Exhibiting at ISWA World Congress/ WASTECON® 2017

2017 ISWA World Congress & WASTECON® Sponsorship Opportunities

Two International Events, One Great Location

September 25–27, 2017
Baltimore, MD

In 2017 the Solid Waste Association of North America’s WASTECON® conference co-locates with the International Solid Waste Association’s World Congress to offer two exciting international events in one location.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to showcase your products and services at the premier solid waste conference for the industry. Thousands of industry professionals will gather at this convenient Baltimore destination, from the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and around the world.

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®        
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

SUPPORTER LEVEL (Under $2,500)

Aisle Sign

Young Professionals (YP) Programs $500–$2,500 co-sponsorship (Limited)

YPs bring in energy and drive new ideas, something that is imperative in our industry for technological improvements. Supporting the growing SWANA YP program gets your brand and name recognition in front of this pivotal demographic early in their career in solid waste management—and they won’t forget it.

  • Sponsor’s name and logo on all related signage, invitations, and promotional materials
  • Company name and sponsorship recognition before announcing winners for the competition
  • Sponsor may distribute promotional literature near finalist display

Convention Bag Literature Insert $1,400

Insert your organization’s postcard or promotional piece into the convention bag handed to each attendee at registration. This opportunity is limited to three total sponsorship inserts. Production not included. Limit one per organization.

Aisle Sign $1,500 per aisle

Draw extra attention and visibility to your booth by sponsoring your aisle. Your organization’s name and copy will be hung on a banner below the aisle sign. Only one banner per aisle.

Refreshment Breaks $2,400

Multiple opportunities available both in and out of the exhibit hall.

  • Sponsor name and logo on break area signage
  • Space to leave brochures or small tokens for attendees
  • Sponsor representative may greet and network with attendees
  • Options may include branded collateral (e.g., napkins, aprons, etc.) at an additional cost

SELECT LEVEL ($2,501–$7,999)

Includes all Supporter Benefits above.

Aisle Sign

Convention Bag Pen Insert $3,600

Insert a pen inscribed with your organization’s name, logo, and information into the convention bag for all attendees to use. Production not included.


Registration Area $7,000

Sponsor the Registration Area where thousands of 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/incorporated into the design of the registration desks and décor
  • Registration staff uniform to include your logo

Digital Signage $7,000

Digital conference informational signage at numerous high-traffic areas provides an excellent opportunity to deliver promotional messages to attendees. Screens mounted outside each workshop room will post important information throughout the convention. Customize a message that encourages attendees to visit your booth or website, or announce a special offer.

  • Sponsor’s copy on all digital signage
  • Customized for each day

SIGNATURE LEVEL ($8,000–$15,000)

Includes all SELECT Benefits above.

Invitation-only SWANA and ISWA Board Leadership Dinner

Co-sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $10,000. Contact us for details

The industry leader event is a special evening of networking and entertainment for the SWANA and ISWA leadership, boards of directors, and invited guests. This invitation-only event is attended by the who’s who of the solid waste industry.

  • Sponsor’s name and logo on all related signage, invitations, and promotional materials
  • Sponsor may present guests with a small token
  • Sponsor acknowledged and thanked for support by SWANA President and CEO
Power-Up Charging Lounge

5K Charity Fun Run (or Walk!) $8,500

SWANA is thrilled to invite you to participate in the ISWA World Congress & WASTECON® 2017 5K Fun Run/Walk with proceeds supporting ISWA Scholarship Programme, an international charity.

  • Your company logo on race start/finish line signage
  • Your company logo on participant t-shirts
  • Your logo on event promotional emails
  • Your logo on the WASTECON® mobile app with one push notification to attendees

Power-Up Charging Lounge $8,800

Call attention to your company’s participation by sponsoring the popular Charging Stations located in high-traffic and strategic areas of the convention and trade show.

  • Sponsor’s name and logo on all related signage
  • Sponsor may distribute literature or collateral at charging stations
  • Sponsor’s name and logo incorporated

Badge Lanyards $9,000

Your company’s name and logo appear exclusively on the official WASTECON® 2017 name badge lanyards worn by convention attendees.


Wall of Ideas $9,500

Your company’s name and logo can greet convention participants as they write down their ideas, comments, and insights on the 2017 Wall of Ideas. Topics include workshop proposal ideas for 2017, what topics and themes attendees like best, and suggestions to improve the convention.

  • Sponsor’s name and logo on all materials and signage related to the Wall of Ideas
  • Acknowledgment as sponsor on all Wall of Ideas boards
  • Sponsor may distribute promotional literature
Power-Up Charging Lounge

Registration Convention Bag $9,800

Your company’s name and logo can appear exclusively on one side of the official registration bag. Production included; two-color imprint.


WiFi and Mobile App $10,000

Two phenomenal platforms in one package! The mobile app offers a diverse range of branding opportunities in front of tech-savvy SWANA professionals—even before they arrive at WASTECON®. Attendees will download the convention app before they arrive to peruse the events, create their own schedule highlighting specific exhibitors to visit, view presenter bios and more. In addition, all attendees using Wi-Fi at the convention center will need to first log on via a landing page branded with your logo and marks.

  • 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
  • Sponsor recognized on mobile app & sponsor material incorporated into app

PREMIER LEVEL ($15,000–$22,000)

Includes all SIGNATURE Benefits above.

Exhibitor Booth

Executive Club Lounge $13,500

Limited to Executive registration package attendees and select, invited guests, the sponsor of the new Executive Club is guaranteed exclusive access to the who’s who in the solid waste industry.

  • Sponsor’s name and logo on all related signage
  • Sponsor’s name and logo incorporated into workstation screensavers and background
  • Sponsor’’s name and logo featured as wallpaper, with browser set to sponsor’s website
  • Sponsor’s VIP clients may be admitted with SWANA approval
  • Sponsor may distribute literature or promotional material
  • Email recognition on customized email invitation sent directly to VIP from president

2017 Sessions $20,000 Two opportunities!

International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and Solid Waste Association of North America are joining forces for an historic conference in Baltimore in September, 2017. As this event draws near, there is no better way to get in front than sponsoring one of the Keynote Sessions.

Choose from the following Keynote Sessions:

  • Opening Ceremony & Keynote (Monday, September 25 – 10:00)
  • Climate Change Keynote (Monday, September 25 – 11:00)
  • CEO Roundtable Keynote Panel (Monday, September 25 – 11:45)
  • Flying Sparcs and Ugly Foods — Food Waste Mitigation Luncheon (Monday, September 25 – 12:45)
  • Smart Cities: The Data-Driven Evolution of Waste Management (Monday, September 25 – 14:00)
  • Circular Economy Keynote showcase (Monday, September 25 – 15:30)
  • Smart Technologies and their impact on Collection and Transportation of Waste (Monday, September 25 – 17:15)
  • Megacities Solid Waste Leader Keynote Panel (Tuesday, September 26 – 9:30)
  • The Plastics Economy Keynote (Tuesday, September 26 – 14:00)
  • Marine Litter Keynote Showcase (Tuesday, September 26 – 15:00)
  • Close the Dump Sites Keynote (Wednesday, September 27 – 11:00)

*Extended hours* Welcome Reception $25,000

The combination of complimentary cocktails and a light buffet—and attendees’ excitement about visiting the exhibit hall for the first time—guarantees maximum traffic with no other program competition.

  • Sponsor’s marks on all event-related signage, invitations, and event promotional material
  • Sponsor can distribute giveaways at numerous locations—outside of its booth
  • Public address promotional announcements encouraging attendees to visit sponsor’s booth
  • Opportunity to provide table décor or company-branded items/giveaways Industry Leader Reception Event

World Congress Gala Networking Event

Baltimore street scene

Dinner and entertainment at Camden Yards, the home stadium of the Baltimore Orioles, a major league baseball team. This event is casual. We encourage you to leave your jackets and ties behind and come to this event in your favorite sportswear. Help us make this event a memorable celebration of ISWA and SWANA at the ballpark.

We have many ways for you to get involved.

Partners: $30,000

  • Publicly recognized and thanked as a Partner of ISWA World Congress Gala Networking Event
  • Includes corporate-branded hospitality area
  • Opportunity to reserve seating, in advance, for your staff and customers, who are registered attendees

Elite Sponsors: $25,000

  • Publicly recognized and thanked as an Elite Sponsor of ISWA World Congress Gala Networking Event
  • Includes corporate-branded catering station
  • Opportunity for your representatives to greet attendees as they enter the Gala

Premier Sponsors: $15,000

  • Publicly recognized and thanked as a Premiere Sponsor of ISWA World Congress Gala Networking Event
  • Includes corporate-branded evening activity

Signature Sponsors: $10,000

  • Publicly recognized and thanked as a Signature Sponsor of ISWA World Congress Gala Networking Event
  • Includes corporate-branded bar

Gala Supporters: Less than $10,000

  • Your organization is listed as a supporter of the ISWA World Congress Gala Networking Event

Contact Us

Hotel Info

Hilton Baltimore (Headquarters)
Address 401 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Single/Double: $229.00/night
Additional Person Fee: $20.00
*Government Rate: $159.00/night

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Single/Double: $219.00/night
Additional Person Fee: $25.00
*Government Rate: $159.00/night

Sheraton Inner Harbor
300 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Additional Person Fee: $20.00
*Government Rate: $159.00/night

* Please note that government rated rooms can be booked through the call center only.


Contact VIP Meetings & Conventions
Reservation Department
15901 Hawthorne Blvd
Lawndale, CA 90260
Fax: 310-649-3554
6:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST

Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Preference is given to Exclusive Sponsors for sponsorship opportunities. Preference is also given to ISWA World Congress & WASTECON® Exhibitors. To receive maximum exposure and the full benefit of the sponsorship, sponsors must adhere to certain deadlines. Review the list of opportunities and contact our sales team by phone at: 1-888-744-1449 or by email SWANAExhibits@spargoinc.com to make your selection(s).