Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities

Alongside our core Sponsorship Opportunities, there are a number of other ways to highlight your brand and boost visibility with conference attendees. The following list is not exhaustive, but contains some key additional sponsorship options available for the Conference.

If you are interested in any of the below options, or have other custom sponsorship requests, please contact Noah Wilson – [email protected]

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities

Reception Sponsorships – $5,000/each

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night all have major receptions featuring hors d’oeuvres and tasty local beverages. Help kick these up a notch, and increase your brand’s presence during these key networking events, with a Reception Sponsorship for any of the following.

Monday Night Opening Reception

Tuesday Evening Happy Hour

Tuesday Evening VIP Gathering

Wednesday Evening Social (big news about that coming soon!)

More than 600 people attended the 2022 Outdoor Economy Conference; pictured here is the Wednesday Evening Local Tasting, where 8 local breweries served up tasty samples and trail beta alongside charcuterie platters featuring locally sourced meats and cheeses.

Coffee Breaks – $2,500/day

Caffeine is a necessary evil, and goodness gracious does keeping that coffee and tea flowing cost a lot these days! Help keep the place buzzing by sponsoring all-day coffee on Tuesday or Wednesday (or both!)

Tuesday Night Afterparty – $3,500

Be a legend of late-night by sponsoring the afterparty on Day 1 of the Conference. We’ve got a sweet outdoor deck available for a mellow band or DJ to play tunes while conference attendees nosh and sip on any of the delicious drinks and snack options we’ll work with you to pick from. People didn’t want to leave the 2023 Tuesday night afterparty until we literally made them, and it was a huge hit.

With your help, the connections and brilliant (in the moment, at least) ideas will keep flowing until everyone really ought to go to bed anyway.

The Expo Lounge – $5,000

Do you want to upgrade everyone’s Expo experience? We’re looking for a sponsor to help provide our 16,000sf Expo Hall with an Expo Lounge –   a cozy gathering area designed to encourage networking opportunities and host conversations, and your logo will be prominently featured right in the middle of it all (in a most tasteful fashion, of course). 

“The OR” – Event Sustainability Sponsorship, Including Signage in Bathrooms, Outdoor Retailer-style – $2,500

If you know, you know.

You may laugh, but ask anyone who experienced the heyday of the Outdoor Retailer trade show who sponsored the bathrooms, – composting the paper towels from them, to be exact – and they’ll be able to tell you. This sponsorship means that staff will post your choice of 8.5×11″ signs in all of the event bathrooms (cheeky design not included – that’s on y’all), and also includes the cost of compostable bags and signage to ensure that all paper towels used at the event go to compost instead of the landfill, as well as other “green” initiatives at the event. 

Combine this with a Coffee Break sponsorship to ensure your foot traffic is never in question.

All kidding aside, we’re working hard to minimize the carbon footprint of this event, (for example, all of our hotel guests are getting a carbon offset for their travel and rooms, free, as part of their bookings), and partnering with the event venue and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Department of Operations to minimize use of single-use plastics and disposables, and compost and recycle as much as possible from what’s left. This sponsorship helps us double down on this work and tell that story.

Photo Booth – “The Outdoor Red Carpet” – $2,500

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a photo booth is worth at least a couple K. This sponsorship not only brings in a professional photo booth service for the event, it also puts your logo on fridges and social feeds all over the country

If you would like to take advantage of any of the a-la-carte options above, have a brilliant idea of your own that you want to pitch, or have any questions, please contact Noah Wilson – [email protected]

Ready to apply to be an exhibitor?

Booths are limited and spaces are filling fast so if you are interested in exhibiting at the 5th Annual Outdoor Economy Conference, apply today!