ICST Sponsorship

General Sponsorship Packages

Sponsoring an ICST conference provides a company with the unique opportunity to promote its activities and product line, and to increase its visibility within a highly specialized, influential community. Acknowledgments of the sponsors - such as the company's name, product and linked logo - will appear on the main conference web page and on all event-related official documentation. In addition, sponsors can become involved through a wide array of different channels, such as sponsoring social events, providing awards for participants and speakers, and organizing an exhibition or demo on the site of the conference.

Workshop, Exhibit and Award Sponsorship Packages

Workshop sponsorships provide an avenue for companies to sponsor specific sub-events of a general conference. Workshops usually deal with specific subjects that may fall outside the general scope of the conference but are complementary or related to the main topics. Workshops can be platforms for non-research type contributions and they bring the audience together for a more intimate, focused and less formal discussion.

Exhibits and Demos are mainly used by corporate sponsors who wish to showcase their innovations, prototypes and mature products. The nature of exhibits largely varies depending on the special and technical requirements of the exhibitors. Some exhibits are dynamic and interactive. Others are static and only require basic technical support. Some exhibitors require having their own booths set up on site of the conference, while others only request some tables and chairs to be arranged for them. The preset exhibit packages explained below are negotiable.

Award Sponsorships are opportunities to recognize the academic/scientific achievements of individuals, teams and organizations. Through the ICST Award Sponsorship Packages, sponsors can financially support the participation of selected keynote speakers, academics and students at a particular conference. Award sponsors can choose to provide registration, travel and accommodation grants to participants whom they would like to invite to the conference. Award sponsorships are recognized as a gesture of benevolence and generosity towards the scientific or student community and thus are common tools of corporate marketing and public relations.

For a complete listing of all elements of the Workshop, Exhibit, Keynote Sponsorship Packages, and the Best Student Paper, Best Paper and Student Participation Award, please refer to the table on page #4 of the PDF file.

Social Event Sponsorship Packages

Social event sponsorship is the most creative way for sponsoring organizations to generate exposure. They provide an opportunity to bring in certain forms of entertainment to the conference program and augment the informal and social aspects of the event. Sponsors can take advantage of the generally scheduled social events at conferences, such as the welcome reception, the coffee breaks or the banquet, or alternatively, they can sponsor special events particularly organized upon their initiative, such as wine and cheese tasting, sightseeing tours, industrial site visits, artistic performances, etc.

Special Social Event Sponsorship EUR 2,000 - 3,000

Special social event sponsorships represent resourceful opportunities for sponsors to engage the conference community in dynamic interactions. The cost of sponsorship varies largely, based on the nature of the planned activity, the location of the conference and the number of conference participants. Activities can include artistic performances, local sightseeing tours, culinary programs, or visits to places of historical or cultural interest. Potential sponsors interested in opting for this sponsorship category should contact the ICST Conference Coordinator for an exact sponsorship estimate.

For a complete listing of all elements of the Welcome Reception/Banquet, Luncheon and Coffee Break Sponsorship Packages, please refer to the table on page #5 of the PDF file

Besides the above described preset sponsorship packages, ICST conferences also offer general group attendee discounts up to 10% in case of 10 to 20 attendees and 15% for 20 or more attendees. For sponsoring organizations, the discount rate doubles: 20% in case of 10 to 20 attendees and 30% for 20 or more attendees.

In addition, companies and organizations can participate in a wide array of additional ways, such as organizing a panel discussion, taking part in an industry-watch session, giving a technical tutorial, or submitting a technical paper.

Please note that all Conference Sponsorship Packages can be tailor-made to your organization's specific needs. If you are interested to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact sponsorship@icst.org.