-based community leadership, The Rix Center can help deliver your message to the audiences you want to reach.
WEB SITE – boardoftrade.com
With over 80,000 page views each month (generated by approximately 8,000 pages of relevant content) and a positioning that cannot be missed throughout our site, boardoftrade.com is an excellent choice to meet your marketing goals and the ideal way to reach a target audience that includes 6,000 members of Western Canada's most active business association.
It’s a practical and affordable way to maximize your sponsorship investment and take advantage of the strong Board of Trade web brand.