Sponsorship Opportunities

The IMPC 2024 draws together the world’s leading experts to promote, discuss and reveal the latest advances in the science and technology of mineral processing. The structure of global energy supply and demand is undergoing a dramatic transformation with shifts towards renewable and alternative sources of electric power and the electrification of transportation. Sponsor IMPC to demonstrate your leadership in the mineral processing, stand out as an innovator in this field and showcase your products and services to over 2,000 global leaders.

SPONSORSHIPS WILL SELL OUT!

For more information and to secure your spot today, reach out to SME Sponsorships.

Please contact:

Emma Li Salditt

Manager Partnership Development

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)

Direct: (303) 948-4224

sponsorships@smenet.org

BECOME AN IMPC SPONSOR

Major Sponsor Packages
Networking and Events
Top-Tier Branding
Thought Leadership

INFLUENCER SPONSORSHIPS

Any single combination of sponsorships ≥ $20,000 qualifies your company as an INFLUENCER level sponsor.

Benefits Include:

Pre-Conference:

  • Pre-conference attendee list (opt-ins)
  • Logo prominently displayed on conference website and SME website
  • Logo prominently displayed on specific promotional collateral for conference
  • Co-branded, cause-marketing social media campaigns before, during and after conference promoting your Influencer level partnership
  • Sponsor Toolkit for your marketing use
  • Logo, company description, and contact information listed in conference Pre-ShowGuide and ShowGuide, distributed to 20,000+ individuals/companies in the January and February editions of Mining Engineering magazine.

 

Onsite Promotions:

  • Two full conference registrations
  • Customizable banner advertisement on conference mobile app (link to your featured web content)
  • Logo displayed on premier sponsor signage onsite (includes wall clings, exhibit hall entrance, directional units, hotel signage, etc.)
  • Logo on sponsor cling in front of your booth on EXPO show floor
  • Co-branded social media recognition onsite during conference
  • Logo, bio and contact info displayed prominently under Influencer Sponsors in pocket program
  • Logo, company description and contact information prominently displayed in conference mobile app (link to your featured web content)
  • Sponsorship recognition ribbons for company personnel

 

Post-Conference

  • Post-conference attendee list (opt-ins)
  • Six Exhibitor Priority Points towards your booth selection in 2025 (points are earned for current year exhibitors only)
  • Logo recognition on MINEXCHANGE 2024 homepage until fall 2024
  • Brand exposure in industry publications

 

Top-Tier Branding & Engagement:

 

Conference Bag Sponsor - $30,000 - SOLD

Brand the conference attendee bags with your logo/design of your choice. Bags distributed to all attendees upon registration. Opportunity to put exclusive item in attendee bags.

(Bags are produced and paid for by SME; sponsor can opt to exceed budget and pay difference.)

 

Conference Lanyard Sponsor - $25,000 - SOLD

Your logo on the neck of 6,600+ attendees for the duration of the conference.

(Lanyards are produced and paid for by SME.)

 

Hotel Key Cards - $20,000 - Exclusive

Your logo and/or image of your products/services in the hands of all attendees at the Headquarter Hotel. Fully customizable to include a QR code, your booth number, contact information, and more.

(Keycards are produced and paid for by SME.)


 

Attendee Experience:

 

Exhibit Hall Lunches Sponsorship (includes Monday and Wednesday) - $25,000 - Exclusive

Become the exclusive sponsor of both the Monday and Wednesday lunches in the Exhibit Hall.

  • Name and/or logo in digital and print promotions and branding for Monday and Wednesday lunches
  • Opportunity to display one pop-up banner in each lunch area
  • Recognition of company name on signage on food and beverage stations, bars, etc.
  • One push notification sent out via mobile app thanking you as a sponsor and directing people to your booth on exhibit floor
  • Your logo and/or QR code on napkins during the lunches (ordered and paid for by SME)
  • Ability to display and give away branded goodies, pamphlets or literature on lunch tables for attendees

 

Exhibit Hall Sunday and Tuesday Receptions Sponsorship - $25,000 for both* | $15,000 for one** - SOLD

Become the exclusive sponsor of both the Sunday Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception (the infamous all-attendee networking event) to kick off MINEXCHANGE 2024. As well as the Tuesday Exhibit Hall Reception (drawing in thousands of movers and shakers for 2.5 hours of networking fun!)

  • Name and/or logo in digital and print promotions and branding for reception(s)
  • Opportunity to display one pop-up banner in each food & beverage area
  • Recognition of company name on signage on food and beverage stations, bars, etc.
  • One push notification sent out via mobile app thanking you as a sponsor and directing people to your booth on exhibit floor (one push notification for each reception, respectively)
  • Ability to bring pamphlets or literature to have on tables for attendees during the reception(s)
  • Ability to bring branded cups, koozies and napkins for bar and serving staff to utilize during reception
  • Company thanked by emcee over Exhibit Hall intercom during reception kick-off

*Includes Influencer-level sponsor benefits

**Includes Innovator-level sponsor benefits

 

Keynote Session & Keynote Coffee Break Sponsor - $25,000 - Exclusive

Align your company with a targeted audience in a captive environment by sponsoring the Keynote Session that kicks off the conference. The Keynote Session is traditionally attended by 3,000+ and recorded and shared on various SME platforms. Sponsorship includes exclusive recognition as the Keynote Session coffee break sponsor.

  • Opportunity to speak and/or show a video to keynote audience during introductions for up to three minutes
  • Opportunity to place small promotional item on Keynote Session seats
  • Logo and name in all digital, print, and email promotions for Keynote Session
  • Invitation to Keynote Speaker Breakfast
  • Logo displayed on screens throughout Keynote Session
  • Opportunity to display QR code signage or other call-to-action at Keynote coffee break
  • Opportunity to display a pop-up banner at Keynote coffee break

 

MINEXCHANGE 2024 Closing Party Sponsorship - $20,000 - Exclusive

Join us as the exclusive sponsor of the official MINEXCHANGE 2024 closing party! All attendees are invited. Mingle and network with hundreds of VIPs, industry leaders and SME Awards Recipients.

  • Custom speaking opportunity to address the audience during event
  • Your company co-branded in all marketing and promotions for the closing party
  • Ability to distribute branded give-aways to attendees at event
  • One push notification sent out via mobile app thanking you as sponsor and directing people to your call to action
  • Ability to bring branded cups, koozies and napkins for bar and serving staff to utilize during party

 

Student Experience Sponsorship - $20,000 - SOLD

SME is proud to bring hundreds of the most promising mining, metallurgy and exploration students from around the world to our conference each year. Sponsor the 2024 Student Experience to connect and engage with the next generation of leading industry professionals.

  • Your company co-branded in the brand-new Student Lounge and networking area featured prominently in the exhibit hall
  • Company logo on ceiling dangling signage
  • Opportunity to place pop-up banners and collateral out for students at the lounge
  • Exclusive access to students after the conference
  • One push notification on mobile app, inviting students to visit student lounge

 

Digital Branding:

 

SME Metallic Student Design Competition Title Sponsorship - $35,000 - SOLD

 

Conference Mobile App Sponsor - $25,000 - Exclusive

Your logo, splash page design, and website in the hands of thousands of attendees utilizing the app each day.

  • Custom designed flash screen that will appear every time an attendee opens the app
  • Footer banner advertisement on mobile app
  • Logo in all email, social media, and print collateral advertising the conference mobile app download
  • Immediate, tangible ROI on metrics reported directly to you

 

WIFI Sponsorship - $25,000 - Exclusive

Customizable splash screen and WIFI password for attendees to utilize throughout the convention center for duration of the conference.

  • Logo and name in all digital, print, and email promotions for WIFI
  • Logo displayed on signage at registration

 

Digital Convention Center Branding Sponsorship - $20,000 - Exclusive

Your digital messaging on the digital LED displays throughout the (convention) center in prominent technical session hallways and outside function ballrooms. 20-second still spot rotated with SME content (15 impressions per hour) from Monday – Wednesday.

 

Veloxity Power Pax- $20,000 - Exclusive

Fully customizable branding of our portable charging packs for attendees on-the-go. Power Pax will be available near registration AND your booth (if you choose).

  • Logo and name in all digital, print, and email promotions for Power Pax chargers

Examples of branded Veloxity Power Pax: https://veloxity.us/power-pax-portable-phone-charging-stations/

CONNECTOR SPONSORSHIPS

A combination of sponsorships valued between $4,000 and $7,999 qualifies your company as a CONNECTOR level sponsor.

Benefits Include:

Pre-Conference:

  • Pre-conference attendee list (opt-ins)
  • Logo on conference website
  • Logo and website included in print and digital advertisements pertaining to your sponsored item/event
  • Sponsor Toolkit for your marketing use
  • Company name and description listed in conference Pre- ShowGuide and ShowGuide, distributed to 20,000+ individuals/ companies in the January and February editions of Mining Engineering magazine.

 

Onsite Promotions

  • Logo on Connector-level sponsor signage
  • Company name and description listed in onsite pocket program
  • Logo and company description listed in conference mobile app (link to your featured web content)
  • Sponsorship recognition ribbons for company personnel

 

Post-Conference

  • Post-conference attendee list (opt-ins)
  • Two Exhibitor Priority Points towards your booth selection in 2025 (points are earned for current year exhibitors only).
  • Logo remains prominently displayed on website until promotions for 2025

 

IdeaXchange Innovation Stage – $7,500- Exclusive (each stage) - SOLD

 

Position yourself as an industry expert and leader as the exclusive sponsor of the EXPO floor IdeaXchange Innovation Stage. IdeaXchange will focus on hot topics of interest in mining and exploration, delivering in a new and exciting 15-minute, intimate fireside chat format.

  • Exclusive branding and recognition of your company name in pre-conference promo, onsite marketing, and signage for IdeaXchange
  • Ability to place two pop-up banners in IdeaXchange

 

Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Scotch Nightcap – $7,500 (Title Sponsorship) - SOLD

The Scotch Night Cap consistently brings in 400+ attendees and will feature entertainment by the Base Metals, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and scotch tastings.

  • 10 tickets to the Scotch Nightcap
  • Logo and name in all digital, print, and email promotions for Scotch Nightcap, including in Mining Engineering magazine and MPD 2024 Calendar
  • Thank you remarks given by MPD president during Scotch Nightcap

 

SME Foundation Gala Auction Sponsor – $7,000 - Exclusive - SOLD

Join us as the 2024 Auction Title Sponsor to drive brand recognition and visibility to thousands of professionals and VIPs in the industry.

 

Pre-Conference

  • Company logo and name recognized in SME e-News (15,000 mail list) email, social media, MINEXCHANGE website and SME Foundation website pertaining to the MINEXCHANGE 2024 SME Annual Conference

 

Onsite Promotions

  • Receive 10 tickets (one full table) to the SME Foundation Gala Dinner
  • Company logo on all auction bid sheets
  • Company logo on signage promoting free shipping for auction items
  • Recognition during thank you announcements at the Gala Dinner
  • Company name/logo scrolling on the overhead screen throughout the dinner
  • Listing in the SME pocket program as a sponsor (deadlines apply)
  • Listing in the dinner program as the exclusive Auction Sponsor

 

Post-Conference

  • Ability to include promo insert/flier (small auction items) or goodie giveaway (large auction items) in all auction item mailings to our winning bidders
  • Company name and logo in April issue of Mining Engineering magazine
  • Company logo and link included in the thank you email to all auction participants

 

Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Grad/Undergrad Poster Contest Sponsorship – $6,000 - Exclusive

Each year, leading students in mineral processing submit their abstracts online and then display their posters at the MPD Lunch held during the SME Annual Conference & Expo. Become the exclusive sponsor of the contest to get access to this top-tier group of future leaders in the industry - whether they be your future employees or future customers!

  • Logo and name recognition in all digital, print and on-site promotions of the MPD Poster Contest

 

Monday Night Social – SOLD

Join the SME Young Leaders network as a co-sponsor of the Rising Professionals Social on Monday evening of the conference. Lucky Strike is the inaugural venue for this event and we’re excited to be back! All are welcome and encouraged to join us for bowling, billiards, shuffleboard, Ping-Pong, and you guessed it, the infamous Miners Mule.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your company's commitment to young leaders and the next generation of talent in the workforce.

 

SME Division Lunches – $6,000 Title Sponsorship

Reach a captive, targeted audience, generate qualified leads and align your brand with industry experts by sponsoring an SME Division Luncheon. This sponsorship allows your company to directly support scholarships for promising students in their technical-specific fields of interest.

Available Luncheon Sponsorships include: Coal & Energy Division, Environmental Division, Mineral and Metallurgical Processing Division, Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division and the Mining & Exploration Division.

  • VIP table for 10 at luncheon
  • Logo and name in all digital, print and email promotions for Division luncheon
  • Logo on signage for Division lunch
  • Opportunity to distribute one promotional item to all attendees
  • Company thanked and bio read during introductions to luncheon

 

SME Graduate Student Research Poster Contest – $6,000 - Exclusive

The SME Graduate Student Research Poster Contest recognizes excellence in research in various minerals-related fields. As the contest sponsor, you receive a resume book with a resume of each Graduate student participant. You also gain from firsthand access to networking with this group of 40+ graduate student leaders in fields of mining, metals and exploration.

  • Logo and name recognition in all digital, print and on-site promotions of the Graduate Student Poster Contest

 

SME Stride for Safety (H&S 5k) Title Sponsor – $6,000

Your logo co-branded at the annual Health & Safety Division 5K. Run with SME’s fastest growing division!

  • Logo and name in all digital, print, and email promotions for 5K
  • Logo prominently displayed on Dri-FIT shirts and water bottles for each runner
  • Logo recognition and verbal thank you remarks given at Health & Safety Division Breakfast
  • Registrations for 10 runners
  • Opportunities to give promotional items to runners

 

SME Young Leaders Professional Development Luncheon – $6,000 - SOLD

Your company in front of 150+ emerging leaders in mining, metallurgy, and exploration. Sponsorship includes opportunity to speak to audience for one minute, VIP tickets, and ability to distribute promotional literature to attendees.

  • Logo and name in all digital, print, and email promotions for Luncheon

 

Author’s Coffee Room Sponsorship – $6,000 - Exclusive

Get your brand noticed with industry thought leaders, technical session speakers and moderators

  • Signage with your company logo for the Speaker Ready Room/Authors Coffee
  • Sponsor may provide 8½″ × 11″ promotional pieces of literature or small gifts (pen, notepad)

 

SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition Title Sponsorship – $6,000 - Limit Three Companies

Sponsor the infamous SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition to support and engage with students tasked to solve “real world” engineering problems and provide solutions prior to graduation. The teams will be judged on presentation skills, creativity, understanding of aggregate mining processes, and thoughtful methodology.

  • Logo and name in all digital, print, and email promotions for Student Design Competition
  • Firsthand opportunity to network and connect with emerging leaders in the aggregates field

 

Women of SME Breakfast and Panel Discussion - SOLD

Become a champion for women in the mining, metallurgy & exploration industry. The breakfast has continuously been a sell-out event and a great way to connect with other leading female professionals in the industry.

  • Opportunity to provide short remarks for 30 seconds during intro to program
  • VIP table for 10
  • Logo and name in all digital, print, and email promotions for the event

 

SME Health & Safety Division Breakfast – $5,000 Title Sponsorship - Limit Two Companies

Enhance your company’s commitment to excellent health and safety standards by collaborating with the SME Health & Safety Division, the fastest growing Division within SME!

  • VIP table for 10 at breakfast
  • Logo and name in all digital, print, and email promotions for breakfast
  • Logo on signage for breakfast
  • Opportunity to distribute one promotional item to all attendees
  • Company thanked and bio read during introductions to breakfast

Program

MINEXCHANGE Overview

Schedule

Technical Program

Technical Program

Short Courses

Keynote and Signature Speakers

Field Trips

Attendee FAQs

Program Committee

Conference App

AUTHORS

Authors Overview

Manuscript Submission

Presenters’ Guidelines

Author FAQs

Program Committee

Meet Our Partners

Thanks to Our Overall Conference Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Expo

Expo Overview

Plan Your Show

Featured Events

Interactive Floorplan

Conference App

Meet Our Partners

Thanks to Our Overall Conference Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

Events

Awards

Foundation Gala

Division Functions

Student Activities

Social Functions

SME Media Contest

VIP Passes

Meet Our Partners

Thanks to Our Overall Conference Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

Hotel & Travel

Hotels & Venue

Visit Phoenix

Meet Our Partners

Thanks to Our Overall Conference Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

Register

Register

Registration Policy

Hotels & Venue

International Attendees

Letter of Invitation

Justification Toolkit

Hardship Registration

Meet Our Partners

Thanks to Our Overall Conference Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

About Us

About SME

Contact Us

Marketing Tools

Connect with Us

Future Dates

Past Conference Programs

Media

Meet Our Partners

Thanks to Our Overall Conference Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitors

Exhibiting Benefits

Exhibitor Resources

Interactive Floorplan

Exhibitor Schedule

Exhibitor FAQs

Exhibitor Best Practices

Exhibit Sales

Scam Alert

Sponsors

Meet Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Meet Our Partners

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