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AUTOMATION ALLEY'S 16th ANNUAL AWARDS GALA

The road to high-tech innovation runs through Automation Alley. Who are the visionaries behind the wheel? Join us as we celebrate the thinkers and the makers leading Southeast Michigan’s reinvention. 

 

Detroit Yacht Club
Location:
Detroit Yacht Club
1 Riverbank Dr., Detroit, MI 48207 | Belle Isle
Oct. 14, 2016 | 6-11 p.m.

Andrew Humphrey
Emcee:
Andrew Humphrey,
Emmy award-winning reporter for
WDIV-TV Local 4

Agenda:
VIP Reception (Meet the award nominees)
Cocktail Hour 
Dinner 
Awards Presentation 
After-party (Live entertainment and cigar lounge)

To register, click here

Thank you to our sponsors:

Cigar Patio Sponsor

Award Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Spporting Sponsor

Award Categories  

Outstanding Educational Initiative Award
Sponsored by: Kelly Services

Automation Alley’s Outstanding Educational Initiative Award recognizes one science, technology, engineering or math initiative that has broken the mold, demonstrating a creative approach to high-skill training of our current and future workforce in new and emerging technologies. 
To nominate a company for this award, email events@automationalley.com.

Startup of the Year
Automation Alley’s Startup of the Year Award recognizes one new company that is solving real world problems through industry-disrupting innovation, a company that is poised to accelerate and is making waves with its creative and inventive technologies.
To nominate a company for this award, email events@automationalley.com.

Excellence in International Business Award
Automation Alley’s Excellence in International Business Award recognizes one advanced manufacturing or technology company in our region that has successfully launched its products, services or technologies abroad.
To nominate a company for this award, email events@automationalley.com.

Advanced Manufacturer of the Year
Automation Alley’s Advanced Manufacturer of the Year Award recognizes a local company that has successfully applied innovative technology into manufacturing products and processes, creating U.S. manufacturing jobs and enhancing global competitiveness.
To nominate a company for this award, email events@automationalley.com.

Technology Company of the Year
Southeast Michigan’s technology companies are pushing the boundaries to develop the products and solutions shaping our future. Automation Alley’s Technology Company of the Year Award recognizes one local company that’s on the leading edge of its industry, taking Silicon Valley by storm and enhancing our region as a center for innovation.
To nominate a company for this award, email events@automationalley.com.

To view our past award recipients, click here

Sponsorship

See and be seen by the top influencers in Southeast Michigan’s business community. Each year, we recognize our region’s most influential innovators at our Annual Awards Gala. Become a Gala sponsor and align your company with top tech talent at this marquee event. To secure your sponsorship, email events@automationalley.com.

Event Sponsor - $15,000
Receive top billing on all digital and print media, 10 tickets, full-page program ad and 2017 first right of refusal. 

Dinner Toast Sponsor - $10,000
Toast the room at dinner, second billing on all digital and print media, 10 tickets, full-page program ad and 2017 first right of refusal.

Cigar Patio Sponsor - $7,500
Naming rights to patio, your logo on patio favor, digital and print marketing visibility and 6 tickets.

Registration Sponsor - $7,500
Your logo prominent on all name badges, digital and print marketing visibility and 6 tickets.

Valet Sponsor - $5,000
Your logo on multiple signs on Belle Isle directing attendees to the event, valet signage at the Detroit Yacht Club, digital and print marketing visibility and 2 tickets.

VIP Reception Sponsor - $5,000
Naming rights to party, your logo on signage, digital and print marketing visibility and 4 tickets.

Program Sponsor - $5,000
Full-page ad in program, digital and print marketing visibility and 4 tickets.

After Party Sponsor - $5,000
Naming rights to party, your logo on signage, digital and print marketing visibility and 4 tickets.

Individual Award Sponsors - $3,000
Place your logo on an individual finalist video presentation, digital and print marketing visibility and 2 tickets.

Water Bottle Sponsor - $3,000
Your company logo on water bottles handed out at the end of the event, digital and print marketing visibility and 2 tickets.

Contributing Sponsors - $1,500
Your logo on website and event signage and 2 tickets.

To download a printable version of our sponsorship opportunities, click here.

2015 Outstanding Educational Initiative Award Winner:
DRIVE One

To nominate a company for this award, contact us today.

2015 Startup of the Year:
Halley Orthopedics

To nominate a company for this award, contact us today.

2015 Excellence in International Business Award Winner:
Rugged Liner Inc.

To nominate a company for this award, contact us today.

2015 Advanced Manufacturer of the Year:
Loc Performance Products, Inc.

To nominate a company for this award, contact us today.

2015 Technology Company of the Year:
Tata Technologies

To nominate a company for this award, contact us today.

2015 Member Company of the Year:
IPS Technology Services

To register, click here

2015 Automation Alley Champion Award:
Tom LaSorda

To register, click here

Would you like to sponsor this year's Awards Gala? Fill out the form below.

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