Grow Your Business with LES

The most successful professionals in the intellectual capital community leverage their Licensing Executives Society (LES) involvement into deal-making opportunities.

With more technology transfer executives, the highest-caliber opportunities to connect with them and LES’s commitment to you and your business development objectives, you will receive unmatched exposure designed to help you develop your crucial relationships and attract new ones.

LES represents a highly diverse community of professionals who collaborate across multiple industries and sectors. Leverage the power of our network and connect with members to increase brand awareness, promote thought leadership, reach key prospects, showcase new products and services, and stand out among your competitors.

Who is LES?

For more than 50 years, the Licensing Executives Society (LES) has been the leading association for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals to achieve professional and personal success. Whether you are new to licensing or an experienced licensing executive, LES is your professional home.

LES is a welcoming business community that empowers, connects, and celebrates IP professionals through: Education, Best Practices, Networking, Participation and Mentoring.

Is LES a good fit for you?

LES and it’s members should be attractive to you if you work in any of the following areas:

Competitive Intelligence
Corporate Licensing/Business Development
IP and Technology Commercialization
IP Project and Portfolio Management
IP Tools and Technology Solutions/Software
Legal Services
Patent Application Services
Patent Brokerage
Patent Intelligence Services
Patent Search
Patent Translation Services
Research and Development
Risk Assurance
Royalty Audits
Statistical Modeling and Analytics
Talent Acquisition and Recruitment
Technology Transfer
University and Government Interface
Valuation Services

LES 2020 Annual Meeting

October 18-20

Loews Philadelphia, PA

600+ IP and Technology Transfer Executives

Join us in Philadelphia for 2+ days of networking, learning and growing your business.

Your clients, prospects and competitors will be there. Will you?


Become a GEM Level Sponsor at the 2020 Annual Meeting and ensure your brand and message will be noticed by our influential and innovative audience. Combine any number of sponsorship options below to reach the various levels of spend and receive the corresponding level of Gem Sponsor recognition.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Lanyards – $15,000 – Exclusive

The best promotional item is one that gets used, and no item gets more use or exposure than the lanyard for the name badges worn by everyone at the conference. (Item to be co-branded with LES, produced by LES.)

Opening Plenary Session – $15,000 – Exclusive (Monday)

Capture the attention of attendees before and during one of the most anticipated events of the entire conference. Be the host and you can guarantee yourself great exposure to the most captivated audience. Expected attendance: 500+ Sponsorship includes: 1 minute sponsor thank you, opportunity to introduce speaker

Padfolios – $15,000 – Exclusive

Show your support by sponsoring the official Conference Padfolio! Each attendee will receive this item during registration and are sure use it throughout the event, as well as when they return to the office.

Wednesday Morning Plenary Session – $10,000 – Exclusive (Wednesday)

This session provides you with unmatched exposure in a session that will surely attract attention. Expected attendance: 300+. Sponsorship includes: 1 minute sponsor thank you, opportunity to introduce speaker

Conference Flash Drives

Make an impression that will last as long as the Conference Flash Drive by putting your logo on the most popular and visible giveaway used by conference attendees. Sponsorship includes: one (1) 10MB file (video, .pdf). (Item to be produced by LES.)

Conference WiFi

Help attendees stay connected at the conference by sponsoring the Conference WiFi. Provide attendees with access and be graciously recognized at the hot spots throughout the Summit. Sponsorship includes: opportunity to name the network and password

Luncheon – Business Meeting & Deals of Distinction Awards

Hosting this luncheon is a targeted opportunity to make a lasting impression.  Add your giveaways or other marketing techniques to draw extra attention to your company and this luncheon can get you the exposure you’re looking for. Expected attendance: 500+. Sponsorship includes: 1 minute sponsor thank you

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker (Tuesday)

This Luncheon and keynote speaker  offers attendees moments of reflection and inspiration  and feature some of the largest captive audiences at the event.
Expected attendance: 500+. Sponsorship includes: 1 minute sponsor thank you, opportunity to introduce speaker

Hotel Key Cards

How many times do you use your room key? Gain unprecedented exposure with attendees by having your company’s logo and brand message on their hotel key cards.

Mobile App – $7,500 – Exclusive

The conference Mobile App helps attendees navigate conference educational and networking opportunities, as well as provides an easy-to-use environment to connect with peers. Sponsor this powerful tool and position your company in the forefront of innovation and technology trends.

Women in Licensing Breakfast – $7,500 – Exclusive

This special breakfast features a speaker and focuses on supporting and advancing women in the Licensing industry. This sponsorship is the perfect way to align your company with this initiative and also to get a chance to meet many of the exceptional women of LES.
Expected attendance: 150. Sponsorship includes: 1 minute sponsor thank you

Concurrent Workshops – $7,000 – 8 Workshops per day, Exclusive for each day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

These sessions feature multiple short-format, interactive learning sessions over 3 days of the Annual Meeting, and are a great way to position your company as an innovation leader in the minds of our attendees. Sponsorship includes: logo recognition during all workshops during one day

Board of Directors Dinner


There’s no better way to get your message across to attendees than with that first cup of coffee. Help them get their day started right before a long day of learning. Expected attendance: 400+

Charging Station – $5,000 (4 available)

Provide a place for attendees to recharge their devices throughout the conference: a much needed and appreciated service. Sponsorship includes: opportunity to brand the charging station with your logo and company artwork/colors, opportunity to provide a video that will be looped on the charging station screen.

Closing Reception – $5,000 (1 or 2 sponsor slots available)

Wrap up the conference in style by sponsoring the Closing Reception.
Expected attendance: 400+. Sponsorship includes: Opportunity to provide giveaway/promo item, logo recognition during reception

Conference Pens – $5,000 – Exclusive

Elevate your visibility at the conference by placing your company logo and brand message on the conference pens which will be distributed to all attendees in the conference tote bags.

Conference Tote Bags

Another great way to put your brand message in front of conference attendees is by sponsoring the Conference Tote Bags. Each attendee will receive a tote bag branded with your company logo or brand message at registration, and attendees often use these bags throughout the conference to carry their belongings and all of the fun giveaways they pick up throughout the event.

New Member & First-time Attendees Reception – $5,000 – Exclusive (Sunday)

This exciting event is the perfect way to make your mark on conference newbies by being one of the first sponsors they see during the event. Capitalize on the excitement and be the exclusive sponsor of this reception. Attendance 100+

Sector Receptions & Cocktail Competition – $5,000 (4 slots available)

Everyone loves a little competition among friends and colleagues, especially when it involves cocktails! Sponsor these memorable receptions as attendees group up by sectors to network and share knowledge related to their industries. Sectors include: Chemicals/Energy/Environment and Materials, High Technology, Life Sciences, Industry/University/Government Interface, Life Sciences and Consumer Products.

Welcome Reception – $5,000 (4 available) (Sunday)

Help kick off the conference in style! The Welcome Reception provides your organization with an ideal opportunity to connect with attendees during one of the most exciting times of the conference. As the sponsor of this prominent option, you’ll be noticed by everyone and recognized as a major industry player. Include some promotional items and giveaways and you’ll up your wow factor. Expected attendance: 400+. Sponsorship includes: Opportunity to provide giveaway/promo item, logo recognition during reception

Young Members’ Congress Reception – $5,000 – (4 available) (Sunday)

Sponsor the Young Members’ Congress Reception and gain access to all of the fresh faces in the industry. Share your brand message as these Young Members build new relationships. Sponsorship includes: logo recognition during the reception, opportunity to provide a giveaway/promo item.

5K Fun Run – $1,500 – Exclusive (Tuesday)

Sponsor this fun gathering and gain access to arguably some of the most ambitious attendees of the event. Reward these go-getters by providing snacks and beverages to fuel up before and recover after the run and your brand message is sure to make a lasting impression. Attendance: 35+ Sponsorship includes: opportunity to feature your company logo on shirts for participants

Networking Breaks – 2 Breaks per day

Monday – $2,500 Exclusive
Tuesday (Extended Day)
Wednesday – $2,500 Exclusive
Sponsorship includes: opportunity to place handouts/promo items on tables in the Networking Break room(s)

Sessions – $3,500.00 3 Available, Exclusive for each day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Position yourself as a thought leader by aligning your brand with the educational sessions. Sponsors will have recognition at all sessions in a single day, giving your company unprecedented exposure as a knowledge leader in the industry.