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COE’s signature event is returning for its sixth year, with an expected record crowd of nearly 500 attendees! Over three days, dozens of teams from more than 60 companies from around the country will take a deep dive into problem-solving and leadership essentials through workshops, tours, breakout sessions and keynote presentations. As we bring together process excellence leaders from around the country for a three-day deep dive into problem-solving and leadership skill, we also offer unique opportunities to support our center and your brand.

Leading Through Excellence sponsorship is a great opportunity to visibly align your organization with the leading-edge work at the center that’s creating a vibrant community of companies committed to sustaining a culture of continuous learning. Whether your organization does direct-to-consumer business, offers resources to businesses engaging in process improvement or simply believes in the center’s mission, a customized sponsorship is available.

All sponsorships, available in detail starting on the next page, offer:

  • At least one complimentary summit admission and pass to the April 10 VIP reception;
  • Print and digital promotion of your brand, including on our event app; and
  • Additional customization options depending on the sponsorship and sponsor goal.
     

Review the sponsorship offerings below and contact Matt Burns at burns.701@osu.edu or 614.218.0375 if you have further questions or would like to lock in a sponsorship.

Three-Day Sponsorships

  • Champion Sponsor

    As primary sponsor of the summit, your organization receives top visibility on all major physical/digital materials, including the summit website, pre-event e-mails, digital theater signage, attendee lanyards, summit TweetWall, and more. Someone from your organization also will have the opportunity to speak at summit kickoff and close. The championship package also includes an option for complimentary exhibit booth space and space in the summit giveaway bag for a promo item.

    Includes 5 summit passes, 5 VIP reception tickets

    Cost: $17,500

  • Scarlet Sponsor

    As the official sponsor of the COE summit app, your organization will be the official branded partner for the offering, which more than 70% of all summit attendees, speakers and volunteers downloaded in 2017, racking up more than 25,000 user engagements and giving the featured sponsor nearly 50,000 banner impressions. This sponsorship package also includes the option of exhibit booth space and space in the summit giveaway bag for a promo item.

    Includes 3 summit passes, 3 VIP reception tickets

    Cost: $10,000

  • Buckeye for Life Sponsor

    Looking to connect more with the leaders of tomorrow at Fisher College of Business? This sponsorship makes you the official partner for the summit’s volunteer operation, which engages nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate students. Through this package, you are the branded sponsor for the volunteer shuttle that runs all three summit days, the break room where students can grab refreshments in between shifts, and the volunteer shirts. Your organization also will receive a one-on-one consultation with a representative from Fisher’s Office of Career Management.

    Includes 2 summit passes, 2 VIP reception tickets

    Cost: $6,000

 

Sponsorships: Tuesday, April 10

  • Tailgate Sponsor: Tuesday Breakfast

    Official sponsor of kickoff breakfast on the summit’s first day, where nearly attendees will be heading to interactive workshops and off-site tours. Includes digital signage in Fawcett Center ballroom during breakfast.

    Includes 1 summit pass, 1 VIP reception ticket

    Cost: $1,500

  • Tailgate Sponsor: Tuesday Lunch

    Official sponsor of lunch on the summit’s first day, when nearly 300 attendees converge after morning workshops and before afternoon tours. Includes digital signage in Fawcett Center ballroom during breakfast.

    Includes 1 summit pass, 1 VIP reception ticket

    Cost: $3,500

  • Go to Gemba Sponsor: Off-Site Tour Transportation

    Official sponsor of transportation for all off-site tours, which are heading to eight locations around Ohio this year. Includes print signage on tour buses and digital branding at Fawcett Center.

    Includes 2 summit passes, 2 VIP reception tickets

    Cost: $4,500

  • Buckeye Leaf Sponsor: VIP Reception

    Each year, COE stages a VIP reception, where COE board members and all event speakers - including keynotes - are invited to network after workshops and tours conclude. This year, the event will be hosted inside Ohio Stadium and include a breathtaking view of the ‘Shoe and complimentary stadium tours. With this sponsorship, you will receive branded print signage on-site and a representative from your organization will be able to make a toast and remarks at the event.

    Includes 3 summit passes, 5 VIP reception tickets

    Cost: $8,500

 

Sponsorships: Wednesday, April 11

  • Tailgate Sponsor: Wednesday Breakfast

    Official sponsor of breakfast on the summit’s second day - but first day when all attendees will be on-site. Includes digital signage in Fawcett Center ballroom during breakfast before first keynote.

    Includes 1 summit pass, 1 VIP reception ticket

    Cost: $2,500

  • Brutus Sponsor: Wednesday Morning Keynote

    As the official sponsor of the summit’s kickoff keynote - from Clarity First and The Outstanding Organization author Karen Martin - you will introduce the speaker and receive a signed copy of one of her books. Digital branding included.

    Includes 2 summit passes, 2 VIP reception tickets

    Cost: $6,000

  • Tailgate Sponsor: Wednesday Lunch

    Official sponsor of lunch on the summit’s second day, the best-attended meal and networking opportunity during the summit. Your organization receives digital branding inside the Fawcett Center ballroom.

    Includes 1 summit pass, 1 VIP reception ticket

    Cost: $4,500

  • Tailgate Sponsor: Wednesday Networking Break

    Heading into the afternoon stretch of the summit’s action-packed second day, our attendees love taking a 30-minute networking break to grab a snack and relax. Your organization sponsors this break and receives print signage.

    Includes 1 summit pass, 1 VIP reception ticket

    Cost: $2,000

  • Brutus Sponsor: Wednesday Afternoon Keynote

    As the official sponsor of the summit’s Wednesday afternoon keynote - from Charles Duhigg, the New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better - you will introduce the speaker and receive a signed copy of one of his books. Digital branding included.

    Includes 2 summit passes, 2 VIP reception tickets

    Cost: $6,000

  • Gray Sponsor: Summit Networking Reception

    The biggest networking event of the summit is our Wednesday evening reception, a cocktails-and-hors d’oeuvres affair with live music and a number of other fun-filled attractions attended by nearly 70% of attendees. As the official sponsor, your organization can make a toast and deliver remarks. Digital branding in Fawcett Ballroom included.

    Includes 3 summit passes, 2 VIP reception tickets

    Cost: $12,500

 

Sponsorships: Thursday, April 12

  • Tailgate Sponsor: Thursday Breakfast

    Official sponsor of breakfast on the summit’s third and final day. Includes digital signage in Fawcett Center ballroom.

    Includes 1 summit pass, 1 VIP reception ticket

    Cost: $2,500

  • Brutus Sponsor: Thursday Morning Keynote

    Official sponsor of the keynote on the summit’s final morning (TBA). A representative from your organization will introduce the speaker, while your organization will receive digital branding in the Fawcett Center theater. 

    Includes 2 summit passes, 2 VIP reception tickets

    Cost: $6,000

  • Brutus Sponsor: Summit Closing Keynote

    As the official sponsor of the summit’s closing keynote (TBA), you will introduce the speaker and receive a signed copy of his book. Digital branding for your organization in the Fawcett Center theater is included.

    Includes 2 summit passes, 2 VIP reception tickets

    Cost: $6,000

  • Tailgate Sponsor: Summit Wrap-Up Lunch

    Lunch on Thursday is the last chance for summit attendees to network and collectively debrief on the insights they’ve collected over the past three days. As the featured sponsor, your organization receives branded signage in the ballroom.

    Includes 1 summit pass, 1 VIP reception ticket

    Cost: $3,500

 

To secure a sponsorship opportunity, contact ...

Matt Burns

Manager, Marketing & Communications

COE