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What are the opportunities available?

Naturally, all our packages are tailored to meet the bespoke needs of each Sponsor. Below are just a few examples of some of the packages we offer. To discuss your requirements in more detail please contact our Sponsorship team at the following addresses:

Call us on +44 (0) 2078276000 / or email sponsorshipdept@smi-online.co.uk



The Sponsorship Packages

  1. Lead Sponsor

    A premium sponsorship package which enables you to completely submerge your brand into one of our flagship conferences, allowing you to associate yourself with both the subject matter and the production of the event;

    • Chairperson position on days 1 and 2
    • Speaking slot on day 1
    • Speaking slot for client case study on day 2
    • Mention in opening remarks
    • Additional delegate places at discounted prices
    • Sponsorship of one networking package from selection including post-conference drinks reception, conference luncheon, all-day refreshments, gala dinner, etc.
    • One exhibition space 3m x 2m x 2.5m
    • Free-standing banners at conference
    • Branding on all conference materials including brochure, website, document portal, conference literature and welcome slide
    • Website link and back links
    • Complimentary conference places for key clients or prospects
    • Company literature distribution at conference

    N.B. This level of sponsorship is only available to ONE brand per event

  2. Gala Dinner

    A package providing sponsors with an exclusive way to target key players via a relaxed environment where they can discuss business, in an elegant yet formal atmosphere.

    • Speaking slot on day 1 or 2
    • Gala dinner with wine, beer & soft drinks
    • Exhibition space @ 3 x 2 x 2.5m
    • Discounted delegate places
    • Napkins in company colours, background music & lighting (provided)
    • Branding on all conference materials including brochure, website, document portal, conference literature and welcome slide
    • Website link and back links
    • Complimentary conference places for key clients or prospects
    • Company literature distribution at conference
    • Mention in opening remarks
  3. Drinks Reception Sponsor

    Our post-conference drinks reception provides sponsors with an excellent environment in which to network with delegates and new contacts and set foundations for future business relationships.

    • Speaking slot on day 1 or 2
    • Drinks reception @ 1.5 hours
    • Wine, canapés, beer, soft drinks - full waitress service
    • Exhibition space @ 3 x 2 x 2.5m
    • Discounted delegate places
    • Up to 4 personnel to man reception (not conference)
    • Free-standing client’s roll-up banners in reception
    • Flowers/napkins in company colours (with logo provided)
    • Mention in opening remarks
    • Branding on all conference materials including brochure, website, document portal, conference literature and welcome slide
    • Website link and back links
    • Complimentary conference places for key clients or prospects
    • Company literature distribution at conference
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  4. Lunch Sponsor (Day 1 or 2)

    A cost-efficient way to target key players is via a SMi conference luncheon

    • Speaking slot on day 1 or 2
    • Mention in opening remarks
    • Exhibition space @ 3 x 2 x 2.5m
    • Discounted delegate place
    • Flowers/napkins in company colours
    • Glass of white/red wine for each delegate
    • Branding on all conference materials including brochure, website, document portal, conference literature and welcome slide
    • Website link and back links
    • Complimentary conference places for key clients or prospects
    • Company literature distribution at conference
    • SMi can provide sponsors a number of other opportunities including sponsorship of coffee breaks, gifts and product placements.

Additional Opportunities:

SMi can provide sponsors with a number of other opportunities including sponsorship of coffee breaks, gifts and product placements. There are also lanyards and badges, conference bags, mouse mats, calendars, pens, our document portal, conference CD ROMs and much much more. Prices for these are available on request.



WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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