February 28 - March 2, 2017 | George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, Texas

Sponsorship Opportunities

HOUSTEX Sponsorships give you the opportunity to reach a broad cross-section of decision makers with your marketing message. The HOUSTEX audience influences buying decisions and represents several growth industries, including, aerospace, defense, industrial machinery, and more. With an HOUSTEX sponsorship package, you will build brand awareness, increase industry exposure, and drive traffic to your exhibit. SME can build a custom sponsorship for your company that best suits your needs and objectives, or you can take advantage of one of our pre-packaged sponsorship opportunities. Click here to fill out our sponsorship form.

Align your company with industry leaders by sponsoring a keynote presentation. Our keynote presenters are recognized as experts in their industries and can give great recognition to your company. You will also receive the keynote registration list to see exactly who attended.

Networking Reception
Align yourself with your target market by sponsoring of one of the most attended events during the show. The Networking Reception will be an open invitation to all exhibitors and attendees but can be customized to incorporate your company message, theme, or branding, or have your own private section.

Sponsored Speaking Event
Do you have a topic or speaker that you think would fit into the HOUSTEX event? Use it as an opportunity to sponsor a custom speaking event. Whether you’re looking to promote your event to targeted group of attendees or open to the entire HOUSTEX audience, our sponsorship team will work with you to coordinate your event within HOUSTEX to best meet your needs.

Let attendees know who and where you are with custom event signage. You will have the opportunity showcase your company with prominent signage in select high traffic areas of the event.

Themed/Branded Areas
Make an area of HOUSTEX all about you by being the exclusive sponsor of a themed/branded area. With the option of signage, giveaways and marketing, you will have a highly visible location that will increase your company’s presence at HOUSTEX. Some available options for a themed/branded area are:

  • Attendee Lounge – A place for attendees to relax and enjoy complimentary amenities like a shoe shine, massage, refreshments, etc.
  • Café – One of the busiest and most captive places on the event show floor.
  • Golf Simulator – Attendees will gather around to see who has the best shot in and take a few of their own.

Registration is one of the busiest areas of the show. Each attendee will have to make their way through registration, making it an ideal location to boost your brand awareness. Have your company’s brand placed on bags, the back of the badges, and signs throughout the area.

Are you “READE” to boost your exhibit ROI? With the READE (pronounced READY) package, you will have everything you need to be more than just an exhibitor at HOUSTEX.

  • Registration giveaway
  • Exhibit Space
  • Advertising in the show directory
  • Digital Upgrade on the online floor plan
  • E-Blast inclusion

There are also other READE package options—like adding video, white papers and pre-event outreach—that you can utilize to increase your event exposure.

Increase your presence at HOUSTEX with the online directory upgrades, Custom E-blasts, white paper downloads and Special Edition Preshow eNewsletters.

Not finding what you’re looking for or have a unique idea that you’d like to align with the event? Please contact Nick Smith at nsmith@sme.org or 313.425.3166 to schedule a time to discuss the different ways we can integrate and enhance your event participation.

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  • We offer a variety of sponsorship elements to meet every budget range. Tell us what you're generally interested in (select all that apply)
  • If you chose "Other", or have a specific sponsorship element in mind, tell us more. Let us know your budget range for sponsorship so that we can better identify options for you.

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