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

Keynote Speaker (two available) — US$15,000* - 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.

Lunch and Learn Workshop (three available) — US$10,000
With our highly attended Lunch and Learns, your company will have the opportunity to lend both content and act as a moderator for a lunch 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 and speaker will be used for both Monday, 29 July and Tuesday, 30 July. 

Education Advocate Sponsor (five available) — US$7,500 
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! Breakfast Sponsor with Theater Presentation (three available) — US$7,500  
Help delegates get their day started with breakfast in the Solution Center. 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 in the Innovation and Solution Showcase. The sponsorship includes co-branding of your company logo in theater, coffee sleeves with your company’s logo, sponsored napkins and recognition in the program book and mobile app.


Networking and Lead Generation Opportunities

Mobile Charging Station (Exclusive) — US$20,000
Located in the solution center, reconnect and recharge with a company branded mobile phone charging area that all attendees will use!

Opening Reception in the Solution Center — US$10,000 (three available)
Standout when sponsoring the very first networking opportunity at the conference. This sponsorship allows the opportunity to serve a signature drink or cocktail near your solution center space (for optimal traffic), signage, and your logo displayed on napkins at bar/food areas. Your company will also be recognized as an Opening Reception co-sponsor during Sunday's Opening Ceremony — the highest attended event of the conference.

Networking Break Sponsor (two available)  US$3,000
Includes coffee sleeves and logo on napkins. As well as, recognition in mobile app and program guide as Networking Break Sponsor.

NEW! Search for Solutions (ten opportunities available) – US$1,000
Looking to meet with more World Credit Union Conference attendees? Participate in our NEW Search for Solutions Program. Your company will provide a compelling question that all participants will be tasked to ask you and your team in order to start a great qualifying conversation. Attendees who meet with all Search for Solutions participants will be entered to win prizes provided by both WCUC and the sponsoring companies during our new Solution Center closing breakfast on Wednesday, 31 July. Please note that your prize must be a minimum value of US$150.


Branding & Advertising Opportunities

Conference App (Exclusive) — US$15,000
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 2018 World Credit Union Conference event app had 866 App Users, which is 70% of attendees downloading the app. 60% of these users are active in the app and follow, check-in and post status updates.

NEW! Hotel Key Cards — US$15,000*
Get your brand in the hands of conference delegates from the moment they check in and stay with them the duration of the conference! Includes two cards per room, sponsor can provide custom artwork that is vertical and fits in 2 3/8” x 2 1/8”. All inclusive of production and distribution.

Conference Bags — US$15,000*
Put your company brand front and center on the attendee bag. Attendees use this bag throughout the event and when they return home. This is a marketing opportunity you do not want to miss! 

Lanyards — US$10,000 - Sold to CU Direct
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 — US$7,500 
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.

Program Book — US$7,500*
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.

NEW! Hotel Room Drop — US$7,500
Promote your companies presence at the World Credit Union Conference by delivering it right to their room at The Atlantis! 

NEW! Registration Email Sponsor — US$5,000
As the sponsor of the registration confirmation email your company will have the first opportunity to showcase your products or solutions to conference attendees. Sponsor will provide HTML for side banner ad that will be in each registration confirmation. Create a unique landing page or provide delegates with the chance to learn about your organization before anyone else!

NEW! Welcome Letter — US$5,000
Be the first company attendees see when you place your logo and branding message on the Welcome Letters all attendees receive when checking in to their hotel.

Conference Bag Insert — US$3,000
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 — US$2,500*
Provide one (1) full-page advertisement in the World Credit Union Conference Program Book to showcase your company. (The Program Book is printed in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Your company has the opportunity to submit advertisements in all three languages.) 

Pre or Post Conference Email — US$2,000* (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 - US $1,500*
Provide one (1) half-page advertisement in the World Credit Union Conference Program Book to showcase your company. (The Program Book is printed in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Your company has the opportunity to submit advertisements in all three languages.) 



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