Foundation Gala


Join the SME Foundation for the Annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction.

Sponsoring partners: Cashman Equipment CompanyBlack & VeatchMetso Outotec, and J.H. Fletcher

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2022 | Salt Lake Marriott 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 | Polynesian Entertainment

Dress: Business or Hawaiian Aloha Attire


Individual tickets – $125

Ticket includes entry into door prize drawings.


This celebratory kickoff for the SME Annual Conference & Expo supports the industry-advancing programs funded by the SME Foundation. Enjoy the 2022 SME Foundation Annual Gala, mingling with themed cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and awards program. The Gala Dinner will be followed by an after-dinner reception with dessert, drinks, live Polynesian entertainment at the Tiki bar and lounge. Our annual SME Foundation events simply wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous corporate sponsors.

Contact the SME Foundation at for additional information.



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, 2021 – February 1, 2022.
  • 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 16 tickets (two full tables) to the SME Foundation Gala Dinner.
  • Your company logo on custom photo strips from the Photo Booth.
  • 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



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 eight 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