2017 Maryland Cybersecurity Awards Celebration Sponsorship Opportunities

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MD Cybersecurity Awards Celebration Sponsorships

This prestigious annual awards event highlights and celebrates Maryland companies and individuals who have succeeded in protecting businesses or government entities with their innovative cybersecurity products and/or outstanding cybersecurity services; demonstrated exemplary knowledge, expertise, leadership or innovative thinking; and/or made a significant contribution to the cybersecurity industry. One event/year.

Attendees: Commercial companies, government entities and business organizations involved in the cybersecurity industry as well as those that wish to connect with and show support for these companies, entities and organizations. Attendees will also include potential customers for Maryland cybersecurity companies. (Note: The VIP Buddy Pass – described in the sponsorship details below – is designed to ensure this.)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting $10,000 — 2 available, must be from non-competing industries

  • Company name/logo recognition as Presenting Sponsor in all event marketing and promotions including: email invitations and announcements, event page on Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. website; event registration page. Link to company website included where applicable.
  • Company will be included as Presenting Sponsor in all press announcements.
  • Logo on “Step and Repeat” backdrop (photo opportunity for attendees, major marketing opportunity for Sponsor).
  • Logo on welcome signage at event entrance/check-in area. Presenting Sponsor is the only sponsors to be featured on this sign.
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor with opportunity for company representative to briefly address attendees.
  • One representative from company may serve as co-emcee for the awards portion of the event. (Company will share emcee position with second Presenting Sponsor.)
  • Sponsor will be included in the on-stage photo opportunity with each award winner.
  • Company name/logo recognition as Presenting Sponsor on printed agenda/program distributed at event
  • Social media promotion as Presenting Sponsor.
  • Logo on general sponsor signage at event.
  • Logo on rotating PowerPoint presentation at event.
  • Sponsor may exhibit/display/distribute promotional materials at the event.
  • Sponsor will receive contact information for all attendees who have not opted out of contact information being shared with attendees.
  • 8 complimentary event tickets.

Red Carpet $5,000 (multiple available)

  • Company name/logo recognition as Red Carpet Sponsor in all event marketing and promotions including: email invitations and announcements, event page on Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. website; and event registration page. Link to company website included where applicable.
  • Sponsor name will be associated with at least one award category and one representative from Sponsor may announce the award category, all nominees and winner. Categories include: Innovator of the Year, Defender of the Year, Company to Watch, Diversity Trailblazer, Industry Resource and Champion of the Year.
  • Sponsor will be included in the on-stage photo opportunity with designated category award winner.
  • Company name/logo recognition as Red Carpet Sponsor on printed agenda/program distributed at event.
  • Social media promotion as Red Carpet Sponsor.
  • Logo on general sponsor signage at event.
  • Logo on rotating PowerPoint presentation at event.
  • Sponsor may exhibit/display/distribute promotional materials at the event.
  • Sponsor will receive contact information for all attendees who have not opted out of contact information being shared with attendees.
  • 5 complimentary event tickets.

People’s Choice Award Sponsor $5,000 (1 available)

  • Company name/logo recognition as People’s Choice Award Sponsor in all event marketing and promotions including: email invitations and announcements, event page on Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. website; and event registration page. Link to company website included where applicable.
  • Sponsor name will be associated with the People’s Choice award category and one representative from Sponsor may announce the award category, all nominees and winner.
  • Sponsor will be included in the on-stage photo opportunity with award winner.
  • Company name/logo recognition as People’s Choice Award Sponsor on printed agenda/program distributed at event.
  • Social media promotion as People Choice Sponsor.
  • Logo on online People’s Choice Award voting form.
  • Sponsor may opt to have a checkbox included on voting form for voters to receive more info from sponsor, receive special offer from sponsor, etc. This will provide sponsor with email addresses for individuals who could be prospective members/potential customers.
  • Logo on general sponsor signage at event.
  • Logo on rotating PowerPoint presentation at event.
  • Sponsor may exhibit/display/distribute promotional materials at the event.
  • Sponsor will receive contact information for all attendees who have not opted out of contact information being shared with attendees.
  • 5 complimentary event tickets.

Spotlight $2,500 (multiple available)

  • Company name/logo recognition as Spotlight Sponsor in all event marketing and promotions including: email invitations and announcements, event page on Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. website; and event registration page. Link to company website included where applicable.
  • Company name/logo recognition as Spotlight Sponsor on printed agenda/program distributed at event.
  • Social media promotion as Spotlight Sponsor.
  • Logo on general sponsor signage at event.
  • Logo on rotating PowerPoint presentation at event.
  • Recognition as Spotlight Sponsor during program.
  • Sponsor will receive contact information for all attendees who have not opted out of contact information being shared with attendees.
  • 3 complimentary event tickets.

VIP Buddy Pass $2,500 (1 available)

  • Allows 30 complimentary tickets to be available for c-suite level execs (no sales or marketing execs) from non-cyber/non-tech companies to attend at no charge. VIP Buddy Pass recipients = potential customers for MD cybersecurity companies. Sponsors and attendees may submit a request to CAMI for a VIP Buddy Pass for a c-suite exec from a non-cyber/non-tech company they would like to see at the event.
  • Sponsor will be noted as such on the VIP Buddy Pass given to each recipient that he/she must present at the event.
  • Company name/logo recognition as VIP Buddy Pass Sponsor in all event marketing and promotions including: email invitations and announcements, event page on Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. website; and event registration page. Link to company website included where applicable.
  • Company name/logo recognition as VIP Buddy Pass Sponsor on printed agenda/program distributed at event.
  • Social media promotion as VIP Buddy Pass Sponsor.
  • Logo on general sponsor signage at event.
  • Logo on rotating PowerPoint presentation at event.
  • Recognition as VIP Buddy Pass Sponsor during program.
  • Sponsor will receive list of VIP Buddy Pass attendees with contact info.
  • Sponsor will receive list of event attendees with contact info. (Note: Contact info will be provided for those who do not opt out of having their info shared with attendees.)
  • 3 complimentary event tickets.

Backstage $1,000 (multiple available)

  • Company name recognition as Backstage Sponsor in all event marketing and promotions including: email invitations and announcements; event page on Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. website; and event registration page.
  • Social media promotion as Backstage Sponsor.
  • Company name recognition as Backstage Sponsor on event printed agenda/program distributed at event.
  • Logo on general sponsor signage at event.
  • Logo on rotating PowerPoint presentation at event.
  • Recognition as Backstage Sponsor during program.
  • 2 complimentary event tickets.

Best of (County/Region) $1,000  (multiple available)

  • Sponsor must be a county-specific or regional entity such as an economic development agency, Chamber of Commerce or multi-county council (e.g. Tri-county Council for Lower Eastern Shore or Western Maryland).
  • Sponsoring entity will receive recognition as Best of (County/Region) Sponsor in all event marketing and promotions including: email invitations and announcements; event page on Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. website; and event registration page.
  • Sponsor will receive social media promotion as Best of (County/Region) Sponsor.
  • Sponsor will receive contact info for all award nominees from all award categories from its county/region.
  • Sponsor may designate its own team of judges to select its “Best of (County/Region)” winner and may designate a representative to announce the winning company at the event.
  • Sponsor representative will be included in the on-stage photo opportunity with its category award winner.
  • Name recognition as Best of (County/Region) Sponsor on event printed agenda/program distributed at event.
  • Logo on general sponsor signage at event.
  • Logo on rotating PowerPoint presentation at event.
  • 2 complimentary event tickets.

Questions? Contact CAMI Executive Director Stacey Smith at [email protected] or 443-844-0047. www.MDcyber.com. Download the full sponsorship agreement here.

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