Serving as a sponsor at Congress gives you instant exposure to thousands of attendees and builds your company’s image and name recognition within the industry and to key decision makers!

All Congress Sponsorships include:

  • Recognition in the onsite Program & Show Guide and on the Congress website
  • Post-conference attendee list in desired format for one-time use
  • Strategically placed signage during Congress
  • Additional APWA priority points (maximum of 5 additional points)
  • Sponsor ribbons for all your booth staff
  • Additional benefits provided as listed with each opportunity

All sponsorships are subject to approval by APWA National.

To reserve your sponsorship opportunity, contact:
Brian Van Norman
Sponsorship Sales
800-848-APWA, ext. 5260
816-332-0489 (cell)

Available Sponsorships

Attendee Badge Sponsorship

Make your mark on Congress attendees as the badge sponsor. Your company logo prominently displayed on the back of ever attendees name badge. This opportunity provides ongoing exposure as attendees will do all the marketing for your company.

Sponsorship Fee $1,500
SOLD—Thank you!

Awards Recognition Reception Sponsorship


APWA’s Awards Program recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and chapters representing the best in public works. Celebrate with colleagues as we pay tribute to them for their achievements and contributions to the public works profession. The awards ceremony will be immediately followed by a special reception honoring our award winners. Sponsor will receive signage with company logo onsite at the reception.

Sponsorship Fee: $3,000
SOLD—Thank you!


Beer on the Exhibit Floor Sponsorship

Congress attendees on the exhibit floor are sure to visit your booth and enjoy a refreshing beer. Sponsorship includes one keg of beer, bartender service, and signage in your booth.

Sponsorship Fee: $1,200
Additional sponsorship opportunities available.

First-Timers Breakfast Meeting Sponsorship

Over breakfast, first-time Congress attendees will hear greetings from the APWA President and Executive Director; learn how to get the most out of the dollar and time investment in Congress; learn all about the educational sessions and tracks that APWA offers; learn how to use the exhibits to the best advantage; understand how to scan the Congress program to find what is needed; and in the process, make some lifelong acquaintances of public works people from around the world. Sponsor will receive signage with company logo onsite at the reception.

Sponsorship Fee: $1,500
Additional sponsorship opportunities available.

General Session Sponsorship

Add excitement and drama to your participation by capitalizing on the bang of 2,000 people packing the General Session room to hear renowned keynote speakers. As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to introduce the speaker, your logo will be displayed on the huge screens and you'll have the exclusive right to distribute your product literature in the room. (See which days are available below.)

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000
Sponsorship opportunities are available only for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday General Sessions. Sponsorships are NOT being accepted for the Sunday Opening General Session.

Interactive Promotional Stations and Relaxation Station Sponsorship

From virtual sport fishing or golf, to virtual home run derby or auto racing—we can set up a full-service interactive experience for visitors to the exhibit hall. We can even set up an onsite themed relaxation station with back, neck, shoulder and foot massages—and your company will get all the credit for this great experience. This sponsorship is sure to give your company a big boost toward achieving your marketing goals and objectives. Call us for more details on how you can take advantage of this great marketing opportunity.

Sponsorship Fee: Cost varies. Contact Brian Van Norman for more details.


Lunch on the Exhibit Floor Sponsorship

We all love to eat—and our goal each day is to keep the attendees on the show floor as much as possible. Get your company name out to the Congress attendees by sponsoring a lunch. Your company name will be listed on signage near the food service.

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000
Sunday's Lunch: SOLD—Thank you! 

Monday's Lunch: SOLD—Thank you!

Name Badge Lanyards Sponsorship

Make every show attendee a walking ad for your company! Instead of clipping a badge to their clothing, attendees will appreciate a lanyard to hang around their necks imprinted with your company name and logo.

Sponsorship Fee: $7,000
SOLD—Thank you!

P.W. Paws Sponsorship

Everyone loves APWA's adorable 10-ft-tall mascot. P.W. Paws is present throughout Congress to welcome attendees to sessions, entertain people on the exhibit floor and make special guest appearances at the social events. By sponsoring P.W. Paws, your company name, logo and booth number will be prominently displayed on the back of his vest bringing your company tons of visibility and smiles. Use P.W. Paws to drive traffic to your exhibit.

Sponsorship Fee: $1,000 per two-hour session or $2,000 for an exclusive full day


Popcorn on the Exhibit Floor Sponsorship

Imagine the smell of fresh popcorn wafting across the exhibit floor. Brand the popcorn bags with your company name and logo and see your company brand in the hands of the attendees!

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000 per day
Two sponsorship opportunities still available.
One Sponsorship SOLD—Thank you!


Registration Bags Sponsorship

Make a lasting impression with all Congress attendees by sponsoring the Congress tote bags. We'll print your company name and logo on one side of the tote bag and "The Best Show in Public Works" Congress logo on the other. Because many attendees keep these as mementos after the show, this sponsorship opportunity not only gives your company high visibility during the show—it also provides valuable long-term exposure for your company after the show.

Sponsorship Fee: $7,500
SOLD—Thank you!

Shuttle Bus Sponsorship

Reach a captive audience by sponsoring the shuttle bus service from the official Congress hotels to the Anaheim Convention Center. In addition to being recognized through special signage and in the Congress Program and Show Guide, your company will have the exclusive right to distribute company brochures to all the riders on the buses.

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000

Young Professionals Networking Reception

All APWA members age 35 and younger are invited to attend the fourth annual Young Professionals Networking Reception. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with other young public works professionals. You will receive signage with your company logo onsite at the reception.

Sponsorship Fee: $2,500
SOLD—Thank you!

Luggage and Coat Check Sponsor

Following a successful Congress our attendees will grab their bags and coats before leaving the Windy City. Looking for an opportunity to be the last impression attendees think of before they leave Congress? If so, the Luggage and Coat Check sponsor is the perfect opportunity to do so. Your company logo will be prominently displayed and showcased next to the check in counter.
Sponsorship Fee: $2,000 (inclusive for both Aug. 27-28)