Sponsorship Opportunities

Get unique access to Florida’s Port CEOs by becoming a Florida Ports Council Sponsor!

Florida Ports Council Sponsors are in the spotlight at our events. Sponsors are given name and logo recognition on all our event marketing – which includes our website, email, social media and print marketing. Not only are you able to network with key decision makers, sponsors are often given time to speak during the event so that you can deliver your message directly. We offer everything from intimate gatherings at dinner, to a larger audience at our VIP cocktail reception. Opportunities are listed below with details of the events and the benefits you receive as a Florida Ports Council Sponsor. Some event options are very popular so confirm your sponsorship early if you desire something specific on the list.

Fall/Annual Board Meeting
The Florida Ports Council Annual Board Meeting is a two-day event with a variety of sponsorship opportunities that can meet any budget. The 2016 Annual Board Meeting will be in October of 2016.

Legislative Forum/Spring Board Meeting
The FPC Legislative Forum/Spring Board Meeting is another two-day event held during Legislative Session in Tallahassee. Highlight your product or service to approximately 30 port executives with speaking time during the luncheon or have one-on-one time with port directors and legislators during the VIP cocktail reception.

Summer Board Meeting
This one day, fly-in event is held at a centralized Florida location in an airport hotel in June or July. Join the FPC Board of Directors for lunch to feature your company.

Sponsorship Opportunities (based on availability):

  • Platinum Sponsorship $5,000– up to four (4) attendees at the FPC Board of Directors’ VIP cocktail reception and dinner with the FPC Port Directors and staff, FPC staff and any special invitees as deemed by the FPC (i.e. Legislators, Agency Directors/staff, Industry Partners, etc.). Available for the Annual and Legislative Board Meetings only.
  • Gold Sponsorship $3,500 – up to four (4) attendees at the FPC Board of Directors’ VIP cocktail reception with the FPC Port Directors and staff, FPC staff and any special invitees as deemed by the FPC (i.e. Legislators, Agency Directors/staff, Industry Partners, etc.). Available for the Annual and Legislative Board Meetings only.
  • Silver Sponsorship $1,000 – up to two (2), for lunch with FPC Board of Directors and staff, FPC staff and any special invitees as deemed by the FPC (i.e. Legislators, Agency Directors/staff, Industry Partners, etc.). Available for the Annual and Legislative Board Meetings.
  • Bronze Sponsorship $500 – One (1) attendee for afternoon snack break with FPC Board of Directors, port/agency staff and FPC staff. Available for Legislative and Summer meetings.
  • Summer Luncheon Sponsorship $1500 – Two (2) attendees for lunch with FPC Board of Directors and staff, FPC staff and any special invitees as deemed by the FPC (i.e. Legislators, Agency Directors/staff, Industry Partners, etc.). Available for the Summer Board Meeting only.

All options include:

  • Signage at hosted event and an opportunity to distribute promotional materials
  • Acknowledgement from Florida Ports Council Chairman, and an opportunity to share brief comments
  • Name and logo recognition on all appropriate event marketing
  • Acknowledgement from Florida Ports Council on social media outlets (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Link on the Florida Ports Council website to your website

If you don’t see an option you like, contact us – we’ll work with you!

Questions about any of the options above? Please contact Christy Gandy at (850) 222-8028.


The Florida Ports Council is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. Your sponsorship contributions may be tax deductible. Please consult with the IRS or a tax professional regarding the deductibility of your contributions.