Sponsorship Opportunities

BMSS have elected NOT to host an exhibition in 2021. The Society believe it would be irresponsible to sell exhibition space, to esteemed partner organisations, that may become unusable if strict social distancing were to be re-imposed in September (e.g. due to the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant).

 

BMSS41 (2021) Sponsorship Vision

The BMSS has enjoyed productive relationships with its sponsors (in many cases over decades) and that support has been crucial in sustaining the Society’s charitable mission. The Society is crystal clear in its understanding that those strategic partnerships will only prevail and prosper is they deliver mutual advantage. We are living through exceptional times and so we need to respond with innovative solutions.

We appreciate that both sponsoring partners, and delegate members’ employers, have had to cut marketing & travel budgets in 2021. Consequently, BMSS have adopted a compact (2-day/1-night) meeting format for BMSS41 to minimise both sponsorship and delegate charges.

The Society has striven to architect two (2) affordable sponsorship options that incorporate the flexibility to dynamically respond to strict social distancing regulations should they be re-imposed in September 2021. The entry level option starts at £499 including one full delegate registration (valued at £199) which the Society believes provides an equitable proposition in our currently challenging times.

The BMSS understand that prospective sponsors will naturally be evaluating the risks associated with committing to BMSS41. Consequently, the Society has published a clear and unambiguous COVID-19 cancellation & refund policy below.

 

The Smell of the Crowd and the Roar of the Bar!

The immediacy of personal interaction, the subtlety of closely observed body language, and the sheer pleasure of doing business face-2-face will not be superseded by ‘virtual conferencing’ in the foreseeable future [1].

BMSS members are resolute in their wish to see traditional analogue events revived within 2021!

 

 

BMSS41 (2021) SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS:
 

1. SUPPORTER  [£499] - ONLY SIXTEEN (16) POSITIONS AVAILABLE

  • Display of up to two (2) Pull-Up Banners (Ca 1.0 meter wide), distributed throughout the social space of the conference.
    • If social distancing regulations remain in force (as of 08 September 2021) banners may NOT be displayed adjacently to create the emulation of an exhibition booth. If social distancing regulations no longer apply banners may be grouped together.
  • Deployment of one (1) A4 Vertical Literature Floor Stand (Ca 0.3 meter wide).
  • One (1) full on-site delegate registration.
    • If more than one (1) supporter team member wishes to attend then each additional member of staff will have to register as a full delegate in their own right.
  • Acknowledgment within oral sessions, program book (printed) and abstract book (pdf)
  • BMSS oral presentation NOT INCLUDED.
  • BMSS media advertising NOT INCLUDED.
    • NOTE: On-Line advertising may be booked on an ad hoc basis for an incremental charge.

 

2. PARTNER [£1,499] - ONLY SIX (6) POSITIONS AVAILABLE

  • One (1) Short oral presentation (15min) included in the scientific programme. *
  • Display of up to four (4) Pull-Up Banners (Ca 1.0 meter wide), distributed throughout the social space of the conference.
    • If social distancing regulations remain in force (as of 08 September 2021) banners may NOT be displayed adjacently to create the emulation of an exhibition booth. If social distancing regulations no longer apply banners may be grouped together.
  • Deployment of up to two (2) A4 Literature Floor Stands (Ca 0.3 meter wide).
  • Three (3) full on-site delegate registrations.
    • If more than three (3) partner team members wish to attend each additional member of staff will have to register as a full delegate in their own right.
  • Acknowledgment within oral sessions, program book (printed) and abstract book (pdf)
  • One (1) on-line BMSS Website advertising position [Home Page Sliding Banner 842x347 pixels] visible for eight (8) weeks from 02 August 2021.
  • One (1) A5 colour advertisement in BMSS41 Abstract Book (pdf).

* NOTE: ALL Partner abstracts for inclusion in the scientific programme should be submitted via the partner submission page, access for which can be obtained by contacting the BMSS Papers Secretary: 
paperssec@bmss.org.uk

 

BMSS41 UNEQUIVOCAL CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY (2021)

In the event that BMSS41 (2021) has to be cancelled as a consequence of a change in HMG regulations (e.g. re-imposition of a national/regional lockdown) the BMSS will refund sponsors’ contributions in full (100%), and furthermore the Society will endeavor to refund sponsors’ contributions within thirty (30) days of the published date of cancellation.

 

ENGAGEMENT & ENQUIRIES

The BMSS wish to engage in a constructive and dynamic conversation with sponsors. We are all living through uncharted territory and so “nothing is off the table”  …we welcome the opportunity to talk openly with our friends and negotiate consensually agreeable strategic partnerships for the future. If you wish to engage in that conversation, please don’t hesitate to contact the BMSS meetings Secretary:

BMSS Meetings Secretary: mark_mcdowall@icloud.com

 

Digital Advertising Specifications

The Partner and Sponsor options above include BMSS Website advertising components. The relevant options are illustrated below:

 

 

On-Site Asset Deployment
The Supporter, Sponsor and Partner options listed above include asset deployment components. The illustrations below indicate the appropriate assets that may be deployed at BMSS41 (2021).

 

 

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