AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2021 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, Advertising Opportunities, Branding Opportunities.
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.
*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
Silver sponsorship is a great way to expand your presence within the industry through networking opportunities, and branding.
*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.
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.
The Sea Service Chief Town Hall receives top billing as a Premier Lunch and Panel sponsor. This sponsorship allows you to highlight your brand with the key discussion topics of the conference. This sponsorship includes Platinum level benefits plus the following:
Keynote Lunch benefits:
Sponsor will reveive premium recognition as the sponsor of the keynote lunch.
Panel Session Sponsorship benefits:
WEST panel discussions 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.
Premier Lunch and Panel sponsors receive premium placement and recognition at WEST 2021. These sponsorships allow you to highlight your brand with the key discussion topics of the conference. These sponsorships include Platinum level benefits plus the following:
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 Patron Benefits
The Mobile App is the onsite go-to resource for all event attendees. This tool provides access to all conference details including latest agenda, exhibitor and sponsor directory, booth listing and Exhibit Hall map, social media, buzz alerts and more!
Deadline Dec 1, 2020
Includes Gold Patron Benefits, plus:
Be our partner and 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.
All registered attendees receive one drink ticket to be used during the Networking Reception! Put your company name on all of the drink tickets and attendees will be sure to thank you.
Includes Gold Patron 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.
Your company will host the parking discount coupons provided to our military and government attendees. We will advertise this parking discount on the conference website, in the mobile app and on signs at the conference. We will also have passes available at your booth so that our attendees can come by to collect their discount coupon directly from you – great way to bring some visitors to your booth!
Company logo, booth number and web address on the cover and one full-page ad on the inside cover.
Includes Silver Patron Benefits, plus:
Coffee Breaks available to sponsor are prior to morning keynote and the mid-morning coffee break on the exhibit floor for all attendees. Help keep the attendees energized by sponsoring coffee.
*Pricing per day (sold as a package)
After a long keynote session – attendees will be looking for the sweet bite to pump them up for the rest of the afternoon.
Includes Gold Patron Benefits
Sponsor to provide totebags, approximately 4,000 (sponsorship opportunity does not include the price of totebags) AFCEA/USNI must approve totebag before it is produced/shipped to the event.
Includes Gold Patron Benefits
This high-profile sponsorship ensures maximum visibility at the event – your company logo in front of every single attendee. Sponsor to provide lanyards, approximately 6,500 (sponsorship opportunity does not include the price of lanyards) AFCEA/USNI must approve lanyard before it is produced/shipped to the event.
Attendees will take notice of your corporate logo on all aisle signs as they navigate the Expo Hall. Opportunity includes the production, installation and removal of all aisle signs.
4' x 4' each
Opportunity includes ALL 22 aisle signs
Reach attendees with your message by securing one or more hanging banners in key locations within the Convention Center. Opportunity includes production of the banner, installation and removal.
45'W x 6'H
Location: Hall B Lobby
Glass Door Clings (Hall A) Five sets of doors and eight side windows
5 sets of door clings – 22X24 (There are 5 (5) sets of doors. Ten (10) total images)
2 sets of four windows – 8 total windows – 23.75H ’X 72”L each window
Glass Door Clings (Hall B) Five sets of doors and eight side windows
5 sets of Door Clings- 22X24 (There are 5 (5) sets of doors. Ten (10) total images)
2 sets of four windows – 8 total windows – 23.75H’ X 72”L each window
Seven sets of doors – no side windows
Hall B2 Glass Door Clings – 7 sets of doors – 22X24
23'W x 13'H
Locations: Hall A and B Lobby
Make an impression with your company branding and messaging on an 8’ x 8’ carpet overlay as attendees explore the Expo Hall
Exhibit Hall Main Entrance – One 10’x5’
Exhibit Hall Main Cross Aisle – Four 5’x5
Opportunity includes cluster of 8
5'W x 5'H
Location: Exhibit Hall
21'W x 6'H
Location: Hall A Lobby
Your opportunity to place a full-page color ad in the show guide – great way to invite attendees to stop by your booth and/or showcase your latest technology/solution.
Your company in the “Come see us” spotlight in one of the event promotional emails – will include logo with link to your homepage, booth number and web address. Deadlines apply based on schedule of emails.