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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Packages
Session Sponsorships
Customized Sponsorship
Company Elevator Pitch Session

Sponsorship Purchasing Form

Individual registration fee for the entire event, as well as the panel discussion fee details can be found below.  Additionally, there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available including the first ever "Company Elevator Pitch" session participation that also includes individual registrations for the entire event.  You'll also find opportunities to sponsor student registrations for this great networking and learning experience for them.

Individual Registration Fees

  • Individual Tickets for the panel session, keynote and luncheon - $200
  • Individual Ticket for panel session only - $50 (Does not include lunch)

Student Sponsorships

  • Student Champion Sponsor - 4 students sponsored - $500
  • Sponsorship of 1 student attendance - $150

Sponsorship Packages

Platinum key sponsor $4,000

  • Company website link and logo presence on Symposium website and on all pre-conference promotional communication for the event (Site will be available for 12 months)
  • Full back cover page company advertisement with description and logo in the Symposium printed and digital program distributed to those attending and available on the website
  • 1 table at the “Company Elevator Pitch”* morning session
  • 1 table at lunch with 4 students to be invited (6 tickets for the panel and lunch)

Gold Key Sponsor $3,000

  • Company website link and logo presence on Symposium website (Site will be available for 12 months)
  • 1 full, inside page company advertisement with description and logo in the Symposium printed and digital program distributed to those attending and available on the website
  • 1 table at the “Company Elevator Pitch”* morning session
  • 1 shared table at lunch with 2 students to be invited (3 tickets for the panel and lunch)

Silver Key Sponsor $1,500

  • Company website link and logo presence on Symposium website (Site will be available for 12 months)
  • 1/2 page company advertisement with description and logo in the Symposium printed and digital program distributed to those attending and available on the website
  • 1 table at the “Company Elevator Pitch”* morning session
  • 3 tickets for the panel and lunch (open seating section) plus 2 students sponsored for the entire event

*The “Company Elevator Pitch” session in the morning is an opportunity to present to students why they should want to work for you.  Further details can be found on the separate page describing the event.  Participation is limited to sponsorship package sponsors only.

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Session Sponsorships

Keynote Lunch Speaker Sponsor $10,000
  • 5 minute presentation before the keynote
  • Prominent display of the company logo at the lunch
  • Session to be recorded and link offered on website afterward for additional exposure
  • 2 tickets for the panel and lunch with the both luncheon seats at the head table

Student Breakfast Sponsorship $3,000

  • Breakfast to be held prior to “Company Elevator Pitch”* session
  • Prominent display of company logo at the breakfast and recognition from the podium before the session

Morning Coffee Break Sponsor $3,000

  • Coffee break to be held following the “Company Elevator Pitch”* session and before the morning panel discussion.
  • Prominent display of the company logo at the coffee break and recognition for the podium

Panel Sponsorship $2,000

  • Company logo on the podium for the session and recognition given
  • 2 tickets to panel session and lunch


Customized Sponsorship

For companies who would like to have customized sponsorship package, we would be happy to discuss other options on a case by case option. Other than monetary sponsorship, we also accept other forms of sponsorship. 

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Word CloudCompany Elevator Pitch Session

Have you always wanted to have an opportunity to “pitch” your company to a captive group of potential future leaders in the industry?  Well, here is your chance!

This year, for the first time, we are adding a new element to our Annual Hospitality Industry Symposium, the “Company Elevator Pitch” session.   At this session, you will get the opportunity to give a 10-minute elevator pitch on your company to USF Hospitality Management freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.  In fact, you’ll be able to give that pitch multiple times to small groups of 10 or so students who will rotate between company presenters every 10 minutes over the course of the session.  The format will be in a modified “speed dating” set up with the students rotating at the sound of a bell every 10 minutes to another company presentation.  The idea is to give you as much exposure as possible to as many students as possible and to have some fun doing it.  Additionally, we will give time at the end for socializing before we start the next session of the Symposium. 

Here is the key to what you will get:

  • Multiple 10-minute company elevator pitches to small groups of students
  • Exposure to your company with a captive audience to explain why a student might want to pursue a career opportunity and/or internship with you
  • Access to the resumes and other relevant information on all of the students participating in the session
  • Chance to meet some of the best and brightest future leaders in our industry

You get all of this with a commitment to any one of the sponsorship packages (Platinum, Gold or Silver).  Space is limited to 10 companies, so please make your commitment early to secure your space.

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