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2016 GAC Sponsorship Opportunities

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 sponsor. 

See available sponsorship levels.

Reserve your sponsorship now.

GAC Opening Event $80,000 SOLD - CUNA Councils
As the exclusive sponsor, you receive company name and logo recognition on the conference website along with a stage presence and onsite recognition.

GAC Closing Party $50,000
Attendees enjoy dancing the night away at this grand gala. As the sponsor, you receive prominent recognition from the stage, and you'll have reserved tables up front for you and your special clients. Your company's logo will light up the walls and be printed on the cocktail napkins. Opportunity to address group for 1-3 minutes during the event. 

GAC Transportation $35,000 SOLD - CO-OP Financial Services
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 all shuttle buses that run to official GAC hotels. Sponsor gets 16' x 2' tall space next to GAC logo. Your logo will also be featured on the bus video monitors. (All copy and artwork must be approved by CUNA.)

Hot Spot - Wireless General Session $35,000
Get recognized by attendees as soon as they sign into wireless in the general session. As a sponsor for the hot spot wireless in the general session, your company logo will be on the splash page as soon as attendees login to the wireless and you'll be included on signage. Please note: This wireless sponsorship does not include the exhibit hall. 

Late Night at the GAC $30,000 SOLD - CO-OP Financial Services
A new take on a GAC tradition. In 2016, Late Night at the 2016 GAC will feature dueling pianos! Sponsorship gets your company recognition prior to and at the event and your logo on drink tickets distributed to every attendee. 

Keynote Speaker $25,000 (4 available)
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 emcee; and you will receive six reserved seats near the front of the stage. 

Conference Bags $25,000 SOLD - PSCU
A very popular item with attendees. Your company name and logo will be imprinted on the conference bags along with the CUNA logo. Great exposure as attendees carry the bags throughout the conference and take them home. 

Lanyards $20,000 SOLD - TMG
A very visible item! 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 sure-fire way to keep your name in front of all attendees. 

Program Book $20,000 SOLD - American Share Insurance/Excess Share Insurance
As the program book sponsor, your logo and company name are printed on the cover, and you have two, full-color, one page ads in the "sweet spots" of the book - the inside front cover and back cover. The book is an ongoing source of information that attendees take back to the credit union. 

Program Book Belly Band $7,500 SOLD - American Share Insurance/Excess Share Insurance
Full-color bellyband for the program book. CUNA will provide the specifications and template, and you provide the artwork for printing.

Umbrella $20,000 - SOLD - D+H
Your company/logo will be included on an umbrella handed out to attendees. This is perfect for February weather and something they will take home. Don't miss your opportunity to keep attendees dry! 

Charging Station and Cybercafé in Welcome Center $15,000 SOLD - CUNA Mutual
Sponsor the always popular charging station and Cybercafé with free Internet and e-mail access for attendees during conference hours. In addition to signage, your company name and logo appears on each computer screen. 

Charging Station and Cybercafé on L Street Bridge $15,000 SOLD - Fiserv
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! 

Customized M&Ms in Attendee Bag $15,000
This sponsorship includes a one-color logo on the M&Ms package and distributed in each attendee bag. Your sponsorship includes up to four different messages on the M&Ms in the package. 

Pocket Agenda $15,000 SOLD - CO-OP Financial Services
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.

Notebook with Pen $15,000 
Stay on top of GAC takeaways. 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 GAC conference bags. 

Hotel Key Cards $15,000 SOLD - CUNA Mutual Group
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. 

Insulated Lunch Bag Monday and Tuesday $14,000/each day 
Monday and Tuesday's lunch will be served in this insulated bag. This fun and practical giveaway has plenty of space for food and beverage. Your company's logo will be imprinted on the front. 

Escalator Banner $12,000 SOLD - CSCU
Wow - attendees will see your logo and message on the way to the exhibit hall, grand opening reception, general session and for all breakfast and lunch meals. Custom design your message. 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. No one will miss this! 

Pedometer $12,000 SOLD - Symitar

Bottled Water at Registration $10,000 SOLD - CUNA Strategic Services
This sponsorship opportunity includes your company featured on 10 oz. water bottles that will be distributed to all attendees as they register on Sunday and Monday. 
Sponsorship includes the following. 

  • Four-color label with your company logo and CUNA logo
  • A sign in the welcome center recognizing your sponsorship
  • Prime exposure to attendees at registration

Breakfast - Wednesday Morning $10,000
Greet attendees right away on Wednesday morning by sponsoring the breakfast. As a sponsor for the Wednesday morning breakfast, you will have your company logo on screens, have table tents with your company logo and information and also have signage in the breakfast area. 

Conference Pens $10,000 SOLD - Digital Insight an NCR Company
Your company name/and or logo will be in hand as attendees use conference pens imprinted with your name/logo. The pens are included in attendee registration materials. 

Guest Bags $10,000 SOLD - Alkami Technology
These bags, imprinted with your logo, will be distributed to all registered guests and available in your booth as a place to stash goodies and handouts. Attendees love these reusable bags! 

"Hike the Hill" Travel Pocket Portfolio $10,000 SOLD - CUNA Strategic Services
Attendee "Hike the Hill" documents will be inserted into this zip lock portfolio with your company name, logo and message on front for attendees to carry to their Hill visits. Translucent letter size comes in a variety of colors. Portfolio features a full clear pocket on front and business card pocket on back. This portfolio will be inserted into the attendee conference bag. 

Coat Check at the Washington Convention Center $10,000
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 show. 

CUNA Governmental Affairs App
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 GAC app's splash 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
- Your logo on the splash screen
- One promotional post pinned to the top of the activity feed for 30 minutes
- One app section with logo on the navigation screen and link to more info
- One global push notification

Silver - $5,000 SOLD OUT - CU Solutions Group, Open Lending
- Two promotional posts pinned to the top of the activity feed for 20 minutes
- One global push notification

Bronze - $2,500 (limit to 5 sponsors)
- One promotional post pinned to the top of the activity feed for 30 minutes

Digital Signage at the Center - Outside the Exhibit Hall $7,500 SOLD - Fiserv
Four horizontally mounted 52" high-definition LCD displays located in the overhead directional banners outside the exhibit hall at the top of the escalator. You can have live video, recorded video, still images, PowerPoint and text.

Luggage Wraps $7,500 SOLD - Patcola
Stay with attendees across the miles. Add your logo to a colorful GAC luggage wrap that attendees will see every time they travel. The wrap will be distributed in conference bag so every attendee will get one.

Coffee Cups $6,000 SOLD - Fiserv, Main Street Member Services
Get your company logo in front of attendees as they grab their morning coffee. This opportunity includes a full logo on to-go coffee cups. There are three morning opportunities to sponsor coffee cups. Grab your spot today or sponsor all three!

Three-Sided Rotating Sign $6,000 per side SOLD OUT - CU Direct, Payveris LLC, Ser Technology
This signage provides excellent exposure to attendees in a central area of the convention center. Each of the three-sided graphics are 4' x 7'. Use this space to promote your company and drive traffic to your booth. 

Cell Phone Secure Card Holder $6,000 SOLD - Share One, Inc

High Boy Table Tops $5,000/each set includes 10 tables SOLD OUT - Haberfield, MasterCard, Vantiv
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 in the exhibit hall – a guaranteed 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. 

Exhibit Hall Food Events $5,000 (multiple availableSOLD – Baker Hill, Clayco Financial Facilities, Meyer-Chatfield Corporation, Samaha & Associates, Inc., State National Companies
Wasn't it Grandma who used to say "the way to someone's heart is through their stomach?" Attendees love food events and appreciate their sponsors. You'll be recognized on signage at all exhibit hall food events. 

Device Wipes $5,000 SOLD - Corelation
Make credit unions’ voyage into the mobile age a little bit clearer sailing with these device wipes, distributed in each attendee’s GAC conference bag. Whether it’s their smart phone or tablet, attendees will see your logo every time they clean their screen.

Hand Sanitizer $5,000 SOLD - Visible Equity
Attendees will have you to thank when they arrive home in good health. These handy containers of hand sanitizer bearing your logo will be distributed in the GAC conference bags for four full days of February weather, door handles and high-traffic surfaces – and many will end up on attendees’ desks back home. 

Lip Balm Stick $5,000 SOLD - DDJ Myers
Bert's Bees lip balm stick with company logo will be inserted in every attendee bag. Sure to be a big hit in February.

Program Book Ad Half-page: $2,900; Full-page: $3,900
Place a full- or half-page ad in the GAC Program Book to showcase your company. 

Aisle Signs $2,500 each or three for $6,000 SOLD OUT - Alkami Technology, American Share Insurance/Excess Share Insurance, CO-OP Financial Services, Corporate One FCU, PSCU, SWBC
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 sign today. 

Hotel Room Drop $2,500 plus hotel fees (multiple availableSOLD - American Share Insurance/Excess Share Insurance,, The Credit Union Journal
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. Your message can't be missed!

Please note: All copy and artwork for the above sponsorships must be approved by CUNA.