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The 25th ASQ Audit Conference

Aug 08, 2016

The ASQ was founded in 1946, and has provided members and their organizations with the resources to achieve performance excellence. Its members have initiated most of the quality methods used throughout the world. The mission of ASQ is to facilitate continuous improvement and increased customer satisfaction by identifying, communicating, and promoting the use of quality principles, concepts, and technologies, and thereby being recognized as a worldwide authority on quality.  The ASQ Audit Division is an extension of this quest to be the premier resource for quality.

The Audit Division is host to a team of professionals interested in learning more about and advancing auditing as a profession, with a peer network of more than 9,000 individuals from around the world. The Audit Division provides a venue where all can network with people who do similar work and have a common interest in performance excellence. The primary objective of the Audit Division is to promote broader application and use of quality auditing principles for effective business management purposes. 

 

Each year we work to improve and provide the best conference available.  We look for innovative ways to provide as much information and networking opportunities as we can in a 2 day conference. This year the Audit Division is pleased to partner with other division in order to provide attendees with a variety of perspectives across multiple functional areas. This increases your reach into the markets serviced by multiple divisions! 

This year’s conference is being held at the famous Peabody Hotel Memphis, along the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee. Memphis is known for its music and food. Blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll spill out from the clubs along Beale Street, and restaurants dish up barbecue and soul food. Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio, and Presley’s Graceland mansion is a popular attraction.

 

 

 Conference Overview

 

To achieve effective results, auditors are expected to influence managerial decision making with their audit findings. This conference focuses on the auditor’s role in identifying quality system issues to improve performance & processes, revenue, and customer satisfaction, including management planning and the decision making process. It is also the objective of this conference to keep auditors exposed to realizing and managing risk specific to quality, changes to standards, innovations in communications, and ever-changing material, approaches and techniques, in the auditing discipline.

 

Key to Our Success

 

Each year, one of the keys to our success is the invaluable contributions of our sponsors.  For those of you who have supported the Division and the Conference in the past, we thank you for your continued support. For those of you who will be taking advantage of this excellent opportunity for the first time, welcome!  


 

 

 

 


 

  Sponsorship Opportunities

 

The ASQ Audit Division offers high impact sponsorships that enable companies like yours to contribute to the success of the division and the conference while gaining priceless exposure for your products and services. While reaching your target audience, your company will gain lasting recognition.  Your affiliation with the Audit Division Conference will serve as a constant reminder of your commitment to quality. 

 

Our complete sponsorship program offers opportunities for extensive marketing and exposure including:

  • Recognition in the Conference Brochure.  This year we are excited to promote an online brochure that will be available to 65,000+ ASQ members − Recognition via the Audit Division Website including company logo and link to company information
  • Advertising in the Audit Division Newsletter made available to 9,000+ division members
  • Verbal and signage recognition throughout the conference  including handouts, and recognition during lunch and receptions
  • Post-conference attendee list that includes conference attendees and associated organizations and disciplines. Due to ASQ policy, attendees have the option to provide contact information. However, each sponsor has the opportunity to solicit attendees and secure attendee contact information during the conference
  • Exposure in the conference display hall and on Conference bag (depending on sponsor level)
  • Numerous networking opportunities during conference hours and after hours
  • Brand awareness/ advertising

 

 

 

Statistics

Who is your target audience?

Our Attendees Want to Purchase Products and Services for: 

Manufacturing, Software, Business Services, Consulting, Education, Training, Engineering Services, Design and Construction, Health Care, and others.

Primary Industries Represented:

Manufacturing 56.5%, Services 21.3%, Health care 5.3%, Education 3.5%, other 13.4%

The benefit to you and your company is the opportunity to have a dynamic and growing group of quality professionals assist in promoting your products. The conference draws attendees from all over the world.  We are one of the most active divisions in the society, and our outreach is worldwide.  This provides you with the opportunity to network and socialize to a motivated, worldwide, captive audience of approximately 250-350 attendees, for 2 days.

Please carefully consider the sponsorship opportunities listed on the following pages.  Each level offers exposure and face-to-face contact with hundreds of quality professionals, and the opportunity to meet the decision makers ready to implement and enhance their quality programs with your products and services.

 

Don’t Delay!

 

These sponsorship opportunities offer you complete marketing exposure, face-to-face contact with hundreds of service sector professionals, and the opportunity to meet the decision makers ready to implement and enhance their quality programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Platinum - $4,000

  • Two (2) “complimentary” delegate attendances for the two day conference, including hotel room and meals (a $1790 value+ the cost of the hotel room)
  • Sponsor recognition (verbal/ signage) at all events associated with the conference will include the phrase “Platinum Sponsor”
  • Branding space on the Audit Division Conference web site with a link to your website
  • Logo placement on the conference attendee bag (prime location(s) on a first come, first serve basis)
  • Marketing & promotional inserts in conference attendee bag, as well as participating sponsor recognition on all conference related advertisements such as e-blasts, postcards, etc. from participating divisions
  • A “Sponsor’s Table” available during all breakfasts, lunches and dinners for the two day conference, which you can use to meet and network with conference attendees.
  • Company banner prominently placed in conference display area
  • Priority selection of display space, (including table, chairs, & electric), in prominent location of main conference display area.
  • One article (1,000 words), and a 1 page advertisement in the Audit Division quarterly Newsletter “The Audit Report” at no charge
  • Sponsor option to personally award giveaways on stage.  (Allow a few minutes (≤5 minutes) to promote their company.)
  • Receive a complete list of all conference attendees.  Due to ASQ policy, attendees have the option to provide contact information. However, each sponsor has the opportunity to solicit attendees and secure attendee contact information during the conference.

 

 

 

 

 

Gold - $3,000

  • One (1) “complimentary” delegate attendance for the two-day conference including meals (a $895.00 value)
  • Sponsor recognition (verbal/ signage) at all events associated with the conference will include the phrase: “Gold Sponsor
  • Branding space on the Audit Division conference web site, with a link to your website
  • Marketing & promotional inserts in conference attendee bag, as well as participating sponsor recognition on all conference related advertisements such as e-blasts, postcards, etc. from participating divisions
  • A “Sponsor’s Table” available during breakfasts, lunches and dinners for the two day conference, which you can use to meet and network with conference attendees.
  • Company banner prominently placed in conference display area
  • Display space, (including table, chairs, & electric) located adjacent to “Platinum” sponsor(s) in main conference display area. (Location according to sponsor’s contribution precedence level.)
  • Advertisement in quarterly division newsletter – ½ page at no charge
  • Receive a complete list of all conference attendees.  Due to ASQ policy, attendees have the option to provide contact information. However, each sponsor has the opportunity to solicit attendees and secure attendee contact information during the conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver - $2,000

  • One (1) “complimentary” delegate attendance for the two-day conference including meals (a $895.00 value)
  • Sponsor recognition (verbal/ signage) of all events associated with the conference will include the phrase Silver Sponsor
  • Marketing & promotional inserts in conference attendee bag
  • Display space, (including table, chairs, & electric) located in main conference display area (Location according to sponsor’s contribution precedence level.)

 

 

Bronze - $1,000

 

  • Sponsor recognition (verbal/ signage) of all events associated with the conference will include the phrase “Bronze Sponsor
  • Marketing & promotional insert in conference attendance bag

 

Early Bird Opportunity

Sponsor recognition in the collateral materials for conference marketing.

 

The sooner you make a commitment, the more exposure you will receive.  Pre-conference marketing includes top sponsors on all pre-conference mailings and websites.  E-marketing efforts have the potential to be viewed by up to 80,000 quality professionals.

 

For detailed information about sponsorship opportunities, and information on how to sponsor an event please contact

Conference Sponsor Chair, Glenda West at sponsors2016 [at] asqauditconference [dot] org.

 

 

Important Dates and Reminders

 

Speaking opportunities are subject to program development and must be secured by the earliest possible date.

 

  • To qualify for “pre-conference” publicity your contract must be received by June 30, 2016
  • For your Web review to appear in the September issue of “The Audit Report” newsletter, your contract must be received by June 26, 2016
  • For your logo to appear on attendee bag, the Audit Division must receive your logo by July 31, 2016 (Platinum Sponsors only)
  • All Conference Bag Inserts shall arrive no later than October 14, 2016 at the following address below:

 

25th Annual ASQ Audit Division Conference

C/o Quitman White, Audit Division

      THE PEABODY MEMPHIS        149 UNION AVE, MEMPHIS, TN 38103 

 

Important Note:

Please submit two (2) company logos with your contract:

  • A high-resolution “eps” format (300+dpi)
  • A low-resolution “jpeg” format for Web site

 

Sponsor Fees:

 

  • Platinum:    $4,000
  • Gold:          $3,000
  • Silver:         $2,000
  • Bronze:       $1,000

 

Payment Terms – Platinum, Gold, Silver, & Bronze:

  • Please ensure all payments in by 08/05/2016

 

 

 

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