Sponsor Red Hat Summit 2018

From startups, to disruptors, to the original software giants—we welcome them all as Red Hat Summit sponsors. Engage with potential customers, raise your brand’s awareness, or share your company’s message at the premier open source event.

Sponsorship benefits

Engage with customers

Collect lead opportunities

Share your company’s message

Network with potential partners

Explore new products

Meet with Red Hat experts

New this year

  • Increased conference attendance: With more than 6,500 expected attendees, there will be potential clients or partners almost everywhere you look.
  • New sponsorship amenities: Every sponsorship package features new ways to increase attendee exposure before, during, and after the conference.
  • Expanded promotional options: More sponsorship package and price options means more ways you can promote your company.

Sponsorship timeline


  • Red Hat Summit prospectus goes live
  • Invoicing begins
  • Call for proposals opens

October — November

  • Sponsors continue to secure sponsorship contracts


  • Call for proposals closes
  • Marketing promotional opportunities (MPOs) announced
  • Signed sponsors posted online


  • Exhibitor resources available
  • Sponsor deliverables begin
  • Floorplan debut | Booth assignment begins
  • MPOs available for purchase

February — March

  • Sponsor promotion continues through email and social media


  • Floorplan finalized
  • MPO sales close
  • Final sponsor deliverables due
  • Sponsorship payment due


  • Red Hat Summit May 8 - 10, 2018
All sponsorships are sold on a first come first serve basis, and our top-tier packages sell out shortly after the prospectus is released. We’ll reach out 24-48 hours after your request is submitted, and your spot will be secure once a signed contract is received.