State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria

Major Sponsor

The State Library of Victoria is one of Australia's oldest cultural institutions. It is the major reference and research library in Victoria, responsible for collecting and preserving Victoria's documentary heritage and making it available through a range of services and programs.

University of South Australia

University of South Australia

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Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

  • Download a copy of the Sponsorship Prospectus
  • A range of sponsorship packages is available, offering organisations a number of unique opportunities to associate their brand with this important industry event.

    A trade exhibition will be held for the duration of the conference, centrally located within the conference venue to provide maximum exposure for exhibitors.

    Please contact ICMS Pty Ltd, the Conference Organisers, for further inquiries: sponsorship@icms.com.au or phone +61 3 9682 0244.

    Sponsorship Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the National Library & Information Technicians Conference 2007 about?
    The Conference fosters the interests and aspirations of library and information technicians and educators and provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas that will impact on the future direction of the industry. It is an opportunity to meet and network with key industry representatives, showcase products, services and future directions and share expertise with an enthusiastic audience from the private, public and academic sectors within Australia and overseas. Exhibitors at this Conference consist of companies who have preferred status as an approved supplier to the industry or who wish to become suppliers of choice. The Conference attracts decision makers, influencers and procurement personnel from all information industry sectors and is the only conference for Library Technicians in Australia.

    What are the dates for the Conference - when is bump in and bump out?
    The Conference runs from 9-12 October; the opening of the Exhibition is on the evening of the 9th, so Bump-in will be during the day of the 9th; more specific times will be provided as soon as we have them and Bump-out will be after closing drinks on the afternoon of the 12th October.

    What's the benefit to my company of exhibiting at the National Library & Information Technicians Conference 2007?

    • Forging relationships with the thinkers of the future
    • Improving and adding value to your relationships with current and potential clients
    • Maximising your exposure to local and national influencers of the Library community
    • Increasing sales and leads for your products and services
    • Showcasing products and services to potential customers as well as existing customers
    • Showing support for ALIA, the profession and the industry
    • Learning more about the major developments in the library sector by networking with key industry representatives
    • Taking advantage of the opportunity to be measured against your competitors
    • Expanding your database of leads and networking face-to-face with key influential users
    • Demonstrating your commitment to professional development of your company's staff
    • Enjoying good food, good company and visiting beautiful springtime Melbourne
    • Marketing opportunities - ie 'Proud sponsor of the National Library & Information Technicians Conference 2007'

    What's ALIA doing for Vendors?

    • Lobbying government and industry bodies
    • Maintaining educational and training standards for the Information profession
    • Encouraging Professional Development across the Industry
    • Providing active Advocacy for the Information profession and Library industry
    • Providing workplace support for all library and information workers

    What is the committee doing to encourage delegates to come to the trade exhibition?
    Team 2007 is committed to drawing delegates into the exhibition and has located as many activities as possible in and around the Exhibition area. The Welcome function will concur with the Opening of the exhibition and all scheduled breaks will be held within the exhibition. In addition, the Internet Lounge is located inside the Exhibition area at the rear of the venue. We are keen to forward plan as much as possible to ensure that you are able to incorporate the Exhibition into your marketing strategy for 2007.

    What is the committee doing to encourage delegates to come to the Conference?
    Team 2007 has appointed liaisons in each Australian state through which promotional material will be distributed and our first announcement postcard is being distributed throughout Australia, New Zealand and SE Asian countries. We will also have representation at industry conferences throughout 2006 and 2007 in order to market and promote our conference. If you intend to exhibit in any of these regions, we would be happy to provide postcards for distribution.

    What opportunity is there for flexibility and choice of Booths?
    We are happy to work with you to find something that will meet your and our needs, although some sponsorship opportunities have already been taken.
    Prime booths will be assigned to our major sponsors, but we will endeavour to meet your preferences wherever practicable. Booths will be allocated to confirmed sponsors first, and then in order of receipt of application (Please note full payment must be made within seven days from the date of invoice. If full payment is not received within one month, the Organisers reserve the right to reallocate your booth).

    Who should I contact for information?
    Mirerva Keogh from ICMS, the Conference Organisers, is the first contact. She can be contacted via P +61 3 9682 0244, F +61 3 9682 0288, E sponsorship@icms.com.au. Dawn Keleher is your representative on Team 2007 and in addition, the Conference convenor will be happy to assist.

    What satellite events are being conducted around the Conference time?
    These will be confirmed closer to the event.

    Can I make a promotional presentation at the Conference?
    Vendor presentations may be made by the Gold Sponsor, Conference Dinner Sponsor and the Welcome Reception Sponsor. (Please refer to the Invitation to Sponsor and Exhibit for further information).

    What is happening with insurance?
    All exhibitors must have Public Liability Insurance for the period of the Conference and Exhibition, and must provide this documentation to the Conference Secretariat upon application or final payment. It is strongly advised that each exhibitor cover their equipment, exhibits and display material with adequate insurance or consult with their own insurance company for extension to existing policy for the duration of the conference.

    How can I contact the committee during Conference time?
    Mobile phone numbers will be provided in your kit of information and committee members will be in attendance each day of the exhibition. You may also go to the Registration Desk for assistance, or contact the Conference Manager, whose mobile number will be provided in your kit and your exhibition manual.

    Gail Schmidt
    Conference Convenor

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