Foundation Gala

Please join the SME Foundation for its Annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020 | Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

6:00 pm-7:00 pm | Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 pm-8:30 pm | Dinner Program
8:30 pm-11:00 pm | Entertainment and Dancing

Dress: Business or Western Chic

 

Individual tickets – $125

Ticket includes entry into door prize drawings.

 

Nearly 500 attendees will gather at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown for an evening of cocktails, silent auction, dinner and awards program to open the conference at the 2020 SME Foundation Annual Gala Dinner. The Gala Dinner will be followed by an after-dinner reception with dessert, drinks, dancing and Boots, Bowties & Bling-themed fun in the Sliver Dollar Saloon. This is the celebratory kickoff for the Foundation at the SME Annual Conference & Expo and always sells out. Our annual SME Foundation events simply wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous corporate sponsors.

Contact the SME Foundation at smefountation@smenet.org for additional information.


SME FOUNDATION GALA DINNER

$20,000 EXCLUSIVE

Gala Dinner Sponsors will receive the maximum exposure before, during and after the conference; they will be included in promotions prior to the conference, specific onsite promotions and after the conference.

 

Before the conference:

  • Your company logo on promotional material for the gala dinner. Start date of promotion will depend on finalization of sponsorship.
  • Your company logo and link to your website on the SME Foundation website.
  • One complimentary email sent out by SME Foundation on behalf of your company to registered Gala attendees from December 1, 2019–February 1, 2020.
  • Tweets and Facebook posts thanking you as a sponsor throughout the promotional cycle of the Annual Conference & Expo with link to your website.
  • Company name and logo in February issue of Mining Engineering magazine.
Onsite Promotions:
  • Receive eight tickets (one full table) to the SME Foundation Gala Dinner.
  • Ability to bring two pop-up banners to display at the gala dinner.
  • Recognition during thank you announcements at the gala dinner
  • Recognition on signage as exclusive Gala Dinner Sponsor.
  • Tweets and Facebook posts recognizing you as a sponsor.
  • Company name/logo scrolling on the overhead screen throughout the dinner.
  • Listing in the SME pocket program as a sponsor (deadlines apply).
  • Listing in the Foundation Gala Dinner program as the exclusive Gala Dinner Sponsor.
After the Conference:
  • Company name and logo in April issue of Mining Engineering magazine.
  • Company logo and link included in the thank you email to all gala dinner attendees.
Become a Sponsor

SME FOUNDATION GALA DINNER AFTER-DINNER RECEPTION SPONSOR

After-Dinner Drinks, Dessert and Dancing
$8,000 EXCLUSIVE

Sponsored by:


SME FOUNDATION GALA DINNER WINE SPONSOR

$8,000 EXCLUSIVE

Sponsored by:

SME FOUNDATION GALA DINNER COCKTAIL SPONSOR

$5,000 EXCLUSIVE

Sponsored by:

SME FOUNDATION GALA DINNER TABLE SPONSORSHIP

$3,000 (MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE)

A VIP table sponsorship is the ideal way to entertain your clients, staff and friends for a fun evening, all while supporting the SME Foundation. Sponsorship includes a VIP table for 8 individuals.

 

Benefits include:

  • Receive eight tickets (one full table) to the SME Foundation Gala Dinner.
  • Company logo displayed on your table, recognizing you as the sponsor.
  • Company name and logo in April issue of Mining Engineering magazine.
  • Company name/logo scrolling on the overhead screen throughout the dinner.
  • Listing in the dinner program as a Table Sponsor.

Become a Sponsor