Creating a voice for the Disability Sector
Creating a voice for the Disability Sector
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stand out in the Disability Sector!

With NDIS provider and participant numbers spiking and growth increasing, it is an exciting time to be involved in the Disability Sector. However, if you offer some form of Disability Inclusion program or you're a NDIS provider, the bigger the market becomes, the more challenging it is to stand out.

Disability sector state of play

Since its inception in 2013, NDIS has ballooned from
2013/142019/20
Funding*
$0.13 Billion
$17.6 Billion
Providers
1,350
18,812
Participants
7,316
466,619
*Funds used by Participants.

In the past year alone, allocated NDIS funding budgets and projections have ballooned from $21 billion to $30 billion. Additionally, of the 466,619 NDIS participants nationwide on the scheme, 245,274 (more than half!) accessed the scheme for the first time in the 12 months to June 2020.

It’s great seeing these levels of support provided to so many of our fellow Aussies, however, from consulting with over 1,000 providers in the past year alone, they often share these dominant problems.


Top 3 NDIS provider challenges

1

Their business seems invisible & they struggle stand out

2

Not enough people know about them

3

Highly competitive market

If these issues go unaddressed, providers struggle to gain traction and increased levels of
stress are applied across all areas of the business.

Outcomes our exhibitors constantly tell us they’re after are

1

Increased exposure & visibility

2

Consistent flow of the right clients

3

Become the stand out go-to brand


How we’ll accelerate your ability to increase your exposure at scale!

Sponsors Graph DAC

We have created a robust Sponsorship Program, which has been optimised to shine the light on your business to help you receive maximum exposure and become a well known brand.

Our reach so far

Star
2 Events
Exhibitors
700 Exhibitors
Visitors
6555 Visitors
Media reach
39 m Media Reach

Current media outlets


The Sponsorship Programs

With NDIS growing at unprecedented rates and showing no signs of slowing down, it’s mission critical for providers to find proven avenues to stand out and be seen as that trusted source of information, answers and solutions for their clients.

Sponsors are a critical part of our expos. DAC is committed to constantly adding more value to our exhibitors and visitors. The more sponsors we have on board, the more value we can add - simples :)

Whether you’re a Provider in the Disability Sector, or an organisation that has some form of Disability and Inclusion program, we have a range of sponsorships to suit all levels.

Sponsorship & Corporate Investment Outline
There are 3 levels of sponsorship available

Major Sponsors

Major Sponsors receive premium brand placement and are our most elite tier of sponsorship. Your company branding will appear all over the expo.

Your company will be associated with all PR and social media activity related to the expo allowing you to stand out and receive maximum exposure.

Investment

$15,500* - Brisbane/Perth

$18,500* - Melbourne/Sydney

Main benefits include:

  • 3m by 6m large exhibitor site
  • Large major logo placement in electronic, website, print and all display media on site
  • Priority invitation for all radio and TV requests for service provider participation in interviews
  • Full page inclusion in event magazine and front cover branding
  • Automatic inclusion in service options at events, such as, concierge teams, booking systems and prime placement for exhibition space if attending
  • Major highlight in PR Campaign and media release to National media outlets
  • Inclusion of organisation details in all active campaigns and emails to registered exhibitors and attendees
  • Boosted Facebook advertisement and endorsement of organisation through the Developing Australian Communities social media suite
  • Featured, stand-alone email advertising to all registered exhibitors and attendees
  • Featured mention at the Gala Dinner Awards Night
  • Many additional benefits

*All prices listed are exclusive of GST

A subsection of the Major Sponsors, are our Major Naming Sponsors. These are our most exclusive level of sponsorship packages as your company is directly linked with the naming of a specific section of the expo, giving your brand increased visibility and exposure. Once any of these packages are taken for an expo, they are gone until the next year.

Major Naming Sponsors receive the same benefits as Major Sponsors, with one extra twist…
- Naming sponsor for a specific section of the expo.

There are 4 sections of the expo that are named after a sponsor.

Expo Naming Sponsor

This is our most elite sponsorship package. We see our major naming sponsor as a true collaborator to help make the expo exceptional for everyone involved. Like any partnership, it requires both parties to support each other with ideas, activities and … to engage the local community and bring the expo to life to exceed the expectation of everyone involved. During the expo you’ll have premiumly positioned brand placement, so much so that people might think it’s your company that’s running the show.

This sponsorship level is so important to the success of the expo that you are not able to simply purchase it. You can submit your expression of interest to be considered as a region’s Naming Sponsor (or for all regions). If you’d like to be the naming sponsor for a particular region, pls fill out the form below and find out the full details.

Submit your Sponsorship Application
Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner is the highly anticipated highlight of each expo. At our first Gala Dinner in Brisbane, we had 220 guests help raise just under $20,000 for our two causes. The Gala Dinner Sponsor receives the same benefits as the Major Sponsor along with the naming rights for the Gala Dinner, so your brand will be associated with all PR and social media activity linked to the big event. This sponsorship level is ideal for any organisation that wants to build relationships to 100s of providers and their leadership teams.

Submit your Sponsorship Application
Live Streaming

Social media has no boundaries. This is why we leverage it to take the expo to those that aren’t able to physically attend. We will be Live Streaming the expo in real time to participants and carers from local suburbs right through to regional areas that each expo is hosted in.

As well as receiving the same benefits as a Major Sponsor, the Live Streaming Sponsor also has the naming rights to all boosted live streams from the expo. Your company’s logo and brand will be associated with all video footage and viewed 100,000s of times by both visitors of the expo and people who aren’t able to attend. This will expand your reach and exposure across the State.

And, the great thing about being this sponsor is that this footage will live on once the expo is over. This will allow your brand to be consumed month after month, year after year.

Submit your Sponsorship Application
Main Stage Sponsor

At the centre of our 8,000-13,000 sq mt expos is a lushly laid out main stage area that will showcase all the performances of our sponsors and exhibitors over the two days of the expo.

Every 15-30 minutes a new performance will take place, consistently drawing in visitors throughout the expo. Videos and photos will be taken all day long and as the Main Stage Sponsor, you’ll have premium branding dotted around this stage, so your brand will be beamed all over social media.

If you want your brand to be linked to fun, energy and bringing people together to bring the best out of them, this is the perfect sponsor package for you.

And, the great thing about being this sponsor is that this footage will live on once the expo is over. This will allow your brand to be consumed month after month, year after year.

To find out more about becoming a Major Sponsor (or any sponsor), please click here to access the Sponsorship Kit.

Submit your Sponsorship Application

Platinum Sponsors

Our Platinum Sponsors are central to the visibility and success of each expo. Platinum Sponsors also receive premium brand recognition and positioning over the course of the build up to the expo, during and after it.

Investment

$8,500* - Brisbane

$8,000* - Perth

$10,250* - Melbourne/Sydney

Main benefits include:

  • 3m by 4m inner site
  • Featured logo inclusion on marketing, expo site banners
  • Half page inclusion at front of event magazine
  • Second priority invitation for all radio and TV requests for service provider participation in interviews
  • Automatic inclusion in concierge teams and booking systems
  • Invitation to include service story and summary in second stage PR Campaign
  • National Press Release
  • Facebook advertisement and endorsement of organisation through the Developing Australian Communities social media suite
  • Featured email showcasing your organisation to registered exhibitors and attendees as part of our active campaigns
  • Group mention at the Gala Dinner Awards Night
  • Many additional benefits

*All prices listed are exclusive of GST

Gold Sponsors

Our Gold Sponsors play an essential role, not just in bringing the expo to life, but in showcasing the brilliant work that you do with your clients. Gold Sponsors also receive premium brand recognition and positioning over the course of the build up to the expo, during and after it.

Investment

$4,750* - Brisbane

$4,250* - Perth

$6,250* - Melbourne/Sydney

Main benefits include:

  • 50% off any Exhibitor space booking (excl 9x9 Booths)
  • Logo inclusion on website and print media Half page inclusion at front of event magazine
  • Third priority invitation for all radio and TV requests for service provider participation in interviews
  • Automatic inclusion in service options at events, such as, concierge teams booking systems
  • Invitation to include Logo and list as sponsor in second stage PR Campaign
  • National Press Release
  • Mailout inclusion to registered exhibitors and attendees as part of our active campaigns
  • Organisation promotion through a social media post in the Developing Australian Communities social media suite
  • Group mention at the Gala Dinner Awards Night
  • Many additional benefits

*All prices listed are exclusive of GST

Major Sponsors
  • Afford
Platinum Sponsors
  • Kare One
Gold Sponsors
  • Out Doors Inc.
  • DFM Financial Group
  • Blue Star Homecare
  • DisabilityCo.
  • Felicity Group of Holistic Care Pty.Ltd
  • Blossom Community Care
  • AARush Construction
Major Sponsors
  • Afford
Platinum Sponsors
  • Enable Ability
  • Concept Care
  • Bradannii
  • Allied Health Care
  • Healing Hands Complete Care
Gold Sponsors
  • DFM Financial Group
  • Achieve Australia
  • Accessible Care & Lifestyle Services
  • AArush Construction
Major Sponsors
  • Holistic Horizons
Platinum Sponsors
  • Greenleaf Disability Services
Gold Sponsors
  • DFM Financial Group
Major Sponsors
  • St. Jude’s Disability Services
Gold Sponsors
  • Concentric Rehabilitation Centre
  • Plan Care
  • Community Housing Limited

Our national events

Melbourne Expo 2022

Melbourne Disability Connection Expo 2022

Presented by Afford
18th - 19th January 2022
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Sydney Expo 2022

Sydney Disability Connection Expo 2022

Presented by Afford
4th - 5th February 2022
International Convention Centre Sydney
Brisbane Expo 2022

Brisbane Disability Connection Expo 2022

Sponsored by Holistic Horizons
4th – 5th March 2022
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Perth Expo 2022

Perth Disability Connection Expo 2022

Sponsored by St. Jude’s Disability Services
20th – 21st May 2022
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
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