To inquire about NCBIO sponsorship opportunities, please see the information below and contact Laura Gunter, membership development director.
NCBIO members are invited to sponsor our events and meetings. Sponsorship provides for event expenses including venue, AV, catering, print materials, and more. Funds in excess of costs are used to support NCBIO’s general operations. Sponsorship opportunities are available for:
The Life Science Forums are held throughout the year to address topics affecting medical device companies, emerging companies, CROs, etc. Each Forum is approximately two hours and includes lunch, an interactive panel discussion, and networking opportunity. To learn more about sponsoring a Life Science Forum and the sponsorship benefits, click here. Each Forum is limited to four non-competitive sponsors.
The Annual Meeting occurs in October, with the beginning of our membership year. More than 200 NCBIO members and invited guests come together to enjoy a program of speakers and panels addressing current topics of importance to the industry. The meeting includes ample networking opportunities including a pre-meeting dinner (invite only), breakfast, 1-2 networking breaks, and lunch.
NCBIO offers multiple Annual Meeting sponsorship levels ranging from Bronze $2,000 to Platinum $5,000 with correlated benefits. For detailed information regarding Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities, click here.
The Legislative Forum is similar to the Life Science Forums (noted above) with legislators or other elected officials serving as panelists or speakers. The Legislative Forum sponsorship is $900.
The Legislative Reception provides an opportunity for legislators and other elected officials to learn more about the life science industry in North Carolina and network with NCBIO members. The Reception sponsorship begins at $2,000. Benefits of sponsoring the Reception include organization name and logo on event materials and signage. Sponsors providing $3,000 can participate in the poster galleria, highlighting life science member companies.
Member companies sponsoring legislative events may be required to report their sponsorship as a lobbying expense for purposes of state lobbying regulations or tax returns.
Monies collected go toward NCBIO’s total advocacy and policy efforts and are not attributed to any one event, meeting, or activity. No company recognition is provided.
NCBIO will file lobbying expense reports for funds used to defray lobbying expenses. Advocacy support grants may be considered lobbying expenses for tax purposes.
The Sustaining Membership is for companies that wish to support NCBIO’s work at levels above and beyond their regular membership dues. Sustaining Membership payments are used to support NCBIO’s general operations. Sustaining Membership contributions typically range from $10,000 to $20,000, in excess of membership dues; however, amounts are negotiable. Sustaining Membership benefits include:
The Supporting Membership is also for companies that wish to support NCBIO’s work at levels above and beyond their regular membership dues. Supporting Membership payments are used to support NCBIO’s general operations. Amounts of $5,000 or more in excess of membership dues will be considered. Supporting Membership benefits include:
To learn more about any of the above sponsorship opportunities, contact Laura Gunter, membership development director.