EXHIBITORS + PUBLISHERS

2019 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders

Gospel Joy: The Bold Pursuit of Pleasures Forevermore in Ministry

Monday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – Minneapolis Convention Center

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OPPORTUNITIES + DETAILS

BOOTH RENTAL SPACE

10×10’ Space
Black Pipe and Drape
8’ Table with Black Tablecloth
2 Chairs
Garbage Can
1 Free Exhibitor Badge
(Full Access to All Sessions)

PRICES

$1500 For-Profit

$750 Non-Profit

$550 for each additional 10×10 booth space

$100 for each additional name badge

 

NOTE: After submission and processing, application items are non-refundable. 

LIFEWAY CONFERENCE BOOKSTORE

We have an Assorted Publisher Area in the LifeWay Conference Bookstore where you may promote and sell your product alongside other quality Christian publishers. This provides you the opportunity to market your product and interact directly with attendees.

Publishers must submit an application to attend the conference. Once received and approved, we will put you in touch with LifeWay to arrange the bookstore table.

For best effect publishers are encouraged to purchase booth space(s) for their ministries. This booth space allows the opportunity for publishers to distribute free literature, facilitate giveaways, and collect customer data while maintaining a strong sales presence.

Bethlehem College & Seminary  reserves the right to decline application requests or refuse certain product placement for any reason in accordance with our ministry’s Foundational Documents and Theological Vision for Ministry.

JOURNAL AD

Each attendee will receive a conference journal at registration. You may purchase and design an ad for the journal for:

$1000 Full Page, Color Ad
$500 Half Page, Color Ad

All ads must be submitted by September 15, 2018. Journal Ad Spec Sheet

GIVEAWAYS

We encourage Exhibitors to giveaway quality resources from their booth. If giving away 500 copies or more of a quality resource, we will notify attendees by highlighting your booth number on the Exhibitor Area page of the Conference Journal. (Flyers, pamphlets, bookmarks, and the like do not qualify.) You may also highlight booth giveaways by utilizing the app feed to post information or by purchasing a journal ad that describes your giveaway.

PASSPORT PRIZE

All attendees receive a passport to stamp at each exhibitor booth to be qualified for several significant drawings (e.g. an iPad, Kindle, gift certificates, commentaries). This will encourage attendees to make their way to each booth.

Exhibitors or publishers who contribute prizes will receive a complete list of all the names and contact information of the attendees who participate in the program.

Prizes must be a $200 or more value – all prizes are subject to approval.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

1:00 PM – Exhibitor Set-Up Begins

5:00 PM – Exhibitor Set-Up Closes

MONDAY, JANUARY 28

7:00 AM – Exhibitor Set Up Begins

8:45 AM – Exhibitor Set Up Closes

9:00 AM – Event Opens – Bookstore/Exhibitor Area Open

10:00 AM – TGC Twin Cities Pre-Conference Event

12:00 PM –  Seminar Group 1

1:15 PM – Seminar Group 2

2:30 PM – Seminar Group 3

3:45 PM – Seminar Group 4

4:30 PM – Dinner Break

7:00 PM – Plenary Session

9:00 PM – Evening Session

10:00 PM – Evening Ends

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

7:30 AM – Bookstore/Exhibitor Area Open

8:30 AM –  Plenary Session

10:30 AM – Plenary Session

11:30 AM – Lunch Break

1:45 PM – Special Panel Session

3:30 PM – Plenary Session

4:30 PM – Dinner Break

7:00 PM – Plenary Session

9:00 PM – Evening Session

10:00 PM – Evening Ends

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

7:30 AM – Bookstore/Exhibitor Area Open

8:30 AM – Plenary Session

10:00 AM – Plenary Session

11:15 AM – Plenary Speaker Q&A Panel

12:00 PM – Event Ends

11:30 AM – 4:00 PM – Exhibitor Tear Down

Partner Sponsor

5 Available – $5,000

NOTICES                                

Your company will be included in the 2019 conference journal as one of our Partner Sponsors.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be mentioned as a Partner Sponsor in all announcement slides before and after general sessions.

EXHIBIT

Your company will receive one complimentary booth space (10×10 foot space).

ADVERTISING

You will receive one complimentary journal ad for your company (half page, in color).

REGISTRATIONS

Your company will receive 4 complimentary registrations.

Livestream Sponsor

2 Available – $4,000

OVERVIEW

While there are roughly 2,700 attendees at the conference, there are on average 29,000 more participating in the conference via livestream. Our livestream page is hosted by The Gospel Coalition.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be included in all announcement slides before and after general sessions in the main auditorium.

ADVERTISING

Your company logo, with a link to your website, will appear beneath the 2019 live stream video feed.

REGISTRATIONS

Your company will receive 2 complimentary registrations.

Seminar Sponsor

$1,400 for 1 Session – 2 Available                                                                                           

$2,800 for 2 Sessions- 7 Available

$5,000 for 4 Sessions- 3 Available

 

OVERVIEW

Each year we offer a variety of Monday afternoon seminars. This is a great opportunity to invest in a seminar category that represents the work of your organization. Topics open for sponsorship are: Preaching (2), Discipleship (2), Family Ministry (2), Counseling (2), Church Planting (2), Healthy Churches (2), Elders (2), Women’s Ministry (4), Worship Leaders (2), Missions (2), Spanish (2), Prayer Ministry (1), and Youth Ministry (1).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be included in all announcements given during the seminar sessions.

ADVERTISING

Your company name, will appear next to your seminar category in the Conference Journal, Conference App, and signage on-site.

REGISTRATIONS

Your company will receive 2 complimentary registrations.

Passport Sponsor

1 Available – $3,000

OVERVIEW

All attendees receive a passport that must be stamped at each exhibit booth to be qualified for several significant drawings (e.g. iPad, Kindle, gift certificates). This encourages attendees to make their way to each booth.

ADVERTISING

Sponsor the passport and receive your company’s name and logo printed on the front cover, inside cover, inside pages, and inside back cover with a thank you and your logo.

Coffee Break Sponsor

1 Available – $3,000

OVERVIEW

On Tuesday or Wednesday during the 30-minute morning break, coffee and tea will be served beside the booth of the sponsor.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be mentioned as the sponsor of the coffee break from the conference emcee before the break. A push notification will also be sent through the conference app directing attendees to your booth and the free coffee.

EXHIBIT

Your company will receive one free booth space located beside the coffee break station.

REGISTRATIONS                   

Your company will receive two complimentary registrations.

Wi-Fi Sponsor

1 Available – $2,500

OVERVIEW

In sponsoring the Wi-Fi for the conference, all the attendees, staff, and exhibitors will be able to access internet for free in the lobby, exhibitor area, bookstore, and eating areas.

ADVERTISING

Anyone logging on to the internet will be directed to the landing page of your choice.

 REGISTRATIONS                  

Your company will receive two complimentary registrations.

Volunteer Sponsor

1 Available – $2,500

OVERVIEW

The conference could not be run without our dedicated volunteers. Over 100 volunteers will be involved in ushering, registration, praying with attendees, bookstore check-out, and much more.

ADVERTISING

By sponsoring the volunteers, your company’s logo will prominently appear on the back of each uniform volunteer t-shirt. The Volunteer Sponsorship also provides a lounge for the volunteers to refresh themselves with snacks and beverages and an area to rest while on break. You are welcome to provide literature from your company in the lounge.

Shuttle Bus Sponsor

1 Available – $1000

OVERVIEW

On Wednesday, multiple buses will shuttle attendees from the Convention Center to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. For four hours, a shuttle will depart every 20 minutes.

ADVERTISING

Your company may provide promotional material to be given to attendees as they board the bus. Your company’s name will be listed on the sponsors page in the conference journal.

Prayer Room Sponsor

1 Available – $2,000

OVERVIEW

The prayer room is available for any conference attendee to use for personal quiet time, reflecting on the conference, or praying with a prayer team member. There is also a team praying throughout the conference.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be included in all announcement slides before and after general sessions in the main auditorium.

EXHIBIT

Your company will be given a complimentary booth space (10×10 foot) in the Exhibitor Area.

ADVERTISING

Your company’s name will be listed on the sponsors page in the conference journal. Your company will be included in all announcement slides before and after general sessions in the main auditorium.

REGISTRATIONS

Your company will receive 2 complimentary registrations.

Spanish Translation Sponsor

1 Available – $2,000

OVERVIEW

Spanish translation will be offered for main auditorium plenary sessions.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be included in all announcement slides before and after general sessions in the main auditorium.

EXHIBIT

Your company will be given a complimentary booth space (10×10 feet) in the Exhibitor Area).

REGISTRATIONS

Your company will receive 2 complimentary registrations.

SHIPPING

The Minneapolis Convention Center does not accept exhibitor shipments for this event. Please refer to our Shipping Specification guidelines to see options for small shipments or freight shipments.

Labels for pallet shipments.

ELECTRICAL

If you would like electrical for your booth, please order it through the Minneapolis Convention Center using their Electrical Services Form. In order to receive a discount, the form needs to be sent at least 15 days prior to the event.

EXHIBIT HALL MAP

This sample floorplan will be very similar to the floorplan for 2018. The actual number of booths will be determined by the exhibitors applying.

ACCOMODATIONS

  • HYATT REGENCY
    • $129 per night – book by January 1, 2019
  • HILTON MINNEAPOLIS – Sold Out
  • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS – Sold Out

TRANSPORTATION

  • Super Shuttle
    • Shuttles offered from the airport to hotel vary by hotel but Super Shuttle is $24 roundtrip. This can be reserved online to receive the discounted rate.
  • Wednesday Shuttle
    • We will have a shuttle scheduled for attendees, exhibitors, and publishers to use on the last day of the event from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Shuttles will run every 20 minutes from the Convention Center to the airport (Terminal 1). There is no fee for this service.
BOOTHS

BOOTH RENTAL SPACE

10×10’ Space
Black Pipe and Drape
8’ Table with Black Tablecloth
2 Chairs
Garbage Can
1 Free Exhibitor Badge
(Full Access to All Sessions)

PRICES

$1500 For-Profit

$750 Non-Profit

$550 for each additional 10×10 booth space

$100 for each additional name badge

 

NOTE: After submission and processing, application items are non-refundable. 

BOOKSTORE

LIFEWAY CONFERENCE BOOKSTORE

We have an Assorted Publisher Area in the LifeWay Conference Bookstore where you may promote and sell your product alongside other quality Christian publishers. This provides you the opportunity to market your product and interact directly with attendees.

Publishers must submit an application to attend the conference. Once received and approved, we will put you in touch with LifeWay to arrange the bookstore table.

For best effect publishers are encouraged to purchase booth space(s) for their ministries. This booth space allows the opportunity for publishers to distribute free literature, facilitate giveaways, and collect customer data while maintaining a strong sales presence.

Bethlehem College & Seminary  reserves the right to decline application requests or refuse certain product placement for any reason in accordance with our ministry’s Foundational Documents and Theological Vision for Ministry.

MARKETING

JOURNAL AD

Each attendee will receive a conference journal at registration. You may purchase and design an ad for the journal for:

$1000 Full Page, Color Ad
$500 Half Page, Color Ad

All ads must be submitted by September 15, 2018. Journal Ad Spec Sheet

GIVEAWAYS

We encourage Exhibitors to giveaway quality resources from their booth. If giving away 500 copies or more of a quality resource, we will notify attendees by highlighting your booth number on the Exhibitor Area page of the Conference Journal. (Flyers, pamphlets, bookmarks, and the like do not qualify.) You may also highlight booth giveaways by utilizing the app feed to post information or by purchasing a journal ad that describes your giveaway.

PASSPORT PRIZE

All attendees receive a passport to stamp at each exhibitor booth to be qualified for several significant drawings (e.g. an iPad, Kindle, gift certificates, commentaries). This will encourage attendees to make their way to each booth.

Exhibitors or publishers who contribute prizes will receive a complete list of all the names and contact information of the attendees who participate in the program.

Prizes must be a $200 or more value – all prizes are subject to approval.

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

1:00 PM – Exhibitor Set-Up Begins

5:00 PM – Exhibitor Set-Up Closes

MONDAY, JANUARY 28

7:00 AM – Exhibitor Set Up Begins

8:45 AM – Exhibitor Set Up Closes

9:00 AM – Event Opens – Bookstore/Exhibitor Area Open

10:00 AM – TGC Twin Cities Pre-Conference Event

12:00 PM –  Seminar Group 1

1:15 PM – Seminar Group 2

2:30 PM – Seminar Group 3

3:45 PM – Seminar Group 4

4:30 PM – Dinner Break

7:00 PM – Plenary Session

9:00 PM – Evening Session

10:00 PM – Evening Ends

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

7:30 AM – Bookstore/Exhibitor Area Open

8:30 AM –  Plenary Session

10:30 AM – Plenary Session

11:30 AM – Lunch Break

1:45 PM – Special Panel Session

3:30 PM – Plenary Session

4:30 PM – Dinner Break

7:00 PM – Plenary Session

9:00 PM – Evening Session

10:00 PM – Evening Ends

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

7:30 AM – Bookstore/Exhibitor Area Open

8:30 AM – Plenary Session

10:00 AM – Plenary Session

11:15 AM – Plenary Speaker Q&A Panel

12:00 PM – Event Ends

11:30 AM – 4:00 PM – Exhibitor Tear Down

SPONSORING

Partner Sponsor

5 Available – $5,000

NOTICES                                

Your company will be included in the 2019 conference journal as one of our Partner Sponsors.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be mentioned as a Partner Sponsor in all announcement slides before and after general sessions.

EXHIBIT

Your company will receive one complimentary booth space (10×10 foot space).

ADVERTISING

You will receive one complimentary journal ad for your company (half page, in color).

REGISTRATIONS

Your company will receive 4 complimentary registrations.

Livestream Sponsor

2 Available – $4,000

OVERVIEW

While there are roughly 2,700 attendees at the conference, there are on average 29,000 more participating in the conference via livestream. Our livestream page is hosted by The Gospel Coalition.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be included in all announcement slides before and after general sessions in the main auditorium.

ADVERTISING

Your company logo, with a link to your website, will appear beneath the 2019 live stream video feed.

REGISTRATIONS

Your company will receive 2 complimentary registrations.

Seminar Sponsor

$1,400 for 1 Session – 2 Available                                                                                           

$2,800 for 2 Sessions- 7 Available

$5,000 for 4 Sessions- 3 Available

 

OVERVIEW

Each year we offer a variety of Monday afternoon seminars. This is a great opportunity to invest in a seminar category that represents the work of your organization. Topics open for sponsorship are: Preaching (2), Discipleship (2), Family Ministry (2), Counseling (2), Church Planting (2), Healthy Churches (2), Elders (2), Women’s Ministry (4), Worship Leaders (2), Missions (2), Spanish (2), Prayer Ministry (1), and Youth Ministry (1).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be included in all announcements given during the seminar sessions.

ADVERTISING

Your company name, will appear next to your seminar category in the Conference Journal, Conference App, and signage on-site.

REGISTRATIONS

Your company will receive 2 complimentary registrations.

Passport Sponsor

1 Available – $3,000

OVERVIEW

All attendees receive a passport that must be stamped at each exhibit booth to be qualified for several significant drawings (e.g. iPad, Kindle, gift certificates). This encourages attendees to make their way to each booth.

ADVERTISING

Sponsor the passport and receive your company’s name and logo printed on the front cover, inside cover, inside pages, and inside back cover with a thank you and your logo.

Coffee Break Sponsor

1 Available – $3,000

OVERVIEW

On Tuesday or Wednesday during the 30-minute morning break, coffee and tea will be served beside the booth of the sponsor.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be mentioned as the sponsor of the coffee break from the conference emcee before the break. A push notification will also be sent through the conference app directing attendees to your booth and the free coffee.

EXHIBIT

Your company will receive one free booth space located beside the coffee break station.

REGISTRATIONS                   

Your company will receive two complimentary registrations.

Wi-Fi Sponsor

1 Available – $2,500

OVERVIEW

In sponsoring the Wi-Fi for the conference, all the attendees, staff, and exhibitors will be able to access internet for free in the lobby, exhibitor area, bookstore, and eating areas.

ADVERTISING

Anyone logging on to the internet will be directed to the landing page of your choice.

 REGISTRATIONS                  

Your company will receive two complimentary registrations.

Volunteer Sponsor

1 Available – $2,500

OVERVIEW

The conference could not be run without our dedicated volunteers. Over 100 volunteers will be involved in ushering, registration, praying with attendees, bookstore check-out, and much more.

ADVERTISING

By sponsoring the volunteers, your company’s logo will prominently appear on the back of each uniform volunteer t-shirt. The Volunteer Sponsorship also provides a lounge for the volunteers to refresh themselves with snacks and beverages and an area to rest while on break. You are welcome to provide literature from your company in the lounge.

Shuttle Bus Sponsor

1 Available – $1000

OVERVIEW

On Wednesday, multiple buses will shuttle attendees from the Convention Center to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. For four hours, a shuttle will depart every 20 minutes.

ADVERTISING

Your company may provide promotional material to be given to attendees as they board the bus. Your company’s name will be listed on the sponsors page in the conference journal.

Prayer Room Sponsor

1 Available – $2,000

OVERVIEW

The prayer room is available for any conference attendee to use for personal quiet time, reflecting on the conference, or praying with a prayer team member. There is also a team praying throughout the conference.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be included in all announcement slides before and after general sessions in the main auditorium.

EXHIBIT

Your company will be given a complimentary booth space (10×10 foot) in the Exhibitor Area.

ADVERTISING

Your company’s name will be listed on the sponsors page in the conference journal. Your company will be included in all announcement slides before and after general sessions in the main auditorium.

REGISTRATIONS

Your company will receive 2 complimentary registrations.

Spanish Translation Sponsor

1 Available – $2,000

OVERVIEW

Spanish translation will be offered for main auditorium plenary sessions.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your company will be included in all announcement slides before and after general sessions in the main auditorium.

EXHIBIT

Your company will be given a complimentary booth space (10×10 feet) in the Exhibitor Area).

REGISTRATIONS

Your company will receive 2 complimentary registrations.

LOGISTICS

SHIPPING

The Minneapolis Convention Center does not accept exhibitor shipments for this event. Please refer to our Shipping Specification guidelines to see options for small shipments or freight shipments.

Labels for pallet shipments.

ELECTRICAL

If you would like electrical for your booth, please order it through the Minneapolis Convention Center using their Electrical Services Form. In order to receive a discount, the form needs to be sent at least 15 days prior to the event.

EXHIBIT HALL MAP

This sample floorplan will be very similar to the floorplan for 2018. The actual number of booths will be determined by the exhibitors applying.

ACCOMODATIONS

  • HYATT REGENCY
    • $129 per night – book by January 1, 2019
  • HILTON MINNEAPOLIS – Sold Out
  • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS – Sold Out

TRANSPORTATION

  • Super Shuttle
    • Shuttles offered from the airport to hotel vary by hotel but Super Shuttle is $24 roundtrip. This can be reserved online to receive the discounted rate.
  • Wednesday Shuttle
    • We will have a shuttle scheduled for attendees, exhibitors, and publishers to use on the last day of the event from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Shuttles will run every 20 minutes from the Convention Center to the airport (Terminal 1). There is no fee for this service.

KEY CONTACTS

Feel free to contact any of the staff below to answer any questions before, during, or after the conference.

DAVID CLIFFORD

Director of Outreach Events & Church Partnerships
[email protected]

 

AMY GUIBAL                          

Assistant to the Director of Outreach Events & Church Partnerships

[email protected]

 

MARSHA PURSLEY
Events Strategist
615-584-2061 Cell
615-251-3747 Office
SCOTT CORBIN
Strategist, Buying & Promotions
832-492-7274 Cell