Other Sponsorship Opportunities
Gold Package Benefits included the following:
- Recognition as a major sponsor of the Conference, with priority branding below Diamond & Platinum sponsors*
- Exclusive branding of a unique aspect of the Conference (see specific packages following)
- Opportunity for a Senior Director to deliver a conference presentation within a Program Room
- Optional Inclusion with all Gold packages: Provision of space for a 2m x 3m Exhibition Booth in the Shenzhen segment of the Conference, in a good position (NOTE: This was different for Gold + Exhibition Suite sponsors, whose exclusive element of sponsorship was an extended exhibition suite area, rather than a booth).
- 4 complimentary Conference-only registrations (note: these needed to incorporate the company’s speaker registration, $5,600 value)
- Opportunity to include a project in the “2016 Conference Skyline”, which was used in all Conference graphics and documentation, as well as used in the Conference Poster for international dissemination / promotion both during and after the conference
- 5 copies of the “2016 Conference Skyline” poster ($100 value)
- Advance logo recognition on Conference website sponsor section, with web link
- Logo included in pre-conference promotional adverts in the CTBUH Journal and other media outputs
- CTBUH support of sponsor-created e-blasts that were sent out promoting sponsor’s involvement in the event (e.g. supplying conference graphics etc)
- Company logo on Conference stage backdrops and venue pop-ups
- Logo on walk-in/out slide loop at Conference opening and closing sessions
- Recognition in Conference on-site program, including logo
- Promotion to media and press outlets as a major supporter of the Conference
- Opportunity to place company material on combined sponsor table at the Conference (if not exhibiting)
- Sponsor designation on name badge ribbons
- Logo and coverage of the sponsor’s conference involvement (e.g. speaker contribution) included in the post-conference publication that was produced and physically distributed internationally after the event
- Complimentary CTBUH Organizational membership at “Donor” Level for 1 year (note: for new members only. $3,000 value)
See the Gold Sponsor benefits in the table at the bottom of this page.
Gold + Exhibition Suite: US$50,000**
Gold Package (including Exhibition Booth): US$50,000**
Gold Package (excluding Exhibition Booth): US$40,000**
Gold + Exhibition Suite
One Gold sponsor had the chance to exhibit in an extended “suite” area, rather than just through an exhibition “booth” in the Shenzhen segment of the Conference.
Gold + Conference Bags Package
Every Conference attendee was given a high-quality delegate bag upon arrival at registration, containing the proceedings and other important documentation. This bag was carried by attendees throughout the event and is also used by many afterwards. In addition to the standard Gold benefits listed above, the Conference Bags Sponsor thus enjoyed exposure of the company brand through the inclusion of their logo on the delegate bags: a proven method to promote your company to all experts, speakers and delegates in attendance.
Gold + CTBUH Journal Package
Every conference attendee was given a copy of the special conference issue of the CTBUH Journal, which was themed on the conference. In addition to the Gold benefits listed above, the CTBUH Journal Package sponsor enjoyed being recognized as the sole sponsor of the Journal issue, with their logo on the cover of the Journal and a relevant paper or case study contained within. This Journal was distributed to the entire CTBUH membership globally, as well as to all conference attendees, thus ensuring a very high level of international exposure after, as well as during, the event.
Gold + Delegate Bag Insert
Every Conference attendee received a delegate bag containing the proceedings and other important documentation. The Delegate Bag Insert sponsor provided a significant giveaway in the bag, which was a high quality and useful item. Through branding of this item, then, the Delegate Bag Insert sponsor was promoted to every delegate.
Gold + Digital / Cellphone Charging Station
Every conference attendee had access to e-mail and Internet during the Conference through the “digital station”; laptop computers at fixed stations in a prominent location within the Conference exhibition which also offered cellphone charging. The sponsor of this package was recognized as the exclusive sponsor of this delegate benefit, with their logo branded at each station and within the digital-station area.
Gold + Lunch Packages (5 No.)
There were five lunches held in conjunction with the Conference, in Shenzhen (Monday & Tuesday), Guangzhou (Wednesday), and Hong Kong (Thursday & Friday) respectively. Five Gold + Lunch Sponsors were thus sought. In addition to the Gold sponsor benefits listed above, each Gold + Lunch Sponsor enjoyed exclusive branding of one lunch through signage on buffet tables, high-top tables, and through the relevant walk-in /-out slide loop and chair announcements immediately before the lunch.
Gold + Name Badge Lanyards Package
A Conference name badge was worn by every attendee, with the lanyard (neck string/strap) occupying a prominent position around every delegate’s neck. The Name Badge Lanyard Sponsor thus enjoyed a high degree of brand visibility during the Conference through the inclusion of their logo displayed on the lanyard, together with the CTBUH logo.
Gold + Research Funding Package
The CTBUH Research Division supports quality international research into relevant aspects of tall buildings and urban habitat. Drawing on the successes of similar annual initiatives held since 2012, during 2016 a “call for research funding submissions” was made, with one project awarded seed funding of $20,000, which was announced, by the sponsor, during the Conference. The Gold + Research Funding Sponsor was be recognized as the sole supporter of this initiative internationally, receiving recognition both at the Conference itself and in connection with the research project afterwards. The sponsor also nominated a representative to sit on the judging committee.
Gold + Student Design Competition Package
The CTBUH holds an annual student tall building design competition, which attracts hundreds of entries from universities around the world. In 2016, the competition was linked into the Shenzhen / Guangzhou / Hong Kong Conference, with the best projects displayed and the final judging occurring at the conference itself. The Gold + Student Competition Sponsor received sole recognition internationally for support of this initiative, with sponsor funds also supporting $20,000 of competition prize money / conference attendance support for student finalists. The sponsor nominated a representative to sit on the judging committee, and announced the winners during the conference.
Gold + Student Design Studio Package
Each year the CTBUH conducts a design research project with students of architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, or at one of the other premier institutes of learning around the world. The students usually travel overseas to study the sponsor’s site/project, upon which the design research is based, or an aspect of globalization or technology. In addition to the Gold benefits listed above, the Gold + Student Research Sponsor received sole recognition internationally for support of this initiative – including input on determining the research subject – with $20,000 of sponsor funds supporting student travel and other studio expenses.
Gold + Student Research Project
The CTBUH annual student research competition requires students, preferably working in groups under the direction of an academic professor, to focus on a relevant research question, and create an engaging “output” as a response. $20,000 of funding was awarded to a single student group, to be creatively used in undertaking the research and creating the output. The focus of the 2016 competition was “Tall Building Performance.” The winning project was announced, by the sponsor, during the Conference. The Gold + Student Research Project Sponsor was recognized as the sole supporter of this initiative internationally, receiving recognition both at the Conference itself and in connection with the research project afterwards. The sponsor also nominated a representative to sit on the judging committee.
Gold + Tall Buildings Survey Package
Each year the CTBUH conducts a survey / quiz on tall buildings at its annual conference, which often leads to a piece of commissioned research afterwards. This survey was undertaken by delegates and was also promoted to all CTBUH members and contacts globally after the conference, thus ensuring a high degree of brand exposure to not only attendees at the conference itself, but to the whole CTBUH network. The sponsor was involved in determining the theme and questions for the survey, and can use the findings in their own corporate output.
Every Conference attendee was given a USB drive containing all the papers and presentations delivered at the Conference, plus other important documentation. This USB drive was carried by attendees throughout the event and, importantly, also continues to be used by delegates as a normal USB drive long after the event has ended. In addition to the Gold benefits listed above the USB Drives Sponsor – with its logo imprinted on one side of the device, and company information on the drive itself – enjoyed promotion of the company both at the Conference, and in delegates’ offices throughout the world afterwards.
Gold + VIP Lounge
All speakers, session chairs, and VIPs at the conference had access to the VIP Lounge, which is an exclusive room for high-level networking and other business transactions. In addition to the Gold benefits listed above, the VIP Lounge Package Sponsor enjoyed being recognized as the sole sponsor of the VIP Lounge, with their branding and materials contained within the space (subject to graphic approval from CTBUH). In addition, the sponsor was allowed to nominate five (5) additional conference delegates to have access to this room. The package was aimed at those who see benefit in projecting their brand to the highest-seniority representatives attending the conference.
*Note: Each sponsorship package included an element of exclusive sponsorship of a unique aspect of the Conference, so in some specific events/aspects, not all sponsor logos were included
**Note: Sponsorship fee was net of all taxes and fees. Any taxes and fees needed to be paid by the sponsor.
Other Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsor Benefit Table
|Gold + Exhibition|
|Gold + Specific Package|
(0 Still Available)
US $50,000 net*
(0 Still Available)
US $50,000 net* – with exhibition booth
US $40,000 net* – without exhibition booth
|Sponsor Branding Priority||3rd Highest Priority||3rd Highest Priority|
|Exclusive Sponsorship||Exhibition Suite||Various Packages|
|Complimentary Registrations (conference only)||4 ($5,600 value)||4 ($5,600 value)|
|Presentation or Speaker within Panel||1 Presentation||1 Presentation|
|Exhibition (if desired)||Area for Exhibition Suite|
(varies in size)
|Optional Area for Exhibition Booth
(2 m x 3 m)
|Nominate Skyscraper for Conference Skyline / Graphics / Poster||✓||✓|
|Copies of Conference Poster||5||5|
|Promotion through Media/Press Outlets||✓||✓|
|Logo in Pre-Conference Adverts in CTBUH Journal and Other Media Inputs||✓||✓|
|Company E-Blast Support (Including Graphics and Skyline)||✓||✓|
|Logo and Conference Involvement Included in Post-Conference Report, Distributed Internationally||✓||✓|
|Material on General Sponsor Table (Note: Only for those without exhibition or program room)||✓|
|Logo on Stage Backdrop & Venue Signage||✓||✓|
|Logo on Walk-in/out Slide Loop||✓||✓|
|Logo on Web Sponsor / Exhibitor Section||✓||✓|
|Recognition in Conference Program||✓||✓|
|Special Designation on Name Badges||Sponsor||Sponsor|
|CTBUH Membership (1 year, for new members only)||Donor|
*Sponsorship fee is net of all taxes and fees. Any taxes and fees need to be paid by the sponsor.