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  • Date: Monday, November 17 -
    Wednesday, November 19
  • Location:JW Marriott, 
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Duration:3 Days
  • Attendance:In Person
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Overview

Cisco Collaboration Summit 2014

Congratulations. You have been invited to participate in the Cisco Collaboration Summit 2014, November 17 – 19, 2014, in Los Angles, California at the JW Marriott Marquis. This event gives our top solution providers from around the world opportunities to differentiate their businesses and give their customers a competitive advantage with Cisco Collaboration solutions. We have created sponsorship packages designed to help you network and introduce your company's solutions to these channel partners.

Be sure not to miss this once-a-year opportunity to meet, educate, and influence hundreds of Cisco Collaboration channel partners.

Agenda at-a-Glance

Monday, November 17

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Technology Solutions Forum Tours
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. One-on-One Meeting Time
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Welcome Dinner Reception: Lucky Strike

Tuesday, November 18

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Technology Solutions Forum Tours
9:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. General Sessions and Breakout Sessions
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Technology Solutions Forum Dinner Reception

Wednesday, November 19

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. General Session and Breakouts
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Keynote
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Audience Profile

Audience Profile

260 individuals representing more than 34 different countries attended the Cisco Collaboration Summit in 2013. The following are statistics and audience profile from the 2013 event.

Partners by Company Size

Partners by Job Function

Partners by Theater

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Sponsorship

Sponsorships are by invitation only on a first-come, first-served basis. The three sponsorship packages available are Platinum, Gold, Silver, and one coffee bar sponsorship. To get more details, click the appropriate package above.

Demonstrate Your Solution

TSF Tour

All 3 packages include demonstrating your solution at the Technology Solutions Forum (TSF) on Monday, November 17, 2014, and Tuesday November 18 at the JW Marriott Marquis. The Forum will be attended by our Cisco global channel partners as well as over 100 top collaboration analysts and consultants.

  • Monday, November 17 - Technology Solutions Forum will have designated tours throughout the day (specific times TBD)
  • Tuesday, November 18 - designated tours during the day(specific times TBD) and 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Technology Solutions Forum Reception for partner attendees, analysts, and consultants.

Demonstration areas are pre-built demo structures, with one Internet connection, electrical connection, monitor, and signage. (Signage produced by Cisco)

Platinum Sponsorship Package (US $35,000)

This package is limited to three partner companies.

The Platinum sponsorship package offers the following additional inclusions:

Premier Demonstration Space and Priority Placement in TSF

Welcome Dinner Reception Sponsor: Monday evening, November 17, at Lucky Strike with the attendees from 7:30 -10:30 p.m. Be seen at the kick off the entire event.

Dedicated Meeting room Tuesday and Wednesday. This room will accommodate those impromptu meetings that always occur at this busy networking event, where the emphasis is based on doing business. Each of the meeting rooms will be available to you for meeting anytime, offering a more private environment.

Window banner

Window banner (8' x 10'): Drive your brand and activate your presence with this (8' x10') banner window cling placed in high traffic areas. This prominent location is sure to grab the attention of attendees.

Four Full Conference Passes: Valued at $795 each to attend all sessions and activities.

One Staff Pass: Includes access to the Technology Solutions Forum only

Walkway signage

Walkway signage: 2x7 meterboards placed in high traffic areas

Two Full Conference Passes: Valued at $795 each to attend all sessions and activities.

A 100-Word Description of the Sponsor Company: Placed on the Cisco Collaboration Summit website, along with the company logo and a URL to the company homepage.

Homepage Banner Advertisement Produced by Sponsor: Placed on the Cisco Collaboration Summit website (based on specifications provided by Cisco).

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Logo on "Thank You to Our Sponsors" signage

Attendee list: 10 and 30 days prior to the conference (title, organization, city and state only. Lists do not include name, address, email or phone)

Participation in Social Media

Gold Sponsorship Package (US $25,000)

This package is limited to six partner companies.

The Gold sponsorship package offers the following additional inclusions:

Select Demo Space with Select Placement in TSF

Column Wrap

Column Wrap: Ensures your message will be seen and that traffic will be driven to your booth

Walkway signage

Walkway signage: 2x7 meterboards placed in high traffic areas

Two Full Conference Passes: Valued at $795 each to attend all sessions and activities.

One Staff Pass: Includes access to the Technology Solutions Forum only

A 75-Word Description of the Sponsor Company: Placed on the Cisco Collaboration Summit website, along with the company logo, and a URL to the company homepage.

Agenda Page Banner Advertisement Produced by Sponsor: Placed on the Cisco Collaboration Summit website (based on specifications provided by Cisco).

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Logo on "Thank You to Our Sponsors" signage

Logo on "Thank you" email after event conclusion

Participation in Social Media

Silver Sponsorship Package (US $15,000)

This package is limited to 18 partner companies.

The Silver sponsorship package offers the following additional inclusions:

Standard Demonstration Space in TSF

One Full Conference Pass: Valued at $795 each to attend all sessions and activities.

One Staff Pass: Includes access to the Technology Solutions Forum only

A 50-Word Description of the Sponsor Company: Description will be placed on the Cisco Collaboration Summit website, along with the company logo, and a URL to the company homepage.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Logo on "Thank You to Our Sponsors" signage

Participation in Social Media

Coffee Bar Sponsorship (US $25,000)

This sponsorship opportunity provides the sponsor with the sole honor of hosting a full-service coffee bar including snack items during the event, located TBD. Open during session hours each day, this will be a popular meeting spot with great coffee and plenty of tables and chairs. Sponsorship includes:

  • Signage with logo
  • A company link with 75-word company description posted on the Cisco Collaboration Summit website as the "Coffee Bar" sponsor
  • Coffee cups with logo
  • Two (2) two full-conference passes
  • Option to have baristas wear logo shirts or logo aprons

Event Marketing Opportunities

Lanyards

a. Cisco Collaboration Summit 2014 Lanyards

Summit attendees receive an official Cisco Collaboration Summit 2014 lanyard when they pick up their badge in the registration area. As the lanyard sponsor, your company logo will be featured along with the Cisco logo on the lanyard. This opportunity is exclusive to one sponsor in addition to Cisco.

Availability: Exclusive Opportunity, $15,000
Production Responsibility: Sponsor to provide logo file.
Deadline: August 1, 2014

b. Tuesday and/or Wednesday Afternoon Refreshment Break Sponsor

Includes:

  • Recognition on signage at break areas
  • Recognition on Cisco Collaboration event website
  • Branded napkins

Availability: Two opportunities, $5,000 each
Production Responsibility: Sponsor to provide logo file
Deadline: September 5, 2014

Banner hanging

c. Banner:

Drive your brand and activate your presence with this (82.625"w x 99.75"h) banner hanging over the entrance doors to Technology and Solutions Forum (TSF.) This prominent location is sure to grab the attention of attendees.

Availability: Two opportunities, $5,000 each
Production Responsibility: Sponsor to provide art ready files
Deadline: TBD

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Sign Up

Sign Up Now

To register for your sponsorship at the Cisco Collaboration Summit 2014, complete the following steps. Sponsorships are on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to sign up is August 11, 2014.

Hotel rooms: our sponsorship package includes full conference passes (four for Platinum, two for Gold, and one for Silver). We will send you your registration codes and a link to register for your conference passes in August 2014. You will be able to reserve hotel rooms in the Cisco hotel room block at that time. You will be responsible for payment. Hotel room rate is US $265 per night plus applicable taxes.


If you have any questions, contact:
Gretchen Nakamura
Partner Integration Manager
Voice: 408 410-3569
eFax: 408 904-7176
Email: gretnaka@cisco.com

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Deliverables Timeline

Platinum Deliverables

Deadline DateItem Due
Monday, August 11SIGN UP Deadline
Monday, August 18Website/Signage: High resolution color logo in EPS format, 100-word company description and company URL. Send to Gretchen Nakamura.
Monday, August 18Send banner ad to Gretchen Nakamura
Monday August 25Window Clings art work due, send to Gretchen Nakamura
Monday August 25Walk way meter board art work due, send to Gretchen Nakamura
Monday, September 1Demonstration in the Technology Solutions Forum.
Includes:
  • Premier demo space and priority placement
  • 1 Internet connection
  • 1 Electrical power strip
  • 1 Monitor (TBD)
To request additional equipment, send email to Gretchen Nakamura.
Monday, October 13Payment (see invoice for submission)
Tuesday, October 14Mandatory Pre-Show Conference Call (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
Monday September 1Register for your four full conference passes. Gretchen Nakamura will send you instructions to register for these conference passes in August.
Sunday, November 16Registration Open (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, November 16Set-Up, Technology Showcase Reception, Gold Ballroom (Specific times TBD)
Monday November 17Technology Solutions Forum Tours Gold Ballroom (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, November 18Technology Solutions Forum Tours (Specific times TBD) and Dinner Reception, Gold Ballroom (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) (Analysts/Consultants and Partner attendees)
Tuesday November 18Dismantling, Technology Solutions Forum Gold Ballroom (9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.)

Gold Deliverables

Deadline DateItem Due
Monday, August 11SIGN UP Deadline
Monday, August 18Website/Signage: High resolution color logo in EPS format, 100-word company description and company URL. Send to Gretchen Nakamura
Monday, August 18Send banner ad to gretnaka@cisco.com
Monday August 25Column wrap art work due, send to gretnaka@cisco.com
Monday August 25Walk way meter board art work due, send to gretnaka@cisco.com
Monday, September 1Demonstration in the Technology Solutions Forum.
Includes:
  • Premier demo space and priority placement
  • 1 Internet connection
  • 1 Electrical power strip
  • 1 Monitor (TBD)
To request additional equipment, send email to Gretchen Nakamura
Monday, October 13Payment (see invoice for submission)
Tuesday, October 14Mandatory Pre-Show Conference Call (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
Monday September 1Register for your four full conference passes. Gretchen Nakamura will send you instructions to register for these conference passes in August.
Sunday, November 16Registration Open (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, November 16Set-Up, Technology Showcase Reception, Gold Ballroom (12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Monday November 17Technology Solutions Forum Tours Gold Ballroom (Specific times TBD)
Tuesday, November 18Technology Solutions Forum Tours (Specific times TBD) and Dinner Reception, Gold Ballroom (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) (Analysts/Consultants and Partner attendees)
Tuesday November 18Dismantling, Technology Solutions Forum Gold Ballroom (9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.)

Silver Deliverables

Deadline DateItem Due
Monday, August 11SIGN UP Deadline
Monday, August 18Website/Signage: High resolution color logo in EPS format, 100-word company description and company URL. Send to Gretchen Nakamura
Monday, September 1Demonstration in the Technology Solutions Forum.
Includes:
  • Premier demo space and priority placement
  • 1 Internet connection
  • 1 Electrical power strip
  • 1 Monitor (TBD)
To request additional equipment, send email to Gretchen Nakamura
Monday, October 13Payment (see invoice for submission)
Tuesday, October 14Mandatory Pre-Show Conference Call (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
Monday September 1Register for your four full conference passes. Gretchen Nakamura will send you instructions to register for these conference passes in August.
Sunday, November 16Registration Open (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, November 16Set-Up, Technology Showcase Reception, Gold Ballroom (12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Monday November 17Technology Solutions Forum Tours Gold Ballroom (Specific times TBD)
Tuesday, November 18Technology Solutions Forum Tours (Specific times TBD) and Dinner Reception, Gold Ballroom (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) (Analysts/Consultants and Partner attendees)
Tuesday November 18Dismantling, Technology Solutions Forum Gold Ballroom (9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.)
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Contacts

Payment Info and Contacts

The payment for sponsorship is due on Monday, October 13, 2014.

By check:
Cisco
Attn. Gretchen Nakamura
Corporate Event Marketing
3750 West Zanker Road
Building 8,
San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: (408) 526-7839

If you would like to pay by wire transfer please email Gretchen Nakamura to get payment instructions.

Payment Terms

The sponsorship fee is due in full October 13, 2014. All fees are deemed fully earned and nonrefundable when contract is signed unless the application is denied. This application and the agreement are not transferable. Noncompliance with any payment terms or cancellation by the exhibitor will, among other things, result in loss of space and collection of any fees due. After mailing a check using Federal Express, send an email to Gretchen Nakamura confirming shipment with Federal Express tracking number.

Partner Contacts

Gretchen Nakamura
Partner Integration Manager
Phone: 408 410-3569
eFax: 408 904-7176
Email: gretnaka@cisco.com

Jay Weisblatt
Office (SNR): 408-853-8403
Email: jaweisbl@cisco.com

Program Manager

Carrie Jennings
Event Manager, Cisco
Office: 408 853-9430
Email: carriej@cisco.com