2019 Investment Opportunities

Travel and tourism is one of the world’s largest industries. “It surpasses that of export, food products or automobiles,” according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Whether you’re a meetings and hospitality professional or a supplier to the hospitality industry, you are aware of the important role our industry plays in the American economy. Today, organizations are seeking to design a sustainable, strategic plan that will guarantee future success.

The National Coalition of Black Meetings Professionals Investment Portfolio was designed to provide you with education, networking and trackable data. The Annual Conference will provide relevant educational content and networking opportunities for meetings and hospitality professionals and continue to fuel the pipeline for qualified leaders in the hospitality industry. The success and long-term impact of our efforts will depend, in part, on the powerful partnerships we establish with organizations like yours.

NCBMP is committed to improving the quality and ROI of the meetings, conferences and conventions that are managed by its members, which includes professional trade organizations, fraternities, sororities, community service organizations and corporations. Founded 35 years ago, NCBMP was created as a non-profit organization dedicated to elevating hospitality professionals, meeting planners and association executives within the African American markets throughout the country. By creating innovative educational content, eclectic networking experiences, we are directly elevating and impacting the industry.

Clearly, this is an ambitious plan with goals that will significantly affect not only our nation’s education and business communities, but our society as a whole. Our success, however, depends on the investment of time and resources of those businesses and organizations that will ultimately enjoy the benefits that a select number of well-trained industry professionals will deliver. Now is the time! Become an Investment Partner by contributing to NCBMP’s efforts to advance African Americans in the meetings and hospitality industry.

We are excited to announce our Fifth Annual State of Black Tourism will be held in Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2019 and our Fall Conference will take place November 13 – November 16, 2019, in the beautiful city of New Orleans. Attached you will find our Investment Opportunities and Benefits for both events, as well as a commitment form. We look forward to partnering with you!

NCBMP Board of Directors

 

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Annual Conference Opportunities


Strategic Investment Partner - $20,000

Speaking Opportunity – VIP Presentation or Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Planner Reception or one (1) Luncheon

  • Event Signage
  • Social Media Mentions
  • [3] E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (3 months)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo in Sponsorship Section
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Full Page Ad
  • [4] Chairman’s Reception Invitations
  • [4] Conference Registrations
  • [2] Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Passes
  • Video Branding (4 days)
  • Destination Branding at Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show)
  • Attendee Listing
  • Post-Convention Marketing or Survey

Gold Investment Partner - $15,000

  • Event Signage
  • Social Media Mentions
  • [2] E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (2 months)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo in Sponsorship Section
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Half-page Ad
  • [2] Chairman’s Reception Invitations
  • [2] Conference Registrations
  • [2] Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Passes
  • Video Branding (3 days)
  • Attendee Listing

Silver Investment Partner - $10,000

  • Event Signage
  • Social Media Mentions
  • [1] E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (1 month)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo in Sponsorship Section
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Quarter-page Ad
  • [2] Chairman’s Reception Invitations
  • [1] Conference Registration
  • [1] Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Pass
  • Video Branding (2 days)
  • Attendee Listing

Hosted Buyer Program - $15,000

The Hosted Buyer Program provides opportunities for qualified planners to attend the annual conference, many for the very first time. The program will uplift NCBMP and build the membership, one qualified planner at a time.

The Hosted Buyer Program will pair qualified planners with Investment Partners. Each planner is identified, researched, qualified and offered the opportunity to participate in our Conference program. When you invest in a planner, you are provided with a dossier complete with information on the organization and the planner. A current overview and RFP of their meetings will be provided prior to the Conference.  Additionally, you will have an opportunity to meet with hosted buyers at the Chairman’s Reception. You will have the opportunity to contact your planner(s) prior to the conference via email and make an inhouse delivery of your materials upon arrival.

Sponsored Planners: There are already planners eager to participate from the Association, Corporate and Government Sectors.

  • Private Meeting with all hosted buyers (or individual hosted buyer) participating in the Hosted Buyers Program
  • Presentation to all Planners at the VIP Presentation
  • Event Signage
  • Social Media Mentions
  • [2] E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Logo in Sponsorship Section
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • [2] Chairman’s Reception Invitations
  • [2] Conference Registrations
  • [2] Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Passes
  • Video Branding
  • Planner Gift Opportunity (all or individual)

Hosted Buyer Program - Individual Partnership - $1,500

The Hosted Buyer Program provides opportunities for qualified planners to attend the annual conference, many for the very first time. The program will uplift NCBMP and build the membership, one qualified planner at a time.

The Hosted Buyer Program will pair qualified planners with Investment Partners. Each planner is identified, researched, qualified and offered the opportunity to participate in our Conference program. When you invest in a planner, you are provided with a dossier complete with information on the organization and the planner. A current overview and RFP of their meetings will be provided prior to the Conference.  Additionally, you will have an opportunity to meet with hosted buyers at the Chairman’s Reception. You will have the opportunity to contact your planner(s) prior to the conference via email and make an inhouse delivery of your materials upon arrival.

Sponsored Planners: There are already planners eager to participate from the Association, Corporate and Government Sectors.

  • Presentation to all Planners at the VIP Presentation
  • Event Signage
  • Social Media Mentions
  • [2] E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Logo in Sponsorship Section
  • [2] Chairman’s Reception Invitations
  • [2] Conference Registrations
  • [2] Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Passes
  • Video Branding

VIP Presentation - $5,500

The unique VIP Presentation will provide suppliers and planners with a streamlined, focused educational experience that is not only cost effective and exclusive, but more importantly, it will produce measurable results.

This is a breakfast event. Investors will have the opportunity to network with planners throughout the breakfast, brand one (1) table with gifts from their destination and receive 12-15 minutes each to present in front of all the meeting planners who attend the breakfast.

  • Speaking Opportunity – VIP Presentation
  • Event Signage
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • [1] Conference Registration
  • [1] Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Pass
  • [1] Chairman’s Reception Invitation
  • Attendee Listing

Opening General Session - $10,000

  • Event Signage
  • Social Media Mentions
  • [3] E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (3 months)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Full Page Ad
  • [4] Chairman’s Reception Invitations
  • [2] Conference Registrations
  • [2] Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Passes
  • Logo on Gift Note Card with Planner Amenities
  • Video Branding during Opening General Session
  • Words of Welcome at Opening General Session
  • Attendee Listing

Luncheons - $10,000

  • Event Signage
  • Social Media Mentions
  • [3] E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (3 months)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Full Page Ad
  • [4] Chairman’s Reception Invitations
  • [2] Conference Registrations
  • [2] Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Passes
  • Logo on Gift Note Card with Planner Amenities
  • Video Branding at Luncheon
  • Welcome Remarks at Luncheon
  • Destination Branding at Luncheon
  • Attendee Listing

    * NOTE: If individual luncheons are sponsored by different entities, the benefits will be divided accordingly.

Two (2) Investment Partnerships Available


Annual Meeting Breakfast - $10,000

  • Speaking Opportunity at event
  • Event Signage
  • Social Media Mentions
  • [2] E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (1 month)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • [2] Chairman’s Reception Invitations
  • [1] Conference Registration
  • [1] Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Pass
  • [1] Reserved Table
  • Video Branding at the sponsored event
  • Attendee Listing
  • Check Presentation to students during closing session

Educational Assistance Scholarship - $10,000

  • Speaking Opportunity at event
  • Event Signage
  • Social Media Mentions
  • [2] E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (1 month)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • [2] Chairman’s Reception Invitations
  • [1] Conference Registration
  • [1] Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Pass
  • [1] Reserved Table
  • Video Branding at the sponsored event
  • Attendee Listing
  • Check Presentation to students during closing session

 Closing Brunch - $10,000

  • Speaking Opportunity at event
  • Event Signage
  • Social Media Mentions
  • [2] E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (1 month)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • [2] Chairman’s Reception Invitations
  • [1] Conference Registration
  • [1] Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) Pass
  • [1] Reserved Table
  • Video Branding at the sponsored event
  • Attendee Listing
  • Check Presentation to students during closing session

Chairman's Reception (Private Event) - $5,000

  • Branding at the Chairman’s Reception
  • Speaking Opportunity at event
  • 75 Attendees
  • Social Media Mentions
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • [1] Conference Registration
  • [2] Chairman’s Reception Tickets

Please note that this investment opportunity does not include the Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show).


Education Sessions - $4,000

  • Branding at the Session
  • Speaking Opportunity at Session
  • 75 Attendees
  • Social Media Mentions
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • [1] Conference Registration
  • [1] Chairman’s Reception Ticket

Please note that this investment opportunity does not include the Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show).


Board Meeting Breakfast/Luncheon - $3,500

  • Present your destination or service to the NCBMP Board which is estimated value of 60,000 room nights.

Refreshment Breaks - $2,500

  • 200-300 attendees
  • AM and PM Breaks
  • Signage at Breaks
  • Branding at Breaks
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo

Please note that this investment opportunity does not include the Business Exchange (Reverse Trade Show) and/or Conference Registration.

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The State of Black Tourism Opportunities

“The State of Black Tourism” will allow attendees to recognize the significant, undisputable power we own within the meetings industry and how we can positively change the conversation through our buying power. In its fourth year, it will again feature a lively panel discussion with industry professionals and executives from organizations.


 Audio-Visual - $5,000

  • 150-250 attendees
  • Event Signage
  • Branding at the Sponsor Reception
  • Speaking Opportunity at event
  • Social Media Mentions
  • E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (3 months)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • Sponsor Reception Invitations
  • Conference Registrations
  • Reserved Seating
  • Video Branding during Opening General Session
  • Words of Welcome at Opening General Session
  • Attendee Listing

* NOTE: Benefits will be based on strategic investment level (financial and time).


Continental Breakfast - $3,500

  • 150-250 attendees
  • Event Signage
  • Branding at the Sponsor Reception
  • Speaking Opportunity at event
  • Social Media Mentions
  • E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (3 months)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • Sponsor Reception Invitations
  • Conference Registrations
  • Reserved Seating
  • Video Branding during Opening General Session
  • Words of Welcome at Opening General Session
  • Attendee Listing

* NOTE: Benefits will be based on strategic investment level (financial and time).


Entertainment - $1,500

  • 150-250 attendees
  • Event Signage
  • Branding at the Sponsor Reception
  • Speaking Opportunity at event
  • Social Media Mentions
  • E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (3 months)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • Sponsor Reception Invitations
  • Conference Registrations
  • Reserved Seating
  • Video Branding during Opening General Session
  • Words of Welcome at Opening General Session
  • Attendee Listing

* NOTE: Benefits will be based on strategic investment level (financial and time).


General Session - $6,000

  • 150-250 attendees
  • Event Signage
  • Branding at the Sponsor Reception
  • Speaking Opportunity at event
  • Social Media Mentions
  • E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (3 months)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • Sponsor Reception Invitations
  • Conference Registrations
  • Reserved Seating
  • Video Branding during Opening General Session
  • Words of Welcome at Opening General Session
  • Attendee Listing

* NOTE: Benefits will be based on strategic investment level (financial and time).


Photographer - $1,500

  • 150-250 attendees
  • Event Signage
  • Branding at the Sponsor Reception
  • Speaking Opportunity at event
  • Social Media Mentions
  • E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (3 months)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • Sponsor Reception Invitations
  • Conference Registrations
  • Reserved Seating
  • Video Branding during Opening General Session
  • Words of Welcome at Opening General Session
  • Attendee Listing

* NOTE: Benefits will be based on strategic investment level (financial and time).


Reception/Luncheon - $15,000

  • 150-250 attendees
  • Event Signage
  • Branding at the Sponsor Reception
  • Speaking Opportunity at event
  • Social Media Mentions
  • E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (3 months)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • Sponsor Reception Invitations
  • Conference Registrations
  • Reserved Seating
  • Video Branding during Opening General Session
  • Words of Welcome at Opening General Session
  • Attendee Listing

* NOTE: Benefits will be based on strategic investment level (financial and time).


Speaker Travel/Honorarium - $7,500

  • 150-250 attendees
  • Event Signage
  • Branding at the Sponsor Reception
  • Speaking Opportunity at event
  • Social Media Mentions
  • E-blasts
  • NCBMP Website: Banner Ad (3 months)
  • NCBMP Website: Logo
  • Annual Conference Booklet: Logo
  • Sponsor Reception Invitations
  • Conference Registrations
  • Reserved Seating
  • Video Branding during Opening General Session
  • Words of Welcome at Opening General Session
  • Attendee Listing

* NOTE: Benefits will be based on strategic investment level (financial and time).