PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Sponsorship Opportunities

2021 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the 2021 Spring Virtual Conference Series Sponsorship Form

Download the 2021 Fall Conference Sponsorship Form


The Value of Sponsorship

Recent conferences hosted by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) have addressed such topics as real estate development, energy, brownfield revitalization, job creation and retention, workforce development, entrepreneurship and legislative issues, among others. All content is carefully planned to ensure its timeliness, impact and value to PEDA’s members, partners and peers. PEDA’s success, however, also hinges upon the support received from sponsors, whose investments allow the organization to continue to offer high quality and impactful conferences.

Beyond networking and cutting-edge educational opportunities, PEDA’s annual conferences provide enhanced access to professionals from a statewide network of economic developers, allowing supporters to demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to grow the awareness of their brands and value propositions to key decision makers across the Commonwealth. Just a few of the potential benefits available to supporters are the following.

  • Customized signage
  • Opportunity for banner placement
  • Advance receipt of attendee lists
  • Opportunities to introduce sessions
  • recognition in the conference program
  • Guest passes to attend evening networking receptions
  • Special recognition during and leading up to the event

Find out more about specific sponsorship packages and a-la-carte options by downloading our 2021 Spring Virtual Conference Series Sponsorship Form or 2021 Fall Conference Sponsorship Form.

Due to COVID-19, PEDA’s 2021 spring conference will be held as the 2021 PEDA Virtual Conference Series (via Zoom), while the 2021 fall conference will be held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. Conference attendees are expected to come from PEDA’s membership and from partners in business, government, banking, and industry to learn from each other and from subject matter experts in matters impacting economic development and industry.

Pennsylvania is faced with many opportunities and, as we strive to grow our state and regional economies, PEDA appreciates your sponsorship consideration. To join those who have already committed, please submit a completed sponsorship application to:

Joshua Skopp, Executive Director
717.441.6047
conferences@peda.org

Thank you for your support and dedication to the economic well-being of the Commonwealth.

*Please note the 2021 Fall Conference agenda will no longer include a Thursday Reception or the corresponding sponsorship opportunity or benefit.

Terms, Conditions, & Information

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Sponsorship opportunities listed as "Exclusive" may be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsors whose benefits include logo placement must submit all requested items along with their completed sponsorship form and payment as soon as possible to receive this benefit. Adherence to listed deadlines will ensure maximum benefits are received.

For use in additional on-site signage (applicable to live events) and for promotional purposes, PEDA requires all sponsors and exhibitors to provide their logos - at the time of payment - in both high resolution vector eps format and jpeg (300 dpi or higher) format. These logos should be emailed to conferences@peda.org.

Please note that supplemental items associated with various sponsorship levels (e.g., logos, ads, etc.) must be received by PEDA in a timely manner in order to be included in relevant publications (e.g., registration brochure, program, etc.), in electronic communications, and on the PEDA Conference website. PEDA cannot be held responsible for benefits not received due to untimely submissions of key items. Regarding the right for certain levels of sponsors to have their banners placed in designated locations during the course of a conference, please note that procedures vary between venues and this benefit is subject to venues’ policies and procedures.

PEDA reserves the right to revise these benefits at any time (including, but not limited to, removing or adding new sponsorship levels). PEDA reserves the right to decline sponsorships, exhibitors or advertisements from organizations whose missions PEDA, in its sole opinion, believes to be contrary to the needs, concerns and collective goals of PEDA.

*Please note the 2021 Fall Conference agenda will no longer include a Thursday Reception or the corresponding sponsorship opportunity or benefit.

CDC & PA DOH Guidelines & Restrictions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), among others, have established guidelines and restrictions including, but not limited to, social distancing, reduced maximum occupancy in venue meeting rooms and spaces, etc. Registration for, attendance at or participation in this event constitutes an agreement by the registrant, attendee or participant to follow all guidelines and abide by all restrictions in place at the time of the event and an understanding registrations may be limited, based upon such guidelines and restrictions.

In the event of a cancelled conference or a conference that is impacted by COVID-related meeting size restrictions, and where applicable, PEDA would work with sponsors to find a mutually beneficial means of delivering value.

The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) is a 501(c)(6) and, as such,
sponsorships are not deductible as charitable contributions on your federal income tax return.

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