The National Football League’s New Orleans Saints and the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced today that they are teaming up for several high-profile events that will be held in conjunction with the NATE UNITE 2016 Conference in New Orleans, La. NATE UNITE 2016 will take place Feb. 22 through Feb. 25, 2016 and is widely regarded as the premier event in the wireless and broadcast infrastructure industries.
“We are very excited to partner with a first-class NFL franchise like the New Orleans Saints for NATE UNITE 2016,” said NATE Executive Director Todd Schlekeway. “The Saints are as important to the fabric and culture of New Orleans as Mardi Gras, jazz music and beignets. This partnership will provide a unique, bayou flavor to NATE UNITE 2016,” Schlekeway added.
The Association will kick-off the conference by hosting a welcome reception at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 22, 2016. Attendees of the reception, which will be held in the spacious 13,000 square-foot Mercedes-Benz Club Lounge, will be served authentic New Orleans cocktails, cuisine and desserts in a relaxing setting that is conducive to networking. Additionally, members of the Saintsations – the official dance team of the New Orleans Saints, will be on hand to greet and enhance the experience of reception attendees.
The dynamic partnership agreement also includes a keynote speaker appearance by Super Bowl winning Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. Coach Payton is slated to provide a motivational address during the NATE keynote luncheon at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Wed., February 24. Payton will also be made available for a brief autograph and photo session immediately following the keynote address.
“The New Orleans Saints are looking forward to hosting the NATE UNITE Welcome Reception at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome next year. This event along with Coach Payton’s keynote address should make this a memorable and authentic New Orleans experience for all attendees,” said Saints Vice President of Partnerships, Jean-Paul Dardenne.
“As a native to the New Orleans region and life-long fan of the Saints, I am thrilled to welcome Coach Sean Payton as the NATE UNITE 2016 Keynote Speaker and cordially invite conference attendees to the reception at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. I am confident that NATE UNITE 2016 participants will come to love the Big Easy as much as I do,” stated NATE Trade Show Committee member Amanda Stegall from MillerCo, Inc. in Gulfport, Miss.
As part of the announcement, NATE and the New Orleans Saints also unveiled premier sponsorship packages that are available for companies interested in sponsoring the NATE UNITE 2016 Welcome Reception at the Mercedes Benz Superdome and the NATE Keynote Luncheon with Coach Sean Payton. Four $15,000 Welcome Reception sponsorships are available and four $12,500 NATE Keynote Luncheon — Coach Sean Payton sponsorships are available. The sponsorship packages are expected to be in high demand and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“The NFL brand is one of the most iconic and marketable brands in the world and the NATE UNITE 2016 – New Orleans Saints sponsorship packages are a tremendous opportunity for companies in our industry to gain unprecedented exposure,” said NATE Trade Show Committee Chairman Joel Hightower of Hightower Communications, Inc. in LaGrange, N.C.
Companies and stakeholders interested in sponsoring the NATE UNITE 2016 – New Orleans Saints packages are encouraged to call (888) 882-5865 or visit www.natehome.com today.