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A Sound Investment

Our focus for the World of Wood Convention is to hold an extremely well-run event that provides quality industry education, engaging discussions, world-class networking, and an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. You'll find no better event with which to associate your valuable brand.


When it comes to event sponsorship, it's the quality of the brand impressions, not the quantity, that matters. Commit as a sponsor to this premier international wood event and you'll receive the kind of ROI that advertisers hope for.


Your sponsorship allows you to leverage your sponsor dollars not only at the event, but in IWPA's marketing channels. Depending on your sponsorship level, your company could enjoy everything from listing in IWPA convention emails and handouts to recognition at the Convention in between presentations. All sponsors will be listed on our Convention website at their level of sponsorship.


If you have questions about our sponsorship offerings, please contact Matt Buechner at 703-820-6696 or


Lead Keynote Sponsor: Mary Kelly — $7,500 (SOLD)

Master Your Wood Products World

Mary is an internationally known economist and leadership expert specializing in leadership, productivity, communication, and business profit growth. She has been featured in hundreds of periodicals, including Forbes, Money Magazine, Entrepreneur, and the Wall Street Journal. Mary has authored 11 books, including award winning and best selling Master Your World: Executive Leadership Strategies and 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in any Economy.

A former university business and economics professor, Mary combines theory and practicality with extensive experience in human resources, finance, insurance, organizational leadership, and strategic planning. She focuses on building successful strategies for business leaders at all levels of an organization.

Special Recognition to our Lead Sponsor – Holland Southwest International




Gold Sponsor - $5,000 (Limited)
Includes complimentary registration for 2 delegates and spouses, company logo on convention notepad, and opportunity to place materials in conference tote bag.

Choice of exclusive sponsorship and recognition integrated into one of these:

  • All Networking Breaks
  • Supplier-Importer Exchange Host (See below for more information)
  • Passing the Gavel Reception & Dinner
  • Conference Tote Bags  & Charging Station (a place to connect & juice up your devices)


Supplier-Importer Exchange 
Brand new in 2018, this is a great opportunity to forge business-to-business connections and for importers to find overseas suppliers that meet their needs. This 90-minute lunch event will feature a limited number of overseas suppliers showcasing their products. Importers are encouraged to attend the event, briefly meet with suppliers of interest, and schedule follow-up meetings later during the convention.

  • Supplier-Importer Exchange Host [Gold Sponsor – $5,000]
    Kick off the 90-minute event and increase your visibility through a special call-out on program materials and room signage, in addition to other Gold Sponsor benefits.
  • Overseas Supplier Table Sponsor – $195 
    Advance your brand and make connections with importers. Participation can augment the value of an exhibit table.

Silver Sponsor - $3,000 (Limited)

Includes one complimentary registration and company logo on convention notepad.

Choice of exclusive sponsorship of one of these:

  • President’s Reception – Bar
  • President’s Reception – Food
  • Continental Breakfast – Thursday, April 7
  • Continental Breakfast – Friday, April 8
  • Lanyards
  • Attendee Gift
  • Golf event


Sazerac Reception Sponsor $2,500 (Exclusive)

America’s first cocktail is the Sazerac–a New Orleans legend. Sazerac Rye Whiskey with Peychaud’s Bitters and a crushed sugar cube, garnished with an absinthe rinse and lemon twist. It all comes together for a perfect drink. Sponsorship of this reception will include special recognition integrated into the event.    



Second Line Parade $2,500
Lead the revelers in parade as we make our way from the Hotel Monteleone to our closing Passing the Gavel reception and dinner. Our crowd will be joined by stilt-walkers and a brass band as we celebrate the closing of the 62nd Annual World of Wood Convention. Sponsorship of the parade will include special recognition integrated into the event.

Bronze Sponsor - $1,500
Choice of exclusive sponsorship of one of these:

  • Coffee Station
  • Pocket Schedule


Exhibit Table Sponsor - $995

  • Exhibition space (approx. 10’ x 10’).
  • Table and furnishings for literature.
  • Small samples display in the networking lounge or general session hall for 2 full days; signage.
  • Listed on IWPA Exhibit Table Sponsors webpage.
  • Company name and description in the convention schedule.
  • One complementary table at the Supplier-Importer Exchange.


Supporting Sponsor - $1,000

Open to all companies who would like to contribute to the convention which will include recognition throughout the convention, listing on the website, handouts and in between presentations.

Sponsorship of President’s 3K Fun Run/Walk – $500.00 plus cost of t-shirts
Friday, March 16 | 7 – 7:30 am




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