As the cold spray community and the industry grows, it is important that we remain connected well after the annual meeting has come and gone. For this reason, the action team has added additional annual benefits to our original sponsorship packages. These benefits will allow for your company or team to be highlighted as leaders in the industry through the various media outlets CSAT now utilizes: our newsletter, YouTube, webinars and more.
Below are more in-depth descriptions of what the various levels of sponsorship includes, so that you may choose the level that works best for you and your team.
Explanation of Sponsorship Benefits
Annual Benefit Details
Logo on Website
Get your logo on the CSAT home page. Platinum sponsors are listed at the top!
Link to Business Website on CSAT Website
Have your logo link back to your organization's homepage or other site as requested.
Full Page Company
Going to the sponsors page and selecting your company will open up a full-page description of your company and offerings to the cold spray community. No direct advertising please, keep it technical (description of products you sell are completely ok!)
Logo in Newsletter
Have your logo sent in the sponsors section of our monthly newsletter to over 1400 active list members and 700 attendees.
Company Spotlight in Newsletter
Run a 50-word piece in our newsletter that highlights some new happening, opportunity, or development with your company in the cold spray community!
Sponsored Webinar Talk
To keep community members gathering and learning from each other year-round, the Action Team will be hosting webinars. Your organization can give a talk of your choice that aligns with the CSAT mission. CSAT will promote and market the webinar and your company’s involvement in cold spray.
CSAT YouTube Channel Content Feature
Provide the CSAT Organizing Committee with original videos for our dedicated CSAT YouTube channel to push additional content and drive search results!
Direct Distribution of
Content to Mailing List
Once per year we let you craft your own dedicated newsletter to our CSAT mailing list. The content is entirely up to you but must be fact-based and community appropriate. Advertising and marketing are completely acceptable as like as there is informative, technical content to back it up!
Knowledge Center Post
Write a community-appropriate article on a cold spray topic of your choice to be featured as a "Sponsored Post" on the Knowledge Center with photos, links, etc. as desired.
The Cold Spray Action Team Meeting has been a successful annual meeting for over 10 years, that brings together the cold spray community in the industrial center of Worcester, MA. As sponsors of CSAT, our team wants to make sure that you are able to take advantage of the opportunity to interact directly with the 500+ attendees who are engineers, decision makers, business development experts, academics, and government stakeholders.
Event Benefit Details
Breakfast, lunch, coffee, and heavy hors d’oeuvres are served each day of the meeting for those who have purchased tickets. Table signage grants you the right to place up to 1 2’ by 6’ banner (provided by sponsor) and 3” x 6” logos in plastic signs (provided by the host) on the gathering tables near the eating space. Number of signs will be dependent on the number of tables. Note that depending on the number of sponsors at each level you may be sharing table signage space.
Free Drink Tickets
The cost of ‘free drinks’ at CSAT is not built into the ticket price. These free drinks come from our platinum sponsors! With a Platinum Sponsorship plan, you would provide one drink ticket to each attendee who attends the evening reception of your choice.
We’ll include a dedicated ad for your organization in the digital and print versions of the event program, highlighting key aspects of your company.
Free Event Tickets
Your sponsorship covers the price of the indicated number of virtual or in-person guests!
(Optional) Assure that you and your team have great seats by earning a spot up front by the speakers
Logo on Email Blasts and/or Invite
Your logo will be featured on the bi-weekly email blasts and invitations leading up to the day of CSAT. These messages are sent to over 1,400 active emails.
Choice of Exhibitor Table
There is always a full venue full of exhibitors during the in-person CSAT event – assure that your team is visible and choose a spot for your exhibitor table that best suits your company's needs.
Note: Choice of spots is first come, first serve, so the sooner the better to lock in your choice
5 Minute Lunch
For our platinum sponsors, we are providing the opportunity to take 5 minutes during lunch to introduce your company and highlight major recent developments that people should be aware of. This can be technical or business in nature and should focus on facts and figures that are of interest to the cold spray community.
Logo on Sponsor Banner
Sponsors will get their name and logo on a large banner with the logo size proportionate to their sponsorship level to be hung in a prominently visible location for in-person and virtual attendees.
Visually indicate your level of support on the nametags of all company/organization employees in attendance.
Access to Attendee Demographics
Depending on sponsorship level, get access to attendee demographics such as workplaces, industry sector, and attendance type upon request.
FAQs and Renewal Policy
As a result of the feedback received thus far, we are setting the precedence to allow a consistent sponsorship cycle to run 12 months starting from your original invoice date. Renewals will take place annually. Automated invoices will be sent out each year on the previously established date, unless otherwise specified.
For example: If you have previously received an invoice from CSAT for a sponsorship on October 1, 2020 then you will receive an invoice for sponsorship renewal on October 1, 2021.
NOTE: Due to the nature of the year-to-year event cycle, some benefits, such as logos on the website and newsletter, will end in December, even if renewal dates are later in the Spring. This will allow for sponsors for the upcoming event to have fair representation. We are more than happy to adjust renewal dates accordingly so your organization has a full year of benefits.
If you wish to upgrade your sponsorship level at any time throughout the year, you will obtain pro-rated credit with purchase of upgraded package. This will allow you to continually sponsor the CSAT meeting with added benefits at your convenience. In the event of an upgrade mid-year, your renewal date will remain the same as before. New benefits will need to be accounted for in the upgrade so plan accordingly.
I am a current CSAT Sponsor, how do I adjust our scheduled payment cycle?
To adjust your scheduled payment cycle, contact us to choose a new annual payment date.
What happens if I want to upgrade my sponsorship package?
Ex. Your organization originally received a Bronze sponsorship invoice on February 15, 2021; you are looking to upgrade to the Gold package in August 2021. In this instance, you are subject to pay the difference between the sponsorship packages to complete the transaction. New benefits will need to be accounted for and take time to fulfill so plan accordingly. Your new CSAT Gold sponsorship package will then renew on February 15, 2022.
Are payment plans available to purchase one of your larger sponsorship packages?
Yes! Contact us to define terms for a payment plan to coincide with your sponsorship cycle.
Disclaimer: Due to uncertainty regarding COVID-19, sponsorship packages may be swapped for alternate packages in case of an all-virtual event. Benefits are matched as closely as possible for cost and impact.