Corporate Marketing Opportunities


Highlighting your company alongside IDA allows you to reach district leaders in some of North America's most dynamic cities. This unique audience is filled with purchasers needing goods and services that enhance urban places. IDA can help you determine how to reach these city leaders based on your goals. Companies of all sizes enjoy an array of marketing benefits to help maximize the return on your investment. We enjoy working with corporate partners to strengthen the industry and our downtown districts.

Become a Sponsor

IDA positions corporate partners as industry leaders through targeted content, special promotions, and highly visible events. We provide access to an industry with buying power of $3 billion dollars in the downtown management marketplace. More than 4,200 professionals are connected through IDA and enjoy the weekly newsletter, event communications, webinar promotions and research updates. Comprehensive partnerships tailored to meet your goals are available to help you engage with city leaders.

“We love sponsoring IDA because IDA works hard to turn sponsorship into partnership. The organization is growing its focus on effective thought leadership — research, dialogue, best practices. We have been pleased and honored to be invited to contribute and we definitely benefit from the results."

— David Dixon, FAIA, Urban Places Group Leader, Stantec

Year-long Marketing Opportunities


Event Sponsorships

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Questions? Connect with Tracie Clemmer to learn more at

Host a Webinar

Host a special co-branded webinar with IDA to reach city leaders across the country. Showcase your innovative solutions by explaining to this unique audience how your company enhances urban districts. You will enjoy an array of marketing benefits throughout the campaign. Special interest webinars are limited to six per calendar year and have been extremely successful in communicating new solutions. IDA will work with you to present your company’s services and maximize your investment. Recorded webinars are available for download 12 months post event date. Contact Tracie Clemmer at for details today.

"As our urban footprint grows, we have benefited from access to IDA’s network of downtown managers. Their knowledge enhances our understanding of urban retailing trends, and they are strong, local advocates for economically healthy urban cores. Target is proud to support the work of the International Downtown Association and its members."

— John Griffith, Executive Vice President, Property Development, Target


Become an Exhibiting Sponsor

Exhibit space in the form of Breakout Room Hosting is available during each regional event. Sponsors also enjoy networking in the tradeshow through our year-round opportunities as space is included in each sponsor package! Grow your business with exposure to city leaders with purchasing power. Exhibiting allows you to meet prospects face-to-face and further relationships with current clients. IDA's tradeshow sells out quickly each year. Please review year-long sponsorships that include exhibit space, and reserve your booth today so your company doesn't miss out!

Questions? Contact Tracie Clemmer at

Advertise Online

IDA offers a number of platforms to get your brand, product, or service noticed. Advertise in IDA's weekly e-newsletter, Inspired; on the 24/7 virtual networking tool, IDEA Connection; or on the most visited section of IDA's website, the Downtown Career Center.

Download the 2017 Media Kit to learn more
about your options to easily reach thousands of city leaders.

"IDA provides tremendous value to its sponsors. Our firm has been a supporter of IDA for years, and this relationship has translated into returns that are much greater than our investments — both in bottom-line business terms as well as professional and personal development. The staff is very responsive and will work with you to figure out what best suits your needs and positions you for true, lasting success in the world of downtowns."

— Chris Beynon, AICP, Principal, MIG, Inc.

Beware of “Free” Show Guide Listings

FAIR Guide (by Construct Data Publishers Verlag AG)
Expo-Guide (by Commercial Online Manuals)

Please be advised that both of the above are known to solicit exhibitors with deceptive and misleading solicitations to make exhibitors believe that they are providing a free listing to you as an exhibitor. IDA does not endorse or associate with either of the above and they are contacting you without authorization. Your exhibitor listing in the IDA program is included in your booth cost and managed by Tracie Clemmer. Both scams use misleading language suggesting a “free” listing. However, by signing the form, you are entering into an agreement requiring you to pay a significant amount of money with no foreseeable benefits. IDA provides you with an exhibitor kit with everything you might need to enhance your booth space.

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