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IRC 2016 Sponsorship Package
IRC 2016 Sponsorship Package

The Organizing Committee of the 10th International Rangeland Congress (IRC) invites you to be part of the world’s largest and most significant Congress on grazing and wild lands. Held every three to five years, the Congress brings together those with an interest in all types of rangelands and pasture grazing from all corners of the globe. The Tenth International Rangeland Congress will be held at Saskatoon's Convention Centre - Teacher's Credit Union Place (TCUP) in Saskatchewan, Canada from July 17-22, 2016.

We look forward to hosting this International Congress as it provides us the opportunity to showcase our grazing lands, our research and development efforts and our management practices to attendees from around the globe.

The overall theme of the Congress is ‘The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High-Tech World’. We have put together an ambitious program to meet the aim of the IRC to promote the interchange of scientific and technical information on all aspects of rangelands and grass farming.

In addition to scientific program, exciting and informative pre- and mid- congress tours will showcase western Canadian rangelands, livestock operations, cultural and heritage sites and the spirit of the people. There will be ample opportunity for networking and interactive learning for researchers, extension personnel, educators, extension agents, livestock producers, land managers, wildlife managers, agribusiness professionals, policy-makers and all those who have an interest in forage-based production systems, including crop-livestock systems. Delegates from around the world are expected to attend IRC 2016.

We invite you to showcase your support for vital range-based industries and resources through the various opportunities included in this sponsorship prospectus. There are sponsorship levels to suit all organization types, objectives and budgets to enable all interested organizations to be part of this Congress. Early confirmation of your participation will ensure an even higher level of pre-Congress exposure. As a sponsor of the IRC, your name or logo will be included in the extensive promotional campaign implemented in the lead-up to the Congress.

On behalf of the IRC 2016 Organizing Committee, we extend to you a warm welcome and we look forward to the possibility of having your organization aligned with this world class Congress in July 2016.

Bruce Coulman & Duane McCartney
Congress Co-Chairs

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About the Congress

There have been nine International Rangeland Congresses held to date. The first IRC was held in Denver, Colorado USA in 1978. The most recent Congress was held in Rosario, Argentina in 2011.

Past Congresses and their attendance are listed below in reverse chronological order:

  • Rosario, Argentina, 2011; 510 delegates
  • Hohhot, China in 2008; 1700 delegates
  • Durban, South Africa in 2003; 400 delegates
  • Townsville, Australia in 1999; 460 delegates
  • Salt Lake City, USA in 1995; 706 delegates
  • Montpellier, France in 1991; 820 delegates
  • New Delhi, India in 1988; 200 delegates
  • Adelaide, Australia in 1985; 450 delegates
  • Denver, USA in 1978; 700 delegates

Historically, the Congress attracts:

  • high calibre speakers including: world-leading researchers, research organization heads and representatives of international organizations such as CSIRO and FAO
  • 15-20 sponsors providing in excess of half a million dollars in investment
  • a high level of media - print, radio and television coverage

Delegate background
Delegates attending the International Rangeland Congress tend to be:

  • Rangeland researchers and educators
  • Extension agents
  • Graduate-level university students
  • Agri-business professionals
  • Policy makers
  • Leading livestock producers, land managers and farmers

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Raise your profile by showing support for rangeland and all its related sectors
  • Reinforce your credentials as a key player and supporter of these sectors
  • Gain global recognition from the delegates
  • Publicize your activities and promote your organization
  • Support the future of rangeland
  • Meet the R&D movers and shakers in the industry and interact with them during sessions and planned social events
  • Strengthen relationships with existing clients as well as develop new contacts

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IRC 2016 Sponsors

Thank you to our
2016 International Rangeland Congress
Sponsors & Supporters!

 

USDA-ARS

 

USDA - US Forest Service

 

USDA - NRCS

 

SK Ministry of Agriculture

INRA

Government of Canada - Species at Risk

 

US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management

 

US Geological Survey

 

Utah State University - Reed Funk Rangeland Travel Funk

Reed Funk Fund

 

University of Saskatchewan

 

U of S College of Agriculture & Bioresources

 

Western Beef Development Centre

 

Chadron State College

Sk Forage Council

 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities range from $3,000 to $50,000. There are six sponsorship levels: Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Supporter along with four special sponsorship opportunities (ranging from $3,000-$35,000).

$CDN
$50,000
$40,000
$30,000
$20,000
$10,000
Under $10,000 cash, in-kind support, support for own delegates, etc
 
Complimentary Registrations
5
4
3
2
1
Congress Banquet Tickets
5
4
3
2
1
Trade Show Booth Space
Host July 17th Workshop
Congress Website
Sponsor logos will be featured in right hand margin of site
Logo on Email Announcements
 
Registration Brochure
Logo on front cover
Logo on front cover
Logo inside
Logo inside
Logo
inside
Name listed inside
Full Page Ad
3/4 Page
Ad
1/2 Page Ad
1/4 Page Ad
1/6 Page Ad
Delegate Handbook
Logo on front cover
Logo on front cover
Logo inside
Logo inside
Logo
inside
Name listed inside
Full Page Ad
3/4 Page
Ad
1/2 Page Ad
1/4 Page Ad
1/6 Page Ad
Advertisting Insert (provided by sponsor)
Promotional Item (provided by sponsor)
VISUAL RECOGNITION DURING SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
Opening & Closing Sessions
Logo on rotating sponsor thank you Powerpoint slides
Verbal recognition
All Sessions
Logo on rotating sponsor thank you Powerpoint slides

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Special Opportunity Sponsorships
Congress
Banquet
Opportunity to be the official sponsor(s) of the Congress Final Banquet being held on Friday, July 22, 2016. Benefits include:
- Recognition as the official Congress Banquet sponsor(s)
- Logo featured on the dinner menu
- Opportunity to provide menu item supplied by your organization
- 10 dinner tickets (sole sponsor only) or 2 per $7,000 sponsorship
- Opportunity to display retractable banner at the banquet
- Formal acknowledgement during the banquet and opportunity to address audience (5 min)

$35,000
(to be sole banquet sponsor)

OR

5 opportunities of
$7,000 each

Rancher-Stockmen-Cattlemen-Herdsmen
Forum

Opportunity to be the official sponsor of the Friday Forum on Friday, July 22, 2016. Benefits include:
- Recognition as the official Forum sponsor
- Logo featured on signage outside of meeting room
- Opportunity to provide 5 minute speech to forum attendees
- Opportunity to display retractable banner at the event
$25,000
Networking
Breaks
Opportunity to sponsor one or more of the 7 networking breaks during the five-day program. Benefits include:
- Recognition as the official Networking Break sponsor
- Logo featured on signage at the break stations
7 opportunities of $5,000 each
Delegate Bag Monochromatic logo screenprinted alongside IRC 2016 logo
$15,000 will ensure your logo is the only logo on the delegate bag alongside the IRC 2016 logo
OR f
or $3,000, up to five organizations can have their logo alongside the IRC 2016 logo

$15,000
(to be sole sponsor)
OR
5 opportunities of $3,000 each

 

Early confirmation of your sponsorship will ensure the highest level of exposure in the Congress’ extensive promotional campaign.

If you are interested in becoming a IRC 2016 Sponsor, please download our Sponsorship Package to complete the "Application to Sponsor" on page 12.

IRC 2016 Sponsorship Package
IRC 2016 Sponsorship Package

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Gold Sponsors

ARS-USDA
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SK Ministry of AgriculturespacerEnvironment Canada

Joint Sponsor

ACIAR

Silver Sponsors

US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Land ManagementspacerUS Dept of the Interior - US Geological Survey

Utah State - Reed Funk
Reed Funk Fund

Bronze Sponsors

U of S College of Agriculture & BioresourcesspacerWestern Beef Development Centre

Supporters

University of Saskatchewan

Chadron State College

SK Forage Council

Australian Rangeland Society

Tourism Saskatoon

 

Sponsor X IRC 2016

 

 

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