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Navigating Traditional Businesses In The Digital World

 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Digitalization presents countless opportunities to optimize business operations. But how do you transform your traditional business into a Digital Leader?

Join us at the GACC Midwest Digitalization Forum on October 13 and hear how to digitalize business processes and what to do with big data.

Keynote speaker Howard Tullman, Serial Entrepreneur and CEO of 1871, will explore trends and developments in digital technologies alongside panelist such as Siemens and Cebit.

The Digitalization Forum will be held in conjunction with the GACC Awards Gala.

 


DATE:
Friday, October 13, 2017


TIME:
11:30 am - 3:30 pm


LOCATION
: 
1871 Auditorium
For more details see the "Location" tab


PRELIMINARY AGENDA:

11:30am -
12:30pm        

Registration & Networking

12:30pm -
1:15pm

   

 Welcome & Keynote

               

Howard Tullman 
CEO
1871


1:15pm -
2:00pm

Panel 1 
Disrupt Traditional - Optimization through digitalization

  • Understand how to drive growth through digitalization
  • Explore how to innovate your everyday business processes using digitalization

Moderator

                 

  Jochen Renz
 Managing Partner 
            New Mobility Consulting                             


Speakers

Lindsay Landsberg
Principal
Boyden

Dr. Stefan Loelkes
CSO
MPDV USA


Jennifer O'Rourke

Illinois Blockchain Business Liaison;
Deputy Director
Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

More speakers to follow soon.

2;00pm-
2:15pm


Startup pitches (selected 1871 startups)

2:15pm -
2:45pm

Networking Break 
Sample traditional German beer from Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr 

   

2:45pm -
3:30pm

Panel 2
Leveraging Insights - Putting big data to good use

  • Learn how Big Data can help your business
  • Hear about opportunities on how to make data work for you

Moderator

                            

  Jochen Renz
 Managing Partner 
       New Mobility Consulting                            


Speakers

  


Rajiv Sivaraman
Vice President Business Development Data Services
Siemens Industry, Inc

Adrian Pittman
Product Specialist
Built Lab

More speakers to follow soon

 

Light snacks will be provided

New 2017 Location!

Nearby Parking


210 N. Wells Self-Park:

  • Enter on Wells Street and Post Place (between Franklin Street and Wells)
  • Pull a "timed" ticket to lift the gate and park your vehicle
  • Take your parking ticket with you for validation at 1871 Reception


SpotHero:

  • Book discounted parking just steps away using SpotHero

 

 

Elevators to 1871

Once inside Merchandise Mart, use one of the following elevators to reach the 12th floor: 

Orleans Street elevator bank:

  • Closest elevator to the 1871 entrance on the 12th floor


Main/Corporate elevator bank:

  • Closest elevator to the Merchandise Mart main entrance parallel to the Chicago River
  • Exit the elevator on the 12th floor
  • Take a right down the long hallway to 1871


Wells Street elevator bank

Maximum Brand Exposure for Your Business

  • Align your brand with the very best in the German-American business community
  • Be recognized as a leader in Digitalization
  • Customized packages available to help you achieve your marketing goals

See the detailed sponsorship opportunities below or the downloadable flyer to the right for more information.

For questions or to customize a package, contact Kirsten Schmandt.

Official Event Sponsor | $10,000 | SOLD

  • Recognition as Official Event Sponsor
  • Opportunity to give welcoming remarks (content to be approved by GACC Midwest)
  • Prestigious logo placement on programs, screens and signage
  • Prime exhibit space for marketing materials
  • Full page advertisement in the event program given to each attendee
  • Logo printed on the attendee name badges
  • Logo presence in all marketing material related to the event (print & digital) 
  • Two (2) GACC Awards Gala tickets ($790 value)

Exclusive Panel Sponsor | $4,000 |

Limited to one sponsor per panel 

  • Company provided sign displayed during the panel 
  • Prestigious logo placement on programs, panel screens and signage
  • Logo presence in all marketing material related to the event (print & digital) 

Exhibiting Sponsor | $3,500 |

  • Prime exhibit space for marketing materials
  • Prestigious logo placement on programs, screens and signage
  • Logo presence in all marketing material related to the event (print & digital) 
  • ½ page advertisement in the event program

Digital Experience Sponsor | $3,000* |

  • Showcase your innovative digital technology
  • Prime exhibit space to present your product
  • Prestigious logo placement on programs, screens and signage
  • Logo presence in all marketing material related to the event (print & digital) 
  • 1/2 page advertisement in the event program

*Pricing is flexible - Contact us about your product

Speaking Opportunity | $1,500 |

Limited to up to five sponsors per panel

  • Opportunity to speak as a panelist on one of two panels
  • Logo and speaker profile in the event program
  • Speaker and company listed on GACC website with link to a detailed speaker profile
  • Logo presence in all marketing material related to the event (print & digital) 

Panel 1: Disrupt Traditional - Optimizing through digitalization
Panel 2: Leveraging Insights - Putting big data to good use

Networking Break Sponsor | $2,500 |

Limited to one sponsor

  • Logo and promotional materials on tables during the Networking Break
  • Prestigious logo placement on programs, screens and signage
  • Logo presence in all marketing material related to the event (print & digital) 

Pre-Event Networking Sponsor | $2,500 |

  • Logo and promotional materials on tables during registration and pre-event
  • Prestigious logo placement on programs, panel screens and signage
  • Logo presence in all marketing material related to the event (print & digital) 

Charging Station Sponsor | $2,500 |

  • Give attendees the power to keep going with a company provided device charging station
  • Exhibit space for marketing materials
  • Logo presence in all marketing material related to the event (print & digital) 

Media & Mailing Sponsor | $2,000 |

  • One (1) Twitter post on a subject of your choice (content to be approved by GACC Midwest)
  • Logo placement on electronic event mailings
  • Logo presence in all marketing material related to the event (print & digital) 

Event Material Sponsor | $1,500 |

Limited to one sponsor

  • Company provided notepad & paper to be given to all event attendees
  • Logo presence in all marketing material related to the event (print & digital) 

Exclusive Lanyard Sponsor | $1,500 | SOLD

Limited to one sponsor

  • Exclusive allocation of company logo lanyards (provided by the sponsor)
  • Logo presence in all marketing material related to the event (print & digital) 

Add-On: Event Program Sponsor | $750 |

Grow your potential - add a full page advertisement to any of the above packages or purchase an advertisement slot on its own! 

  • Full page color advertisement in the printed event program to be given to all event attendees

Add-On: Multi-Event Sponsor

Get maximum exposure for your business and receive special discounts on a combined package for sponsoring multiple events! 

Any combination of events can include but is not limited to:

For more information about a customized multi-event package, contact Kirsten Schmandt!

Your Idea Here!

Have a creative sponsorship idea you would like to propose?

Bring your idea to life - contact us today!


Let Your Expertise be Heard - Speak at the 2017 Digitalization Forum!


Have you optimized your business processes using digitalization or implemented innovative software to benefit your or your clients' business? 

Position your company among other digital leaders and potential clients.


Several speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available:

  • A moderator for each panel
  • Speakers for two panels (up to 5 speakers per panel)

Panel 1: Disrupt Traditional - Optimizing through digitalization
Panel 2: Leveraging Insights: Putting Big Data to Good Use

Interested in speaking or have questions? Contact Kirsten Schmandt today!

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Kirsten Schmandt

Manager, Events & Membership

Chicago

+1 (312) 494-2176
+1 (312) 644-0738
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