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Sponsor Red Hat Summit 2019

Share your company’s message with some of the brightest minds in the open source ecosystem, including thousands of Red Hat customers, partners, and community contributors.

Sponsorship benefits

Build awareness of your brand among technology leaders and practitioners from hundreds of Fortune 500 organizations.

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: Red Hat Summit continues to grow! With more than 8,000 expected attendees, there will be potential clients or partners almost everywhere you look.
  • New custom marketing promotional opportunities: expand your brand visibility through new experiential opportunities.
  • New sponsorship benefits: Sponsorship packages feature new ways to increase attendee exposure before, during, and after the conference.
  • Expanded package options: More sponsorship package and price options means more ways you can promote your company.
Jon Dorrington  |  Vice President Global Business Development & Ecosystem, SAP

"As a long-standing strategic partner of Red Hat, SAP is proud to participate in this fantastic event. The Red Hat Summit gives us the perfect opportunity to engage with our joint customers and show our commitment to the open source community."

Sponsorship timeline


  • Call for proposals opens


  • Proposal submissions continue
  • Invoicing begins


  • Red Hat Summit prospectus goes live
  • Sponsors continue to secure sponsorship contracts
  • Call for proposals close end of November


  • Marketing promotional opportunities (MPOs) announced
  • Signed sponsors posted online


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

February — March

  • Sponsor promotion continues through email and social media


  • Floor plan finalized
  • MPO sales close
  • Final sponsor deliverables due
  • Final sponsorship payment due


  • Red Hat Summit May 7 - 9, 2019
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.