Sponsorship Opportunities


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Join us from June 1-3, 2016 as we pay special tributes to our founders, while we look ahead to the future of our industry.
MRIA 2016 National Conference:
Honour the Past, Embrace the Future
The Evolution of Marketing Research in Canada

Canada's premier marketing research conference, being held in Montreal this year, will attract decision-makers and marketing research practitioners from research agencies, field suppliers, and client-side researcher organizations. By becoming an exclusive sponsor, your organization will have the opportunity to not only share your key messages, innovation and creativity to key market research buyers and providers, but also be recognized as an integral supporter of our industry's future growth. Can you afford not to take advantage of this unique opportunity in 2016?

In 2016, our focus is on honouring the past and embracing the future of market research. Learn through workshops, panels, keynotes, a student competition and an exhibitor hall offering 40 booths. Do not miss out on the only event of its kind in Canada. We expect sponsorship demand to be brisk, so select your sponsorship collateral early.

With the various sponsorships available for the 2016 National Conference, your company has the flexibility to achieve its marketing objectives and stay within budget. Stand-alone sponsor packages are available from as little as $2,500 up to $25,000. Each package guarantees you excellent and ongoing recognition building up to the event (and further recognition after the event).

Click here for more information about the Student Competition.

Sponsorship Levels

Pinnacle Sponsorship (Limit 2) — $25,000 - SOLD OUT

  • Exclusive workshop or social event with a Keynote, designed for either client or supply side researchers
  • Sponsor the Tradeshow Opening Reception, with opening remarks
  • Sponsor the Friday Closing Offsite Party, with welcome remarks
  • Podium time – 20-minute presentation
  • Introducing keynotes and speakers
  • Opening remarks at Opening Session on Thursday
  • Opening Remarks, Gala Dinner
  • Reserved tables (2) at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Branded delegate bags, or badge holder
  • 5 Memberships
  • 5 Full Delegate Passes
  • 10 Hotel Room Nights
  • 2 Exhibitor Passes and 2 Booths

Platinum Level (Limit 3) — $15,000 -SOLD OUT

  • Sponsorship of, and Welcome Remarks at the Gala Awards Cocktail Reception, and
  • Reserved table (1) at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Introduce speakers and panels
  • Option to be on the Student Competition Judging Panel
  • Option to sponsor the conference Mobile App
  • Option to provide the Branded Hotel Room Key
  • Choose to sponsor Breakfast or Lunch, on Thursday or Friday
  • Choose to co-sponsor the Tradeshow Opening Reception
  • Choose to co-sponsor the Friday Closing Offsite Party
  • 3 Memberships
  • 2 Full Delegate Passes
  • 4 Hotel Room Nights
  • 1 Exhibitor Pass and 1 Booth

Gold Level (Limit 6) — $10,000

  • Sponsor wine at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Reserved table (1) at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Introduce speakers and panels
  • Option to provide the Photo booth on the Gala Awards evening
  • Option to sponsor or moderate a Break Out Room for one day
  • Choose themed Break on Thursday (Choco Mania) - SOLD
  • Choose themed Break on Friday (Sugar Shack) - SOLD
  • Choose to sponsor entertainment during Gala Awards Cocktails or Dinner
  • 2 Memberships
  • 1 Full Delegate Pass
  • 2 Hotel Room Nights
  • 1 Exhibitor Pass and 1 Booth

Silver Level (unlimited) — $5,000

  • Official photography sponsor – From Keynote pictures, to panels, to tradeshow browsing, or over cocktails – everyone enjoys viewing the photos from a great conference.
  • Flowers at the Gala Awards Dinner – Elegant menu cards are prepared for this plated dinner and black-tie optional evening. Your logo is featured on the menu card at each place setting.
  • Graphic Facilitation – Make it visual! Choose to have a Board created for your organization during the conference (limit of 2 sponsors). - SOLD
  • Contest prizes – in 2015, delegates won treadmills, bicycles, sleeping bags, smokers and weed whackers. At every contest draw, the sponsor is acknowledged.
  • Charging Station – Forget the electrical sockets and have your logo featured every time someone stops by the charging station. - SOLD
  • Opportunity to provide delegate bag item – Delegates (and their families!) look forward to branded items like notebooks, USBs, pens, books, magazines, snacks, sweets – and your brand gains more coverage.
  • All Silver sponsors are acknowledged on MRIA's events websites, in all print materials, on social media, within member eblasts, and in Pulse Newsletter

Bronze Level (unlimited) — $2,500

  • VIP Lounge – Where CMRPs and Fellows, past presidents, board members and directors gather for a quiet conversation or lively debate - Thursday or Friday - SOLD
  • Relaxation Zone – Delegates look for this quiet space, to work or to simply relax - Thursday or Friday - SOLD
  • Activity Game Zone – For those with energy to burn, your company hosts this fun spot where MRIA provides video games, cards, backgammon, chess, and Trivial Pursuit - SOLD
  • Co-sponsor the Elevator Pitch "Spitch" Competition – Exhibitors compete for recognition as the best 60-second sales 'pitch' and the winner pitches the entire audience on stage, with your company to thank.
  • Sponsor water filling stations – Tastefully presented and always refreshing. - SOLD
  • Opportunity to provide delegate bag item – Extend your reach beyond the delegates into their offices, neighborhoods, schools, and beyond. - SOLD
  • All Bronze sponsors are acknowledged on MRIA's events websites, in all print materials, on social media, within member eblasts, and in Pulse Newsletter

Train Sponsorship (1 remaining) - $5,000

Want to build your team, connect with clients and colleagues in a unique experience? All aboard the MRIA Conference Train! This experience is available in lots of $5,000. For this investment, sponsors can invite up to 11 people on the Train, which will be equipped with all the amenities and services needed to travel in style. There are four lots per train car, which will run on a first-come, first served basis. In the likely event that demand for this item is high, an additional train car will be added.

MRIA Annual Student Case Competition
(1 remaining) - $6,500

Post-secondary schools offering market research courses across the country are invited to send student teams to compete at the national conference. Students learn new research techniques in a dedicated workshop, work in teams on a case study given to them onsite, and present to a Judging Panel next day. The three finalist teams present to all conference delegates – all live and within the two days of the conference! Winners will present on the first full day of the 2016 National Conference and up to $6,000 in prizes will be awarded. The case competition sponsors' logos are featured on student jackets, worn throughout the event, and sponsors (up to three) are invited to sit on the Judging Panel. Sponsors get to say a few words and present the prizes at the podium to the winning teams at the Gala Dinner.

Sponsorship Contact

For more information, please dowload the Partner & Sponsorship Prospectus, or call Kara Mitchelmore at (416) 642-9793 ext. 8724


Thank you to our Current Sponsors
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