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2000 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Sponsorship Opportunities

March 12˝16 · 2000 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Nashville, Tennessee

Exhibitor Prospectus

Event Profile

General Information

Current Exhibitors

Reservation Form

Reserve your sponsorship opportunity, by downloading the sponsorship reservation form, presented in portable document format, and readable using the free software Adobe Acrobat Reader. Print, complete, and mail or fax the form to Cindy Wilson, Marketing Coordinator, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086-7514; telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 231; fax (724) 776-3770; e-mail
In marketing and advertising, you know that the more you can get your product or company information in front of the prospect, the more successful you are. That is why 2000 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition is offering our most comprehensive sponsorship program ever. TMS is pleased to offer this can't miss strategy for promoting your organization as an industry leader. The visibility and prestige that sponsorship brings, will build and enhance your identity in the minds of all attendees.

Exhibiting companies have much to gain by adding to the value of their presence at Expo 2000 through sponsorship. You already know that trade show participation is much more cost effective than direct sales calls. Sponsorships can help insure corporate recognition among the prime buying prospects who will be attending the 2000 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Use these additional opportunities to add to the value of your participation. Sponsorships will be assigned on a first come-first serve basis. If you do not see the sponsorship opportunity that fits with your marketing plan, please contact us with your suggestions. Among the sponsorship possibilities are:

Exhibitors have first option on event sponsorship opportunities tailored to fit your company's needs and budget. Sponsorship gives your organization an opportunity to:

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

TMS Foundation Golf Classic
Sunday, March 12, 2000
Hermitage Golf Course, Nashville, Tennessee

All attendees of the 2000 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition are invited to participate in the TMS Foundation Golf Classic at the Hermitage Golf Course. The General's Retreat Course is home to the L.P.G.A. Sara Lee Classic and the Tennessee P.G.A. Championship and has earned a four-star rating from Golf Digest.

As a tournament sponsor, your organization can help the TMS Foundation and receive recognition in conjunction with a fun and quality event. In addition to the special sponsor bonuses listed with each opportunity, organizations who become sponsors, benefit by:

  • Gaining recognition at the event on signs and banners, and acknowledgement during the luncheon presentation.
  • Acknowledgement in the meeting technical program received by all attendees.
  • Acknowledgement in Foundation Focus, the TMS Foundation newsletter, and in the Society journal, JOM.
  • One TMS exhibitor priority point for every $500 of sponsorship.

Barbecue Buffet & Awards Presentation
Exclusive Sponsorship
Your investment $4,000 This is an exclusive opportunity available to one organization only. Immediately following play a delicious barbecue luncheon buffet will be served at the Hermitage Clubhouse. As sponsor you will receive recognition on the banner and scoreboard displayed at the luncheon, a representative of your company will be invited to give a brief welcome and present the awards, and you will receive two complimentary foursomes in the tournament.

Continental Breakfast
Exclusive Sponsorship
Your investment $1,500 A light breakfast will be available for all registrants prior to the shotgun start. Sponsorship of the breakfast includes table signage and one complimentary foursome.

Hole-in-One Contest
One Sponsorship Available
Your investment $1,500 The contest will feature a grand prize of a car on one designated hole and supplemental travel awards on all other par three holes. Special sponsor recognition and two complimentary, individual tee times are included.

Driving Range Sponsor
One Sponsorship Available
Your investment $1,000 Sponsorship supplies a bucket of balls for each participant. You receive special signage and two complimentary, individual tee times.

Beverage Carts
Two Sponsorships Available
Your investment $1,000 each Each cart will be equipped with a cooler containing an assortment of beer and soft drinks. Your company name will appear on signage affixed to each cooler. This opportunity also includes two complimentary, individual tee times.

Closest-to-the-Pin Contest
Two Sponsorships Availableˇfront or back nine
Your investment $500 each Special prizes are to be awarded. Special signage and one complimentary, individual tee time is included.

Longest Drive Contest
Two Sponsorships Availableˇfront or back nine
Your investment $500 each This contest will include male and female participant awards. Special signage and one complimentary, individual tee time are included.

Hole Sponsors
18 Sponsorships Available
Your investment $250 each Includes special tee signs imprinted with your company name and/or logo.


Discount advertising opportunities exist within the show issues of JOM, and via the conference world wide web site. When you advertise in JOM, your ad will be seen by thousands of decision-makers and buyers. This exposure will not only help pave the way for a successful show in Nashville, but will also relay your message to thousands of other leading materials professionals who read JOM and may not be able to attend the exhibition. Published monthly, JOM has a circulation of over 12,000 qualified association members and subscribers.

Electronic Information Center
When: Monday˝Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.˝6:00 p.m.
Your investment: $4,000 each day

Located in a centralized lobby area adjacent to the technical sessions, the electronic information center will be a hub of activity. All attendees will have access to multiple terminals, which they may use to access their e-mail, post messages on an electronic bulletin board, or make use of word processing functions. There will also be access for you to access the internet with your personal laptop computer. The electronic information center will be framed with special signage featuring your company's logo. Your logo will also be displayed prominently as the screen saver on all monitors and you will have the opportunity to create your own postings on the electronic bulletin board.

TMS/AIME Honors and Awards Banquet Reception
When: Monday, 6:00 p.m.˝7:00 p.m.
Your investment: $5,000

This unique opportunity allows your organization to have a prominent place with more than 300 leaders of science and industry. The reception features an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Each guest will receive a banquet program acknowledging your sponsorship. Your company name and logo will be prominently displayed on signage entering the reception hall and on the reception napkins.

Student/Faculty Mixer
When: Sunday, 7:30 p.m.˝9:30 p.m.
Your investment: $4,000

A TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition tradition, the Student/Faculty Mixer brings together more than 500 students and TMS members for two hours that includes beverages, snacks, and a DJ for dancing. A great time is had by all that attend. Sponsoring this event can give your organization an opportunity to establish an identity and relationship with the young people who are the future of our industry. As the sponsor, your organization will be invited to have a representative address the attendees and welcome them to this special event. In addition to the standard recognition, the sponsor's name will be featured on major signage in the hall and you will have the opportunity to have your logo displayed on napkins.

Product and Technology Mini Sessions
When: Tuesday˝Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.˝2:00 p.m.
Your investment: $2,500 each day

These special sessions feature detailed presentations of the latest products and services being featured on the TMS 2000 Exposition floor. In addition to the standard recognition, your organization's name and logo will be prominently displayed on the session schedule signs posted outside the rooms. In addition to providing your own company presentation for the sessions, a representative from your organization may be designated to moderate the sessions. This is a great opportunity for recognition throughout the industry.

Meeting Signage
Your investment: $500

This new sponsorship opportunity allows your company to sponsor the signage for the meeting. Your logo will appear on all presentation schedule signs located outside of each technical session room and on all the directional and events signs located throughout Opryland.

Daily Prize DrawingˇNotebook Computers
When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.
Your investment: $2,500 each drawing

This will be the highlight of each exhibition day. Each of the three days of the exhibition, you have the opportunity to sponsor a drawing for a free notebook computer. All attendees will be eligible, but to win, they must be present in the exhibit hall for the drawing. You will receive recognition on special signage promoting the drawings throughout the conference. Your company will also be listed as the primary sponsor of the drawing for that day, with a special banner prominently displayed in the drawing area.

Authors' Coffee
When: Monday˝Thursday, 8:00 a.m.
Your investment: Monday-Wednesday, $1,500 each day; Thursday, $750

Each morning up to 500 speakers gather with fellow technical program presenters for a continental breakfast to discuss the program schedule and review their presentations. Take this opportunity to sponsor one or more morning's breakfast. In addition to the standard recognition, your company name will appear on signage in the Authors' Coffee area and custom-printed napkins with your logo. Select the day(s) you wish to sponsor.

Technical Session Coffee Breaks
When: Monday˝Thursday, morning or afternoon
Your investment: Monday˝Wednesday, 1 location $375, or 3 locations $1,000; Thursday, 1 location $200, or 3 locations $500

Located in the hallways and lobby areas outside the technical session rooms, all meeting attendees will be offered coffee breaks. Three prime locations will be set in the morning and the afternoon. You may choose to sponsor one location near the technical session rooms of your choice, or you may sponsor all three locations and reach all attendees. Additional recognition for your organization will include a sign on each table and napkins printed with your company logo. Choose from the following list, the day(s) and time(s) you would like to sponsor:

Exhibit Hall Lunch
When: Tuesday, March 14

A box lunch will be provided to all attendees during the exhibition, on Tuesday, during the mid-day technical session break. The lunch will only be available in the exhibit hall, which provides an ideal gathering spot for attendees and maximum traffic and exposure for you. The lunch and your sponsorship will be announced in all morning sessions on Tuesday. Tickets for the lunch will be distributed to all registrants in their registration packets. Your company can participate in this opportunity in a variety of ways:

Exhibit Hall Complimentary Treats
When: Wednesday, March 15

The GooGoo, a milk chocolate, peanuts, caramel, and marshmallow confection, has been a Southern snack favorite since it was created in 1912. It's been voted "America's Best Snack" from over 1,500 taste treats by the Great American Candy Bar Book. Stations distributing the candy will be located throughout the exhibit hall. Signs recognizing your company as sponsor will appear at each station.

Additional Opportunities

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