Events Calendar

September – October 2014

Rotary Club of Calgary Crowchild
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am

Brent will be Speaking at this Private Event.

SMCC Breakfast Forum – Toronto
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Brent Barootes speaks at SMCC Toronto’s Breakfast Forum!

Twilight Rotary Club of Toronto
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm

Brent will be speaking at this Private Event.

UBCM Convention
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

Brent Barootes will be attending this event.  Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists is a proud sponsor!

AUMA Convention 2014
Sep 24 – Sep 26 all-day

Brent presents breakout workshop: Generating New Revenue Channels on Thursday, September 25 at 3:00-4:00pm at the Shaw Conference Centre here in Edmonton.

Calgary Health Trust
Oct 15 all-day

Brent Barootes will be speaking at this private event.

10th Annual SMCC Western Sponsorship Congress
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day

Since 2005, the SMCC Western Sponsorship Congress™ has provided professional development and networking opportunities that have focused on a range of sponsorship related topics from inventory development, prospecting, branding, designing proposals, technology, communications, case studies and insights from properties and corporate sponsors.

This two day conference – held annually in October in Calgary, Alberta – is one of the largest sponsorship focused events in Canada.

The Congress hosts 250 registered delegates and speakers from across North America. They represent a cross section of corporations and small businesses that invest in sponsorship, non-profits and charities, sports organizations (professional and amateur), all levels of government and advertising, communications, public relations and sponsorship agencies.

Municipality Workshop
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Don’t miss our exclusive half-day workshop in Calgary, featuring valuable insights tailored to the needs of municipalities and sponsors!

Attending delegates will receive a tool kit featuring the keys to building a municipal sponsorship program including how to get into the business, how to build a case for support in your community and how to engage procurement across all areas of a municipality.

Proudly presented by Chris Reed, Senior Consultant, Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists

Prospecting, Proposals and Discovery Workshop
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Do you need to create new revenue streams or improve your sales opportunities?  This workshop has been tailored just for you and your bottom line!

This half-day workshop will focus on how to:

      • Dramatically increase sponsorship sales success ratio
      • Look for alternative leads and weed out the weak!
      • Determine the right alignment, fit and influencers
      • Talk less and listen more! Discovery is not a “pitch”.
      • Find out what the sponsor is buying and not what you are selling.

Presented by Seamus O’Keefe, Senior Associate, Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists.

Sponsorship Vs. Philanthropy: A Blurred Landscape
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Designed for Charities & Not-for-Profits focusing on the ever blurring lines between Sponsorship and Philanthropy in today’s funding landscape.  Step back into the basics and learn how to:

      • Navigate Funders demands, GST and Charitable Tax Receipt issues
      • Maintain integrity of brand and recognition process
      • Understand the differences between philanthropy and sponsorship
      • Use new terminology and learn how corporations are using it
      • Recognize policy to keep negotiations simpler

Proudly presented by Chrystal Robert-Macey, Industry Sector Advisor to Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists.