Powering Strong Communities

Customer Connections Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor the Customer Connections Conference to connect with 400+ public power leaders in customer service, energy innovation, key accounts, and public communications.

What is the American Public Power Association (APPA)? 
APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. We represent public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million customers that public power utilities serve, and the 96,000 people they employ. Our association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Our members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens, and instilling pride in community-owned power. 

What is the Customer Connections Conference? 
The Customer Connections Conference is the premier meeting for public power managers and senior executives in customer service, energy services, key accounts, and public communications. 

Why should my company sponsor this event? 
As a sponsor, you'll have access to and visibility with key public power decision-makers and decision-influencers. You'll enjoy many valuable branding and networking opportunities and have many opportunities to spread the word about your products and services. 

Questions? 
Contact [email protected] 

Save money on this event! Become a corporate associate member. 
Corporate associate membership distinguishes your company as a lead supporter of public power and provides tangible benefits that get your name in front of the nation's 2,000 community-owned electric utilities. We offer two levels - standard and Elite - to fit your needs and budget. Both options provide your employees with significant benefits, but with an Elite membership you are given extensive branding and networking opportunities. Learn more at PublicPower.org>Join or contact [email protected].
 

 

The only way to secure a spot in the Sponsor Showcase is through sponsorship.

You will enjoy dedicated time with public power leaders as noted below, but you’re welcome to schedule individual appointments or engage drop-in visitors outside of these hours. Additionally, you can attend conference sessions and events, so you can learn about the industry and network with attendees during non-showcase hours. 

This is a table-top show. All items must fit on your table. A 6' table, two chairs, and a waste basket will be provided.

 
Sunday, October 27  
2-5 p.m. Showcase setup
5-6:30 p.m. Showcase open during reception
Monday, October 28  
7:30-8:30 a.m. Showcase open during breakfast
10-10:30 a.m. Showcase open during break
2:45-3:15 p.m. Showcase open during break
Tuesday, October 29  
7:30-8:30 a.m. Showcase open during breakfast
10-10:30 a.m. Showcase open during break
2:45-3:15 p.m. Showcase open during break
Wednesday, October 30  
7:30-8:30 a.m. Showcase open during breakfast
8:30-11:30 a.m. Teardown

To secure your sponsorship: 

1. Select your sponsorship package from the options below.

2. Purchase your sponsorship package. You should receive a confirmation email with all the details you need for the event within 24 hours of purchasing. If you don't receive this email, please check your spam folder, or contact [email protected]

3. If your package includes a spot in the sponsor showcase, please view the floorplan and put your desired spot on hold for APPA approval. (Coming Soon)

4. Email your logo in these three formats to [email protected]

  • 300 dpi RGB JPEG
  • High-resolution (1200 dpi) .eps CMYK vector
  • High-resolution RGB transparent PNG 

5. Use these whitelisting instructions to ensure that you receive important sponsor emails. 

Signature Sponsor

Three sponsor limit; one sponsor per general session.

Elite Corporate Associate Member: $10,000
Corporate Associate Member: $11,000
Nonmember: $22,000                                                    

Pre-Event:

  • Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address, email).
  • Four-week digital campaign that serves your ads to the event audience wherever they go online through retargeting. Ads provided by you. (APPA will provide specs).
  • Logo on the event website, marketing emails, and attendee logistics email.
  • Social post on APPA’s Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn feeds one week before the conference Graphics, text, and click-through links provided by you. You can include a one- to two-minute video or a static image.

During Event:

  • Five conference registrations (also serve as Sponsor Showcase worker registrations).
  • Sponsor Showcase display space (6 ft’ table, two chairs, and waste basket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Your digital ad served to participants on their mobile devices through geofencing while they’re in and around the headquarters hotel.
  • One-minute video (provided by you) shown at one general session.
  • One mobile app push notification acknowledging your sponsorship.
  • Logo on all conference signage, on sign at the registration desk, and in the printed program.
  • Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:

  • Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address, email).
  • Logo on the conference evaluation email.
  • Social post on APPA’s Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn feeds one week after the conference Graphics, text, and click-through links provided by you. You can include a one- to two-minute video or a static image.

Premier Networking Sponsor

Two sponsor limit; one per Welcome Reception and Tuesday Evening Reception.

Elite Corporate Associate Member: $8,000
Corporate Associate Member: $9,000
Nonmember: $18,000

Pre-Event:

  • Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).
  • Logo on the event website, marketing emails, and attendee logistics email.

During Event:

  • Four conference registrations (also serve as Sponsor Showcase worker registrations).
  • Sponsor Showcase display space (6 ft’ table, two chairs, and waste basket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Logo on signage and cocktail napkins at your sponsored event, on a sign at the registration desk, and in the printed program.
  • One mobile app push notification acknowledging your sponsorship.
  • Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:

  • Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).
  • Logo on conference evaluation email.

Public Power Champion

Six sponsor limit.

Elite Corporate Associate Member: $8,000
Corporate Associate Member: $9,000
Nonmember: $18,000

Pre-Event:

  • Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).
  • Logo on the event website, marketing emails, and attendee logistics email.

During Event:

  • 60-minute breakout session presentation on the topic of your choosing (topic requires APPA approval).
  • Three conference registrations (also serve as Sponsor Showcase worker registrations).
  • Sponsor Showcase display space (6 ft’ table, two chairs, and waste basket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • One mobile app push notification acknowledging your sponsorship.
  • Logo on a sign at your session, on a sign at the registration desk, and in the printed program.
  • Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:

  • Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).
  • Logo on the conference evaluation email.

Sustaining Networking Sponsor

Six sponsor limit; two per Monday breakfast, Tuesday breakfast, and Wednesday breakfast.

Elite Corporate Associate Member: $6,000
Corporate Associate Member: $7,000
Nonmember: $14,000

Pre-Event:

  • Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).
  • Logo on the event website and attendee logistics email.

During Event:

  • Three conference registrations (also serve as Sponsor Showcase worker registrations).
  • Sponsor Showcase display space (6 ft’ table, two chairs, and waste basket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Logo on signage and cocktail napkins at your sponsored event, on a sign at the registration desk, and in the printed program.
  • One mobile app push notification acknowledging your sponsorship.
  • Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:

  • Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).
  • Logo on conference evaluation email.

Networking Sponsor

Six sponsor limit; three per Monday breaks and Tuesday breaks.

Elite Corporate Associate Member: $4,000
Corporate Associate Member: $5,000
Nonmember: $10,000

Pre-Event:

  • Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).
  • Logo on the event website.

During Event:

  • Two conference registrations (also serve as Sponsor Showcase worker registrations).
  • Sponsor Showcase display space (6 ft’ table, two chairs, and waste basket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Logo on signage and cocktail napkins at your sponsored event and in the printed program.
  • Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:

  • Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).

Public Power Advocate

Elite Corporate Associate Member: $3,000
Corporate Associate Member: $4,000
Nonmember: $8,000

Pre-Event:

  • Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).
  • Logo on the event website.

During Event:

  • Two conference registrations (also serve as Sponsor Showcase worker registrations).
  • Sponsor Showcase display space (6 ft’ table, two chairs, and waste basket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Verbal recognition in the opening remarks of a breakout session of your choosing. Moderator will read a short paragraph about your company.
  • Logo on signage at your sponsored session, on a sign at the registration desk, and in the printed program.
  • Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:

  • Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).

Public Power Supporter

Elite Corporate Associate Member: $1,500
Corporate Associate Member: $2,500
Nonmember: $5,000

Pre-Event:

  • Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).
  • Logo on the event website.

During Event:

  • One conference registration.
  • Logo on a sign at the registration desk and in the printed program.
  • Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.

Post-Event:

  • Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship and expo policies
  • Sponsorship and expo packages for all events (coming soon)
  • Information for confirmed sponsors and exhibitors for this event (coming soon)