Conference Dates: April 25 - 29 • Expo Dates: April 27 - 28McCormick Place Convention Center, West Building, Chicago, Illinois


Sponsorship is one of the best ways to brand your organization as a leader in the Sterile Processing (SP) community and to highlight your commitment to advancing the profession. Becoming a sponsor helps your marketing dollars make a lasting impression on these SP professionals and key decision-makers. Through sponsorship, you’ll enhance the attendee's conference experience, while increasing your company’s presence and reach: this translates to direct sales.

As a sponsor, you will be able to connect with industry decision-makers. With close to 1,600 anticipated attendees, the IAHCSMM conference is the SP industry’s best place to be heard and seen. Showcase your company’s expertise at a world-class conference that provides high-quality opportunities for attendees to learn, connect, and interact with their peers.

IAHCSMM works hard during the conference to highlight those vendor partners who support the work of the organization and the SP professionals we serve. We hope you’ll join us as a sponsor. Together, we’ll make this the best IAHCSMM conference yet!


To help advance patient safety, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) created the IAHCSMM Foundation, a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization. The IAHCSMM Foundation’s primary mission is to provide valuable education and support to Sterile Processing professionals. Your generous support will help fund educational initiatives, research, scholarships, professional development grants and awards. Every little bit advances the profession and helps the Foundation carry out its goals.

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Comfort, meet style. A trendy t-shirt showcasing the Chicago skyline will easily become a wardrobe staple. Three yarns form a perfect easygoing look. Your customers will delight in bringing this home! A Chicago graphic appears on the front of each shirt, to include a tagline with the sponsor’s logo as a proud supporter of the IAHCSMM Foundation.  Net proceeds from the sponsorship will be donated directly to the IAHCSMM Foundation.

$35,000     Exclusive Sponsorship
Sponsored by Healthmark Industries

Exhibitors can also donate directly to the IAHCSMM Foundation, and receive 1 additional exhibitor priority point per $1,000 donation.

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Sponsor Education


Education is the key to professional success in the SP department, and conference attendees are eager to learn new concepts and techniques to improve department efficiency as well as individual job performance.

To bring the best opportunities and outlets for attendees, we rely on sponsoring companies that pride themselves on investing in quality educational programs throughout the attendee’s conference experience.

Please note: to become an educational sponsor for the IAHCSMM 2020 Annual Conference & Expo, your company must be registered as an exhibitor on the expo floor.

Opening Keynote

Opening the IAHCSMM Annual Conference, the keynote speaker is a favorite with attendees, and is selected as principals of the CS/SP industry, motivational speaker, humorist or community leader.

Our opening Keynote Address will be given by magician and former long snapper for the New Orleans Saints & Philadelphia Eagles, Jon Dorenbos. Dorenbos played 14 seasons in the NFL, notably making the Pro Bowl twice as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2016, Jon competed on America’s Got Talent where he showcased his skills as a sleight-of-hand magician, making it to the finals and placing third overall in the competition amongst tens of thousands of competitors. He then put his talent on display as a guest on Ellen, who quickly became one of his biggest fans and advocates. Jon has appeared on Ellen’s show in various capacities as well as on The Today Show. He just retired from the NFL after having successful open heart surgery to repair a defective aortic valve..

Known for his great sense of humor and positive outlook on life, Dorenbos is a successful motivational speaker who uses his skills as a magician and his incredible life story to inspire. Dorenbos is a seasoned speaker with more than 10 years of experience.

Co-Sponsorship Available.

$40,000Opening Keynote Address

Closing Keynote

Closing the conference will be our Keynote Speaker, Steven Pemberton. Considered one of America’s most inspiring business and HR leaders, Pemberton’s triumphant life story is about defying seemingly insurmountable beginnings as a child orphaned into foster care. As told in the major motion picture and acclaimed, best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World, adversity only fueled his desire to become a man of resilience, determination and vision. Pemberton went on to find success as a corporate executive, innovative diversity and inclusion thought leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker devoted to inspiring and helping others. Pemberton’s keynotes, like his life story, amplify his highly motivational messages: Believe in your dreams, rise above obstacles, create opportunities for others, and most of all, persevere.

Armed with a warrior spirit and a servant’s heart, Pemberton has made equality, access and opportunity pillars of both his professional and personal life. He currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for Workhuman (formerly Globoforce), a leading provider of social recognition and continuous performance development solutions. In this capacity, he is responsible for all aspects of people function from talent acquisition and human resource systems to performance management.

Co-Sponsorship Available.

$20,000Closing Keynote Address

Educational Sessions

Each conference educational session is thoughtfully curated to meet the growing needs of Sterile Processing professionals and features an in-depth look at an SP-focused topic.

$5,000Pre-Conference Workshop
$5,000Conference General Session
$2,500Conference Concurrent Session
1 of 28 Sold: Halyard Health


Poster Presentations

Educational poster presentations are displayed for conference attendees to review on-site and are additionally referenced on the IAHCSMM website as an educational resource.

Signage provided for print posters, and digital recognition provided for on-site electronic representations.

Co-Sponsorship Available

$20,000Exclusive Sponsorship

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Sponsor Networking


Networking is a key component to any successful conference, and these opportunities allow attendees to mingle with peers and colleagues from across the globe.

Additionally, sponsored food and beverage events help keep travel costs down for attendees, an important factor when choosing to attend.

Please note: to become a networking sponsor for the IAHCSMM 2020 Annual Conference & Expo, your company must be registered as an exhibitor on the expo floor.

Opening Reception

All IAHCSMM Annual Conference attendees are invited to participate in the Sunday Opening Reception for a fun-filled evening of networking, reconnecting and relaxing with their peers in a fun, casual environment. Sponsors receive complimentary tickets for personnel to attend.

Co-Sponsorship Available

$100,000Exclusive Sole Sponsor


Attendee Lunches

Feed the needs of the industry and help attendees stay focused and refueled with a satisfying lunch that also offers attendees opportunities for one-on-one networking. Lunches are provided for all conference attendees.

Co-Sponsorship Available.

$25,000Sunday Welcome Lunch
Co-Sponsorship Available with Mobile Instrument
$50,000Monday Lunch Sole Sponsor
$25,000Monday Lunch Co-Sponsor
$40,000Tuesday Lunch Sole Sponsor
$20,000Tuesday Lunch Co-Sponsor

Evening Reception

After a full day of education and exposition participation, IAHCSMM Annual Conference attendees enjoy a spirited evening of hors d’oeuvres and beverages on Monday evening.

$45,000Exclusive Sole Sponsor
Sponsored by Healthmark Industries


Targeted Audience Functions

Whether it’s a group of educators participating in a workshop, the IAHCSMM Executive Board convening, or international attendees looking to relax and recharge, these functions provide excellent focus group marketing opportunities.

$10,000Educators Forum Lunch
$10,000Chapter Committee Lunch
$10,000Managers Workshop Lunch
$7,500StrengthsFinder Lunch

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If you’ve never considered using giveaways at an event, maybe you should start. A giveaway is an opportunity for you to cause an everlasting impression on our attendees. Not to mention the marketing opportunities. Give them something valuable and they’ll fondly remember you for months afterwards. A well-thought-out giveaway is not only useful for your attendee but will also reinforce your brand.

Please note: to sponsor an attendee giveaway for the IAHCSMM 2020 Annual Conference & Expo, your company must be registered as an exhibitor on the expo floor.

Attendee Bags

Oversized tote bags are filled with the conference program and handout materials and given to all attendees. The sponsor message is prominently displayed on one side of the bag. Useful at the conference and at home!

$25,000Exclusive Sole Sponsor
Sponsored by Key Surgical



Whether you’re feeling hot or cold, keep your drinks at the perfect temperature with this reusable, matte finish, insulated cola bottle. Double-wall stainless steel and copper lining with vacuum insulation keeps your 16oz. drinks hot for 12 hours or cold for 48 hours. Available colors are either Black, Gray, Lime, Teal or White. Includes 1 color imprint.

$20,000Exclusive Sole Sponsor


Water Bottle

Staying hydrated on the go just got easier with this single-wall, screw-on top, spill resistant reusable bottle. It’s smooth rubberized finish and easy carry handle will make this branded bottle the go-to for the gym, at work, at the park or anywhere your customers go! And no, BPA has no place here (BPA Free). Measures 10.5”h x 2.8”, and comes in either Black, Gray, Lime, Green, Navy or Red. Includes 1 color imprint.

$14,000Exclusive Sole Sponsor

Reusable Straws

Good for the planet, good for your customer! Put your brand on this silicon tip stainless steel reusable straw. It comes with a non-woven travel pouch and cleaning brush specifically fitted to the straw. Note: Cities like Chicago have passed an ordinance banning plastic straws, so this is a great way to sustainably sip! Comes in black, lime, orange, purple. Blue or red.

$6,000Travel Pouch Only
$8,000Travel Pouch + Engraved Straws


Branded Socks

Funky socks are totally in! Get in on the fun by offering a branded designer sock that will not only keep your customers warm but put a smile on their face every time they slip them on.

$10,000Exclusive Sole Sponsor


Lanyards and Badge Holders

Remind conference attendees of your brand every time they look in the mirror! Add your one-color imprinted company logo, plus either your website or phone, to each attendee lanyard. Add a full four-color graphic advertisement to the badge holder to remind attendees of your brand, message and booth location.

$10,000Lanyard Sponsorship
Sponsored by Innovative Sterilization Technologies
$10,000Badge Holder Sponsorship
Sponsored by Innovative Sterilization Technologies

PopSockets® Grip

Staying connected is important. Make handling a mobile device easier with PopSockets®. They stick flat to the back of a phone, tablet or case with its rinsible, repositionable gel. Once extended, the PopSockets® becomes a media stand for a device, a photo or texting grip, or can be repositioned lower for a video chat. It’s time to put your brand directly into your customers’ hands!

$8,500Exclusive Sponsor, One-Color Imprint
$10,000Exclusive Sponsor, Full-Color Imprint


Journal and Pen Set

In an age where information is coming at us from all directions, keep it organized with this branded 80-page lined notebook with a flat pen that uniquely fits perfectly onto the journal. Black journal with gray pen slot. Pen colors are available in black, light blue, lime green, orange, purple, red, royal blue, white or yellow. Includes 1 color imprint on notebook and 1 color imprint on pen.

$8,000Exclusive Sole Sponsor


Soft Bound Journal

Take notes, make lists, and jot down reminders on this classy Vienna Soft Bound JournalBook with a square ballpoint stylus pen. 72 sheets of white lined paper and a color matching elastic pen loop and ribbon page marker are included. Available colors are black, lime, mint green, navy, orange, pink, purple, red, silver or white. Includes deboss imprint on notebook.

$10,000Exclusive Sole Sponsor

Lip Moisturizer Ball

Chapped lips are the worst! Especially in conference centers. Do your customers a favor by providing them a sleek Vanilla Flavored branded lip moisturizer ball. Associate your brand with comfort and relief every time. Available metallic colors are blue, green, red, copper, gold or silver. Includes 1 color imprint.

$5,000Exclusive Sponsor


Travel Sanitizer

Clean hands save lives. Choose this 1.9 oz clear hand sanitizer with carabiner and beeswax base lip balm combo as a helpful giveaway during tradeshows and conferences. This sanitizer has 62% alcohol and the lip balm is free of Oxybenzone, PABA and Gluten. Carabiner colors available are black, blue, green, purple, red or silver. Sanitizer scent is citrus breeze, coconut, lavender or unscented. Lip balm flavors are cool ice, peppermint, vanilla mint or unflavored.

$7,500Exclusive Sole Sponsor


Power Bank

Charge all your electronics, anytime, anywhere with this sleek aluminum 2,200 mAh Power Bank. This is a lithium polymer Grade A battery device powerful enough to charge smartphones, MP3 players and more. It also includes an LED light. The reusable power bank charges via a USB cable (included)which can recharge the battery backup or be used to charge devices with a micro-USB input like Android smartphones from Samsung®, Motorola®, HTC®, Nokia®, and others. A blue LED indicator light turns on when device is fully charged. Available in red, black, silver or royal blue.

$6,000Exclusive Sole Sponsor
Sponsored by Halyard Health

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