CEO Close-Up

St. Petersburg, FL | January 11-13 | Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club

The CEO Close-Up Conference, a summit for several hundred electric cooperative CEO/ General Managers, examines the latest industry trends and issues that impact a co-op’s business and strategic operations.  Platinum Associate Members and Sponsors have an exclusive opportunity for valuable exposure.  All NRECA Associate Members are invited to register and attend this event.

General Sponsorship Benefits

  • Maximize your networking potential with a cocktail table and banner-up display (or sign) in a high traffic location throughout the conference.
  • Your company will be listed as a sponsor on the 2015 CEO Close-Up Mobile App, which includes your logo, a hyperlink to your website and your contact information. We must receive your completed sponsorship commitment form, vector logo and payment by December 19, 2014
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor on a rolling PowerPoint presentation during the breaks, and on signage near the registration area.
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor on the 2015 CEO Close-Up Conference webpage on the NRECA member site, Cooperative.com.
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor in the 2015 CEO Close-UpConference Onsite Program Guide.  We must receive your completed sponsorship commitment form, vector logo and payment by December 19, 2014.

Become a Sponsor!

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.

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Networking Reception [SOLD!]

    Monday, January 12, 2015
    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($50,000 estimate)
    Benefits:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the CEO CloseUp Networking Reception with signage at the event entrance
    • Invitation to welcome conference attendees at the reception
    • Company name and logo will be displayed on cocktail napkins at food and beverage stations throughout the reception
    • Opportunity to distribute literature on each table in the General Session (up to seven pieces per table)
    • Your company will receive five (5) complimentary registrations
  • Opening General Session Keynote Speaker – Peter Sheahan, founder and CEO of ChangeLabs

    Monday, January 12, 2015
    Sponsorship Cost: $25,000
    Benefits:

    • Recognition as the General Session Keynote Speaker with signage at entrance to ballroom
    • Invitation for a representative from your company to introduce your company (up to 5 minutes) and Peter Sheahan
    • Opportunity to distribute literature on each table in the General Session (up to seven pieces per table)
    • Your company will receive three (3) complimentary registrations

    Peter Sheahan:  As the founder and CEO of ChangeLabs, Peter Sheahan has spent a decade teaching individuals and companies how you FL!P their thinking and find opportunity where others cannot. 

    • Entrepreneur and CEO in the trenches, with operations in 9 cities and 3 countries
    • Internationally recognized thought leader
    • Author of 6 books, including international bestsellers FL!P and Generation Y
    • Named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers by National Speakers Association
    • 2,000 + presentations to over 300,000 people in 17 different countries
  • 2015 CEO CloseUp CEO Luncheon

    Monday, January 12, 2015
    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($20,000 estimate)
    Benefits:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the CEO CloseUp Luncheonwith signage at the event entrance
    • Company name and logo will be displayed on tent cards at each table
    • Your company will receive three (3) complimentary registrations
  • 2015 CEO CloseUp Closing Reception

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Co-Sponsorship Cost: $10,000 each – Four (4) Available
    Benefits:

    • Recognition as a co-sponsor of the CEO CloseUp Closing Reception with signage at the event entrance
    • Invitation to welcome conference attendees at the beginning of the reception
    • Company name and logo will be displayed on cocktail napkins at food and beverage stations
    •  Tent cards on reception tables
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Conference Wi-Fi

    Sponsorship Cost: $8,500
    Benefits:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the CEO CloseUp Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi will be used by conference participants throughout the conference
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Hot Continental Breakfasts

    Monday, January 12, 2015 & Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Sponsorship Cost: $8,500 each – Two (2) Available
    Benefits:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the CEO CloseUp Hot Continental Breakfast, with signage at the event
    • Your company will receive three (3) complimentary registrations
  • 2015 CEO CloseUp Conference Journal [SOLD!]

    Sponsorship Cost: $8,500
    Benefits:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the CEO CloseUp Conference Journal
    • Conference attendees will receive a high-quality journal (with your company logo) at conference registration
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Conference Mobile App

    Sponsorship Cost:  $8,000
    Benefits:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the CEO CloseUp Mobile App downloaded by attendees to use throughout the event, and into the future
    • 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 two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Networking Lunch

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Co-Sponsorship Cost: $ 7,500 each Three (3) available
    Benefits:

    • Recognition as a co-sponsor of the CEO CloseUp Networking Lunch with signage at the event entrance
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Morning and Afternoon Breaks

    Morning | Monday, January 12, 2015 Two (2) Available
    Afternoon | Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Two (2) Available
    Sponsorship Cost: $7,500 each
    Benefits:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the CEO CloseUp Morning or Afternoon Break on the day you choose, with signage at the break stations
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Chilled Bottled Water [SOLD!]

    Monday, January 11 – Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Sponsorship Cost: $5,000
    Benefits:

    • Your company logo on “chilled” bottled water that will be served at refreshment breaks throughout the event
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Networking Sponsorship

    Sponsorship Cost: $5,000 – Four (4) available
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary registration to the 2015 CEO CloseUp
    • Your company will be recognized as an official Networking Sponsor of the 2015 CEO CloseUp with signage throughout the event.

Become a Sponsor!
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.