2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

ICBA Community Banker University’s 2020 LEAD FWD Summit promises to push the industry’s brightest minds beyond traditional boundaries and engage forward-thinking talent. Imagine an environment where leaders learn about what will shape community banking over the next decade and beyond.

Where bankers from around the nation come together to learn how to stay competitive in an industry driven by innovation, technology, and ever-changing regulations. Workshops, Learning Labs, Keynote Sessions, Insights with Industry Experts... It’s all here in a jam-packed, dynamic two days!

Community Bank Leadership Conference

Who Attends?

The LEAD FWD Summit was created to transform the way forward-thinking community bank leaders offer products and services and effectively compete in the marketplace.

A majority of attendees are VP-level or higher or on the CEO track—most commonly President, CEO, COO, SVP, VP and AVP.

Why Sponsor?

If your company is a leading innovator, this venue provides the perfect opportunity to:

  • Stand out as a key thought leader in the industry.
  • Share your expertise with community bankers genuinely interested in learning.
  • Build strong relationships with the next generation of community bank leaders.
  • Align with ICBA for elevated exposure and visibility to set your company apart.

Contact

Contact Matt Kusilek to learn more and reserve your sponsorship!

Matt Kusilek
matt@icbabanks.org
612-336-9284

 

Sponsors 2020

Insights with Industry Experts - $3,950

Present and facilitate hot topic discussions about community banking issues in a virtual setting with this turnkey sponsorship.

Showcase your company’s thought leadership during this fast-paced discussion, where you will provide insights on a topic affecting community banking today and field moderated questions from participating bankers—all within a 20-minute time frame, speaking to 40-50 community bankers, who will be pre-assigned. Sessions will take place in Zoom (or similar platform), where you can utilize the whiteboard feature, simply choose to share your screen, or be on camera during each discussion.

  • Insights with Industry Experts will be held on Monday, Sept. 21 (2:10-3:15 p.m.) and on Tuesday, Sept. 22 (2:35-3:15 p.m.); You select the 20-minute time frame that works for you (first come, first served)
  • The 20-minute sessions will be recorded, and all experts will be provided with a link to access their session following the event
  • Experts will be featured on the LEAD FWD event mobile app with their own page to include expert’s Bio, Photo, Topic, and Description. You will have the ability to post links to white papers, videos, etc.

  • Experts will receive contact information to follow-up with event participants.

LEAD FWD T-Shirts - $6,500

Sponsor the official event T-Shirt. T-shirts to feature event theme: 

“LEAD BOLD. LEAD BIG. LEAD FWD” as well as company name/logo. Shirts will be mailed as part of LEAD FWD Summit Box to all participating bankers who register by the first week in August. 

  • Insights with Industry Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($3,950 value)

Educational Workshop Session - $6,500 (Just 1 Available!)

Lead a 50-minute workshop session and share your company’s community banking insights with our bank leaders; one of three concurrent sessions for bankers to select.

  • Company name/logo promoted on mobile app, along with opportunity to link presentation, white paper, video links, etc. to session description.
  • Includes opportunity to place an Ad in the LEAD FWD Workbook – an instructional and inspirational accompanying guide that will be mailed to all participants prior to the event.
  • Insights with Industry Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($3,950)

Registration & Welcome $5 e-Gift Card - $5,000

Sponsorship provides all registered community bankers with an e-Gift Card to Amazon (or similar site) opening day of the Virtual LEAD FWD Summit. In addition, company will serve as overarching Registration Sponsor including:

  • Company name/logo on LEAD FWD Registration web pages
  • Custom note welcome community bankers to Virtual LEAD FWD Summit that will be placed in the LEAD FWD Box shipped to all community bankers prior to the event
  • Insights with Industry Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($3,950)

Networking Lunch Break (Monday) - $5,500

Help bankers refuel by sponsoring Monday’s Lunch break! Sponsorship includes:

  • Company name/logo on slides rotating during lunch 
  • Verbal recognition from LEAD FWD MC, thanking company for sponsorship 
  • Lunch/Snack item featured in LEAD FWD Box (item to be non-perishable, portable, etc.) with card from sponsor included and item mentioned by MC 
  • Insights with Industry Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($3,950)

LEAD FWD Talk - $5,000 (Just 1 Available!)

Lead a 20-minute single-topic focused session for the entire LEAD FWD audience. This Ted-style presentation on Monday provides you with a fantastic opportunity to be seen as the preeminent thought leader in your field to all community bankers in attendance.

  • Company name/logo promoted on mobile app, along with opportunity to link presentation, white paper, video links, etc. to session description and contact info for bankers to follow up with you following your session
  • Insights with Industry Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($3,950)

Stretch Break (Monday or Tuesday) - $6,000

Help bankers reset by sponsoring their Stretch Break! Sponsorship includes:

  • Company name/logo on slides rotating during stretch break
  • Verbal recognition from LEAD FWD MC, thanking company for sponsorship
  • Stretch Break exercise item featured in LEAD FWD Box with card from sponsor included and item mentioned by MC)
  • Insights with Industry Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($3,950)

Happy Hour (Monday) - $7,000

Sponsor one of the premier events of the Virtual LEAD FWD Summit, as we wrap up Day 1 with an energetic, collaborative happy hour experience, filled with community bank trivia and some fabulous prizes! Sponsorship includes:

  • Company name/logo on slide at the beginning of the happy hour
  • Verbal recognition from LEAD FWD MC, thanking company for sponsorship
  • (2) Happy Hour items featured in LEAD FWD Box and acknowledged by MC; items to include a cocktail napkin featuring company logo and stainless-steel straw
  • Insights with Industry Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($3,950)

2020 SPONSORS

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