Why Sponsor

The Chesapeake Chapter covers Maryland, Delaware and southern Pennsylvania and includes an influential group of meeting planners who collectively bring millions of dollars in business to the region and beyond. With nearly 200 members, the Chesapeake Chapter has been recognized for its great educational and networking events.

About PCMA

Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA represents more than 6,000 meeting industry leaders from 17 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our members include planner professionals, suppliers, faculty and students. Aside from students and faculty, members are categorized as either a professional or supplier based on their position.

  • Professionals: Individuals who are responsible for the development, organization, site selection and management of meetings, conventions, exhibits, and seminars.
  • Suppliers: Individuals whose organization is engaged in providing products and services related to the conduct and operation of meetings, conventions, exhibits, and seminars.

PCMA membership is nearly an even split between suppliers and professionals (54% professional; 46% supplier). Both types of members are comprised of people at all levels within their organization.

  • 55% of PCMA members are directors or higher in their organization including:
    • 7% (presidents and c-level executives)
    • 14% (vice presidents)
    • 28% (directors)
    • 2% (regional VPs or sales directors)
    • 6% (national sales or sales in general).
  • 68% of PCMA members have 10+ years’ experience in the industry.
  • 78% are key decision-makers for their organization.
  • 40% are professionals in associations with 10,000+ members.
  • 23% are corporate or independent planner professionals.
  • PCMA members plan on average 34 meetings per year.
  • Almost 30% of PCMA planners annual conferences result in more than $5 million in economic value

Your sponsorship is not deductible as a charitable contribution. It may be deductible as a business expense. Check with your tax advisor. 

Become a Sponsor

The PCMA Chesapeake Chapter’s educational programs and events provide an intimate experience for planners and suppliers alike. PCMA is the premier educational and networking forum for fostering client relationships. Sponsorships are a great way to gain exposure to all industry professionals in the Chesapeake Region.

Build your organization’s exposure through sponsorship of the PCMA Chesapeake Chapter. The Chesapeake Chapter’s educational programs, events and publications provide unique opportunities to build your brand awareness and publicize both established and new products and services, while making a powerful impact on the industry.

Download the PCMA Chesapeake Chapter Sponsorship Prospectus

Benefits for All Sponsorship Levels

  • First right of refusal for continuation of sponsorship (cash sponsors only)
  • Your logo and a link to your website in pre-event marketing
    materials and e-newsletter (deadlines apply)
  • Opportunity to display your company information at registration
  • Recognition of your sponsorship by chapter President during event
  • Sponsor ribbons for name badges (deadlines apply)
  • Opportunity to conduct a prize drawing

For information on sponsorship, contact:

K. C. Hopson
PCMA Chesapeake Chapter, Director/Sponsorship

Phone: 877-883-1786 x102
Email: kchopson@eventrebels.com

Sponsorship Levels

Gold Level Sponsorship
Option 1: Cash Sponsor – $4,000 (one available per event)
Option 2: Venue Sponsor– Facility provides complimentary meeting space for event, A/V with tech support, reception with full hosted bar (may use drink tickets to limit service), complimentary valet or self-parking, hotel donation of reception or meal

Sponsorship Benefits for this Level:

  • 4 complimentary registrations for sponsoring company
  • Reserved VIP table with speaker and PCMA Board when applicable
  • Opportunity to submit an article for the Chesapeake Chapter newsletter, The Channel
  • 3 minutes of podium time to highlight your product/service at event
  • Opportunity to provide greeters at the door
  • Recognition as Watershed Level Sponsor at every Chesapeake
    Chapter event throughout the year
  • Recognition as Watershed Sponsor on Chesapeake Chapter e-blasts
  • Mention in all 6 issues of The Channel as a Watershed Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsorship

Option 1: Cash Sponsor – $2,000 (one available per event)
Option 2: Venue Sponsor– Facility provides complimentary meeting space for event, A/V with tech support, light reception with refreshments (coffee, tea, sodas, beer and/or wine), complimentary self-parking

Sponsorship Benefits for this Level:

  • 3 complimentary registrations for sponsoring company
  • Opportunity to submit an article for the
  • Chesapeake Chapter newsletter, The Channel
  • Reserved VIP table with speaker and PCMA
  • Board when applicable
  • 3 minutes of podium time to highlight your product/service at event

Bronze Level Sponsorship

Option 1: Cash Sponsor – $1,500 (three available per event)
Option 2: Venue Sponsor – Sponsor provides complimentary meeting space for event, basic A/V with tech support, complimentary self-parking

Sponsorship Benefits for this Level:

  • 2 complimentary registrations for sponsoring company
  • 3 minutes of podium time to highlight your product/service at event

 


Multiple Opportunities For Sponsorship Available

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