STEP Canada 20th National Conference

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ATTENDED BY OVER 725 SENIOR STEP PROFESSIONALS,
CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL

2018 is a milestone year for STEP Canada as we mark our 20th National Conference. The Conference will feature more than 65 sought after senior speakers who will discuss the latest trends and developments in wealth management to attract national media attention. Organizers are planning for another record breaking year as they plan two-days’ worth of invaluable, practical, and timely technical material for practitioners in our industry that just simply can’t be found at any other event.

The STEP Canada conference has established itself as a must-attend event for domestic and international practitioners and partnering sponsors. Join us May 28-29 for unsurpassed networking and continuing education opportunities.

The conference, which is likely to attract national media coverage, will be held in Toronto. We will offer attendees two days of engaging proceedings; top speakers from across Canada, the United States, and overseas; the exclusive and robust STEP Canada native conference app that delivers all available presentations and papers; pre-loaded USBs; breakfasts, lunches, health breaks; a traditional conference binder of materials (upon request), an upmarket conference bag, and a chock-full exhibit hall located in the heart of the conference featuring many uniquely specialized industry related organizations.

Parallel streams will allow participants to select sessions that feature the latest developments in trusts and estates as well practical commentary from our panels of experts. Plenary and concurrent sessions will provide practitioners from all disciplines with timely and relevant information that will add value to their practices.

From 2017 attendees:

“This conference is always an impressive congregation of the brightest tax minds with an unbelievable sharing of knowledge and ideas”

“Excellent content and speakers; great networking opportunities, etc.”

“This conference is the one conference that I attend every year. It provides me with great relevant, technical content.”

“Cream of the crop!”

“There’s no comparison; best for content, and put a lot of effort in producing a well-organized conference”

“It’s a really good networking event!”

Sponsoring organizations will have many opportunities to highlight their business products, strengthen their business relationships, and forge new bonds with senior specialists in trusts and estates practice.

Sponsors are invited to choose any of the options listed below, each representing a different level of financial commitment and offering corresponding commercial benefits, most levels include at least one branded table of 8 at the 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration. 

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Sponsorships will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. However, in recognition of their past support, certain sponsors have been offered early renewal of their sponsorship agreements, so some positions are already reserved. Exciting new opportunities and benefits have been added to the 2018 program to meet the needs of our sponsors and attendees.

If you have additional ideas, wish to discuss a customized sponsorship package, or would like to reserve an existing opportunity as listed on the attached pages, please contact Janis Armstrong at the coordinates below.

HST is applicable to all sponsorship fees. All materials used by sponsors at the conference are subject to approval by STEP Canada.

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AS AN EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO:

*(Exclusive levels include Platinum, Technology, Presenting and Green levels)
  • Prominent display of your logo on the front page of the printed and electronic conference program
  • Prominent display of your organization’s banner on the conference app
  • Acknowledgement of your level of sponsorship on STEP Canada’s website and conference app, with hyperlink back to your organization’s website
  • Exclusive and prominent 10’ x 10’ exhibit area during the conference to display promotional materials
  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship in the opening proceedings, both verbally and on a large screen
  • Logo and sponsorship level included in STEP Canada’s full page advertisement in the Globe and Mail, to be published Tuesday, May 28th 2018
  • Insertion of your reasonably sized promotional materials in the conference bag
  • Access to the preregistered attendee list (name, organization, and city) one week before conference
  • PLUS you will receive the benefits outlined in the exclusive sponsorship package of your choice


EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIPS:

Exclusive Sponsorship
PLATINUM SPONSOR – $35,000 – SOLD OUT

Exclusive benefits as noted above plus:

  • Exclusive sponsor of Monday evening’s 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration, a black-tie reception and dinner at REBEL event venue on Toronto's waterfront for conference attendees, with the opportunity to make a welcome speech and toast
  • Three complimentary branded tables of 8 at the Gala Celebration event
  • Full page ad space on outside back cover in 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration program booklet (sponsor provides colour artwork to STEP)
  • Your logo prominently displayed on the up market conference bag distributed to all attendees
  • Insertion of your promotional materials (not exceeding eight printed pages) in the conference bag
  • Your logo prominently displayed on conference binder

Exclusive Sponsorship
TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR – $30,000 – SOLD OUT

Exclusive benefits as noted above plus:

  • Your logo exclusively on the splash page of the 2018 conference app
  • Exclusive sponsorship of the WiFi connection throughout the conference venue
  • Exclusive sponsor of 4GB flash drive, which contains conference papers and presentations, distributed to all attendees
  • Your logo alongside STEP’s logo on the flash drive
  • Your logo on mini-program summary distributed to all attendees for quick reference
  • Insertion of your promotional materials (not exceeding four printed pages) in the conference bag
  • Two complimentary branded tables of 8 at the Gala Celebration event
  • Full page ad space on inside front cover in 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration program booklet (sponsor provides colour artwork to STEP)

Exclusive Sponsorship
PRESENTING SPONSOR – $20,000 – SOLD OUT

Exclusive benefits as noted above plus:

  • Exclusive sponsor of thank you gifts presented to speakers at the conclusion of every session, with acknowledgement of your sponsorship by the session chair
  • Opportunity to include personalized note to speakers with each gift
  • Your logo on every registrant’s name tag lanyard
  • Your logo on mini-program summary distributed on-site to attendees for quick reference
  • Insertion of your promotional materials (not exceeding four printed pages) in the conference bag
  • Two complimentary branded tables of 8 at the Gala Celebration event
  • Full page ad space on inside back cover in 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration program booklet (sponsor provides colour artwork to STEP)

Exclusive Sponsorship
GREEN SPONSOR – $15,000 – SOLD OUT

Exclusive benefits as noted above plus:

  • Exclusive sponsorship of numerous plants and floral arrangements displayed throughout the meeting and exhibit areas
  • Your logo on signs in the planters used in many of the displays
  • Living back wall of 10 x 10 exhibit space lined with 6’-7’ potted evergreens
  • Exclusive sponsor of the conference’s Bull Frog Power, reducing our emissions footprint and supporting the growth of renewable energy in Canada
  • Insertion of your promotional materials (not exceeding four printed pages) in the conference bag
  • Two complimentary branded tables of 8 at the Gala Celebration event
  • Full page ad space for third last page in 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration program booklet (sponsor provides colour artwork to STEP)

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AS A MAJOR* SPONSOR, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO:
*(Major levels include Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels)

  • Your logo displayed on the front page of the printed and electronic conference program
  • Acknowledgement of your level of sponsorship on STEP Canada’s website and conference app, with hyperlink back to your organization’s website
  • Exclusive 10’ x 10’ exhibit area during the conference to display promotional materials
  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship in the opening proceedings, both verbally and on a large screen
  • Logo and sponsorship level included in STEP Canada’s full page advertisement in the Globe and Mail, to be published Tuesday, May 28th 2018
  • Insertion of your reasonably sized promotional materials in the conference bag
  • Access to the preregistered attendee list (name, organization, and city) one week before conference
  • PLUS you will receive the benefits outlined in the major sponsorship package of your choice


MAJOR SPONSORSHIPS:

Major Sponsorship
GOLD SPONSOR – $12,500 – SOLD OUT

Eight Opportunities: Four on Monday; Four on Tuesday | Major sponsor benefits as noted above plus:

  • Co-sponsorship of a conference luncheon with acknowledgement of your sponsorship in the opening remarks, both verbally and on a large screen at the appropriate lunch
  • Opportunity to make a short welcome speech at the luncheon
  • Signage around luncheon area acknowledging your sponsorship
  • Insertion of your promotional materials (not exceeding four printed pages) in the conference bag
  • Up to four guests (non-registered guests) at the luncheon you sponsor
  • One exclusive branded table of 10 at your luncheon
  • One complimentary branded tables of 8 at the Gala Celebration event
  • Full page ad space in 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration program booklet (sponsor provides colour artwork to STEP)

Major Sponsorship
SILVER SPONSOR – $8,000 

Twenty Opportunities: Ten on Monday; Ten on Tuesday | Major sponsor benefits as noted above plus:

  • Co-sponsorship of a continental breakfast with acknowledgement of your sponsorship in the opening remarks, both verbally and on a large screen on the appropriate day
  • Signage around buffet breakfast area acknowledging your sponsorship
  • Insertion of your promotional materials (not exceeding four printed pages) in the conference bag
  • One complimentary branded tables of 8 at the Gala Celebration event
  • Half page ad space in 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration program booklet (sponsor provides black & white artwork to STEP)

Major Sponsorship
BRONZE SPONSOR – $5,000 – SOLD OUT

Ten Opportunities on Monday morning, afternoon and Tuesday morning | Major sponsor benefits plus

  • Co-sponsorship of a health break, with acknowledgement of your sponsorship before the break and signage in the refreshment area
  • Insertion of your promotional materials (not exceeding two printed pages) in the conference bag
  • Third page ad space in 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration program booklet (sponsor provides B&W artwork)

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SPONSOR REGISTRATION

Please contact Janis Armstrong, Director of Business Development to register as a sponsor.

Janis Armstrong
Director of Business Development, STEP Canada
Email: jarmstrong@step.ca 
Phone: 416-491-4949 x228
Toll-free: 1-877-991-4949 x228

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