healthsystemCIO.com Private Dinners are intimate gatherings of hospital and health system IT leaders discussing common challenges in a relaxed atmosphere. As the sponsor, you get invaluable “seats at the table” where you can shape and contribute to the discussion, while forging relationships with these influential executives.
- 1 sponsor – (sponsor may bring in a partner organization to share benefits and costs)
- Approximately 15 seats total – sample breakdown:
- 11 seats – Comprised of health system IT executives and optional +1
- 3 seats – reserved for sponsor
- 1 seat – healthsystemCIO.com Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra
- 7:00-7:30 PM: Welcome, drinks
- 7:30 to 8:30 PM: Dinner
- 8:30-9:15 PM: Dessert, coffee
- All venue arrangements and payment
- Creation of invitations and registration page
- Collaborative development of guest list with sponsor
- Collaborative development of moderated discussion topics & questions with sponsor
- Issuance of invitations
- Sponsor cost: – $12,500 (sponsor may bring in a partner organization to share benefits and costs)
Calendar – Please reach out to Nancy Wilcox for dates further out
- 9/13 – New York City (available for sponsorship)
- 9/20 – Available for a custom Private Dinner*
- 10/4 – Denver (available for sponsorship)
- 10/11 – Available for a custom Private Dinner
- 10/18 – Los Angeles (available for sponsorship)
- 10/25 – Available for a custom Private Dinner
*Custom Private Dinners – Sponsor decides location
Additional Items to Consider:
- We only hold our events in private rooms at top steakhouses and other fine dining establishments with expertise in hosting business dinners.
- Attendees may bring a guest.
- Our events are held on Thursdays – with one more workday to go, folks don’t mind staying out a bit later than usual.
- Compelling educational content – In addition to our sponsor’s request, our discussion topics are sourced from the guests, ensuring they have a valuable evening.
- Networking – with guests from multiple health systems, attendees get to interact with peers they might not usually see.
- Business casual attire
Reasons to Sponsor a Private Dinner
- An introduction to prospects
- A thank you to current customers
- Obtain interactive feedback (market research) through what amounts to an executive focus group
- Meaningful time – better than five minutes in their office or trying to get a minute of their time at a conference
- Getting to know each other – it’s a dance – “get to me know me before you try to sell me”
- A live event option where the educational component is provided
Q: As a sponsor, how do I decide in which city to hold my Private Dinner?
A: Your objective will largely determine in which city to hold the event. Some sponsors may wish to invite individuals from a particular health system which is a client or prospect. Some sponsors may wish to enlarge their footprint in a particular metropolitan area by hosting individuals from a number of local institutions. Sponsor’s wishing to gather market research on a particular topic may elect to have healthsystemCIO.com suggest the Private Dinner location based on our knowledge of potential guests specializing in the area of focus.
Q: Regarding my guest list, how many names should I be ready to provide healthsystemCIO.com for sending invitations?
A: Based on your parameters, healthsystemCIO.com can identify appropriate guests for your event. That being said, you may send over the names of any targeted invitees you’ve identified.
Q: How is the focus of the evening determined?
A: The focus is established collaboratively with our sponsor and guests. Some sponsors may wish to focus on a hot topic of the day (blockchain, etc), while others will want to discuss a challenge more closely aligned with the solutions they offer. (Some topics will fit both categories.) A few weeks before the event, healthsystemCIO.com will write a list of proposed topics for our sponsor to review. At the event, Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra will facilitate the discussion, ensuring all guests are included in the conversation.
Q: As the sponsoring organization, how should we think about how to utilize our three seats?
A: Sponsors are encouraged to send at least one person from their organization who is comfortable being an active participant in our Featured discussion of the evening – an individual who has participated extensively in health system engagements is ideal. The sponsor’s other two seats can be used for additional internal personnel, partners, or health system invitees.
Q: How is the sponsor presented in the invitations?
A: The evening is described in the following way: Hosted by healthsystemCIO.com; Sponsored by …
Q: May we bring in a partner or co-sponsor to share the costs?
A: Yes. Contact Nancy Wilcox for details on co-sponsorship.
Contact Nancy Wilcox with questions or to reserve your date.
Nancy Wilcox, Director of Sales and Marketing email@example.com 303-335-6009