Pocket PC Cruise Sponsor Information

This page gives information about sponsoring the Pocket PC Cruise. It should not be shared yet.

To see details about the cruise, visit the cruise's home page.

Sponsorship Levels

There would be three groups of sponsorship levels:
Group Information Cost Responsibilities Benefits
Sponsor Corporate sponsors Full fare
  • Up-front contribution (projection $2000-$6000) to cover the cost of setting up the cruise.
  • Possible participation in panel or presentation
  • Possible discount on sales to participants
  • Free berth for guest/additonal attendee (participant-level)
  • At least one table in the dealers room
  • Tax write-off (consult your accountants, of course)
  • Featured ad and links on the the Pocket PC Cruises Web site
  • Highlighted information about your company in the cruise program
  • Attendence at the seminars and presentations
  • Copy of the cruise program
  • Discounts in the dealers room
Benefactor Corporate sponsors Full fare
  • Fee (projection $200-$500)
  • Free copy of one software title or accessory to each participant.
  • Possible participation in panel or presentation
  • Possible discount on sales to participants
  • Free berth for guest/additonal attendee (participant-level)
  • At least one table in the dealers room
  • Tax write-off (consult your accountants, of course)
  • Featured ad and links on the the Pocket PC Cruises Web site
  • Highlighted information about your company in the cruise program
  • Attendence at the seminars and presentations
  • Copy of the cruise program
  • Discounts in the dealers room
Corporate Corporate presenters Full fare
  • Fee (projection $50-$100)
  • Possible participation in panel or presentation
  • Possible discount on sales to participants
  • At least one table in the dealers room
  • Tax write-off (consult your accountants, of course)
  • Link on the the Pocket PC Cruises Web site
  • Information about your company in the cruise program
  • Attendence at the seminars and presentations
  • Copy of the cruise program
  • Discounts in the dealers room

Presentations

The intent is to have four to eight one-hour panels, presentations or demonstrations of new products. There would be one or two panels of invited guests, probably to talk about the joys of running a Pocket PC Web site and/or a Q&A session with MVPs. Other presentations would be determined by the corporate sponsors and presenters.

There will be at least one panel discussion of invited guests, but hopefully two. Corporate Sponsors will be given the first option to present or not in order of their confirmed sponsorships. Corporate Presenters will be given the second option to present or not in order of their confirmed reservations. Time slots for presentations will be assigned by choice according to the above precedence.

While I'll try to ensure everybody who wants to present will get a time to do so, if it turns out there are more presenters than available time, those confirming last not be able to present.

Dealers Room

The intent is to have several vendors selling hardware, software or accessories. The ship's disco should be available for this.

I would like to see any dealers offer at least a 10-25% discount to cruise participants. Software vendors would be expected to set up a computer where attendees could plug in their Pocket PCs and install software on the spot (there probably won't be Internet connectivity on the cruise, so downloading software won't be an option).

Vendors would be expected to keep their table staffed at all times while the dealer room was open. If a vendor is doing a presentation, this may mean that vendor will need to have two or more people on the cruise. However, those additional people would only have to pay the full participant fare; there would be no additional dealer fee (unless you want extra tables).

If there are more tables than vendors, the extra tables will be offered to people in the following order:

  1. Corporate Sponsors, in order of registration date
  2. Corporate Benefactors, in order of registration date
  3. Corporate Presenters, in order of registration date

Details

The current projection is that Corporate Sponsors would pay $2000-$6000 up front. If there's only one sponsor, that would be $6000; two sponsors would be $3000 each; three or more would be $2000 each.

Corporate Benefactors would pay the Corporate Presenter fee, and also give each attendee a free copy of one of their products (software or accessories only; I don't expect anybody to give away free Pocket PCs).

For software, Participants would be responsible for downloading the software before the cruise. Any registration keys would be given to the participant in the dealers room upon presentation of their registration information.

For accessories, the Benefactors would be required to bring enough product for each Participant. Those products would be distributed in the dealers room upon presentation of their registration information.

The number of free berths is limited by the number of attendees and guests. The invited Non-Corporate Presenters will get theirs first, followed by the Corporate Sponsors, then the Corporate Benefactors. I'm anticipating four to eight free berths for Sponsors and Benefactors.


If you have any questions, please E-mail us at [comments@svpocketpc.com].

[Silicon Valley Pocket PC] Last updated August 28, 2004
Copyright © Silicon Valley Video Group 2004
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