2024 State of the Port

May 8-9, 2024

State of the Port Events

Reserve Now or Learn More Below

Taste of Virginia Reception

May 8, 2024 6:00 to 9:00pm

$175.00

State of the Port Luncheon

May 9, 2024 11:00am to 2:00pm

$80.00

Sea & Be Seen Networking Event

May 9, 2024 3:00 to 5:00pm

$100.00

3 Event Package

Early bird pricing, limited availability

$325.00

Taste of Virginia Reception

Presented by

May 8th, 2024, 6:00pm 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.

$175.00

State of the Port Luncheon

Presented by

May 9th, 2024

Registration at 10:00am, event 11:00am to 2:00pm

Virginia Beach Oceanfront Marriott

4201 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Join us as the Port of Virginia’s CEO and Executive Director, Stephen Edwards, shares his perspectives on 2023 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 2024 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.

$80.00

Sea & Be Seen Networking Event

Presented by

May 9th, 2024, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Virginia Beach Oceanfront Marriott

4201 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Join us following the State of the Port address for the highly anticipated networking event to be held outside on the southside of The Marriot Oceanfront lawn. Take in the salt air for an afternoon to connect with colleagues and friends. The registration table will be outside the Marriott beside the entrance to Tulu Seaside Bar & Grill. Check-in begins at 2:30pm. 

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

$100.00

Thank You to Our Sponsors

State of the Port Presenting Sponsor

Taste of Virginia Reception Sponsor

Sea & Be Seen Networking Sponsor

Kick-Off Sponsor

Port Centric Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Food, Beverage, & Entertainment Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Available Sponsorships

Sold Out Sponsorships

State of the Port Presenting Sponsor

SOLD OUT

  • Remarks and Introduction of Stephen Edwards at The State of the Port luncheon  
  • Three minute video clip to present during the luncheon 
  • Logo on all marketing/promotional materials 
  • Participation in video clip with Stephen Edwards to promote the event 
  • Social media spotlight  
  • Logo prominently featured during luncheon and on the agenda  
  • Participation in post event highlight reel   
  • 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.  
  • Logo prominently featured during luncheon and on the agenda  
  • Social media spotlight  
  • Participation in post event highlight reel   
  • Three VIP tables of ten at The State of the Port  
  • Fifteen tickets to the Taste of Virginia event 
  • Fifteen tickets to The Sea & Be Seen Networking event 

$30,000.00

Sea & Be Seen Networking Sponsor

SOLD OUT

  • Remarks at the Sea & Be Seen Networking event 
  • Three minute video clip to present during the State of the Port luncheon 
  • Logo on all marketing/promotional materials 
  • Social media spotlight  
  • Logo prominently featured during the event 
  • Participation in post event highlight reel   
  • One VIP table of ten at the State of the Port luncheon 
  • Ten tickets to the Taste of Virginia Reception 
  • Ten tickets to the Sea & Be Seen Networking event 

$20,000.00

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 
  • Four tickets to the Taste of Virginia Reception  
  • Four tickets to the Sea & Be Seen Networking event 
  • Exclusive access to The State of the Port recap video 

$8,000.00

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 
  • Three tickets to Sea & Be Seen
  • Exclusive access to The State of the Port recap video 

$2,500.00

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 
  • Two tickets to The Sea & Be Seen networking event
  • Exclusive access to The State of the Port recap video 

$800.00

Port Centric Sponsor

SOLD OUT

  • Logo on all marketing/promotional materials 
  • Social media spotlight  
  • Logo prominently featured during luncheon and on the agenda 
  • Participation in post event highlight reel   
  • One VIP table of ten at The State of the Port luncheon 
  • Ten tickets to the Taste of Virginia Reception 
  • Ten tickets to the Sea & Be Seen Networking event 

$12,000.00

Taste of Virginia Oyster Sponsor

SOLD OUT

Fresh local oysters will be shucked right in front of you as well as a fixed station at The Taste of Virginia event. This sponsor will receive two tickets to the event and will have their logo featured.

$3,000.00

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.

$2,000.00

Taste of Virginia Vodka Sponsor

SOLD OUT

The Taste of Virginia vodka sponsor will receive two tickets to the event and will have their logo featured. This vodka will be sourced from a highly recognizable local distillery.

$2,000.00

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 State of the Port luncheon and two tickets to The Sea & Be Seen event.

$1,000.00

Sweet Treat Sponsor

SOLD OUT

This sponsor will be showcasing the sweet baked cookies after The State of the Port luncheon. They will receive two tickets to the State of the Port event and two tickets to The Sea & Be Seen event.

$1,000.00

Taste of Virginia Wine Sponsor

SOLD OUT

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.

$2,000.00

Breakfast Sponsor

SOLD OUT

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 and they will receive one ticket to the Taste of Virginia Reception and one ticket to the Sea & Be Seen Networking event.

$1,500.00

Taste of Virginia Chesapeake Bay Station Sponsor

SOLD OUT

The Chesapeake Bay Station sponsor will receive two tickets to The Taste of Virginia event and will have their logo featured. This station will feature locally sourced seafood to tantalize the taste buds.

$2,000.00

Sea & Be Seen Hors d'Oeuvres Sponsor

SOLD OUT

The Sea & Be Seen 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

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.

$2,000.00

Sea & Be Seen Beer Sponsor

SOLD OUT

The Sea & Be Seen beer 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

Taste of Virginia Entertainment Sponsor

SOLD OUT

The Taste of Virginia Entertainment sponsor will receive three tickets to the event and will have their logo featured. The entertainment will be a local group to add some additional ambience to the event.

$3,500.00

Sea & Be Seen Margarita Bar Sponsor

SOLD OUT

The Sea & Be Seen margarita bar 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

Purchase Event Tickets

Taste of Virginia Reception

May 8, 2024 6:00 to 9:00pm

$175.00

State of the Port Luncheon

May 9, 2024 11:00am to 2:00pm

$80.00

Sea & Be Seen Networking Event

May 9, 2024 3:00 to 5:00pm

$100.00

3 Event Package

Early bird pricing, limited availability

$325.00

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