AABB 2019 Annual Meeting

Exhibitor Sponsorship Opportunities

More than 4,000 healthcare professionals will gather in San Antonio, Texas for the AABB 2019 Annual Meeting for premiere programming, networking, and to engage with an array of exhibiting industry partners. The Annual Meeting provides the perfect opportunity for your company to engage with these driven individuals through exhibition and sponsorship.  Establish your meeting presence with a sponsorship built to enhance and extend your message and promote your company beyond your booth location.

  • Create brand awareness and increase brand loyalty among a targeted audience of blood bank professionals.
  • Reach a targeted group of healthcare professionals involved in transfusion medicine, patient blood management, and cellular therapies.
  • Introduce a new product/service to a captive group of leaders and practitioners involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.
  • Drive interest and visibility to your products and services by reinforcing your brand messaging and effectively enhancing your exhibit space.
  • Differentiate yourself from your competition and benefit from the enhanced reach gained with an AABB sponsorship.

We are committed to providing you with the best brand integration opportunities in order to connect with your target audience.  The following sponsorship opportunities have been designed to help you reach your marketing goals and reach AABB members and meeting attendees before, during and after the meeting.

For more details on these opportunities, or to share ideas of your own, please contact Heidi O’Hara at (856) 637-3301 or heidi_ohara@AFassanoCo.com.

Digital and Branding Opportunities

  • Attendee Bag Inserts

    $5,250

    Place your company branding directly in the hands of every meeting registrant! Make an impact and be front of mind to attendees as soon as they visit onsite registration at the convention center.

    • Sponsor’s customized printed insert will be placed into attendee meeting bags
    • Creation, production and shipping of bag inserts will be the responsibility of sponsor (Size limit: 8½” x 11” Maximum weight: 8 oz.  Due to their weight and bulk, magazines, newspapers and other publications will not be permitted in the bags.)
    • All materials must be approved by AABB prior to production.

     

  • Attendee Registration & Housing Confirmation Email (Exclusive Opportunity)

    $12,500

    Pre-meeting branding at its best! Your message will be highlighted to ALL 2019 Annual Meeting registrants through online registration pages and confirmation emails.

    • Sponsor’s advertisement on all online registration pages, regardless of device utilized
    • Sponsor’s banner advertisement on the bottom of the initial registration confirmation email
    • Banner advertisement on an additional email reminder sent approximately one (1) week prior to the Annual Meeting
    • Each sponsor advertisement hyperlinked to preferred URL
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
  • Banner Ad In “Before You Go” Attendee Email

    $7,500

    Highlight your presence at the meeting by advertising in the “Before You Go” e-blast deployed just prior to the kick-off of the meeting.  The e-blast is deployed to every registered attendee!

    • Sponsor’s banner advertisement included on the “Before You Go” e-blast highlighting registration information, mobile app download links and much more.
    • Sponsor’s advertisement hyperlinked to specified URL
  • NEW! Digital Advertisement on HBGCC Display Monitors

    $5,750

    Limited spots available!

    Take advantage of impactful digital advertising at the HBGCC, delivering your message to attendees on two dynamic displays in high-traffic areas.

    • One (1) 7’ x 10’ (vertical) monitor display in the main lobby and one (1) 8’ X 15’ (horizontal) monitor display in the west lobby
    • Includes one (1) 22-second advertising spot on a 5-minute loop
    • Spots run from October 18-22, 2019
    • Analytics available, i.e. rotation schedule, number of times viewable
    • Ads subject to AABB approval, may only be static (no motion) and audio is not available
  • Featured Exhibitor Listing

    $1,250
    Only eight (8) spots available!

    Differentiate your company from other exhibitors! Enhancing your listing could be the difference between blending in or standing out at the Annual Meeting.

    • Exhibitor Directory (located near the main entrance to the exhibit hall)
      • Bolded listing alongside an exhibit hall map on both structures
    • Expo Guide Listing
      • Standard benefits (company name, booth number, contact information, website and 400-character description)
      • Bolded Company Listing
      • Logo included above company listing
      • Booth location designated on the exhibit hall map
    • Mobile App Listing
      • Standard exhibitor listing benefits (company name, booth number, contact information, website and 400-character description)
      • Company logo displayed next to company name and contact information
      • Supporter level displayed next to listing
      • Up to 10 Product & Service Categories listed
  • Hotel Room Keys (Exclusive Opportunity)

    $25,000

    Be the first brand in mind and place your branding directly in the hands of AABB attendees as they check-in to their hotel with a custom keycard - which will be utilized for the duration of their stay.

    • Key cards will be distributed October 18 – October 23 to all attendees staying within room blocks at the most popular hotels: Grand Hyatt (HQ) San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and Marriott Riverwalk, reaching more than 1,900 attendees (guest quantity estimate based on room block forecast)
    • Sponsor’s full color logo/artwork prominently displayed on the front side of each hotel key card
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
    • Includes production and distribution of key cards
  • Mobile App Banner Ad

    $2,000

    Reach attendees directly as they reference the mobile app for educational listings, exhibit hall information, show alerts, and more.

    • Banner ad located at the bottom of the AABB 2019 Annual Meeting mobile app
    • Additional details coming soon!
  • Mobile App Sponsor

    $15,000

    The AABB Mobile App is the main communication tool for attendees to view educational programming, exhibitor information, connect to their personal online itinerary and much more. Highlight your brand while also sharing information and resources of your products and/or services.

    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
    • Sponsor ad at startup - attendees can’t miss it!
    • Banner ad linking to the website of your choice
    • One (1) push notification to attendees per day, Saturday – Monday (preferred deployment considered, final schedule at discretion of AABB show management)
    • Additional details coming soon!
  • Pre-Meeting Registration Mailing List

    $500

    AABB can help you maximize your presence at the Annual Meeting with direct mail to registered attendees.

    • Sponsor’s customized mailing piece will reach the hands of pre-registered attendees
    • Pre-registration mailing list will be available after August 12, 2019
    • All materials must be submitted and approved by AABB prior to production
    • Design, production, shipping and all costs associated with mailing are responsibility of sponsor

  • NEW! Pre or Post Meeting Attendee eBlast

    $5,000
    Limited Spots Available!

    Highlight your presence pre or post meeting with an eBlast deployed to all registered attendees.

    • eBlast will be available after August 12, 2019
    • eBlasts must be submitted and approved by AABB
    • Design, production and all costs associated with E-Blast are responsibility of sponsor
    • Date of eBlast deployment is subject to AABB approval
    • eBlast will be sent out directly by AABB after final email has been approved
  • Wi-Fi (Exclusive Opportunity)

    $20,000

    Your support allows attendees to enjoy free wireless internet. Your corporate name and logo will appear on the onsite signage as well as the login page for Wi-Fi recognizing your support of this much valued service.

    • Sponsor’s logo featured prominently on the login screen (each user required to login every 24 hours)
    • Redirect to sponsor’s website after user clicks to continue
    • Sponsorship recognition featured on onsite Wi-Fi promotional signage throughout the convention center
    • Complimentary Featured Exhibitor Listing
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)

Exhibit Hall Opportunities

  • Charging Lounge in Exhibit Hall

    $14,500

    Only two (2) available!

    Relax.  Recharge.  Network.  Charging lounges will be a main attraction located in high traffic areas in the exhibit hall, supplying attendees with a convenient power boost.

    • Sponsor logo recognition prominently displayed on one (1) charging table and four (4) seating cubes
    • Additional couch and bench set in the lounge space
    • Overhead sign (10’x10’) above charging lounge directing attendees to the location
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
    • Optional: Promotional table tents may be produced by sponsor to be placed on tables in chosen lounge area (production and shipping of table tents responsibility of sponsor; subject to AABB approval)
  • Exhibit Hall Aisle Signs (Exclusive Opportunity)

    $16,000

    Attendees rely on hanging aisle graphics to navigate the exhibit hall. Place your logo prominently where all eyes will be on you.

    • Sponsor’s graphics featured at hanging dangle below aisle signs displaying the aisle number
    • Add your booth number to your graphics to direct traffic to your booth and bring awareness to your location on the expo floor
    • Increase brand recognition
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
  • Exhibit Hall Lunch (Sunday and Monday)

    $20,000
    Seize the opportunity to sponsor the highest attended exhibit hall event: lunch! Your brand recognition will soar as every attendee indulging will have a touchpoint with your logo.

    • Ten (10) 2’x2’ floor clings strategically placed as attendees go through buffet lines
    • Sponsor’s logo displayed on onsite signage in each catering area
    • Sponsor’s one-color logo produced on napkins available at catering areas
    • Sponsor’s logo on hanging sign in F&B area
    • Social media post and push notification scheduled to highlight recognition
    • Complimentary Featured Exhibitor Listing
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
    • Menu selections at the discretion of AABB show management
    • Sponsor may choose to place table tents at banquet rounds in seating areas or provide staff to handout items as attendees enter the buffet lines (production and shipping of table tents or handouts responsibility of sponsor; subject to AABB approval)
  • Exhibit Hall Highboy Table Clings

    $8,000

    Top of table, top of mind!  These customized table-top clings will catch the attention of attendees as they enjoy a break, plan their day or chat with a colleague.

    • Ten (10) highboy tables (3’ diameter) strategically placed throughout the exhibit hall in high-traffic aisle locations
    • A 3’ diameter customized graphic produced and installed on the highboy table-top
    • Direct traffic to your booth and bring awareness to your location on the expo floor
  • Expo Suites

    The convenient meeting-space solution. A hard wall, furnished meeting room where you may hold staff meetings, meet privately with potential clients or hold investigator meetings. You and your guests do not have to leave the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, let alone the exhibit hall. Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • Expo Suites are available in different sizes starting at 10’ x 10’
    • Suites purchased are available from Saturday through Monday
    • Electric not included

    Available Dates & Times:

    • Saturday, October 19:
      • 5:45pm – 8:00pm
    • Sunday, October 20:
      • 8:30am – 4:30pm
    • Monday, October 21:
      • 8:30am – 4:30pm

     

    Unfurnished Expo Suite - $38.50 per square foot

    • Includes basic carpet and company identification signs (no furniture included in space)

    Furnished Expo Suite - $58.50 per square foot

    • Includes basic furnishings, including carpet, table(s), chairs and company identification signs

     

  • Opening Night Reception Sponsor

    Wine and dine attendees at the Opening Night Reception! Food and beverage will be served in the exhibit hall and the crowds are sure to follow.

    Primary Sponsor - $20,000

    • Sponsor’s one-color logo produced on napkins available at all food stations as well as bars
    • Sponsor’s logo displayed on signage recognizing the contribution
    • Sponsor’s booth location highlighted on onsite signage to reference food and beverage locations
    • Two-hundred (250) drink tickets (featuring 1-color sponsor logo) for sponsor to distribute to potential customers (House Brands Bar, wine and beer only)
    • Complimentary Featured Exhibitor Listing
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
    • Menu selections at the discretion of AABB show management

    Co-Sponsor - $5,000

    • Sponsor’s logo displayed on signage recognizing the contribution
    • Sponsor’s booth location highlighted on onsite signage to reference food and beverage locations
    • Fifty (50) drink tickets (featuring 1-color sponsor logo) for sponsor to distribute to potential customers (House Brands Bar, wine and beer only)
    • Menu selections at the discretion of AABB show management
  • Passport to Prizes

    $1,500

    Draw attendees to your booth with Passport to Prizes!  Attendees will look forward to visiting and engaging with you at your booth.  Your stamp will help them earn an entry into the daily prize drawing at the end of the day.

    • Each participating attendee will be driven to visit your booth for an individual stamp
    • Sponsor’s logo printed on Passport to Prizes handout as well as onsite signage
    • Social media call out to promote the Passport to Prizes program
  • Product and Innovation Theater

    $30,000

    Theaters are a fantastic opportunity to educate and increase interaction with our professional attendees by hosting promotional presentations during the busiest exhibit hall hours. Presentations will be limited to 45-minutes in length and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • Theater seating for approximately 150 attendees
    • Audio-visual package including technical support; additional details coming soon
    • Food & Beverage provided for approximately 150 attendees (menu selections at discretion of AABB show management)
    • Complimentary Featured Exhibitor Listing

    Pre-meeting and onsite promotions of product theaters scheduling and content to include:

    • Push Alert to be deployed the morning of the presentation in the 2019 Annual Meeting Mobile App
    • Product and Innovation Theater Schedule printed in program and exhibitor guide
    • Presentation schedule with sponsor’s logo on onsite signage
    • Program listing on the 2019 AABB Annual Meeting website
    • Social media post prior to each presentation highlighting the Theater programming
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
    • Two (2) lead retrieval units with one (1) temporary staff provided to assist in lead collections for your presentation (sponsor responsible for providing staff for other lead retrieval scanner)

    Available Time Slots Include:

    • Sunday, October 20
      • 12:15pm – 1:00pm
      • 1:15pm – 2:00pm
    • Monday, October 21
      • 12:15pm – 1:00pm
      • 1:15pm – 2:00pm

Convention Center Opportunities

  • Annual Meeting AM/PM Break Sponsor

    $12,000 Per Day

    $7,500 Per Break

    Give attendees a much-needed refreshment break in the morning or afternoon.  These popular breaks, located in the exhibit hall AND in main convention center corridors, will attract the crowds and enhance your brand exposure.

    • Sponsor’s logo produced on napkins available at all break stations throughout the hall and corridors
    • Sponsor’s logo displayed on onsite signage at break service stations
    • Breaks include the following services (times are subject to change):
      • Morning Service:
        • Saturday, October 19: 9:30am-10:00am
        • Sunday, October 20: 10:00am-10:30am
        • Monday, October 21: 10:00am-10:30am
        • Tuesday, October 22: 8:30am-9:00am
      • Afternoon Service:
        • Saturday, October 19 – 3:00pm-3:30pm
        • Sunday, October 20 – 3:30pm-4:00pm
        • Monday, October 21 – 3:30pm-4:00pm
    •  Break service menu selections at the discretion of AABB show management
  • Backlit Kiosk

    $6,500 (per location)

    Highlight your brand, products and services as attendees traverse to popular sessions, the main lobby and exhibit hall (locations available on a first come, first served basis).

    • Sponsor’s 36” W x 72”L advertisement produced and applied to both sides of LED backlit kiosk located in high traffic areas, right in the mix of it all
    • Direct traffic to your booth and bring awareness to your location on the exhibit floor
    • Increase brand recognition
  • Column Wraps

    $8,500 per column

    Make an impact and let your brand stand out as attendees navigate through the main lobby to registration, session rooms, and the exhibit hall.

    • Sponsor’s choice of one prominent location available in the main lobby; (locations available on a first come, first served basis)
    • Includes production and installation of one 10’H cylindrical column
    • Want additional exposure?  Ask about a column wrap package!
  • Escalator Runner and Stair Cling Package (Exclusive Opportunity)

    $25,000 
    Fashion your branding in a unique way with step graphics in the convention center’s main lobby.  Your impact will reach even further with an escalator runner adjacent to the stairs.

    • Sponsor’s graphics produced to create an eye-catching image on the front of every step on the staircase just inside the convention center’s main entrance
    • A central runner between the escalators is a continuation of your graphic and will extend your branding
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
  • Escalator Clings (Exclusive Opportunity)

    $15,500

    This prominent location will capture everyone’s attention as attendees move through the convention center for access to sessions and exhibits.

    • Sponsor’s graphics produced and installed on two (2) single-sided, side panel escalator clings from the main lobby to second level session rooms
    • Increase brand recognition and direct traffic to your booth location on the expo floor
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
  • Glass Railing Clings

    $13,500

    Only three (3) premium locations available!

    Make a profound statement by purchasing this highly visible piece of real estate sure to have everyone looking in your direction (locations available on a first come, first served basis).

    • Your brand advertisement produced and installed on four (4) single-sided signs visible from the main lobby below
    • Direct traffic to your booth and bring awareness to your location on the expo floor
    • Increase brand recognition
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
  • Interior Door Clings

    $7,000

    Claim this ideal location for your company in the main lobby outside of exhibit halls 2 and 3. With an attention-grabbing door graphic, your visibility and impact will be dynamic.

    • Sponsor’s graphic displayed on one (1) set of doors, two (2) doors in total
    • Direct traffic to your booth and bring awareness to your location on the expo floor
    • Increase your brand exposure in a high-traffic area
  • Main Lobby - Lounge Table Clings

    $7,750

    The lounge tables located in the main lobby are a central hub for all attendee-goers.  Your messaging will be visible to a high number of attendees throughout the Meeting.

    • A total of five (5) table clings will be produced and installed to brand the popular seating areas
    • Your message will be top of mind while attendees have a moment to relax or plan their next move so direct them to your booth!
  • Main Lobby - Window Clings

    $16,500

    No one will miss your presence with these window clings!  The interior windows located in the main corridor, outside the exhibit hall entrance are in the main crossroads and thorough-way of the convention center.

    • Sponsor’s graphics displayed on thirteen (13) window panels for a captivating image
    • Have the final and lasting impression as attendees leave the exhibit hall
    • Direct traffic to your booth and bring awareness to your location on the expo floor
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
  • Market Café  - Table Clings

    $7,750

    The Market Café located in the main east lobby is a central hub and popular break or meeting place.  Your messaging will be visible to attendees you want to reach with the following options:

    • One graphic will be produced and installed on a total of five (5) table clings to brand the café tables
    • Your message will be top of mind while attendees have a moment to relax or plan their next move so direct them to your booth!
    • Market Café opens at 7am on main convention days (schedule is at discretion of RK Culinary Group)

     

    Market Café - Branding Package

    $15,000

    • In addition to the five (5) table clings, expand your branding with two (2) column wraps at the entrance to the Market Café
    • Includes production and installation of two (2) 10’H cylindrical column wraps
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
  • Recharge Lounges in Main Corridor Nooks

    $12,000

    Only two (2) Available!

    Relax. Recharge. Network. Charging lounges will be a main attraction located in the high traffic corridor at the convention center, supplying attendees with a convenient power boost (locations available on a first come, first served basis).

    • Sponsor’s graphic will be displayed as a wall cling spanning above the seating and charging area
    • Four (4) 3’ diameter stools will be branded with a cling on the top
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
    • Ask about claiming BOTH locations!
  • Standing Graphic Panel (V-Panels)

    $2,750

    Increase your brand recognition and drive traffic to your booth and with this two-sided, V-shaped structure displayed in a high-traffic area. The eye-catching display will catch attendee’s attention as they traverse through the convention center.

    • Sponsor’s graphics displayed on (2) 8’H x 3’W single-sided panels connected in a MIS structure
    • Multiple locations available throughout the convention center (locations available on a first come, first served basis)
  • “Where Are You From?” Board

    $5,500

    Showcase your customized banner graphic on this popular, high-traffic item located near the main entrance.  Attendees will be drawn to the board to identify from where they have traveled.

    • Sponsor’s banner graphic displayed along the bottom of the board
    • Direct attendees to your booth inside the exhibit hall

Networking Events

  • Assessor Continuing Education Day – Friday, October 18

    Assessor Continental Breakfast – $2,200

    Assessor Refreshment Break – $800

    Assessor Luncheon – $5,000

    This program brings together current AABB volunteer assessors from all over the industry for a day of camaraderie and learning, while strengthening the assessor’s role in the accreditation process. The audience is comprised of physicians, technologists, nurses, manager/supervisors and perfusionists.

    Please note: AABB accredited facilities are not eligible to support these events

    • Menu selections at the discretion of AABB show management
    • Opportunity to welcome attendees
    • Sponsor’s corporate logo will be displayed on signage at the event entrance
  • Cellular Therapy Sizzling Topics Luncheon – Sunday, October 20

    $8,500

    This popular event for cell therapy professionals brings together leaders in the field for presentations and discussions on hot topics in the field.

    Your investment includes:

    • Opportunity to welcome attendees
    • Corporate name recognition on the luncheon ticket
    • Five invitations to attend the luncheon
    • Corporate recognition at the event entrance
  • Cellular Therapy Section Business Meeting

    $8,500

    The cellular therapies section business meeting brings together cell therapy professionals to discuss association CT-related business and key positions in the member section.

    • Sponsor Opportunity to welcome attendees
    • Five invitations to attend the event
    • Text recognition on eBlast (AABB produced) to section members prior to meeting
    • Corporate logo at the event entrance
  • Corporate Evening Satellite Symposium

    $13,000
    Now Offered SATURDAY, SUNDAY and MONDAY!   
    Corporate evening satellite symposia* are held Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. These programs are hosted by companies who choose to provide informational programming combined with a networking twist.

    *Corporate Evening Satellite Symposium attendance is open to all attendees, however, the host company has the right to refuse admittance.

    • All costs associated with these activities are the sponsors’ responsibility.
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
    • Symposia hours are 7:30pm – 9:00pm each day
    • Full-page advertisement in the Expo Guide
    • Social Media call out prior to the Symposium
  • General Session – Saturday, October 19

    $50,000

    The general session, featuring a keynote presentation, is the kickoff event to the 2019 AABB Annual Meeting and is one of the first opportunities to make a dynamic impression with attendees.

    • Sponsor will have the opportunity to offer a welcome and introduce the keynote speaker
    • Sponsor’s logo displayed on a slide during the welcome/introduction
    • Priority seating will be offered for twelve (12) of the sponsors’ guests
    • Sponsor’s corporate logo will be displayed on signage at the event entrance
    • Complimentary Featured Exhibitor Listing
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
  • Immunohematology Reference Laboratory Luncheon – Saturday, October 19

    $8,500

    This event brings together medical directors and directors of IRL for targeted updates on accreditation and standards.

    • Sponsor opportunity to welcome attendees
    • Corporate name recognition on the invitation
    • Five invitations to attend the luncheon
    • Corporate recognition at the event entrance
  • Industry Workshops

    Limited Spots Available!

    Industry Workshops* provide your company with an opportunity to present a 1.25-hour program before AABB education sessions begin for the day. Each workshop is designed for presentations that seat approximately 200 attendees and may be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center or the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

    • Corporate logo displayed on onsite signage outside of meeting room
    • Half-page advertisement in the Expo Guide
    • Sponsor’s workshop description listed in the Expo Guide and available online or through the mobile app
    • Social media call out promoting Industry Workshops
    • Sponsor has the opportunity to provide breakfast for attendees; arrangements and costs will be the responsibility of sponsor.
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)

    *Industry Workshop attendance is open to all attendees, however, the host company has the right to refuse admittance.

    Available Dates & Times:

    • Sunday, October 20:
      • 7:00am – 8:15am
      • 6:00pm – 7:15pm
    • Monday, October 21:
      • 7:00am – 8:15am
      • 6:00pm – 7:15pm
    • Tuesday, October 22:
      • 7:00am – 8:15am
      • 6:00pm – 7:15pm

    Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – $12,500

    • AABB provides audiovisual equipment for Industry Workshops held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

    Grand Hyatt San Antonio - $9,500

    • Audiovisual arrangements and costs will be the responsibility of the host company for all industry workshops held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.
  • Patient Blood Management Workshop – Friday, October 18
    More information coming soon!

    Friday, October 18

    This one-day, intensive workshop will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of timely, specific topics in Patient Blood Management.

  • Private Meeting Rooms

    There are a very limited number of private meeting rooms available for exclusive use at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Book your space now for an intimate environment for one-on-one meetings, presentations, etc.

    Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – $9,500

    • Saturday – Monday Rental
    • Preferred room set-up and equipment included (within limits of HBGCC inventory) along with daily housekeeping refresh
    • Two (2) keys issued to secure the room (charges apply for any unreturned keys)
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)

    Audiovisual, catering or additional services and costs will be the responsibility of sponsor

    Grand Hyatt San Antonio - $6,750

    • Friday – Monday Rental
    • Preferred room set-up and equipment included (within limits of Grand Hyatt inventory) along with daily housekeeping refresh
    • Two (2) keys issued to secure the room (charges apply for any unreturned keys)

    Audiovisual, catering or additional services and costs will be the responsibility of sponsor

Educational Awards

  • Scholarship Awards

    $20,000

    These awards are given to students enrolled in accredited Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) programs, and medical or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) students who are enrolled as a fellow in a transfusion medicine program.

    • Specialist in Blood Banking Students (presented to up to five recipients)
    • Transfusion Medicine Fellow students (presented to up to five recipients)

    Your Investment Includes:

    • Five invitations for your guests to attend the event
    • Recognition during the luncheon
    • Corporate nomenclature recognition at the event entrance projected on screen in the luncheon room
    • Corporate name recognition on signage at the session entrance
    • Two invitations to the President’s Reception
  • Sally Frank Memorial Award

    $8,500

    This award recognizes an individual who is or has been a medical technologist and has demonstrated quality research, teaching and/or service abilities in the technical aspects of immunohematology.

    Your investment includes:

    • Corporate name recognition on signage at the session entrance
    • Two invitations to the President’s Reception
  • Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Award and Lectureship

    $8,500

    • Corporate name recognition on signage at the session entrance
    • Two invitations to the President’s Reception
  • Karl Landsteiner Memorial Award and Lectureship

    $13,500 
    AABB’s highest honor, this award recognizes a scientist whose original research resulted in an important contribution to the body of scientific knowledge. The scientist who receives the award shall have an international reputation in transfusion medicine or cellular therapies.

    Your investment includes:

    • Corporate name recognition on signage at the session entrance
    • Two invitations to the President’s Reception
  • Hemphill-Jordan Leadership Award and Lectureship

    $8,500

    This award recognizes an individual who made significant contributions in the areas of administration, quality programs, law and/or government affairs. The individual shall have demonstrated leadership qualities and a consistent willingness to lend his/her expertise to his/her peers.

    Your investment includes:

    • Corporate name recognition on signage at the session entrance
    • Two invitations to the President’s Reception
  • Emily Cooley Memorial Award and Lectureship

    $8,500

    This award began as a lectureship in 1963 and was designated as a Memorial Award in 1983. The person who receives this award shall have demonstrated teaching ability and have made a major contribution to the field of transfusion medicine or cellular therapies.

    Your investment includes:

    • Corporate name recognition on signage at the session entrance
    • Two invitations to the President’s Reception
  • National Blood Foundation

    The AABB National Blood Foundation (NBF), established in 1983, serves the fields of transfusion medicine  and cellular therapies through grant making, educational offerings and industry leadership engagement and recognition. Help support NBF’s mission of fueling innovation for the benefit of patients and donors by contributing your support.

  • 2019 Grant Recipients’ Lecture and Luncheon - Saturday, October 19

    $3,500

    This well attended lecture showcases the research activities of three early-career transfusion medicine investigators who have utilized NBF grant funding to develop their investigations into highly productive research programs.

    Your investment includes:

    • One reserved table for eight guests
    • Corporate nomenclature recognition at the event entrance
    • Recognition on our website
  • Council on Research and Development (CORD) Summit – Monday, October 21

    $10,000

    This invitation-only event provides elite contributing members an opportunity for leadership engagement in critical conversations that shape the future of the industry.

    Your investment includes:

    • Focused visibility among industry thought leaders and key stakeholders
    • Corporate logo on signage at the event
    • Recognition and logo on our website
    • Recognition on the attendee gift
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
  • NBF Run for Research 5K/1 Mile Walk – Sunday, October 20

    The NBF Run for Research provides an exercise opportunity for runners and walkers prior to Sunday’s educational meetings.

    Premier Supporter - $4,000 (Exclusive Opportunity)

    • Corporate logo on the runner bibs
    • Corporate logo on the race t-shirt
    • Event and convention center signage
    • Recognition on the NBF website and at the event
    • Five complimentary race registrations

    Start / Finish Line Banner - $3,000 (Exclusive Opportunity)

    • Corporate logo on the start/finish line banner
    • Corporate logo on the race t-shirt
    • Event and convention center signage
    • Verbal recognition at the event

    Breakfast - $2000

    • Corporate logo on the race t-shirt
    • Event and convention center signage
    • Verbal recognition at the event
  • NBF Reception

    $4,000
    This invitation-only executive networking event brings together 200+ attendees, including high level industry executives, to recognize NBF’s Hall of Fame members, recent incoming scholars, major contributors and individual donors.

    Your investment includes:

    • Corporate logo on signage at the event and convention center
    • Recognition during the reception
    • Four invitations
  • Hall of Fame – Wall of Excellence (Exclusive Opportunity)

    $15,000

    The Hall of Fame acknowledges a prestigious and select group of NBF grant recipients who leveraged their early-career grant funding into successful careers and who demonstrate exemplary leadership within the field.

    • Corporate logo on the Hall of Fame wall in a highly visible area of the convention center
    • Corporate logo on appreciation signage
    • Recognition on the NBF website
    • Verbal recognition at the NBF Reception
    • One complimentary use of pre-meeting attendee mailing list (subject to AABB approval)
  • Scholar Program (Exclusive Opportunity)

    $5,000

    The Scholar Program recognizes those NBF early-career investigators who complete their research project and submit a final report outlining their discoveries. Scholars are acknowledged during the NBF Reception at the AABB Annual Meeting. Supporting this opportunity celebrates a milestone achievement in the careers of promising early-career scientists.

    Your investment includes:

    • Corporate logo on signage at the event and convention center
    • Verbal recognition during the NBF Reception
    • Four invitations to the NBF Reception
  • NEW! Reach Out for Research – Yoga

    $3,500

    Attendees will come together to start their day off right and your brand can be a part of it.  This yoga session will be held on Sunday, October 20 from 7:00-8:00am at the HBGCC.

    • Corporate logo on the event promotional piece
    • Event and convention center signage
    • Recognition on the NBF website and at the event
    • Five complimentary event registrations
  • Sleep-In for Research

    $3,500

    Attendees can take advantage of a little extra ‘shut-eye’ while supporting a good cause!  You’ll see them rested and refreshed while wearing your branded t-shirt at the conference.

    • Corporate logo on the fundraising t-shirt
    • Convention center signage
    • Recognition on the NBF website
    • Five complimentary T-shirts
  • NEW!  VIP Lounge Premier Sponsor

    Details coming soon!

    An exclusive lounge for NBF contributing members, including industry thought leaders and key stakeholders. Contact us to customize your space today!

  • Unrestricted Grant

    Details coming soon!

    Organizations who want to support the NBF events during the 2019 AABB Annual Meeting may provide an unrestricted grant to the NBF and the contribution will be applied where it is needed most. NBF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Links to view sponsorship locations, specifications, size, etc. will be available soon.

 

Interested in any of the above sponsorship opportunities? Perhaps you have a new idea that would better meet your marketing needs?  Contact Heidi O’Hara to discuss sponsorship opportunities that best suit your company’s goals:

 

Business Development

A. Fassano & Company

Direct: 856-637-3301

 

AABB reserves the right to revise any aspect of sponsorships to preserve the integrity and professional atmosphere of the meeting. All listings, dates and times are subject to change.

 

AABB is NOT responsible for electronic malfunctions to digital presentations.

 

 

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