AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2022 that will offer maximum visibility to those who participate! What better way to make sure you stand out and increase your exposure than at this foremost event in which industry leaders can learn about military requirements and connect with decision makers and operators, where senior military and government officials can gain feedback from sea service warfighters, and where industry thought leaders will discuss and demonstrate sea service solutions? Sponsorship opportunities are offered at a several investment levels, ensuring your ability to participate.
Browse available options below, or jump to specific categories: Patron Packages, Individual Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities. Branding Opportunities will be available soon.
First Right of Refusal for WEST 2022 is currently active for several sponsorships until December 10th. Please check back on Monday, December 13th when the remaining sponsorships will be available.
The deadline to be included in sponsor signage is Friday, January 21st.
Platinum Sponsorship is an exclusive opportunity to share the spotlight with defense industry trendsetters, mix with the most influential military, government and industry leaders, and define how the industry perceives your company.
Customer, Executive and Team Experiences
*These are networking events that are exclusive to sponsors of WEST. Your participation is encouraged. We kindly ask that you keep this in mind when planning your own corporate events so as not to conflict and so your team can take advantage of these opportunities.
Gold sponsorship provides an excellent platform for you to elevate awareness, establish leadership, and drive pipeline with a high-traffic Expo presence, and great branding.
Silver sponsorship is a great way to expand your presence within the industry through networking opportunities, and branding.
Small Business sponsorship is a great way to expand your presence within the industry through networking opportunities, and branding.
NOTE: Company must be a current AFCEA Corporate Member or USNI Donor in good standing at the time of the event with 49 or less full-time employees to qualify for this rate.
Includes Platinum Patron Benefits, plus:
Be on the minds of all attendees by providing the Wi-Fi in the session areas (Keynote/Lunches and Panels) as they connect to the network that you named.
Includes Gold benefits, plus:
The Mobile App is the onsite go-to resource for all event attendees. This tool provides access to all conference details including latest agenda, speakers, exhibitor and sponsor directory, booth listing and Exhibit Hall map, social media, buzz alerts and more!
Deadline: Dec 17, 2021
5 Available - Includes Gold benefits, plus:
Be our partner and co-sponsor the Networking Reception where leaders in Industry and the Military will come together to network over light-bites and cold beverages in a relaxed and engaging setting.
2 Available - Wednesday/Thursday - Includes Gold benefits, plus:
Morning keynote sessions are attended by hundreds of high-level attendees looking for the most up-to-date and relevant information on the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
3 Available - Includes Silver benefits, plus:
Mid-morning coffee breaks will be served on the exhibit floor for all attendees. Help keep the attendees energized by sponsoring coffee.
2 Available - Wednesday/Thursday - Includes Silver benefits, plus:
After a long keynote session – attendees will be looking for that sweet bite to pump them up for the rest of the afternoon.
Includes Gold benefits
Plus cost of totebags - quantity estimate 4,000
Sponsor to provide totebags – AFCEA/USNI must approve totebag before it is produced/shipped to the event.
Plus cost of lanyards - quantity estimate – 6,500
This high-profile sponsorship ensures maximum visibility at the event – your company logo in front of every single attendee. Lanyards are produced by the sponsor, to AFCEA/USNI specifications.
Two of the government theaters on the floor are provided a standard audio-visual package. Partner with us to help cover the costs. This is a tremendous branding opportunity in these theaters! Benefits include logo on sponsor signage in the theater, company logo on the website, in the mobile app, in on-demand printed agenda and in slide deck shown at the general sessions. We will also include one full conference pass, one pass to the Leadership Breakfast and one pass to the Leadership Networking Reception.
Your company in the “Come see us” spotlight in last email that will be sent to ALL attendees reminding them of all of the pertinent details. Spotlight will include logo with link to your homepage, booth number, web address. Deadlines apply based on schedule of emails.
Your company featured in the post-event attendee email that will be sent to all attendees thanking them for participating and inviting them to take event survey, link to session recordings and slide decks from the event. Your spotlight will include logo with link to your homepage, and 2-3 sentences you provide. It is a nice way to leave a lasting impression.
Locations: FCB1, FCB2, FCB3, ECB1, ECB2
24 4’w x 8’h vertical aisle signs with a 4’w x 4’h attachment underneath
Locations: Exhibit Hall aisles
7’4” w x 13’h
Locations: D104 ( Center column by registration), E104, F107, F108, F109
9.5’w x 13’h Single Sided
Locations: Registration area; D107, D109
4 decals; (1) 10’x5’ entrance decal and (3) 5’w x 5’h squares
$8,000 per set
10 Door clings on doors - 24" x 22" each
8 side windows (4 each side) - 72" x 24” each
Locations: DGO7, FGO1, FGO2, FGO3
29 3/8 x 93”
Location: Inside the exhibit hall on cross aisles
5’w x 5’h
Locations: Set of 3 placed outside Marine Corps Pavilion, DISA Theater Pavilion and NIW Pavilion
Locations: Set of 2 placed near entrance to Keynote and near entrance to panels