Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities


We invite you to join us at the Voco, St David’s, Cardiff Bay for the 2020 ucisa Support Services Conference where we will be celebrating our diverse community’s collective achievements in making a positive change to our institutions.

A festival themed conference celebrating our fantastic and unique HE Community. Sharing innovative solutions to delegates mutual challenges, an opportunity to connect with sector peers and to leave with inspiration and aspirations to transform our support services world.

Delegates at the Conference will comprise of those responsible for the support of all aspects of IT within an HE institution, from IT Directors to managers responsible for 1st, 2nd and in some cases 3rd line support. Delegates attending are influencers within their institution; having responsibility for the IT support and provision of appropriate tools and processes for evaluating and deciding on the desktop, laptop, printing and audio-visual solutions. It is often at such events that ideas and concepts will be a key take away from the Conference resulting in follow up and future business.

As in previous years we hope to complement the programme with Partner Showcases - opportunities for delegates, with exhibitors, to share their experience and success in working together to deliver new value to their organisations.

If this is of interest, please see the options below:

Primary sponsorship package:                                               £2,750 + VAT
(inc keynote presentation, table top stand space, 2 day passes per day (including lunch), logo in conference app and website)

Business Showcase package:                                                 £1,750 + VAT
(inc 30 min presentation, table top stand space, 2 day passes per day (including lunch), logo in conference app and website)

Exhibition package:                                                                  £1,250 + VAT
(inc table top stand space, 2 day passes per day (including lunch))

Other additional sponsorship opportunities:

Hardware showcase (5 mins presentation) £ 250 + VAT
Drinks reception (Weds) £ 1,000 + VAT
Informal dinner (Weds) £ 3,000 + VAT
Conference dinner drinks reception (Thurs) £ 1,000 + VAT
Conference dinner (Thurs) £ 4,000 + VAT

NB We will require you to submit a ~200 word proposal for both the Primary keynote and Business Showcases packages (including details of your presenters) for consideration by the Conference Committee.

For the presentation proposals, wherever possible, demonstrate where you have partnered with a HE/FE institution, highlighting how you were able to meet the requirements, address challenges (e.g. peak loads during specific times of the year/activities) and demonstrate benefits realised.
The content should not be a sales pitch. Rather explain a general problem or challenge facing the sector, talk about what you have learned and finish with a few slides on how your solution can help. Presenting in partnership with an academic site as a case study with the Full member leading the presentation, is our preference.

The Support Services Conference is always a lively and exciting opportunity to meet with HE and FE support and operations professionals from across the UK. If you are interested in taking up a stand in the conference exhibition or would like to propose a presentation please get in touch (events@ucisa.ac.uk).

Please complete and return the exhibition booking form to book your space

We look forward to seeing you there!