Virginia Recycling Association

2017 Sponsorship and Exhibitor

25th Annual Conference for Recycling, Sustainability and Solid Waste Professionals


May 15 – 17, 2017

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

VRA is a statewide association committed to supporting recycling, diverting materials away from disposal, and educating industry professionals and the public about the environmental, social and economic benefits of recycling. VRA is made up of over 220 members, including municipalities, universities, processors, haulers, equipment suppliers, material markets and trade groups, private citizens, and consultants.

VRA is the only organization solely focused on recycling and waste diversion in Virginia. This provides our sponsors with a unique opportunity to network with and promote their organization to a targeted group of industry professionals. As a VRA sponsor, you demonstrate your commitment to recycling while enjoying a generous marketing package to meet your goals.

2017 VRA Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Options

Sponsorship Level Benefits Cost
Gold Two spring conference registrationsFull page program adExhibit booth with premium location in exhibit hallPrimary recognition on all signsRecognition during welcome remarksMusical chairs marketing during lunch $3,500
Silver Two spring conference registrations1/2 page ad in conference programExhibit booth in exhibit hallSecondary recognition on all signageRecognition during welcome remarksMusical chairs marketing during lunch $2,000
Bronze Two spring conference registrations1/4 page ad in conference programExhibit booth in exhibit hallTeritary recognition on all signageRecognition during welcome remarksMusical chairs marketing during lunch $1,000
Exhibitor Exhibit booth in exhibit hallOne conference registrationLogo on conference materialsElectricity available for additional $50Government or non-profit exhibitor rate $300 $600

New this year, sponsors can participate in “musical chairs marketing” during lunch on Tuesday. Sponsors will rotate through the tables at lunch, spending a few minutes at each table to talk about their products/services with conference attendees. This will be the featured lunchtime activity; there will be no lunchtime speaker. All breaks and the Tuesday night reception will be held in the exhibit hall, providing access to conference attendees.

To become a sponsor or exhibitor:

After registering, you’ll be asked to email VRA your corporate logo and a brief (60 words or lesss) description of your company for use in the conference program and promotions. You’re also encouraged to contribute an item for the raffle to be held during the reception on Tuesday evening.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Date Time Activity
May 15 12pm – 5pm Set up
May 16 7am – 6pm Exhibit hall open
May 17 7am – 12pm Exhibit hall open
12pm – 2 pm Tear down

Need to ship containers for your exhibit? Download the hotel’s shipping information and form.