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IEG Conference Attendees by the Numbers

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What differentiates IEG from every other industry conference is the people you will meet, the conversations you will have and the partnerships that will grow out of them. Join 1,200 industry leaders in Chicago and you will come away smarter, more connected and better able to tackle the toughest partnership challenges.

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Following are just some of the companies already registered for IEG 2016!

  • 120 Sports
  • 2Cimple / CeeLIVE
  • 3 Point Productions
  • 502d Force Support Squadron
  • 92nd Street Y
  • AASA, The School Superintendents Association
  • ABN AMRO
  • Aboutfest
  • Accenture
  • Action for Healthy Kids
  • Ad Council
  • Adopt-a-Pet.com
  • Advantage International
  • AEG Global Partnerships
  • AEM
  • AFLAC
  • After School Plus
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • Alford Group
  • All Star Sports Marketing
  • ALSAC / St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • America First Credit Union
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Bar Association
  • American City Business Journals
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Film Institute
  • American Gaming Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American National
  • American Public Media Group
  • American Road & Transportation Builders Association
  • Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • AMP Agency
  • Angie's List
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Animals Inc.
  • Aon
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Arizona Office of Tourism
  • Army 10 Miler
  • Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM)
  • ArtsQuest
  • AS Roma
  • Ascendent Sports Group
  • Association Tunisienne De DTveloppement Artistique Et Scientifiq
  • Athletico Physical Therapy
  • Atletico Mineiro
  • Atomic Design, Inc.
  • Audiotree-Lincoln Hall- Schubas Tavern
  • Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Austin Film Festival
  • Avant Garde Management Group
  • Avaya, Inc.
  • Baseball for All
  • BC Dairy Association
  • Bellagio
  • Bellin Health
  • BET Networks
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas
  • Blinkfire
  • Blodomloppet
  • BMO Financial Group
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Boomer Esiason Foundation
  • Boston Beer Company
  • Boston Properties
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • BP America, Inc.
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts
  • British Council
  • British Library
  • Bruin Sports Capital
  • Bryant Park Corporation | 34th Street Partnership
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
  • Canadian Armed Forces & National Defence
  • Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Capital One Bank
  • Caracol TV
  • Care2.com, Inc.
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • CauseForce
  • CDW
  • Cedar City Corporation
  • Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
  • Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Center for the Digital Future
  • Ceska Sporitelna
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • Cheap Chic Weddings
  • Chevron
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago Event Management
  • Chicago Fire Soccer Club
  • Chicago White Sox Ltd.
  • Chicago Yacht Club
  • Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
  • Chime Communications Plc
  • Choose Chicago
  • CIBC
  • Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation
  • Cincinnati Marathon
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • Citi
  • City of Atlanta
  • City of Chicago
  • City of Houston, Parks & Recreation Department
  • City of Jacksonville
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of McAllen
  • City of San Diego
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Clevelander South Beach, Clevelander Marlins Park & Essex House
  • Clif Bar & Company
  • Cloudburst Advisory Group
  • Colleges Ontario
  • Comcast
  • Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia
  • ComEd
  • Commercial Finance Association
  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • Competitor Group Inc.
  • Comrades Marathon Association
  • ComScore
  • Concept One, a.s.
  • CONDÉ NAST
  • Conjure | Smarter Sponsorships. Powerful Partners.
  • Constellation Brands - Beer Division
  • Constellation Brands, Inc.
  • Coöperatie Eerste Divisie
  • Core Evolution
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW)
  • Coulter
  • Cricket Australia
  • Croke Park & GAA
  • Cruz Integrated
  • CSM Sports & Entertainment (London)
  • Cure SMA
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Danny Wimmer Presents
  • Dansk Boldspil Union
  • Danske Capital
  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Defense Supply Center Richmond
  • Delta Dental of Washington
  • Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Denver Arts and Venues
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts
  • Desperado Inc.
  • Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)
  • Destination Uppsala
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Dinner in the Sky Events
  • Discover Lancaster
  • Discover Newport, RI
  • Disney Corporate Alliances
  • Disney Theatrical Group
  • Dla Installation Support At Battle Creek Mwrq
  • DLA Installation Support at Columbus, MWR
  • DLH Marketing
  • Dorna Sports S.L.
  • DoSomething.org
  • Dover International Speedway
  • Downtown Tempe Authority
  • Dutch Olympic Committee
  • Eastern States Exposition - The Big E
  • ECHL
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Egg Farmers of Canada
  • Elevent
  • Elite Marketing Group
  • EMC Corporation
  • Emmersion International
  • Engine Shop Agency
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Equibrand
  • Eredivisie Media & Marketing
  • ESP Properties
  • ESSENCE Communications
  • Ethology
  • Eventful Enterprises
  • Events DC
  • EverFi
  • Exhibits Development Group
  • Exide Technologies
  • Experience Columbus
  • Explore Minnesota Tourism
  • Extraco Events Center
  • ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company
  • Fair Saint Louis Foundation
  • Fairplex
  • FARM AID
  • FC Barcelona
  • FCBX
  • FDA/CTP/OHCE
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • FedEx
  • Festival Foods
  • FFR
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Fiesta Bowl
  • Finnish National Gallery/Ateneum Art Museum
  • FIRST
  • First 5 LA
  • First Bank of Nigeria Plc
  • First Bankcard
  • First Niagara Financial Group
  • FishBait Marketing
  • Fluent Group
  • FMWR - Picatinny Arsenal
  • Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival
  • Fort A.P. Hill MWR
  • Fort Belvoir MWR
  • Fort Benning MWR
  • Fort Bliss MWR
  • Fort Bragg MWR
  • Fort Buchanon MWR
  • Fort Campbell MWR
  • Fort Detrick MWR
  • Fort George G. Meade MWR
  • Fort Gordon MWR
  • Fort Hamilton MWR
  • Fort Hood MWR Marketing & Advertising Branch
  • Fort Jackson MWR
  • Fort Knox
  • Fort Leavenworth MWR
  • Fort Lee MWR
  • Fort Leonard Wood MWR
  • Fort McCoy MWR
  • Fort Riley Family and MWR
  • Fort Rucker MWR
  • Fort Sill MWR
  • Fort Wainwright MWR
  • Fox Theatre
  • Frame x Frame Productions
  • Franken Enterprises
  • Free to Breathe
  • Freeman
  • Friends of the British Council USA
  • GeekWire
  • Geico General Insurance Company
  • Gemba Marketing
  • Geneva Chamber of Commerce
  • Gilco Sports & Entertainment Marketing, LLC
  • Glaad
  • Global Pet Expo
  • GMR Marketing
  • GMR Marketing, LLC
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • GreatSchools
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Guinness World Records
  • Gutsy Women Win
  • Hartford Marathon Foundation, Inc.
  • Havas Sports & Entertainment
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • HEC Montréal
  • Heineken Mexico
  • Heja! Eventbyrå
  • Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
  • Herschend Family Entertainment
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HIDA Educational Foundation
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Hines
  • Hogeschool Rotterdam
  • Holland Festival
  • Hookit
  • Hostelling International
  • Houston Astros Baseball Club
  • Houston First Corporation
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • HP, Inc.
  • Humana, Inc.
  • Hunter Sports Marketing
  • Iconic Group, Inc.
  • Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc.
  • Ignition, Inc.
  • iHeartMedia, Inc.
  • iHeartMedia, West Coast
  • iLAEA (iNSPIRED Lifestyle Arts & Entertainment Alliance)
  • illumiNation.com - InnovationAssociation.com/org
  • IMCOM Europe MWR
  • IMG Worldwide
  • Impression Sports & Entertainment
  • IMRE
  • Indiana University
  • Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
  • Inspira Marketing Group
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • Integrated Marketing Solutions
  • Intel Corporation
  • InterMinds
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • International Society of Arboriculture
  • inVNT, LLC.
  • IRONMAN
  • J.M. Smucker Company
  • Jailbreak Race Events
  • JCW Marketing & Communications
  • Jessey Sports
  • JetBlue Airways Corporation
  • Johns Hopkins Children's Center
  • Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare
  • Joint Region Marianas
  • Jokerit Hockey Club Oy
  • Just Marketing International
  • Kantar Media UK Ltd.
  • Kentucky State Fair Board
  • Kiwanis International
  • KM Advisors, LLC.
  • KonnectFor
  • KORE Software
  • KPN
  • Kroller Muller Museum
  • LA Film/ Startup Prize
  • LA Philharmonic
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association
  • LakePoint Sports
  • Leaders
  • LeadingAge
  • Learfield Sports
  • Legacy Global Sports
  • Legends
  • LEGOLAND Florida
  • Levergy South Africa
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Life Time Fitness, Inc.
  • Lime Media Group
  • Litton Entertainment
  • Live Nation
  • Live On The Green Music Festival
  • Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW
  • Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative
  • Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
  • Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
  • Macerich
  • Macy's
  • Made In Network
  • Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • Major League Ultimate
  • Make It Happen Inc.
  • Malja BTL Oy
  • Mall of America
  • Malmö Stad
  • Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
  • Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS)
  • Marine Corps Marathon
  • Market Enginuity
  • Marketplace Events
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • MARS
  • Mars, Incorporated
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • MasterCard, Inc.
  • MB Financial, Inc.
  • McAllen Convention Center
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mercury Labs
  • Merial
  • MetLife, Inc.
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Miami Dade College - Miami Book Fair
  • Miami Heat
  • Michigan International Speedway
  • Michigan State University
  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Miller International
  • MillerCoors
  • Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx
  • Minnesota Twins Baseball Club
  • MLB Advanced Media, L.P.
  • Modest! Management
  • Mohegan Sun
  • Mojo Concerts
  • Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Morale, Welfare & Recreation
  • Morale, Welfare & Recreation Department
  • Motivate
  • MSG Promotions, Inc.
  • MWR Department - Navy
  • MWR Marketing Fort Stewart / Hunter AAF
  • MWR SUBASE Kings Bay
  • Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
  • NASPA
  • National Apartment Association
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC)
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • National Football League
  • National Hockey League (NHL)
  • National Investment Center
  • National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)
  • National Sports Center
  • National Sports Forum
  • Native Commerce
  • Nature's Bakery
  • Navigate
  • Navy Region Southeast
  • Navy Region Southwest, MWR Marketing
  • NBC
  • NBC Washington
  • NBITLO
  • NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Nederlands Handbal Verbond
  • NeH Svenska AB
  • NeighborWorks America
  • Nestle Waters North America
  • New Era Cap Co., Inc.
  • New Jersey Devils
  • New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show
  • New Orleans Film Society
  • New Orleans Media Entertainment
  • New World Symphony
  • New York Jets Football Club LLC
  • New York Road Runners
  • New York State West Youth Soccer Association
  • Newport Harbor Corporation
  • Newtown Youth Academy
  • NFL Players Association
  • NFL Players Inc.
  • NIC
  • NISBA
  • Nobel Peace Center
  • Non-Profit Leadership, LLC
  • Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Northwestern University
  • Ochsner Health System
  • Old Port of Montréal Corp., Inc./Montréal Science Center
  • Omaha Children's Museum
  • Omni Promotional LLC
  • Omnigon
  • One Day University
  • One More Sponsor
  • ONSIDE
  • Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLGC)
  • Ontario Parks
  • Opendorse
  • Operation Homefront
  • Operation Smile
  • Orlando Health Foundation
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Out-of-Home Network LLC
  • OUTRIGGER ENTERPRISES GROUP
  • Oxford Properties
  • P1 Sports Ltd.
  • Pac-12 Networks
  • Pack Train
  • Paddle For Pints
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network National Office
  • Peak Sports MGMT
  • PECO Energy Company
  • Peggy Gordon Consulting, LLC
  • Pegula Sports and Entertainment
  • Penton
  • Penton Media
  • People en Espanol
  • Performance Research
  • Pernod Ricard USA
  • PGA TOUR, Inc.
  • Phoenix Comicon
  • Photography.com-Horizon Worldwide Corp.
  • Pic2Go
  • Pinky Swear Foundation
  • Pinpoint
  • Players United Events
  • Playworks
  • PMI Entertainment Group
  • PON Automotive
  • Port of San Diego
  • Port of Vancouver
  • Portland Rose Festival Foundation
  • Power Tower
  • Powerboat P1
  • PREIT Malls
  • Premier Partnerships
  • Premiership Rugby
  • Presidio of Monterey MWR
  • Prince George's County, Maryland CVB
  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
  • Project 44
  • Proxy Sponsorships
  • Prudential Center and New Jersey Devils
  • PS Live Global
  • Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association
  • Pulse Sport
  • QUALCOMM Incorporated
  • Quantifind
  • Quebec City Summer Festival
  • QVC, Inc.
  • Race SLO
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Randolph Street Market
  • Random Acts of Flowers
  • Ravenswood Special Events, Inc.
  • RBC
  • RBU
  • Red Bull Air Race GmbH
  • Redstone Arsenal MWR, Sales & Marketing
  • Republic of Communication Oy
  • Rhymesayers Entertainment and Soundset Music Festival
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Riley Memorial Association
  • Ripley Entertainment, Inc.
  • Roane Consulting Group, LLC.
  • ROI Sports Management Group
  • Rotary International
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Sailors for the Sea
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • San Diego Chargers
  • San Diego Exploratory Foundation
  • San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • San Francisco Travel Association
  • San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
  • Save the Children
  • Scandic Hotels Group AB
  • Scania Group
  • Scape
  • Scentsy
  • Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM)
  • Science North Foundation
  • SEAM: Sports & Entertainment Asset Management
  • Seattle Sounders Professional Soccer Club
  • SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
  • SEB
  • Septien Vocal Productions
  • SFX Entertainment
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company
  • Shop2care
  • Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission
  • Siemens Corporation
  • Sisterpreneur Inc.
  • Site Solutions Worldwide
  • SMART
  • SME
  • SME Education Foundation
  • Smooth Running, LLC
  • Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)
  • Soldier Field
  • SolutionPeople
  • Sonco Worldwide, Inc.
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • South Beach Wine & Food Festival
  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Spirit Mountain Casino
  • Sponsor Concierge
  • Sponsor Insight AB
  • Sponsored By Pro's
  • Sponsorreport
  • Sportiveways
  • Sports Sponsorship Insider
  • Spredfast
  • St. John's IceCaps
  • Stackla
  • Stadium Management Company
  • Star Tribune Media Company
  • Starfish Family Services
  • Starlight Children's Foundation Midwest
  • STATS, Inc.
  • StayWell Specialty Division
  • Stockholm Visitors Board AB
  • Storyverse Studios
  • Stragg Records
  • Strider Sports Int'l Inc.
  • Studio B Entertainment
  • SunFrog Shirts
  • Susan L. Missner, LLC
  • Sustain
  • Swedish Sponsorship and Events Association
  • Symphony in the Flint Hil, Inc.
  • Synergy Sponsorship
  • T1
  • Taco Bell
  • Tagkast
  • Tahoe Resources Inc
  • Tallink Silja Oy
  • Tandem Partnerships
  • Tango Brand Alliance AB
  • TDC Group
  • TE Connectivity
  • Team Epic
  • Tebo and Associate
  • Techonomy
  • Television Academy
  • TentCraft
  • TGI
  • The Asia Society
  • The Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • The Cliburn
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Color Run™
  • The Crusaders
  • The Endocrine Society
  • The Event Lab
  • The Garden Conservancy
  • The GRAMMYs
  • The Instrumental Women Project
  • The JM Smucker Company
  • The Latin GRAMMYs / The Latin Recording Academy
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • The List
  • The Magnificent Mile Association
  • The National Academies
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • The National Sports Forum
  • The Norwegian Sponsoring and Event Association
  • The Principal Financial Group
  • The Projects*
  • The RL Gant Group Inc.
  • The Wildlife Society
  • ThePostGame
  • This Is It! Productions, Inc.
  • Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
  • Three One One Productions, LLC
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • TicketManager
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Times Media, USA Today Network
  • Times Square Alliance
  • TNS SIFO
  • Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
  • Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
  • Toronto Wolfpack
  • Tourism Vancouver
  • Tower Events Group: A Tribune Publishing Co.
  • Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.
  • Travel Tacoma + Pierce County
  • Travelers Marketing
  • Trenton Thunder / New York Yankees Minor League Baseball
  • Triple Double Sportsmarketing B.V.
  • Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc
  • Turnkey Sports, LLC
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
  • Twin Cities in Motion
  • Two Circles
  • U.S. Army Garrison - Yongsan FMWR
  • U.S. Naval Air Station
  • U/S Sports Advisors
  • UBS AG
  • UFC, Inc.
  • UHealth - the University of Miami Health System
  • Umbel
  • Underground Press
  • United States Olympic Committee
  • United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
  • United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC)
  • United States Tennis Association
  • United States Tennis Association Inc. (USTA)
  • Universal Music Group USA
  • Universal Transport Systems, LLC
  • University of Maryland (College Park)
  • University of Southern California
  • Univision Communications Inc.
  • US Army Garrison Ansbach, Family And Morale, Welfare And Recreati
  • US Lacrosse
  • USAG Bavaria MWR
  • USAG Benelux MWR
  • USAG Hawaii MWR
  • USAG Humphreys MWR
  • USAG Japan MWR
  • USAG Miami MWR
  • USAG Okinawa MWR
  • USAG Rhineland-Pfalz MWR
  • USO
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Vail Resorts, Inc.
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Vattenfall AB
  • Veikkaus Oy
  • VI
  • Virginia529 College Savings Plan
  • Visit Anaheim
  • VISIT DENVER
  • VISIT FLORIDA
  • Visit Laguna Beach
  • VISIT Milwaukee
  • Visit Philadelphia
  • Visit Wichita
  • Visual Sports
  • W Sportsmedia AB
  • Walker Marchant Group
  • Walmart
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Werner Co.
  • WGT Media
  • Wheaton Park District
  • Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash
  • WHOSAY INC.
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
  • Woltti Group
  • Womma
  • World Poker Tour
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • WOW Explorations
  • WVC
  • www.funlyevents.com
  • Xtronaut Enterprises
  • Yamaha Motor Corporation, WaterCraft Division
  • YMCA of the USA
  • Yorktown Center/Pacific Retail Capital Partners
  • Your Bon Vivant
  • Zions Bank
  • Zoom Active Lifestyle Marketing
  • Zoom Media
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Attendee Demographics

Global Network

40 countries were represented last year.

40 Countries Represented Last Year

Company Type

Most Represented Brand Types: Financial Services, Beverages, Telecom and Insurance

Most Represented Property Types: Causes, Sports, Associations, Entertainment / Festivals / Events and Arts

Company Type

Title Breakdown

Title Breakdown

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“The best networking event of its kind. Speakers are good and you get to see some really cool, cutting-edge event activation examples from other professionals.” Michael Nolan, Accenture

“Great content, stellar networking, fun atmosphere. A ‘who’s who’ of the sponsorship world. Leading the way in best practices of our exciting space.” Matt Gamewell, Learfield Sports

Delegates Attend from around the World

The map below represents the home countries of current and recent delegates to the IEG Annual Conference and illustrates the international scope of the conference and of the sponsorship industry.

Home countries of IEG Conference delegates

Is IEG 2016 Relevant for Professionals outside the U.S.?

If you need to address any of the following challenges, geography doesn’t matter! There is no better place to be than Chicago April 17-20, 2016.

  • How to evaluate return from your company’s or your corporate partners’ sponsorships
  • How to determine fair market value for sponsorship fees
  • How to incorporate social media activation into your partnerships
  • How to negotiate benefits that achieve both short-term goals and long-term strategic objectives
  • Identifying new strategies to make sure your sponsorship revenue meets or exceeds goals

Networking Opportunities at IEG

Small-group Round Table Discussions

Small-group Round Table Discussions

Led by industry experts, these sessions are designed to share information in a more collegial setting vs. formal presentations and workshops.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups

Join a SIG (for entertainment/ festivals/ events, sports, causes, associations, or cultural institutions) to meet and share ideas with your peers. You can start your discussion online before the conference and continue the conversation during the conference at the SIG group meetings.

Online Dashboard

Online Dashboard

Attendees will receive access to a private, password-protected dashboard with contact information for all attendees and a message center — making it easy to setup meetings during the conference and follow-up afterwards.

Social Media

Social Media

Follow us on Twitter at @IEG for speaker updates and more. If you would like to ask a question or make a comment about the conference on Twitter, please use #IEG2016. Or join our LinkedIn Group.

Topic- and Industry-specific Networking Luncheons

Topic- and Industry-specific Networking Luncheons

On Monday and Tuesday, you have the chance to meet and share experiences with others in your industry or discuss specific topics and types of sponsorship with knowledgeable peers.

Breakfast Networking

Breakfast Networking

An hour each day (Monday through Wednesday) is set aside exclusively for private discussions with your fellow attendees over breakfast. A perfect time to schedule a meeting to build better relationships.

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Sunday evening’s conference kick-off is the perfect place to see who’s at the conference and begin conversations over drinks and food before the event revs into high gear Monday morning.

Off-site Reception at Soldier Field

Reception at Soldier Field

On Monday night, we will take a short trip to a Chicago landmark, where you can mix and mingle with newfound colleagues and friends while enjoying great food and drink.

Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception

As we wind down Day Two on Tuesday, socialize with sponsorship’s best and brightest as you relax and recap all that has been shared so far. Discuss new ideas, check out innovations from our exhibitors and solidify your plans for a great night on the town in the Windy City.

Morning Run with Shan

Morning Run with Shan

On Monday and Tuesday, join Shan Riggs, IEG’s Vice President Client Solutions — and “ultrarunner” — for a two- to five-mile run along Chicago’s incredible lakefront.