AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2023 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.
Have an idea for a sponsorship not listed below? We are here to ensure you have the best conference experience. We are happy to create a custom sponsorship package to meet your specific needs. Let us know your vision, objective and budget and we’ll create a customized opportunity just for you.
All Sponsorships and Branding Opportunities for WEST 2023 are now closed.
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.
2 Available - Tuesday/Wednesday
Premier Lunch and Panel sponsors receive premium placement and recognition at WEST 2023. 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:
Keynote Lunch benefits:
Sponsor will receive 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 Platinum benefits:
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 2, 2022
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.
All registered attendees receive one drink ticket to be used during the Networking Reception! Put your company name on the drink tickets and attendees will be sure to thank you.
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 - Tuesday/Wednesday - 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.
Includes Silver Sponsor Benefits
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.
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.
At a conference that attracts over 400 exhibitors and over 8,000 attendees, it can be hard to be seen in the crowd. Sign on to be a WEST Contributor and receive the following:
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
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