Get the Exposure You Deserve!

PDCA is excited to announce the 2017 ExPEERience and the 21st Annual International Conference & Expo Sponsorship Opportunities!


The PDCA Annual Conference attracts audiences from international audiences for multiple days of presentations from industry leaders to discuss key trends and issues within the Driven Pile Industry with those who rely on information and technology to improve their business.

The Annual Conference also provides a host of networking opportunities including the Exhibit Hall and more, which allows suppliers, manufacturers, service providers and other foundation vendors to display their products and services.

This annual gathering of over 300 experts from industry, private business, government and academia highlight the growth of the driven pile community, along with the continued success of PDCA and our members.


Held in a different city each year throughout the U.S., this event is the perfect opportunity for companies to reach customers, prospective employees and industry partners. PDCA offers a variety of advertising opportunities for companies to reach this targeted group of practitioners,
professionals and all those committed to the practice of promoting excellence within the driven pile profession.

  • Shine a spotlight on your company
  • Increase your brand’s awareness before, during and after the event
  • Reinforce your message to key influencers
  • Gain visibility with a highly specialized target market of decision makers
  • Drive business and develop relationships
  • Position your organization as a thought leader
  • Connect face-to-face with qualified customers

The tradition of featuring PDCA Annual Conference Sponsors in a highly visible, consistent and professional manner throughout the conference will be continued with even further emphasis in 2017.


  • Sponsorship on-site signage
  • Logo on annual conference marketing materials
  • Recognition during announcements throughout the conference
  • Recognition in the PDCA e-letter, PileDriver magazine and social media promotion
  • Logo on conference website


Register online as an Exhibitor or Attendee, or click here to download a PDF form to register offline.

Please contact Debbie Schmidt, Director of Events, at (904) 215-4771 or for any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities. Don’t see the sponsorship that is right for you? Connect with PDCA to create a personalized sponsorship that supports your
company’s goals.


    Also Includes: Premium placement of logo on sponsorship signage including Exhibit Hall Entrance Unit (NEW this year); full-page advertisement in on-site conference program; Conference bag insert/item; mobile app featured logo, banner ad and push notification; hyperlink included on PDCA and conference websites.

    Choice of ONE of the following (3) three “Island Lounges” positioned in our highly visible, high-traffic and interactive area spanning the Exhibit Hall Entrances and General Session Room. These custom designed, dedicated spaces are created to add exposure for your individual company, complete with signage, floor decal and your materials displayed.

    “Power-Up” – Encourage peer-to-peer networking with mobile charging stations, stand-up tables and stools, power/energy foods, energetic ambience and more.

    “Zero-In” – “Continue the conversation”, facilitate face-to-face meetings, and share peer-to-peer best practices with flat-screen monitors, specialty seating areas and more.

    “Cool-Down” – Encourage peer-to-peer networking with beach games, cool and colorful seating arrangements, cool beverages and more.


    Also Includes: Premium placement of logo on sponsorship signage including Exhibit Hall Entrance Unit (NEW this year); Full-page advertisement in on-site conference program; Conference bag insert/item; Mobile app featured logo and banner ad; Hyperlink included on PDCA and conference websites.

    Choice of ONE of the following (includes gobo (wall or floor), signage and introduction):

    • Opening Reception (Wednesday Night – 1). Host the conference kick-off event in the Exhibit Hall and put yourself in the center of a premiere setting of your peers with strong attendance and lively conversation (cups, napkins, other promotional material may be provided by you).

    • Project of the Year Awards Program & Luncheon (Thursday Afternoon – 2). An important part of PDCA and one of our most highly anticipated events! Sponsorship includes your company logo and description printed on POY advertising, participation in POY awards presentation, and company information and logo presented in the video loop and in POY summary in PileDriver magazine. Tabletop tents, signage, podium recognition and a one-page material display or promo item may be provided (by you) on each table.

    • Annual Dinner & Entertainment (Thursday Night – 1). Join us for a night of “Beach, BBQ and Blues” (*subject to change) including networking, great conversation, inspiring stories and yes, even business best practices! Connect with fellow members, guests and your industry peers for an enjoyable and memorable evening of food, fun and great entertainment.

    • Exhibitor’s Luncheon (Friday Afternoon – 1). Let your company be the last name your peers and conference attendees see before they head home. Sponsorship includes a networking buffet lunch in the Exhibit Hall with your company highlighted.

    • Audio Visual OR Mobile App (App includes Splash Page & Push Notification – 2). What a better way to get your name out there that to have people staring at it all day? Your company’s logo will be featured throughout the Conference and Exhibit Hall.


    Also Includes: Full-page advertisement in on-site conference program and mobile app feature Choice of ONE of the following:

    • Registration Welcome Refreshments (Wednesday – 1): Let your company be the first name conference attendees see as they register on-site. Sponsorship includes signage, materials display and welcome beverages (location and hours to be finalized).

    • 8th Annual PDCA Scholarship Fundraising Event – Luncheon and Golf Tournament at the Omni Ocean Links Course (Wednesday Afternoon – 1): Golfer or not, here’s your chance to highlight your company at our golfer’s lunch and golf tournament along with custom polo-shirts co-branded with your company logo and PDCA.

    • Opening Reception Specialty Bar (Wednesday Night – 1): “Pirate’s Punch” anyone? Sure to be one of our most sought after sponsorship items following New Orleans 2016! Sponsorship includes an Amelia Island-themed specialty cocktail bar and drink (cups and napkins for this bar may be provided by you).

    • Conference Keynote Introductions (Thursday and Friday Mornings – 1). Position your company and your brand front and center during PDCA 2017 ExPEERience’s most highly attended sessions. Our keynotes will bring together the entirety of PDCA’s buyer and supplier audiences with a national perspective.

    • Refreshment Breaks (Thursday and Friday – 2): Directly engage with attendees as they unwind and interact during designated networking and refreshment breaks in the Exhibit Hall branded with your company logo.

    • Companion’s Program (Thursday and Friday – 1): Sponsor a PDCA tradition as your guests are sure to enjoy a fun filled and adventurous day of off-site activities exploring the NE Florida Coast. Sponsorship also includes exclusive companion’s breakfasts and luncheon, and access to receptions and annual dinner.


    Also Includes: Half-page advertisement in on-site conference program and mobile app feature.

    Choice of ONE of the following:

    • Annual Dinner Cocktail Reception (Thursday Night – 1): Sponsor a one-hour reception prior to the Annual Dinner with hosted bars, hors d’oeuvres and your company logo highlighted.

    • Exhibit Hall Breakfast Buffets (Thursday and Friday Mornings – 2): Your company will be the exclusive sponsor for the most important meal of the day! Kick everyone’s day off to a great start in a great way!

    • Island Survival Kit: 2017 ExPEERience attendees work hard and play even harder! The survival kit is sure to be one of the most awesome giveaways to be received at the conference. Help attendees get through the day after a night of fun with all the essentials and your company logo
    branded on the kit! (Exact details to follow).

    • Photo Booth OR Step and Repeat at Opening Reception (Wednesday Night – 2). Make an entrance and spotlight your company with signage and what’s sure to be a fun time (final details forthcoming).

    • Conference Notebook: Given to each attendee, the official conference notebook will sport your logo as your peers jot down their notes, innovations and solutions. Position your company as a thought leader every time attendees go to write or review their own big ideas (can also be provided by you directly).


    Also Includes: Half-page advertisement in on-site conference program and mobile app feature.

    Choice of ONE of the following:

    • 8th Annual PDCA Scholarship Fundraising Event Golf Tournament “Beverage Cart” (Wednesday Afternoon – 1): Cheers to you and the PDCA Scholarship Fund! Your company logo will be front and center as attendees enjoy a beverage while play championship golf on Wednesday afternoon at the Omni Amelia Island, Ocean Links Course.

    • 2017 ExPEERience Water Bottle (or Tervis Cup): Help keep your peers hydrated during their stay in Amelia Island! Be the exclusive sponsor of the PDCA 2017 ExPEERience water bottle. This highly visible sponsorship will ensure your brand gets in the hands of each attendee (can also be provided by you directly).

    • Branded USB: Increase awareness of your company the economical way. Help each 2017 ExPEERience attendee save their work by sponsoring a USB flash drive. Your brand will continue to pop as they use the drive long after the conference ends (can also be provided by you directly).

    • Choice of ONE of the Following (printed with company name and logo – 3): Make a statement, be seen, and connect all day – every day, directly with each attendee. Hotel Guest Room Key Cards, Name Badge Lanyards, Exhibit Hall Bags (can also be provided directly by you).

    • After Hours Hospitality Suite (Wednesday and Thursday Nights – 2): Sponsor an Executive Hospitality Suite or a Meet ’n’ Greet one evening following conference activities with personal invitations to enhance your company’s exposure and conference experience. Invitations, food,
    beverage and any additional items will be at the expense of the sponsor. (Sponsor will work with PDCA/Omni to coordinate final details).