Corporate membership benefits both your company and your employees.

Membership in the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana (WAC) will:

  • Open up new, high-quality networking opportunities. WAC members and attendees include some of the region’s most influential business, civic and political leaders, as well as a diverse demographic of highly educated and globally-minded individuals.
  • Promote brand awareness overseas with opportunities to meet with prominent international delegates, ambassadors and other diplomats.
  • Provide companies with opportunities to sponsor specific programs to increase prospects for sales to target markets, to service clients, and to make new business contacts.
  • Enhance company brand awareness through the various public relations materials distributed throughout the year, and recognition on WAC’s website.
  • Allow companies to utilize WAC programs as a tool to help achieve its marketing objectives with clients and associates.
  • Connect companies with one of the nation’s top-10 public policy networks, enabling us to provide a public forum for the discussion of timely and important issues of the day.
  • Demonstrate good corporate citizenship and support our mission of raising the global competency of the next generation of leaders. Corporate membership supports our ability to provide students and educators opportunities to take part in our events at free or discounted price and increase their competitive advantage in a global society.

WAC events are opportunities for your employees to:

  • Entertain and cultivate clients
  • Expand their personal and professional networks
  • Make new business contacts
  • Keep abreast of current domestic and foreign policy issues
  • Help your company meet marketing and PR objectives

Learn more about WAC’s Corporate Benefits by reading about our engagement levels below:

WAC PATRON ($500)

  • Two (2) tickets to each of our “World @ Home” Monthly Speaker Series evening events
  • One (1) luncheon ticket to each of our luncheon events
  • Company recognition on our website

WAC DIPLOMAT ($1,000)

  • Four (4) tickets to each of our “World @ Home” Monthly Speaker Series evening events
  • Two (2) tickets to each of our luncheon events
  • 20% discount on WAC Individual Memberships for company employees
  • Company recognition on our website, newsletters, and promotional materials

WAC EMMISSARY ($2,500)

  • Six (6) tickets to each of our “World @ Home” Monthly Speaker Series evening events
  • Four (4) tickets to each of our luncheon events
  • Invitations to select VIP Receptions with visiting speakers, diplomats and global leaders
  • 20% discount on WAC Individual Memberships for company employees
  • Company recognition on our website, newsletters, and other promotional materials

WAC ATTACHÉ ($5,000)

  • Ten (10) tickets to each of our “World @ Home” Monthly Speaker Series evening events (with preferred seating)
  • Four (4) tickets to each of our luncheon events
  • Invitation to select VIP receptions with visiting speakers, diplomats and/or global leaders
  • 20% discount on WAC Individual Memberships for company employees
  • Company recognition on our website, newsletters, and other promotional materials

WAC CONSUL ($10,000)

  • Inclusive of WAC Attaché Benefits
  • Invitation for two (2) to private receptions with visiting speakers, diplomats, and/or world leaders (limited to 30 persons)
  • Table of eight (8) to each of our luncheon events
  • Four (4) scholarship tickets to students with your company name as sponsor on name tags
  • Company logo (hyperlinked) on our e-Newsletters (2500+ subscribers)
  • Recognition at our “World @ Home” Monthly Speaker Series evening events

WAC BENEFACTOR ($25,000 and above)

  • Naming right to pre-event receptions for our “World @ Home” Monthly Speaker Series evening events
  • Opportunity to bring select speakers to company for on-site, exclusive meetings and/or presentations with company executives/employees
  • Invitation for four (4) to exclusive briefings or private gatherings with guests of honor (limited to 30)
  • Sponsor up to two (2) delegations per year from our international visitor programs for special events and the opportunity to provide corporate promotional bags and materials to delegates
  • Prominent mention and display in marketing materials and PR efforts
  • Display table for company marketing materials during events

WAC SUSTAINING SPONSOR ($50,000 and above)

  • Your company named as the presenting sponsor for our “World @ Home” Monthly Speaker Series events
  • Naming right to the region’s Academic WorldQuestTM competition, a nation-wide competition that tests students’ knowledge of international affairs
  • Podium role at evening events (includes speaker introduction and a two (2)-minute introduction about your company)
  • Opportunity to host featured speakers for private lunch/dinner with company executives
  • Opportunity to bring select speakers to company for on-site meetings/presentations with company executives and employees
  • Invitation for four (4) to exclusive briefings or private gatherings with guests of honor (limited to 30)
  • Sponsor up to five (5) delegations per year from WAC’s international visitor programs for special events and opportunity to provide corporate promotional bags and materials to delegates
  • Prominent mention and display in marketing materials and PR efforts
  • Company logo prominently displayed at all programs and international delegate events

Other Sponsorship Opportunities are also available; contact Xiao Yin Zhao, Executive Director, at (502) 561-5422 to explore possibilities.