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Network with the Industry’s best and brightest (and cool) people!

What differentiates IEG from every other industry conference? It is the people you will meet, the conversations you will have and the partnerships that will grow out of them. Join more than 1,000 industry leaders -- representing leading brands, rightsholders, agencies and media -- in Chicago and you will come away smarter, more connected and better able to tackle the toughest partnership challenges.

Here’s what attendees are saying about attending IEG

"The networking is priceless. Provides a cost and time-efficient way to converse with colleagues and/or partners all under one roof all in one condensed time period. IEG is worth it for this reason alone."
American Family Insurance

"A very innovative and unique set of speakers, presentations and workshops from across the industry."
NBA

"Valued the opportunity to hear from creative leaders that can intelligently discuss emerging trends. Most speakers gave great insight into where their business fits in a multi-generational, multicultural society."
Easter States Exposition

"The most beneficial aspect of the event was the opportunity to see what everyone else is doing, new trends and connecting with others in the industry."
San Diego Magazine

"The workshops had tangible takeaways from leaders in the industry that are driving these partnerships."
Salem State University

“A can't miss conference for me. I actually met a new partner at IEG! I’ll definitely be back.“
Coca-Cola

“IEG is renowned for its diverse pool of challenging speakers and an environment that encourages best-practice sharing between attendees.  Sponsorship executives and brands alike benefit from the questions and answers they will consider at this remarkable event, which I recommend for organizations interested in growing and challenging their executives.”
Scott O’Neil, CEO, Philadelphia 76ers

“Great networking opportunity. Most sport-specific and relevant conference I’ve been to in a long time. High energy!”
Seattle Sounders FC

“Incredible industry experts share their “secret sauce”: what successful partnerships look like, case studies, technology trends and activation ideas.”
Cisco

“This conference is well worth the investment of time and money. I met many wonderful people throughout the conference and the content was extraordinary.”
Blue Cross and Blue Shield

“Great conference for networking. And structured so you can take advantage of content that is most relevant to you.”
Philadelphia Eagles

“Insightful and inspiring. A genuine pulse on the current landscape of sponsorship marketing.”
Country Music Association

“This is an event that gets one out of their comfort zone and exposes them to many different areas of sponsorship and marketing.”
GEICO

“If you are looking to network with and learn from the most successful brands and rightsholders from around the world, this conference delivers that and more.”
City of Miami Beach

“It was valuable time spent with peers and potential partners. Informative and well-run.”
M&T Bank

“The place to learn about what’s going on in sponsorship and what others in the industry are doing.”
The Walt Disney Company

“Great mix of sales, activation, marketing, brands, etc. Not just sales people. The round table and smaller breakout sessions make it more enjoyable and engaging.”
NASCAR

“It was great to network with others within your industry and abroad. Learned some good ideas and shared some good best practices.”
Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club

“Opportunity to learn and interact with some forward-thinking individuals in various industries.”
Minor League Baseball

“Inspirational, transformational.”
Xcel Energy

“Information-packed global conference with a variety of topics, speakers and attendees.”
MB Financial Bank

“Best networking conference I attend every year – well worth the investment!”
Mastercard

“Overall a great experience with lots of great information and content, and good connections.”
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

“Very informative and enlightening. Great opportunities to learn from the best in the business and brainstorm new ways to engage with the consumer.”
Special Olympics

“Amazing opportunity to network, exclusive inside look to the industry, life changing and inspiring keynote speakers. I am walking away with concrete ideas that I can implement right away and to use for future business plans. Loved that the conference was in Chicago!”
UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association

“Really dynamic keynote speakers and good networking.”
Greater Columbus Arts Council

“The premier gathering of sponsorship professionals where ideas, networking, best practices and forward-thinking innovation converge in a one-stop-shop experience.”
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

“The conference allowed me to learn more about the newest trends and opportunities in the sponsorship realm, and also to hear from colleagues at similar cultural institutions around the nation about their own sponsorship struggles and successes.”
Aquarium of the Pacific

“As a sponsor, I walked away with a lot of activation ideas, negotiation tactics and new ways to look at measures of success.”
RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.

“One of the best sport conferences. Very insightful for all areas involved in sponsorship and continues to stimulate new perspective every year.”
CSM Sports & Entertainment

“It’s a great opportunity to learn and be inspired by the top minds and decision makers in the industry.”
San Francisco Travel

“Absolutely outstanding! Presentation quality and quality of speakers is really top-notch and the professionalism and attention to detail is evident and appreciated.”
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

“The opportunity to take a few days away from the office to become smarter, more inspired and better connected to peers from throughout the world.”
TE Connectivity

“Wonderful opportunity to stay plugged in to on-trend activations and sponsorship ideas.”
Army MWR Fort Campbell

“The IEG conference is a beast of its own territory, bringing in some of the world’s most up-to-date renowned business leaders and experience in the country when it comes to personalizing an event.”
Las Vegas Events

“Insightful, engaging, motivational, inspiring.”
Houston Marathon

Following is a snapshot of some of the companies that attend IEG

Accenture, Adidas, AEG Worldwide, AELTC, Wimbledon, Aetna, AFLAC, AIB, AIG, Air Canada, ALSAC / St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Alzheimer's Association, American Airlines, American Cancer Society, American Express, American Gaming Association, American Heart Association, Angie's List, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Aon, Apollo Theater, Aquarium of the Pacific, Association of Zoos & Aquariums, AT&T, Atlanta Hawks, Audi of America, Austin Film Festival, Avaya, Bank of America, Barilla America, Beam Suntory, Bellagio, Bellin Health, BET Networks, BMO Financial Group, BMW, Boston Beer Company, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Boy Scouts of America, BP America, Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), British Council, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, CAA, Caesars Entertainment, Calgary Stampede, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Tire Corporation, Canine Companions for Independence, Capital One Bank, Carhartt, Caterpillar, CDW, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chevron, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, Chick-fil-A, Choose Chicago, Churchill Downs, Cincinnati Zoo, CITGO, Citigroup, City of Los Angeles, City of Miami Beach, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Clif Bar, CMA, Coca-Cola, Comcast, ConAgra Foods, CONDÉ NAST, Constellation Brands, Cricket Australia, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Zoo, Daytona International Speedway, Dell EMC, Deloitte, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit Red Wings, Discover Financial Services, DMAI, Doctors Without Borders, DoSomething.org, DOW, DTE Energy, Eastern States Exposition - The Big E, EMC Corporation, Engine Shop Agency, Epilepsy Foundation, Epsilon, ESL Gaming, ESSENCE Communications, Exxon Mobil, Fair Saint Louis, FARM AID, Farmers Insurance, FC Barcelona, FedEx, Feld Entertainment, FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, Fidelity Investments, Field Museum of Natural History, Fiesta Bowl, FIFA Master Alumni, FIJI Water, Folger Shakespeare Library, Food Banks Canada, FOX Networks Group, Garmin International, GeekWire, GEICO, General Growth Properties, Girl Scouts, GoDaddy.com, Google, GoPro, Heineken, Hilton Worldwide, Hookit, Houston Astros Baseball Club, Houston Marathon, HP, IBM, iHeartMedia, ING, Intel Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Kentucky Derby Festival, Kiwanis International, Kohl's, LA KINGS | AEG Global Partnerships, LA Philharmonic, LG Electronics, Life Time Fitness, Live Nation, LPGA, Macy's, Madison Square Garden Entertainment, Make-A-Wish International, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, March of Dimes, Marriott, MARS, Mars, Incorporated, Mastercard, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Mayo Clinic, McDonald's, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, MGM Resorts International, Miami Heat, Michigan State University, Microsoft, MillerCoors, Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, Minor League Baseball, MLS, NASCAR, National MS Society, NBA, NBC, New Jersey Devils, New Orleans CVB, New World Symphony, New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Philharmonic, New York Road Runners, NFL, NHL, Oakland Raiders, Pac-12 Networks, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pandora, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Peet's Coffee, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard USA, PGA TOUR, Inc., PREIT Malls, Premiership Rugby, Procter & Gamble, Prudential Center & New Jersey Devils, Quicken Loans, QVC, Red Bull, Richard Childress Racing, Salesforce, San Diego Zoo, San Francisco 49ers, SAP, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Six Flags, Smithsonian Institution, Soldier Field, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Spartan Race, St. Louis Symphony, StubHub, Subway Restaurants, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Taco Bell, Target Corporation, TD Ameritrade, The GRAMMYs, TicketMaster, Time Warner Cable, Toyota, Twitch, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Cellular, U.S. Navy, UBS AG, United States Olympic Committee, USA Volleyball, USTA, Van Gogh Museum, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Visa, VISIT FLORIDA, Walmart, Walt Disney World, Wells Fargo, Wounded Warrior Project, WWE TV Production, Xerox Corporation, Yahoo!, YouTube, Zillow

Thank you to these companies who supported the execution of the 2019 conference

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