With newly enhanced sponsorship levels and distinctive benefits packages, the Information Management Symposium 2016 provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect with hundreds of IT professionals representing Blues Plans from all over the nation.

Hosted this year by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan at the Detroit Marriot, the Information Management (IM) Symposium is an annual event hosted by information management professionals from various Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. The symposium leverages internal learning from each Plan together with insights from key technology sponsors to discuss new technology, common business and technical issues, and the future direction of the industry in the arena of data warehousing, information management, information architecture, business intelligence, informatics, and analytics. The IM Symposium provides a forum for members to explore the strategic visioning and practical insights they need to better anticipate and respond to business opportunities and challenges.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact IMS2016Sponsor@bcbsm.com for more details

Click Here to download the Sponsor Benefits Flyer

Diamond
$25,000
Platinum
$18,000
Gold
$12,000
Silver
$6,000
Slots Available Limited Availability Limited Availability Limited Availability Limited Availability
Sponsor Participants
(Additional participants are allowed at an extra cost of $600 per attendee. Limitations apply.)
6
(Limit 1 Additional Attendee)
4
(Limit 1 Additional Attendee)
3
(Limit 1 Additional Attendee)
2
(Limit 1 Additional Attendee)
Booth Size 16′ x 16′ 12′ x 8′ 10′ x 8′ 8′ x 8′
Booth Location Island Booth at Center of Exhibit Hall Premium High-Traffic Area
Booth Includes
(Exhibit booths can be fully customized. Cost of customization is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. Additional information regarding customization options will be provided upon sponsor registration.)
 (2) 6′ Skirted Table
(1) Highboy (Cocktail Table)
(3) Chairs & (2) Barstools
(1) Wastebasket
(1) ID Sign w/ Booth Number
8′ Back Drape & 3′ Side Drape
(1) 6′ Skirted Table
(1) Highboy (Cocktail Table)
(2) Chairs & (2) Barstools
(1) Wastebasket
(1) ID Sign w/ Booth Number
8′ Back Drape & 3′ Side Drape
(1) 6′ Skirted Table
(3) Chairs
(1) Wastebasket
(1) ID Sign w/ Booth Number
8′ Back Drape & 3′ Side Drape
(1) 6′ Skirted Table
(2) Chairs
(1) Wastebasket
(1) ID Sign w/ Booth Number
Access To Events
(Includes Detroit River Cruise and One Woodward Ave dinner. Excludes proprietary presentations)
Access To All Events Access To All Events Access To All Events Access To All Events
Attendee List
(Preliminary IMS 2016 Attendee Lists will be provided 2 weeks prior to the symposium)
  • 2013, 2014, & 2015 Attendee Contact Lists
  • Preliminary IMS 2016 Attendee List
  • Finalized IMS 2016 Attendee List
  • 2015 IMS Contact List
  • Preliminary IMS 2016 Attendee List
  • Finalized IMS 2016 Attendee List
  • Preliminary IMS 2016 Attendee List
  • Finalized IMS 2016 Attendee List
  • Finalized IMS 2016 Attendee List

 

Mobile App Advertisements
(Ads can be static banners or animated GIFs. Advertisements must be provided by sponsor and are subject to approval)
Green-Check32 Ads Green-Check31 Ad Green-Check31 Static Banner Ad Red-X2
Sponsor Recognition/Logo Placement Throughout Event Spaces
(Event spaces include the Ovation yacht and the Beacon Room at One Woodward Ave)
Green-Check3 Green-Check3 Green-Check3 Green-Check3
Recognition of Sponsor on Program Agenda Green-Check3 Green-Check3 Green-Check3 Green-Check3
Website Logo Placement Green-Check3 Green-Check3 Green-Check3 Green-Check3
Sponsor Bio on Website
(Bio Provided By Sponsor)
Green-Check3 (750 Word Limit) Green-Check3 (500 Word Limit) Green-Check3 (250 Word Limit) Green-Check3 (150 Word Limit)
Sponsor Bio on Mobile App
(Bio Provided By Sponsor)
Green-Check3 (200 Word Limit) Green-Check3 (150 Word Limit) Green-Check3 (100 Word Limit) Red-X2
Conduct Product Research/Market Surveys through Mobile App Green-Check3 Green-Check3 Red-X2 Red-X2
Electronic Marketing Material Distributed through Mobile App
(Material must be in PPT, DOC, XLS, or PDF format)
Green-Check3 (Limit 4 Items) Green-Check3 (Limit 3 Items) Green-Check3 (Limit 2 Items) Green-Check3 (Limit 1 Item)
Marketing Material Included in Symposium Attendee Gift Bag
(e.g. Brochure or Flash Drive)
Green-Check3 (Limit 3 Items) Green-Check3 (Limit 1 Item) Red-X2 Red-X2
Social Media Marketing – LinkedIn Green-Check3 Green-Check3 Green-Check3 Green-Check3
Social Media Marketing – Twitter Green-Check3 Green-Check3 Red-X2 Red-X2
Single Point of Contact/Personal Event Coordinator Green-Check3 Red-X2 Red-X2 Red-X2
Sponsor Logo Placement on Symposium Welcome Bag Green-Check3 Red-X2 Red-X2 Red-X2
Sponsor Logo Placement on Symposium Name Badge Lanyard (or other like item) Green-Check3 Red-X2 Red-X2 Red-X2
Speaking/Presentation Opportunities During Breakfasts/Lunches Green-Check3(1st Priority) Green-Check3(2nd Priority) Green-Check3(3rd Priority) Red-X2
Health & Wellness Scavenger HuntInteract with symposium attendees directly by greeting them at each scavenger hunt station and providing them with branded items to use while the attendees take “selfies” to indicate completion of a scavenger hunt item. The photos will be tweeted using the official Information Management Symposium 2016 Twitter account and displayed real-time on exhibit hall/event space televisions. Green-Check3(1st Priority) Green-Check3(2nd Priority) Green-Check3(3rd Priority) Red-X2
Promotion of Sponsor Hosted “After Hours” Event – Sponsors are welcome to host events following the final symposium event each day. If a sponsor elects to host such an event, the event will be included on the program agenda and promoted directly to symposium attendees on the sponsor’s behalf. Events can be co-sponsored.

(Sponsor must commit to hosting an event and provide event details in a timely manner for full promotion of the event during the symposium. Sponsors are requested to allow all symposium attendees, including other sponsor attendees, to attend the event)

Green-Check3(1st Priority) Green-Check3(2nd Priority) Green-Check3(3rd Priority) Red-X2(Able to co-sponsor an event with an eligible sponsor)

 

Special Events
(Diamond Sponsors Only)
River Cruise Aboard the Ovation
Enjoy additional sponsor benefits while cruising along the Detroit River aboard the Ovation, a 138-foot, 3-level luxury yacht.

  • Signature drink selected by and named after sponsor
  • Signature food item
  • Private suite on the 2nd deck available for use
  • Banners hung from both sides of the yacht prominently displaying the sponsor’s name and logo
  • Priority branding of the sponsor throughout the yacht
  • OPTIONAL* – Provide Ovation staff with branded company item(s) to wear during the cruise

One Woodward Avenue Dinner
Enjoy additional sponsor benefits during an evening dinner in the Beacon Room of the historic One Woodward Ave building immediately following the Health & Wellness Scavenger Hunt.

  • Signature drink selected by and named after sponsor
  • Signature food item
  • Promotional videos looped on televisions during the dinner
  • Priority branding of the sponsor throughout the Beacon Room
  • OPTIONAL* – Commission an ice carving of the sponsor’s name and/or logo to be displayed during the dinner

*Cost and expense of optional items are not included in the registration fee and are the sole responsibility of the sponsor.