Welcome Reception and Buffet Party Sponsor (1 only) The delegates and any partners who attend the Congress will enjoy a Welcome Reception and Buffet on PIANC MMX the Opening Night. The Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside and other local dignitaries are expected to attend this prestigious occasion to be held in the BT Liverpool Convention Centre between 7 and 10pm. The sponsor will enjoy: SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES • Company logo to be incorporated onto the printed Invitation, all printed material and on web site (with direct link to sponsor’s web site) • Company logo to be displayed on screens behind stage in Congress venue during all Technical Seminars • Ten tickets for the Welcome Reception and Buffet 32nd PIANC Congress 125th Anniversary • Opportunity to address audience at the Reception • Space for display material at the Reception • Exhibition site in prime location at the BT Convention Centre • Opportunity to put literature/product in delegates’ bags PIANC • SETTING THE COURSE • Acknowledgement in press releases www.piancmmx.org.uk • Opportunity to make a corporate presentation during the Congress Cost: £30,000 + vat Liverpool, UK Farewell Banquet Sponsor (1 only) BT Convention Centre The Farewell Banquet in the magniﬁcent Liverpool Cathedral, provides the sponsor with a tremendous opportunity to link with the Congress in the relaxed environment away from the formality of the event 10 -14 May 2010 while celebrating the success of the week. The sponsor’s contribution will go towards hire of the Cathedral and staging costs and in return the company concerned will enjoy the following beneﬁts: • Company logo to be incorporated onto the printed Invitation, all printed material and on web site (with direct link to company web site) • Company logo to be incorporated into menu • Company logo to be displayed on screens behind stage in Congress venue during all Technical Seminars • Company logo to be displayed in Liverpool Cathedral • Four tickets for the Farewell Banquet in Liverpool Cathedral • Opportunity to address audience • Exhibition site in prime location at the BT Convention Centre • Opportunity to put literature/product in delegates’ bags • Acknowledgement in press releases • Opportunity to make a corporate presentation during the Congress Cost: £30,000 + vat Exhibition An exhibition will form an integral part of the Congress with spaces for up to ﬁfty companies to present information on their services, skills and expertise. Further information will be available on exhibition space in January 2009. To become a sponsor or for further information, contact: Helen Latham, Sponsorship Consultant to PIANC MMX Congress 8 Wetstone Lane, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 7HQ. Tel: 0151 625 9994 or Email: email@example.com www.piancmmx.org.uk PIANC Congress 2010 – Event Outline The Opportunities The quadrennial PIANC International Congress is the leading meeting place and technical forum for This Congress offers a unique opportunity to reach the key people involved in Navigation, Ports professionals engaged in navigation, ports and waterways worldwide. On 10th - 14th May 2010, the and Waterways and related industries. PIANC Congress returns to the UK for the ﬁrst time in almost 30 years, representing a marvellous opportunity for companies to showcase their skills and facilities. Major Sponsor (1 only) There will be one sponsor who will enjoy high proﬁle link with the Congress, exposure to all six Over six hundred delegates are expected to attend the Congress being held in the new Liverpool BT hundred plus delegates. Convention Centre on the Mersey Waterfront. Will enjoy: Seventy ﬁve per cent of delegates are senior managers, directors and government ofﬁcials with • Name association with the event in that it will be the 32nd PIANC Congress sponsored by 17% at the highest level in their organisation*, with a direct responsibility for design, business strategy YOUR NAME HERE and decision-making in this ﬁeld. Organisations represented from many countries around the world, including the USA, Germany, India, China and Japan*, which have attended previous Congresses include: • Company logo to be incorporated onto front page of all print ie programme, all event functions print, delegates’ bag and web site and Congress proceedings • Dredging companies • Marine and coastal agencies www.piancmmx.org.uk • A representative of the sponsoring company may address the audience at Opening • Engineering consultants • Maritime navigation authorities Ceremony and make a corporate presentation during the Congress • Engineering contractors • Ports and port authorities • Link to company web site from Congress web site www.piancmmx.org.uk • Environmental organisations • Professional and trade associations • Company logo to be incorporated in event letterhead • Equipment manufacturers • Research organisations • Company logo on screens behind stage in Congress venue during all Technical Seminars • Government ministries • Shipping and maritime administrations • Four tickets at the Welcome Reception and Buffet • Inland navigation authorities • Technical universities • Two tickets for the Farewell Banquet in Liverpool Cathedral The four-day Congress will provide a platform • Exhibition site in prime location for individual technical presentations of the latest Outline Programme • Opportunity to put literature/product in delegates’ bags worldwide knowledge and experience, together with • Opportunity to stage press launch to announce sponsorship, in conjunction with the the outputs from the PIANC international Working Monday 10 May Organising Committee Groups, in three parallel sessions. An exhibition in • PIANC Annual General Assembly the break-out area will offer key organisations the • Congress Opening Ceremony • Acknowledgement in all press releases from the time of agreement opportunity to communicate with their international and evening cultural event customer audience. This is also a professional • Welcome Reception and Buffet Cost: £40,000 + vat networking event, with social, cultural and technical visits complementing the core technical programme. Tuesday 11 May Support Sponsor (max 8 available) • Keynote Addresses and parallel A maximum of eight sponsors will enjoy a close link with the Congress and substantial beneﬁts PIANC is an Association of national governments, Technical Sessions as follows: corporations and private individuals founded in • Evening event • Company logo to be incorporated on to back page of all printed material Brussels in 1885 and now with members in 65 countries. Its objective is to foster progress in • Link to company’s web site from Congress web site Wednesday 12 May the planning, design, construction, improvement, • Parallel Technical Sessions • All support sponsors’ logos to be displayed on screens behind stage in Congress venue maintenance and operation of inland and maritime • Option on evening reception during all Technical Seminars waterways and ports, and of coastal areas. Its • Two tickets at the Welcome Reception and Buffet activities include facilities for ﬁsheries, sport and Thursday 13 May • Discounted exhibition site in prime location at the BT Convention Centre recreational navigation, and environmental issues. It • Parallel Technical Sessions (morning) has made, and continues to make, a vital contribution • Opportunity to put literature/product in delegates’ bags • Technical Excursions (afternoon) to technical development and national and • Acknowledgement in all press releases • Option on evening reception international regulation. • Press release will acknowledge support sponsorship Friday 14 May • Opportunity to make a corporate presentation during the Congress The Liverpool Congress in 2010 – Mersey • Parallel Technical Sessions MMX – will be the 125th birthday of PIANC, and the UK is honoured to be celebrating • Closing Ceremony and Prize Cost: £7,500 + vat this in a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a Presentations strong maritime and inland waterways history • Farewell Banquet at Liverpool Cathedral and a ﬂourishing Atlantic port. * see Appendix Appendix - Proﬁle of a PIANC Congress (Derived from recent PIANC International Congresses) Delegate Responsibilities Chairman, Chairman, President, President, Marketing, Journalist Chief Executive, Marketing, Journalist 3% Chief Executive, Managing Director, Researcher, Academic 10% 3% Managing Director General Director, Researcher, Academic 17% Director General 10% Eng, Technical Manager, Consultant, Adviser 17% 11% Director, Vice-President, Eng, Technical Manager, Chief Engineer, General Consultant, Adviser Manager Snr Engineer, Snr 29% www.piancmmx.org.uk 11% Manager, Port Manager Director, Vice-President, 30% Chief Engineer, General Manager Snr Engineer, Snr 29% Delegate Afﬁliations Manager, Port Manager 30% Dredging Contractors Universities & Technical 5% Equipment Institutes Manufacturers & Services 7% 2% Technical Consultants Government Ministries & 15% Maritime Administrations 18% Scientific & Technical Inland Navigation Research Organisations Authorities 10% 8% Professional & Trade Marine Construction Associations Ports & Port Authorities Contractors 4% 18% 13% Country Representation Austria Australia Belgium Brazil Cambodia Canada China Czech Rep. Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Iceland India Italy Israel Japan Korea Laos Lithuania Luxembourg Namibia Netherlands Norway Pakistan Portugal Romania Serbia Slovakia South Africa Spain Sweden Thailand UK Uruguay USA The quadrennial PIANC International Congress is attended by a wide spectrum of organisations engaged in navigation, ports and waterways, from government policy management to technical research and development. Nearly every country with a signiﬁcant responsibility for maritime or inland navigation is represented. Over two-thirds of the delegates occupy senior technical and managerial positions in their organisations.