Sponsorship Opportunities

MINEXCHANGE offers a range of sponsorship packages designed to suit all of your needs. Each allows you to showcase your products, services and thought leadership to top executives and decision-makers in the mining, metallurgy & exploration network.

Sponsorships are strategically built to maximize your engagement with SME members and conference attendees throughout the entire promotional cycle of the conference.
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Pre-Conference:

  • Logo prominently displayed on conference website and SME website
  • Logo prominently displayed on specific promotional collateral for conference
  • Co-branded, cause-marketing social media campaigns before, during and after conference promoting your Influencer level partnership
  • Logo, company description and contact information listed in conference Pre-ShowGuide and ShowGuide, distributed to 20,000+ individuals/companies in the January and February editions of Mining Engineering magazine.

Onsite Promotions

  • Customizable banner advertisement on conference mobile app (link to your featured web content)
  • Logo displayed on all premier sponsor signage onsite (includes wall clings, exhibit hall entrance, directional units, hotel signage, etc.)
  • Logo on sponsor floor cling in front of your booth on EXPO show floor
  • Co-branded social media recognition onsite during conference
  • Logo, bio and contact info displayed prominently under Influencer Sponsors in pocket program
  • Logo, company description and contact information prominently displayed in conference mobile app (link to your featured web content)
  • Sponsorship recognition ribbons for company personnel

Post-Conference

  • 6 Exhibitor Priority Points towards your booth selection in 2023 (points are earned for current year exhibitors only).
  • Logo and name included in thank you email sent to all attendees after conference
  • Logo remains prominently displayed on website until promotions for 2023
  • Brand exposure in industry publications

ATTENDEE EXPERIENCE:

SME/AIME Awards Dinner & Closing Event

$25,000
Exclusive
Put your company name in front of 500+ attendees for an evening of entertainment and fun, all supporting our mission to build consensus for a strong, environmentally sound mineral industry around the world.

Sponsorship includes high-visibility branding, two VIP tables (10 seats each), email marketing and other customizable benefits to reach our audience.

Become a Sponsor

 

Operator’s Forum

$20,000
Exclusive
The Operator’s Forum is an afternoon technical session that takes a less technical, more tangible, audience engagement focused approach to exploring an exciting theme in the industry. Leverage SME's unique membership audience by working with our Programs team on a theme and speaker(s) important to your business.

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SME Foundation Gala Dinner Title Sponsor

$20,000
Exclusive
Put your company name in front of hundreds of industry movers-and-shakers for an evening of entertainment and fun, while supporting the SME Foundation’s mission to build consensus for a strong, environmentally sound mining, mineral and exploration industry.

Sponsorship includes high-visibility branding, two VIP tables (10 seats each), email marketing and other customizable benefits to reach our audience.

Become a Sponsor

 

Move Mining Competition

$25,000
Exclusive
Champion the 2021-2022 Move Mining competition, as teams from around the world use technology, creativity and innovation to share their ideas on how to positively “move” the public perception of mining.

[SOLD]


TOP-TIER BRANDING & ENGAGEMENT:

Conference Bag Sponsor

$25,000
Exclusive
Brand the conference attendee bags with your logo/design of your choice. Bags distributed to all 6,000+ attendees upon registration.

[SOLD]

 

Conference Lanyard Sponsor

$25,000
Exclusive
Your logo on the neck of 6,600+ attendees for duration of the conference.

[SOLD]

 

Hotel Key Cards

$20,000
Exclusive
Your logo and/or image of your products/services in the hands of all attendees at the Headquarter Hotel. Fully customizable to include a QR code, your booth number, contact information and more.

Become a Sponsor

 

Exhibit Hall Food and Beverage

$20,000
Exclusive
Sponsor the Food & Beverage pavilions at MINEXCHANGE, trafficked by thousands of attendees daily. Your branding showcased within the EXPO hall and conference-wide.

[SOLD]

 


DIGITAL BRANDING:

Conference Mobile App Sponsor

$25,000
Exclusive
Your logo, splash page design and website in the hands of thousands of attendees utilizing the app each day. Customizable direct push messages sent to all attendees via mobile app on your behalf.

Become a Sponsor

 

WIFI Sponsorship

$20,000
Exclusive
Customizable splash screen linked to your website, customizable password for attendees to utilize when connecting to WiFi throughout the duration of the conference. Top-tier branding throughout conference.

Become a Sponsor

 

VELOXITY Portal Charging Stations

$20,000
Exclusive
Fully customizable branding of our portable mobile or tablet device charging packs for attendees on the go. Branded Portable Phone Charging Stations will be available near registration AND your booth (if you choose).

Become a Sponsor

 

* Any combination of sponsorships values ≥ $20,000 qualifies your company as an INFLUENCER level sponsor.

 

Pre-Conference:

  • Logo on conference website
  • Logo included on specific promotional collateral for conference
  • Logo and website included in print and digital advertisements pertaining to your sponsored item/event
  • Company name, description and contact information listed in conference Pre-ShowGuide and ShowGuide, distributed to 20,000+ individuals/companies in the January and February editions of Mining Engineering magazine.

Onsite Promotions

  • Logo on all sponsor signage onsite (includes wall clings, exhibit hall entrance, etc.)
  • Logo on sponsor cling in front of your booth on EXPO show floor
  • Tweets and Facebook posts sent out onsite at the conference recognizing you as a sponsor
  • Company description and contact information listed in onsite pocket program
  • Logo, company description and contact information listed in conference mobile app (link to your featured web content)
  • Sponsorship recognition ribbons for company personnel

Post-Conference

  • 4 Exhibitor Priority Points towards your booth selection in 2023 (points are earned for current year exhibitors only).
  • Logo remains prominently displayed on website until promotions for 2023

Keynote Session Sponsor

$15,000
Exclusive

Align your company with a targeted audience in a captive environment by sponsoring the Keynote Session that kicks off the conference. The Keynote is traditionally attended by 3,000+ and live-streamed on SME Facebook. Exclusive speaking and/or video opportunity.

Become a Sponsor

 

Student Experience Sponsorship

$15,000
Exclusive

SME is proud to bring hundreds of the most promising mining, metallurgy and exploration students from around the world to our conference each year. Sponsor the 2022 Student Experience to connect and engage with the next generation of industry talent.

Become a Sponsor

 

USB Proceedings Flash Drive

$15,000
Exclusive

Your logo on all the USB Proceedings Drives given complimentary to all full conference attendees.

Become a Sponsor

 

Student Forum & Engagement Luncheon

$12,000
Exclusive

Connect with hundreds SME Student Members and future industry leaders. Sponsor will have the opportunity to tailor programming for up to three hours to fit your goals in reaching students in the mining, metallurgy and exploration industry.

[SOLD]

 

SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition – Platinum Sponsorship

$10,000
Limit 3 Companies

Become a Platinum Sponsor of the famous SME/NSSGA Student Design competition to support and engage with students tasked to solve “real world” engineering problems and provide solutions. The teams will be judged on presentation skills, creativity, understanding of aggregate mining processes, and thoughtful methodology.

Become a Sponsor

 

MINEXCHANGE 2022 Daily e-Newsletter Sponsor

$10,000
Exclusive

Join us as the sole, exclusive sponsor of MINEXCHANGE 2022 e-newsletter, The Daily Exchange, delivered to 6,000+ inboxes every morning with pertinent updates and info to the conference day ahead. Your customizable graphic design imbedded into the email template, which we can place lead-tracking info on for your reporting.

Become a Sponsor

 

SME Foundation Gala After-Dinner Reception Sponsor

$8,000
Exclusive

Support the programs and projects of the SME Foundation by sponsoring the Foundation Gala after party! The event will be co-branded with the sponsor and the SME Foundation. VIP table and top-tier branding included.

Become a Sponsor

 

SME Foundation Gala Dinner Wine Sponsor

$8,000
Exclusive

Support the programs and projects of the Foundation Gala with wine! All wine at each table and mention of wine service will be co-branded with your logo and company name. The event will be co-branded with the sponsor and the SME Foundation. VIP table and top-tier branding included.

[SOLD]


Full Week Session Series

$7,500
Exclusive

Reach a captive, targeted audience and align your brand with industry experts by sponsoring a full series of theme–specific Technical Sessions at MINEXCHANGE. You select the technical session topics that are most important to you and your customers.

Become a Sponsor

 

Attendee Ribbon Wall

$7,500
Exclusive

Your logo and branding prominently displayed on the Ribbon Wall. The Ribbon Wall is located near the high-trafficked lobby/registration area. Attendees constantly visit the Ribbon Wall as it is refreshed throughout the conference.

Become a Sponsor

 

International Reception

$7,500
Limit 2 Companies

The ideal sponsorship to network with over 400 international peers, customers and clients as they enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a hosted bar. The International Reception is a perfect way to network with international executives face-to-face.

Become a Sponsor

 

SME Health & Safety Division 5k Run/Walk Title Sponsor

$6,000
Limit 2 Companies

Your company co-branded at the annual Health & Safety division 5K. Run with SME’s fastest growing division!

Become a Sponsor

 

Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Scotch Nightcap

$6,000
Limit 3 Companies

The Scotch Night Cap consistently brings in 400+ attendees and will feature entertainment by the Base Metals, heavy hors d’oeuvres and scotch tastings.

Become a Sponsor

* Any combination of sponsorships values ≥ $20,000 qualifies your company as an INNOVATOR level sponsor.

 

Pre-Conference:

  • Logo on conference website
  • Logo and website included in print and digital advertisements pertaining to your sponsored item/event
  • Company name and description listed in conference Pre-ShowGuide and ShowGuide, distributed to 20,000+ individuals/companies in the January and February editions of Mining Engineering magazine.

Onsite Promotions

  • Logo on all sponsor signage onsite (includes wall clings, exhibit hall entrance, etc.)
  • Company name and description listed in onsite pocket program
  • Logo and company description listed in conference mobile app (link to your featured web content)
  • Sponsorship recognition ribbons for company personnel

Post-Conference

  • 2 Exhibitor Priority Points towards your booth selection in 2023 (points are earned for current year exhibitors only).
  • Logo remains prominently displayed on website until promotions for 2023

Move Mining Competition Next Gen

$5,000
Exclusive

Champion the 2021-2022 Move Mining Next Gen competition, an international online competition for K-12 participants, tasked to answer one critical question, “What would life be like without mining?”

Become a Sponsor

 

Move Mining Competition Live Event Stream

$5,000
Exclusive

Your company proudly recognized as the Live Event Streaming sponsor on all SME Social Media Channels and live-stream email communications.

Become a Sponsor

 

Women of SME, WAAIME and WIM Breakfast and Panel Discussion

$5,000

Become a champion for women in the mining, metallurgy & exploration industry. The breakfast has continuously been a sell-out event and a great way to connect with other leading female professionals in the industry. Includes a full VIP table, signage and remarks.

Become a Sponsor

 

SME Division Lunches – Title Sponsorship

$5,000
Limit 3 per luncheon

Reach a captive, targeted audience, generate qualified leads and align your brand with industry experts by sponsoring an SME Division Luncheon. Your sponsorship directly supports scholarships to students in their technical-specific fields of discipline. Stand out as an employer of choice and an industry champion.

Includes VIP table for 10, opportunity to distribute small promo-piece to attendees.

Available Luncheon Sponsorships include: Coal & Energy Division, Environmental Division, Mineral and Metallurgical Processing Division, Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division and the Mining & Exploration Division.

Become a Sponsor

 

SME Health & Safety Division Breakfast – Title Sponsorship

$5,000
Limit 2 Companies

Drive your company’s commitment to excellent health and safety standards by collaborating with the SME Health & Safety Division, the fastest growing Division within SME! Title breakfast sponsorship include VIP table for 10, may distribute promotional literature to attendees and opportunity to give remarks to audience during introductions.

Become a Sponsor

 

SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition – Title Sponsorship

$5,000
Limit 3 Companies

Sponsor the famous SME/NSSGA Student Design competition to support and engage with students tasked to solve “real world” engineering problems and provide solutions. The teams will be judged on presentation skills, creativity, understanding of aggregate mining processes, and thoughtful methodology.

Become a Sponsor

 

SME Foundation Gala Dinner VIP Table Sponsorship

$3,000

A VIP table sponsorship is the ideal way to engage and entertain your clients, customers, staff and friends for a fun evening, in support of the SME Foundation Programs.

Become a Sponsor

 

Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Scotch Nightcap – Supporting Sponsorship

$3,000
Limit 3 Companies

The Scotch Night Cap consistently brings in 400+ attendees and will feature entertainment by the Base Metals, heavy hors d’oeuvres and scotch tastings.

[SOLD]

 

SME Young Leaders Mentor Luncheon

$2,500
Limit 2 Companies

Put your company in front of 150+ emerging leaders in mining, metallurgy and exploration. Sponsorship includes opportunity to speak to audience for 1 minute, VIP tickets, and ability to distribute promotional literature to attendees.

Become a Sponsor

 

SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition – Supporting Sponsorship

$2,500

Support and engage 1st hand with students tasked to solve “real world” engineering problems and provide solutions. The teams will be judged on presentation skills, creativity, understanding of aggregate mining processes, and thoughtful methodology.

Become a Sponsor

 

Move Mining Competition “Finalist Team” Sponsor

$2,500

Sponsor the unique opportunity for an international team to travel and participate in the 2021-2022 live Move Mining event.

Become a Sponsor

 

* A combination of sponsorships valued between $2,499 ≥ $5,999 qualifies your company as a CONNECTOR level sponsor.

 

 

Pre-Conference:

  • Company name on conference website (link to your featured web content)
  • Logo included in print and digital advertisements pertaining to your sponsored item/event
  • Company name and description listed in conference Pre-ShowGuide and ShowGuide, distributed to 20,000+ individuals/companies in the January and February editions of Mining Engineering magazine.

Onsite Promotions

  • Logo on all sponsor signage onsite (includes wall clings, exhibit hall entrance, etc.)
  • Company name and description listed in onsite pocket program
  • Company name and description listed in conference mobile app (link to your featured web content)
  • Sponsorship recognition ribbons for company personnel

SME Division Lunches – Supporting Sponsorship

$2,000
Limit 3 per luncheon

Partner with SME’s Divisions and their members to engage directly with an audience that matters most to you.

Available Luncheon Sponsorships include: Coal & Energy Division, Environmental Division, Mineral and Metallurgical Processing Division, Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division and Mining & Exploration Division.

Become a Sponsor

 

SME Health & Safety Division 5k Run/Walk – Supporting Sponsorship

$2,000
Limit 3 Companies

Your logo displayed on the t-shirts handed out to each runner and event signage. Sponsorship includes 3 runner registrations. Run with SME’s fastest growing division!

Become a Sponsor

 

SME 2022 Photo Contest Sponsorship

$2,000
Limit 3 Companies

This fun and engaging contest is a great way to get in front of industry professionals excited to share their perspectives on anything from day-to-day responsibilities to innovative technologies. You will be co-marketed throughout the contest on social media, email, e-news and the SME Community. Anyone in the industry can submit photos which puts your company in front of well over 15,000 industry professionals.

Become a Sponsor

 

 

Mobile App Banner Advertisement

$2,000
Limit 3 Companies

Your custom, hyperlinked banner advertisement displayed on the landing page of the conference mobile app.

Become a Sponsor

 

Single Technical Session Sponsorship

$2,000

Includes logo signage, promotions as sponsor in program and app and 6ft table in the room for sponsor’s display.

Become a Sponsor

 

* A combination of sponsorships valued ≥ $2,499 qualifies your company as an AUTOMATER level sponsor.