2017-2018 Strategic Partnership & Sponsorship Opportunities!

New benefits available NOW!
Want to get your company name and message in front of Meeting Professionals in the St. Louis Area? MPI St. Louis Area Chapter has various and unique sponsor opportunities that will be the perfect complement to your marketing strategies.

MPI St. Louis Area Chapter has various opportunities to provide exposure for your company through our publications/newsletter, social media, website, and email. Plus we can showcase your venue, service or company directly to Meeting and Events Industry Professionals at our Educational Meetings and chapter events. A Strategic Partnership with MPI St. Louis Area Chapter helps build relationships with your brand to the members and guests of MPI St. Louis Area Chapter.

About MPI St. Louis Area Chapter
MPI St. Louis Area Chapter (MPISTL) is comprised of approximately of 250 meeting planners and suppliers in the meeting industry. We keep the membership engaged throughout the year with relevant educational programs and valuable networking events that yield face to face business development.

MPI Members…. Who are they?
Meeting Professionals International are dedicated professionals specializing in planning, managing, and supplying services to the meetings industry. MPI Members are recognized as the most professional, ethical and experienced in their field. They are committed to enhancing their professional growth and advancing the industry.

Partnering with MPI St. Louis Area Chapter
MPISTL offers a variety of ways to promote your organization and to show support for the chapter. By participating in a partnership program with MPISTL, you gain exposure to a targeted audience of industry professionals. MPISTL helps strengthen your presence in the marketplace by providing a connection to an environment for networking and doing business.

Strategic Partnership Opportunities
A Strategic Partnership with MPISTL is an excellent opportunity to work with a group of elite meeting professionals. Partnering with MPISTL is an investment in the meetings industry. A Strategic Partnership offers your company a chance to make an impact on the St. Louis hospitality community, connect with engaged members and get your message across.

MPISTL offers different levels of participation and each level has a unique number of marketing opportunities. The benefits of each partner level are described on the following pages.

Financial Partnership
To meet the Educational goals of the Chapter, we rely on the support of our members and their companies to cover the rising cost of producing high quality meetings. Financial partnerships offer the best value and perfect for companies seeking multiple opportunities to be in front of meeting professionals in the St. Louis Area. As a financial partner, you will receive benefits valued at twice the amount of sponsorship!

Diamond Partnership: $5,000+

  • 1 Full Year Membership in MPI St. Louis
  • 10 Monthly Education Meeting Registrations
  • 10 Fundraising Registrations
  • 2 Annual Awards Dinner Registrations
  • 2 EduCon Full Day Registrations
  • 2 Networking Event Registrations
  • 1 Horizontal Website Ad for 12 months
  • Direct Link from MPI St. Louis Area Chapter Website to Diamond Sponsor’s Website
  • 1 Newsletter Article in @MPISTL Newsletter highlighting Diamond Sponsor Company
  • 1 Advertisement Logo in 12 @MPISTL Newsletter
  • 1 Full Page Ad in the Membership E-Directory, published twice a year
  • Social Media Recognition as a Diamond Sponsor for 12 months
  • 1 Display table at EduCon
  • Recognition as Diamond Sponsor at MPISTL events to include 6 monthly Education Meetings, Annual Awards Dinner and EduCon
  • 1 Two minute presentation and President’s Thank You at One Monthly Education Meeting
  • 1 Display Table at One Monthly Education Meeting

The above benefits are valued at $11,000+

Platinum Partnership: $3,500

  • 8 Monthly Education Meeting Registrations
  • 5 Fundraising Registrations
  • 2 Annual Awards Dinner Registrations
  • 1 EduCon Full Day Registration
  • 1 Networking Event Registration
  • 1 Vertical Website Ad for 12 months
  • Direct Link from MPI St. Louis Area Chapter Website to Platinum Sponsor’s Website
  • 1 Advertisement Logo in 12 @MPISTL Newsletter
  • 1 Half Page Ad in the Membership E-Directory, published twice a year
  • Social Media Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor for 12 months
  • 1 Display table at EduCon
  • Recognition as Platinum Sponsor at MPISTL events to include 6 monthly Education Meetings, Annual Awards Dinner and EduCon

The above benefits are valued at $7,000+

Gold Partnership: $1,500

  • 4 Monthly Education Meeting Registrations
  • 2 Fundraising Registrations
  • 1 Annual Awards Dinner Registration
  • 1 EduCon Full Day Registration
  • 1 Networking Event Registration
  • 1 Vertical Website Ad for 12 months
  • Direct Link from MPI St. Louis Area Chapter Website to Gold Sponsor’s Website
  • 1 Advertisement Logo in 12 @MPISTL Newsletter
  • 1 Half Page Ad in the Membership E-Directory, published twice a year
  • Social Media Recognition as a Gold Sponsor for 12 months
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor at MPISTL events to include 6 monthly Education Meetings, Annual Awards Dinner and EduCon

The above benefits are valued at $4,500+

Silver Partnership: $750

  • 3 Monthly Education Meeting Registrations
  • 2 Fundraising Registrations
  • 1 Half Day EduCon Registration
  • Direct Link from MPI St. Louis Area Chapter Website to Silver Sponsor’s Website
  • 1 Half Page Ad in the Membership E-Directory, published twice a year
  • Social Media Recognition as Silver Sponsor for 12 months
  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor at MPISTL events to include 6 monthly Education Meetings, Annual Awards Dinner and EduCon

The above benefits average to $1,500+

Advertising Partnerships

Are you located out of the St. Louis Area and looking for additional ways to reach St. Louis Area Meeting Professionals? For those that are out of town or just cannot attend MPISTL events, Advertising Sponsorships are another great way to show support for the St. Louis Meetings Industry.

Advertising partnerships start at a $600 minimum. You can select any combination from the following to create a custom package that best complements your marketing strategies.

ITEMS & COST

  • Vertical Website Ad with Direct link from MPI St. Louis Area Chapter Website to Sponsor’s Website
    $1200 – 1 year
    $600 – 6 months
  • Advertisement in @MPISTL newsletter
    $1200 – 1 year
    $600 – 6 months
  • Half Page Ad in the Membership E-Directory with link to Sponsor’s website. Only MPI Members receive full E-Directory. $600
  • Full Page Ad in the Membership E-Directory with link to Sponsor’s website. Only MPI Members receive full E-Directory. $800
  • Social Media Recognition as a sponsor on Facebook. Sponsor to provide picture and verbiage for ad. Changes may be made each month.
    $1800 – 1 year
    $900 – 6 months
  • Logo recognition as a sponsor at six MPI St. Louis monthly Education meetings $300

In-Kind Sponsorship Donations

In-Kind Sponsorship
In-Kind Sponsors are Chapter Partners who sponsor a chapter event or who provide a product/service continuously throughout the year for chapter events. There are multiple events throughout the year where our membership can see your product and sample your work. Some options and descriptions of in-kind sponsorships include:

  • Host Venue
  • Catering
  • Event Décor (Centerpieces, Linens, etc)
  • Transportation
  • Audio Visual
  • Entertainment
  • Awards
  • Photography
  • Door Prizes/Giveaways
  • Auction Items

The chapter will give 50% sponsorship credit for the retail value of the in-kind donation if the sponsorship is provided in full (no money required from the chapter, unless otherwise pre-negotiated).

Event Sponsorship
Sponsoring a MPISTL event exposes your company to a large network of hospitality and meeting professionals in the St. Louis Area. Event sponsors are partners donating meeting and/or event space, service staff, food & beverage and audio visual for a chapter event. Each chapter event offers different professional development, educational and/or networking opportunities. Our events draw a captive audience of planners and suppliers from the meetings industry.

Premier In-Kind Sponsorship
As a Premier In-Kind Sponsor for one of the four large events of the year (Spring or Fall Fundraising event, Annual Awards Party or EduCon) with a retail value of $15,000+ (or $7,500+ in-kind value), will entitle you to receive the following:

  • 4 Monthly Education Meeting Registrations
  • 1 Table for at Fundraising Event
  • 1 EduCon Full Day Registration
  • 1 Networking Event Registration
  • Direct Link from MPI St. Louis Area Chapter Website to Sponsor’s Website
  • 1 Half Page Ad in the Membership E-Directory, published twice a year
  • Social Media Recognition as a Premier In-Kind Sponsor for 12 months
  • Recognition as Premier In-Kind Sponsor at MPISTL events to include 6 monthly Education Meetings, Annual Awards Dinner and EduCon

Education Program Sponsorship
Sponsoring one of the six education programs provides you with an effective opportunity to showcase your property, products/services and increase your visibility with MPISTL Chapter Membership and guests. Our education programs are presented by industry experts, providing continuing education credits. As an Education Program Sponsor sponsoring a luncheon with a retail value of $5,000+ (or $2,500+ in-kind value), you will receive the following:

  • 3 Social Media postings: 1- month prior, 1- month of event, and 1-month after event
  • ½ Page Ad in Membership E-Directory, published twice per year
  • 1 Newsletter Article highlighting event and including information provided by venue
  • Recognition as Premier In-kind Sponsor at 6 monthly Education Meetings
  • 12 Month Link from MPI St. Louis Chapter website as Premier In-kind Sponsor for 12 months
  • 2 Monthly Education Meeting Registrations
  • Up to 6 Registrations for the Luncheon hosted by venue

MPI After Five! Happy Hour Sponsorship
Sponsoring one of the four MPI After Five! Happy Hours will provide you with an opportunity to showcase your location as an environment for networking and doing business. As a sponsor of a MPI After Five! Happy Hour with a retail value of $2,000+ (or $1,000+ in-kind value), you will receive the following:

  • 2 Social Media postings: 1-month prior and 1-month of event
  • ½ Page Ad in Membership E-Directory, published twice per year
  • Recognition as Premier In-kind sponsor at 6 monthly Education Meetings
  • 3 Registrations to the Happy Hour hosted by the venue

How to become a Partner with MPISTL
We are delighted to work with you to customize a sponsorship program that works within your budget and for your specific needs. Still have questions? Please reach out to Vikki Matthews, Director of Strategic Partnership Marketing at vmatthews@pc40.com.