Attendee Testimonials

We asked conference attendees to describe their experience to their colleagues and here’s how they responded.

“IEG is a can’t miss event. It’s a gathering of the brightest sponsorship and marketing minds in the country that inspires, and provides the best and most current sponsorship ideas, and amazing networking opportunities.”
Corey Lewis, Miami Book Fair

“An opportunity to learn about the methods and mindsets of vastly different industries, which are tied together by the same goal of achieving sponsor partnerships for their organizations.”
Reid Tokeshi, U.S. Navy Morale, Welfare & Recreation, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

“The best opportunity to learn new ideas, best practices and inspiration to move your partnerships forward.”
Kristi Ellefson, Delta Dental of Washington

“The biggest and the best.”
Sverker Haraldsson, Malmö Stad / City of Malmo

“A combination of round-tables and keynote speeches that inspire creative thinking and idea generation.”
Lauren Rothman, Miami HEAT

“IEG is a high profile event that delivers on the latest and greatest in the sponsorship world.”
Melinda Lowe, Travel Tacoma + Pierce County

“Amazing platform to network, connect and learn from your peers and from industry leaders.”
Kristen Sofge, Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

“Great networking opportunity. Strong, informative speakers from a variety of industries. Helpful guidance on marketing and sponsorship trends.”
Susan Allen, MCCS

“Great resource for trends in sponsorship and creating relevant content.”
Callie Malone, Visit Laguna Beach

“Coming from the nonprofit world, I was hesitant to come to the IEG conference. I learned a lot about sponsorship in general, great activations and ideas to apply, and met great connections who I feel I will be able to utilize for years to come.”
Jaimie Racanelli, American Heart Association

“Come to learn what the top marketers in the world are doing, find out what trends are emerging, and meet the crème-de-la-crème of the event and sponsorship marketing world.”
Michael Nolan, Accenture

“A fantastic opportunity to stay on top of upcoming trends in sponsorship, and learn about some of the best activations in partnership over the course of the past year.”
Samantha Phelan, St. John’s IceCaps

“Engaging, fulfilling, exciting.”
Brian Nelson, Pinky Swear Foundation

“The conference was exactly what I needed to grow and expand my business. The connection and the amount of information I received was like an action packed movie.”
Trevor Graham, National Track and Field League

“An educational experience to learn and share new innovative sponsorship and marketing ideas, and network with other industry professionals. ”
Susan Simmons, Kentucky State Fair Board

“A very valuable three days with great speakers, workshops and networking opportunities. I took away several ideas that I plan to implement.”
Amy Kierzek, Thrivent Financial

“A good mix of inspiration, education and networking.”
Amy Farsht, Twin Cities In Motion

“Inspiring, practical tools, and connecting with others who face similar challenges.”
Cheretta Clerkley, Endocrine Society

“With several years of sales under my belt, but new to the sponsorship side of things, this event was able to help me connect the dots and see things from the perspective of not only the events and organizations looking for sponsorship, but also of the prospective sponsor. Also, the networking opportunity is priceless.”
Nicholas Michael, ArtsQuest

“It is the perfect blend of sponsorship and wider market insight required to help you move your thinking into tomorrow, today.”
John Trainor, ONSIDE

“Life-changing. Career-making.”
Amanda Hammons, LakePoint Sports

“The IEG conference is one where you will learn industry trends, mingle with experts willing to share their extensive knowledge and mentor you into becoming your own great success story. Inspirational, interactive, motivational, welcoming, fun!!!!!”
Susan Lloyd, Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

“An opportunity for inspiration, new ideas and connecting with other sponsorship professionals that do the same things I do.”
Karen Cage, HP Inc.

“I left the conference inspired, motivated and full of ideas. I feel like I have a great understanding of the trends in sponsorship and partnerships. Great keynote speakers and great networking with others in the industry.”
Liz Thompson, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

“Engaging, inspiring and motivating.”
Melissa Schaffner, US Army Fort Campbell MWR

“A MUST for all rightsholders and sponsors — not only were new and innovative ideas represented, but current trends and models were highlighted, so I can come back knowing what to expect from my partners and how to deliver!”
Laura Zimbrick, Fox Theatre

“Sports industry standard for sponsorship/partnership.”
Todd Johnson, Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission

“Great opportunity to network and brainstorm with organizations and get real world implementation ideas. It was great to have opportunities to discuss openly ideas and strategy with our people who sit in various roles in the sponsorship negotiation process.”
Brett Greenwell, America First Credit Union