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Thought Leadership Sponsorships

Thought Leadership Sponsorship Options

Hundreds of important influencers that can help your business visit The Hospitality & Tourism Summit annually. This is your chance to shine a brighter light on your company and your team relative to your competitors. Thought leadership is a highly effective way to stand out amongst your top prospects, engage with current clients, and position yourself with other industry leaders.

Please note that thought leadership programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Why Engage Your Company In A Thought Leadership Sponsorship?

  • It feeds publicity and word of mouth about your business
  • It fuels content creation and social media 
  • Position your business as an industry leader
  • Builds credibility and trust for your brand and your participating thought leader
  • It humanizes your brand
  • It creates brand awareness and affinity
  • It primes the audience to engage with your team at your booth
  • It attracts prospects
  • It appeals to future employees
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Previous Speakers

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Marilyn Gardner

Navy Pier

CEO

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Michelle Mason

Association Forum

President & CEO

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Michael Jacobson

Illinois Hotel & Lodging Assoc.

President & CEO

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Erin Francis

Destination Analysts Research

President & CEO

Thought Leadership Sponsorship Packages

Browse our Thought Leadership Packages below! To learn more about a package, speak to one of our team members by clicking the button below.

Got an idea for a thought leadership or educational program for your company to lead?

Click below to speak with out team.

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Tourism Influencer Educational Session Sponsorship
$6,950
  • Position you and your brand as a leader with tourism influencers in the industry and optimize industry awareness. Benefits include:

  • Your brand is positioned as a sponsor for the tourism influencer educational session which attracts over 150 hotel concierges, sales people and guest services professionals.

  • Your business highlighted in event invitations, program and website

  • Your business highlighted on site with signage at the educational session

  • A principal from your team to welcome guests and show a 3-5 minute presentation or video 

  • Ability to pass out materials at session

  • 16x16 booth space - Premium, double-booth exhibition space with location selected by your team. Includes black linens and a table sign for your business

  • Your business is listed in the event program available on-site and online, and listed on HTSC.co. 

  • Your business highlighted on video screen ad or logo in rotation on the trade show floor

  • Includes 6 tickets to all Summit events excluding the after-party.

  • Logo on banners and signage at the event, all collateral materials, marketing, and email

  • A half-page ad in the program

  • Designated staff member to assist with load in plus scheduled load in time

  • 2 of your staff can attend the VIP Meet & Greet after the educational sessions

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Meeting & Event Planner Educational Session
$6,950
  • Position you and your brand as a leader with over 100 meeting and event planners to optimize industry awareness. Benefits include:

  • Your brand is positioned as a sponsor for the tourism influencer educational session which attracts hotel concierges, sales people and guest services professionals

    • Your business highlighted in event invitations, program and website

    • Your business highlighted on site with signage at the educational session

  • A principal from your team to welcome guests and show a 3-5 minute presentation or video 

  • Ability to pass out materials at session

  • 16x16 booth space - Premium, double-booth exhibition space with location selected by your team. Includes black linens and a table sign for your business

  • Your business is listed in the event program available on-site and online, and listed on HTSC.co. 

  • Your business highlighted on video screen ad or logo in rotation on the trade show floor

  • Includes 6 tickets to all Summit events excluding the after-party.

  • Logo on banners and signage at the event, all collateral materials, marketing, and email

  • A half-page ad in the program

  • Designated staff member to assist with load in plus scheduled load in time

  • 2 of your staff can attend the VIP Meet & Greet after the educational sessions

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Main Industry Session Sponsorship
$7,950
  • Position you and your brand as a leader in front of 300+ industry professionals to optimize awareness. Benefits include:

  • Your brand is positioned as a sponsor for the main industry panel discussion session which attracts hotel concierges, salespeople and guest services professionals, meeting and event planners, and general industry professionals

    • Your business highlighted in event invitations, program, and website

    • Your business highlighted on-site with signage at the educational session

  • A principal from your team to welcome guests and show a 3-5 minute presentation or video 

  • Ability to pass out materials at the session

  • 16x16 booth space - Premium, double-booth exhibition space with the location selected by your team. Includes black linens and a table sign for your business

  • Your business is listed in the event program available on-site and online, and listed on HTSC.co. 

  • Your business highlighted on a video screen ad or logo in rotation on the trade show floor

  • Includes 6 tickets to all Summit events excluding the after-party.

  • Logo on banners and signage at the event, all collateral materials, marketing, and email

  • A half-page ad in the program

  • Designated staff member to assist with load in plus scheduled load in time

  • 2 of your staff can attend the VIP Meet & Greet after the educational session