Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

The American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) is honored to be hosting the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) Conference, from September 18 – 21, 2022. We look forward to welcoming marine insurance professionals from around the world, and invite all to experience Chicago’s stunning architecture, world-class museums, famous food, Lake Michigan, and multicultural neighborhoods!

IUMI Conference

The annual IUMI Conference is the largest international marine insurance forum and the cornerstone of all IUMI activities. It reflects the organization’s Vision “to be the influential and trusted voice of global marine insurance”, and its Mission to consistently raise professional standards in marine insurance through the provision of:

  • Timely and topical information
  • Education, insight, and guidance
  • Networking opportunities
  • Effective lobbying
American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU)

Founded in 1898 with origins dating back even earlier, the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) has well over 100 hundred years of service as the trade association representing the United States ocean marine insurance industry as an advocate, education provider and information resource.  We are proud to count 40 corporate member companies and over 80 associate member companies.


The AIMU has shared a long history with IUMI, having hosted numerous annual conferences – the last one being San Diego in 2012.  Two former Presidents of IUMI also were Chairs of AIMU and nearly all technical committees of IUMI have a representative from AIMU.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

IUMI Chicago offers the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand while demonstrating your support of the global marine community. Connect with industry executives, experts, innovators and other decision-makers at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel.

Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors will have the opportunity to network with more than 500 industry leaders over a four-day program.

Join us at IUMI’s flagship annual event and enjoy Chicago!


For 2022, Chicago will be the host city of the IUMI Conference for the first time. After successful virtual conferences in Seoul and Stockholm, the AIMU is absolutely thrilled to host this conference as an in-person event.


  • Chicago rests on 234 miles of land, with 26 miles of lakefront, 25 beaches, 8,800 acres of green space and 600 parks, Chicago is the third largest city in the U.S., and home to an estimated 2.7M residents.
  • The Chicago River is the only river in the world that permanently flows backwards. It flows away from Lake Michigan, which supplies the city’s drinking water. This was done around the turn of the 20th century to prevent potential contamination from the river into the lake.
  • From the top of Willis Tower (still known to locals as the Sears Tower), you can see four states on a clear day: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
  • The Ferris wheel was invented in Chicago 1893 for presentation at the World’s Columbia Exposition.
  • In 1885, Chicago became the home of the world’s first skyscraper – the Home Insurance Building.
  • Every year, the city dyes the river green for St. Patrick’s Day and it is quite the sight to see.
  • Chicago has more moveable bridges than any other city in the world.
  • Also in 1930, Chicago opened the first planetarium in the western hemisphere: Adler Planetarium.
Cost (USD)$50,000$40,000$25,000$12,500$5,000
Exhibit SpaceTripleDoubleSingle
Free registrations6421
Day passes53211
Logo recognition in all emails and newsletters to delegatesXXX
Logo recognition on a key conference itemXXX
List of delegates two weeks in advance of the conferenceXXX
Advertising in conference materialsXXXX
A flyer in each conference bagXXXX
Logo recognition at:

  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • Conference material and a banner
  • Conference website with a hyperlink
  • Event application
Additional Sponsorship LevelsCOST (USD)Free RegistrationsDay Passes
First Timers Reception$10,0001
Welcome Reception (exclusive sponsorship – limit of 1)$25,00022
American Evening (exclusive sponsorship – limit of 1)$25,00022
Conference Bags$10,0001
Event Application$10,0001
Coffee Breaks$2,500
Student day Passes$500


Trendy and trendsetting, the 4-star Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile provides chic comfort in a vibrant city center location. Relax in beautifully appointed hotel rooms and suites, featuring modern furnishings, thoughtful amenities and exceptional views of the city and Lake Michigan. Stroll Mag Mile and visit one-of-a-kind boutiques and celebrated attractions, including Shedd Aquarium, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier and United Center. After a day exploring the Windy City, treat yourself to farm-to-table cuisine that celebrates nature’s seasonal bounty, and the Midwest’s gastronomic heritage at Harvest and Reviver, the on-site restaurants.

The hotel was built in 1978 and went through $110 million property-wide renovation recently. It boasts 46 floors, 1165 rooms, and 35 suites. Stylish hotel rooms offer chic upgrades including flat screen TVs, Marriott’s Revive® bedding, and ergonomic chairs with sleek, modern desks.

Adding to the overall experience at Chicago Marriott Downton Magnificent Mile is the 70,327 square feet of multi-use event and meeting space. Recognized as one of America’s leading business and event hotels and having been recently redesigned and enhanced, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is an award-winning destination for meetings, seminars, conferences, trade shows, and corporate events.

The conference sessions will take place in the Grand Ballroom.

The hotel is located 15 miles from O’Hare Airport and 12 miles from Midway Airport.

The typical September weather in Chicago is from 75 °F (24 °C) to 54 °F (16 °C).

Sponsors and exhibitors for IUMI 2022 will have the opportunities to showcase the company’s brand and demonstrate the support of professionalism in global marine community. Your sponsorship will bring excellent value and enable you to enjoy maximum impact at this highly prestigious conference.

Please contact Ms Elvira Rodin (sponsorship@iumi2022.com) for more information.

The sponsorship and exhibition brochure is available for download.