2017 Event Sponsorship Opportunities

PreGelboothAre you looking for sponsorship opportunities that allows you to brand your business to clients and potential clients, meet and greet with local business owners, residents and vacationers, and support local farmers and educational programs throughout West Hawaii. Then this is the sweetest and savoriest non-profit organization / festival event of the year!

Please join your colleagues and associates as sponsors of the 6th Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival April 28-29, 2017 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, as we create the chocolate event of the year!

2017  Event Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000 – LIMITED TO ONLY ONE SPONSOR

  • A 6 foot draped table in the reception area at the Gala Fundraising event on April 29, 2017 for marketing/outreach
  • Announcement about the sponsorship on the BICF website with a link back to company website
  • Customized Header on Facebook Page featuring your logo in combination with the announcement through social media channels
  • Four (4) Gala tickets with VIP area access one-half hour before the doors open to the general public
  • On-stage recognition announced during the Gala at least 3-4 times
  • Announcement and recognition for 3 hours during the daytime demonstrations April 29, 2017
  • Your Logo to appear prominently on the “Sponsor Appreciation” slideshow during the Gala Fundraising Event
  • Your Logo featured on the Gala program, all festival signage featuring our sponsors
  • Your logo and business name with link to company site on the BICF website

Premier Sponsorship: $2,500

  • Announcement about the sponsorship on the BICF website with a link back to company website
  • Announcement about the sponsorship on BICF social media pages with link back to company website
  • Two (4) Gala tickets with early access (one-half hour) before the doors open to the general public
  • On-stage recognition announced during the Gala
  • Verbal recognition at Cooking Demonstrations
  • Your Logo to appear prominently on the “Sponsor Appreciation” slideshow during the Gala Fundraising Event
  • Your Logo featured on the Gala program and all festival signage featuring our sponsors
  • Your Logo and business name with link to company site on the BICF website
  • Your Logo on the posters and fliers, and all marketing materials for the Festival

Spork Sponsorship: $1,500 – EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY LIMITED TO ONE SPONSOR – FULFILLED

  • Keep your company at the fingertips of more than 600 guests as they carry this unique branded serving utensil throughout the night, biodegradable bamboo sporks.
  • Announcement about the sponsorship on BICF social media pages with link back to company website
  • On-stage recognition announced during the Gala, at least 2-3 times
  • Two (2) general admission tickets to the Gala
  • Your Logo and business name with link to company site on the BICF website
  • Your Logo on the posters and fliers, including all marketing material for the Festival

Event Sponsorship: $1,000

  • Announcement about the sponsorship on the BICF website with a link back to company website
  • Announcement about the sponsorship on BICF social media pages with link back to company website
  • On-stage recognition announced during the Gala, at least 2 times
  • Two (2) general admission tickets to the Gala
  • Your Logo on the posters and fliers, including all marketing material) for the Festival

Community Supporter: $500

  • Announcement about the sponsorship on BICF social media pages with link back to company website
  • Logo and business name with link to company site on the BICF website
  • Logo on the posters and fliers for the Festival

Gift Bag Sponsorship: $250

NEW FOR 2017! We will be providing Gift Bags exclusively for the 100 VIP guests, who also get early access to the Gala. These guests paid a premium to be in the VIP section and may be comprised of corporate sponsors, residents and visitors. As a gift bag sponsor you have the unique opportunity to increase your company’s awareness, raise its profile and imprint your brand to this captive audience. In lieu of brochures or business cards, we request that you provide valuable products that represent your brand, exclusive BICF discounts, special offers and/or other unique opportunities. Our goal is for the guest to interact with your business or sales team.

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Past Sponsors

We are extremely grateful for the support of our past sponsors who have enjoyed meeting with their target demographic and having their brand represented professionally in radio, newspaper and social media advertising and promotion:  

 

 

  • The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
  • Valrhona USA
  • Guittard Chocolate
  • Cocoa Outlet
  • Barry Callebaut
  • Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory
  • Mahalo Broadcasting
  • Dolphin Journeys
  • Hawaii Coffee Connection
  • Johnson Brothers Distributors
  • West Hawaii Today
  • Waialua Estate Chocolate
  • Tinguely Development
  • BMW of Hawaii
  • Fair Wind-Big Island Ocean Guides
  • Amoretti
  • Gourmet Foods Hawaii
  • Kulana Foods

The 2017 Big Island Chocolate Festival is presented by the Kona Cacao Association, Inc. and will feature educational chocolate demonstrations, farm tours, a culinary competition, and a fabulous gala. The gala, expected to draw over 600 attendees, will be held 5:00 p.m-9:00 p.m. and will feature indoor and outdoor venue, gourmet savory and sweet tastings, unlimited beer and wine pourings, a silent auction and dancing.

Presented by the Kona Cacao Association, the Big Island Chocolate Festival supports the Palamanui Culinary Arts program, Kona Dance & Performing Arts, Waimea Country School and Kona Pacific Public Charter School as well as many other local culinary and cacao farming projects.

Please contact Festival Co-Director, Stephanie Beeby at 808-769-4032 or info@bigislandchocolatefestival.com to craft a specialized sponsorship package to meet your event marketing goals.