Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

NAILBA offers a range of outstanding sponsorship opportunities that can give you high-impact name recognition and exposure. Whether you select a food function, general session, breakout or promotional item, your sponsorship will create "top of mind" awareness with our member agencies and other potential clients.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Extensive pre-show, on-site, and post-show publicity via promotional mailings, signage, banners, and in Perspectives Magazine announcing your company’s sponsorship
  • Increased booth traffic
  • All food and reception sponsorships include company logo'd napkins
  • Points for next year’s priority booth space drawing (must have exhibit booth space to be eligible for priority space drawing)
  • One free attendee registration for every $10,000 in sponsorship fees
  • First right of refusal for next year's event

Sponsorship opportunities are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We honor “right of first refusal” from past sponsors.

If interested in NAILBA 35 sponsorship opportunities, please complete and return the 2016 Sponsorship Contract at your earliest convenience.

**Please note: We will not be able to hold sponsorships without a contract & required deposit.

To discuss customized sponsorships to meet your marketing needs and for substantial cost savings when packaging with other NAILBA opportunities, contact: Susan Haning at (703) 383-3068 or shaning@nailba.org.

To download a PDF version NAILBA's 2016 Promotional Opportunities Guide, which includes additional information on sponsorship, exhibit and advertising opportunities, click here.

AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIPS

 

General Session with Breakfast (Saturday)
Investment | $42,000

The final power-packed general session features a nationally known headline speaker focused on providing conference closing momentum and inspiration. Your investment includes logoed water bottle covers, signage, on-screen recognition before and during the session, as well as the opportunity to speak to attendees from the main stage. 

Please note: this sponsorship is for the session, not the individual speaker. NAILBA is solely responsible for speaker selection. This sponsorship includes the last breakfast meeting, a perfect opportunity to network on the final day of the convention and ensure that your company will be the last thing on attendees' minds when the convention ends.

All NEW Unique-to-Venue Sponsorships added!

As of January 14, the hotel has released additional sponsorship opportunities. For information about these unique-to-venue opportunities, please review this summary. To commit to any of these opportunities, please complete and return the 2016 Sponsorship Contract to Susan Haning.


Porte Cochere/ Main Drive Exterior Banner
Investment: $13,500

Porte Cochere/Main Drive Exterior Banner: 20’ L x 5’ H – single-sided. 

Gaylord Trail Banners

Exclusive investment: $18,250 (5 poles)
Individual poles: $4,500 each

These banners line the driveway as you enter the hotel campus. Includes both sides of the pole, and banners are two-sided. There are 5 light poles available; 24” L x 96” H.

Texas Ballroom Window Statics
Exclusive Investment | $27,500

Investment includes seven (7) locations along with graphic creation, installation and dismantle.

Section 12C - $3,950
Section 13C - $3,950
Section 18D - $4,500

(please refer to the 2016 Promotional Opportunities guide for diagrams and pictures)


Thursday Opening Breakfast
Investment | Food $9,000* 

Demonstrate your outstanding relationship skills and customer service by welcoming prospective clients to the Thursday morning breakfast. This sponsorship allows you to network first thing in the morning when everyone is wide awake, excited to start the conference, and ready to do business.

Added benefit! When you sponsor both food and beverage, your investment includes a Bag Insert (value $1,500) for added visibility!


Bag Insert (Multiple Opportunities) SOLD to Munich Re, Broker World, Protective Life, Gerber Life Insurance Company, S&P Dow Jones Indices, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, ApplicInt Inc., The Leaders Group
Investment | $1,500 per item + cost of printing | $1,000 per item + cost of printing for 3 or more per company

Have a story to tell? Want to provide these high level attendees with a promotional product, an insert or a message regarding your company information or service you can deliver? Your message, flyer, or promotional product will be inserted into the registration bag, which is given to all attendees at check-in. Available only to current exhibitors and sponsors.


Grand Opening Lunch
Investment | $13,500*

Come and be a part of this wonderful networking event guaranteed to give you interaction with top level CEOs, agency principals, fellow exhibitors and sponsors. High visibility and high attendance are trademarks of this event.

Added benefit! When you sponsor both food and beverage, your investment includes a Bag Insert (value $1,500) for added visibility!

 
Thursday Refreshment Break
Investment | $6,500*

For many years, NAILBA’s Annual Meeting has delivered a Sweets Break in the Exhibit Hall, to encourage networking and give attendees a sugar boost. In long-overdue recognition of our attendees’ healthy lifestyle approach (have you seen the hotel’s Fitness Center in the morning?!), we are changing it up this year! This year’s afternoon Refreshment Break will offer healthy options to fuel the rest of your day, and provide attendees with the energy they need to meet with prospective and current company contacts. Your sponsorship of this break marks your company as a progressive and forward-thinking supporter of the brokerage community and NAILBA 35 attendees.  Your company’s logo will be included on napkins at the Break, on all advertising and marketing materials, as well as directional signage leading to and at the Healthy Refreshment Break.

 
Friday Breakfast 
Food | $9,000*
Beverages | $3,000* SOLD to Lincoln Financial Group

Demonstrate your outstanding relationship skills and customer service by welcoming prospective clients to the Friday morning breakfast. This sponsorship allows you to network first thing in the morning when new relationships are being cemented.

Added benefit! When you sponsor both food and beverage, your
investment includes a Bag Insert (value $1,500) for added visibility!

 
Friday Lunch
Food | $10,000*

This is the second of the NAILBA lunch opportunities and this end-of-week opportunity allows you extra networking time with
prospective buyers and current customers. This is another high visibility event with great attendance!

Added benefit! When you sponsor both food and beverage, your investment includes a Bag Insert (value $1,500) for added visibility!


Friday Refreshment Break
Investment | $6,500*

For many years, NAILBA’s Annual Meeting has delivered a Sweets Break in the Exhibit Hall, to encourage networking and give attendees a sugar boost. In long-overdue recognition of our attendees’ healthy lifestyle approach (have you seen the hotel’s Fitness Center in the morning?!), we are changing it up this year! This year’s afternoon Refreshment Break will offer healthy options to fuel the rest of your day, and provide attendees with the energy they need to meet with prospective and current company contacts. Your sponsorship of this break marks your company as a progressive and forward-thinking supporter of the brokerage community and NAILBA 35 attendees.  Your company’s logo will be included on napkins at the Break, on all advertising and marketing materials, as well as directional signage leading to and at the Healthy Refreshment Break.

 
Workshops (Multiple Opportunities) SOLD to Prudential, NAIFA (2), S&P Dow Jones Indices, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Investment | $6,000 each

Your investment includes recognition on water cooler covers, event signage, marketing materials, and in the onsite program, as well as the opportunity to introduce session speaker(s). Please note: NAILBA is solely responsible for speaker selection.


Water Stations

Investment | $10,000 + bottles
Investment | $25,000 - NAILBA provides bottles

Your investment includes not only the ability to have recyclable water bottles with your logo at each water station BUT also water station bottle covers with your logo at all water stations within the exhibit area AND registration area. Limit 6 areas.

 
Charging Locker Tower with Monitor
Exclusive Investment | $24,000 (maximum 3 locations)
Individual Investment | $8,500 (single location / maximum 3 locations)

(2 sided, 16 phone lockers & 4 tablet lockers) Each individual locker has (1) iPhone 4, (1) iPhone 5 and (1) Micro USB phone charging end. Dual monitors and Full branding top, bottom and sides.

Charging Lockers are the perfect solution for attendees that are low on juice and time. These safe and secure units allow attendees to plug-in, lock-up, and head to their next meeting or appointment. When separation anxiety kicks in, attendees can easily reclaim their device with a self-generated four digit code.

 
Charging Locker Cube with Monitor
Exclusive Investment | $28,000 (maximum 3 locations)
Individual Investment | $9,700 (single location / maximum 3 locations)

(4-sided, 24 phone lockers) Each individual locker has (1) IPhone 4, (1) iPhone 5 and (1) Micro USB phone
charging end. Dual monitors and Full Branding on all four sides.

Just like the Charging Locker these cubes are the perfect solution for attendees that are low on juice and time. They are safe and secure and allow attendees to plug-in, lock-up and head to their next workshop, exhibit hall or general session. The device can then easily be reclaimed by generating their own personal four digit code.

Recycling Centers SOLD to InsMark, Inc.
Investment | $1,000 each – minimum order is 2 centers or $2,000 (6 opportunities remain)
  • Includes Graphics, Installation and Dismantle
  • Located on the 3rd level – The NAILBA convention level where they will be placed throughout the foyer areas

 

SOLD SPONSORSHIPS

Friday Lunch SOLD to MassMutual Financial Group
Investment | Beverages $3,500*

This is the second of the NAILBA lunch opportunities and this end-of-week opportunity allows you extra networking time with
prospective buyers and current customers. This is another high visibility event with great attendance!

Added benefit! When you sponsor both food and beverage, your investment includes a Bag Insert (value $1,500) for added visibility!
Thursday Opening Breakfast SOLD to MassMutual Financial Group
Investment | Beverages $3,500*

Demonstrate your outstanding relationship skills and customer service by welcoming prospective clients to the Thursday morning breakfast. This sponsorship allows you to network first thing in the morning when everyone is wide awake, excited to start the conference, and ready to do business.

Added benefit! When you sponsor both food and beverage, your investment includes a Bag Insert (value $1,500) for added visibility!
Texas Station Bar Coasters SOLD to Ashar Group, LLC
Investment | $3,000

All hotel guests who purchase a beverage at Texas Station over the dates of the meeting will also be using a coaster with your logo and/or message printed on it. Keep your brand and message visible with this unique sponsorship.

Registration Bags SOLD to ApplicInt Inc.
Investment | $18,000

The registration bag is distributed to all attendees at registration and is a key onsite promotional opportunity. Your investment includes one insert placed inside the bag, as well as bag production, featuring your company’s logo on the outside of the bag.


Opening Reception SOLD to Nationwide
Investment | $37,500*

The Opening Reception is THE key networking function attended by nearly every meeting participant. Sponsorship for this signature event includes signage and extensive company recognition at the event. 

 
Bell Tower Video Wall SOLD to AIG
  • Ten (10) Slides Total - NAILBA has secured 2 options
  • Eight (8) Slides = $ 24,000
  • Installed on Wednesday, November 16; up through Friday, November 18, 2016
  • Size - 1280 X 768
  • Located in the LoneStar Tower –visible to ALL guests in the Gaylord Texan
  • Format options:
    • Any video format that can be played using Windows Media Player (.avi, .mpeg, .mov, etc)
    • Microsoft Power Point or Word
    • Image Formats: .jpg, .wmv, .png, .gif, .bmp, .pdf
    • Live Camera Feed

Hotel Main Lobby/Atrium Interior Banner SOLD to AIG
Investment: $4,500

15’ L x 2’ H – must be double-sided. 

 
Atrium Pole Banners SOLD to AIG
Investment: $4,950

Includes two sets of facing poles. 3’ L x 5’ H – must be double-sided.

 
Convention Center Bridge Banners SOLD to AIG
Investment: $12,000

Investment includes seven (7) locations. 30” H x 15’ L – must be double-sided.

Convention Center Bridge Window Statics 
Exclusive Investment | $23,500

Investment includes ten (10) locations along with graphic creation, installation and dismantle.

Individual Investments
Section 1A - $3,500 SOLD to Protective Life 
Section 2A - $3,500 SOLD to Protective Life 
Section 3A - $3,500 SOLD to Protective Life 
Section 4A - $3,500 SOLD to Protective Life
Section 5A - $3,500 SOLD to Protective Life
Section 6B - $1,700 SOLD to Lincoln Financial Group
Section 7B - $1,700 SOLD to Lincoln Financial Group
Section 8B - $1,700 SOLD to Lincoln Financial Group
Section 9B - $1,700 SOLD to Lincoln Financial Group
Section 10B - $1,700 SOLD to Lincoln Financial Group
Section 11B - NAILBA

 
Texas Ballroom Window Statics
Exclusive Investment | $27,500

Investment includes seven (7) locations along with graphic creation, installation and dismantle.

Individual Investments
Section 14D - $4,500 SOLD to Mutual of Omaha
Section 15D - $4,500 SOLD to Mutual of Omaha
Section 16D - $4,500 SOLD to Lincoln Financial Group
Section 17D - $4,500 SOLD to The Cincinnati Life Insurance Co.

 
ESCALATOR GRAPHICS SOLD to AXA
Place your message on the glass sides of the Convention Center Escalators leading up to the Texas Ballroom (NAILBA’s exhibit area) or on the center metal panel between the escalators used by meeting attendees and hotel guests multiple times each day and during the evening events. For bigger impact purchase both escalators and center panels. Investments include graphic creation, installation and dismantle.

Purchase All Escalator Graphics

Exclusive investment | $27,500

A. Escalator Glass Side Graphics
First to Second Level

A1, A2, A3, A4 | $2,750 per escalator (2 banners each)
All four escalators | $9,500 (8 banners total)

B. Escalator Center Panel Graphics
First to Second Level only

$3,950 (Single Sided / 3 locations included)

C. Escalator Glass Side and Molding Graphics
Second Level to Texas Ballroom

C1, C2 | $3,950 per escalator (2 banners + 2 molding panels each) 
Both escalators | $7,500 (4 banners + 4 molding panels total)

D. Escalator Glass Side and Molding Graphics
Second Level to Grapevine Ballroom

D1, D2 | $3,950 per escalator (2 banners + 2 molding panels each)
Both escalators | $7,500 (4 banners + 4 molding panels total)

 
JAVA COAST SOLD to AIG
Gobos

Investment | $5,500

Looking for a way to keep your brand in front of your audience, in a subtle but eye-catching way? Java Coast is open 24 hours a day and your logo/artwork can be displayed using a gobo, projected to the floor outside the restaurant entrance. Whether they’re stopping in for coffee in the morning, a midday salad, or a beer and snacks in the evening, this is the go-to place for the quick essentials! Shine your logo on your audience for the duration of the meeting!Includes two locations in Java Coast.

Investment does not include gobo graphic creation.

 
Coffee Cup Sleeves SOLD to AIG
Investment | $4,500

Keep your branding foremost in all of your hot-beverage-drinking colleagues’ minds. All hotel guests who purchase coffee at
Java Coast over the dates of the meeting will be YOUR brand ambassadors – with their coffee cups! Keep your brand and
message visible with this unique sponsorship.

Your logo and/or message would be located on two sides of the coffee/drink sleeves with up to a standard 4 color ink logo/
message along with the NAILBA logo to highly emphasize your message to literally hundreds of people as they carry their coffee throughout the hotel.

 
General Session Thursday SOLD to Global Atlantic Financial Group
Investment | $37,500 each

Two powerful general sessions, designed to energize, engage and educate attendees at the beginning of the conference (Thursday’s Opening General Session) and at the end (Friday’s Closing General Session). Your investment includes logoed water bottle covers, signage, and on-screen recognition before and during the session. Please note: this sponsorship is for the session, not the individual speaker. NAILBA is solely responsible for speaker selection.

 
Friday Coffee Break SOLD to Zurich American Life Insurance Company
Investment | $5,000*

Come and share a cup of joe with prospective clients between sessions and perk up that energy to add additional business to your portfolio. Gather around the coffee station—business is definitely discussed here!

 
Hospitality Suite and Event List Sponsor Screen SOLD to Gerber Life Insurance Company
Investment | $3,500

Want an opportunity to host the event list at registration that gives attendees daily information and locations of events hosted by
NAILBA exhibitor/sponsor partners? Sponsorship includes large flat screen monitor mounted on a stand with signage acknowledging the sponsor’s support.

 
Badge Lanyards SOLD to Nationwide
Investment $12,000

This is an excellent promotional vehicle to promote your company’s Web site, product name, and brand. Lanyards are given to all attendees at check-in. Investment includes lanyard production.

 
Friday Breakfast 
Food | $9,000*
Beverages | $3,000* SOLD to Lincoln Financial Group

Demonstrate your outstanding relationship skills and customer service by welcoming prospective clients to the Friday morning breakfast. This sponsorship allows you to network first thing in the morning when new relationships are being cemented.

Added benefit! When you sponsor both food and beverage, your
investment includes a Bag Insert (value $1,500) for added visibility!

 
Meeting App SOLD to Prudential
Investment | $20,000

The NAILBA 35 App (available in the App store or on Google Play for Android) provides attendees with instant access to the meeting agenda, session descriptions, exhibit hall floor plans, exhibitors descriptions, social media links, and more. Investment includes recognition in the App and in printed materials, as well as the ability to include a message about your product or service for users.

 
Meeting Program SOLD to Coventry
Investment | $16,500

The printed Meeting Program, provided onsite to each attendee, is a critical resource containing the exhibitor and sponsor directory, complete agenda including educational and social events, and important Association information. Attendees use the Meeting Program as a reference tool during and after the meeting. Your investment includes an exclusive ad page on either the inside or back covers.

 
Pens SOLD to Lincoln Financial Group
Investment | $5,500 + pens
Investment | $6,500 includes pens

This opportunity provides a great service to attendees, offers a quality writing instrument for the event and is ideal for promoting brand, Web site and/or product name to decision-makers. Pens are also used in the registration area.

 
Mooers Award Reception SOLD to Genworth
Investment | $13,500*

Now on Thursday with increased visibility! Be part of history in the making by sponsoring the Mooers Award Reception. This
reception kicks off an evening that honors an individual whose achievements demonstrate outstanding commitment to independent life brokerage and the insurance world. Salute this person with your sponsorship and a cocktail to signify your support of what they have accomplished.

 
Mooers Award Dinner Entertainment SOLD to Genworth
Investment | $13,500

Be a part of the special event – now on Thursday! – that is the Mooers Award Dinner by sponsoring the evening’s entertainment. Agency principals and staff attend this prestigious event recognizing the Mooers Award recipient. Your investment helps make the evening even more memorable. NAILBA is solely responsible for selection of entertainment.

 
Hotel Key Card SOLD to Protective Life
Investment | $15,000

After the day’s business is done, attendees will have yet another opportunity to see your branding or product message and booth promotion every time they use their room key. Your investment includes 4-color production of your message on one side of the card, distributed to all NAILBA hotel guests.

 
Key Card Presentation Folder SOLD to Protective Life
Investment | $10,000

A great marketing tool to highlight your ad campaign, hospitality event, booth promotion, new product information – or all of it! Guests will carry this key folder – and your message – the entire length of their stay! Double key presentation folder, distributed with room keys at guest check in. Includes four (4) panels of artwork.

 
Seated Massage SOLD to Munich Re
Investment $11,500

Meetings and tradeshows involve a lot of walking. The seated massage gives attendees a nice reinvigorating massage to get them refreshed and ready to go. Your investment includes a full-service massage station (with therapist) and recognition with signage at the massage station for your company. Additionally, you have the option of providing promotional items, literature and uniform items for massage attendants.