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CANCELLED - CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo - DUE TO COVID-19

Thank you for your patience awaiting our response and please be safe during this time of worldwide concern. It is with deepest regret Infrastructure Resources is announcing the cancellation of the 2020 CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although over 800 people were still planning to attend, the safety concerns in California have now escalated to the point where we feel the safety of our attendees could be in jeopardy. Last night California Governor Gavin Newsom issued guidelines recommending the cancellation of gatherings of 250 or more people. You can read the directive here:  https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Gathering_Guidance_03.11.20.pdf

What does this mean for you?

The cancellation of our event forces us to make difficult decisions. Infrastructure Resources truly appreciate your partnership with us over the years and hopes the good will we have built with you, and our track record of always doing the right thing, will allow you to work with us during this difficult time despite the fact that we, regrettably, are not able to offer any kind of refund on exhibit space or sponsorships, although certain incidental charges will be refunded. We ask for your patience as we work through the details. We will be in touch with you over the next 30 days to discuss the status of your specific contract. Any adjustments will be processed within 90 days.

The majority of the costs to produce a trade show have been invested in the planning, marketing and production of the event well before it takes place, so cancelling does not significantly reduce our investment. A good percentage of our investment was in marketing and in many cases your name and/or logos were included in those campaigns, helping to build your brand and link it to damage prevention. As your damage prevention partner, we wish we were able to do more, but at this point, refunds are simply not an option.

If you have already shipped materials, please contact Shepard (our decorator) Customer Service at (702) 507-5278 or lasvegas@shepardes.com. They can arrange to have their carrier pick up directly from the location in the kit.

IR is looking into alternative solutions for our exhibitors and sponsors that will help elevate your industry presence outside this premier industry event and mitigate, to some extent, the lost revenue of cancelled booth space. Please look for additional information from us over the next few weeks regarding this.

 

Looking forward

If you have any questions about our 2020 or 2021 events, contact Infrastructure Resources at info@emailir.com or Vicki@emailir.com.

  • If you have any questions regarding the CGA, their committee meetings, or their new 2021 event contact CGA directly at 703-836-1709
  • We are excited about our 2021 event in Tampa and all the new things we have in store for you. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Learning Labs
 

Cost: $7,500
Available: Two (2)
Located in the Exhibit Hall, Learning Labs are gathering places for educational opportunities and events. Add your name to a learning lab that seats up to 150 attendees. Your logo is incorporated into the name of the Lab, and is represented on 150 headphones used by attendees in each session held in the lab.

WiFi
Cost: $5,000
Available: Two (2)
Getting ready to send that email of paramount importance, the attendee in question confidently hits the “send” button. With a slight swagger, they begin to put their tablet away. But then… the dreaded “No Internet Connection” message stops them in their tracks. Trepidation and a feeling of impending doom begin to set in. What now? Let’s not go down that road. Instead, ensure all attendees can freely and happily access the internet to their hearts content through your WiFi sponsorship. Each and every time they connect to WiFi, your name is there to welcome them.

Audio Visual
ONLY 3 LEFT!
Cost: $3,000
Total Available: Four (4) - Sold: One (1) - Still Available: Three (3)
When hopeful conference attendees walk into a session room looking for ways to solve problems or learn new skills, your logo on the screen promoting your sponsorship of A/V services is a great way to repeatedly show them your commitment to continued education and keep your name top-of-mind throughout the three-day event.

Mobile App
ONLY 3 LEFT!
Cost: $3,000
Available: Three (3)
Many attendees carry a smart phone and/or tablet and utilize the mobile app to access vital information such as sessions, schedules, speakers, exhibitors, networking functions and much more. Take advantage of this opportunity to sponsor the mobile app and have your company logo placed in a rotating banner on the home page every time they open the app.

Outdoor Demo Fair & Picnic Lunch
Cost: $3,000
Available: Four (4)
Support the hands-on experience of an outdoor demo fair in the beautiful Palm Springs weather by sponsoring the picnic lunch provided to all conference delegates as well as Thursday Safety Day attendees.

Session Refreshment Breaks
ONLY 3 LEFT!
Cost: $2,000
Available: Three (3)
With the sheer amount of education and discussion taking place, it’s only right that Conference delegates are given a break on occasion. Be a bastion of relief by providing attendees with refreshments during session breaks. Cheers!

One Call Stakeholder Summit
Cost: $750
Available: Two (2) – Exclusivity Available!
A 50‐ to 70‐minute interactive panel discussion comprised of business leaders within the One
Call industry who gather together to address 2‐3 of the most important or critical issues facing
the locate industry. Sponsorship includes a seat on the panel.

Underground Safety Summit: Locate
Cost: $750
Available: Two (2) – Exclusivity Available!
A 50‐ to 70‐minute interactive panel discussion comprised of business leaders within the Locating industry who gather together to address 2‐3 of the most important or critical issues facing
the locate industry. Sponsorship includes a seat on the panel.

50-Minute Vendor Outreach Session
ONLY 3 LEFT!
Cost: $1,500
Total Available: Fifteen (15) - Sold: Nine (9) - Still Available: Six (6)
Showcase the solutions and services your company offers to the damage prevention community. Vendor Outreach Sessions are designed to educate attendees and promote the features and benefits of your products or services in a classroom setting. A session description provided by you is included in promotional material. Vendor Outreach Sessions are held Tuesday morning before the start of the CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo and are open to all registration types.
 
Attendee Clipboard
Cost: $1,500 + cost of boards
Available: One (1)
Perfect for those times when a hard writing surface is needed. Your imprinted logo on the clipboard keeps your company top-of-mind at the event and later as delegates continue to use their clipboard once they return home.
 
Catch Box
Cost: $500
Available: Six (6)
Passing around a handheld microphone is slow and cumbersome, often only allowing the people on the aisles to participate. Catchbox, the soft throwable microphone, makes audience participation easy. Put your logo on the microphone being tossed around the Damage Prevention Theater during multiple Q&As each day.
 
Event Bag Insert
ONLY 7 LEFT!
Cost: $500 + cost of item
Total Available: Ten (10) - Sold: Three (3) - Still Available: Seven (7)
Everybody loves swag! There is nothing more fun after registering and receiving your event bag than digging through it for the amazing treasures it holds! Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your logo to be one of the first impressions attendees have!
 
Utility Locator Skills Enhancement Workshop Refreshments
ONLY 3 LEFT!
Cost: $500
Available: Four (4)
Learning is hard work! Show your support to attendees who participate in this full-day workshop by providing a refreshment break and box lunch.

THESE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES HAVE BEEN SOLD

Damage Prevention Theater™
Damage Investigation & Claims Resolution Workshop Refreshments
CGA Annual Meeting Breakfast
Charging Stations
Official Event Bag
Pipeline Safety Awareness Summit
Fiber Optic Asset Protection Summit
Water & Sewer Infrastructure Protection Summit
Electric Safety Summit
Excavator's Perspective Summit
Registration
Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting
Session Notes Book
Welcome Reception
Water Bottle

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS
25% deposit due upon receipt of contract for each sponsorship and advertisement.
Balance due January 4, 2020.
For contracts received after January 4, 2020 total amount due upon receipt of contract.
Balances not paid in full by due date are subject to cancellation.
No refunds. IR reserves the right to cancel sponsorship if payments are not made by due dates. If sponsorship is cancelled, IR retains the right to all previously paid funds. Failure to abide by any provisions of this agreement may result in suspension of your right to be a sponsor or seek damages for breach of this agreement.

Contact Vicki Husome for more information on Exhibit Space, Event Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities.
Email: vicki@emailir.com
Phone: 866.279.7755