Sponsors

Generate excitement for your products and services, build relationships and increase your long-term exposure by sponsoring an event at the INFORMS Annual Meeting Philadelphia 2015. Expected attendance is over 5,000. 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. Customized packages are available. Platinum and gold levels can be achieved by combining sponsorship opportunities or selecting individual events from the list below with amounts of $10,000, $15,000 or higher.

For sponsor information contact John Llewellyn at John.Llewellyn@mail.informs.org or telephone: 770-431-0867, ext. 209.  Click here to make a sponsorship payment.

Platinum Sponsors - $15,000 and Above

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Platinum sponsors are considered important partners in the success of the Annual Meeting. Select opportunities totaling $15,000 and above to reach platinum status with high-level recognition and visibility. Exhibit booth purchase can be applied to platinum status. Platinum sponsors receive the following benefits in addition to any specific recognition that may be associated with the event(s) selected:

  • Special designation as a Platinum Sponsor in all sponsor recognition mechanisms, including meeting website, signage and printed media
  • Verbal recognition during a Plenary Session
  • Recognition in the INFORMS broadcast eNews distributed to 10,000 INFORMS members
  • Complimentary meeting registration for three company representatives
  • Logo on the front page of the meeting website, plus logo on the sponsor page
  • Hyperlink from the meeting website to your website.
  • Full page platinum sponsorship acknowledgement, including logos, in first available issue following the conference, 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.
  • Invitation to General Chair’s Reception

Gold Sponsors - $10,000 and Above

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Gold sponsors select from sponsorship opportunities at contribution levels between $10,000 and $15,000. Exhibit booth purchase can be applied to gold status. Gold sponsors receive the following benefits in addition to any specific recognition that may be associated with the event(s) selected:

  • Special designation as a Gold Sponsor in all sponsor recognition mechanisms, including meeting website, signage and printed media
  • Complimentary meeting registration for two company representatives
  • Logo on the front page of the meeting website, plus logo on the sponsor page
  • Hyperlink from the meeting website to your website.
  • Full page platinum sponsorship acknowledgement, including logos, in first available issue, following the conference, 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.
  • Invitation to General Chair’s Reception

Sponsors - $1000 and Above

All Sponsors receive the following recognition, in addition to any specific visibility that may be associated with their event/item:

  • Company logo and hyperlink to your company on the front and sponsor pages of the conference website.
  • Logo and acknowledgment in 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.
  • Invitation to General Chair’s Reception

Individual Sponsorship Opportunities

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General Reception: $20,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited - One Spot Sold

Sponsored by University of Illinois

Tuesday, November 3, 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: Platinum benefits, prominent signage and verbal recognition at event.

Welcome Reception: $20,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited - One Spot Sold

Sponsored by Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Sunday, November 1, 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: Platinum benefits, prominent signage.

Registration Bag: $20,000 - Sold

Sponsored by Lehigh University, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Put your logo on the bag that every attendee receives, carries and takes home for years of use. It’s long-term visibility for your company and your affiliation with OR/MS professionals.

Recognition: Platinum benefits, logo on bag, prominent signage at registration.

Awards Ceremony: $15,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited - One Spot Sold, Two Spots Left

Sponsored by Caterpillar

Sunday, November 1, 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 400 OR/MS professionals attend. Sparkling wine, desserts and coffee will be served.

Recognition: Platinum benefits, prominent signage at the ceremony, logo on welcome slide as people enter the room, verbal recognition at ceremony.

Student Reception: $20,000 - One Spot Sold, One Spot Left

Sponsored by the Seth Bonder Foundation

Monday, November 2, 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: Gold benefits, prominent signage at the registration area all week, verbal recognition at the event.

Refreshment Breaks: $10,000 - Per Day (3 Spots Available)

Be there and be recognized when attendees flock to the refreshment buffets for coffee at morning and afternoon breaks.

Recognition: Gold benefits for $10,000 only, prominent signage at break.

General Chair's Reception: $10,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited - Two Spots Sold

Sponsored by GAMS Development Corp and the Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas

Monday, November 2, 7:30-9:00pm
This prestigious invitation only reception, hosted by Dr. Tamas Terlaky, General Chair, draws an exclusive group of 300 OR/MS and INFORMS leaders, including cluster chairs of meeting tracks, members of the Organizing Committee, and INFORMS Board members. Elegant reception with hosted wine.

Recognition: Verbal recognition by the General Chair, prominent signage at the event, complimentary admission to the reception for up to 3 company personnel.

Kiosks - $3000 - Sold

Georgia Institute of Technology, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering

A great opportunity for high visibility at the conference over 4 full days.

Recognition: Full-color, logo on six kiosks (2 self-service registration, 3 program touch screen flipbooks, 1 receipt station), logo on event website, prominent signage at the registration.

Meeting Room Track Signs: $10,000 - Sold

Sponsored by IBM Research

A great opportunity for high visibility at the conference over 4 full days. Full-color, 3” x 5” logo on all meeting room track signs posted outside each session room (80+ rooms) daily.

Recognition: Gold benefits, plus your logo on each sign.

Mobile App - $6,000 - Sold

Sponsored by IBM Analytics

With all event information at attendees’ fingertips, make your brand visible to thousands in just a few days. Click here for mock-up.

Recognition: Banner ad on each page of app with link to your company’s website, One mobile app alert per day (seen by all mobile app users, Designated sponsor page within app, Company logo in printed program, website, and sponsor sign in prominent area (meter board)

Badge Holders: $7,000 - Sold

Sponsored by AIMMS

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: Prominent signage at the registration area, logo on badge holders.

Poster Sessions: $5,000 per day (Monday and Tuesday) - One Spot Available

Monday, November 2 or Tuesday, November 3
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: Prominent signage at the registration area all week plus signage Monday or Tuesday at the display area, opportunity for a company representative to join a high-level group of judges for the competition.

New Member Breakfast: $10,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited

Sunday, November 1, 7:00-8:00am
Invitation only breakfast hosted by the INFORMS Membership Committee to welcome and orient members who are new to INFORMS. Continental breakfast will be served.

Recognition: Verbal recognition at the breakfast, prominent signage at the event.

Technology Center: $7,000 - Sold

Sponsored by AIMMS

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: Signage at the center, logo on the opening screen at each general use computer and logo on table signs on surrounding tables.

Doctoral Student Colloquium: $5,000 - Three Spots Sold, Three Spots Left

Sponsored by CaterpillarSAS; Pennsylvania State University, Dept of IME

Friday, October 30
6:00pm-8:00pm – Dinner

Saturday, October 31
7:30am-4:30pm – Colloquium

The Colloquium is aimed at the needs of doctoral students who are deciding between a career as an academic or as a practitioner. Sessions will examine both career options and comparing/choosing between the two. It will also address topics like navigating the job hunt and suggestions about how to start preparing and position themselves for the job market. All PhD-granting programs in operations research, management science and related fields are invited to nominate students for participation in the Doctoral Student Colloquium. Expected attendance: 100+ of the leading graduates of 2015.

Recognition: Prominent signage at the dinners and meeting, logo on welcome slide as people enter the room at the meeting, 5-minute welcome address with required advance approval.

Student Volunteer T-Shirts: $3,000 - Sold

Sponsored by Lehigh University, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Student volunteers are critical to the successful operations of the Annual Conference. They offer assistance to participants and INFORMS staff and are easily identified with the t-shirts provided. Add your logo to the shirts and get exposure at the conference and for many months following the conference.

Recognition: Logo on t-shirts.

Student Volunteer Housing - Sold

Sponsored by St. Joseph’s University

Student volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring the success of INFORMS Annual Conference. Being a student volunteer is an excellent opportunity to meet, interact and network with leading academic and industrial researchers. Volunteers offer assistance to participants and INFORMS staff, while also enjoying the benefit of attending the conference at no cost to them.  This sponsorship supports student volunteers by providing free dorm rooms to enhance their conference experience.

Recognition: Logo on website and signage

Wi-Fi: $15,000

This PREMIERE sponsorship opportunity will give your company exposure to every participant that connects to the Philadelphia Convention Center Wi-Fi!  Wi-Fi will be accessible in the exhibit hall and meeting rooms.  This sponsorship includes a website redirect – users who connect to the wireless SSID will be redirected to a special page recognizing your company, with company description and link to your webpage.

Recognition: Platinum benefits, redirect to special webpage upon connectivity, company logo & description with link to your website on webpage, prominent signage throughout Convention Center including exhibit hall.

Get the maximum exposure for your sponsorship support. Make your selection today and your company will be listed on the meeting website.