FOSS4G-BE 2016 Call for Sponsors

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FOSS4G Belgium 2016

After the very succesful FOSS4G Belgium event in 2015, OSGeo.be will organise another edition of the FOSS4G Belgium Conference on Thursday 22 September 2016.

FOSS4G conferences gather developers and users of Open Source geospatial software as well as managers and decision-makers from around the world to discuss new directions, exciting implementations, and growing business opportunities in this domain. Recent years have seen substantial changes in the geospatial industry. One of those changes has been the growth in maturity and adoption of Free and Open Source solutions. In many cases organizations are using a mixture of open and closed source solutions.

We are looking for sponsors who want to support this event.

Target Audience and Structure of the Event

The goal of the conference is to target a broad audience of at least 300 participants.

There will be plenary sessions with a high-level keynote speaker (tbd), a main track with presentations of use cases, one side track targeting IT-officers and covering the practicalities of the use of FOSS4G in institutional settings, and a second side track targeting developers of FOSS4G.

Presentations and debates with be both in English and in the major official languages of Belgium: Dutch and French.

See the event web page for more information.

Date and Venue

The event will take place on September 22, 2016 in the beautiful new conference facilities of the [http://www.environnement.brussels/ Environment and Energy Agency] of the Brussels Capital Region which supports the event by providing the location.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

The following table lists the lower limits of different sponsoring levels and the corresponding benefits sponsors get at the event for their support:

Niveau Prix Select your place Mention on stage Parking CV before the event Exhibition space Page in programme "Poster Track" in Auditorium "Poster Track" in Aqua & Sylva Logo on main web page Logo on web page of sponsors List of participants Access to the CV after the event Offer
Platinum 1000 € X X 2 X X X (1 page) X X X X X X X
Gold 750 € 1 X X X (1/2 page) X X X X X X X
Silver 500 € X X X X X X
Bronze 250 € X X X X
  • Select our place: The organization will provide a map of the stands and conference rooms. The Platinum sponsor will be able to choose first the place of his stand in the Atrium and the place for the “Track Poster” in the conference room.
  • Mention on stage: The Platinum sponsors will have the logo of their organization placed on scene in the Auditorium.
  • Carpark: The Platinum sponsors will receive two parking spaces on the site of Turn & Taxi for event.
The Gold Sponsors will profit only one.
  • Access to the CV before the event: Following many request, the organization puts on the Web an email box for CV’s; those will be available before the event for our sponsors Platinum and Gold.
  • Exhibition space: A place with a table two chairs and electrical plug in the Atrium for the sponsors Gold and Platinum.
  • Page in the program: A whole page is booked for our sponsors Platinum, half for our Gold sponsors.
Our sponsors will have to provide us logo & image and text for October 15th, 2017 at the latest.
  • "Poster Track": We invite our sponsors to develop their activity and their commitment in the Open Source community. Starting from the level Bronzes, we solicit our sponsors so that they prepare a poster showing a development or specific project developing their company in a project using mainly components of the Open Source community.
These posters will be exposed in the various conferences.
- The sponsors Gold and Platinum will have the privilege to expose in the Auditorium
- The sponsor Bronze will be able to expose in the rooms Aqua and Sylva 
  • Logo on main web page: The sponsors beyond Bronze have their logo of company taken again on all the Web site pages.
  • Logo on web page of sponsors: From sponsors Bronzes their logo of company taken again on the page sponsor and in the papers publications refer the event of Foss4G-Belgium
  • List of participants: We will transmit to our sponsors the list of the participants registered having made their agreement, one week before the event
  • Access to the CV after the event: The CV receipt by the organization will be transmitted to our sponsors, shortly after the event.
  • Offer: We offer space for our sponsors to publish specific jobs in geomatics.

Contact

If you are interested in sponsoring FOSS4G-BE then please contact sponsors@foss4g.be.


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