Sponsorships

Generate excitement for your products and services and increase your long-term exposure by sponsoring an event at UNITECR 2013, the 13th Biennial Worldwide Congress on Refractories. Expected attendance is 800 refractory industry colleagues from around the world. To guarantee the maximum exposure for your sponsorship support, make your selection today and your company could soon be listed on the meeting website. Review the detailed list below of opportunities below, or download the UNITECR’13 Flyer. To reserve a sponsorship, please contact Rob Crolius, The Refractories Institute, at +1 412-244-1880 or Nancy Bunt, Kerneos Inc., +1 757-284-3277.

Leadership Donors

Opportunities from US $20,000 and above.
These premier donors provide leadership support and are partners in the success of the Congress. They are provided high-level recognition and visibility on a continuing basis, including:

  • Special designation as a leadership sponsor in all sponsorship mechanisms, including meeting website, signage, and printed media
  • Linked logo on the homepage of the conference website, plus linked logo on interior pages
  • Full page advertisement in Conference Guide
  • Logo included on full page Sponsor Acknowledgement in Conference Guide
  • Full page advertisement in Conference Proceedings on USB Flash Drive
  • Prominent signage with logo at the chosen sponsored event
  • Logo on Leadership Donor meter board sign at Registration
  • Opportunity to place one item in conference bag
  • Complimentary conference registration for three company employees

Select from these Sponsorship Opportunities:

WELCOME RECEPTION | Sponsored by Kerneos SA

CELEBRATORY BANQUET | $25,000 (Co-sponsoring starting at $15,000)
Thursday September 12, 201

The Celebratory Banquet is held at Crystal Gardens in the Conference Center. It is an opportunity to socialize and relax with refractory colleagues. Food, beverage and entertainment will be provided. FIRE diplomas will be awarded.

Recognition: The sponsor will have prominent signage at the ceremony, including the organization logo highly visible at the entrance and in the room itself and verbal acknowledgement during the opening ceremony on Wednesday morning.

Conference Supporters

Opportunities from US $5,000 to US$20,000.
Select from sponsorship opportunities at contribution levels at US $5,000 to US $20,000.
Sponsors receive the following recognition in addition to any specific visibility that may be associated with the event:

  • Linked logo on the front page of the conference website plus linked logo on interior pages
  • Half page advertisement in Conference Guide
  • Logo included on full page Sponsor Acknowledgement in Conference Guide
  • Prominent signage with logo at the sponsored event
  • Acknowledgment in the sponsor meter board, located at Registration

AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT | $ 15,000
Support this vital educational component of the Congress. LCD projectors in all technical sessions enhance presentations on the latest developments in the field of operations research and related disciplines.

Recognition: The sponsor will have prominent signage at the lecture rooms and its logo will be the screen saver.

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIA – CORROSION AND CASTABLE SHORT COURSE SPONSORSHIP | Sponsored by ANH

USB FLASH DRIVE SPONSOR | Sponsored by Imerys

CONFERENCE BAG | Sponsored by Almatis

CONFERENCE LUNCHEONS | $12,000 per event (2 luncheons available) Sponsored by Almatis
Sponsor high visibility lunch in the exhibit hall during one of the three conference days.

Recognition: The sponsor will have prominent signage at the registration area and chosen luncheon event.

NAME BADGE LANYARD| Sponsored by Calucem

MOBILE APP| $5,000
Put your logo on the banner in the mobile app. Provides lasting visibility for your company and your affiliation with refractory professionals

Recognition: The sponsor will have prominent signage at the registration area.

NOTEPADS AND PENS | Sponsored by Krosaki Harima

REFRESHMENT BREAKS | $5,000 (1 break available) Sponsored by Virginia Kyanite, Christy Minerals, C-E Minerals, Aluchem
Be there and be recognized when attendees flock  to the refreshment buffets for coffee, tea and soft drinks.

SPEAKERS AND SESSION CHAIR BREAKFASTS | $ 5,000 per session – multiple sponsors invited
Be there and be recognized when speakers meet each morning prior to the technical sessions.

Recognition: The sponsor will have its logo/signage placed visibly in the room at the sponsored breakfast.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN REFRACTORIES RECEPTION | Sponsored by ACerS Refractory Ceramics Division

INTERNET CAFÉ | $8,000
Logo and signage in computer room and on screen savers (10 computers).

Other Opportunities

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE BAG | $1,000 per item
Provide one, 8.5 in. by 11 in. product promotion sheet—flat or folded—for inclusion in the conference bag, which every attendee receives.

Recognition: The sponsor will have its logo/signage placed visibly near the sponsored break.

The organizing committee will consider additional sponsorship proposals which would contribute to the success of the conference. For example, organizations not positioned to subscribe for a major sponsorship might be willing to help sponsor the participation of a student.