VAPPA 2018 Business Partner Letter

VAPPA, the Virginia chapter of the national APPA institute (Association of Physical Plant Administrators) is pleased to announce that Hampden-Sydney College will host the 2018 VAPPA Conference on campus, March 6 and 7, 2018.  All educational state agencies, universities, K-12 & museums throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia are invited and encourage to participate.

The Conference starts March 6 with an open house and an evening reception.  The following day, March 7, will be a day of seminars, break-out sessions and classroom opportunities.  The conference is an excellent platform for networking and discussions of best practices between business partners and the educational facilities leaders. The Conference will demonstrate state-of-the-art tools and technology to support educational facility professionals, who are tasked with meeting the goals for current and future needs of our students and campus.  We are estimating that there will be around 125 attendees at the Conference.

We are currently seeking sponsors to help to cover the costs of hosting such an event.  The following  levels are being offered:

Gold Sponsorships                                                         $3,000              

Silver Sponsorships                                                       $2,000

Bronze Sponsorships                                                     $1,000              

General Sponsorships                                                    $  500

We also have hosting opportunities for various events, such as the Tuesday night reception, Wednesday breakfast and lunch (with key note speaker) Please contact us for further information regarding these events.  Each sponsor will have their corporate logo on the flyers and presentation materials throughout the Conference.  A sponsorship of $1000 or higher comes with two free conference attendee passes.  All other corporate attendees will be charged the registration fee.  Sponsors will be permitted to hand out material or giveaways.

In conjunction with looking for sponsorships, we are also soliciting individuals and/or organizations that would like to present or participate as panelist in round table discussions.  The sessions will run approximately 45 minutes each with topics that would be pertinent and timely for the audience.  These presentations are to be structured as educational sessions that would show organizations how to solve various problems or stay on the cutting edge of technology as well as offer varying solutions to common challenges.  These presentations are not advertising opportunities.  All presentations will be approved by the host VAPPA team and are limited. 

Once again, this is a terrific opportunity to get in front of customers.  I look forward to hearing from you and are in hopes that you plan to attend.  For more information please follow the link for business partner registration.

Thank you                               

John Prengaman

Director of Physical Plant

Hampden-Sydney College