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Sponsors

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Leadership Sponsors
FICO                AIMMS             Wiley


Corporate and University Sponsors

GAMS             Seth Bonder         Gurobi

Purdue            UT Dallas           

University of Minnesota, Dept. of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Minnesota, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering        Iowa State University         Lindo Systems

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Generate excitement for your products and services and increase your long-term exposure by sponsoring an event at the INFORMS Annual Meeting Minneapolis 2013. Expected attendance is 4,500. INFORMS invites you to maximize your organization's visibility before, during and after the meeting through these sponsorship opportunities. You will receive approximately 50,000 impressions through on-site, online and print advertising promotion.

Leadership Donors

$15,000 and Above
These premier donors provide leadership support and are considered partners in the success of the Annual Meeting. They are accorded high-level recognition and visibility on a continuing basis, including:

  • Special designation as a Leadership Sponsor in all sponsor recognition mechanisms, including meeting website, signage and printed media.
  • Logo on the front page of the meeting website, plus logo on the sponsor page.
  • Hyperlink from the meeting website to your website.
  • Logo in a full-page advertisement in OR/MS Today, the INFORMS professional news magazine, with a readership of 15,000.
  • Recognition in the INFORMS broadcast eNews distributed to 10,000 INFORMS members.
  • Logo and formal acknowledgment in a full-page tribute in the meeting program, distributed to all attendees (4,500).
  • Prominent signage with logo at the sponsored event.
  • Prominent placement in the sponsor recognition display, located in a high-traffic area at the meeting site.
  • Acknowledgment of support for a specific high-visibility activity at the meeting, plus any special visibility related to the event
  • Complimentary meeting registration for three company personnel.


Corporate and University Sponsors:
General Support

Select from sponsorship opportunities at contribution levels below $15,000 to reach OR/MS professionals at their premier meeting. Sponsorship can be especially successful for companies new to the OR/MS market or those with new or improved products to introduce. Sponsors receive the following recognition, in addition to any specific visibility that may be associated with their event:

  • Logo on the front page of the meeting website, plus logo on the sponsor page.
  • Hyperlink from the meeting website to your website.
  • Logo in a full-page advertisement in OR/MS Today, the INFORMS professional news magazine, with a readership of 15,000.
  • Logo and formal acknowledgment in a full-page tribute in the meeting program, distributed to all attendees (4,500).
  • Prominent signage with logo at the sponsored event.
  • Acknowledgment in the sponsor recognition display, located in a high-traffic area at the meeting site.


Select from These Opportunities

General Reception
$30,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7:30-9:30pm
The General Reception is the largest and most popular social event of the Annual Meeting, where attendees enjoy great food, networking with colleagues and festive entertainment.
Recognition: Leadership benefits listed above, plus prominent signage at the event.

 

Welcome Reception
$20,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited
Sunday, Oct. 6, 7:30-9:00pm
The Welcome Reception is held on the first evening of the meeting in the Exhibit Hall and brings together all participants at the beginning of the meeting. Participants can also browse the exhibits. Great food and soft drinks are served.
Recognition: Leadership benefits listed above, plus prominent signage at the reception

 

Student Reception
$10,000 - SOLD
Sponsored by The Seth Bonder Foundation
Monday, Oct. 7, 7:30pm-9:00pm
All students registered for the meeting are encouraged to attend this special reception and program for an opportunity to learn, socialize and network with other students and INFORMS leaders. INFORMS leaders will provide commentary and lead a formal dialog with students. Sponsors of this event will be on the forefront of showcasing the value and prestige of our field with leaders of tomorrow.
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above, prominent signage at the registration area all week.


Registration Bag
$15,000 - SOLD
Sponsored by FICO
Put your logo on the bag that every attendee receives, carries around during the meeting and takes home. It's long-term visibility for your company and your affiliation with OR/MS professionals.
Recognition: Leadership benefits listed above, prominent signage at the registration area.


Audio Visual Technology Support
$15,000
Support this vital educational component of the INFORMS Annual Meeting. LCD projectors in all technical sessions enhance presentations on the latest developments in the field of operations research and related disciplines
Recognition: Leadership sponsor benefits listed above; prominent signage at the registration area.


Awards Ceremony
$15,000
Co-Sponsors Invited

Sponsored by GAMS
Sunday, Oct. 6, 8:30-9:45pm
This select event honors the winners of INFORMS most prestigious awards, including the von Neumann Prize, the Kimball Medal and the Lanchester Prize. A high-level audience of about 400 OR/MS professionals attend. Sparkling wine, desserts and coffee will be served.
Recognition: Leadership benefits listed above, prominent signage at the ceremony, including your organization logo on the screen as people enter the room. Verbal acknowledgement from the ceremony MC.


Badge Holders
$7,000 - SOLD
Sponsored by AIMMS (Paragon Decision Technology)
Every one of our 4,500 attendees will display your company logo on the canvas badge holder they wear all during the meeting. A perfect way to gain visibility for your company and also display your support of the INFORMS meeting
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above, prominent signage at the registration area all week.


General Chair's Reception
$5,000 – SOLD
Co-Sponsored by University of Texas at Dallasand Purdue University
Monday, Oct. 6, 7:30-9:00pm
Hosted by Robert Haight, the General Chair of the meeting. This by-invitation reception draws an exclusive group of around 300 O.R. and INFORMS leaders, including cluster chairs of meeting tracks, members of the Organizing Committee, and INFORMS Board members. Elegant reception with hosted wine.
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above, plus verbal recognition of your support by the General Chair. Prominent signage at the event. Complimentary admission to the reception for up to 3 company personnel.


Interactive Sessions
$6,000- SOLD
Sponsored by Gurobi
Monday and Tuesday
Researchers, practitioners and students share their work in OR/MS in these sessions featuring poster displays, laptop demonstrations or other creative formats. Sessions will be held in or near the Exhibit Hall during lunch breaks on Monday and Tuesday when no other sessions or events are scheduled. Presenters will be available to meet attendees and discuss their work. Two awards will recognize the best presentations.
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above. Prominent signage at the registration area all week, plus signage Monday and Tuesday at the display area. Opportunity for a company representative to join a high-level group of judges for the competition.

 

New Member Breakfast
$5,000
Sunday, Oct. 6, 7:00-8:00am
The INFORMS Membership Committee will host this by-invitation breakfast to welcome and orient people who are new to INFORMS. Continental breakfast will be served.
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above, plus verbal recognition of your support at the breakfast. Prominent signage at the event.


Technology Center
$7,000- SOLD
Showcase your company's logo with prominent signage at the Technology Center, located in the heart of the exhibit hall, and on the opening screen of the computers at the center.
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above, plus signage at the center, your logo on the opening screen at each computer, and logo on table signs on surrounding tables.

 

Refreshment Breaks
$1,500/session
Monday Morning Break sponsored by University of Minnesota, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Monday afternoon break sponsored by Iowa State University, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Tuesday morning break sponsored by LINDO Systems, Inc.
Tuesday afternoon break sponsored by Texas A&M University
Be there and be recognized when attendees flock to the refreshment buffets for coffee at morning and afternoon breaks.
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above, plus logo/signage at the sponsored break.


Other Opportunities
There are many other funding opportunities at this meeting. Please contact Sandy Owens, INFORMS, sandy.owens@informs.org.
Get the maximum exposure for your sponsorship support. Make your selection today and your company will be listed on the meeting website.

 

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Minneapolis 2013

Sponsorship Selection Form

 

Company_____________________________________________________________

Address______________________________________________________________

City______________________________State___________Zip__________________

Contact Person________________________________________________________

E-mail_______________________________________________________________

Telephone____________________________________________________________

My company will sponsor: __________________________________________

       Amount $________________________________________________________

Check enclosed (payable to INFORMS)
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Account #________________________________________Exp. Date___________

Signature ___________________________________________________________
(required for credit card payments)

Payments by credit card: scan and email to: sandy.owens@informs.org; or scan and email, then call 401-330-9956 with credit card information.
Thank you for your support!