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ABC Convention 2020 moves to the Music City!

Revamped in 2018, ABC’s convention gets better every year. Known for its vibrant music scene, Nashville, Tennessee, is a top destination for convention-goers, and merit shop construction is booming in the Music City. Members are flocking to this national event, which holds the distinction of being the largest gathering of merit shop contractors in the United States.

 

Why sponsor ABC Convention?

With more than 21,000 members, ABC is the preeminent trade association in the United States for commercial and industrial construction. By sponsoring our highest-attended event, you will maximize your company’s marketing and business development dollars and raise your visibility with merit shop contractors from across the country. It’s your opportunity to gain brand exposure, meet with current and potential customers and gain recognition as a thought leader in the construction industry. You can also connect with your customers and prospects in one place.


Who attended ABC Convention 2019:

  • • Nearly 2,000 members attended ABC Convention 2019
  • • Company owners, business managers and decision makers
  • • 170 apprentices and craft trainees competed in the National Craft Championships
  • 600 construction leaders attended the sold-out Excellence in Construction® Awards black-tie gala, honoring nearly $3.7 billion in construction projects from around the country
  • • Training and workforce development professionals
  • 21 colleges and universities competed in the Construction Management Competition
  • • Project managers, supervisors and safety professionals
  • • Presidents and staff from 69 geographically diverse ABC Chapters


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Presenting Sponsors

Align your company with the National Craft Championships as the presenting sponsor of this prestigious national event highlighting the achievements of the many men and women who represent the future of the construction industry. Craft trainees and apprentices from across the country travel each year to compete for top honors in their chosen crafts. The National Craft Championships allows competitors to demonstrate their superior skills, training and safe work practices. This sponsorship will be customized based on the program and sponsorship goals of the competition and the sponsor.
Align your company with ABC’s Young Professionals program and maximize exposure to the next generation of construction leaders as the program sponsor.

This year-long sponsorship includes:
  • • Company’s name is included when the Young Professionals program is mention in Newsline, ABC’s weekly enewsletter to all members; Leadership Update, a monthly enewsletter to ABC’s leadership – more than 400 national and local board members and national committee members; and in Construction Executive magazine
  • • Company logo and link on the Young Professionals page of abc.org
  • • Opportunity to present the Young Professional of the Year Award at ABC Convention 2019
  • • Company logo on Young Professional of the Year Award
  • • Sponsor of two webinars targeted to Young Professionals community
  • • One of the sponsors of the 2020 Young Professionals Symposium, including two (2) tickets to the event
  • • Email list of nominees for the Young Professional of the Year Award
ABC's Construction Management Competition is the hallmark competition that promotes careers in construction management. The competition features teams of four college and university students testing their project management, estimating, safety, quality control and presentation skills. The CMC is designed to challenge students’ construction knowledge and time management and organizational skills.


This year-long sponsorship includes:
  • • Company name is included when the Construction Management Competition is mentioned in in Newsline, ABC’s weekly all-member newsletter; Leadership Update, a monthly newsletter to more than 400 national and local ABC board members and national committee members; and Construction Executive magazine
  • • Company logo and link on the Construction Management Competition page of abc.org
  • • Opportunity to present Construction Management Competition the at ABC Convention 2019
  • • Company logo on Award
  • • Opportunity to host a happy hour with beer, soda and popcorn for competitors and faculty (cost of happy hour will be billed separately).
  • • Mailing list of competitors

Platinum Sponsors

One solo sponsorship opportunity or sponsorship can be shared by up to four companies

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen and Rooftop Bar will host the Opening Night Celebration, which also includes access to Luke Bryan’s Rooftop Bar. Located in the heart of Broadway, this famous venue features live music, a menu of award-winning southern favorites and panoramic views of the Nashville nightlife.
 
Sponsorship includes:
  • • Opportunity to host an educational webinar for members in advance of ABC Convention 2020
  • • Company leader offers send-off remarks at the end of the Opening General Session as attendees leave for the Opening Night Celebration
  • • Opportunity to welcome the attendees from stage at the Opening Night Celebration 
  • • VIP hospitality area at the Closing Night Celebration (sponsor can provide giveaways, plan activities and offer additional food and beverage at additional expense)
  • • Platinum-level listing on all signage and marketing materials
  • • Podium recognition during the following general events: General Sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, Excellence in Construction Awards, Association Excellence Awards and Careers in Construction Awards 
  • • Six (6) complimentary convention social registrations 
  • • Post-event attendee list, including email addresses 
  • • Personalized rotating banner on the ABC Events app
  • • One (1) push notification on the ABC Events app to promote Opening Night Celebration
  • • Custom company branding at event, to be determined by ABC and sponsor (Koozies, beverage tubs, food stations, bars, etc.) 
  • • Branded pop-up photo opportunity that highlights event
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • • Logo included on escalator clings in convention center
ABC Convention 2018 - Opening Night Celebration
One exclusive opportunity or sponsorship can be shared by up to four companies

The Closing Night Celebration will be held at the Wildhorse Saloon, a live music and dance destination with three floors of action-packed fun. A unique crossover venue that is known for offering world-class live entertainment, the Wildhorse Saloon features a southern smokehouse cuisine menu with signature fried pickles, line dancing, and true southern hospitality.

Sponsorship includes:
  • • Opportunity to host an educational webinar for members in advance of ABC Convention 2020
  • • Company leader offers send-off remarks at the end of the Closing General Session as attendees leave for the Closing Night Celebration
  • • Opportunity to welcome the attendees from the stage at the Closing Night Celebration 
  • • VIP hospitality area at Closing Night Celebration (sponsor can provide giveaways, plan activity and offer additional food and beverage at additional expense) 
  • • Platinum-level listing on all signage and marketing materials
  • • Podium recognition throughout the week during General Sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, Excellence in Construction Awards, Association Excellence Awards and Careers in Construction Awards 
  • • Six (6) complimentary social convention registrations 
  • • Post-event attendee list, including email addresses 
  • • Personalized rotating banner on the ABC Events app  
  • • One (1) push notification on the ABC Events app to promote Closing Night Celebration
  • • Custom company branding at event, to be determined by ABC and sponsor and venue (Koozies, beverage tubs, food stations, bars, etc.)
  • • Branding on digital billboards in the venue curing the Closing Night Celebration
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • • Logo included on escalator clings in convention center
ABC Convention 2018 - Closing Night Party

Gold Sponsors

Hosted by Florida George Line’s FGL House, situated on 3rd Avenue in downtown Nashville, featuring music, a world-class kitchen and bars on every floor. This venue also boasts the largest “Cruise” rooftop Nashville has to offer, with stunning views of the Music City skyline.

Music City Mixer sponsorship includes:
  • • Logo branding on Music City Mixer Reception evite sent to all ABC chapter staff
  • • Opportunity to welcome the attendees at the reception
  • • Gold-level listing on signage and marketing materials 
  • • Three (3) complimentary social registrations 
  • • Post-event attendee list, including all chapter email addresses 
  • •Personalized rotating banner on the ABC Events app
  • • One(1) push notification on the ABC Events app or targeted email to chapter staff to promote event to chapter staff 
  • • Company branding on napkins and Koozies at the Music City Mixer Reception
  • • Opportunity to provide giveaway or raffle item at reception
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
ABC Convention 2018 - Chapter Staff Welcome Party
For more photos from last years event click here.
  • • Opportunity for company leader to introduce the speaker 
  • • VIP meet-and-greet with the speaker and 20 invited guests
  • • Opportunity to record a pre-event video 
  • • Gold-level recognition throughout the week at all convention events 
  • • Three (3) reserved seats at the Opening General Session 
  • • Three (3) complimentary social registrations 
  • • Post-event attendee list including email addresses 
  • • Personalized rotating banner on the ABC Events app
  • • Opportunity for sponsor to provide giveaway to all session attendees 
  • • One (1) push notification on the ABC Events app to promote Opening General Session 
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
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  • • Company-provided banner placed in one competition area
  • • Opportunity to greet the competitors at the welcome reception in the exhibit hall
  • • Gold-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • • Three (3) complimentary social registrations
  • • Personalized rotating banner on the ABC Events app
  • • One (1) push notification on the ABC Events app to promote the NCC
  • • Opportunity to provide giveaway or raffle item at competitor roundup
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
Sponsor the 30th annual National Excellence in Construction Awards Black-tie Gala. The awards ceremony celebrates the best of the best in merit shop construction, honoring the year’s most outstanding construction projects and contractors for their remarkable achievements in leadership, safety, innovation and diversity.
  • • Prominent recognition at the Excellence in Construction Black-tie Gala
  • • Gold-level listing on signage and marketing materials 
  • • Three (3) reserved seats at the gala 
  • • Three (3) complimentary social registrations 
  • • Personalized rotating banner on the ABC Events app
  • • Mailing list of Excellence in Construction Gala attendees 
  • • Opportunity for company leader to introduce the speaker 
  • • Opportunity to record a pre-event video 
  • • VIP meet-and-greet with the speaker and 20 invited guests
  • • Gold-level recognition throughout the week at all convention events 
  • • Three (3) complimentary convention social registrations 
  • • Personalized rotating banner on the ABC Events app
  • • Opportunity for sponsor to provide giveaway to all session attendees 
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • • Opportunity to record a pre-event video
  • • Opportunity to play a pre-approved video company intro
  • • Opportunity to address guests at the luncheon 
  • • Opportunity to introduce the speaker at two chapter education sessions, to be determined by sponsor and ABC staff (approx. attendance: 40 people)
  • • Gold-level listing on signage and marketing materials 
  • • Three (3) reserved seats at the luncheon 
  • • Three (3) complimentary social registrations 
  • • Personalized rotating banner on the ABC Events app
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
ABC Convention 2019 - Association Excellence Awards
  • • Prominent recognition at the Careers in Construction Awards
  • • Gold-level listing on signage and marketing materials 
  • • Three (3) reserved seats at the sponsored event 
  • • Three (3) complimentary social registrations 
  • • Personalized rotating banner on the ABC Events app
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall 
ABC Convention 2018 - Careers In Construction Awards
For more photos from last years event click here.

Silver Sponsors

Sponsor the cocktail party or after-party for the 30th annual National Excellence in Construction Awards Black-tie Gala. The awards ceremony celebrates the best of the best in merit shop construction, honoring the year’s most outstanding construction projects and contractors for their remarkable achievements in leadership, safety, innovation and diversity.
  • • Photo booth with company logo on photo or photo frame
  • • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the National Excellence in Construction Awards Black-tie Gala
  • • Reserved seating at the National Excellence in Construction Awards Black-tie Gala
  • • Silver-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • • Recognition on the 30th Annual National Excellence in Construction Awards website
  • • Branded napkins at the post-event reception
  • • Mailing list of EIC attendees
Be part of the training academy specifically designed for ABC chapters with ERISA trusts and for those that want to start one. This two-day education offering provides current and prospective fiduciaries with the knowledge and tools to effectively lead the critical programs that develop future construction professionals.
  • • Opportunity to welcome participants
  • • Silver-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • • Two (2) complimentary social registrations
  • • Contact information of participants after the event
  • • Opportunity for company leader to introduce the speaker
  • • Appropriate level recognition throughout the week at all convention events
  • • Two (2) complimentary convention social registrations
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall (included with sponsorships of $5,000 and up)
The one promotional item guaranteed to connect with every registrant staying at the three official convention hotels (Omni, Hilton and Westin). A great opportunity to promote exhibit location.
  • • Silver-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • • Two (2) complimentary social registrations
  • • Company logo or graphic on key cards (must be pre-approved by ABC)
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
Who can miss your logo on the escalators as attendees move from one event to another in the convention center?
  • • Silver-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • • Two (2) complimentary social registrations
  • • Exposure on rotating banners on the ABC Events app
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • • Silver-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • • Two (2) complimentary social registrations
  • • Branded station and/or signage
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • • Opportunity to have a portable charger giveaway at the station
Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with the competitors!
  • • Silver-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • • Two (2) complimentary social registrations
  • • Opportunity to provide raffle item to NCC competitors
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • • Opportunity to meet both CMC and NCC competitors
Choose a specially branded code attendees will use all week.
  • • Recognition in the Know Before You Go email
  • • Silver-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • • Two (2) complimentary social registrations
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • • Branded signage
Welcome convention attendees to their hotel room with a special branded gift (as determined by the sponsor and ABC). Note sponsorship item is available for the three convention headquarters hotels.
  • • Two (2) complimentary social registrations
  • • Branded message to attendee included with the room drop
  • • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall

Bronze Sponsors

Put your company logo front and center and help convention attendees stay hydrated throughout the week by giving away branded water bottles (company-provided) and putting your logo on hydration stations throughout the Music City Center.
  • Ability to greet convention attendees and distribute water bottles at welcome booth near registration
  • Bronze-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • One (1) complimentary social registration
  • Dedicated signage at water station location(s)
  • Ability for your team to greet attendees and personally distribute water bottles
  • One (1) push notifications to remind attendees to pick up bottles
  • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • Sponsor an exciting addition to our Closing Night Celebration that is sure to shake things up!
  • Bronze-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • One (1) complimentary social registration
  • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • Put your company logo on a souvenir photo from the photo booth at our exciting Closing Night Celebration.
  • Bronze-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • One (1) complimentary social registration
  • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • Meet and network with the NCC Committee and project managers
  • Bronze-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • Sponsor recognition by NCC chair during dinner
  • One (1) ticket to the NCC Committee Project Manager Dinner
  • One (1) complimentary social registration
  • Opportunity to provide raffle item to NCC competitors
  • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • Bronze-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • One (1) social convention registration
  • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • Opportunity to provide a raffle item for NCC Roundup
  • Recognition on all video screens during the event
  • On-screen introduction during the Careers in Construction Awards ceremony
  • Place your company’s logo on the commemorative notebook (company-provided) handed out to every attendee at ABC Convention 2019.
  • Bronze-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • One (1) complimentary social registration
  • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • ABC provides your company branded napkins and coffee sleeves for attendees to take away from breaks.
  • Bronze-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • One (1) complimentary social registration
  • Dedicated branding signage at the break location(s)
  • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • Bronze-level listing on signage and marketing materials
  • One (1) complimentary social registration
  • Branded station and/or signage
  • Opportunity to have a booth in the exhibit hall
  • Opportunity to have a portable charger giveaway at the station
  • Booth Sponsors

  • 10x10 booth space in the exhibit hall
  • Opportunity to meet both CMC and NCC competitors during a reception on Wednesday, March 25
  • One (1) complimentary social registrations
  • Exposure on rotating banners on the ABC Events app
  • Featured listing in special exhibit hall preview email sent to all attendees

  • Additional booth sizes are available:
  • 10 x 20 booth (comes with two (2) social registrations) - $4,500
  • 20 x 20 booth (comes with three (3) social registrations) - $6,000
  • Contact Bethany Murphy (bmurphy@abc.org or (732) 804-7166) to get an exhibitor contract.

    Friends of NCC

    Show your commitment to workforce development by becoming a Friend of NCC

  • Logo featured on the NCC website
  • Logo prominently displayed on banner in the Exhibit Hall 
  • Podium recognition at the Careers in Construction Awards 
  • Friends of NCC plaque for the company/chapter office   


  • To become a Friend of NCC please follow this link

    * Cost of item additional

    Have an idea that isn't listed here? Contact Bethany Murphy (bmurphy@abc.org or (732) 804-7166) for details and pricing. Sponsor packages can be customized for each sponsor.  The terms of each sponsor agreement will be considered the final determination of benefits offered.