2017 Sponsorship Levels

The benefits of sponsorship at various levels are listed below.

All sponsors, regardless of level, receive verbal recognition at the Annual Conference, as well as printed recognition in conference materials, a sign listing all the sponsors, and in the Municipal Analysts Bulletin.  Also, all attendees from the sponsoring firms will receive a color-coded ribbon prominently displayed on their nametags indicating their organization’s sponsorship level.  Finally, an advertisement (approximately a quarter-page) will be placed in The Bond Buyer during or subsequent to the conference enumerating all sponsors and their respective levels.  These are all benefits referred to herein as the “Basic Sponsorship Benefits”

Additional benefits at various levels of sponsorship consist of the following:

Diamond -- $10,000 and above. All of Basic Sponsorship Benefits, plus listing as a sponsor of all NFMA educational events taking place in the calendar year 2017, including, but not limited to, Advanced Seminars in January and October, the Annual Conference in May, and the Introduction to Municipal Bond Credit Analysis in the Fall.  Note:  Four members of your firm may attend the Annual Conference in Washington, DC with complimentary registrations.  Any additional personnel can register for the Annual Conference with a $50 discount on registration. In return for Diamond Sponsorship, all Diamond Sponsor personnel will be granted All Access Passes to all Annual Conference Events on a complimentary basis. Diamond Sponsor personnel attending any of our educational events will be given nametags with “Diamond Sponsor” ribbons attached and are granted All Access Passes to all events at those meetings.  Our ad in the Bond Buyer will recognize Diamond Sponsors at the top and we will add Diamond Sponsors to the homepage of our website, www.nfma.org.  At their own expense, Diamond Sponsors may also present a marketing “giveaway” at the Annual Conference (such as pens, notepads or other items approved by the NFMA) referencing your company name or logo. This benefit will be available to Diamond Sponsors only. 

Platinum -- $7500 and above.  All of Basic Sponsorship Benefits, plus listing as a sponsor of all NFMA educational events taking place in the calendar year 2017, including, but not limited to, Advanced Seminars in January and October, the Annual Conference in May, and the Introduction to Municipal Bond Credit Analysis in the Fall.  NOTE: Two members of your firm may attend the Annual Conference in Washington, DC with complimentary registrations.  In return for Platinum Sponsorship, all Platinum Sponsor personnel are granted All Access Passes to all Annual Conference Events on a complimentary basis. Platinum Sponsor personnel attending any of our educational events will be given nametags with “Platinum Sponsor” ribbons attached and are granted All Access Passes to all events at those meetings.  Our ad in the Bond Buyer will recognize sponsorship by level.

Gold  -- $5000 and above.  All of Basic Sponsorship Benefits, plus one member of your firm may attend the Annual Conference in Washington, DC with a complimentary registration.  Gold Sponsor personnel attending the Annual Conference will be given nametags with “Gold Sponsor” ribbons attached.

Silver -- $2500 and above.  All of the Basic Sponsorship Benefits mentioned, plus one member of your firm may attend the Annual Conference in Washington, DC with a discounted registration of 50% (new this year).  Silver Sponsor personnel attending the Annual Conference will be given nametags with “Silver Sponsor” attached.

Bronze -- $1000 and above.  All of Basic Sponsorship Benefits mentioned.  Bronze Sponsor personnel attending the Annual Conference will be given nametags with “Bronze Sponsor” attached.

In addition to the sponsorship levels described above sponsorships of specific events are presented below:

Tuesday Welcome Reception -- $7,500 and above. This will consist of an open bar and hors d’oeuvres for an estimated 300 guests during the reception on Tuesday night. The sponsor of the Tuesday night reception will receive prominent recognition in the conference agenda, and at the reception. 

Wednesday Awards Luncheon -- $7,500 and above.The sponsor(s) of the Wednesday luncheon will receive prominent recognition in the conference agenda and table tents at each table recognizing the sponsor.  Luncheon attendance has run between 350 and 400.

Thursday Night Reception-- $10,000 and above.  This will consist of an open bar and hors d’oeuvres for an estimated 300 guests during the reception on Thursday night. The sponsor of the Thursday night open bar will receive prominent recognition in the conference agenda, and at the reception.

Please contact Lisa Good, 412-341-4898 or Lgood@nfma.org for further information.