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Mix and match your sponsor opportunities at CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference to achieve your desired sponsorship level!
What you get for your sponsorship:
Sponsoring at GAC allows you to promote your brand in front of credit union leaders. Explore the CUNA GAC sponsorship and advertising opportunities below. Remember - you must exhibit at GAC if you'd like to become a sponsor.
Help us greet attendees on Sunday in the Welcome Center. We'll provide candy for attendees as they arrive and your company logo will be showcased on the bag and with signage at the candy station.
Your 30 or 60 second advertisement will display in front of all attendees during a video presentation playing throughout breakfast in the General Session room on Wednesday morning.
Sponsor the General Session DJ for recognition from the main stage by the M.C. on Monday and Tuesday of the conference. Your logo will appear on screen with a thank you message for all attendees to see.
As the exclusive sponsor, you receive company name and logo recognition on the conference website along with a stage presence and onsite recognition.
With full-color bus banners on all shuttles, you'll gain recognition and exposure with all GAC attendees. The large 24' wide, 2' tall banners will be posted on the outside of all shuttle buses that run to and from the official GAC hotels. Sponsor gets 16' x 2' tall space next to CUNA logo. Your logo will also be featured on the bus video monitors. (All copy and artwork must be approved by CUNA.) View an example.
Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Hawaii. Now it's the fastest growing premium polarized sunglass maker in the world. This sponsorship offers you a booth-driver card in attendee bags and a sunglass fitting station near your booth. Attendees will bring the card to your booth to see if they've won a pair of premium sunglasses. Please contact your Business Development Manager for details. Cost breakdown:
Digital Display top of Escalator on L Street Bridge - $7,500 SOLD: Fiserv
Four horizontally mounted 52" high-definition LCD displays (2 on each side) are located in the overhead directional banners at the top of the escalator. You can have live video, recorded video, still images, PowerPoint and text, displayed for attendees to see in between sessions. View an example.
Convention Center Digital Display - $20,000
Attendees won't miss your message displayed in the Convention lobby outside of the CUNA Welcome Center throughout the GAC.
Digital Display Outside the Exhibit Hall Entrance - $20,000SOLD: Fiserv
Attendees won't miss your message displayed above the Exhibit Hall Entrance. View an example.
Marriott Marquis Connector Monitors - $20,000SOLD: CO-OP Financial Services
Your video message can play on six Marriot Marquis connector displays and the video wall in the high-traffic Connector between the Marriott Marquis and the Convention Center.
Your company name and logo will be imprinted on the conference bags along with the CUNA logo. Gain exposure as attendees carry the bags throughout the conference and use them after the conference.
CUNA News will cover every moment of the conference. Your ad will be front and center on the daily summary of GAC events and your logo is included in every frame.
As a keynote speaker sponsor, your company name and logo will be on display in front of the full GAC audience. You'll be recognized in signage, on screen, and by the emcee; and you will receive six reserved seats near the front of the stage.
Be the official sponsor of a CUNA GAC registration kiosk. Your logo will be prominently displayed on the kiosks as attendees stop by to register and kickoff their GAC experiences. You'll also get one custom printed ticket to use to drive traffic to your booth. View an example.
Located in the heart of all the activity at GAC, on the L Street Bridge, the charging station and Cybercafé allows attendees to re-charge their mobile devices and tablets quickly and easily at no cost. Your company name and logo will be highly visible. View an example.
Your company logo or name will appear along with the conference logo on the name badge lanyard. Name badges are required for conference admittance, so this is a great way to keep your name in front of all attendees.
Be seen at check-in and every time attendees enter their rooms. The key card sponsorship includes your company name/logo, as well as a "visit us at our booth" message printed on the hotel key cards.
Attendees will associate your brand with progress as they take crucial notes throughout the conference and refer to them back home. Notebooks displaying your brand will be distributed to all attendees in the conference bags.
Attendees help themselves to flavored water from the water wall throughout the event. The wall includes your logo and is located in a high-traffic space.
This sponsorship provides a full panel (dimensions approximately 3.75"x 4.5") for your company name, logo, and marketing message on the much-used pocket agenda.
Attendees will see your logo and message on the way to the exhibit hall, grand opening reception, general sessions and for all breakfast and lunch meals. There are two sets of escalators and your banner will be on both. The lower set of escalators are 29.4' long x 12" tall. The upper set of escalators are 31.7' long x 12" tall. View an example.
Greet attendees on Wednesday morning by sponsoring the breakfast. Your company logo will display on screens, table tents and signage in the breakfast area.
Your company name and logo will be imprinted on conference pens and will be used throughout the conference. Pens are distributed to all attendees in the conference bags.
Along with signage at the bar and your logo rotating on the big screens, we'll serve your company's signature cocktail. Your logo will be on the cocktail napkins, and we'll save you a table near the stage.
You can say a few words about your company and kick off the party by introducing the band. Your logo will rotate on the big screens and you'll enjoy the view from a table near the stage.
Attendee "Hill Visit" documents will be inserted into this portfolio with your company name and logo on front for attendees to carry to their Hill visits. The portfolio is inserted into the attendee conference bag.
Help us celebrate the accomplishments of the credit unions winning the following awards at the 2018 GAC:
Awards Magazine - $10,000 exclusive sponsorship
The magazine is distributed to all GAC attendees and 10 copies are sent to each winning credit union. With this sponsorship, your logo will appear on the cover and you'll get a full-page ad on the inside front cover and back cover.
Awards Video - $10,000
These videos are played on the big screen between speakers in the General Session. Your logo will appear at the beginning and end of the video and on the video frame.
Awards Reception - $6,000
Join us as the sponsor of Wednesday night's Awards Reception at the Marriot Marquis prior the GAC Closing Reception. Nearly 200 attendees including the winners, their credit union's CEOs, staff and Board along with CUNA Leadership and the Awards Committee. Your logo will be on the invitations, signage, and napkins, and five members of your team can network at the event.
Go mobile and associate your brand with the biggest conference in the credit union movement when you sponsor the GAC App. You'll make a tech-savvy impact on the credit union leaders and decision-makers in attendance with these opportunities to display your logo on the App's opening screen, publish feature posts, send a conference-wide push notification and claim a section of the app as your own. Sponsorship opportunities are limited.
Gold - $10,000 (limit to 1 sponsor) SOLD: FIS
Silver - $6,000 (limit to 3 sponsors) 3 SOLD: Continuity, CU Solutions Group & Mastercard
Bronze - $2,500 (limit to 5 sponsors)
Direct attendees straight to your booth with these highly visible, full-color floor clings. An excellent way to maximize your booth traffic. Your company's floor clings will alternate with CUNA messages. View an example. There are three sets of floor clings available:
Invite six GAC attendees to attend one of CUNA's popular pre-event GAC tours. Two representatives from the sponsor are encouraged to attend. Your branding will be displayed in the tour bus
Add your logo to a colorful GAC luggage wrap that attendees will see every time they travel. The wrap will be distributed in all attendee conference bags.
A three-in-one item: Contains 5 color flags, 2 color memo notes and a 4 ½” ruler, and includes a one-color imprint for your company's name or logo. View an example.
Attendees can take these home and attach the stick to car air vents to release a clean, pleasant scent. There is branding space for an imprint of your company's name or logo. View an example.
Attendees can save your business card in this smartphone wallet. The versatile design can be secured on the back of most smartphone cases.
Make thousands of attendees feel at home. Become the sole sponsor of the coat check in the highly trafficked GAC Welcome Center, where you'll be recognized with signs displaying your brand. Plus, your logo will be on every coat check ticket so you'll remain in attendees' pockets and purses throughout the conference.
Get your company logo in front of attendees as they grab their morning coffee. This opportunity includes a full logo on coffee cup wraps. There are three opportunities to sponsor morning coffee. Grab your spot today or sponsor all three!
Attendees love food events and appreciate their sponsors. You'll be recognized on signage at all exhibit hall food events.
Seize your opportunity for front and center, high-visibility brand exposure in the exhibit hall! Your company name, logo and message will adorn 10 high-boy table tops - a spot for attendees to stop, eat and regroup. Table tops are 30" rounds and your company logo and message will be custom fitted for maximum exposure. View an example.
This signage provides excellent exposure to attendees in a central area of the convention center. Each of the three-sided graphics are approximately 4' x 7'. Use this space to promote your brand and drive traffic to your booth. View an example.
Make credit unions' voyage into the mobile age a little bit cleaner with these device wipes, distributed in each conference bag. Whether it's their smart phone or tablet, attendees will see your logo every time they clean their screen.
Sponsor one of many food stations throughout the ballroom. Sponsorship includes signage at the station, your logo on napkins and rotating on screens.
These handy containers of hand sanitizer with your logo will be distributed in the GAC conference bags for four full days of spring weather, door handles and high-traffic surfaces - and many will end up on attendees' desks back home.
Burt's Bees lip balm stick with your company logo will be inserted in every attendee bag.
Get outstanding exposure in the exhibit hall! Highlight your company name and logo on a 4' x 8' sign that hangs at one end of the aisle. These are first-come, first-served, so be sure to reserve your signs today. View an example.
Reach attendees at their respective hotels with an early morning, mid-afternoon or early evening room drop. Each drop will be placed directly under or at each attendee's door.
Please note: All copy and artwork for the above sponsorships must be approved by CUNA.
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