Colorado Thought Leaders Forum – the most impactful business leadership community of its kind – proudly presents:
THE 22nd ANNUAL CEO FORUM 2021
FOR CEOS, PRESIDENTS, AND OWNERS ONLY
We’re producing a completely different kind of CEO Forum this year. Why?
Because our environments have changed, and a different response is required.
Tuesday, October 12th, 8–9:30 am
A tightly designed virtual event for the CEO who wants to collaborate with peers and challenge your thinking in brand-new ways, as you look ahead to 2022.
Thriving teams and cultures require cultivation.
IN-PERSON COLLABORATIVE SESSION
Wednesday, October 13th, 8–11am
At Social Capitol with up to 150 CEOs
A highly interactive in-person session for CEOs who crave deeper relationships with other CEOs and the space to cultivate new thinking with the help of peers.
Changed environments require changed mindsets.
This is a different kind of sponsorship opportunity – one that positions you among CEOs as an industry expert and innovative thinker.
Twelve Industry Experts in noncompeting and strategic industries are invited to join CTLF as co-presenters of this year’s CEO Forum.
PURPOSE To provide a fresh, highly engaging program that delivers peer wisdom, relationships, and new ideas on the future of business.
Our primary audience is CEOs and Owners leading companies with revenues of:
- $10M+ and 100+ employees
- $3M–$9M and 20–99 employees
Our secondary audience is CEOs and Owners leading companies with revenues of:
- $1M–$2M and 10–19 employees
- <$1M and 1–9 employees
The Ideal Attendee
The CEO Forum’s sweet spot is serving entrepreneurs who have a desire to learn, are intentional about building relationships, and want to grow as leaders. They understand the direct impact their leadership has on their teams and company. They have an insatiable desire to learn and place a high value on peer relationships.
Our virtual platform allows CEOs to attend from anywhere in the world.
THE GOAL & EXPOSURE
BROAD REACH & EXPOSURE GOAL
CEOs who are:
Touched by marketing: 3,000
Access content during/after event: 1,000
Register for event: 700
Attend event: 500
DEEP IMPACT & TRANSFORMATION GOAL
CEOs who are:
Actively and consistently engaged
during the entire program year: 100
Become members: 50
And 20 CEOs and their companies who are completely transformed by the CEO Forum and become an active part of the CTLF CEO Forum community.
YOUR INDUSTRY EXPERT CONTRIBUTION
$15,000 Annual Sponsorship
Industry experts play a central role in inviting CEOs to attend; therefore, as a sponsor, you are asked to:
- Invite at least 50 CEOs to one or both events: CULTIVATE and (RE)GENERATE
- Share the event in your social media channels, newsletters, and other appropriate client communications
As an Industry Expert, your contribution includes:
- Film video produced and scripted by CTLF
- Prepare a 1- to 2-page Field Guide section
- Deliver 1–3 workshops during the program year
- Attend pre- and post-event planning and debriefing meetings
THE EVENT VIDEO
Your powerful, 90-second event video will be produced by CTLF and will include:
- An introduction of yourself
- An introduction of your company and what you do to provide unique value to CEOs and their companies
- A personal message for all attendees
THE FIELD GUIDE
The Field Guide is designed to help CEOs apply the concepts in the event as they work with their Leadership Teams to plan for 2022. Therefore, up to 12 sponsors will be chosen from key industries* and will prepare a 1- to 2-page Field Guide Chapter detailing your choice of:
- Your top three insights to help a CEO effectively grow their company
- Key questions CEOs should ask themselves as they plan for 2022
- Relevant market trends and client resources
- Best practices, focusing on new and innovating strategies and thinking
THE MEMBERSHIP TRACK WORKSHOP
You are invited to produce 1–3 workshops for 60–120 minutes each. Your workshop should:
- Introduce yourself and your company
- Dive deeply into the content you shared in the Field Guide to help CEOs apply your insights in their company
- Be interactive and engaging
Two lower-level sponsorship opportunities available upon request.
Sponsor contributions are required for an invitation to return as a Sponsor the following year. Sponsor industry examples include: Accounting/Auditing, Banking/Wealth Management, Benefits, HR/Training, Insurance, Law, M&A/Investment Banking, Sales/Marketing, and Technology/Security/Software Development.
Note: Your Field Guide submission and personal message video will be approved to ensure it aligns with the new insights that will be shared at the event, thereby positioning you as a business leader of the future. Your workshop will be approved to ensure it aligns with the uniquely authentic and engaging culture that is CTLF so that it has the deepest impact possible on those who attend.
YOUR INDUSTRY EXPERT value
Be a part of a small group of CEOs and companies who are investing in helping Colorado CEOs succeed.
Receive significant exposure to your most important audience.
Elevate your reputation with clients, prospects, and other CEOs by inviting them at no charge.
Gain direct access to CEOs as you engage throughout the program year and build new peer relationships.
GIVE GENEROUSLY WITH UNLIMITED FREE REGISTRATIONS
Sponsors may invite an unlimited number of CEOs to attend for free. You may also bring your team members to represent you among the CEOs who attend. Guidelines apply.
TELL YOUR STORY THROUGH A PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
Sponsor CEOs will be featured in a promotional video produced by CTLF and Garlic Media Group to introduce yourself, your company, and share a personal message to CEOs.
ACCESS TO A PROFESSIONAL VIDEO FOR COMPANY USE
All videos will be provided to sponsors for your own use after the event.
DEMONSTRATE YOUR EXPERTISE AND VALUE THROUGH THE FIELD GUIDE
The Field Guide will be given to all CEOs who register. The purpose of this resource is to provide useful, forward-thinking insights that they can use with their leadership teams as they plan for 2022.
ONGOING EXPOSURE THROUGH POST-EVENT CAMPAIGN
Event content, partner videos, and the Field Guide will be redesigned as a post-event marketing campaign to reach CEOs who were not in attendance.
DELIVER DEEP VALUE AND IMPACT THROUGH PARTNER-LED WORKSHOPS
CTLF will promote and co-produce up to two workshops where you can personally deliver your Field Guide insights to help leaders apply them inside their companies and demonstrate your expertise and value in a tangible way.
HOST AUTHENTIC CEO CONNECT EVENTS
Throughout the program year, CTLF will deliver a series of CEO Connect events with a combination of lunches, happy hours, and virtual gatherings where CEOs will gather to engage in meaningful connection.