Sponsorship Opportunities

WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT THE CONFERENCE

Becoming a sponsor of the West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference ensures your brand is placed in front of an anticipated audience of 200+ senior leaders of education and decision makers from nursery to secondary and special schools.

Launched in 2015, #WMschoolled18 is now the most anticipated West Midlands school leader's event of the year, attracting growing regional audiences and tackling the important issues surrounding the school leadership system. The 2018 Conference is different. This year, our guests will be participating in a much more interactive event. Change IS happening and the Conference will equip school leaders to best deal with the latest high-profile developments in the school-led system. Furthermore, the Conference aims to strengthen networks in the 7 West Midlands sub-regional groups and act as the ideal location for attendees to meet and network with peers, to share knowledge, expertise and real-life experience.

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#WMSCHOOLLED17 IN FIGURES

The 2017 edition of the Annual Conference welcomed almost 250 attendees (approximately 75% to 25% primary to secondary breakdown), with over 85% stating that they were 'likely or very likely' to attend this year and 85% rating the conference as 'Good' or 'Excellent'.

BRAND PROMOTION

#WMschoolled18 provides the perfect opportunity to position your brand in front of a relevant, decision making, delegate base and, depending on the exact package selected, there are a number of ways your brand will be on show.

We have a plan of proactive marketing activity including a new responsive website, press releases, email marketing, content including videos and blog posts, social media posts, leaflets, programmes and signage at the event. Many of our delegates respond and engage with these activities, so these are great areas for opportunity and we include sponsorship mentions regularly.

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WE ARE YOUR PARTNER

We commit to ensuring you are part of an excellent conference experience.  We look forward to working together and will endeavour to provide all involved parties the most positive experience possible.

OUR SPONSORS

Babcock Education

Babcock Education delivers education services which enable schools and settings to improve outcomes of children and young people. We offer high quality, needs-led consultancy, interventions and training to help raise standards in teaching and learning, build and sustain effective leadership and increase progress, attainment and inclusion for disadvantaged and vulnerable learners.

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Design3i

Leading photography, design and marketing company. Our services include School Signage, School Websites and Prospectus, School Videos and Photography, Pupil Planners, Graphic Displays, Wallpaper. We are filming and producing a video for #WMschoolled18 so please visit our stand at the conference to discuss the best options for Showcasing your School!

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Sports Plus Scheme

As a high-quality provider of Sports Coaching & Physical Activity to Schools and Nurseries. We offer Bespoke Packages of Provision that are cost effective and unique, forming long term partnerships & relationships. Our attitude to going the extra mile and exceeding expectations is why we have grown to become a national leader in our industry.

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LEB Partnership

LEB Partnership are a Platinum Partner and reseller of Promethean ICT solutions. With over 70yrs of experience, we pride ourselves on our knowledge of Promethean’s technology and benefits it has in the classroom. Come along and see us for a complimentary demonstration of the ActivPanel.

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Pentagon Play

Inspiring learning through play since 1998, Pentagon Play has transformed over 7,000 playground settings, bringing 20 years of experience in educational play. Completing around 600 schemes yearly, we are the trusted provider when it comes to creating outdoor learning environments for your school. Visit our stand to discuss effective outdoor learning solutions.

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APM Solutions

APM are Education Marketing specialists working alongside schools and academies nationwide. From initial marketing ideas through to printing and installation, APM provide a bespoke service that delivers excellent results. We understand every school is unique and go to great lengths to identify the character, ethos and distinctive qualities of each and every organisation we work with.

Schools' Buying Club

Education is our passion and we established Schools’ Buying Club, an award-winning end-to-end procurement tendering service, to help schools, academies and MATs save time and money so that pupils get a better deal in the classroom. We have saved millions of pounds to date, and its making a real difference when budgets are tight.

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FIXED SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Get your skates on for this New Opportunity!

BAG INSERT PLUS listing in printed programme: Get your product or service in front of all 200+ delegates for just £75+vat
All you do is provide us with 250 copies of the printed literature by May 14th [maximum A4 size 12 pages] – plus your website address and a digital file of your logo.

Sponsorship of networking lunch: £850 each for up to three sharing the package

This opportunity relates to taking advantage of one of three 2minute audio visual presentation slots during the 45minute networking lunch. This year there is not a separate upstairs exhibition but just sponsor stands located around the main conference room where lunch is served and where all delegates will be present.

This sponsorship opportunity includes:

  • Co-branding of main slides displayed on screen during lunch
  • Classification as sponsor with brand on all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on 'Our Sponsors' webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Mention by conference host during conference
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • 1.5 x 1 metre floor space with room for pop-up and poseur table
  • Delegate bag insert opportunity
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Badge lanyards: SPONSORED BY SPORTS PLUS SCHEME

This opportunity relates to the sponsoring of all delegate badges and lanyards (anticipated numbers 200+).

This sponsorship opportunity includes:

  • Branding of delegate badge lanyards
  • Classification as sponsor with brand on all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on 'Our Sponsors' webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Mention by conference host during conference
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
  • Delegate bag insert opportunity
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Live Twitter Feed and 'Tweet of the day' Award: SPONSORED BY PENTAGON PLAY

This opportunity relates to the presence of at least 3 slimline plasma screens displaying your own branded twitter wall and showing real time posts using the hashtag #WMschoolled18.

This sponsorship opportunity includes:

  • Branding live Twitter Wall on at least 3 slimline screens around the venue
  • Opportunity to award the 'Tweet of the day' during the closing session (you to provide the prize)
  • Classification as sponsor with brand on all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on 'Our Sponsors' webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings in relation to twitter feed
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors).
  • Small exhibition stand  (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
  • Delegate bag insert opportunity
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Printed Conference Booklet: SPONSORED BY BABCOCK EDUCATION

This opportunity relates to the printing of full colour, 16 page, A5 conference brochures (includes the programme, list of exhibitors and sponsors, speaker biographies etc.) to be handed to all delegates upon registration.

This sponsorship opportunity includes:

  • Back cover reserved for branding and/or advertisement
  • Classification as sponsor with brand on all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on 'Our Sponsors' webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
  • Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity
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Musical Opening: SPONSORED BY SCHOOLS' BUYING CLUB

A memorable musical element will open the days programme thanks to the support of WYJO (Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra). From experience, we know this moment remains on the minds of all delegates for a long time after they leave the conference and offers a valuable opportunity for brand exposure with impact..

This sponsorship opportunity includes:

  • Branding of clothing item (T-Shirt) to be worn by all performers
  • Classification as sponsor with brand on all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on 'Our Sponsors' webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand  (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
  • Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity
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Drinks Station and Cup Recycling Initiative: NO LONGER AVAILABLE

This opportunity relates to all self-service drinks stations.  Working with Simply-Cups the UK's ONLY workable cup recycling scheme, you will be proactively promoting 'green good practice'.

This sponsorship opportunity includes:

  • Branded table runners on each station
  • Branding on all recyclable paper cups used for hot and cold drinks
  • Classification as sponsor with brand on all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on 'Our Sponsors' webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Mention by conference host during proceedings
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
  • Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity
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Delegate Cotton Bags: NO LONGER AVAILABLE

This opportunity relates to the co-branding of delegate bags - that's your brand alongside the conference brand - to be handed to delegates on the day.

This sponsorship opportunity includes:

  • Co-branding of cotton bags
  • Classification as sponsor with brand on all website pages
  • Listing with brand & paragraph on 'Our Sponsors' webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
  • Social media mentions pre, during and post event
  • Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
  • Small exhibition stand (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
  • Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity
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BESPOKE PACKAGES

Our approach allows for the development of  'bespoke packages' that give most of the above sponsorship benefits.

Potential packages and previous examples include:

Signage: the 2018 signage sponsor is APM Solutions
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Notepad & Pen: A potentially full contra-agreement where branded pens and notepads are supplied

Furniture: A fill contra-agreement dedicated to furniture suppliers to the education sector who can provide furniture for information zones and/or sponsors stands

Conference Filming and Highlight Video: This year we are delighted that Design 3i will be supporting us again. Thank you Ian Wilkinson. www.design3i.com


 

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