Invitation

You are invited to participate in the 22nd International Farm Management Association Congress (IFMA 22) as a sponsor and/or exhibitor.

The 22nd International Farm Management Association Congress represents a unique opportunity for organisations and businesses, both national and international, that wish to be recognised as partners in its success. 

A RANGE OF SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE

The sponsorship packages are designed to provide opportunities for sponsors to :

  • Promote their brand and products
  • Demonstrate support for agriculture and farm management
  • Meet and interact with delegates from within Tasmania, Australia and overseas
  • Develop and expand networks

Conference Manager

Please contact Liz Hafner at Conference Design to discuss supporting the Congress.

We are happy to consider ideas and amendments to the packages below that maintain the spirit of supporting the congress at the designated levels.

Sponsorship Opportunities

IFMA22: A unique event that no one should miss!

IFMA has chosen Tasmania to host its 22nd Congress, in March 2019, with the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Launceston as the venue.  The theme for the Congress is:

Growing Agriculture @ 41 Degrees South

This aligns with the State Government’s objective of increasing the value of agriculture 10 fold by 2050.  A key focus of the Congress sessions will be to examine the impediments to growing the value of agriculture in Tasmania and elsewhere around the world, and how these impediments can be overcome.

Please click on the packages below to see the inclusions.

All costs are in Australian Dollars and include GST.

Platinum Sponsor - $35,000 (incl GST)

Becoming a Platinum Sponsor gives your organisation the opportunity to develop an on-going relationship with the Congress delegates and IFMA members. The package is designed to give your organisation a strong presence at the Congress and continue the relationship between IFMA events.

Exclusive Sponsorship Package

Benefits:

  • Logo and acknowledgement as the Platinum Sponsor on all Congress materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Banners displayed during the Congress: two in the plenary hall, one in each of the concurrent session rooms and two in the catering area.
  • Eight full registrations including social functions.
  • One trade display in a preferred position (subject to the date of booking).
  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Profile on the Congress website.
  • Logo in the  program.
  • Logo displayed on an individual sponsor’s slide.
  • Logo printed on delegates name badges.
  • Two satchel inserts.
  • Delegate list.
  • Acknowledgement as a Platinum Sponsor in the Association newsletter (subject to the date of booking).
  • Half page advertisement in the Association newsletter (subject to the date of booking).

Gold Sponsor - AUD$15,000 (incl GST)

Gold sponsorship allows you to value-add your exhibition at the Congress by accruing a range of branding and advertising benefits.

Maximum 2 Gold Sponsorship packages available.

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor on all Congress materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor in the opening session.
  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Profile on the Congress website.
  • Logo in the  program.
  • One Satchel inserts.
  • One exhibition booth.
  • Five full registrations, including social functions.
  • Logo displayed on an individual sponsor slide in the plenary hall.
  • Two pull-up banners in the catering area for the duration of the Congress.
  • Delegate list.

Silver Sponsor - AUD$7,500 (incl GST)

Silver sponsorship enables your organisation to show its support for the International Farm Management Association.

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor on all Congress materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor in the opening session.
  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Profile on the Congress website.
  • Logo in the program.
  • Three full registrations, including social functions.
  • Logo displayed on a joint sponsors slide in the plenary hall.
  • One pull-up banner in the catering area for the duration of the Congress.
  • Delegate List.

Bronze Sponsor - AUD$5,000 (incl GST)

Bronze sponsorship enables your organisation to show its support for the International Farm Management Association.

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a bronze Sponsor on all Congress materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as a Bronze Sponsor in the opening session.
  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Profile on the Congress website.
  • Logo in the program.
  • Two full registrations, including social functions.
  • Logo displayed on a joint sponsors slide in the plenary hall.
  • One pull-up banner in the catering area for the duration of the Congress.
  • Delegate List.

Growing Agriculture Dinner Sponsor - $7,000 (incl GST)

The Growing Agriculture Dinner is a working dinner with a guests speaker held on during the Congress. Sponsoring the Growing Agriculture Dinner is a fantastic opportunity to promote your organisation.

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as Growing Agriculture Dinner Sponsor on all Congress materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as Growing Agriculture Dinner Sponsor during the dinner.
  • Two pull-up banners displayed in prominent locations during the Dinner.
  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Profile on the Congress website.
  • Logo in the program.
  • Logo displayed on a joint sponsors slide in the plenary hall.
  • Logo displayed on an individual sponsor’s slide during the Dinner.
  • Four complimentary tickets to the Dinner.

Banquet Dinner Sponsor - $10,000 (incl GST)

The Banquet Dinner is always the highlight of the Congress. Sponsoring the dinner is a fantastic opportunity to promote your organisation in a fun and relaxed environment. 

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as Dinner Sponsor on all Congress materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as Dinner Sponsor during the dinner.
  • Two pull-up banners displayed in prominent locations during the Dinner.
  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Profile on the Congress website.
  • Logo in the program.
  • Logo displayed on a joint sponsors slide in the plenary hall.
  • Logo displayed on an individual sponsor’s slide during the Dinner.
  • Four complimentary tickets to the Dinner.

Field Tour Sponsor - $5,000 (incl GST)

Exclusive promotion on both days (Tuesday and Thursday) for one of the field Tours

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as a Field Tour Sponsor on all meeting materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as a Field Tour Sponsor in the opening session.
  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Profile on the Congress website.
  • Logo in the program.
  • Logo on the front cover of the Field Tour booklet
  • Logo on the tour bus
  • Pull up banner at each of the field tour sites
  • Invitation to share the tour “captain” role on the tour coach
  • Invitation to contribute to the planning of the tour route and selection of site visits
  • Two full registrations, including social functions.
  • Acknowledgement as a Field Tour Sponsor on a joint sponsors slide in the plenary hall.

Satchel Sponsor - $6,600 (incl GST)

Each participant will receive a high quality satchel (or compendium) printed with your logo. Your logo is guaranteed to be seen every day during the Congress. The satchel will be selected to ensure delegates keep using it after the Congress. 

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as Satchel Sponsor on all Congress materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Logo printed on each delegate satchel.
  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Profile on the Congress website.
  • Logo in the program.
  • One satchel insert.

Keynote Speaker Sponsor - $6,500 (incl GST)

As a Keynote Speaker Sponsor your organisation will be exposed to a large captive audience who will associate your organisation with a world leader in your field. A range of international and national keynote speakers will be invited to present at the Congress.

This opportunity is subject to the approval of the speaker and the committee.

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as supporting the attendance of the speaker on all Congress materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Logo & hyperlink displayed with the speaker on the Congress website.
  • Logo displayed with the speaker on the on-line program.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as Speaker Sponsor at the commencement their presentation.
  • Logo printed with the speaker in the program.
  • Logo displayed on a slide before & after the speakers presentation.
  • One pull-up banner in the plenary hall during the presentation.

Welcome Reception Sponsor - $4,500 (incl GST)

This event is always a highlight for delegates. It is the first opportunity for delegates to connect at the Congress. 

Benefits

  • Logo and acknowledgement as Welcome Reception Sponsor on all Congress material including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as Welcome Reception Sponsor during the Welcome Reception.
  • One pull-up banner displayed in a prominent location during the Welcome Reception.
  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Profile on the Congress website.
  • Logo in the program.
  • Logo displayed on a joint sponsors slide in the plenary hall.
  • Four complimentary tickets to the Welcome Reception.

Next Gen Ag Manager (National) - $4,000

The IFMA organisation aims to attract delegates who are in the early years of a career in farm management and related professions (education, business, finance etc. ).  We have not specified an age limit, but we anticipate this group will generally be in the age 25-40, with 5-10 years experience in the wide area of farm management.  Options we are considering include a discounted registration fee, farm hosting accommodation and activities in the program specifically for Next Gen delegates.

The sponsorship funds will all be made available to applicants for registration, travel and accommodation, with selection determined by the sponsor and the IFMA Council member representing the state from which the delegate is selected.  Sponsors will be invited to host the delegate in their business for 2-3 days, in addition to assisting the delegate to attend the Congress.  We hope sponsors will contribute to overseas as well as Australian delegates.

Benefits

  • Recognition in promotional materials by way of support for Next Generation Agriculture Managers.
  • Logo & Hyperlink displayed on the Congress Website
  • Logo in the program.
  • Delegate list.

Next Gen Ag Manager (International) - $7,500

The IFMA organisation aims to attract delegates who are in the early years of a career in farm management and related professions (education, business, finance etc. ).  We have not specified an age limit, but we anticipate this group will generally be in the age 25-40, with 5-10 years experience in the wide area of farm management.  Options we are considering include a discounted registration fee, farm hosting accommodation and activities in the program specifically for Next Gen delegates.

The sponsorship funds will all be made available to applicants for registration, travel and accommodation, with selection determined by the sponsor and the IFMA Council member representing the country from which the delegate is selected.  Sponsors will be invited to host the delegate in their business for 2-3 days, in addition to assisting the delegate to attend the Congress.  We hope sponsors will contribute to overseas as well as Australian delegates.

Benefits

  • Recognition in promotional materials by way of support for Next Generation Agriculture Managers.
  • Logo & Hyperlink displayed on the Congress Website
  • Logo in the program.
  • Delegate list.

Congress Website Sponsor - $4,000 (incl GST)

The Congress website is the main information source for delegates in the lead-up to the Congress. Regular updates and extensive program and speaker information will ensure delegates will be visiting regularly – seeing your logo each time.

Benefits

  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Profile on the Congress website.
  • Logo in the program.
  • Delegate list.

Pocket Program Sponsor - $3,500 (incl GST)

This is a great opportunity to reinforce your branding to all delegates. Each delegate will receive a copy of the pocket program when they register at the conference.

Benefits:

  • Logo and acknowledgement as Program Sponsor on all Congress material including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Logo on the front cover of the program*.
  • Advertisement on the back cover of the program (A5).
  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Profile on the Congress website.

* Note, other high level sponsors will also be acknowledged on the front cover.

Conference Pads & Pens - POA

This is a great opportunity to have each delegate using your branded pads and pens to make notes during the sessions.

Requirements

  • Supply approximately 350 branded pads and pens.

Advertising Opportunities - Various

The following advertising options are available to reinforce other sponsorship packages or as individual items. For example, an advertisement in the program is a fantastic way to get additional exposure, promote your exhibition display location and keep your name in front of delegates during the conference.

Opportunities

  • Program (A5 page) $500
  • Satchel inserts (up to A4 size brochure) – $1,200
  • Signage at the congress (standard pop-up banner) – $600
  • Web ad with hotlink (150×150 tile) – $500

IFMA 22 Sponsorship Packages

  • Platinum Sponsor: $35,000
  • Gold Sponsor: $15,000
  • Silver Sponsor: $7,500
  • Bronze Sponsor: $5,000
  • Welcome Reception Sponsor: $4,500
  • Growing Agriculture Dinner Sponsor: $7,000
  • Banquet Dinner Sponsor: $10,000
  • Field Tour Sponsor: $5,000
  • Next Gen Ag Manager (National) Sponsor – $4,000
  • Next Gen Ag Manager (International) Sponsor – $7,500
  • Satchel Sponsor: $6,600
  • Keynote Speaker Sponsor: $6,500
  • Congress Website Sponsor: $4,000
  • Pocket Program Sponsor: $3,500

Exhibition Sites - $3,000 (incl GST)

The exhibition will run for the duration of the Congress with morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch served in the exhibition area. The welcome reception will also be held in the exhibition area.

Each exhibition site includes:

  • Area measuring 3-metres wide x 2-metres deep.
  • Trestle table with table cloth.
  • Two chairs.
  • Access to power.
  • Organisation listed on the Congress website.
  • Logo & hyperlink on the Congress website.
  • Logo in the program.
  • Two registrations including the social functions.
  • Delegate list.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver & Field Tour Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Pocket Program Sponsor

Field Tour Sponsor

Sponsor

Next Gen Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Media Sponsor

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 and Exhibition Booking Form 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 conference please contact Conference Design to discuss your participation.

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

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

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

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 conference, 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 conference, 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 Conference

Bump-in is Sunday morning. Bump-out is following lunch on Friday.

Deliveries
Late and missing deliveries are the main concern for sponsors and exhibitors during the conference.

Please use the specified delivery labels and confirm with your courier the consignment has actually been made.

When you arrive on site have the courier name, the consignment numbers and the delivery date available.

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 conference or guests you wish to invite to the conference must register with Conference Design before the conference. 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 4.0 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 Conference App at the time of the conference 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.