April 24–26, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

The North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC) is a must-attend event for vendors who want to reach both public and private-sector customers with proven purchasing power.

With strong C-suite attendance, NAWTEC brings in the crowd you want to reach. It is widely recognized as the leading International technical conference and trade show focusing on municipal waste-to-energy operational issues and policy, technology and research initiatives.

Sponsorship Levels

Note: Sponsorship availability and benefits and fees may be subject to change. Some sponsorships may be already sold and benefits subject to deadline. Please call to learn which items are still available. Sponsorships not pro-rated.
Enjoy These Benefits of Sponsorship
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Partner Elite Premier Signature Select Support
Over–$30k $22k–$30k $15k–$22k $8k–$15k $2,501–$7,999 $2,500 and below
Email promotion sent to entire membership - by SWANA          
Opportunity to address board of directors          
Recognition by SWANA leadership in relevant speaking presentations to industry          
Testimonials by Leadership for press releases - per SWANA approval        
Logo recognition in all SWANA communication/newsletters regarding WASTECON        
Sponsor Logo Rotating on SWANA Home Page        
Technical Division quarterly newsletter banner advertising 5 Issues 3 Issues 2 Issues      
Complimentary mobile app “Buzz” (Push)    
WASTECON website ad Up to 1 year Up to 6 months Up to 6 months Up to 3 months    
SWANA Member newsletter ad 3 issues 3 issue 2 Issues 1 Issue    
Invitations to president’s lounge 10 6 4 2    
Advertisements in Advance and Final Programs Full Page Full Page Full Page Half Page    
Recognition of sponsorship with company logo in Advance and Final Programs  
Recognition on WASTECON website  
Preshow and post show mailing lists  
Take One distribution  
Recognition in material related to sponsorship
Recognition in board of directors briefing book
Company Name listed as sponsor in Final Program (Not Logo)
Additional “Exhibitor Priority Points” awarded toward booth selection


Monday, April 24
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In
Tuesday, April 25
7:30 am – 7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Happy Hour Welcome Reception
Wednesday, April 26
7:30 am – 12:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Happy Hour Welcome Reception

NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

SUPPORTER LEVEL (Under $2,500)

Convention Bag Literature Insert $900

Insert your company’s postcard or promotional piece into the convention bag handed to each attendee at registration. This opportunity is limited to three total sponsors. Production not included.

Hotel Welcome Letter $2,100

Be the first company to greet attendees! Every attendee will receive an official welcome letter sponsored by you. It will feature must-have information for attendees, including registration instructions, registration desk hours, exhibit hall hours, and much more—along with a personalized message from your company.

SELECT LEVEL ($2,500–$7,900)

Includes all Supporter Benefits above.

Badge Lanyards

Hotel Room Drop $2,600 per day

Extend your organization’s marketing reach by having a promotional item or piece of literature delivered directly to the doors of all conference attendees staying at the conference hotel. Use this item to greet attendees, share your organization’s message, highlight booth giveaways or other conference-related offers, etc. Production and hotel charges not included.

Convention Bag $4,500

Production included; two-color imprint. Your company’s name and logo can appear exclusively on one side of the official convention bags distributed to all attendees and exhibitors when they register.

Badge Lanyards $4,500

Production included; your company’s name and logo appear exclusively on the official WASTECON 2017 name badge lanyards worn by convention attendees.

Registration Area $4,800

Sponsor the Registration Area where all attendees will check in. In addition to a display area near the registration kiosks, the sponsor gets:

  • Sponsor’s name and logo included in prominent signage in the registration area
  • Sponsor’s name and logo incorporated into the design of the registration desks and décor

SIGNATURE LEVEL ($8,000–$15,000)

Includes all SELECT Benefits above.

Meet and Greet

Food Waste-free Lunch $8,200

Join SWANA “walk the talk” as it pursues the fight against food waste at our events. SWANA will work with vendors, suppliers and attendees to minimize the food waste created during meals. As the sponsor you will be connect with these important waste issues.

  • Lunch in the hall is the perfect time to visit attendees—your colleagues, customers, and prospects
  • Sponsor’s marks on all event-related signage, invitations, and promotional material about the event
  • Sponsor can distribute giveaways

Happy Hour Welcome Reception $9,800

There is no other programming planned for this time period. The combination of complimentary cocktails and a light buffet—and attendees’ excitement about visiting the exhibit hall for the first time guarantees maximum traffic.

  • Sponsor’s marks on all event-related signage, invitations, and promotional material about the event
  • Sponsor may distribute literature or collateral at charging stations
  • Sponsor’s name and logo incorporated

Wi-Fi Everywhere $10,000

Digitally connect with attendees by providing free Wi-Fi in the convention center general sessions, workshops, exhibit hall, and common areas. Help attendees download session presentations, keep up with email, tweet comments—and browse your website.

  • Sponsor’s name and logo on signage and promotional material about Wi-Fi access
  • Sponsor name and logo on Wi-Fi log-in page
  • Option to add squeeze page featuring sponsor content or advertisement

NAWTEC Education Conference $14,800

Exclusively sponsoring the educational conference focused solely on waste to energy shows the industry that your organization supports their efforts and is committed to their success.

  • Sponsor’s name and logo on all related signage, invitations, and promotional materials
  • Sponsor may present registrants a small gift
  • Sponsor promotional material to be distributed near session rooms

Exhibits Are Located in the Scandinavian Ballroom

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
35 South 7th St.,
Minneapolis, MN 55402

*Exhibit schedule is tentative and subject to change. Should a change occur, all exhibitors will be notified in writing.

NAWTEC 2017 Exhibit Schedule

Monday, April 24

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Installation
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Show Hours

Tuesday, April 25

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Show Hours

Wednesday, April 26

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Show Hours
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Dismantling

All exhibits must be staffed during show hours.

ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE SET BY 4:00 PM on Monday, April 24. After this time Show Management reserves the right to use any empty space in a way that will complement the overall appearance of the exposition. If you foresee any difficulty in meeting this deadline, you must request a variance. Please contact Judy Spargo at 703-679-3923 or email judy.spargo@spargoinc.com no later than 4:00 PM Sunday, April 23.

Only official contractors, exhibitor appointed contractors and exhibiting company personnel are permitted on the show floor during move-in and move-out.
No one under 18 is permitted on the show floor at any time.

For questions regarding exhibitor operations, please contact:

Chelsea Lear
11208 Waples Mill Rd, Ste. 112
Fairfax, VA  22033
Tel: 571.445.6421
E-mail: Chelsea.Lear@spargoinc.com