Sponsorship

World Trade and Convention Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia
November 19-22, 2017

Become a Sponsor

Leaders in international education from across Canada and around the world will be in Halifax November 19-22, 2017 at CBIE’s Annual Conference. Don’t miss this opportunity to highlight your organization as a leader and innovator in the field.

  • Expose your brand and showcase your services
  • Build new contacts and develop new partnerships
  • Reach presidents, vice-presidents, directors, faculty and student advisors of international offices from schools, colleges, institutes and universities
  • Access to over 850 delegates from over 30 countries
  • Expand your knowledge of the sector
  • Get the most recent intelligence, trends and developments in international education

Sponsorship Opportunities

Premier Sponsor (Exclusive) SOLD

As the Premier Sponsor, receive the highest level of exposure at CBIE’s 51st Annual Conference. Connect with delegates at the new exhibit floor lounge, through an education session in a private boardroom, and with a lunch speaking opportunity.
$25,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Five (5) regular Conference passes (with social evening). Discount code for additional passes upon request.
  • Complimentary double exhibit space (premium location).
  • Sponsorship of the new lounge space in the exhibition hall. Delegates will really appreciate this conveniently located lounge space in the middle of the exhibit hall. Includes branded overhead signage and floor decals promoting the lounge.
  • Complimentary 1-hour slot in the new Customer Connections Boardroom to host demos, meetings, education sessions, or meet and greets with delegates.
  • Press release by CBIE announcing premier sponsor, sent to CBIE members.
  • A two (2) minute speaking opportunity or video played at the Monday lunch (script/video to be approved by CBIE).
  • Announcement of sponsorship in opening remarks at the Conference.
  • A table reserved exclusively for your company and guests in the main ballroom for plenary sessions, lunches, and the social evening.
  • Invitation to the Conference hospitality suite for a reception in honour of CBIE’s major sponsors.
  • Dedicated slide thanking sponsor rotating on screens in main ballroom.
  • One (1) full-page colour advertisement on the inside front cover of the Conference program guide.
  • Announcement of sponsorship through CBIE’s social media channels.
  • Recognition as a sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Attendee list shared 2 weeks and 1 week prior to the Conference and after the Conference.

Diamond Package

  • Four (4) regular Conference passes (with social evening). Discount code for additional passes upon request.
  • Complimentary exhibit space (prime location).
  • One (1) full-page colour advertisement in the Conference program guide.
  • Invitation to the Conference hospitality suite for a reception in honour of CBIE’s major sponsors.
  • Slide thanking sponsor rotating on screens in main ballroom.
  • Announcement of sponsorship through CBIE’s social media channels.
  • Recognition as a sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Attendee list shared 1 week prior to the Conference and after the Conference.

$15,500

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Gold Package

  • Three (3) regular Conference passes (with social evening). Discount code for additional passes upon request.
  • Complimentary exhibit space (prime location).
  • One (1) half-page colour advertisement in the Conference program guide.
  • Invitation to the hospitality suite for a reception in honour of CBIE’s major sponsors.
  • Slide thanking sponsor rotating on screens in main ballroom.
  • Announcement of sponsorship through CBIE’s social media channels.
  • Recognition as a sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Attendee list shared 1 week prior to the Conference and after the Conference.

$10,500

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Silver Package

  • Two (2) regular Conference passes (with social evening). Discount code for additional passes upon request.
  • Complimentary exhibit space.
  • One (1) quarter-page colour advertisement in the Conference program guide.
  • Slide thanking sponsor rotating on screens in main ballroom.
  • Recognition as a sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.
  • Profile on CBIE’s Conference App (includes company description, link to company website, and social media links).
  • Attendee list shared 1 week prior to the Conference and after the Conference.

$5,500

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Items and Events

*For the sponsorship of items and events, your company logo will be featured as a Diamond, Gold, Silver, or Bronze-level sponsor, based on the value of the sponsorship item. The sponsorship benefits include those identified under each item or event. The benefits of the traditional Silver, Gold or Diamond Sponsor Packages above are not applied.

“I had an amazing trip back home. I met up with my friends and spent most of my time with my family. Thank you again for letting me have such a great holiday.”

– Faye (winner of 2016’s Home for the Holidays)

Home for the Holidays
Lead sponsor: Promotional video & student flight (Exclusive) SOLD

*Sponsorship available until June 1st, 2017*

Help a deserving international student travel home for the holidays, an experience many international students are unable to afford. The sponsorship will be promoted by a short video and your company will be front and centre as the student shares his/her excitement about this amazing opportunity.
$16,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Exclusive video featuring the recipient and the sponsor, including interview with sponsoring company.
  • Logo and verbal recognition of the sponsor in the video.
  • Possible video footage at company location (depending on location).
  • Sponsor recognition and video played at the Conference.
  • Video will be posted on CBIE’s website and rolled out through CBIE’s social media channels for 3 months after the Conference.
  • One (1) regular Conference pass (with social evening).
  • Company logo featured prominently on CBIE’s Home for the Holidays webpage.
  • Company logo on contest material and promotion sent by CBIE to member institutions.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Diamond-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

Home for the Holidays
NEW – Supporting sponsor: Student flight (Unlimited)

*Sponsorship available until June 1st, 2017*

Help a deserving international student travel home for the holidays, an experience many international students are unable to afford. Your sponsorship will support the purchase of a round trip ticket for one student to travel to his/her home country. The student will be selected through CBIE’s video contest.
$5,500

+ Details of benefits

  • Company logo next to the winning student’s profile on CBIE’s Home for the Holidays webpage.
  • Company logo on contest material and promotion sent by CBIE to member institutions.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

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Social Evening: An East Coast Celebration SOLD

Tuesday, November 21

This year we are switching things up a bit. Rather than the traditional gala evening, CBIE is hosting an East Coast Celebration, kitchen party style. An informal and casual evening, delegates will come to mingle and relax around great food and an assortment of entertainment. Showcase your company at one of the Conference’s biggest evenings – east coast style!
$10,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Opportunity to address delegates at the evening event with a two (2) minute video and/or speech (approved by CBIE).
  • One (1) regular Conference pass (with social evening ticket).
  • Five (5) additional social evening tickets.
  • Your sponsorship acknowledged in the opening remarks of the evening.
  • A sign with your logo at the entrance to the ballroom, provided by CBIE.
  • Reserved seating in the main ballroom for the social evening.
  • Your logo on a rolling screen in main ballroom throughout the evening.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Gold-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site during the conference.

Conference App SOLD

The Conference app is the central hub for delegates to connect, build their schedule, stay up to date on conference events, and receive important updates throughout the week. Put your company logo in the palms of over 800 delegates.
$7,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Recognition as the official sponsor of the app with your logo appearing on the app splash page.
  • Logo and ad placement within the app itself and on signage during the Conference.
  • Table sign with sponsor logo at the app help desk.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

Games Lounge – NEW

This fun and interactive games area, located in the exhibition hall, is a great space for delegates to unwind and have some fun between sessions. Delegates will love the chance to try their hand at games like Foosball, table hockey, and Pac-Man. This new activity is sure to be a highlight for delegates!
$8,500

+ Details of benefits

  • Games lounge named after your company.
  • Your logo on banners outside the lounge area, provided by CBIE.
  • One (1) regular Conference pass (with social evening).
  • Opportunity to put banners or promotional material in the games lounge (provided by sponsor).
  • Sponsor recognition in the Conference program, promoting the games lounge.
  • Push notification sent via the Conference App to delegates promoting the games lounge.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Gold-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site during the conference.

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Opening Reception  SOLD

Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Canadian Museum for Immigration at Pier 21

Help kick-off CBIE’s 51st Annual Conference and make a great first impression by sponsoring the official opening reception of the 2017 Conference.
$6,500

+ Details of benefits

  • One (1) regular Conference pass.
  • Push notification and welcome message from sponsor sent to delegates via CBIE’s Conference app the day of the reception.
  • Your sponsorship acknowledged in the opening remarks of the reception.
  • Three (3) poster boards placed throughout the venue featuring graphics of your choice (design provided by sponsor, boards provided by CBIE).
  • Sponsor-branded cocktail napkins on tables throughout the venue.
  • A signature drink promoted at the bar, with the name of your choice (approved by CBIE).
  • Opportunity to hand out branded swag items to delegates at the reception (provided by sponsor).
  • A sign with your logo at the entrance to the reception hall, provided by CBIE.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site during the conference.

CBIE Awards Luncheon – NEW SOLD

Tuesday, November 21

Be the lead sponsor to celebrate and recognize the amazing work being done in the field of international education.
$7,500

+ Details of benefits

  • Two (2) regular conference passes (with social evening).
  • Reserved seating in the main ballroom for the luncheon.
  • Opportunity to present an award.
  • Your logo exclusively on main ballroom screens prior to the start of the luncheon.
  • Your sponsorship acknowledged during the luncheon remarks.
  • Option for exclusive branding — flyer or corporate gift on every table or on every chair during the luncheon (provided by sponsor).
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

Delegate Bag  SOLD

Delegate bags are distributed to all attendees upon check-in at the registration kiosk and are carried throughout the 3-day Conference. A great opportunity for brand promotion and high visibility! Delegate bags provided by CBIE.
$6,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Your company logo (one colour) printed on the co-branded (with CBIE) Conference bag.
  • Opportunity to include the exclusive promotional insert in the delegate bag (provided by sponsor). No other sponsor inserts will be included.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

Keynote/Plenary (3 2 opportunities)

Get noticed in 2017! There is no better way to increase your company’s profile than by associating your company name with one or more of the amazing keynote speakers/plenary sessions we are featuring in 2017.
$6,000

+ Details of benefits

  • One (1) regular Conference pass (with social evening).
  • Your logo exclusively on main ballroom screens prior to the keynote address announcing you as the keynote/plenary sponsor.
  • Your sponsorship acknowledged in remarks introducing the speaker(s).
  • Option for exclusive branding — flyer or corporate gift on every table or on every chair during the plenary (provided by sponsor).
  • Your logo next to the sponsored keynote/plenary in the Conference program guide.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

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Lanyards SOLD

Worn by all delegates for the duration of the Conference, this high visibility item will put your brand front and center! Lanyards provided by CBIE.
$5,500

+ Details of benefits

  • Your company name and logo printed on the Conference lanyard, co-branded with CBIE.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

Photo Contest   SOLD

CBIE’s annual photo contest is a visual portrayal of the personal and professional transformative experience of learning in a new country. Promoted to students and institutions across the country, this is a fun and easy way to get your company’s brand in front of hundreds of Canadian and international students in Canada.
$5,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Sponsor featured prominently on CBIE’s contest webpage.
  • Logo featured in the promotion of the contest through CBIE’s social medial channels, website and membership networks.
  • One (1) quarter-page colour advertisement in the Conference program guide.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site during the conference.

Wi-Fi  SOLD

Help delegates stay connected – be the Conference’s exclusive Wi-Fi sponsor. A critical, must-have element of the Conference, over 800 delegates will be typing in your company name to connect to the Conference’s Wi-Fi.
$5,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Customize the password for CBIE’s Conference Wi-Fi, e.g. your company name.
  • Delegates are re-directed to your company’s web page after logging in.
  • Wi-Fi information cards with password (business card size) available at registration desk (optional and provided by sponsor).
  • Recognition in the Conference program guide for Wi-Fi login information.
  • Information about the Wi-Fi login and sponsor recognition on large projection screens in plenary sessions.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

Delegate Lounge – NEW  SOLD

Get maximum exposure by sponsoring the Delegate Lounge area where attendees can relax, check in with the office, charge their devices, and meet with others between sessions. This large, sectioned off area on the third floor of the conference venue, offers a quiet retreat for delegates.
$5,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Signage outside lounge entrance promoting sponsorship and lounge benefits.
  • Opportunity to display company pop-up banners.
  • Opportunity to display/distribute company brochures and/or take-aways.
  • Sponsor recognition in the Conference program, promoting the new lounge.
  • Signage throughout the venue promoting the lounge.
  • One (1) regular Conference pass (with social evening).
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

Water Bottle – NEW  SOLD

Get in on the action by having your brand front and center on our delegate water bottles. Each delegate will receive one as they check in at the Conference. Great visibility and a sustainable way to keep your brand in front of delegates even after the Conference is over. (Water bottles provided by CBIE).
$5,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Your logo (co-branded with CBIE) in one colour on the water bottle.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

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Photo Booth – NEW SOLD

At the Social Evening (Tues. Nov. 21)

This high visibility item is sure to have delegates smiling and posing all night long in front of your logo. A fun and interactive element of the evening, delegates love getting creative and goofy in front of the camera. Print copies are made onsite and will be posted in cubicles and offices across the country long after the conference.
$4,500

+ Details of benefits

  • Your logo (co-branded with CBIE) on the backdrop of the photo booth.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Silver-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

Breakfast
(3 opportunities)

Help delegates start their day off on the right foot. Be the exclusive sponsor of a breakfast and have your promotional material and your team ready to greet delegates.
$3,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Sponsorship announced at that morning’s opening session.
  • Your logo on signage at the breakfast stations, provided by CBIE.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Bronze-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on the on-site sponsor recognition board.

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“The Conference was fantastic this year. I felt it truly reflect the multi-culturalism, warm welcome and strong academic offer that makes Canada one of the top destination for International students.”

– 2016 Conference delegate

Notepad – NEW  SOLD

Placed at every seat in the opening plenary session, the notepad is a great way to provide marketing material while providing a useful tool for attendees.
$3,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Your logo (co-branded with CBIE) on the notepad.
  • Provided to over 800 delegates at the opening plenary.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Bronze-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

Hotel Key Card SOLD

Promote your company to every delegate by branding the host hotel key cards with your logo. An opportunity to introduce your company to delegates before the conference even begins! Cost of key cards included in price.
$3,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Your company name and logo, co-branded with CBIE’s logo, will be printed in colour on the host hotel key cards (one-sided).
  • Sponsor to submit their own artwork for the key card (approved by CBIE).
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Bronze-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the Conference program guide and on-site.

Networking Break
(5 3 opportunities)

Be recognized as the sponsor who provides an extra boost by sponsoring a networking break where delegates can network, take a break, or grab a coffee to recharge.
$2,000

+ Details of benefits

  • Sponsorship announced prior to the networking break.
  • Your logo on signage in the break area, provided by CBIE.
  • Company profile on CBIE’s Conference App.
  • Recognition as a Bronze-level* sponsor on CBIE’s website, in the conference program guide, and on the on-site sponsor recognition board.

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Customer Connections Boardroom – NEW

(10 opportunitiesSOLD)

Book a meeting time today!

Looking for an opportunity to speak one-on-one with key delegates? Do you have a new product or service you are looking to launch? Reserve a one (1) hour customer outreach session during CBIE’s new extended networking breaks and provide conference attendees with an educational presentation. Your session will be promoted on the Conference website and app or can be by invite only. (Session content is subject to pre-approval by CBIE, speakers must be registered).
$500

Download the Prospectus

Click here to download the 2017 Prospectus for Sponsors and Exhibitors in PDF.

Custom Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you have an idea you would like to propose? CBIE welcomes creative ideas that will engage participants and help profile our sponsors. Contact Erica Stewart to discuss how CBIE can help you promote your brand at Canada’s largest international education conference.

Advertising

Floor Decal – NEW

Your logo or approved message on a 24”x24” square floor decal.

Increase awareness of your company by displaying your message or logo on a floor decal on the main pathways of the conference venue. Help drive traffic to your booth; share your hashtag; or reinforce your logo. Attendees will be reminded of your company each time they walk past your logo.
$1,000

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Take your promotion to the next level. Put an advertisement in the Conference program to help increase your visibility and drive traffic to your website or exhibit space.

Position and Size Specifications Price
Centerfold double-page spread 8.5” x 11” (x2) $3,500
Outside back cover  – SOLD 8.5” x 11” $2,500
Inside back cover 8.5” x 11” $2,000
Front of centerfold 8.5” x 11” $2,000
Back of centerfold 8.5” x 11” $2,000
Full page 8.5” x 11” $1,500
Half page (horizontal) 8” x 5.375” $1,250
Quarter page (vertical) 3.875” x 5.375” $1,050

All advertisements are in colour. Full page (trim size 8.5″ x 11″ plus 1/8″ bleed on all sides).

Ads to be submitted as high resolution pdf files to AHajjar@cbie.ca by October 20, 2017. For additional information about advertising opportunities, please contact Alissar Hajjar 613-237-4820, ext. 210.

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Dates to Remember

Starting July 3
Enter your company profile on the Conference app
October 20
Last day to submit your advertisement design (if applicable) for final Conference program
November 3
Last day to request delegate substitution for sponsors and exhibitors
TBC
Shipping date for exhibitor materials to Conference venue
November 19, 1:30 – 4:30 PM Exhibit set-up
November 22, 1:30 – 4:00 PM Exhibit tear-down
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Testimonials

``Can't believe what great contacts I made- super networking experience!``- 2016 Conference participant
``The Conference was fantastic this year. I felt it truly reflect the multi-culturalism, warm welcome and strong academic offer that makes Canada one of the top destination for International students.``- 2016 Conference participant
``The conference gets better and better every year.``- 2015 Conference sponsor
```{`I liked most`}` the diversity of participants coming from all education levels as well as the participation of international attendees.``- 2016 Conference participant
``All the key players were there.``- 2016 Conference participant

Thank you to our Sponsors

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