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Chapters: Sponsors


The NPA Solicits
speakers, sponsors and product demonstrations from the industry leaders in network products, telecommunications, computer components, operating systems, software, IT management, professionalism and ethics. This relationship provides an ideal channel for both member and sponsor to communicate in a comfortable yet technical environment facilitating the transfer of technical information. It also provides a means for products to be installed, tested and evaluated in a non-production environment.

Through multi-vendor alliances, the NPA delivers the most current technology and information available to its members through various forms and channels. The NPA identifies the common needs and interests of its members, the network professional and builds programs and initiatives to meet those needs. This page provides links, as well as special thanks to vendors who have contributed product and/or services in the support of the NPA's goals and ideals.

Of special thanks are vendors who have elected to become Chapter Sponsors. By aligning with the Network Professional Association, these companies have announced that they believe in the future of the computer network industry and they intend to play a vibrant role.

Introducing The NPA Chapter

In today's multi-vendor network environment, network professionals play a dynamic and powerful role in shaping how systems are integrated together. The NPA is an association representing experienced network professionals dedicated to advancing the network computer profession.

The NPA advances the profession by uniting network professionals in a worldwide association that strives to set industry standards of technical expertise and professionalism and deliver programs and services to meet member needs and interests. This is accomplished through strategic alliances with corporations, vendors, education providers, employment services, and other associations.

The NPA exists to serve the needs of network computing professionals. Our members make a living designing, integrating, managing and maintaining networked computing environments, playing a significant role in the purchasing cycle: 93% recommend or specify, 86% evaluate or test, and 41% approve and/or purchase. NPA membership represents more than $5 billion annually in computer and network product sales.

NPA Sponsorship Program Objectives

As an integral part of the NPA, the chapter/vendor sponsorship program has several specific objectives:

  • Provide IT Professionals education opportunities
  • Provide an effective venue for vendors to market to IT professionals
  • Provide the vendor/sponsor with an equitable opportunity to participate
  • Provide member incentive; Build NPA membership

Sponsorship: A Win-Win Scenario

As a sponsor of an NPA event you benefit:

  1. Gain access to a select vertical audience of network computing professionals interested in the benefits of your solutions.
  2. Opportunity to access a qualified technical audience for product evaluation and market research
  3. One or multiple events, One or multiple chapters/locations
  4. Opportunity to reducing your product support costs by educating an outside team of technical service professionals
  5. Influence the advance of the network computing profession by improving the technical competence of network computing professionals
  6. Together, coordinate marketing efforts to increase the quality of the target audience.
  7. Receive for follow on opportunities like additional product training and hands-on education sessions and channel for product messages and updates before and after event.
  8. Authorship and advertising option in the Network Professional Journal.
  9. Receive attendee contact information; Contacts for telephone invitation campaign
  10. NPA can coordinate community IT events.

Advantages Sponsorship Brings the NPA Chapter

In turn, the Chapter gains from your participation in the following ways:

  • Technical, educational, and financial support that helps the NPA fulfill its commitments to keep members current with the latest technology
  • Insight and experience in advancing the network computing profession
  • We build membership and strength by providing quality events and member incentive.
  • Events provide for Social networking - Job referral - Client prospecting
  • As an independent Association we are able to provide perspective across technologies and companies.

Contacts, Contacts, Contacts

Shake hands, trade business cards, find an employee, sign a new client, share, make a friend, extend your education, promote your Business Product, Advance the Networking Profession

Sponsorship Eligibility

Companies operating in the network computing industry

Training       Service Providers     Education
Vendors      Career Placement     Technical Verticals

  • Interested in advancing the mission of NPA
  • Subscribe to the By-laws and Policies of NPA
  • Accept the NPA sponsorship agreement, if any
  • Agree to the NPA Code of Ethics
  • Willing to be an active participant in the NPA

Example of Chapter Sponsorship

Sponsors are encouraged to enhance their image by challenging NPA with fresh sponsorship activities. NPA chapters are self directed may offer variations or different sponsor programs. The NPA goal is to meet the needs of our members and sponsors, too.

2009 - San Diego Chapter

The San Diego Chapter luncheon meetings are held at CoCo's Restaurant in La Jolla. A sponsoring Company would pay $500 flat for the right to present to our group (10-30 attendees). Included in the fee, the sponsor receives the contacts from the event, a 1/4 page add in the Network Professional Journal (NPJ), invitation to provide an IT interest article for the NPJ (with sponsor listed in by-line), One NPA Membership (to be used by sponsor, awarded or raffled at event), various sponsor advertising slides to be included in the event slide decks (up to 90 days before the vent and 60 days after). Sponsor is also invited to provide an speaker for an NPA Academy session - education without marketing.

The Luncheon Event - A event slide deck is used to advertise NPA interests and future events. Some of the deck content is used in common with other NPA chapters. Deck is displayed before event until introductions are made. Each event contains at least 30 minutes of people networking time. Event runs from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Members will pay an entrance of $15, non-members $25. Events may include a sponsor presentation, a speaker presentation (honorarium paid by NPA) or an NPA spokesperson.

The San Diego chapter is willing to hold events at various locations and in concert with the other Southern California Chapters.

Sponsorship

Is an effective way for business to demonstrate support for the networking professionals of our community. Through sponsorship you provide the means to continue the growth and education needed in the networking industry. NPA members thank you.

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