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2019 Sponsorships

Please note: 

​There are many, many more ways to get involved with this exciting new event as a sponsor, from sponsorship of wifi charging stations to staffing of the festival information booth, to special educational sponsorship options... even including having a dedicated in-hotel TV channel for your exclusive programming! The below are the more traditional options for sponsorship but we certainly welcome any and all ideas. If you have suggestions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

 

Traditional Sponsorship Packages​

Silver Needle Sponsor (0 available): $3000~ Thank you, TeaGschwendner!

  • Logo on all advertising as “sponsored by” & logo on swag bags & product or advertising material placement in goodie bag up to 1000  

  • Logo on tasting cups 

  • Co-branded backdrop (you & the festival) for pictures

  • Complimentary booth with choice of space

  • Electrical hook up included ($50 value)

  • Name & logo on official festival t-shirt 

  • Bi-weekly social media mentions for a year from the point at which you become a sponsor

  • Inclusion of events or sales as features in bi-monthly newsletter for 6 months following the event

  • Full page full-color ad in event program, name & logo on program as "Sponsored By", logo & link on event website

  • Small color ad placement as festival sponsor in bi-monthly e-newsletter for both Chicago International Tea Festival and the Midwest Tea Festival for a year from the point at which you become a sponsor

Narcissus Oolong Sponsor (0 available): $2000  ~ Thank you, International Tea Sippers Society and  The Tea House!

  • Logo on swag bags & product or advertising material placement in goodie bag up to 1000 

  • Name & logo on official festival t-shirt 

  • Complimentary booth with choice of space (after Silver Needle Sponsor choice)

  • Electrical hook up included ($50 value)

  • Bi-weekly social media mentions 6 months leading up to event & for 3 months after the event

  • Full page full-color ad in event program, name & logo on program Sponsor page, logo & link on event website

  • Main Stage sponsorship rights (noted on maps in programs as well on signage at the venue, shared with 2 other sponsors) or naming rights for an educational classroom (noted on maps in programs as well as on signage at the venue)

  • Inclusion of events or sales as features in bi-monthly newsletter for 6 months following the event

  • Small color ad placement as festival sponsor in bi-monthly e-newsletter for both Chicago International Tea Festival and the Midwest Tea Festival for 1 issue before and 1 issue after the event

 

Malawi White Sponsor (4/4 available): $1000 

  • Product or advertising material placement in swag bag up to 1000

  • Name & logo on official festival t-shirt as sponsor

  • Choice of booth space (this is  not a complimentary booth, only a choice of where your booth is after other sponsors and speakers have been taken into account - order of choice among sponsors at this level is based on order in which sponsorships are receive)

  • Electrical hook up included ($50 value)

  • Inclusion of events or sales as features in bi-monthly newsletter for 6 months following the event

  • Bi-weekly social media mentions 4 months leading up to event & for 2 months after the event

  • Half page full-color ad in event program, name & logo on program Sponsor page, logo & link on event website

Dragonwell Sponsor (4/5 available): $500  ~ Thank you, Anna Marie's Teas!

  • Product or advertising material placement in swag bag up to 1000

  • Choice of booth space (this is  not a complimentary booth, only a choice of where your booth is after other sponsors and speakers have been taken into account- order of choice among sponsors at this level is based on order in which sponsorships are received)

  • Monthly social media mentions 4 months leading up to event & for 2 months after the event

  • Full-color ¼ page ad in event program, name in program as Sponsor, logo & link on event website

Golden Tip Sponsor (6/6 available): $200

  • Product or advertising material placement in swag bag up to 1000

  • Black & white 1/8 page ad in event program at Golden Tip Sponsor price of $30 (regularly $75), name in program as Sponsor, logo & link on event website

 

Tea Flower Sponsor (10/10 available): $100 

  • Product or advertising material placement in swag bag up to 1000

  • Black & white 1/8 page ad in event program at Tea Flower Sponsor price of $45 (regularly $75), logo & link on event website

 

Tea Buds (unlimited*): $50​

  • Product or advertising material placement in swag bag up to 1000

  • Black & white 1/8 page ad in event program at Tea Buds price of $55 (regularly $75), logo & link on event website

 

Media Sponsor: substantially discounted or complimentary advertising (minimum value negotiable) ~ Thank you, Tea Time Magazine and Tea Journey Magazine!

  • Product or advertising material placement in swag bag up to 1000

  • Complementary booth (space will be assigned)

  • Electrical hook up included ($50 value)

  • Black & white 1/8 page ad in event program, name in event program as Sponsor, name on official festival t-shirt as sponsor, logo & link on event website

  • Ad placement as festival sponsor in bi-monthly e-newsletter for both Chicago International Tea Festival and the Midwest Tea Festival for 2 issues before and 2 issues after the event

  • Bi-weekly social media mentions 6 months leading up to event & for 3 months after the event

 

Specialty Sponsorships 

Wifi Charging Station Sponsor (1 available): $125

  • Signage with logo, etc. will be displayed prominently at wifi charging area. 

Festival Information Booth Sponsor (1 available each day of event, total of 3 available): $200/day

  • Provide staff for the information booth for a day - most likely questions about locations and schedules

  • Promotional materials may be placed on the desk/given out on the day(s) you are a sponsor

  • Signage with logo, etc. will be displayed and a "Thank you" in program

Classroom Programming Sponsorship (1 available): $325/day

  • Provide instructors and programming for a classroom for a day (or more). Curriculum must be approved by Educational Director

  • Promotional materials may be given out to students

  • Signage with logo, etc. will be displayed outside the classroom

  • Your products can be featured in the classes

  • You receive 60% of student fees for your classes

Classroom Sponsorship (4 available): $900

  • Provides funding for room for all 3 days

  • Signage with logo, etc. will be displayed outside the classroom as "Sponsored by" 

  • Promotional materials may be placed on a table in the classroom 

  • Some of the classes may feature your products, pending approval by Educational Director and class instructor

Networking Space Sponsorship (2 available): $450

  • Provides funding for room for all 3 days

  • Signage outside room and a "Thank you" in program

  • Promotional materials may be placed on the tables

  • If desired, a semi-private area can be created in the room for your use only (additional $50)

Press/Volunteer Breakroom Sponsorship (3 available): $375/day

  • Provides funding for room and refreshments

  • Promotional materials may be placed on the tables in the breakroom on the day(s) of your sponsorship

  • Signage outside room and a "Thank you" in program 

  • Your teas or other products may be used for refreshments if you wish

Grab a Cuppa Sponsorship (1-4 available): $200/day

  • Refreshment station will serve complimentary cups of tea to attendees. Hours of operation will be 7 am-9 am on Friday and 8 am-9 am on Saturday & Sunday. On Thursday, hours of operation will be from 2 pm-5 pm during vendor set up.

  • Provide tea, and all items needed for tea service and preparation for the day(s) of your sponsorship (electric kettles can be provided)

  • Provide staff on the day(s) of your sponsorship during hours of refreshment station operation

  • Signage with logo, etc. will be displayed at refreshment station

  • Promotional materials may be made available to customers

  • If you sponsor for all 4 days, you will receive a color ad in the program