Sponsors

Generate excitement for your products and services; build relationships; and increase your long-term exposure by sponsoring an event at the 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston. Expected attendance is over 5,500! You will receive approximately 50,000 impressions through on-site, online, and print advertising promotion. INFORMS invites you to maximize your organization’s visibility before, during, and after the meeting through the following sponsorship opportunities:

Please click on each level to view what is included. For a printable prospectus, click here.

    • 10’x10’ Exhibit Booth
    • 100-Word Listing Online
    • Preconference Technology Workshop
    • Conference 50-Minute Technology Tutorial Session
    • Two Full Conference Registrations
    • Two Exhibit Booth-Only Registrations
    • Verbal & Slide Recognition at Opening Plenary
    • Invitation to General Chair’s Reception
    • One-time Email Use of Opt-in Participant List – Pre- or Post-Conference
    • Recognition in INFORMS Membership eNews
    • Company Recognition in Full Conference Program
    • Logo on Full Page Ad in OR/MS Today
    • Recognition on Website, Signage, Print, & Mobile App
    CONFERENCE BAG (EXCLUSIVE)

    Add your logo to the first thing that attendees see! The conference bag is given to all attendees upon registering.

    LANYARD (SOLD!)

    Guaranteed continuous brand exposure throughout the entire conference. All conference attendees are required to wear a lanyard, and will carry your logo with them.

    HOTEL KEY CARDS (EXCLUSIVE)

    Branded hotel keys leave a lasting impression on all meeting attendees. This package includes key cards with your logo for most INFORMS contracted hotels.

    • 10’x10’ Exhibit Booth
    • 100-Word Listing Online
    • Preconference Technology Workshop
    • Conference 50-Minute Technology Tutorial Session
    • One Full Conference Registrations
    • Two Exhibit Booth-Only Registrations
    • Verbal & Slide Recognition at Opening Plenary
    • Invitation to General Chair’s Reception
    • One-time Email Use of Opt-in Participant List – Pre- or Post-Conference
    • Recognition in INFORMS Membership eNews
    • Company Recognition in Full Conference Program
    • Logo on Full Page Ad in OR/MS Today
    • Recognition on Website, Signage, Print, & Mobile App
    WELCOME RECEPTION

    Join in welcoming returning and new attendees to Houston, while kicking off the conference! Everyone is welcome on Sunday evening to enjoy food, drink, and networking in the Exhibit Hall.

    GENERAL RECEPTION

    Be a part of the largest and most popular social event of the Annual Meeting, with an average of 3,000 in attendance on Tuesday evening!

    EXHIBIT HALL PASSPORT (SOLD!)

    Put your business in the spotlight by sponsoring the “Exhibit Hall Passport.” Attendees are eager to visit with every exhibitor and have their book stamped to enter to win a great prize.

    EXHIBIT HALL WI-FI (EXCLUSIVE)

    Give the attendees a connection in the Exhibit Hall! Users who connect to the WI-FI will be redirected to a splash page recognizing your company, including your logo, a company description, and a link to your webpage.

    TRACK SIGNAGE – INCLUDES ALL 4 DAYS (SOLD!)

    Put your name in front of your market with full-color, 3” x 5” logo on all meeting room track signs posted outside each session room, 80+ rooms daily!

    • Invitation to General Chair’s Reception
    • Recognition in INFORMS Membership eNews
    • Company Recognition in Full Conference Program
    • Logo in Full Page Ad in OR/MS Today
    • Slide Recognition at Opening Plenary
    • Recognition on Website, Signage, Print & Mobile App
    AWARDS CEREMONY

    Join a high-level audience of 400 operations research and analytics professionals to honor winners of INFORMS prestigious awards. Desserts and coffee will be served.

    STUDENT VOLUNTEER T-SHIRTS (LIMITED TO THREE SPONSORS)

    Showcase your company’s logo on the t-shirts of the student volunteers who assist with registration, logistics, and more.

    EXHIBIT HALL NETWORKING LOUNGE & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

    We’ve combined the Networking Lounge & Technology Center into one unique package! Seating, tables, and access to computers will be available to all attendees during Exhibit Hall Hours. Add your logo and display collateral or branded giveaway items.

    MOBILE APP (SOLD!)

    The customized INFORMS Meetings mobile app is available to every attendee, speaker, and committee member. Thousands of participants will refer to the app several times a day over the course of the meeting.

    SELF-SERVICE INFORMATION KIOSKS (EXCLUSIVE)

    A great opportunity for high visibility at the conference by adding your logo to six kiosks throughout the conference.

    DOCTORAL STUDENT COLLOQUIUM

    The Colloquium is a great chance to get in front of doctoral students still deciding between a career as an academic or industry, and have been nominated by PhD-granting program leaders in operations research, management science, and related fields. Expected attendance: 100+ of the leading graduates of 2017!

    • Invitation to General Chair’s Reception
    • Recognition in INFORMS Membership eNews
    • Company Recognition in Full Conference Program
    • Logo on Full Page Ad in OR/MS Today
    • Recognition on Website, Signage, Print, & Mobile App
    GENERAL CHAIR’S RECEPTION

    This select, invitation-only reception, hosted by the General Chair, Bill Klimack, draws an exclusive group of 200 operations research, analytics, and INFORMS leaders. Included is an elegant reception with hosted beer and wine.

    COFFEE BREAKS

    Take advantage of additional recognition when attendees flock to the refreshment buffets for coffee at morning and afternoon breaks, or to hit the INFORMS infORmational sessions.

    NEW MEMBER BREAKFAST

    Leave a lasting impression with first-time attendees and new members. This select, invitation-only breakfast hosted by the INFORMS Membership Committee welcomes and orients members who are new to INFORMS. Continental breakfast will be served.

    POSTER SESSION

    Receive maximum exposure with researchers, practitioners, and students sharing their work at the poster sessions, with no competing sessions or events scheduled! Sessions are held in/near the Exhibit Hall during the lunch breaks on Monday and Tuesday.

For sponsor information, contact Olivia Schmitz by email or by telephone at 443-757-3539.

Reserve Your Space Today!
Contact Olivia Schmitz or call 443-757-3539.

Advertise in Annual Meeting eNews Daily

Reserve your advertising space now in the Annual Meeting eNews Daily, the official news source of the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Each morning attendees will receive the eNews Daily in their inboxes – a preview of the day’s key events and a recap of the previous day’s happenings. Over 60% of the 5,500+ attendees open and read eNews Daily. For information, contact Thomas Fink. For ad spec details, click here. For an insertion order form, click here.

Program Advertising for Exhibitors and Sponsors

Reach a target audience of operations research/management science and analytics professionals with your ad in the meeting program distributed to all attendees. Anticipated circulation is 5,500+ via printed and online (pdf version of the program). The meeting program contains 50-word abstracts of all presentations and schedules of special events at the four-day conference. Exhibiting companies receive a 10% discount on a full page ad in the program (a $110 value!). For information, contact Olivia Schmitz. Download the program insertion form here.