Principal Sponsor

Invitation to support the 4th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World

The Hobart symposium will be the fourth International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World – the major international symposium series on ocean acidification.

This Symposium is a gathering of the world’s leading experts in a rapidly developing frontier of research dealing with the science of ocean acidification.

This is the first time the Symposium will be held in the Southern Hemisphere and will highlight the importance of ocean acidification for the region. The symposia typically attract over 500 participants and are prime networking events, bringing together researchers, students, and government and industry representatives.

Sponsors of the Symposium will be recognised as keen and vital supporters of research of ocean acidification research and the consequences for marine ecosystems and the economic and environmental benefits they provide.

Enquiries

Please contact Ben Thiessen at Conference Design to discuss supporting the Symposium.

We are happy to consider ideas and amendments to the packages below that maintain the spirit of supporting the Symposium at the designated levels.

Gold Sponsor

  • AUD$25,000 (incl GST)

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor on all Symposium material including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Verbal acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsorin the opening session
  • Logo on the Symposium website
  • Hyperlink on the Symposium website
  • Profile on the Symposium website
  • Logo on the Symposium App
  • Profile on the Symposium App
  • Two PDF eSatchel inserts
  • One video eSatchel insert
  • One exhibition booth
  • Four full registrations, including Symposium social functions
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on an individual sponsor slide in the plenary hall
  • Two pull-up banners in the catering area for the duration of the Symposium

Plus, choose one of:

  • Symposium Name Badges Sponsor
  • Tote Bags / Satchels Sponsor
  • Pocket Program Sponsor
  • Keynote Speaker Sponsor
  • Session Sponsor
  • Poster Session Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

  • AUD$15,000 (incl GST)

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor on all Symposium material including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Verbal acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsorin the opening session
  • Logo on the Symposium website
  • Hyperlink on the Symposium website
  • Profile on the Symposium website
  • Logo on the Symposium App
  • Profile on the Symposium App
  • One PDF eSatchel insert
  • Two full registrations, including Symposium social functions
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint sponsors slide in the plenary hall
  • One pull-up banner in the catering area for the duration of the Symposium

Plus, choose one of:

  • Keynote Speaker Sponsor
  • Session Sponsor
  • Poster Session Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

  • AUD$7,500 (incl GST)

Benefits

  • Acknowledgement as a Bronze Sponsor on all Symposium material including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Verbal acknowledgement as a Bronze Sponsor in the opening session
  • Profile on the Symposium website
  • Profile on the Symposium App
  • One PDF eSatchel insert
  • One full registration, including Symposium social functions
  • Acknowledgement as a Bronze Sponsor on a joint sponsors slide in the plenary hall

Pocket Program Sponsor

One Available for Gold Sponsors

This is a great opportunity to reinforce your branding to all delegates. Each delegate will receive a copy of the pocket program when they register at the Symposium.

Your additional benefits:

  • Logo on the cover of the pocket program
  • Advertisement on the back cover of the pocket program

Symposium Tote Bag Sponsor

One Available for Gold Sponsors

Sponsorship of the tote bag enables your organisation to be prominently displayed at the Symposium. Each delegate will be carrying their bad during the Symposium – and after!

Your additional benefits:

  • Logo and company name printed on the tote bags

Name Badge Sponsor

One Available for Gold Sponsors

This sponsorship offers prominent exposure of your organisation and logo. Each delegate will receive a name badge when they register at the Symposium.

Your additional benefits:

  • Logo and company name printed on the delegate name badges

Session Sponsor

Multiple Available for Gold & Silver Sponsors

This is your opportunity to be associated with a particular session or stream in the Symposium program.

Your additional benefits:

  • Logo and acknowledgement as supporting the session on all Symposium programs, including print, web and App

Poster Session Sponsor

Two Available for Gold & Silver Sponsors

Two poster sessions will be held during the Symposium and are always popular with delegates. Drinks will be served in the poster area.

Your additional benefits:

  • Logo and acknowledgement as Poster Session Sponsor on all Symposium material including print, PDFs and broadcast emails

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Multiple Available for Gold & Silver Sponsors

This is your opportunity to be associated with a particular speaker in the Symposium program. The opportunity is subject to the approval of the speaker and the committee.

Your additional benefits:

  • Logo and acknowledgement as supporting the attendance of the speaker on all Symposium programs, including print, web and App

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Symposium Dinner Sponsor

  • AUD$10,000 (incl GST)

The Dinner is always the highlight of the Symposium. Sponsoring the dinner is a fantastic opportunity to promote your organisation in a fun and relaxed environment. The dinner sponsorship also includes a chance to address Symposium delegates.

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as Symposium Dinner Sponsor on all Symposium material including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Verbal acknowledgement during the dinner
  • Opportunity to address delegates during the dinner (5 minutes)
  • Logo on the Symposium website
  • Profile on the Symposium website
  • Logo on the Symposium App
  • Profile on the Symposium App
  • One pass to the Symposium VIP function
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint sponsors slide in the plenary hall

Symposium Cafe

  • AUD$10,000 (incl GST)

This opportunity allows you to sponsor an area within the catering and poster hall for delegates to have informal conversations between sessions and meetings.

The cafe will have a barista serving coffee, hot chocolate and tea from morning tea to afternoon tea each day of the Symposium. The caf?s include barista, four tables and chair, assorted ottomans and up to 300 coffees per day. Power will be available if the sponsor wants to provide a display screen.

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a Sponsor on all Symposium material including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Four pull-up banners (up to 1m wide) in the Symposium Cafe
  • Logo on the Symposium website
  • Profile on the Symposium website
  • Logo on the Symposium App
  • Profile on the Symposium App
  • One pass to the Symposium VIP function
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint sponsors slide in the plenary hall

Recharge Station

  • AUD$5,000 (incl GST)

We are increasingly reliant upon our mobile devices to stay connected when away from our offices – a conference is the last place you want to run out of battery life. What could be more practical than sponsoring a phone charging station with your branding prominently displayed? Delegates can either charge their device at the recharge station or take the mobile power banks with them. Up to 16
devices can be charged at one time.

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a Sponsor on all Symposium material including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Signage on the recharge stations at the Symposium
  • Logo on the Symposium website
  • Profile on the Symposium website
  • Logo on the Symposium App
  • Profile on the Symposium App
  • One pass to the Symposium VIP function
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint sponsors slide in the plenary hall

Terms and Conditions for Sponsors and Exhibitors

Bookings & Payments

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Conference Design Pty Ltd, members of the Organising Committee and the Host Organisation are collectively referred to as The Organisers.

The Organisation listed on the sponsorship and exhibition application will be referred to as your Organisation or collectively as sponsors and exhibitors.

By returning a Sponsorship and Exhibition Booking Form you are accepting these terms and conditions.

Acceptance of Applications
Conference Design will issue a Tax Invoice once a Sponsorship and Exhibition application has been accepted.

Any advertising is not an offer capable of acceptance. The Organisers reserve the right to decline any sponsorship and exhibition application.

GST and AUD
All costs are inclusive of GST and listed in Australian Dollars.

Payments
Payment is required within 14 days of us issuing your Tax Invoice to confirm your application.

Sponsorship and exhibition entitlements, including the allocation of exhibition space, do not commence until payment has been received.

Cancellation of Sponsorship and Exhibition Bookings
Once a sponsorship and exhibition application has been accepted all payments are non-refundable. If you are no longer able to attend the conference please contact Conference Design to discuss your participation.

Cancellation or Postponement of the Conference
The Organisers do not accept any liability for losses incurred if the conference is cancelled or postponed due to an event that renders proceedings with the meeting inadvisable, illegal, impracticable or impossible.

If the conference is cancelled or postponed refunds will not be issued but available funds will be credited towards the rescheduled conference.

An unforeseen event could include, but is not limited to, an infectious disease outbreak; industrial disruptions; service provider failures; governmental restrictions or regulations; war or apparent act of war; terrorism or apparent act of terrorism; disaster; civil disorder, disturbance, and/or riots; curtailment, suspension or restriction on transportation; or any other emergency.

General Information

Disclaimer and Changes
Every effort has been made to present all the information accurately, however no liability is accepted for any inaccuracy and the Organisers reserve the right to change any published information.

The Organisers reserve the right to amend, update or delete sponsorship and exhibition packages and the exhibition floor plan.

Exhibition Floor Plan
The exhibition floor plan is subject to change without notice. The floor plan is not to an exact scale, but accurately represents the position and sizes of exhibition spaces.

Correspondence
When booking please appoint a single point of contact within your Organisation. All bookings will be recorded under the one name and all correspondence will be sent to this person.

Allocation of Exhibition Spaces
Conference Design will allocate exhibition spaces after taking into account each organisation’s sponsorship, the date of application, preferences, proximity to competitors and any other matters deemed relevant.

Insurance
All sponsors and exhibitors must have adequate insurance for the period of the conference, including public and products liability cover and professional indemnity insurance. We may request a certificate of currency.

Indemnity
Your Organisation shall indemnify and hold harmless the Organisers for any loss, damage to property or injury to persons suffered as a result of your participation in the conference, except where the Organisers are found to be negligent.

Supply of Goods and Services
The supply of any goods, services, samples or advice is entirely at your Organisation’s own risk.

During the Conference

Deliveries
Late and missing deliveries are the main concern for sponsors and exhibitors during the conference.

Please use the specified delivery labels and confirm with your courier the consignment has actually been made.

When you arrive on site have the courier name, the consignment numbers and the delivery date available.

Security
No valuable items should be left unattended at your exhibition at any time and especially not overnight. No responsibility is accepted for any loss or damage to equipment and display materials.

Representatives
Anyone from your Organisation attending the conference or guests you wish to invite to the conference must register with Conference Design before the conference. An official name badge will be required to access the meeting and exhibition area.

Custom Stands
All custom stands must fit within the purchased exhibition space. Custom stands must not exceed 3.0 metres high. If you have any questions please email us a floor plan and elevations of your proposed stand.

Delegate List
Due to privacy requirements the delegate list will be supplied on the Conference App at the time of the conference and will include name, organisation and state.

Interactive Exhibitions
Whilst we encourage you to develop entertaining and interactive displays to attract delegates, please be mindful not to disturb other exhibitors or delegates.

Storage
There is limited storage space on site for exhibition equipment or packaging.

Signage at the Venue
The venue doesn’t allow any signage to be fixed to walls or other surfaces. Your signage should be free standing to allow for easy placement and should be contained with your exhibition space.

Dismantling Displays
Due to safety requirements you will not be able to dismantle your display before the published closing time.

Damage to the Venue
Your Organisation shall indemnify the Organisers from all liability for damage to the venue deemed to have been caused by your staff, contractors, agents or guests. The cost of repairs will be the sole responsibility of your Organisation.