Join the FWD Movement!

September 16-17, 2019

Astor Crowne Plaza | New Orleans, Louisiana

Community Bank Leadership Conference

Sponsorship Opportunities

ICBA Community Banker University’s 2019 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 in 2019 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, Whiteboarding with Experts... It’s all here in a jam-packed, dynamic two days!

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

 

Sponsor Benefits at LEAD FWD Summit
Networking Evening Offsite Event (Monday evening) - $8,500
Sponsor the premier event of the LEAD FWD Summit – a night when attending bankers head out of the hotel and experience networking with one another, New Orleans style. Attendees will enjoy an assortment of appetizers and receive drink tickets to enjoy at the bar. Sponsorship includes:
  • Company name/logo on tents on tabletops
  • Company name/logo on signage and cocktail napkins at bar
  • Opportunity to have a custom signature cocktail named after company
  • Opportunity to have company name/logo on a custom dessert
  • Opportunity for company to have 4 reps attend event
  • Whiteboarding with Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($4,500 value)
Eye-Opener Education Workshop/Breakfast Sponsorship – $7,500 (Only 1 left!)
Make a strong first impression by hosting a morning education session as our bankers fuel up for their day. Receive the exclusive opportunity to sponsor a continental breakfast.
  • Signage w/logo at Continental Breakfast outside of meeting rooms
  • Napkins with logo
  • Company name/logo outside room
  • Opportunity to provide and place a seat-drop in session
  • Promotion on mobile app of company and session
  • Whiteboarding with Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($4,500 value)
General Session Sponsorship - $7,000
Sponsor Tuesday’s closing general session.
  • Signage with logo outside room and on projector screen during walk-in
  • Recognition of sponsorship in remarks from stage
  • Seat-drop in session
  • Opportunity to provide a 2-minute video played during walk-in
  • Opportunity to place video link and whitepaper or collateral on mobile app
  • Whiteboarding with Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($4,500 value)
Educational Workshops – $6,500 (Only 1 left!)
Lead a 50-minute workshop session and share your company’s community banking insights with our bank leaders.
  • Company name/logo on signage outside room
  • Opportunity to provide and place a seat-drop in session
  • Promotion on mobile app of company and session
  • Whiteboarding with Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($4,500 value)
Sponsored Lunch (Monday) - $6,750
Sponsor lunch after the Whiteboarding with Experts sessions includes:
  • Company name/logo on signage near lunch stations/buffet
  • Opportunity to provide a seat drop and/or gift on all seats
  • Whiteboarding with Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($4,500 value)            
Networking Lunch (Tuesday) - $6,750
Sponsorship of the networking lunch on Tuesday includes:
  • Company name/logo on signage near lunch stations
  • Opportunity to provide seat drop and/or gift at all community bankers’ tables/seats
  • Whiteboarding with Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($4,500 value)          
LEAD FWD T-Shirts - $6,500
Sponsor the official event T-Shirt.
  • Company name/logo on shirt provided to all community bankers in attendance
  • Logo on official event Snapchat filter to be created
  • Whiteboarding with Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($4,500 value)
Registration & Welcome Coffee Card – $6,000
Sponsorship provides all community bankers with a coffee card for Starbucks when guests check in at Registration. In addition, company will serve as overarching Registration sponsor including:
  • Company name/logo on signage at Registration
  • Custom note welcoming community bankers to New Orleans and the event with your branding
  • $5 Starbucks card with your company logo featured on front
  • Opportunity to provide collateral in registration kit
  • Whiteboarding with Experts facilitation including 2 full registrations ($4,500 value)
Whiteboarding with Experts - $4,500 (8 available)
This turnkey sponsorship lets you present and facilitate hot topic discussions about community banking issues in the Whiteboarding zone. Showcase your company’s thought leadership during this fast-paced roundtable-type discussion.
  • Whiteboarding with Experts features two 1-hour sessions (late morning and mid-afternoon.)
  • Event participants are scheduled with at least 6 different Experts
  • $5 Starbucks card with your company logo featured on front
  • Experts will be featured on event mobile app
  • Experts will receive contact information to follow-up with event participants
What is Whiteboarding with Experts?
Whiteboarding with Experts is a sponsorship where your company has the unique opportunity to interact with community bankers in a space designed to foster meaningful discussion in a new way. At two scheduled times, the attending bankers will rotate through five whiteboard discussions. Each Whiteboarding Expert (sponsor) will be provided with a branded whiteboard, two high-boy tables and 6-8 chairs in a semi-circle. In addition, Experts are integrated into the event and invited to participate in the entire program’s activities (Keynote Sessions, Workshops, and Leadership Challenges) where you’ll work alongside community bankers to develop solutions for banks and the industry.

2019 LEAD FWD Sponsors

 
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