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AKKA is a cultural & charitable organization which promotes Kannada* culture in USA and Canada. It has existence since 1998 and has a 501 (c) 3 status which provides exempt status, for Federal income tax purposes. So far it has successfully organized 7 world Kannada conferences once every two year.

No. Year Location
1 2000 Houston
2 2002 Detroit
3 2004 Orlando
4 2006 Washington DC
5 2008 Chicago
6 2010 New Jersey
7 2012 Atlanta

The upcoming 8th AKKA World Kannada Conference will be held during August 29th to August 31 at McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California. More than 6,000 people are expected to attend which includes affluent professionals like Doctors, Engineers, IT field professionals, Academicians and Business people.

How your corporation will be benefited:

  • Opportunity to reach affluent group of 6,000 people under one roof.
  • Opportunity to meet the targeted audience in the Conference (for “Event Sponsorship” package only).
  • Opportunity to meet some key Indian Government officials and private business executives at the event to further your business in India and Asia.
  • Corporation’s exposure to North American Kannada households through the AKKA website.
  • Continued marketing opportunity to Kannada households after the conference.

Sponsorship Package

Sponsorship Type Event Sponsor Kohinoor Sapphire Ruby
Rate $75,000 $50,000 $25,000 $15,000
Package benefits What it means
Exclusive opportunity to name the convention with your company name or brand Broadcasting to over 45 million Kannadigas worldwide as supporter of Kannada Cause
Private room for conducting seminar at the convention to promote your company Address about 100 focused audience
Prime time promotion by playing prerecorded video between the programs Reaching to over 6000 audience several times All areas All areas Hallways and Dining Area Dining Area
Sharing pre and post event analytics Intelligent marketing, find top 10% potential audience
Business connect program Reach 1000 + high potential customers
Stage recognition per day Reaching to over 6000 audience several times Five times Three times Two times Once
Banner display Reaching to over 6000 audience several times All areas (unlimited) All areas Dining Dining
Logo on Sponsor wall Reaching to over 6000 audience several times
Your advertisement in Newsletters and event communication About 25 times, about 50000 audience
Free AKKA website advertisement About 25000 unique hits One Year One Year One Year Six months
Your advertisement in Color in the Souvenir About 20000 audience Back Cover Inside Front/
Inside Back Cover
Full Page Full Page
Your advertisement in Event Book About 6000 viewers Back Cover Inside Front/
Inside Back Cover
Full Page Half Page
Free Vendor Booth (10' x 10') Each booth costs about $3000 5 4 3 1
Free Table at Business Forum Each table space costs $1000 3 2 1 1
Free admission to Conference (including food and stay) Worth about $650 per admission 10 5 3 2
Free admission to Business Forum Worth about $150 per admission 10 5 3 2

For more information, please call

Suresh Babu : 510-299-7910
Nandakishore Rao : 408-656-1289
Ashok Setty : 408-569-6500
Email: wkc2014sponsors@akkaonline.com

Mailing Address:
AKKA WKC-2014
142 N Milpitas Blvd. #120
Milpitas, CA 95035

Downloadable Brochure: Corporate Sponsorship Details