AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2024 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 Branding Opportunities.
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.
The deadline to submit contracts and sponsor artwork is Friday, January 5th.
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
Includes Platinum benefits, plus additional Premier Platinum registration allotments. Plus:
Premier Keynote and Panel sponsors receive premium placement and recognition at WEST 2024. These sponsorships allow you to highlight your brand with the key discussion topics of the conference.
2 Available - Tuesday/Wednesday
Includes Platinum benefits, plus:
NEW this year! Lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday will be served buffet style on the upper level of the convention center. Buffet lunches will allow attendees an opportunity to network with fellow attendees in a casual setting and catch lunch at a time that works best for their schedule before heading back to the floor for dessert and afternoon sessions. This is a tremendous branding opportunity as over 1,500 attendees typically participate in the lunches.
Includes Silver benefits, plus:
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.
Plus cost of notepads and shipping - quantity estimate - 4,000
Includes Gold benefits
Attendees love to take notes at sessions. A prime opportunity for added visibility at this gathering of the Sea Services community.
Your company in the “Come see us” spotlight in one of the promotional emails sent to database of over 30,000 prospective attendees. 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 450 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