Support PDI-POA as a Sponsor

Our Association welcomes sponsors at a variety of levels to support our educational and professional development programming. Sponsorship packages offer visibility among the international membership of PDI-POA, as well as non-members who attend webinars and our Annual International Protocol Education Forum. Sponsors are also featured throughout Association communication channels, including social media, direct email communications, and website promotion.


Why sponsor PDI-POA?

Being a sponsor of PDI-POA will increase the scope of your market and the value to your company. Corporate sponsorship provides you with an opportunity to reach institutional and corporate decision makers. It creates an ideal venue to interact with professionals interested in the newest products and services. PDI-POA offers several sponsorship options with an array of valuable benefits to your company.

As a corporate sponsor of PDI-POA, you will receive visibility through marketing and communication channels throughout the year, including but not limited to the following PDI-POA outlets:

  • Website
  • Social media channels
  • Annual International Protocol Education Forum
  • Webinars
  • Networking events
  • The Protocol Brief quarterly newsletter

Who are the members of PDI-POA?

PDI-POA is a vibrant, growing, and engaged community of protocol professionals from across a wide range of industries: federal, state, and local governments; military; diplomatic; academia; corporate; non-profit; civic institutions; consultants and trainers; and more. While PDI-POA members are primarily located in North America, the more than 400 members reside in and represent over 30 countries on five continents. 

A Local & Worldwide Reach

The members of PDI-POA are predominately from North America, but the Association's reach is world-wide.  

  • 74% are from the United States. 
  • 9% are from Canada.  
  • 17% come from: Cayman Islands, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mali, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Members are Decision Makers

Members of PDI-POA are decision makers who purchase gifts, goods, and services. Some work in an office of one. Others are part of a protocol team influencing every decision made at their events, visits and ceremonies. 

The most frequently occurring job title is Protocol Officer, Protocol Manager, or Protocol Specialist.  These three titles and their variations cover about 13% of our members.  

Other frequently held job titles among our members include: Chief of Protocol, Deputy Chief of Protocol, Chief of Staff, Director of Events, Director of Ceremonies, Director of International Relations, Event Coordinator, Executive Director of Protocol & Events, Head of Protocol & VIP Management, Manager of Protocol and Events, Manager of Protocol and Customer Relations, Professor (and its variations), Social Secretary to the Ambassador, Special Events Coordinator, Vice President Events, and Visits Officer.

Where PDI-POA Members Serve

Members of PDI-POA serve in industries including the following:

  • Airports
  • Armed services and defense
  • Associations and organizations
  • Corporate and finance
  • Cultural and non-profit institutions
  • Diplomacy
  • Economic development
  • Government: national, state and provincial, local
  • Hospitality and customer relations
  • Protocol and etiquette consulting and training
  • Research
  • Universities and colleges

Sponsorship packages

The sponsorship packages for the 2022 Fiscal Year (1 September 2021-31 August 2022) are below (all sponsorship rates are in US dollars).

Ambassador: $25,000

  • Three complimentary registrations to the 2022 International Protocol Education Forum.
  • Three 6' tables with chairs in the Forum Vendor Hall
  • Electronic list of Forum registrants with contact information, received six weeks in advance of the forum with weekly updates.
  • Premier logo placement in sponsorship listing on Forum conference app
  • Premier logo placement in sponsorship listing on Forum electronic slides shown between sessions
  • Your name/organization name listed as an Ambassador Level sponsor at the annual general membership meeting.
  • Premier logo placement, website link, and company description on the sponsorship page of the PDI-POA website until 31 August 2023.
  • Option to introduce a keynote/plenary speaker during the Forum, with two-minute elevator pitch on your product or services
  • Option to co-present an educational session at the Forum
  • Invitation to reception with Forum attendees
  • Sponsorship of two PDI-POA virtual events during 2022-23
  • Sponsorship of one PDI-POA regional event during 2022-23
  • Sponsorship listing on four PDI-POA member emails during 2022-23
  • Sponsorship listing on two PDI-POA "The Protocol Brief" newsletters during 2022-23
  • Sponsorship listing on PDI-POA social media channels 

Minister: $10,000

  • Three complimentary registrations to the 2022 International Protocol Education Forum.
  • Two 6' tables with chairs in the Forum Vendor Hall
  • Electronic list of Forum registrants with contact information, received three weeks in advance of the forum with weekly updates.
  • Logo placement in sponsorship listing on Forum conference app
  • Logo placement in sponsorship listing on Forum electronic slides shown between sessions
  • Your name/organization name listed as a Minister Level sponsor at the annual general membership meeting.
  • Logo placement, website link, and company description on the sponsorship page of the PDI-POA website until 31 August 2023.
  • Option to co-present an educational session at the Forum
  • Invitation to reception with Forum attendees
  • Sponsorship of one PDI-POA virtual event during 2022-23
  • Sponsorship listing on two PDI-POA member emails during 2022-23
  • Sponsorship listing on one PDI-POA "The Protocol Brief" newsletter during 2022-23
  • Sponsorship listing on PDI-POA social media channels

Counselor: $7500

  • Two complimentary registrations to the 2022 International Protocol Education Forum.
  • Two 6' tables with chairs in the Forum Vendor Hall
  • Electronic list of Forum registrants with contact information, received two weeks in advance of the forum
  • Logo placement in sponsorship listing on Forum conference app
  • Logo placement in sponsorship listing on Forum electronic slides shown between sessions
  • Your name/organization name listed as a Counselor Level sponsor at the annual general membership meeting.
  • Logo placement, website link, and company description on the sponsorship page of the PDI-POA website until 31 August 2023.
  • Invitation to reception with Forum attendees
  • Sponsorship listing on one PDI-POA member email during 2022-23
  • Sponsorship listing on PDI-POA social media channels

Attaché: $5000

  • Two complimentary registrations to the 2022 International Protocol Education Forum.
  • One 6' table with chairs in the Forum Vendor Hall
  • Electronic list of Forum registrants with contact information, received onsite at the Forum.
  • Logo placement in sponsorship listing on Forum conference app
  • Logo placement in sponsorship listing on Forum electronic slides shown between sessions
  • Your name/organization name listed as an Attaché Level sponsor at the annual general membership meeting.
  • Name, website link, and company description on the sponsorship page of the PDI-POA website until 31 August 2023.
  • Invitation to reception with Forum attendees
  • Sponsorship listing on PDI-POA social media channels

Exhibitor: $2500

  • One complimentary registrations to the 2022 International Protocol Education Forum.
  • One 6' table with chairs in the Forum Vendor Hall
  • Electronic list of Forum registrants with contact information, received onsite at the Forum.
  • Name in sponsorship listing on Forum conference app
  • Name in sponsorship listing on Forum electronic slides shown between sessions
  • Your name/organization name listed as an Attaché Level sponsor at the annual general membership meeting.
  • Name, website link, and company description on the sponsorship page of the PDI-POA website until 31 August 2023.
  • Invitation to reception with Forum attendees
  • Sponsorship listing on PDI-POA social media channels

Patron (individual): $500 

  • Name listed on an informational slide during the 2022 General Membership Meeting
  • Name listed on the Patrons list on the PDI-POA website
  • Name listed on Patrons page in 2022 Forum materials.

Table of sponsorship benefits by level

 
Ambassador
Minister
Counselor
Attaché
Exhibitor
Complimentary Forum registration
3 3 2 2 1
6' table and chairs in Forum Vendor Hall
3 2 2 1 1
Electronic list of Forum registrants with contact information
Received six weeks in advance of Forum, with weekly updates Received three weeks in advance of Forum, with weekly updates Received two weeks in advance of Forum (after registration closes) Received onsite at Forum Received onsite at Forum
Sponsorship listing on Forum app
Premier logo placement Logo Logo Logo Name
Sponsorship listing on Forum electronic slides
Premier logo placement Logo Logo Logo Name
Option to introduce a keynote/plenary speaker during Forum (with 2 minute elevator pitch on product or service)
       
Option to co-present an educational session at the Forum
     
Invitation to reception with Forum attendees
Sponsorship of PDI-POA virtual event during 2022-23
2 1      
Sponsorship of PDI-POA regional event during 2022-23
1
       
Sponsorship listing on PDI-POA website
Premier logo placement, website link, company description Logo, website link, company description  Logo, website link, company description Name, website link, company description  
Sponsorship listing on PDI-POA member emails
4 2 1    
Sponsorship listing on PDI-POA newsletter
2 1      
Sponsorship listing on PDI-POA social media channels
   

 

Sponsorship FAQ

What will the promotional messages in PDI-POA member exclusive emails look like?

Your logo, message, and link to your website will be included.  Below is an example of how your logo and information may be presented.Example Sponsor Ad

How will I get to interact with attendees at the International Protocol Education Forum?

Ambassador sponsors will present at a breakout session and introduce a speaker at a plenary session during the Forum. A sponsor exhibition hall will be available to sponsors at the various corporate levels (all levels other than Patron), and sponsors at these levels will receive complimentary registration(s) for one or more of their representatives to attend the Forum, based on the package selected. As attendees of the Forum, they will have access to the attendee roster.

Sponsors at the Exhibitor level and above will be listed in the Forum agenda and on the sponsor appreciation slides shown throughout the Forum. 

How will I get to interact with attendees during virtual events?

Those who select an Ambassador package will be listed as the sponsor for two virtual educational webinars or virtual networking events throughout the year. For the webinars, they will have the opportunity to introduce the speaker(s) and share information about their organization. For the networking events, they will be introduced by the host and will have a specially designated breakout room to meet with attendees and share information about their services. 

If you have any questions about sponsorship, we invite you to contact us at [email protected]