Partnership Opportunities

Partnering with Marinas24 provides your business with a variety of opportunities to promote, engage and build awareness with the key industry influencers, as they gather in one location for the two days. The added exposure leading up to Marinas24 will make your business top of mind for those attending and build name recognition across the wider industry.

Partnership Opportunities available for Marinas24 are detailed below. Email for more information.

Gala Dinner Naming Rights

The Gala Dinner will be held at The Howard Smith Wharves. The sooner this opportunity is taken up, the sooner the marketing of the Gala Dinner becomes yours.

  • Naming Rights to the event
  • Representative to provide the Gala Dinner Welcome speech. 5-minute promotional video may be shown at this time.
  • Opportunity to provide branding at the event, including banners, branded centrepieces, other theming, delegate seat gift.
  • MC will recognise the Gala Dinner sponsor prior to conference close.
  • Delegate satchel inclusion.
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Forecourt Display

An opportunity to display large, branded product/machinery on the forecourt of The Plaza of the RICC for the duration of Marinas24.
This area lends itself to an impressive display space for pontoons, gangways and machinery such as forklifts.

As the venue for the Welcome Cocktail Party, exhibitors are invited to position product for delegates to view while enjoying a drink on Sunday evening, or on entry or departure from the venue each day.

  • Product display space for the duration of the event
  • Event MC will recognise those businesses and their products being displayed on the night.
  • Exhibitors that have product that may be able to be used as a branded stage for the MC to speak from, maybe interested in the Branded Opportunity.
  • This opportunity is open only to Marinas24 Exhibitors.
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Breakout Room Naming Rights

The conference program has been designed to allow delegates to choose between two session streams. These sessions will be held in two breakout rooms at the RICC. An opportunity exists to attach your brand name to the breakout room.

  • Naming rights for the breakout room, your brand will be mentioned in all communications, promotions and venue signage when mentioning the location for the session stream. ie: The Bellingham Marine Room, The Repco Room
  • Partners may, using their own resources erect additional branding at the entrance and within the breakout room for the duration of the conference.
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Happy Hour

The Happy Hour sponsor is always remembered by delegates as the ‘sponsor of fun’ as it is one of the conference highlights!

  • Naming rights to the Happy Hour
  • MC will announce your sponsorship of the Happy Hour prior to closing the day’s conferencing.
  • Opportunity to address the delegates prior to conclusion of the conference on Day 1.
  • Opportunity for service staff to wear branded aprons, hand out branded napkins.
  • Sponsors may, using their own resources, erect additional branding banners (up to 4) for the duration of the Happy Hour.
  • Involvement in the draw of the lucky door prizes.
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Monday Night Dinner Venue

After the Happy Hour on Monday Night the Paddock Bar at the Rydges Hotel, has been booked for the exclusive use of Marinas24 delegates.

  • Branding opportunities and continued exposure in the venue
  • MC will direct guests to the venue and announce your support of the venue for the evening.
  • Opportunity for service staff to wear branded aprons, hand out branded napkins.
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Morning & Afternoon Tea Breaks

A great way to establish brand presence.

  • Recognition & thanks from the MC prior to the tea break.
  • Opportunity to address delegates for up to 2 mins prior to the break.
  • Logo on tea break signage.
  • Partners may, using their own resources, erect additional branding banners (up to 4) for the duration of the break.
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Be recognised as a leading industry supplier by establishing your brand presence.

  • Recognition & thanks from the MC prior to the lunch break.
  • Opportunity to address delegates for up to 3 mins prior to the break.
  • Logo on lunch break signage.
  • Partners may, using their own resources, erect additional branding banners (up to 4) for the duration of the break.
  • Opportunity to provide a lucky prize draw at the lunch.
  • Opportunity to distribute material in the conference rooms for delegates as they return to the rooms post lunch break.
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Certified Marina Manager’s Lunch (Sunday)

The annual Certified Marina Manager’s meeting is held on the Sunday prior to Marinas24. Certified Members are experienced marina professionals who have attained Global Marina Institute qualifications. Attendance is usually 30-40 senior members of the marina industry.

  • Provide a 2 minute address to the group at lunch.
  • Join the group for lunch.
  • Branding on the meeting agenda.
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Barista Coffee Cart

A great way to draw a crowd to your booth & have delegates queuing to meet you.

  • This opportunity is open only to Marinas24 exhibitors.
  • A coffee machine parked next to your booth with coffee made by a professional barista.
  • Branded compostable coffee cups
  • Branded apron
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Business Hospitality Lounge Partner

Position your brand as a leader in the provision of hospitality service. Welcome delegates to your lounge, providing opportunities for an out of the way meeting, a quiet working space or somewhere to relax and unwind..

  • Your choice of naming of the Lounge.
  • Provision of a meeting room to furnish & fit out as you see fit and in a way that represents your brand.
  • A full-page ad in the Marinas24 handbook
  • Signage at the lounge entry – 2×1.2m pull up banners.
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Hydration Station

Reusable water bottles to be provided to delegates for their use for the duration of the event (sponsor funded). Delegates will refill their bottles at the branded Hydration Station..

  • Opportunity to provide branded water bottles to delegates which will be given on registration.
  • Further use the opportunity to put a ‘message in the bottle’!
  • Hydration station will be named and branded with your company branding.
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Conference App Partner

Ideally suited to a business in the ‘Tech space’, the Conference App will be used by delegates to explore conference content, respond to surveys, or vote on presentations.

  • App co-branded with Marinas24
  • A full page advertisement of the app will feature in the program with your co-branding.
  • Co-branded ‘table talkers’ will be placed around the conference venue which will include QR codes to enable fast download of the app.
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Transport Partner

Bus transfers will be provided for delegates to and from the Rydges to the Gala Dinner and the Study Tour. The Study tour transfers generally involve 1/3 of the delegates who are focused on inspecting marinas and boatyards. The tour will involve a number of transfers throughout the day.

  • App co-branded with Marinas24
  • Naming rights to the transport will be yours and the transfer referred to accordingly in all promotional material. Eg: The Bellingham Bus; the Superior Shuttle etc
  • Opportunity to place information on each seat of the bus and brand the bus in other ways.
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Satchel Partner

The MIA would like to provide delegates with a carry bag or satchel to carry material that they acquire at the conference. In the interests of environmental sustainability, the MIA will consider proposals that are recyclable and/or truly re-useable keepsakes. We wish to avoid single use or cheaper alternatives that are generally discarded post conference.

Consideration will be given to basic calico type bags to high quality, keepsake satchels.

The MIA will consider co-funding the latter.

  • Co-branding of satchel.
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Lanyard Partner

Wrap your company name around everyone’s neck! This is one of the most visible branding opportunities available at the conference. Each time delegates meet; they see your brand.

  • Branded lanyards provided to every delegate upon registration.
  • Delegates are required to wear their lanyard and name badge for the duration of the conference and at events.
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Satchel Insert

Place a small gift, or product information into the satchel to create a long-lasting impression.

350-400 pieces will be required to be delivered up to four weeks prior to the event.

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Plenary Drop

Targeted opportunities to ensure your information & brand reaches each delegate. Items required up to seven days prior to the commencement of the conference.

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Wifi Sponsor

Become our exclusive WIFI sponsor for the conference and get your brand in front of a diverse audience while supporting seamless connectivity for attendees.

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