Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested Industry Partners may contact Amanda Strombeck, at AStrombeck@smithbucklin.com or +1-312-673-4844 for more information and to find an opportunity that aligns with your company's goals!


Educational Opportunities

NEW! Executive Series Sponsor (Exclusive) —  $25,000 USD*
The Executive Series, candid discussions with the conference keynote speakers, is a unique and exclusive opportunity for your company to reach and network with the most influential delegates from around the globe who are participating in this VIP experience. The sponsorship includes recognition on all electronic and print materials, relating to the Executive Series, logo recognition on the lunch menus, the opportunity to introduce speakers, and participation for two people from the sponsoring organization. Sponsoring company will also have the opportunity to place marketing collateral at the tables.

NEW! Education Advocate Sponsor (one available) — $7,500 USD - Sold to Software Group, Temenos and Girt Mobile
Demonstrate your organizations commitment to education by becoming an Education Advocate. Your sponsorship includes the opportunity to present on and sponsor topics such as, but not limited to Cyber Security, Payments, Millennials and more. Your sponsorship also includes recognition in our mobile event app, signage, and all electronic conference materials. Includes one session in the general education breakouts, content must be educational in nature and approved by the World Council education committee. Our committees look for informative sessions that reference real-life outcomes rather than offering product benefits. Sessions that get great feedback typically involve a customer or case study to educate.

NEW! Keynote Speaker (two available) — $15,000 USD* - Sold to PSCU
Here is your opportunity to associate your brand with high-level speakers. As a sponsor, your company will be recognized in signage and present a 3–5-minute video (produced by the sponsor) before the keynote address. You also have the opportunity to provide a marketing piece (artwork provided by sponsor) to be distributed to all attendees during the general session.

NEW! Innovation and Solution Showcase (Exclusive) — $15,000 USD - Sold to Co-Op Financial Services
Delegates from all over the world attend the World Credit Union Conference to see what new and innovate solutions they can take back to their credit union. Make your solutions top of mind with a non-commercial 30-minute presentation in the theater on Sunday, 15 July. The theater will be co-branded with your company’s logo and the conference logo. You will also be recognized in the program book and mobile app as the Solution Showcase sponsor.

NEW! Coffee and Collaboration in the Innovation and Solution Showcase (two available)  — $5,000 USD
Help delegates get their day started with a kick of caffeine and exposure to relevant industry solutions. Your company will have the opportunity to present 25 minutes worth of content, ideally a customer case study that demonstrated collaboration between a credit union and your solution. The sponsorship includes coffee sleeves with your company’s logo along with recognition in the program book and mobile app.

Networking and Lead Generation Opportunities

Opening Reception in the Solution Center — $25,000 USD (three available)
Standout when sponsoring the very first networking opportunity at the conference. Includes a branded networking lounge in the solution center ($5,000 value), the opportunity to serve a signature drink or cocktail near your networking lounge for optimal traffic, signage, and logo displayed on napkins. Your company will also be recognized as an Opening Reception co-sponsor during Sunday's Opening Ceremony — the highest attended event of the conference.

Lunch Workshop — $10,000 USD (one available) Sold to Municipal Credit Union and Bankingly
In our 2017 conference survey, delegates indicated they were interested in more education so hosting a Lunch Workshop is a great way for your company to gain exposure and provide delegates with solutions to their everyday challenges. Your company will have the opportunity to lend both content and act as a moderator for the workshop on both Monday and Tuesday lunches. Sponsor also has opportunity to provide marketing collateral and your company’s logo will be on the Lunch Workshop ticket. *Please note that sponsor will host two separate Lunch Workshops. The same format will be used for both Monday, 16 July and Tuesday, 17 July. 

Branding & Advertising Opportunities

Conference App (Exclusive) — $20,000 USD
Go mobile and associate your brand with the conference when you sponsor the conference app. You will make a tech-savvy impact on the credit union leaders and decision-makers in attendance with the opportunity to display your logo on the app's splash screen, publish feature posts, and send conference-wide push notifications. Exclusive sponsorship includes: Your logo on the splash screen, one promotional post pinned to the top of the activity feed for 30 minutes, one app section with logo on the navigation screen and link to more info, and one global push notification. You will also be mentioned as the conference app sponsor in the program book, signage and general session.  

The 2017 World Credit Union Conference event app had 900 App Users, which is 80% of attendees downloading the app. 60% of these users are active in the app and follow, check-in and post status updates.

Conference Bags (Exclusive) $10,000 USD*
Gain valuable exposure in big numbers with your logo printed on the conference bag. With the myriad of items delegates carry, it’s an exceptional opportunity to feature your company on an event item that is used for the duration and following the conference. Sponsorship includes one-color logo imprinted on the attendee bag. A complimentary bag insert is included in the cost of the sponsorship.  

Lanyards — $10,000 USD
Your logo or name will appear on this very visible item. Name badges are required for conference admittance, so this is a sure way to keep your name in front of all attendees and guests.

Agenda Sponsor — $15,000 USD
This opportunity provides full exposure for your company name, logo, and marketing message on the much-used pocket guide. Sponsorship would also include recognition as the agenda sponsor on the website. The Agenda is the most viewed item on the conference website and within the mobile app.

NEW! Charging Station and Networking Lounge — $15,000 USD - Sold to VISA
Expand your presence at the World Credit Union Conference and help attendees charge up to stay connected! Your company will sponsor two separate stations that will be located in a high traffic area with the opportunity to provide customized graphics.

Program Book — $7,500 USD*
As the program book sponsor, your logo and company name is printed on the cover, you will have two, full color, one page ads in the “sweet spots” of the book which include – the inside front-cover and inside-back cover. This book is an ongoing source of information attendees will take back to their credit unions.

Conference Bag Insert — $3,000 USD
Provide a flyer in the attendee bag that is handed out to each participant during the registration process. Your companies message is sure to be noticed.

Program Book – Full Page Ad - $2,500 USD*
Provide one (1) full-page advertisement in the World Credit Union Conference Program Book to showcase your company.

Pre or Post Conference Email — $2,000 USD (four available)
Promote your presence at the World Credit Union Conference with an email to attendees. Provide your HTML and we’ll send the email on your behalf within 3 weeks of the conference.

Program Book – Half Page Ad - $1,500 USD* - Sold to Fiserv and Smart Solution
Provide one (1) half-page advertisement in the World Credit Union Conference Program Book to showcase your company

Please note that all artwork, logos or informational pieces must be provided by the sponsor.