16-17 September 2015
Holiday Inn Royal Victoria - Sheffield
Europe/London timezone

Call for Sponsors

UKNOF32 Call for Sponsors


UKNOF32 Sponsorship Opportunities open until: 1 September 2015


Please email admin@uknof.org.uk to discuss sponsoring a meeting.

UKNOF relies on sponsors to help with costs for its tri-annual conferences as well as the costs of managing ongoing communications and promoting our and your Corporate Social Responsibility goals. There are a number of ways to participate as a sponsor.

Generally, UKNOF meetings are free to attend and this is thanks to our meeting sponsors. No other meeting exists like us as we do not charge the majority of registrants any attendance fees. It is all about being open and transparent and giving everyone a chance to attend. Other similar meetings tend to be closed affairs or charge hefty fees.

What we do is allow anyone with an interest to attend. We don’t just get the “usual suspects” from the global Internet meeting circuit at UKNOF, but a real cross-section of the UK Net Ops community – we can use UKNOF to bring the best of the content (and well known speakers) from the global circuit to a UK audience that can’t get to the bigger meetings, and cover topics which are closer to home and of specific interest to the local community.

UKNOF is about spreading the knowledge, the networking between people - to create a better informed industry.

UKNOF offers a range of sponsorship options each with a number of benefits for the sponsor. These include opportunities to present to the UKNOF attendees in the meeting and live webcast plus the regular promotion of your brand in event communications in online and print media where applicable.

Types of Sponsorship currently available for UKNOF32:

1) Meeting Sponsorship
    Each with different levels of benefits.
    You will be sponsoring toward the meeting itself:
        a) Host
        b) Platinum
        c) Gold
        d) Silver
        e) Bronze
        f) Support **


All sponsorship levels listed above allow for multiple sponsors per meeting.

UKNOF appreciates the support of the sponsors regardless of whichever meeting sponsorship level is chosen.


**Support Sponsorship: Allows you to be creative with the offering and supporting the meeting on the day. Examples include:
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Delegate Badges
  • Lunch (or upgrading the lunch to a better option)
  • Breakfast during morning registration
  • AV
  • Venue Hire
  • Barrista
  • T-Shirts

If you have any other ideas, do let us know. All creative ideas must also incorporate the UKNOF logo. Final idea/design will be reviewed and must be approved by UKNOF.

Note: The Sponsor is responsible for costs and production of the creative idea. All designs and ideas will be reviewed and must be approved by UKNOF in advance.



2) Social Recognition Sponsorship
    The following opportunities are covered under this:
        a) First night dinner or other first night social event
        b) After event social

Sponsors may either sole sponsor or co-sponsor a social event. Co-sponsors to be sourced by the sponsors themselves. The contribution to UKNOF ensures the social event will be officially recognised and be supported by UKNOF.

Sponsors may also opt to have a mini-social where the social is limited to a smaller number of delegates. This allows opportunities for multiple sponsors to each hold their own mini-events.

Note: The Sponsor is responsible for costs and planning of the social event. Site selection and social event idea will be reviewed and must be approved by UKNOF in advance. UKNOF may be able to suggest social venues. The Social must be open to all UKNOF attendees (limitation of numbers are allowed).

UKNOF can help with initial mail-out for social event attendance confirmation numbers, where required.



3) Patron Sponsorship
    This sponsorship shows your support for UKNOF over a period of a calendar year (3 meetings) and enables UKNOF to be more effective in being able to offer it's unique service to the community.

     We are able to offer:
        a) Organisation Patron Sponsorship - from £1000 + VAT/annum
        b) Individual Patron Sponsorship - from £50 + VAT/annum


Please email admin@uknof.org.uk to discuss sponsoring a meeting.
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