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Sponsorship Opportunities

The easiest way to promote your company to Ohio pharmacists!

CLICK HERE to access the Annual & Midyear Sponsorship Opportunities online contribution form.

OPA Sponsor recognition will occur twice a year. Event, meeting, continuing education, advertisement, and general sponsorship contributions will be compiled for each company from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. Each sponsoring company of OPA will be identified along with their corresponding financial contributions for their generous support at the 2015 Annual Conference and in an issue of the Ohio Pharmacist journal.

 

OPA Annual Conference - April 17 -19, 2015


Annual Conference Partner - $15,000
Your company will be recognized at Ohio's premier gathering of pharmacy, with the best educational programming in the country & one of the largest trade shows. 1100 pharmacists & student pharmacists annually. Exclusively awarded a premier deluxe booth, registration presence through email, web and at the Conference.
Sponsorship availability: five Attendance ≈1100 *C p A - $13
Sponsorship must be confirmed by December 15, 2014

Awards Luncheon - $10,000
The most well-attended special event of the OPA Conference is on Friday where pharmacy excellence recognized. Exclusively given a free booth & a reserved table at the luncheon.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 350 *C p A - $29
Sponsorship must be confirmed by December 15, 2014

Business Plan Competition - $3500
Support this student pharmacist competition, which is a key attraction for independent pharmacists and the businesses that support independent pharmacy.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 200 *C p A - $17

OTC Challenge Sponsorship - $3000
The sponsor observes college teams demonstrate expertise of common self-care conditions and OTC treatment in a fun, fast-paced, well-attended continuing education session.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 250 *C p A - $10

Alumni Reception - $3000
Sponsor the alumni, deans and faculty of Ohio’s Colleges of Pharmacy gathering to celebrate accomplishments and milestones.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 150 *C p A - $20

Student Activities - $3000
Support student pharmacists' games competition to help their college of pharmacy win the Pharmacy Olympics trophy.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 200 *C p A - $15

Ohio Research Forum Poster Session- $3000
Sponsor pharmacist and student presenters, who will explain their research on a variety of health care topics and issues.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 300 *C p A - $10

Ohio Innovative Practice Showcase - $2500
Support innovation! This showcase will highlight strategies used for the development and promotion of innovative patient care services, marketing tools, protocols, policies and various other opportunities.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 300-500 *C p A - $8

Conversations Over Coffee - $2000
Get in on the discussion. Roundtable discussions for students led by new practitioner facilitators on topics such as finance, leadership, networking, and job/residency hunting.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 70 *C p A - $28

New Practitioners Event - $2000
Pharmacists who have been practicing for seven years or less will gather at this networking event to build OPA's New Practitioners eXperience (NPX). Support Ohio's newest leaders.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 70 *C p A - $28

Career Experts Panel - $2000
Connect with Ohio leaders by sponsoring the panel. Pharmacist leaders networking with practitioners, student pharmacists and faculty.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 200 *C p A - $10

Legislative Update - $2000
This session includes current legislation of interest in the Ohio Statehouse on pharmacy practice issues, how to effectively communicate those issues, and position oneself as an ongoing and reliable resource.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 200 *C p A - $10

President’s Reception - $2000
Support OPA leadership by sponsoring the reception, which follows the formal installation of OPA’s new officers. This is the place to meet Ohio’s pharmacy leaders and celebrate the future of OPA.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 150 *C p A - $7

Past Presidents’ Breakfast - $800
On Sunday, the newly installed OPA president and past presidents gather to recognize OPA's accomplishments and future. Sponsor this acknowledgement of past and current leaders.
Sponsorship availability: one Attendance ≈ 50 *C p A - $16

Attendee Notebook and Pen - $6000  
Every one of the expected 1100 pharmacist and student
pharmacist attendees will take home a notebook and pen with your company name and/or logo.
Sponsorship availability: one   Attendance ≈1100    *C p A - $6
Sponsorship must be confirmed by Dec. 15, 2014

Conference Attendee Bags - $5000  
Every one of the expected 1100 pharmacist and student
pharmacist attendees receive a tote bag with your company
name and logo.
Sponsorship availability: one   Attendance ≈1100    *C p A - $5
Sponsorship must be confirmed by Dec. 15, 2014

Internet Access - $4500
   Splash your company message or logo on attendee smartphones or tablets every time they access the Internet during the three-day Conference.
Sponsorship availability: one   Attendance ≈700     *C p A - $9

Sponsor Hotel Key Cards - $2000
Sponsor the hotel room key cards of the attendees and communicate your company message each time the attendees enter their hotel room. This sponsorship must be ordered by Feb. 20, 2015
Sponsorship availability: one   Attendance ≈600   *C p A - $3

OPA/Sponsor Lanyards - $2000  or
Sponsor-provided Lanyards  - $1000
All attendees will be given a neck cord with your company message or logo imprinted on it.   Special orders may have additional cost
Sponsorship availability: one   Attendance ≈1100  *C p A - $2
Sponsorship must be confirmed by Dec. 15, 2014.
Sponsor-provided lanyards must be received by Feb. 28, 2015

Logo Water Bottles - $1500
Conference attendees receive your logo water bottle when they arrive at their hotel for the Conference.  
Sponsorship availability:two Attendance ≈500-1000  *C p A - $2
This sponsorship must be ordered by Feb. 28, 2015

Trade Show Food Stations - $1500
Bring attendees to your booth by sponsoring lunch, snack & drink refreshments near your booth in the exhibit hall on
Saturday. These food stations will entice attendees to stay in the exhibit hall and offer you more opportunity to connect with Ohio pharmacists and student pharmacists.  
Sponsorship availability:five  Attendance ≈900-1100   *C p A - $2

Conference App - $1000
With schedules, handouts and maps on the OPA Conference app, attendees will see your company name each time they open the Conference app. Order this sponsorship by Feb. 20, 2015
Sponsorship availability:one Attendance ≈ 500-1000  *C p A - $2


Coffee/Beverage Breaks - $800 each
Sponsor a break for all Conference attendees.
Sponsorship availability:three Attendance ≈500-1100  *C p A - $2

Conference Bag Inserts -
Provide information about your company’s products and services in the Conference tote bag.Get your message to each attendee.
Sponsorship availability: four  Attendance ≈1100 *C p A - $1
Inserts must be received by Feb. 28, 2015  

Annual Conference Program Advertising -
Get your message in the program with educational information and events  info. OPA's 1100 attendees will turn to it time and again during the Conference. Quality, high resolution advertisements must be received in PDF format by Feb. 28, 2015.
Sponsorship availability: limited to one organization each for outside back cover, inside front cover and inside back cover; Attendance ≈1100    *C p A - $1 - $2

    
$900 - Back Cover Full Page  
    $700 - Inside-Front or Inside-Back Full Page
    $550 - Full Page      
    $350 - 1/2 Page     

General Conference Sponsorship - $200 - $15,000    
Be a sponsor the OPA Conference! Support Ohio pharmacy.  ƪ
Sponsorship availability:Many Attendance ≈500 -1100  *C p A - $1-9

Attendee Email list Sponsorship - $200 Pre-Conf list only OR $250 Pre-Conf and Post-conf email lists
Email OPA attendees so they can find you at the Conference and know the products/services you offer. List(s) includes email for each attendee, if provided on registration. (This is offered exclusively to 2015 OPA exhibitors with a $200 or more Annual Conference sponsorship.)
                                
Pre-Conference list must be ordered by Feb. 20, 2015

*C p A = Cost per Attendee. ƪ= Sponsorship also offered on anther page of this prospectus. All sponsorship opportunities are available to an unlimited number of organizations unless otherwise noted.

Reach for the next level by Conducting an
OPA 2015 Presentation Theatre

 Presentation Theatres provide an opportunity for commercial organizations to present information about their products, services or therapeutic areas to pharmacists and student pharmacists attending the OPA Annual Conference. The material showcased in Presentation Theatres can be promotional in nature and may concentrate on specific products. There is no continuing pharmacy education credit available for these programs. At the 2014 OPA Annual Conference, two theatres were sold.

 Presentation Theatres - $2250 - 50 attendees  or  $4500 -100 attendees
The Sponsor is responsible for designing and printing the invitations for their Presentation Theatre. The sponsor must distribute these invitaitons to OPA Conference attendees by March 20, 2015. The Sponsor must take reservations for the event and submit meal counts to OPA by April 7, 2015. Note: Presentation Theatres are limited in number and cannot be held or reserved without a signed agreement. Requested Theatre times are not guaranteed to be available until confirmed by OPA.

OPA will order food, will provide a theatre room and an AV package including a microphone, LCD projector and screen, as well as an early bird registrant mailing list prior to the Conference for the sponsor to coordinate registrations for the event. OPA will promote the Theatre Sponsors may request their preferred date and time from the following schedule. To apply for a 2015 OPA Theatre, print pages 4 and 9 of OPA's Select Sponsorship prospectus linked on the sponsorship page.  Applications must be received by January 15, 2015. Payment is due by January 30, 2015. Space is Limited. 


OPA Theatre Application

☐ 4/17/15  Breakfast  7:00-8:00 a.m.    ☐ 4/18/15 Breakfast  7:00-8:00 a.m.  
                                        ☐ 4/19/15   Lunch 12:40-1:40 p.m  



Title of Theatre presentation & 25-word description___________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Presenter  ______________________ Presenter’s email_______________________

Presentation Theater Guidelines
• The Sponsor will create, manage, and deliver the presentation theatre program. The material presented in the Theatre may be promotional and may concentrate on a specific product. Continuing education credit may not be offered for Presentation Theatres.  
• Presentation Theatres are considered promotional activities and must be conducted in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, as well as all applicable standards and guidelines, including, but not limited to, applicable FDA regulations and other established standards and codes.

Limitation of Liability
OPA and the meeting facility will not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage whatsoever arising, which may occur to a sponsor or his contractors and/or its agents in connection with a Theatre. The sponsor expressly releases OPA and the meeting facility from any and all claims, injury or damage arising from the content, behaviors or other activities related to the Theatre.
OPA does not guarantee attendance at Theatres and will not refund a supporter’s fee on the basis of attendance.

Fees and Inclusions
The fee to conduct a Presentation Theatre (a 60-minute program which includes a meal) is $45 per participant for either 50 attendees and OR 100 attendees.  This fee includes:  meeting room; standard audio-visual set with microphone, LCD projector and screen; one time use of the early bird registrant mailing list, and online link from the OPA website.
• Food and beverage services must be provided for Theatre attendees.  
• The sponsor or the sponsor’s designated third-party meeting planning organization is responsible for all aspects associated with the planning, promotion, and management of the Presentation Theatre, and for payment of all additional costs related to the Theatre including, but not limited to, audiovisual equipment, electrical services, and labor.   

Changes/Withdrawals
Changes to assigned time slots must be requested in writing to Janice Johnson at jjohnson@ohiopharmacists.org and may be accommodated if the requested time slot is available. There will be no refunds for programs cancelled after March 7, 2015. For programs that are withdrawn by the sponsor before March 7, 2015, 50% of the fee will be refunded to the sponsor.

OPA/OPF

and Center for Entrepreneurship

Continuing Education Sponsorship Opportunities

Immunization Training Programs - Attendance ≈   40 each ;  More than 900 pharmacists have been trained by OPA. Promote your company to attendees at one of the best immunization training programs in Ohio. Two or more programs are held annually.

APhA’s Delivering MTMS Certificate Training  Programs  - Attendance ≈   40 each;  This sponsorship is for companies interested in promoting an innovative and interactive training program which explores the pharmacist’s role in providing MTM services to patients. Several programs are held yearly.                              

Midyear Meeting - November 9, 2014  Attendance ≈  150 -200;  Expert speakers will be presenting a full day of continuing education programming to energize pharmacists in a variety of pharmacy practice settings at the OPA Midyear Meeting.

Technician Seminars  - Summer 2014 & Spring 2015 Attendance ≈  150 -250 each;  Specifically geared to meet the needs of pharmacy technicians, your company can support these programs necessary for technicians to remain certified.

Young Pharmacy Leaders Conference -October 11, 2014 - Attendance ≈  30 - 40 ;
Nominated pharmacists in practice for fewer than 10 years, as well as student
pharmacist leaders from the seven Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy, are represented. The Leaders Conference identifies emerging leaders, enhances the leadership skills of the
participants, and provides motivation to seek greater awareness and involvement in
the issues confronting the profession and healthcare. ƪ

Center for Entrepreneuship and Innovation Programs - Attendance ≈  40 each;  
Up to six programs held yearly on various topics of interest to independent pharmacists and pharmacists wanting to open an independent pharmacy. Previous programming- Pain Management Compounding, Women in Pharmacy, How to Open a Pharmacy, Pharmacy Manager Role, Pharmacy Finances, Strengthening Your Business. Refer to page 10 of the sponsor prospectus for current programming or call the OPA office for details.  



Continuing Education Sponsor Choices
for OPA/OPF and Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs

Product Theatre -25 minute Luncheon presentation to attendees and signage               $3,500                (available at select non-Annual Conference programming)

Display - Signage, Demo/sample table and with 5-minute presentation                    $2,500

Lunch- Box lunch and beverage for all attendees, with 5-minute presentation                $1,000

Continental Breakfast- Pastry, Fruit, Coffee, Juice and Water with 1 sponsorship announcement   
$500


General Sponsorship - Includes recognition in the meeting program and on registration      
$300 - $10,000     (Recognition will appear on registration form if sponsorship commitment occurs prior to printing deadline)


Breaks - Snack item, Coffee, Tea and Water, with 1 sponsorship announcement            $300

Program Advertisement - 1/2 page ad in meeting program                 
$300

 

Reach Pharmacy Leaders at OPA meetings

Young Pharmacy Leaders Conference  - October 11, 2014 - Attendance ≈ 30 - 40;  Nominated pharmacists in practice for fewer than 10 years, as well as student pharmacist leaders from the seven Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy, are represented. The
Leaders Conference identifies emerging leaders, enhances the leadership skills of the participants, and provides motivation to seek greater awareness and involvement in the issues confronting the profession and healthcare. ƪ
 
OPA Board Meetings - Attendance ≈  30 - 40; Includes executive committee and district trustees. By sponsoring OPA Board meetings, you can get your message in front of pharmacy leaders from all around Ohio. Sponsor one or more of the four annual meetings.

Ohio Pharmacists Foundation Board Meetings - Attendance ≈  10;  The educational and research arm of OPA . Sponsor our
Foundation Board meetings and you can get your message in front of pharmacy leaders who are the driving force behind OPA's
nationally recognized continuing education offerings. Sponsor one or more of the four annual meetings.

OPA Committees  - Attendance ≈  10 - 50;  Legal and Regulatory, Member Services and Development, Pharmacy Economics, Public and
Professional Relations, Resolutions and Bylaws, Retired - By supporting the pharmacists who recommend legislative action, maintain and build Association membership, solicit and review nominations for pharmacy award recipients, review economic issues, promote the profession of pharmacy to the pubic and other professions, review all resolutions and encourage leadership development, you can connect with Ohio pharmacists. Reach out to the mentors of current pharmacists by sponsoring the active retired pharmacists of OPA. Support OPA members by sponsoring one or more of their committee meetings.

OPA Special Interest Groups  - Attendance ≈  10 - 20;   Independent SIG,  Compounding SIG -  Support independent  and compounding pharmacists by sponsoring one of  the four annual meetings held at OPA office. By sponsoring their lunch, two company representaives can do a five minute presentation about how your products and services advance pharmacy.

OPA Task Forces -  Attendance ≈  20 - 50;  Pharmacist Preparedness, Disease State Management  -  Task Forces answer the call for innovation and
 action in pharmacy. Support these pharmacists who serve their patients and community by working on these task forces.

OPA Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisory Committee -  Attendance ≈ 10;  This new committee  will steer the unique programming offered to pharmacists intersted in learning about expanding innovative services for their practice, those who practice in Independent pharmacy, and those wanting in learn about independent pharmacy.  

NPX (New Practitioner Experience) - Attendance ≈  10 - 60;  A new committee -   Sponsor the young, up-and-coming pharmacy pracitioners when they gather for leadership development, fellowship and issues of advocacy. These are the managers, owners and the leaders of Ohio pharmacy's future.

Membership Challenge Event - October 16, 2014  Attendance ≈  15 -  25;    Support the enthusiastic champions of OPA at this event to increase OPA membership. These devoted members call on colleagues, co-workers and friends encouraging them to become members of one of the most active, productive pharmacy associations in the country. By sponsoring this event, your company will be recognized by OPA's movers and shakers.

Meeting Sponsor Choices


Choose one or more meetings to sponsor and promote your company to Ohio’s leaders in the pharmacy profession.

Lunch- Box lunch and beverage for all attendees with 5 minute presentation (limit of two representatives)   
$1,000
       
Sponsor materials distribution
$500

Continental Breakfast- Pastry, Fruit, Coffee, Juice and Water with sponsorship announcement       
$500

General Sponsorship                                         
$500 - $5000

Breaks - Snack item, Coffee, Tea and Water, with sponsorship announcement              $300

OPA Communication Sponsorship Opportunities

Company Sponsored OPA eBulletin -  $500 (June - Dec)  $800 (Jan - May: Conference time)                         
OPA provides Ohio pharmacists with eBulletin updates approximately four times a month. Become a proud sponsor of  an OPA eBulletin. As a sponsor, your company’s logo and tagline will be prominently placed and be linked to your website. Logos can be up to 225 pixels wide. Examples of eBulletin audiences:

OPA members                
members and  non-members            
non-members pharmacists    
pharmacists interested in MTM programs        
pharmacists interested in Immunization programs    
pharmacy technicians
OPA Conference attendees            
student pharmacists.              
independent pharmacists

RxCE onDemand - $ 2500 for 6 months of sponsorship
As the sponsor of a web-based OPA continuing education program, your company name and logo will appear on the RxCE onDemand catalog page. The OnDemand catalog lists over 100 options of either Live Webinars or CE  onDemand programs.  Past examples of programming include OSHA Training, Pain CE, Pediatrics and Infant Care, Diabetes Management, and Street Spices.

Local Association Newsletter sponsorship or advertisement -  $500 to Sponsor an issue
Sponsor an issue of the OPA local association newletter, which is distributed twice a year (fall and winter issues) to Ohio’s 15 local pharmacy associations.  The newsletter is received by pharmacy leaders all around the state. As the newsletter Sponsor, your company logo and name or tagline will be prominently placed in a 5.5 x 1" space. If you prefer, an inside-page banner advertisement (5.5 x 1") can be purchased for $200 per issue.  

Website Vendor Directory listing - $300 annually
The Vendor Directory features the company information and promotions of OPA member exhibitors and sponsors. The Vendor Directory, on OPA's homepage, is easily accessible to Ohio pharmacists looking for new products and services. Add your company to the Directory. For optimal resolution, please submit logos up 225 pixels wide.

Career Center Listing - $50 per month; $270 per 6 consecutive months; $480 per 12 consecutive months -  non-member Job/Classified rate
Pharmacists looking for positions or career changes, turn to OPA. If you are a member, you can post two free classified ads each year. To join OPA, check the box on page 9 for information about associate membership and its benefits.

Ohio Pharmacist Journal Advertising  - The award-winning journal arrives on the doorstep of 3500 Ohio pharmacists each month. It is also available online in the members only section of the OPA website. As leaders of quality CE, Ohio Pharmacist CE is also published by 14 other state associations. Pre-Conference issues are February and March.

Display Advertising Rates  

Black &White  process per issue  
(effective January 2014)
For color ads - add $200
An electronic file in PDF format with 350 dpi is the preferred format for submission of ad materials.

                          12X              6X               1X
Full page           $788          $936           $985
1/2 page             591            702             739
1/4 page             633            715             742
Back                  1064          1263            1330
Inside Front       1024          1216            1281


Journal Closing Dates and Acceptance - Reservations for space are due on the 5th day of the month preceding publication issue date.  Materials are due on the 10th day of the month preceding issue date. Ohio Pharmacist reserves the right to reject any advertisement or to require that the word “advertisement” appear in any ad.
E-mail: opa@ohiopharmacists.org    ~  Journal Editor:  Amy Bennett, R.Ph.   

Multiview sells OPA advertising for website & Ohio Newsline email. For website advertising, contact Jon Smith at opa@multiview.com or 972.402.7023.
For advertising in the bi-monthly Ohio Newsline email, contact Tom Crist at tcrist@multiview.com or 972.402.7724.

Annual Conference Program Advertising  -  The go-to source for continuing education information and events at the OPA Annual Conference is distributed to the expected 1100 pharmacists and student pharmacists attending the three-day event. Reserve your ad for the Program as space is limited. Mechanical specs are above. Program Editor is Janice Johnson. Quality, high resolution advertisements must be received in PDF format by Feb. 28, 2015. ƪ
Sponsorship availability: limited to one organization each for outside back cover, inside
 front cover and inside back cover; Attendance ≈1100    *C p A - $1 - $2                        CpA = Cost per Attendee

    $900 - Back Cover Full Page          $700 - Inside-Front or Inside-Back Full Page
    $550 - Full Page                $350 - 1/2 Page   
Premium ad submissions (inserts, double-gatefold, cover flap, belly bands, & sticky note) quoted on request.

OPA Advocacy Sponsorship Opportunities

Legislative Defense Fund - $50 - $10,000 - Support the advocacy efforts of OPA! In 2014, OPA launched its
Legislative Defense Fund (LDF) at the request of an independent pharmacy owner seeking to help OPA boost its advocacy efforts for pharmacists. The Legislative Defense Fund supports OPA's legislative efforst by defraying the expense of mailings, computer alert services, online government relations information, and the cost of lobbying staff. Because this fund does NOT assist in any political campaign activity, we CAN accept corporate contributions toward this effort. These contributions may be deducted as a business expense. Support the OPA LDF by making a monthly contribution of $500 (Governor's Circle), $350 (Chairman's Champions), $250 (Senator's Club), $100 (Representative's Club), or $50 (Legislative Aide). Donors will be recognized at the OPA Annual Conference, in the Ohio Pharmacist journal, in the Ohio Pharmacy Newsline, and on our website.


Pharmacy Legislative Day  - $5000 - Attendance ≈  100;  October 2014 -  Support the pharmacists who make it a priority to learn about the laws and regulations that affect the day-to-day business of pharmacy, as well as how to communicate concerns and opinions to the movers and shakers in the Ohio legislature.  If you support this event, two representatives from your company may join the event to meet Ohio pharmacy advocates.


Student Legislative Day  -  $2000  - Attendance ≈ 150 - 250;  February 2015 - Student pharmacists meet with legislators to educate them about the value of pharmacists in the  world of health care.  These students are emerging as tomorrows leaders and learning to advocate for their profession. The 2014 event had the largest attendance ever. If you support this event, two representatives from your company may join the event to meet Ohio student pharmacist advocates.


Intro to Student Law Review  - $2000 - Attendance ≈ 200;  Introduce your company to Ohio pharmacy's future at the Student Law Review of the OPA Annual Conference. You will have a five minute presentation and then introduce speaker Dr. Donald Sullivan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Ohio Northern University. He will give a review of Ohio law to help students prepare for their Board exams. The sponsor of this program also receives two free one-day registrations to the Annual Conference. ƪ



Legislative Alert eBulletin - We provide OPA members pharmacists with eBulletin updates. Become a proud sponsor of  an OPA eBulletin. As a sponsor, your company’s logo and tagline will be prominently placed and be linked to your website. Logos can be up to 225 pixels wide.



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