ISE® North America Sponsor Information

On behalf of T.E.N., thank you for being a sponsor of the ISE® North America Executive Forum and Awards 2016. We look forward to working with you on this exciting event and want to help you take full advantage of your sponsorship. Feel free to contact T.E.N. if you have any questions.

Information Security Executive of the Year Awards

Your ISE® Programs Primary Contact:   Kate Parnell

Corporate Communications and ISE® Nominations Manager:  Coty Sugg

Key Dates and Deliverables

Call for Nominations July 11, 2015 - Sept 9, 2016
White Paper(s) for website due Oct 7, 2016
Verify passport-for-prizes item Oct 7, 2016
Banner Ad for website and app due Oct 14, 2016
Complete Business Intelligence Survey Oct 14, 2016
Registration of your attendees Oct 21, 2016
Receipt of your passport-for-prizes item Oct 28, 2016
ISE® North America Awards Program November 9-10, 2016

Sponsor Pavilion Information

The Sponsor Pavilion is set up so that while guests enjoy a great dinner buffet and mingle, they have the opportunity to visit your booth and learn more about your products and services. We will provide bags for attendees to pick up collateral and sales gift items as they stroll by and meet with you. We also provide them with a Passport for Prizes booklet to have stamped by sponsors during the Sponsor Pavilion in order to be eligible to win some great prizes from each of the sponsors at the end of the Awards.

Reminder of Logistics for the Event:

  1. Sponsor Pavilion set up time on Wednesday, November 9, 4:00pm – 5:45pm. All sponsors should be set up and ready to go by 5:45pm. The Pavilion Dinner begins at 6:00pm and will end at 7:30pm. Your table assignment in the pavilion will be labeled before your arrival. The hotel will provide in the exhibit space a highboy (cocktail round) which is 30” diameter.  You are welcome to bring one banner stand to accompany this table to display collateral/giveaways, etc.
  2. Location of event:  it will be in the Michigan Ballroom
  3. Tracking Numbers:  If T.E.N. was sent tracking numbers by your company ahead of time, we will provide those to the hotel so they can pull your boxes and place at your booth before your arrival. Shipping Label
  4. Credit Card Authorization FormREQUIRED BY ALL SPONSORS WHO SHIP ANYTHING TO THE HOTEL. Once you complete your exhibit order form noting your shipping and any electrical or AV please follow the instructions to fax directly to the hotel.
  5. Electrical & AV Needs— must be handled directly through the hotel and you are responsible for any costs associated with those requests. Please reference the exhibitor services request form. We have provided the price lists and contact form. We encourage you to use the pavilion hours to network and mingle versus focus on demo’s. It is each sponsors individual decision to order these items if they choose to do so. We have provided the Exhibitor Packet.
  6. Wednesday night breakdown of sponsor tables: The sponsor pavilion dinner will end at 7:30pm and guests will be seated in the Great Lakes Ballroom for the Awards Gala. We encourage you to attend the Awards Gala and afterwards the Afterglow Champagne and Desserts Reception. You can leave your table setup until after the Dessert reception and then pack up, but must be all packed by 11pm. We do provide a 15-minute window (7:30-7:45pm) to pack up if you would like to do so prior to the awards gala. We ask you are seated in the ballroom by 7:45pm to take advantage of the time to mingle with the executives seated at your assigned table. Please DO NOT leave any valuables at your sponsor tables when you leave. If you need any assistance with your boxes after packing up - the hotel banquet staff will be able to assist.
  7. Inbound Shipping:  Please use the shipping form available to you on this page. The hotel has very limited storage space, so we ask that materials be shipped to arrive 3 business days prior to the official start date of your conference. Packages received prior to 3 days will be assessed a storage fee as noted in the exhibitor kit.
  8. Outbound Shipping:   Please package and label all your boxes prior to leaving the pavilion area. You must have filled out the credit card authorization form with the hotel to use their shipping services. The hotel has an automatic FedEx and UPS pick-up so no need to make special arrangements. If you plan to use a different courier you will need to schedule a pick-up directly. There are box handling fees for all outbound items to be paid directly to the hotel.

Ad Specifications

A benefit of the exabyte sponsorship is inclusion of a banner ad in the mobile event application provided at the Executive Forum and Awards Gala. We must receive your ad by October 14, 2016 to be included in the application. Kilobyte sponsors will have a banner ad including just their logo in the app as well. Display sponsors will have their company logo and description listed in the sponsor directory. Exabyte megabyte sponsors are also qualified to place a banner ad on the ISE® website.

Exabyte sponsor’s event application banner ad specs
We would like two versions of the banner ad (one for phone and one for tablet). They need to be 640x150px and 552x150px JPG or PNG banner ad (please also provide the URL you would like the banner ad to link to).

Exabyte sponsor’s website banner ad specs
220w x 220h pixel JPG or PNG banner (please also provide the URL you would like the banner ad to link to)

Passport for Prizes

The passport for prizes is raffled off on behalf of your company at the end of the event and is part of a passport game that encourages attendees to come by your booth to receive a stamp “in their passport” so they are eligible to win the various prizes being raffled off.  Please let us know what item you will be offering by October 7th.  This item needs to be mailed and received NO LATER THAN October 28, 2016 to be included at the event—please clearly label your company name on the prize. As a reminder this prize needs to be $100 or more in value.

Tech Exec Networks
4062 Peachtree Road
Suite A - 303
Atlanta, GA 30319


A benefit of Exabyte and Kilobyte sponsorship is inclusion of your whitepapers in the ISE Knowledgebase web portal and provided to executives in the post-program communications. These whitepapers are due by October 7, 2016.

  • Exabyte Sponsors may send up to three (3) whitepapers for inclusion
  • Kilobyte sponsors may send one (1) whitepaper for inclusion

Judges Meeting

If you are an Exabyte sponsor you may have an executive representative dial in to observe the Judges Meeting on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 12 pm EST – 2 pm EST. Please provide the name, title and email of the staff member so we can ensure they receive the calendar notice for this meeting.

Additional Pass Limitations

Below are the limitations for purchasing additional passes.

Kilobyte Sponsors

  • 2 Additional VIP passes at $750 each
  • 5 Additional Celebration passes at $180 each

Display Sponsors

  • 1 Additional VIP pass for $750
  • 2 Additional Celebration passes at $180 each

Business Intelligence

We are thrilled to have you on board as a kilobyte or exabyte sponsor! In order for us to fulfill the business intelligence aspect of your sponsorship contract, we would appreciate your response to the survey link below. I realize some of you may have done this previously for other regions—we have slightly altered the survey in an effort to better match sales leads so it is important that you do it one more time! This will enable us to provide you with the most relevant intelligence in order to make your investment worthwhile. Please have this survey completed by October 14, 2016. Sponsor Survey

Hotel Reservations

The Westin Michigan Avenue
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(866) 716-8104
Hotel Website
Online Reservations

Hotel Reservations can be made by calling the Westin Michigan Avenue through their reservation hotline at (866) 716-8108 or online at

In the event you are unable to stay at the Westin Michigan Avenue, the following hotels are all a short walking distance from the venue:
Hilton Suites 312-664-1100
Tremont 312-751-1900
Knickerbocker 312-751-8100
Marriott 312-836-0100
Four Seasons 312-280-8800
Ritz Carlton 312-266-1000
The Drake 312-787-2200

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