Planning for the 24th International Seaweed Symposium is proceeding for February 2022 as scheduled. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are planning a hybrid conference. We will have face-to-face and we will be incorporating online delivery as well. We anticipate the 2022 Symposium reaching a significantly broader audience than past symposia, in terms of both attendance and geographical reach. As such we see 2022 as being a new and positive direction for the ISS .

Having a significant online component to the International Seaweed Symposium allows us to incorporate more branding and acknowledgement for our Symposium partners. The packages we have listed below are likely to be adapted as the planning for 2022 proceeds to accommodate the mix between face to face components and online. The overall recognition of Symposium partners will be in line with the packages – the packages include the minimum recognition partners will receive at each level.

We look forward to your support of the 24th International Seaweed Symposium.

Invitation

The 2022 International Seaweed Symposium (ISS) Committee has great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the symposium as a sponsor and/or exhibitor. The symposium will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart from Sunday 13 to Friday 18 February 2022.

The mission of the International Seaweed Association (ISA) is to promote applied phycology on a global basis, and to stimulate interactions among researchers, industrialists and government representatives in all relevant institutions, organisations and industries and in all countries.

Participating as a sponsor or exhibitor provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your level of support, interest in and commitment to the industry. The symposium will provide your organisation with a number of key benefits.

  • Exposure to a qualified, relevant and influential audience before, during and after the event.
  • Networking opportunities during the symposium to promote your organisation’s products and services directly to key decision makers.
  • Build and develop long-term relationships with ISA’s members.
  • Your organisation will be perceived to be a keen and vital supporter of the industry.
  • Supporters of the symposium will consolidate existing industry relationships and develop new ones.

Sponsorship Packages

(AUD and inclusive of GST)

  • Platinum Partner: $25,000
  • Gold Partner: $15,000
  • Silver Partner: $10,000
  • Bronze Partner: $5000
  • Symposium Dinner: $10,000
  • Invited Speaker Sponsor: $8800
  • Symposium App Sponsor: $8000
  • Session Sponsor: $5500
  • Welcome Function Sponsor: $5000
  • Symposium Website Sponsor: $5000
  • Pre-Symposium Email Marketing Sponsor: $5000
  • Exhibition: $3,000

Sponsorship Opportunities 

A variety of sponsorship packages are being offered. We also invite any new proposals you may wish to put forward; the Committee is happy to negotiate a package that will be of maximum benefit to your organisation and the meeting. Please contact leesa@conferencedesign.com.au at Conference Design Pty Ltd to discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

 All costs are in Australian Dollars and include GST.

Please click on the packages below to see the inclusions.

Symposium Partnerships

Benefits to Partner:

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a Platinum Partner on all symposium materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Verbal acknowledgement as a Platinum Partner in the opening and closing sessions
  • Eight full registrations including social functions
  • Opportunity to chair one plenary session with naming rights to that session
  • Two free standing pull up banners in the plenary hall
  • Two free standing pull up banners in the catering area
  • Two exhibition spaces
  • Logo on the lectern throughout the symposium
  • Logo in the program
  • Logo displayed on an individual sponsor’s slide
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium website
  • 500-word profile on the symposium website
  • Logo in the symposium App
  • 500-word profile in the symposium App
  • Two PDF eSatchel inserts in the symposium App (max. 250KB each)
  • One promotional video in the symposium App (max. 5MB each)
  • Opt-in delegate list one month prior to the meeting

Plus a “Platinum Partner” tagged symposium logo for use on your website and emails.

Benefits to Partner: 

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a Gold Partner on all symposium materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Verbal acknowledgement as a Gold Partner in the opening and closing sessions
  • Five full registrations including social functions
  • One free standing pull up banners in the plenary hall
  • Two free standing pull up banners in the catering area
  • Exhibition space
  • Logo in the program
  • Logo displayed on an individual sponsor’s slide
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium website
  • 400-word profile on the symposium website
  • Logo in the symposium App
  • 400-word profile in the symposium App
  • Two PDF eSatchel inserts in the symposium App (max. 250KB each)
  • Opt-in delegate list in the symposium App (name, position, organisation, state/country)

Plus a “Gold Partner” tagged symposium logo for use on your website and emails.

Benefits to Partner: 

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a Silver Partner on all symposium materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Verbal acknowledgement as a Silver Partner in the opening and closing sessions
  • Three full registrations, including social functions
  • One free standing pull up banner in the catering area
  • Exhibition space
  • Logo in the program
  • Logo displayed on an individual sponsor’s slide
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium website
  • 300-word profile on the symposium website
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium App
  • 300-word profile on the symposium App
  • Two PDF eSatchel inserts in the symposium App (max. 250KB each)
  • Opt-in delegate list in the symposium App (name, position, organisation, state/country)

Plus a “Silver Partner” tagged symposium logo for use on your website and emails.

Benefits to Partner:

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a Bronze Partner on all symposium materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Two full registrations, including social functions
  • Exhibition space
  • Logo in the program
  • Logo displayed on a symposium sponsors slide
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium website
  • 200-word profile on the symposium website
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium App
  • 200-word profile on the symposium App
  • One PDF eSatchel insert in the symposium App (max. 250KB)
  • Opt-in delegate list in the symposium App (name, position, organisation, state/country)

Plus a “Bronze Partner” tagged symposium logo for use on your website and emails.

Content Opportunities

Benefits to Sponsor:

  • Logo and acknowledgement as supporting the attendance of the speaker on all symposium materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Verbal acknowledgement as Speaker Sponsor at the commencement of their presentation
  • One free standing pull up banner in the room during the presentation
  • Logo printed with the speaker in the program
  • Logo displayed with the speaker on the on-line program
  • Logo displayed on a slide before & after the speaker’s presentation
  • Logo & hyperlink displayed with the speaker on the symposium website
  • Logo & hyperlink displayed with the speaker in the symposium App

Benefits to Sponsor: 

  • Verbal acknowledgement as a Session Sponsor at the commencement of the relevant session
  • One free standing pull up banner in the room during the session
  • Logo displayed on a slide during the session
  • Logo printed with the session in the program
  • Logo displayed with the session on the on-line program
  • Logo & hyperlink displayed with the session on the symposium website
  • Logo & hyperlink displayed with the session in the symposium App

Networking Opportunities

Benefits to Sponsor:

  • Logo and acknowledgement as the Dinner Sponsor on all symposium materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Verbal acknowledgement as the Dinner Sponsor during the dinner
  • Four complimentary tickets to the Dinner
  • Opportunity to place your supplied promotional item on the dinner tables
  • Opportunity to address delegates during the dinner (5 minutes)
  • Four free standing pull up banners at prominent locations during the Dinner
  • Logo in the program
  • Logo displayed on a symposium sponsors slide
  • Logo displayed on an individual sponsor’s slide during the Dinner
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium website
  • 300-word profile on the symposium website
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium App
  • 300-word profile on the symposium App

Benefits to Sponsor: 

  • Logo and acknowledgement as Welcome Reception Sponsor on all symposium material including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Verbal acknowledgement as Welcome Reception Sponsor during the Welcome Reception
  • Four complimentary tickets to the Welcome Reception
  • Opportunity to address delegates during the Welcome Reception (5 minutes)
  • Four free standing pull up banners displayed in prominent locations during the Welcome Reception
  • Logo in the program
  • Logo displayed on a symposium sponsors slide
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium website
  • 200-word profile on the symposium website
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium App
  • 200-word profile on the symposium App

Branding Opportunities

The symposium app can deliver your brand direct to iOS and Android smart devices and for those delegates with blackberry or windows enabled devices, a web app will be available. The app will be the delegates go-to source for information on the symposium including the session program, social program, updates, session room plans, speaker, sponsor and exhibitor profiles. Delegates can use the App to schedule their sessions, make notes, rate presentations and connect and communicate with other attendees through Twitter, Facebook, an activity photos and electronic business cards.

Benefits to Sponsor:

  • Logo and acknowledgement as the App Sponsor on all symposium materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails
  • Verbal acknowledgement as the App Sponsor in the opening session
  • One full registration, including social functions
  • One free standing pull up banner in the catering area
  • Logo & hyperlink banner on the menu in the symposium App
  • Logo in the program
  • Logo displayed on a symposium sponsors slide
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium website
  • 200-word profile on the symposium website
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium App
  • 200-word profile on the symposium App
  • One PDF eSatchel insert in the meeting App (max. 250KB)

The www.iss2022.net website is the main information source for delegates in the lead-up to the meeting. Regular updates and extensive program and speaker information will ensure delegates will be visiting regularly – seeing your logo each time. The website is also an ongoing resource after the symposium and your branding will continue for 12 months after the symposium.

Benefits to Sponsor: 

  • Logo in the footer of each page of the website
  • Logo in the program
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium website
  • 200-word profile on the symposium website
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium App
  • 200-word profile on the symposium App
  • One PDF eSatchel insert in the meeting App (max. 250KB)

Your logo and web address will be included in all pre-symposium email marketing. Updates will be emailed to the mailing list prior to the symposium. This is the ideal opportunity to build your brand with delegates before they arrive at the symposium.

Benefits to Sponsor:

  • Logo in the program
  • Banner advertisement in the footer of each email (600px wide x 100px high)
  • Logo & hyperlink on all symposium broadcast emails*
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium website
  • 200-word profile on the symposium website
  • Logo & hyperlink on the symposium App
  • 200-word profile on the symposium App
  • One PDF eSatchel insert in the meeting App (max. 250KB)

* Note, other high-level sponsors will also be acknowledged on broadcast emails

Exhibition Opportunity

As an Exhibitor you will receive the following benefits:

  • One exhibition booth with a table and two chairs. Access to power is included.
  • Two exhibitor registrations, including the Welcome Function. Dinner tickets can be purchased.
  • Listing on the symposium website
  • Listing in the symposium app
  • Opt-in delegate list in the symosium App (name, position, organisation, state/country)

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 Application Form or completing an on-line Exhibition Booking 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 symposium please contact Conference Design to discuss your participation.

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

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

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

Product or Service Endorsement

Sponsorship of any symposium activity does not indicate product or service endorsement. Acceptance of all sponsor and exhibitor applications are subject to approval of the 2022 Symposium Organising Committee.

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 symposium, 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 symposium, 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 Symposium

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 symposium or guests you wish to invite to the symposium must register with Conference Design before the symposium. 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 event Delegate App at the time of the meeting 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.

During the Symposium

Representatives
Anyone from your Organisation wishing to attend the meeting must register with Conference Design before the event. Each representative will be sent their own login credentials to access the meeting and exhibition. Registrations are not able to be shared and the unique credentials will only be accepted on one device at a time.

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

Interactive Exhibitions
The event meeting portal does not support interactive, graphically designed or 3D exhibitions of any type. Exhibitions will be listed in order of sponsorship level and will include a profile, logo, website and if applicable downloadable materials.

Exhibition Opening Times
The exhibition will be open at dedicated times throughout the program. It is expected that at least one representative from your organisation will be available for meetings during this time.

International Seaweed Association

The International Seaweed Association (ISA) is an international organisation dedicated to the encouragement of research and development of seaweed and seaweed products. The mission of the ISA is to promote applied phycology on a global basis, and to stimulate interactions among researchers, industrialists and government representatives in all relevant institutions, organizations and industries and in all countries.

 

One of the main activities of the ISA is the organisation of a 3-yearly International Seaweed Symposium of which 20 have now taken place all over the world. The 23rd Symposium took place in Korea in 2019 and Australia will host the 24th Symposium in Hobart, Tasmania.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.

ISA WEBSITE

PHOTO CREDITS

Joanna Smart, Craig Sanderson, Huisman.

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