Sponsorship Opportunities

MBGH 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

MBGH’s educational programs address timely topics including health benefits, health care reform, health improvement and wellbeing. An overview of our 2024 monthly programs is provided below.

  • IMPORTANT: 2024 Sponsorships are now open to all. If you're interested in securing a sponsorship, be sure to act fast as they are first come, first served. A waitlist has begun for all 2024 Annual Conference sponsorships (and exhibit booths). Contact us today to be added to the waitlist.


For membership inquires, please contact Mark Pfleger: mpfleger@mbgh.org.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Mindy McBee: mmcbee@mbgh.org.

About MBGH

MBGH serves as a trusted source for employers and health benefit professionals who are seeking solutions to better manage the costs of benefits and the health and productivity of their covered populations. MBGH serves over 150 companies who provide benefits to over 4 million lives, with employer members spending more than $15 billion on health care each year.


Employer Members' Employee Population

Our monthly educational programs offer sponsors:

  • Access to decision makers – with 50% of attendees represented by health benefit professionals.
  • Opportunity to provide an employer panelist for Forum level sponsors.
  • Excellent networking opportunities with leading HR/health benefits professionals and other key stakeholders.
  • Recognition on podium and exhibit booth for Forum and Exhibit levels.

Sponsorship Information for 2024 Monthly Events
Sponsorship Level Forum* Exhibit Resource
Member Fee - Full-day Event   $5,500 $3,500 $2,000
Non-Member Fee - Full-day Event  $7,000 $5,000 $3,000
Employer panel participation* Yes* No No
Video played during event (1 minute or less) Yes Yes Additional $500
(only 2 available)
Exhibit booth Yes Yes No
Attendee list (email addresses, one-time use after event) Yes Yes Yes
Website posting of Logo (case study and company overview on event mobile app) Yes Yes Yes
Sponsor logo shown day of event Yes Yes Yes
Sponsor staff passes
ability to purchase additional passes for $50 each for February, March, June & September events only
2 1 1
Employer client passes
Opportunity to invite, as your guest and at no additional fee, your employer clients
5 5 5

* Forum Sponsorships -  Provide an employer client (health benefits professional) to participate on a speakers’ panel. This employer will share a brief, non-branded case study presentation to include the business case for a solution offering, program strategy, outcomes and key-takeaways. MBGH requires the forum sponsor to confirm their employer client at least 6 weeks prior to the scheduled event (Annual Conference timeline is 13 weeks prior). Preference is an in-person speaker. If not available, a request can be made to provide a virtual presenter (MBGH approval will be required). The employer speaker does not need to be a MBGH member nor located in the Midwest.

2024 Events

May 7-8, 2024 – MBGH 44th Annual Conference – Buckle Up! Employers Driving REAL Change Through Transparency and Innovation

  • Time:8:30AM to 4:00PM CT (two days) 
  • Location: JW Marriott Chicago
  • Available: Sold out. A waitlist has begun for all sponsorships, including speaking opportunities and sponsorships that include an exhibit booth. Add to waitlist

Our annual two-day event in downtown Chicago is our most popular and most well-attended event! There are a total of 28 sponsorships that range from $4,000 to $25,000. A waitlist has started for all sponsorships, including those that include a speaking opportunity. View website

June 26, 2024 – Employer Forum on Pharmacy Benefits, Specialty Drugs and Biopharma

  • Time:8:30AM to 4:00PM CT (Breakfast served at 8AM)
  • Location: University Club Chicago (virtual participation will also be available)
  • Available: 1 Forum, 3 Exhibit, 3 Resource. View details. Sponsor submissions now open to all.

Each year this annual forum offers the latest research, information and case studies from leading employers and industry experts to identify solutions for managing biologics, specialty drugs, biosimilars and gene therapies. Key topics include strategies needed to ensure accountability and transparency with pharmacy benefit vendors; legislative updates; measuring patient outcomes; and more! In 2023 a total of 106 people attended this hybrid event. 

September 18, 2024 – Keeping up with the Ever-Changing Landscape of Obesity Management

  • Time: 8:30AM to 4:00PM CT (Breakfast served at 8AM)
  • Location: University Club Chicago (virtual participation will also be available)
  • Available: 3 Forum, 3 Exhibit, 4 Resource. View details. Sponsor submissions now open for all.

Each year, the focus of this event changes based on membership needs gathered through our annual survey. Past topics have included obesity, digital therapy, point solutions and effective benefit communications. In 2023, the event topic was obesity and 108 people attended. More to come on this half-day event!