Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities


Why should you sponsor?

The Ohio Aviation Association is the voice of Ohio airports that contribute to the economic vibrancy and well-being of the state, the birthplace of aviation.  The OAA has brought success to our airports over the last few years as we worked with ODOT to increase state funding.  We continue to voice your needs to legislators while watching out for legislation that could be detrimental to Ohio’s airport environment.

But we offer more than lobbying efforts to our members. We offer the value of communication, engagement, and education. We keep an eye on the future while also offering every day needs to our members such as a place to post job positions, RFP/Qs, etc. We are a non-profit organization and we need your continued support to maintain the current momentum and take all our members to a higher altitude! And did we forget to mention...networking, networking, networking?

In January of each year, the Ohio Aviation Association announces the many sponsorship opportunities available for Annual Conference that both support OAA and help your organization.   Some opportunities are limited, so respond early to ensure you get the visibility you want and deserve! Help us tell your story by supporting us in one or more opportunities!  If you are interested in sponsoring the 2019 conference, please bookmark this page and check back in 2019!

Annual Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

The Annual Conference of the Ohio Aviation Association is held in the spring each year. It is typically held in Columbus, Ohio. In 2018, we used a new venue, the Hilton Columbus/Polaris.  Your company is extremely important to OAA and to the industry and you are invited to take this opportunity to build new and maintain current customer relations, enhance your image, and vet products and services.

In 2017, OAA had just over 200 attendees at the Annual Conference. We anticipate that number to increase this year.  While the conference program details continue to be refined, the opportunities for education and fun will be greater than before!  An Annual Conference Sponsorship is an ideal way to stand out as an industry leader supporting aviation in Ohio.  OAA Annual Sponsors receive high visibility and unparalleled access to OAA members and leaders.  We offer varying opportunities to fit every budget. If your company sponsors any part of the OAA Annual Conference, your company will be featured on our special post-conference thank you page highlighting all the sponsors.

There are general sponsorship categories (Silver, Gold, Platinum), event/item specific sponsorships and student sponsorships related to the conference.  

UPDATE: The main sponsorship opportunities have passed for the April 2018 Annual Conference, but if you are still interested in sponsoring, please contact us at 614-526-4990.

Annual Conference Exhibiting Opportunities 

Exhibiting at the OAA Annual Conference gives your organization access to airport management, engineering consultants, small businesses, direct service providers, contractors and other professionals in aviation. OAA is excited to move the conference to the Hilton Columbus/ Polaris for 2018 which provides a great space for mingling and for exhibitors to be in view during breakfasts and breaks.  Your organization’s name will also be listed in the program and scrolling announcements. We have exhibiting available at member and non-member rates. There are special rates available for non-profits as well. Watch for updates for 2019 availability!

UPDATE: The exhibiting opportunities have passed for the April 2018 Annual Conference, however, if you wish to be placed on a waitlist in the event an exhibitor cancels, please contact OAA at 614-526-4990.

Website and Webinar Sponsorship Opportunities

The Ohio Aviation Association offers ideal ways to reach more aviation businesses and airports in Ohio to get your business recognized!  But more than that, help let our industry know that they have resources. Don't make other industry members re-invent the wheel. Select various website or webinar sponsorships to help them know you support the advocacy, education, and communication of Ohio Aviation!

Get in NOW on our cleaner and the more professional site that speaks volumes to our members and non-members alike!  Your company's logo will be on our website throughout the year when you select Website Sponsorship as an option. You can also get your company listed in our searchable Business Directory.  Or, get great savings if you select both options.  There is member and non-member sponsorship pricing available.  

Sponsor a Student to Attend the Annual Conference

Looking to simply sponsor a student (or two or three) to attend the Annual Conference this year? Sponsor a student for just $50 each. Click here to be directed to the easy online form!

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Enrollment Form

Ready to sign-up for a sponsorship or exhibiting opportunity? Click here to complete our online form.  You will notice that this is a multi-purpose form; you will see the opportunity to select conference sponsorships, website sponsorships, educational sponsorships as well as exhibiting opportunities -  all in one form. You will have the option to select "pay now" with a credit card or to select "invoice me later" to receive an email with your invoice for processing.

If you intend to join OAA, do so prior to completing your sponsorship and exhibitor form to receive member pricing.  If you are not already a member, you will not be given the option for member pricing.  No refunds or credits will be given if you decide to join after you have completed the sponsor and exhibitor enrollment form.

Additional information:  By completing the Sponsorship Enrollment Form, your company understands that upon submitting this form, you agree to act as a sponsor/exhibitor at the indicated level and/or for the items described. You also understand that no refunds will be given prior to or after these services have been completed and we will abide by the standard exhibitor terms.

Website or Webinar Sponsorship Notice: The Ohio Aviation Association seeks and accepts support for its activities, including but not limited to sponsorship of, and exhibits at, continuing education events, print information, and website sponsorships. 1. OAA will enter into relationships with members of the industry to receive financial support from a corporation only if it does not pose a conflict of interest and the acceptance of such support in no way adversely impacts the objectivity of OAA, its members, activities, programs, or employees. 2. Participation in a corporate relationship does not in any way imply OAA endorsement of that corporation's product or services nor does it imply approval of that corporation's policies and procedures. 3. Participation in a corporate relationship does not in any way imply that the OAA will exert any influence to advance that corporation's interests. Corporations should clearly understand that the corporation does not have any influence over any decision of the OAA as a result of its commercial support. All sponsorships will be separated from editorial content by a border or other visual method and will be marked similarly.