Business Partnership

NEW FOR 2023!

To better align with NSGIC’s community values and advocacy, it has been decided to move away from the term ‘sponsor’. Going forward, our private sector members will be referred to as ‘business partners’.

National Connections in One Location

The NSGIC Annual Conferences and Midyear Meetings draw key decision-makers from US states and territories, eliminating the need for cross-country travel to educate customers and prospects about your offerings. Having access to many state members in one location is not only efficient; it enables business partners to gain critical insight into multiple government organizations, including how to navigate through state-specific procurement procedures. Networking with executives in the national geospatial community can translate into making the best connections to impact government policies, build partnerships and expand your business.

Customize your Business Partnership Experience

Each business partnership level comes with a set amount of points to be spent on opportunities of your choice in the following areas:

  • Networking & Relationships
  • Conference Presentations
  • Webinars & Thought Leadership
  • Event Business Partnership
  • Branding & Recognition
  • Additional Memberships & Registrations

Benefits of Year-Round Business Partnership & Membership

As a year-round business partner – and member – you will enjoy all the benefits associated with attending the Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting. Annual business partner representatives receive business memberships to allow you to:

  • Participate in topic-specific and full membership discussion forums
  • Join committees and workgroups to provide your company’s expert opinion on various topics via conference calls, webinars, emails, online discussions, and in-person meetings
  • Access the member database for member-to-member communication
  • Explore program archives and other members-only resources
  • Enjoy expanded virtual networking opportunities

First Time Business Partners

If you’ve never attended a NSGIC conference before and you are interested in learning more before committing to an annual business partnership, we offer a one-time discounted conference registration rate. To sign up, contact NSGIC staff.

Small Business & Emerging Business Parter Program

Each year, NSGIC offers 5 spots in an Emerging Partnership program. The program is designed for smaller companies, with 10 or fewer employees, so that they might participate fully in NSGIC conferences and grow towards becoming a NSGIC annual business partner at the bronze, silver, gold, or platinum level. Click below to learn more about the Emerging Partner Program.

Levels and Pricing

Key Dates To Note:

January 3 – 9, 2023
Early point enrollment period for Corporate Leadership Committee (Gold & Platinum Business Partners)

January 10, 2023
Point enrollment is open to all business partners

February 26 – March 2, 2023
2023 Midyear Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA

August 28 – September 1, 2023
2023 Annual Conference – New Orleans, LA

To Note:

  • Annual business partnership is required for the Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting participation.
  • Annual business partnership is required for business membership.
  • Some benefits have limited availability and are confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Platinum and Gold level business partners have early access to benefit enrollment.
  • All business partners-developed content must be approved by NSGIC. In the unlikely event NSGIC and the business partnership cannot come to an agreement, points may be reallocated.
  • Business partners may reassign business partnership privileges within their companies. For example, an alternate representative may participate in a conference if the originally registered representative is unable to attend.


Annual business partnership spans a period of one calendar year.

Yes. Additional points may be purchased at $125 per point.

Business Partners secure opportunities by allocating points on a first-come, first-serve basis, opening to Gold and Platinum business partners a week before full open enrollment begins in January. You are not required to allocate all of your points at the beginning of the year. You can reserve points to allocate as NSGIC determines conference logistics and confirms business partnership opportunities. You may also reallocate points at any time during the year, depending on availability of business partnership opportunities.

No. Points included with annual partnerships must be spent during the correlating business partnership cycle.

The introductory business partnership level is limited to a two-time/two-conference use per company, after which a full, annual business partnership level is required.

Business Partnership may not be split between more than one company. Points may not be shared or reassigned to other business partners.

Yes. Introductory business partners can send additional representatives at the $1,500 registration fee per attendee.