Accounting, Finance & Tax Conference

July 22-25, 2014
Intercontinental Miami
Miami, FL

Sponsor the 2014 Accounting, Finance & Tax Conference, the premier national conference for electric cooperative accounting and finance professionals, and align yourself with approximately 275 decision-makers who are looking for solutions to increase billing efficiencies, improve financial controls and streamline regulatory compliance.

To become a 2014 AF&T Conference sponsor, review the opportunities below and choose the sponsorship that best fits your company, complete and submit the online commitment form.

Become a Sponsor!
To ensure your company logo/information is included in the 2014 AF&T Conference Program Agenda and Mobile App we must receive your completed sponsorship commitment form, company information, vector logo and payment by June 30, 2014.

Commitment Deadlines and Availability 
Given production schedules for publications, signage and other sponsorship acknowledgements, it is extremely important to adhere to the deadlines.

While we will make every effort to provide sponsorship benefits as described here, the final details of sponsorships are subject to change. In the event that a sponsorship benefit becomes unavailable, services or products of equal or greater value will be provided. Sponsors will be notified of any changes.

Please contact Stephanie Harbrecht at (703) 907-5830 or stephanie.harbrecht@nreca.coop with specific sponsorship questions.

General Sponsorship Benefits
  • A representative from your company will be invited to briefly introduce themselves and your company from the podium during one of the conference general sessions.
  • Maximize your networking potential with a tabletop or 10’ pop-up display in a high traffic location throughout the conference.
  • As a sponsor, if you plan to have a display, your company name and logo will be included on a card that will be used for a prize drawing. Attendees will be encouraged to visit your display, have their card stamped to be eligible for the prize drawing.
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor from the podium during the conference opening general session, on a rolling PowerPoint presentation during the breaks, and on signage near the registration area.
  • Recognition as a sponsor in the Conference Program Guide (Deadline – June 30, 2014). 
  • Your company description, contact information, logo and website will be included on the 2014 AF&T Conference Mobile App. This benefit provides every conference attendee easy access to your company information.  To maximize your company exposure it is important that you submit your information as early as possible. (Deadline – June 30, 2014)

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Miami Gala Reception (SOLD!)

    Wednesday, July 23 (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($20,000 estimate)

    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be recognized as the official sponsor of the Miami Gala Reception with signage at the event entrance.
    • Cocktail napkins on food and beverage stations
    • Tent cards on reception tables will display your company’s name and logo.
    • Your company representative is invited to welcome conference attendees at the reception.
    • Your company will receive five (5) complimentary registrations to the AF&T ’14 Conference.
    • Your company will be featured as the sponsor for this event on the mobile app
  • Opening General Session Keynote Speaker- Jim Carroll, Futurist, Trends and Innovation Expert

    Wednesday July 23 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Sponsorship Cost: $15,000 – One (1) Available
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be invited to introduce the Opening General Session speaker,
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Opening General Session speaker with signage at the event entrance.
    • Your company will receive three (3) complimentary registrations to the AF&T ’14 Conference.
    • Your company will be featured as the sponsor for this event on the mobile app

    Jim Carroll is widely recognized for his research and analysis of the energy and agricultural sectors and how innovative organizations are achieving market or transformational growth despite deep economic challenges. The author of Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast, Carroll has been featured in BusinessWeek as one of four leading sources for insight into future trends and innovation, and was a featured expert on the CNBC series, The Business of Innovation.

  • Welcome to Miami Happy Hour - SOLD

    Tuesday, July 22 (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($10,000 estimate)

    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be recognized as the official sponsor of the Welcome to Miami Happy Hour, with signage at the event entrance.
    • Cocktail napkins will display your company’s name and logo at each food and beverage station.
    • Your company representative is invited to welcome conference attendees to the happy hour.
    • Your company will receive three (3) complimentary registrations to the AF&T ’14 Conference.
    • Your company will be featured as the sponsor for this event on the mobile app
  • Closing General Session Keynote Speaker- Tom Lewis (SOLD!)

    Friday, July 25, 11:00 a.m. – noon
    Sponsorship Cost: $8,500

    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be invited to introduce the Closing General Session speaker, Tom Lewis
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the General Session speaker with signage at the event entrance.
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registrations to the AF&T ’14 Conference.
    • Your company will be featured as the sponsor for this event on the mobile app

     

    Tom Lewis is an associate professor of accounting at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Lewis received his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate and a Certified Management Accounting (CMA). Dr. Lewis is very active in the rural electric industry having conducted training courses for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for more than 30 years.

  • Economic Update Breakfast - SOLD

    Friday, July 25 (8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($8,000 estimate)

    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as a sponsor of the Breakfast with signage at the event entrance.
    • Your company representative will be introduced as the sponsor at the lunch with time for a few remarks. 
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registrations to the AF&T ’14 Conference.
    • Your company will be featured as the sponsor for this event on the mobile app
  • Mobile App

    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($5,000 estimate) – One (1) Available
    Benefits include:

    • This app will be downloaded and used by AF&T ’14 Conference attendees throughout the event, and into the future
    • Your company will receive the full splash page add for the app (Requirements: high-resolution EPS file with a transparent background)
    • Your company will receive a sponsored custom menu item
    • Your company will receive a promoted post and one push alert per day
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary registration to the AF&T ’14 Conference.
    • Your company will be featured as the sponsor for this event on the mobile app
  • User Group Luncheon (SOLD!)

    Wednesday, July 23 (12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: $4,000

    Benefits include:

    • Conduct a user group luncheon with lunch provided for attendees
    • Your company will be provided the list of interested attendees prior to the program
    • NRECA will promote the user group luncheon to conference attendees
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary registration to the AF&T ’14 Conference.
    • Your company will be featured as a sponsor of your User Group Luncheon on the mobile app
  • Coffee and Tea Service

    Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24 (7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: $4,500– Two (2) Available

    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Coffee and Tea Service on each day with signage near refreshment stations.
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary registration to the AF&T ’14 Conference.
    • Your company will be featured as the sponsor for this event on the mobile app
  • Registration Folio (SOLD!)

    Sponsorship Cost: $3,500
    Benefits include:
    2014 AF&T Conference attendees will receive a high-quality conference registration folio designed to hold conference materials.  This attractive and functional folio will include your company logo and serve as a constant reminder of your company.

    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary registration to the AF&T ’14 Conference.
    • Your company will be featured as the sponsor for this event on the mobile app
  • Hotel Keycards

    Sponsorship Cost: $3,500- One (1) available 
    Benefits Include:

    Your company will be featured as the sponsor of the key cards on the mobile app. 

    2014 AF&T Conference attendees will receive custom hotel key cards featuring your logo for use during the entire conference. These custom cards featuring your logo will serve as a constant reminder of your company.
    Your company will receive one (1) complimentary registration to the AF&T ’14 Conference.

  • Networking Sponsorship

    Sponsorship Cost: $3,000 – Thirteen (13) Available, Two (2) SOLD
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be recognized as an official Networking Sponsor of the 2014 AF&T Conference with signage throughout the event.
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary registration to the AF&T ’14 Conference.
    • Your company will be featured as the sponsor for this event on the mobile app


Have an idea for sponsorships?
If you have questions regarding a specific sponsorship or your company is interested in a personalized sponsorship opportunity, please call Stephanie Harbrecht at (703) 907-5830.