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The International Cat Associaton
2014 Annual
Cat Show and International Awards


SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

 

To be held at the
DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
August 30-31, 2014
Hosted by
THE LIBERTY CAT CLUB
Massachusetts

 

 

Liberty Cat Club
http://www.ticane.com/annual.htm
207-899-1917
stargazer@maine.rr.com

on-line form:  https://tica2014banquet.wufoo.com/forms/tica-2014-annual-sponsors/

 

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzTHE INTERNATIONAL CAT ASSOCIATION (TICA) is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats and household pets. TICA is the only registry that continues to have steady growth in the number of cat registrations from around theworld, as well
as in the number of registered catteries and members on every continent. TICA stands apart from other cat registries by recognizing more new breeds than other registries, and TICA allows household pets to earn the same titles and awards as pedigreed cats. TICA also ensures the future of the cat fancy through its Junior Exhibitor program.

The LibertyCat Club and mascot “PawRevere in the Cradle of Liberty” invite you to participate in the TICA 2014 Annual Cat Show and International Awards Banquet on August 30 and 31, 2014 at the DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts.

We are expecting up to 500 cats in the show, 250+ exhibitors, and over 2,500 spectators who will be attending theshow to see the beautiful cats, and who are potential buyers of your products and/or services. This show offers some great opportunities to promote your business via our website, through traditional print media and advertising,on-line marketing through search engines,paid on-line advertising, social media, and sponsorships. This packet includes complete information about
sponsorship opportunities,including corporate sponsorships (which include vendor space), sponsoring Judges and judging rings.

Payment can be by check made out to: LibertyCatClub/Francine Hicks, 26 Wing Street, Lisbon Falls, ME  04252 or by paypal at nauticat@maine.rr.com or directly through the 2014 Annual Website  http://www.ticane.com/annual.htm through the Sponsors link.

We hope you will participate in our show!  If you have anyquestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please contact:  Donna Madison – 3 Jordan Street, Portland, ME. 04103. 207-899-1917  stargazer@maine.rr.com

The Liberty Cat Club consists of many dedicated and experienced members who have extensive knowledge of promoting events and Cat Shows. Our show will help you promote your business.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS INTERNATIONAL EVENT

Platinum $7,500 (2 available) Includes Premium 10 x 40 Booth Space – Fullpage COLOR ad on inside front or
inside back cover of exhibitor catalog and spectator’s guide.


Gold $5,000 (4 available) Includes Premium 10 x 28 Booth Space – Full page COLOR ad in exhibitor catalog and spectator’s guide.

Silver $2,500 (4 available) Includes Premium 10 x 20 Booth Space – Full page B&W ad in exhibitor catalog and spectator’s guide.

Pewter $1,000 (4 available) Includes Premium 10 x10 Booth Space - ½ page B&W ad in exhibitor catalog and Spectator's guide.

All above sponsorships include your company logo included in all printed and online advertising and publicity, mention of your company as a sponsor in all news stories and public service announcements and your company’s name and logo prominently displayed on the front page of the show’s website as a sponsor.

All other sponsorships will get an ad on the website and in the catalog according to the amount of that sponsorship.   Also, you may want to go to the advertising page and do an advertisment instead.

Judges Expenses (12 Sponsorships Available) -$750.00 each.  This category of sponsorship helps defray the cost of getting world-renowned judges too officiate over the TICA 2014 Annual Cat Show. Expenses include: judges airfares, ground transportation,lodging,and meals.  A Judges Expense Sponsor receives the following:
“This judge’s expenses sponsored by…” crediton the ring sign. A handsome 11” x28”sponsorship bannerin the ring. Listing (and link to yourwebsite) on the front page of the show’s website. Free 1/2 page B&W ad in the exhibitor catalog and spectator’s guide. Acknowledgment in the Exhibitor Catalog
as a judges expense sponsor. Acknowledgment on “Our ShowSponsors” poster in the showhall. Acknowledgment by judges before their finals.

Ring Sponsorships (12Sponsorships Available) -$500.00 each.  This category of sponsorship helps defray the cost of the judging ring,including judging fees and our stunning awards and rosettes. A Ring Sponsor receives the following:
“This ring sponsored by...” credit on the ring sign. A handsome 11” x28”sponsorship banner in the ring. Listing (and link to yourwebsite) on the front page of the show’s website. Free 1/2 page B&W ad in the exhibitor catalog and spectator’s guide. Acknowledgment in the Exhibitor Catalog
as a ring sponsor. Acknowledgment on “Our Show Sponsors” poster in the showhall. Acknowledgment by judges before their finals.

Hosted Break (4 A vailable)$125.00 each Sponsor, a hosted mid-morning or mid-afternoon break at the cat show. A hosted break includes coffee/tea service in the morning,or cold drinks & light snacks in the afternoon. Sponsorships include a 1/2 page B&W ad in the exhibitor catalog and spectator’s guide, listing on the front page of the 2014 Annual website (including a link to yourwebsite), and acknowledgment on “Our ShowSponsor’s Poster” in the showhall, and 30-second ads over the PA system before and during the hosted break.

Sponsorship opportunities are on a first-come, first served basis.  In order to make sure you get the sponsorship you want,submit your application quickly, as these sponsorships are in high demand. To apply for a Sponsorship, mail the enclosed Sponsorship Agreement with your payment to the Sponsor Coordinator no later than August1,2014. Checks should be made out to: Liberty Cat Club/Francine Hicks. 26 Wing Street, Lisbon Falls, ME  04252. You can also submit and payfor yoursponsorship online via our website: www.ticane.com/annual.htm through the sponsorslink. You may also pay through paypal:  nauticat@maine.rr.com. Payment does not automatically guarantee a particular sponsorship is available, nor does it constitute a contract. The Application is a Contract only when countersigned by the TICA 2014 Annual Sponsor Coordinator.

The Sponsor Coordinator will notifythe Sponsor generally within 24hours of receipt of Application and payment if their sponsorship has been accepted.  Ifyou have sent in your Sponsorship Agreement and fullpayment, and have not received an acknowledgment from the TICA 2014
Annual Sponsor Coordinator with-in 24 hours, you are encouraged to contact the Sponsor Coordinator for a status update.

The TICA 2014 Annual will provide booth space as applicable based on the level of sponsorship,but at a minimum will provide 1table and 2 chairs. The TICA 2014 Annual does not assume any othe robligations, responsibilities, or liabilities. If you are getting a booth space in conjunction with your sponsorship, please sign the vendor agreement form.

The TICA 2014 Annual reserves the right to refuse sponsors without cause.  If the sponsorship is denied, the SponsorCoordinator will return the full payment and the application as “denied”. The TICA 2014 Annual reserves the right to refuse booth space to, or to eject,any sponsor or vendor whose behavior causes problems with the show staff, exhibitors,and/or spectators.

The show will be held at the DCU center, a state-of-the-art convention centerin Worcester. Conveniently located in central Massachusetts, within an hour drivefrom Boston, Springfield, Providence, RI; Hartford, CT and Manchester, NH; it is no wonder that Worcester has become known as the heart of New England and the Cradle of Liberty.

TICA 2014 ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION & AGREEMENT

Business Name
Contact Name
Mailing Address
City
State and Zip Code
Phone
Fax
email address
URL

DEADLINE:  Must be received and paid byAugust 1, 2014

Platinum (2 available) Includes Premium 10x 40
Booth Space– Full page COLOR ad on inside front
or inside back cover of exhibitor catalog and
spectator’s guide
$7,500.00
Gold (4 available) Includes Premium 10x 28 Booth
Space – Full page COLOR ad in exhibitor catalog and
spectator’s guide
$5,000
Silver (4 available) Includes Premium 10 x 20 Booth
Space – Full page B&W ad in exhibitor catalog and
spectator’s guide
$2,500.00
Pewter (4 available) Includes Premium 10x 10 Booth
½ page B&W ad in exhibitor catalog and spectator’s
guide
$1,000.00
Judges Sponsorship $750.00 and Banquet $50.00
Rosette Sponsorships $500.00
Junior Exhibitor Sponsorships $150.00
Hospitality $125.00 for one day and $250.00 for two days
Hosted Breaks  (4 Available) $125.00 each
   

SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT
We have read,and agree to, the Terms and Conditions contained in this Agreement and Sponsorship Packet, which is incorporated in and a part of this Agreement, and upon acceptance of the Agreement by the TICA 2014 Annual Sponsorship Coordinat or, we the undersigned,agree to sponsor the TICA2014 Annual Cat Show and International Awards Banquet on August 30th  and 31st ,2014 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is understood thatcthe Sponsorship booth applied forcis notcautomatic,and is not considered binding until  it has been accepted and a copy of this Agreement has been executed and returned by the Sponsorship Coordinator.

Sponsor Signature & Date
__________________________________________________________________________Date__________________
Accepted by: Donna L. Madison, TICA 2014 Annual Sponsor Coordinator
___________________________________________________________________________Date_________________

RETURN TWO SIGNED COPIES OF THIS AGREEMENT WITH FULL PAYMENT AND CAMERA-READY ADVERTISING
TO:
Donna L. Madison
TICA2014 Annual SponsorCoordinator
3 Jordan Street
Portland, ME  04103                                                                                                                                    The Liberty Cat Club