Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring items and events at the Annual Congress is a great way to position your brand in front of 1,000+ payroll and HR professionals. See our remaining sponsorship opportunities and contact us for more information.

Please note: some items pictured may not be actual items.

Diamond Level Sponsorship

Tuesday Welcome Luncheon and Breakout Workshops

SOLD, ADP, LLC

Sapphire Level Sponsorship

Opening General Session Keynote Speaker: Simon T. Bailey

SOLD, rapid! PayCard

Venue WiFi

$38,000

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Reliable WiFi is a critical must-have productivity tool. Your company will be promoted to the full conference delegation through the WiFi portal. Help delegates stay connected by sponsoring the WiFi connection.

Learning Lounge

$40,000 (1 available)

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Your branded 20x30 space in the Expo where attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to share with peers and learn from your SMEs alongside APA thought leaders on one or two industry hot topics. You choose the topics up to four 30-minute educational sessions during expo hours in an area co-designed by APA and the sponsor.

Congress Conference Party

$35,000

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Help host the social event of the year for payroll by becoming the exclusive Congress Party Sponsor and receive recognition from the emcee/DJ throughout the night. This includes multiple branding opportunities throughout the party and you’ll work with our planning team on creative ideas to showcase your company at the party.

Conference Opening Day Welcome Hotel Room Gift

SOLD, Kronos, Incorporated

Thursday General Session Keynote Speaker - Vivek Wadwha and Thought Leadership Workshop

SOLD, DailyPay

Platinum Level Sponsorship

Conference Bag

SOLD, Ultimate Software

Name Badges

$26,000

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Have constant exposure for the entire conference with your company logo displayed on every attendee, speaker, and exhibitor badge.

Lanyards

SOLD, Money Network, A First Data Company

Friday Awards Luncheon

SOLD, Wisely Pay by ADP

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Closing General Session Keynote Speaker: Jeff Civillico

SOLD, The Canadian Payroll Association

"Congress Today" Show Daily and Blog

$25,000

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This sponsorship gives you the exclusive back cover ad on all three printed issues --Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. In addition, the sponsor receives a digital banner special placement on the blog with a guest blog post on each conference day.
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Wednesday Luncheon Speaker: Vicki Lawrence

$25,000

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  • Vicki will present a fun and humorous keynote that revolves around her life in entertainment. Her latest on-screen role will be in a new sitcom on FOX this fall. “THE COOL KIDS” is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose? The series stars four comedy veterans: Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier (“The Carmichael Show,” “In Living Color”), Emmy Award nominee Martin Mull (“Veep,” “Roseanne”), Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan (“Will and Grace,” “American Horror Story”) and Emmy Award winner Vicki Lawrence (“Mama’s Family,” “The Carol Burnett Show”).
  • Benefits include:VIP Meet & Greet (Private Location) for up 30 guests of the sponsor immediately following the Luncheon.
  • General Session Luncheon is 1,500 – 2,000 attendees (2nd highest attended session)
  • Sponsor can provide television commercial (up to :30) to be shown at Lunch
  • Flyer or Premium Item Drop at Tables in General Session (Sponsor-provided item)
  • Platform Introduction of Keynote by Sponsor representative.
  • Professionally produced signs with your company’s full-color logo in strategic conference locations
  • First right to the same sponsorship next year
  • Name and logo (including hyperlink) on the conference website and conference app
  • Listed in the Conference Guide, Conference Daily Magazine, Conference Signage, and in all Platform announcements

Payroll TV, APA Congress Edition

$25,000

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Wednesday news highlights plus advertorial. Multiple days available. Check for rates.

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Conference Mobile App

SOLD, ADP, LLC

Conference Guide

$22,000

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Have the full color back cover ad space on the Congress Conference Guide which is distributed to every attendee and used throughout the week.

Expo Grand Opening

$22,000

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Be the highlighted sponsor of our exciting opening night in the expo! Servers can wear your sponsor logo shirts, we will provide sponsor logo gobos, signage and more.

Giveaway Item: Beverage Cup

$22,000

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Every attendee will receive this sponsor branded beverage cup at the conference Check-In to use during and after the week of Congress.

Conference Giveaway Item: Running Pack

SOLD, WorkForce Software

Room Keys

SOLD, ADP, LLC

Gold Level Sponsorship

Refreshment Zone

$16,000

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Be the most sought-out area in the Expo on Wednesday or Thursday by providing attendees with much-needed refreshment. Snack selections available upon request.

NoteThere is a bundle opportunity available for a higher sponsorship level.

Relaxation Station

$15,000

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Give attendees a place to unwind. This branded area in the Expo will provide three chair massage therapists and foot massage machines. Each attendee can receive their sponsor branded ticket at your booth or at the conference check-in. Combine with Charging Stations and Refreshment for a “Relax / Recharge Zone” Ask about special pricing.

Expo Charging Stations

SOLD, Netspend

Workshop Session Notepads (supplied by sponsor)

$12,000

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Provide your own branded notebooks to make available in all workshop session room locations. 200 per session room for the week. APA can produce notebooks for this sponsor at an additional cost to be determined.

Expo Networking Luncheon

SOLD, Ultimate Software

Chapter Exchange Reception

SOLD, Wisely Pay by ADP

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General Session Emcee for the Week: Jeff Civillico

SOLD, Workday

Silver Level Sponsorship

Sponsor Giveaway Items (1 of 2 available)

$8,000

SOLD, US Bank

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Sponsors selects from options by the APA provided 

Newcomer Orientation & Reception (Monday evening)

$8,000

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Bring your team and be the first to welcome Congress first-time attendees. Attendees will receive a customized branded giveaway. Door prizes can be included at the sponsor’s expense.

Exhibitor Lounge

$5,000

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Looking to partner or do business with fellow exhibitors? Sponsor the area all exhibitors seek for a break, snacks, and networking.

Beverage Tickets (9 of 10 available)

SOLD, Allpoint Network

Tweet Up (Monday evening)

$3,000

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Join this growing in-person networking event for social media enthusiasts. The first 100 receive a drink ticket branded with your logo.
Please Note: Some sponsorship items may have already been contracted or are out for proposal to a potential sponsor.