State of the Port Events

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Taste of Virginia Reception

April 26, 2023 6:00 to 9:00pm

$150.00

State of the Port Luncheon

April 27, 2023 11:15am to 2:00pm

$75.00

Sea & Be Seen Networking Event

April 27, 2023 4:00 to 6:00pm

$95.00

3 Event Package

Early bird pricing, limited availability

$300.00

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Taste of Virginia Reception

Presented by

April 26th, 2023, 6:00 to 9:00pm

The Historic Cavalier Hotel

4200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A culinary extravaganza featuring the varied and refined flavors of the Commonwealth. Join us on the eve of the State of the Port luncheon, at The Historic Cavalier Hotel, to indulge in local cuisine, cocktails and enjoy the time to connect with industry colleagues. The attire for this event is business/cocktail.

$150.00

State of the Port

Presented by

April 27th, 2023, 11:15am to 6:00pm

Virginia Beach Oceanfront Marriott

4201 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

State of the Port Luncheon

Join us as the Port of Virginia’s CEO and Executive Director, Stephen Edwards, shares his perspectives on 2022 and looks ahead to the opportunities and challenges that await in the coming year. Peers and leaders from Hampton Roads and across the country will be in attendance for this annual event, spotlighting future plans for the port and be among the first to learn who will receive the coveted 2022 Commerce Builder Award. This event is a must for anyone interested in the future of commerce in Virginia. Parking for this event is in the parking garage at The Marriott Oceanfront, and the attire is business.

Registration from 9:30am to 11:00am
Event from 11:15am to 2:00pm

$75.00

Sea & Be Seen Networking Event

Join us following the State of the Port address for the highly anticipated networking event to be held on the beach front lawn at the Marriott Oceanfront. Take in the salt air for an afternoon to connect with colleagues and friends. The registration table will be outside the Marriott underneath the tent- please check in prior to entering the event. 

Parking for this event is in the parking garage at The Marriott Oceanfront, and the attire is business casual.

Registration from 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Event from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

$95.00

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting and Sea & Be Seen Networking Sponsor

Taste of Virginia Reception Sponsor

Port Centric Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Food, Beverage, & Entertainment Sponsors

Sponsorships

Platinum Sponsor

SOLD OUT​

  • 30 second video opportunity (slideshow or video, no audio) to be presented during registration at The State of the Port luncheon
  • Logo on all marketing/promotional materials
  • Social media spotlight
  • Logo prominently featured during luncheon and on the agenda
  • One VIP table (1 table of 10) at the State of the Port luncheon
  • Three tickets to the Taste of Virginia Reception
  • Three tickets to the Sea & Be Seen Networking event

$7,500.00

Gold Sponsor

SOLD OUT​

  • Logo on all marketing/promotional materials
  • Logo featured during luncheon and on the agenda
  • Five tickets to the State of the Port luncheon

$2,000.00

Silver Sponsor

SOLD OUT​

  • Logo on all marketing/promotional materials
  • Logo featured during luncheon and on the agenda
  • Two tickets to the State of the Port luncheon

$750.00

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting and Sea & Be Seen Networking Sponsor

SOLD OUT

  • Remarks and Introduction of Stephen Edwards at The State of the Port luncheon & Comments at Sea & Be Seen Networking Event
  • Three minute video clip to present during the luncheon
  • Logo on all marketing/promotional materials
  • Social media spotlight
  • Logo prominently featured during luncheon and on the agenda
  • Two VIP tables (2 tables of 10) at the State of the Port luncheon
  • Ten tickets to the Taste of Virginia Reception
  • Ten tickets to the Sea & Be Seen Networking event

$30,000.00

Taste of Virginia Reception Sponsor

SOLD OUT

Sponsor will have recognition at The Taste of Virginia reception at the luxurious Historic Cavalier Hotel. They will have their logo showcased throughout the events, on social media and will have three VIP tables of ten at The State of the Port and thirteen tickets to both the Taste of Virginia and Sea & Be Seen Networking event.

$30,000.00

Port Centric Sponsor

1 Available

  • Logo on all marketing/promotional materials
  • Social media spotlight
  • Logo prominently featured during luncheon and on the agenda
  • One VIP table (table of 10) at the State of the Port luncheon
  • Ten tickets to the Taste of Virginia Reception
  • Ten tickets to the Sea & Be Seen Networking event

$10,000.00

Taste of Virginia Tarnished Truth Cocktail Sponsor

SOLD OUT

Taste of Virginia Tarnished Truth Cocktail Sponsor will receive two tickets to event and will have their logo featured. These Old Fashion cocktails are distilled at the Historic Cavalier.

$1,500.00

Taste of Virginia Beer Sponsor

SOLD OUT

The Taste of Virginia beer sponsor will receive two tickets to the event and will have their logo featured.  These beers will be highly recognizable brands from around the state.

$1,500.00

Sea & Be Seen Hors d'Oeuvres Sponsor

1 Available

The Hors d’ Ouevres sponsor will receive two tickets to the event and will have their logo featured. This is a highly anticipated networking event and has limited spots available.

$2,000.00

Sea & Be Seen Cocktail Sponsor

1 Available

The cocktail sponsor will receive two tickets to the event and will have their logo featured. This is a highly anticipated networking event and has limited spots available.

$2,000.00

Breakfast Sponsor

1 Available

The breakfast sponsor will have the unique opportunity to market themselves and supply promotional materials during breakfast. The sponsor’s logo will be prominently featured on all signage at breakfast.

$1,500.00

Coffee Sponsor

SOLD OUT

This sponsor will be showcasing the deliciously roasted and brewed local coffee after The State of the Port luncheon. They will receive two tickets to the event.

$500.00

Taste of Virginia Oyster Maestro Sponsor

Fresh local oysters will be shucked right in front of you at the event. This sponsor will receive two tickets to the event and will have their logo featured.

$2,000.00

Taste of Virginia Entertainment Sponsor

Sponsorship includes logo on all marketing and promotional materials, logo featured during luncheon and on the agenda, and 3 tickets to the Taste of Virginia event.

$3,500.00

Taste of Virginia Wine Sponsor

The Taste of the Virginia wine sponsor will receive two tickets to event and will have their logo featured.  These wines will be highly recognizable brands from around the state.

$1,500.00

Purchase Event Tickets

Taste of Virginia Reception

April 26, 2023 6:00 to 9:00pm

$150.00

State of the Port Luncheon

April 27, 2023 11:15am to 2:00pm

$75.00

Sea & Be Seen Networking Event

April 27, 2023 4:00 to 6:00pm

$95.00

3 Event Package

Early bird pricing, limited availability

$300.00