2016-2017 Programming and Southwest Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

NIRI Houston is one of the largest chapters in the U.S. with over 150 members and growing.  Being a program sponsor is a great opportunity to reach an influential group of professionals in an up-close and personal way. Sponsorship funds help our chapter keep event fees down and allow us the flexibility to provide more member activities. We are currently looking for sponsors for our monthly programs and upcoming Southwest Conference.

If you or your company are interested in more information on becoming a program sponsor or SWC sponsor, please contact Sanjay Lad at sanjay.lad@enbridge.com.

Annual Chapter Programming Sponsorship


Platinum Sponsors (two max): $5,000 per year

  • Branding as a Platinum program sponsor on NIRI Houston website – home, events, and sponsor pages
  • Sponsorship level helps covers annual programming and allows thought leadership consideration for monthly program topics
  • Recognition in monthly chapter newsletters and emails from August 2016 and July 2017
  • Special sponsor spotlight write up in one newsletter
  • Special sponsor spotlight included on sponsor webpage
  • Ability to contribute three written articles to the chapter newsletter
  • Ability to make brochures and other promotional materials available at 3 monthly events
  • Ability to place table tents on tables at chosen monthly events
  • 6 Complimentary passes to be used at any monthly event between August 2016 and July 2017 (does not apply to events open to IROs and practitioners only)

Gold Sponsors (3-6): $1,500 per year

  • Branding as a Gold program sponsor on the NIRI Houston website – home, events and sponsor pages
  • Recognition (including logo) in monthly chapter newsletters and emails from August 2016 and July 2017
  • Ability to contribute one written article to the chapter newsletter
  • Ability to make brochures and other promotional materials available at 2 monthly events
  • Ability to place table tents on tables at 2 monthly events
  • 3 Complimentary passes for use at any monthly event between August 2016 and July 2017 (does not apply to events open to IROs and practitioners only)

Silver Sponsor/ (8): $495

  • Recognition (including logo) in meeting invitation (both email invite and event listing on chapter website)
  • Ability to make brochures and other promotional materials available at sponsored event
  • Ability to make 1 minute company overview before speaker introduction
  • 2 Complimentary passes to be used at the sponsored event (does not apply to events open to IROs and practitioners only)

2017 Southwest Conference Sponsorships

Planning is underway for the 2017 NIRI Southwest Conference and we are currently working on sponsorship opportunities for what promises to be another successful event. Previous conferences hosted by Houston’s NIRI chapter have received significant recognition including NIRI National’s “Best Large Chapter Special Event” award, a Top 3 Grand Excalibur Nominee, Gold winner for Special Events Tradeshow, and a Silver winner for Educational Campaign. We plan to continue this success with another award winning conference in 2017.

Historically, the NIRI Southwest Conference has proven to be an excellent opportunity to showcase vendor services.  To ensure that legacy, we have always developed sponsorship and vendor showcase options that would allow sponsors to maximize the return on promotion budget while supporting the conference. The list below shows the various sponsorship opportunities that were available in 2015.  This list will be updated for 2017 sponsorship opportunities early next year, so please check back!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY PRICE   SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY PRICE
Wednesday evening on-site reception (Limit 1)
Wednesday evening event signage
Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails
Branded cocktail napkins, drink stirrers and drink tickets
$3,500 (SOLD)   Session door prize (Limit 5)
Sponsor a door prize (i.e. Flip Video, iPad, etc.) given at the end of each session. Various sponsorship levels depending on session
$500-$1,500
Thursday evening dinner & reception (Limit 1)
Thursday evening event signage
Branded cocktail napkins, drink stirrers and drink tickets
$5,000 (SOLD)   Badge holder (Limit 1)
Prominent logo placement as exclusive sponsor
$1,000 (SOLD)
Thursday evening late night cocktails (Limit 1)
Thursday evening event signage
Branded cocktail napkins, drink stirrers and drink tickets
$2,500 (SOLD)   Speaker/Panel introduction (Limit 4)
Provide one-minute company overview
Introduce speaker or panel participants
$500 (SOLD)
Conference Lunch Speaker Introduction and Panel SME (Limit 1)
Table signage
Provide one-minute company overview
Introduce speaker
Participate as SME on a conference panel
$2,500 (SOLD)   Conference ballroom Thursday morning (Limit 1)
Podium signage during Thursday morning sessions
Branded notebook and pen for participants of Thursday morning sessions (to be provided by sponsor)
$500 (SOLD)
Conference Coffee & Snack Breaks (Limit 1)
Prominent logo placement on coffee break cups and napkins
Signage in break area recognizes exclusive break sponsor
$2,000 (SOLD)   Conference ballroom Thursday afternoon (Limit 1)
Podium signage during Thursday afternoon sessions
Branded notebook and pen for participants of Thursday afternoon sessions (to be provided by sponsor)
$500 (SOLD)
Vendor Showcase Booth (Limit 15)
Booth display in conference area
$1,500 (2 LEFT)   Conference ballroom Friday morning (Limit 1)
Podium signage during Friday morning sessions
Branded notebook and pen for participants of Friday morning sessions (to be provided by sponsor)
$500 (SOLD)
Conference bag (Limit 1)
Prominent logo placement as exclusive sponsor
$1,500 (SOLD)   Conference bag promotional item (Multiple sponsors)
Add your branded give-away item to the participants’ conference bag (items provided by sponsors)
$500
Charging Station – Thursday (Limit 1)
Prominent logo placement as exclusive sponsor
$750 (SOLD)   Charging Station – Friday (Limit 1)
Prominent logo placement as exclusive sponsor
$750 (SOLD)

In addition to your company’s individual selection(s), sponsors of all levels will receive the following:

  • Logo placement on event communications
  • Interactive logo on the NIRI-Houston SWC event page
  • Logo on conference presentation in the main ballroom
  • One conference registrant for every $2,500 spent on sponsorship items

If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact Sanjay Lad by e-mail.