Customer Connections Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Reach 350+ Public Power Leaders in:

  • Customer Service
  • Energy Innovation
  • Key Accounts
  • Public Communications

Sponsor the Customer Connections Conference

November 13-16, 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 93,000 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.

Why should my company sponsor this event?

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. 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. 

Is there an expo I can participate in?

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.

Sunday, November 13
Showcase set-up: 2 – 5 p.m.
Showcase open during reception: 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Monday, November 14
Showcase open during breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Showcase open during break: 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Showcase open during break: 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, November 15
Showcase open during breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Showcase open during break: 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Showcase open during break: 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16
Showcase open during breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Showcase open during break: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Tear-down: 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

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] 

Questions?

Contact [email protected]

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.
  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

Elite Corporate Associate Member $9,000
Corporate Associate Member $10,000
Nonmember $20,000

Three sponsor limit; one sponsor per general session. Must commit by October 7 to guarantee benefits.

  • Two social posts on APPA’s Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn feeds, one per platform one week pre-conference and one per platform one week post-conference. 
    • Graphics, text, and click-through links provided by you (APPA will provide specs). You can include a one- to two-minute video or a static image. 
  • Your ad served to conference participants on their mobile devices through geofencing while they’re in and around the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
  • One-minute video (provided by you) shown at one general session
  • Sponsor Showcase display space (6 ft’ table, two chairs, and waste basket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Logo featured on all conference signage and:
    • on conference website
    • in marketing emails (starting two weeks after your commitment)
    • in attendee logistics email sent prior to the conference
    • on APPA registration desk signage
    • in printed program
    • in attendee evaluation email sent after the conference
  • One mobile app push notification to conference attendees acknowledging your sponsorship
  • Listing in the mobile app sponsor guide
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
    • Only conference sponsors are permitted to host an event at this location
    • Event may not conflict with official conference functions
    • Sponsors are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with hosting a function
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, postal address, email ad-dress)
  • Five conference registrations (also serve as Sponsor Showcase table worker registrations)

Premier Networking Sponsor

Two sponsor limit; one per Welcome Reception and Tuesday Evening Reception. Must commit by October 7 to guarantee benefits.

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

  • Two social posts on APPA’s Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn feeds, one per platform one week pre-conference and one per platform one week post-conference
    • Graphics, text, and click-through links provided by you (APPA will provide specs). You can include a one- to two-minute video or a static image. 
  • Verbal recognition in the opening remarks of a breakout session of your choosing
    • Session moderator will read a short paragraph about your company 
  • Sponsor Showcase display space (6 ft’ table, two chairs, and waste basket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Logo featured on cocktail napkins and signage during the event and:
    • on conference website
    • in marketing emails (starting two weeks after your commitment)
    • in attendee logistics email sent prior to the conference
    • on APPA registration desk signage
    • in printed program
    • in attendee evaluation email sent after the conference
  • One mobile app push notification to conference attendees acknowledging your sponsorship
  • Listing in the mobile app sponsor guide
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
    • Only conference sponsors are permitted to host an event at this location
    • Event may not conflict with official conference functions
    • Sponsors are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with hosting a function
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, postal address, email ad-dress)
  • Four conference registrations (also serve as Sponsor Showcase table worker registrations)

Public Power Champion

Seven sponsor limit. Must commit and provide topic/speaker information by October 7 to guarantee benefits.
Elite Corporate Associate Member: $8,000
Corporate Associate Member: $9,000
Nonmember: $18,000

  • 60-minute Industry Spotlight breakout session presentation on the topic of your choosing (topic re-quires APPA approval)
  • Sponsor Showcase display space (6 ft’ table, two chairs, and waste basket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Logo featured on signage at your session and:
    • on conference website
    • in marketing emails (starting two weeks after your commitment)
    • in attendee logistics email sent prior to the conference
    • on APPA registration desk signage
    • in printed program
    • in attendee evaluation email sent after the conference
  • One mobile app push notification to conference attendees acknowledging your sponsorship
  • Listing in the mobile app sponsor guide
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
    • Only conference sponsors are permitted to host an event at this location
    • Event may not conflict with official conference functions
    • Sponsors are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with hosting a function
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, postal address, email ad-dress)
  • Four conference registrations (also serve as Sponsor Showcase table worker registrations)

Sustaining Networking Sponsor

Six sponsor limit; two per Monday breakfast, Tuesday breakfast, and Wednesday breakfast. Must commit by October 7 to guarantee benefits.

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

  • Verbal recognition in the opening remarks of a breakout session of your choosing
    • Session moderator will read a short paragraph about your company
  • Logo featured on cocktail napkins and signage during breakfast and:
    • on conference website
    • in attendee logistics email sent prior to the conference
    • on APPA registration desk signage
    • in printed program
  • 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 to conference attendees acknowledging your sponsorship
  • Listing in the mobile app sponsor guide
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
    • Only conference sponsors are permitted to host an event at this location
    • Event may not conflict with official conference functions
    • Sponsors are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with hosting a function
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, postal address)
  • Three conference registrations (also serve as Sponsor Showcase table worker registrations)

Networking Sponsor

Four sponsor limit; two per Monday breaks and Tuesday breaks. Must commit by August 8 to guarantee benefits.

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

  • Logo featured on cocktail napkins and signage during breaks and:
    • on conference website
    • in attendee logistics email sent prior to the conference
    • on APPA registration desk signage
    • in printed program
  • Sponsor Showcase display space (6 ft’ table, two chairs, and waste basket). All display items must fit on the table
  • Listing in the mobile app sponsor guide
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
    • Only conference sponsors are permitted to host an event at this location
    • Event may not conflict with official conference functions
    • Sponsors are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with hosting a function
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, postal address)
  • Two conference registrations (also serve as Sponsor Showcase table worker registrations)

Public Power Advocate

Must commit by October 7 to guarantee benefits.

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

  • Verbal recognition in the opening remarks of a breakout session of your choosing
    • Session moderator will read a short paragraph about your company
  • Logo featured on a sign at your sponsored session and:
    • on conference website
    • on APPA registration desk signage
    • in printed program
  • Listing in the mobile app sponsor guide
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
    • Only conference sponsors are permitted to host an event at this location
    • Event may not conflict with official conference functions
    • Sponsors are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with hosting a function
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, postal address)
  • Two conference registrations

Public Power Supporter 

Must commit by October 14 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Corporate Associate Member $1,500
Corporate Associate Member $1,750
Nonmember $2,500 

  • Listing in the mobile app sponsor guide
  • Logo featured:
    • on conference website
    • on APPA registration desk signage
    • in printed program
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, postal address). 
  • One conference registration