SA's BiggestTrucking Conference

29 - 31 May, 2020, Fairmont Zimbali Hotel and Spa

Sponsorship Opportunities

Don’t miss the opportunity to engage and showcase your products and service offerings to the Trucking Industry by joining us at The RFA Convention 2020 and take advantage of our unique sponsorship benefits.
Here are the reasons you can’t miss the Trucking Industry’s Event:

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Through our networking platforms, your brand will have maximum opportunity to connect with delegates who make the Capex decisions in their companies
  • Face to face interaction with your target market and company decision makers
  • The event provides a platform for you to showcase the features and benefits of your products
  • Ensure that your brand is ‘Top of Mind’
  • Gain positive brand association
  • Strengthen your company’s image and prominence
  • Generate strong leads and potential sales
  • Gain advantage over your competitors
  • Exclusive media and social media coverage
In addition, all sponsors will receive the following benefits

  • Pre Event coverage: Your logo will be placed on all electronic event teasers and on the event website
  • Post Event coverage on our event website and Facebook Page
  • Sponsors logos will be added to our electronic Convention Teaser communications and event website
  • Sponsors will be allowed to insert brochure and gift into delegate bag. Deadline delivery: Monday, 18 May 2020
  • Access to our list of delegates (excluding contact information)
  • Insight into delegates satisfaction/feedback after the event
  • All Sponsors will receive a certificate of Recognition

The RFA Convention 2020 will take place at the picturesque Fairmont Zimbali Resort from the 29 – 31 May. Our annual Convention provides a unique platform for sponsors to network amongst the thought leaders and decision makers within the trucking industry. Our delegates include business owners, managing directors, CEOs and senior management of road freight companies, media, government officials as well as manufacturers and suppliers to the industry.

The Conference will focus on hard hitting issues that are affecting the Trucking industry, information sharing to empower our delegates and possible solutions to alleviate some of the problems our industry faces.

As a non-profit organization, The Road Freight Association seek support from its stakeholders to create a memorable event that is focused on improving, caring and educating the industry.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Name Badge
R35 000.00
This prime sponsorship opportunity includes your company name and logo printed on name tags. The name tags will be handed out to all delegates upon conference registration and worn for the duration of the conference.

As an added benefit for 2020, the sponsor may setup 1 pull up banner at registration.

Sponsors must provide branded lanyards (at their own cost) which will be attached to the name tag.
Branded Photos
R21 000.00
Be part of the memories that are created at our exclusive event.

The photo sponsor will have their logos printed on all Convention Photos. A professional photographer will capture all the excitement during the Golf Day, Lunch, Dinners, Conference and networking.

Photos will be printed onsite and loaded onto our Facebook page and the event website.
Delegate Bags
R25 000.00
One of the most popular items that guests make use of time and time again are the delegate bags. These branded keepsakes are handed out at registration. Sponsors will receive optimal brand coverage.

As an added benefit for 2020, the sponsor may place 1 pull up banner at registration.

Sponsorship excludes the cost of the delegate bag and sponsors are welcome to source a bag of their choice
Gift Insert
R3 000.00
Gift giving ensures positive brand association. Sponsors gifts will be placed in a bag and handed out at registration. Gifts must be delivered to The RFA offices in Isando by 22 May 2020 to allow enough time for the packing process.

The sponsor will be liable to pay the sponsorship fee plus the cost of gift. Below are some gift ideas that sponsors can choose from however sponsors can choose to bring any branded items of their choice.
Banner Displays
R5 000.00
Branding displays will be setup in designated areas around the hotel. Please refer to the floorplan to identify these areas.

Sponsors will receive a 2m x 2m floorspace, a table, 2 chairs and an opportunity to setup their branding at their stand.

Delegates will visit the stands before conference, during tea break and lunch break. This is a perfect opportunity for sponsors to engage with delegates.

We encourage sponsors to use interactive activities, new technology, competitions and other creative ideas to draw guests to their stands.

Setup will take place on Friday, 29 May from 09:00 – 13:00. The Sponsorship fee does not include access to the conference, lunch or dinners. Stand allocation is based on a first come, first serve basis.
Truck Display
R20 000.00
Calling all truck and trailer manufacturers, it’s your time to impress the industry’s decision makers. Allow your trucks to steal the limelight as potential buyer’s network around The Truck Displays.

Sponsors can select their preferred truck position based on the floorplan below. Places will be allocated on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.

Trucks must arrive for placement at the venue on Friday, 29 May by 14:00. Trucks can depart on the afternoon of Sunday, 31 May 2020 by 13:00.

Sponsors must make suitable arrangements with the drivers for the keys and setup.
Convention DVD
R25 000.00
Our highlights video will feature all the momentous events from the Convention. Sponsorship includes the sponsors logo which will be printed on the cover of the DVD and a 2-minute marketing clip will be included on the DVD. The video will also be available on our event website and Facebook page.
Conference Session
R25 000.00
Take your brand to the centre stage and use this platform to speak to our delegates.

The sponsor can address delegates for 6-8 minutes after conference has been concluded.

Sponsors are encouraged to use creative methods to capture the crowd’s attention in order to make a lasting impression.
R40 000.00
Lunch will be served in the Hotel Restaurant. This is an excellent opportunity for your brand to be seen and remembered. The sponsor can setup branding at the restaurant, distribute promotional/marketing material and address delegates for 3 minutes before lunch break
Tea Break
R10 000.00
The mid-morning tea break will take place around the truck display area. Sponsors can setup branding in this area and hand out marketing material to guests.

Sponsorship includes the cost for the tea/ coffee stations and tea snacks.
Spouses Programme R5 000.00
Spouses Programme
R5 000.00
Our spouses programme aims to indulge and spoil the spouses attending with their partners. Spouses will enjoy a Spa Treatment on Saturday.

The Sponsor of the spouse’s programme will have an
opportunity to create a positive brand image to an influential market by having their branding setup in the Spa.

Sponsors can hand out branded gifts or marketing material to the group of spouses.
Golf Challenge
R10 000.00
The 18 hole Tom Weiskopf designed course is an extremely popular
choice for golfers from all parts of the world, with the variety of holes
within a forest and others with ample sea views ensuring that your
experience is one to be remembered.

Sponsor Benefits & Terms:

  • Exclusive branding rights at the golf registration area
  • Exclusive branding rights to provide golfers with branded golf shirts, caps, goodie bags & other branded items of your choice
  • Direct interaction with golfers
  • The sponsor must provide a cap, t-shirt & goodie bag for each player
Golf Prize Giving
R10 000.00
The Golf Day Prize-Giving sponsor will enjoy exclusive branding at the Zimbali Country Club Prize Giving as well as a chance to hand out marketing material and network with players.

The Sponsor must provide prizes for the top three Fourball teams, nearest to pin and longest drive.
Halfway House Lunch
R10 000.00
Ensure brand visibility through this sponsorship opportunity.

Sponsors can setup branding at the Halfway House and offer their marketing material or gifts to players. This is a great opportunity to engage directly with players.
Hole Sponsorship
R5 000.00
(Telescopics, Teardrops, Pop Up Banners and Gazebos), hand out branded promotional merchandise and provide players with a drink at their watering hole.
Sponsors must place their drink and snack orders with Zimbali Country Club 7 days prior to the event.

Setup must take place before 08:30 on
31 May 2020.
Welcome Function
R150 000.00
Our welcome function promises to be a fun-filled and relaxed evening. We set the scene for a Hawaiian Luau which will include colourful décor, exciting activities, a delicious buffet menu, sensational entertainment and cool prizes.

The Sponsor will have exclusive branding rights at the welcome function venue, rights to giveaway branded gifts or marketing material and a valuable opportunity to give a 5-minute speech to the audience.
Welcome Function
R21 500.00
The welcome function pre-dinner drinks is a valuable opportunity for sponsors to create brand awareness. Sponsors can enjoy exclusive branding rights in the pre-dinner drinks area and address guests for 2 – 3 minutes.
Gala Dinner
R318 000.00
Our signature Gala Dinner will be a night to remember, as we celebrate Bollywood style! Enjoy an amazing evening in an incredible, colourful, dramatic, amazing Bollywood atmosphere. Experience the glamour, glitz, vibrancy, colour and movement that are at the heart of Bollywood.

This much-anticipated event will delight and excite guests as they party the night away in a glittering, dramatic and spectacular setting.

The night includes a delicious 3-course plated dinner, a sensational Opening Act, an amazing live band, unlimited photographs at the Selfie Box and loads of prizes.

Guests love to play dress up at this event and we encourage the ladies to dazzle and delight Bollywood style, with their glamourous sequins, sparkles, bright colours, exotic fabrics and silk gowns and for men with dashing tuxedoes.

Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed male and female. The Gala Dinner sponsor will have exclusive rights to set up branding inside the venue, hand out promotional gifts and address guests for 5 minutes OR supply us with a 5-minute clip to promote their brand.
Pre-Dinner Drinks | Gala Dinner
R23 500.00
The Pre-Dinner drinks sets the tone for our ‘Bollywood’ Gala Dinner.

Pre-dinner drinks will be served to guests as they mingle and show off their outfits.

The sponsor can setup their branding in this area, address guests for 5 minutes and hand out branded gifts or any marketing material.
Wine | Gala Dinner
R21 500.00
The wine sponsor can place branded wine tags with a special message on each wine bottle.

Sponsorship includes a bottle of red and white wine per table.
Terms & Conditions
  1. Cancellations will be accepted before 22 April 2020.
  2. Sponsors will be charged the full sponsorship amount if they cancel after the 22 April 2020. This does not apply to gift sponsorship.
  3. The following Terms are applicable to sponsors who choose to sponsor gifts:
    - Payment must be made to RFA within 7 upon receipt of an invoice.
    - Cancellations will not be accepted because orders will be placed immediately with suppliers so as to secure stock and ensure that gifts are branded and delivered on time.
  4. A sponsorship application form is to be completed & signed by an authorised signatory of the company.
  5. All sponsors will be supplied with set-up & breakdown times and are encouraged to adhere to specified time slots to avoid any confusion & misunderstandings on the specified set-up & breakdown days.
  6. All sponsorship fees must be paid to The Road Freight Association prior to the event and Proof of payment must be sent to or
  7. Sponsors are to supply the event manager with all necessary information and plans for the Convention.
  8. All sponsors will have to comply with The Road Freight Association’s Code of Ethics. Failure to do so will result in branding and marketing material being removed.

An additional 30% premium charge will be applicable to all sponsorship opportunities should a non-member of the RFA wish to sponsor
Shantal Singh
Email: |
Tel: | 011-974 4399
Website: |
Account Name: | The Road Freight Association
Bank Name: | First National Bank (FNB)
Account Number: | 50416814123
Branch Code: | 252045
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