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For Exhibitors & Sponsors

Why You Should Participate:

Exhibits photo 01The Flash Memory Summit is once again at the Santa Clara Convention Center in 2013 to accommodate the continuous growth, so we’d like to remind you that only a short time remains to get in on the Early bird offer.

Ten foot by ten foot exhibit space is $4,000 through June 30, 2013. We have spaces planned for 125 vendor exhibits, including island booths for platinum sponsors, so this is a much-improved exhibit hall opportunity.

All sponsorships now INCLUDE exhibit space:

  • 20 x 40 Premier
  • 20 x 20 for Platinum
  • 20 x 10 for Emerald
  • 10 x 10 for Gold and Bronze.

Call now to discuss customizing your sponsorship or to talk about non-exhibiting sponsor opportunities. Exhibit space locations and promotional options are available, as always, on a “first come, first served” basis, so they can both be selected when you commit to FMS 2013. Last year’s sponsors have right of first refusal for both their booth and sponsor option for 60 days after the close of FMS 2012.

Registration in 2012 topped 3000, with over 500 end-users. Growth was phenomenal as we added new vendor spaces. We featured 70+ active vendor spaces, with a Flash Memory Summit Theatre for sponsors’ commercial presentation. Over 300 attendees were still on the floor when we closed down at 2:00 PM on Thursday, which demonstrates just how exciting this industry is to everyone.

We have four great promotional initiatives that are ONLY available to sponsors, and all four of these offer our sponsors AWESOME VISIBILITY.

  1. Banner ads on our website
    Every sponsor can place one (often 2) 160 x 600 banner ad at the Flash Memory Summit website. We allocate pages first come-first served, except when spelled out by contractual agreement. Look on the left of our website pages to see how great these ads look.
  2. Electronic Products "Sponsor Showcase"
    Hearst’s Electronic Products magazine publishes an OUTLOOK feature on the Flash Memory Summit every July. Their circulation is 130,000, and sponsors get to highlight a product in that OUTLOOK article. That's like a FREE AD to 130,000 people. May 21 DEADLINE for submission!
  3. Flash Memory Summit Theatre
    Ever had a speaker abstract returned as "too commercial"? Well, we have the just the place for CREATIVE COMMERCIALS in our Flash Memory Summit Theatre. Each sponsor gets the opportunity to present a "blatant product pitch" in the FMS Theatre during OPEN EXHIBITS. Highlight your products! Wow your customers! This is SALES & MARKETING THEATRE at its best. Don't downplay this opportunity. We saw as many as 100 people watching some of the product differentiation presentations.
  4. Best of Show Awards
    Each year, Flash Memory Summit awards "Best of Show" honors to a number of technology participants. Entry in this judged contest is $1000 (see Best of Show Awards page for rules and regulations), but the entry fee is waived for all current sponsors and exhibitors.

In addition to these great benefits, ALL sponsors choose one "sponsor promo item" that is uniquely theirs. Sponsors and exhibitors also get complimentary full-conference passes for ALL of their speakers (saving $300 each), and sponsors can negotiate the number of tutorial passes they need into their contract (with substantial discounts off the retail price of $995 each). This way, you pay ONE SINGLE price for the conference, rather than seeing tens of thousands of dollars of "hidden" conference fees that show up later in your ROI calculations.

We saw more press, more attendees, more speakers, more vendors, and most important, more customer end-users. In short, everything was up in 2012.

2013 is off to a fantastic start, and we are once again planning for substantial increases in head-count, exhibitors, and end-users, so make your plans sooner rather than later to get the best booth locations and sponsor options.

Thanks again for your support,

Alan Land
Flash Memory Summit
Voice: +1.760.212.5718
FAX: 1.888.565.4350
Alan@FlashMemorySummit.com

Sponsorships offer additional recognition.

Summit Hours

Day/Date Registration Conference Exhibits
Tuesday, Aug 5th 8:00am–6:00pm 8:30am–7:30pm Setup
Wednesday, Aug 6th 8:00am–7:00pm 8:30am–7:30pm Noon–7:00pm
Thursday, Aug 7th 8:00am–5:00pm 8:30am–5:00pm Noon–2:00pm

Exhibiting and Sponsoring at Flash Memory Summit

The Flash Memory Summit recognizes the importance of Sponsorship support. All Sponsorship Packages include the following:

  • Full conference passes (as stipulated for each level)
  • Complimentary speaker passes
  • Complete Attendee list after the event
  • Website banner ad
  • Website and company logo and profile
  • Access to Conference Proceedings (online)
  • Complete attendee list after the event
  • Website and Show Guide listing of company logo and profile
  • Free participation in any media sponsor showcase articles

Single package pricing includes the following:

  • Discounted admission for additional employee registrations
  • Free participation in Media Sponsor Showcase articles
  • Plus one "option" from the appropriate sponsorship option list

NOW in 2013! Sponsors may supply their own tchotchkes and we will either discount your sponsorship or add passes to your package.

Exhibit and Sponsor Package Pricing

Exhibit Spaces — $3,500 through December 31, 2012, $4,000 thru June 30, 2013 $4,500 after June 30, 2013 — which includes:

  • 10 x 10 spaces, or larger in increments of 10 x 10, piped and draped
  • Website banner ad
  • One full-conference speaker pass
  • Free Best of Show entry
  • Website and Preview Program listing and company profile
  • Access to Conference Proceedings (online)
  • Attendee registration list after the event

Sponsor Packages

Premier - $50,000 (20 x 40 exhibit space)

  • 10 full-conference registrations
  • Free exhibits passes for invited guests
  • Discounted admission for additional employee passes
  • Free participation in any media sponsor showcase articles
  • Choice of one Premier Option
  • Premier sponsors receive a guaranteed executive keynote opportunity.

Premier Options

  • Conference Registration Sponsor (your logo on all conference badges and signage)
  • Signage Sponsor (your logo on all hallway signs)
  • Conference Bags
  • One year website sponsorship, including 4-color display ad in one conference email
  • Santa Clara Convention Center electronic signage indoors and outdoors
  • Beer and Pizza Chat sponsorship
  • One day Luncheon sponsor (specify day on contract)

Platinum - $25,000 (20 x 20 exhibit space)

  • 5 full-conference registrations
  • Free exhibits passes for invited guests
  • Discounted admission for additional employee passes
  • Choice of one Platinum Option

Platinum Options

  • Audio Visual Sponsorship (your logo on all session intro screens) plus microphone flags
  • Four-color display ad in Show Guide — back or inside cover
  • Logo on all hallway aisle signs
  • Santa Clara Convention Center electronic signage indoors and outdoors
  • Beer and Pizza Chat sponsorship
  • One day Luncheon sponsor (specify day on contract)
  • Badge lanyards

Emerald Sponsor - $15,000 (10 x 20 exhibit space)

  • 4 full-conference registrations
  • Free exhibits passes for invited guests
  • Discounted admission for additional employee passes
  • Choice of one Emerald Option

Emerald Options

  • One day Luncheon sponsor (specify day on contract)
  • Santa Clara Convention Center electronic signage indoors and outdoors
  • Reception Beer sponsor

Gold Sponsor - $10,000 (10 x 10 exhibit space)

  • 3 full-conference registrations
  • Free exhibits passes for invited guests
  • Discounted admission for additional employee passes
  • Choice of one Gold Option

Gold Options

  • Santa Clara Convention Center electronic signage indoors
  • Awards sponsor opening remarks
  • Passport program sponsor
  • FMS Sponsor’s Theater sponsor - you decorate the theater
  • Wi-Fi sponsorship (sponsor buys ISP service)

Bronze Sponsor - $7,500 (10 x 10 exhibit space)

  • 2 full-conference registrations
  • Free exhibits passes for invited guests
  • Discounted admission for additional employee passes

Bronze Options

  • Conference bag Insert (your paper or tchochke stuffed into registration materials)
  • Sponsorship of one individual session (can be your own speaker’s)
  • One-day Continental Breakfast or Coffee/Soda
  • Logo and Ad on Proceedings webpage
  • SCCC electronic signage indoors

NEW SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS FOR 2013 - As conference promotions become more electronic-oriented, we will be adding promo options in this area, including mobile device agenda programming, floor kiosks, and additional electronic signage options.

The following special sponsorship options are available at any level by arrangement:

  • Sponsorship of individual program sessions, for example, your speaker's session

Stand-alone extras (in addition to your promo item)

  • Bag inserts: We will stuff one-page conference bag inserts - $1,500 each item
  • Sponsorship of Individual Sessions —i.e. your Speaker's session

Other Exhibitor & Sponsor Benefits

As a Sponsor/Exhibitor for the Summit, you also receive the following Summit website-related benefits:

  • Your Company Description (less than 100 words) will be placed on our Exhibitor/Sponsor Profiles page,
  • Your New Product Announcements (less than 100 words) will be placed on our New Product Information page,
  • Your Company Press Releases (PDF format required) will be posted on our Press Release page,
  • If you are announcing new products and/or technologies during the event you can submit a description (less than 30 words) which will be posted on the Exhibitor Highlights page.

To take advantage of these benefits, please submit the requested information to our webmaster.

To Participate as a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Call sales to reserve your exhibition and sponsorship package today. You can also download the Flash Memory Summit Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus for more information.

Download the Exhibit Application and/or the Sponsorship Application Forms and send to:

Exhibitor Sales
Contact: Alan Land
Tel: +1.760.212.5718
Fax: +1.760.859.3225
Email: Sales@FlashMemorySummit.com

Exhibitor Support
Contact: Marlene Flynn
Email: Marlene@FlashMemorySummit.com
Tel: +1.619.838.5291
Fax: +1.323.210.7004

Program and Schedule Information

Contact: Lance Leventhal
Email: Lance@flashmemorysummit.com
Tel: +1.858.756.3327