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Sponsorship Information2019-04-10T15:16:58-07:00

BC Blueberry Council is thrilled to host the 2019 IBO Summit.  It will take place in Richmond, BC from June 24 to June 26.  The venue:  Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel -7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, British Columbia, V6X 1A3

Today the blueberry industry is one of endless opportunities for growth. Through continuous research and innovation, we are setting standards and winning fans amongst consumers and industry alike. From food safety to sustainable practices, ours is an industry that is building strength on strength. Driven forward by the power of our collaboration, we share a brilliantly bright blue future.

Sponsorship Opportunity
The IBO Summit is an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and/or services.

It is an international event that gathers together a wide range of decision-making executives from all around the globe. We are looking forward to hosting delegates from Canada, USA, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, Morocco, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, China and other countries. Please see the attached sponsorship package for full details.

International Blueberry Organization.
The IBO is a global organization bringing together leaders from around the blueberry world in all segments of the industry, including blueberry producers and marketers, affiliated businesses, social groups, and governmental organizations worldwide.

IBO comes together to learn, share, increase understanding, distribute information, address mutual challenges, coordinate potential solutions, and explore opportunities. Ultimately, the organization exists to advance the health and sustainability of the blueberry industry.

Its mission is “to collect and share blueberry information, fostering a common goal of increased worldwide blueberry consumption in all forms”. This involves promoting a better understanding of the common interests shared by blueberry growers.

British Columbia Blueberry Council
The BC Blueberry Council represents more than 600 growers, and 30 packer-processors in British Columbia. Our mission is to strengthen the British Columbia highbush blueberry industry through promotions, research, grower support and education.

British Columbia is a land of clear, rushing waters, clean air and rich soil; where the energy of our environment imbues everything we grow. That is why BC Blueberries is so very proud to share this natural energy with the world by hosting 2019 IBO summit.

IBO Summit Sponsorship Packages – ONLY TWO SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE!

Titanium Sponsorship – $40,000 each SOLD OUT
1 Sponsorship Available:

  • Gala Dinner Celebration

Titanium level sponsorships include:

  • 5 minute speaking opportunity to address the attendees of the keynote and to introduce the keynote speaker
  • Prominent signage at sponsored event
  • Promotional item/flyer drop (item/flyer to be provided by sponsor at their cost) at the table settings for 400 attendees
  • 2 x 8’x8’ Complimentary exhibitor booth in a prominent location (value of $5,000)
  • Up to 2 additional complimentary exhibitor reps (value of $800)
  • Complimentary delegate bag insert (value of $500)
  • Complimentary Ad in program (value of $500)
  • Complimentary Ad in the BC Blueberry Council newsletter
  • Full printed insert into the BC Blueberry Council newsletter
  • Logo and link on the IBO Summit 2019 conference website
  • Ongoing recognition throughout the conference in various mediums

Diamond Sponsorships – $30,000 CADSOLD OUT
1 Sponsorship Available:

  • Field Day Package – Grower shuttle buses, field day shuttle buses and field day catered lunch – $30,000 CAD

Diamond level sponsorship includes:

  • Speaking opportunity to address the attendees of the bus/lunch
  • Prominent signage at sponsored activity
  • Promotional item/flyer drop (item/flyer to be provided by sponsor at their cost) at the seats for approx. 150 attendees
  • Complimentary exhibitor booth (value of $2,500)
  • Up to 2 additional complimentary exhibitor reps (value of $800)
  • Complimentary delegate bag insert (value of $500)
  • Complimentary Ad in program (value of $500)
  • Complimentary Ad in the BC Blueberry Council newsletter
  • Logo and link on the IBO Summit 2019 conference website
  • Ongoing recognition throughout the conference in various mediums

Platinum Sponsorships – $15,000 – $20,000 each
4 Sponsorships Available:

  • Tuesday Keynote – $17,500 – SOLD
  • Wednesday Keynote – $17,500 – SOLD
  • Tuesday Lunch – $15,000
  • Wednesday Lunch – $15,000

Platinum level sponsorships include:

  • 5 minute speaking opportunity to address the attendees of the keynote and to introduce the keynote speaker
  • Prominent signage at sponsored event
  • Promotional item/flyer drop (item/flyer to be provided by sponsor at their cost) at the table settings for 400 attendees
  • Complimentary exhibitor booth (value of $2,500)
  • Up to 2 additional complimentary exhibitor reps (value of $800)
  • Complimentary delegate bag insert (value of $500)
  • Complimentary Ad in program (value of $500)
  • Complimentary Ad in the BC Blueberry Council newsletter
  • Logo and link on the IBO Summit 2019 conference website
  • Ongoing recognition throughout the conference in various mediums

Gold Sponsorships – $10,000 – $14,999 eachSOLD OUT
2 Sponsorships Available:

  • Welcome Reception – $12,500 – SOLD
  • Lanyards – $10,000 – SOLD

Gold level sponsorship includes:

  • Sponsorship acknowledgement by event host
  • Prominent signage at sponsored event
  • Complimentary exhibitor booth (value of $2,500)
  • Up to 1 additional complimentary exhibitor reps (value of $375)
  • Promotional item/flyer drop (item/flyer to be provided by sponsor at their cost) at the table settings for 400 attendees
  • Complimentary delegate bag insert (value of $500)
  • Complimentary Ad in program (value of $500)
  • Complimentary Ad in the BC Blueberry Council newsletter
  • Logo and link on the IBO Summit 2019 conference website
  • Ongoing recognition throughout the conference in various mediums

Silver Sponsorships – $5,000 – $9,999 eachSOLD OUT
5 Sponsorships Available:

  • Tuesday morning coffee break – $5,000
  • Tuesday afternoon coffee break – $5,000
  • Wednesday morning coffee break – $5,000
  • Wednesday afternoon coffee break – $5,000
  • Wifi – $7,500

Silver level sponsorship includes:

  • Prominent signage at sponsored event
  • Complimentary delegate bag insert (value of $500)
  • Complimentary Ad in program (value of $500)
  • Complimentary Ad in the BC Blueberry Council newsletter
  • Logo and link on the IBO Summit 2019 conference website
  • Ongoing recognition throughout the conference in various mediums

Bronze Sponsorships – $2,000 – $4,999 eachSOLD OUT
12 Sponsorships Available:

  • Tuesday Breakout sessions (6 to choose from – sponsorship includes 1 session only) – $2,000
  • Wednesday Breakout sessions (6 to choose from – sponsorship includes 1 session only) $2,000

Bronze level sponsorship includes:

  • Sponsorship acknowledgement by the session convenor
  • Promotional item/flyer drop (item/flyer to be provided by sponsor at their cost) on the seats for approximately 100 attendees
  • Logo and link on the IBO Summit 2019 conference website
  • Ongoing recognition throughout the conference in various mediums

Add on options:

  • Delegate bag logo – $1000
  • Delegate bag insert – $500
  • 1/2- Page Ad in the program – $500
  • Full Page Ad in the program – $1000