Business Networking Series Sponsorship EOI

Business-networking-breakfastYarra City Council is seeking sponsors for its 2017 BRAINfoodFORBusiness Networking Series. 

The generous assistance of sponsors is instrumental in keeping the registration costs low for local business operators to access valuable networking opportunities and hear from inspiring speakers that are highly regarded industry leaders.

Sponsorship provides a range of benefits, including exposure and promotion within Yarra’s business community and the wider community.

Business operators interested in becoming a sponsor for next year’s BRAINfoodFORBusiness Networking Series are encouraged to read the information below and complete the online Expression of Interest form.

For more information, contact Angela Collie, Business Liaison Officer, on 9205 5002 or Angela.Collie@yarracity.vic.gov.au

 

About the BRAINfoodFORBusiness Networking Series

The Business Networking program started in March 2010. 

These events provide a forum for the local business community to meet like-minded people, discover new ideas, meet Yarra Councillors and extend networks to facilitate growth and development. 

Previous events have had an attendance of 100 – 200, (depending on the capacity of the venue) including CEOs, managers, local government representatives, and people from local Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

The attendees are mostly from within the City of Yarra, with about 25% of attendees from wider metropolitan Melbourne.

Male and female attendees are very evenly represented.

 

Event Format

The BRAINfoodFORBusiness Networking Event Series comprises two major events, hosted at venues located within the City of Yarra that are of a high standard in their function space and catering.

Each event features a high profile speaker addressing SME business goals, aims, and challenges in the current climate, as well as the opportunity to nextwork.

Ticket prices are kept to a minimum so that businesses feel that they are getting excellent value for their dollar.

The two events for 2016 are:

  • Tuesday 18th March, International Women’s Day Businesswomen’s Networking Luncheon
  • Thursday 6th October, Business Networking Luncheon

 

Benefits of Sponsorship

Supporting the BRAINfoodFORBusiness events will provide your organisation with the following benefits:

  • Exposure to a relevant audience before and during  the event
  • Networking during the event and opportunities to meet with key decision makers
  • Opportunity to present your products and services to the business community
  • Build good will and strengthen relations with the local business community

 

Marketing

Each event is significantly promoted to Yarra businesses and residents, including key decision makers.

Email Campaigns

  • Direct emails to Council’s database of local businesses in the weeks leading up to each breakfast, including sponsor information, speaker profile and event program. Local organisations and companies in the area also send out e-news to their databases.
  • Inclusion in Council’s Business e-Bulletin
  • Banner promotion on the Yarra Business website

Direct mail

  • Promotional flyers and posters for each event are distributed to local libraries, leisure centres and town halls

Website

  • Event promotion on the Yarra Business website, used as the key communication tool by Council to Yarra’s Business community. Unique page views are 2.38 million per year
  • Event promotion on Council’s corporate website

Social media

  • The event is promoted via Council’s twitter feed, which has 2500+ followers

Promotional signage

  • Promotional signage for each event using real estate boards in prominent positions on local roads.

Yarra News

  • Event promotion in Yarra News, Council’s monthly community newsletter, which is distributed to 44,700 homes and businesses.

 

Sponsor Investment

Major Sponsor - $10,000 plus GST

As the Major Sponsor your organisation will be presented as having made a significant contribution to the Networking Series.

Entitlements include:

  • Shared naming rights of the Networking Event Series.
  • Company logo included on all marketing collateral for the Networking Event Series (including but not limited to event invitations, real estate board signage, Council’s website and the Yarra business website)
  • Opportunity to display a company banner at each of the three events.
  • Direct link from Yarra City Business website to your company website.
  • Five complimentary tickets for each event (2 events) - with the opportunity for one person to sit at the head table (when appropriate).
  • Sponsor acknowledgement by Yarra’s Mayor or CEO at the opening address at each event.
  • Opportunity to speak at each event for up to five minutes.

 

Event Supporter - $3000 plus GST

This sponsorship package recognises support for the BRAINfoodFORBusiness Networking Event Series.

Entitlements include:

  • Company logo included on all marketing collateral for the Networking Event Series (including but not limited to event invitations, real estate board signage, Council’s website and the Yarra business website)
  • Recognition of your contribution to the Networking Event Series at each event (3  events)
  • One complimentary seats at each event (2 events)
  • Sponsor acknowledgement by Yarra’s Mayor or CEO at the opening address at each event.

 

In-kind Supporter

In-kind support for the BRAINfoodFORBusiness Networking Event Series could include media, catering or guest speaking.

Entitlements would be arranged to benefit both parties.

If you would like to discuss options for in-kind support, contact Angela Collie, Business Liaison Officer, on 9205 5002 or at Angela.Collie@yarracity.vic.gov.au

 

Door Prizes

Business will have the opportunity to provide door prizes at the events.

Participating businesses will be recognized for their contribution when the prize draw takes place. 

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