Sponsorship Opportunities

The International Map Industry Association (IMIA) is a global organization that represents the world of maps. IMIA is where mapmakers, publishers, geospatial technology companies, location-based services, content producers, and distributors come together to conduct the business of maps.

IMIA connects you to colleagues, customers and business partners and keeps you abreast of developments in the mapping industry. With worldwide business networking and education conferences, committee and discussion groups, exchange of business information, IMIA is a proven global sponsorship opportunity.

IMIA Sponsorship

You can provide both Organizational and Event Specific sponsorship to IMIA.  Overall Sponsorship is an opportunity to support IMIA once a year, with your company or organization gaining benefits related to your sponsorship level.

Organization Level Sponsorship

Overall IMIA Sponsorship is available in four different levels of participation.  Reference the table below to understand the costs and associated benefits with each level.

BenefitsPlatinumGoldSilverBronze
Listing in all promotional materialsYesYesYesYes
Promotional Mention at Conference and MeetupsYesYesNoNo
Highlighted in the IMIA ReportYesYesNoNo
Website banner Ads12 months9 months6 months
Free Registration for IMIA EventsYesYesYesYes
Use of IMIA Blog to Promote Your BusinessYes, with staff writing help availableYes, with staff writing help availableYesYes
Distribution of Press and News Releases through IMIA Social MediaYesYesYesYes
Annual Sponsorship Fee$8,000 +$6,000 - $7,999$2,000 - $5,999$500 - $1,999

Event Specific SponsorshipAlso remember that with your company membership you get a discounted license of Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop Basic or Standard (restrictions apply) and Avenza MAPublisher and Geographic Imager software.

IMIA also provides Specific Sponsorship opportunities.  These opportunities become available throughout the year, typically with an IMIA event, and they allow you to directly support some aspect of an IMIA event or program.  Below is an example from the recent Denver 2017 Meetup.

Here is a summary of the sponsorship options and costs:

  • Post-event Networking Happy Hour at Tivoli Station ($1,000)
    • Evening event is hosted by {insert restaurant name}, located downstairs from event and to include an open bar & appetizers
    • Sponsors will receive wall signage, public acknowledgement at beginning and end of period, table-tent signage at dining area and food display, and logo placement on event schedule handout.
  • Lunch Sponsorship ($500)
    • Lunch is catered by {insert restaurant name}
    • Sponsors will receive public acknowledgement at beginning and end of period, table-tent signage at dining area and food display, and logo placement on event schedule handout.
  • Morning Coffee or Afternoon Snack Sponsorship ($250)
    • Coffee and pastries catered by {insert restaurant name}
    • Sponsors will receive public acknowledgement at beginning and end of period, table-tent signage at dining area and food display, and logo placement on event schedule handout.