The 2018 WOMEN BUILD NATIONS (WBN) conference is making its way to the West Coast!! This year the conference will be held in Seattle WA! The North America’s Building Trade Unions (NABTU) is pleased to announce our local co-sponsors, ANEW and Washington Build Trades. With this move to the West Coast, we anticipate attendance of 2,000 or more tradeswomen. The conference will be held at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA, October 12 – 14, 2018.

If you attended last year, you know what a tremendous opportunity this is for our region to show case our accomplishments, recognize the contributions and continuing challenges of our hard-working tradeswomen and demonstrate support for their leadership and advancement. We hope you will partner with us to welcome the conference to Seattle and ensure that all tradeswomen in our region benefit from what promises to be the largest ever convening of tradeswomen. 

As always, the goals of the conference are to recruit new women into the industry and support existing tradeswomen with more than 30 workshops and events intended to promote retention and build the knowledge and leadership skills needed to advance on the job in the union. 

Beyond attending the conference, you and or your organization can demonstrate support for tradeswomen in the following ways:

1. Consider becoming an event sponsor as described on the attached form. 

2. Promote the conference to your members/employees and consider sponsoring their attendance.

3. Donate raffle prizes. Tools, t-shirts, safety gear and other items, which will be welcome additions to the conference.

Sponsorship Information

Foreman Level Sponsorship - $50,000

Help us bring the magic to the conference as the exclusive host of the opening reception.  Participants meet up with old friends and get to network with new acquaintances as well as sponsors and exhibitors. Sponsorship includes our popular funky photo booth full of neat accessories and accoutrements designed to get attendees out of their shells and into great images. Attendees get a photo strip with their images and your logo on them and a lasting memory from 2018 Women Build Nations.

Additional perks to the Forman Level Sponsorship includes: 

o Recognition from the podium during opening remarks 

o Your name and logo on signage throughout the opening reception

o Opportunity to submit an item for conference attendees (2,000 pieces needed)

o Logo on back page of on-site guide

o Logo on Women Build Nations and ANEW’s websites with link to your organization’s URL

o Social media recognizing your organization during conference

Journeyman Level Sponsorship - $35,000

Western Washingon Sheet Metal JATC

Apprentice Level Sponsorship - $25,000


There are three available Apprentice Level Sponsorships. For your sponsorship you will receive: 

o Recognition from the podium during the opening plenary

o Your name and signage throughout the opening plenary

o Opportunity to submit an item for conference attendees 

o Organization listed on WBN and ANEW website

o Logo on back of conference brochure

Gold Level Sponsorship - $15,000


Gold Level sponsors have the opportunity to host breakfast on Saturday or Sunday, conference water stations, conference breaks, or photo booth.

Additional benefits include,

(see sponsor packages chart for full list):

• 3 conference registrations

• ½-page ad in the Conference program

• option to have an exhibit booth

Silver Level Sponsorship - $10,000


Washington State 

Bronze Level Sponsorship - $5,000


Silver Level sponsors have the opportunity to host a popcorn break on Saturday afternoon, Directional Floor Clings, or coffee breaks for Conference attendees.

Additional benefits include,

(see sponsor packages chart for full list):

• 2 conference registrations

• ¼-page ad in the Conference program

option to have an exhibit booth 


2018 WBN Sponsorship (docx)


18 WBN Sponsorship Form-ANEW (docx)