West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference 2017
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But there may still be time to arrange an insert in 250 delegate bags for just £75 + vat
IF INTERESTED CALL 01562 731788  OR EMAIL events@opening-doors.org.uk
 
Become our PARTNER
Becoming a sponsor of the West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference ensures your brand is placed in front of an anticipated audience of 250+ senior leaders of education and decision makers from nursery to secondary and special schools.
 
Launched in 2015, #WMSCHOOLLED17 is now the most anticipated West Midlands school leader’s event of the year, attracting growing regional audiences and tackling the issues surrounding the school leadership system. The 2017 Conference will continue to focus on the progress of the school led system and its sustainable development across the West Midlands with the ultimate aim of 'joining up the dots' , answering those relevant questions and ensuring all young people have improved life chances. Furthermore, the conference aims to strengthen networks in the 6 West Midlands sub-regional groups and act as the perfect opportunity for attendees to develop more local, relevant approaches. The conference will again be hosted by BBC Journalist and Midlands Today presenter Mary Rhodes who will be joined by Estelle Morris, Ann Mroz, Editor and Digital Publishing Director of TES, Christine Quinn, Regional Schools Commissioner for West Midlands, Lorna Fitzjohn, Ofsted Regional Director and Andrew Warren, Chair of the Teaching Schools Council amongst others.
 
#WMschoolled16 IN FIGURES
The 2016 edition of the Annual Conference welcomed over 200 attendees (approximately 75% to 25% primary to secondary breakdown), with over 85% stating that they were ‘likely' or 'very likely' to attend this year and 85% rating the conference as ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’ value (PDF 2016 Organisation and Role attendance report HERE).     
 
BRAND PROMOTION
#WMSCHOOLLED17 provides the perfect opportunity to position your brand in front of a relevant, decision making, delegate base and, depending on the exact package you select, there are a number of ways your brand will be on show. Social media is also a very proactive platform and one that many of our delegates engage with so this is an opportunity to all and we will certainly include sponsorship mentions regularly.
 
WE ARE YOUR PARTNER
We commit to ensuring you are part of an excellent conference experience.  We look forward to working together and will endeavour to provide all involved parties the most positive experience possible.
 
Details of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are listed below, however, because our approach is very much based on developing ‘bespoke packages’, we also invite you to contact us with any ideas of your own. To discuss sponsorship opportunities further call Rose or Madalina on 01562 731788

Our SUPPORTERS
We are delighted to announce that #WMschoolled17 is officially supported by TES
 
TES is the foremost education news, analysis and opinion site for teachers, school leaders and other educators, delivered through a global family of news sites, blogs, apps, podcasts and the world's longest-running education magazine.

Our SPONSORS
 
Sponsors will be exhibiting on May 17 on the conference floor, Ground Level, Broadway Suite, and are looking forward to welcoming you to their stand. 
 
Conference Filming & Highlights Video Sponsor
As a leading photography, design and marketing company within Education, our services include School Signage, School Websites and Prospectus, School Videos and Photography, Pupil Planners, Photographic and Graphic Displays and Wallpaper.
We will be filming and producing a video for #WMschoolled17 so please visit our stand at the conference. We look forward to discuss your best options for Showcasing your School!

Self-service Drinks Station & Cup Recycling Initiative Sponsor
Expertly written, highly concentrated learning and revision content for 20 subjects, used 1000+ schools throughout the UK and internationally, to reinforce and consolidate key topics both in and out of school. We have extensive evidence to support the impact GCSEPod has on improving student GCSE performance.

Live Grahic Recording Sponsor
Hays Education is the UK’s leading recruitment expert, placing education staff into permanent, temporary and interim roles. With 170 expert consultants working from 36 offices nationwide, our specialist teams work with over 4,000 nurseries, schools, colleges and academies across the UK in both the private and public sector. 

Live Twitter Feed & 'Tweet of the Day' Award
HTS AV believe that the right technology used in the right way, inspires students to search for greatness! We help to facilitate interactive and collaborative learning for all, supplying and installing interactive whiteboards, projectors and customised audio visual packages in schools across the UK. HTS AV believe greatness exists in every student, it’s up to us to help them discover it.

Conference Booklet Sponsor
KOMPAN operate across the UK, developing schools' outdoor spaces into stimulating, fun and social spaces. Our comprehensive range of educational play and sports products offer compelling designs, high play value, uncompromising safety, unique innovation, long lasting quality and great value playground equipment for all school ages and physical abilities.

Conference Room Partitions Sponsor
Portable Partitions Company are the UK’s leading supplier of portable partitions, static room dividers, barriers and outdoor partitions. The foldable, high quality, fabric covered units are attractive as well as practical enabling the improved use of existing open space, enabling areas to be quickly divided or closed off. The screens can also be pinned to or used with Velcro to become excellent display areas. Tel :01684 298 833

Networking Lunch Sponsor
The SDSA is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting the development of the school-led improvement system. The School Improvement Exchange (SIE) is the latest offer from the SDSA, developed by schools, for schools. The SIE is a platform to champion the development of a sector-led approach and encourage wider sharing of best practice and direct school to school support. 

Signage & Display Sponsor
Droitwich based Spa Display provide a Signage service to companies and organisations locally, regionally and nationally. Our range of products is immense, enabling our clients to present themselves with professionally produced, eye catching designs. Internal and external signs, vehicle and window graphics, exhibition panels, banners and pop-ups; all produced in-house and installed by our expert team.

Delegate Bag Sponsor
As a high quality provider of Sports Coaching & Physical Activity to Schools and Nurseries, Sports Plus Scheme offer Bespoke Packages of Provision that are cost effective and unique, forming long term partnerships and relationships. Our attitude to going the extra mile and exceeding expectations is why we have grown to become a national leader in our industry.

Delegate Lanyard Sponsor
Talk The Talk - Oracy Skills Workshop
Talk The Talk helps develop pupils into well-rounded, confident and resilient individuals - boosting their academic attainment, employability and ability to engage in society as active citizens. An engaging confident communication masterclass run over a full school day with free online lessons to embed oracy across your curriculum. Tel: 01981 580015.

Sponsor
Teach Circus In Schools has a simple philosophy. Juggling makes people feel good. We believe the benefits to pupils could be life changing. We aim to provide all schools with the tools and training to use juggling based activities to help those pupils (and staff) who need it most. 

Foyer Display Design Sponsor
TwoThirdsDesign work with schools to transform spaces into inspiring environments by creating bespoke displays:
  • Large wall displays for corridors, libraries, halls & entrances
  • Reception ‘welcome’, ‘history’ panels, school values & staff displays
  • Custom wallpaper, window, floor & wall vinyls
  • Faith displays, saint house hangings & banners
  • Bespoke curriculum linked resources

Staging Sponsor
With our high quality modular solutions, Unistage allows you to create the foundations for your perfect performance.  Our easy to use, versatile and very quiet staging is a welcome addition to many schools. Unistage is simple and safe to build with 3 components and NO TOOLS.

Sponsorship OPPORTUNITIES
 
!!!!  NEW OPPORTUNITY  !!!!
Delegate bag insert: £75 +vat per item
The opportunity to present your promotional material in front of our audience. Delegate bags will be handed to all attending on the day.
You will be required to provide us with 250 copies.

Networking Lunch: £1,500 +vat - Sponsored by SDSA 
This sponsorship opportunity includes:
♦    Branding of all lunch area signage
♦    Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
♦    Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
♦    Social media mentions pre, during and post event
♦    Mention by conference host during proceedings
♦    Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors).
♦    Exhibition stand to be positioned on the balcony
♦    2 minute ‘invitation to lunch’ announcement slot
♦    Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity

Badge Lanyards - Sponsored by Talk The Talk
 
This opportunity relates to the sponsoring of all delegate badges and lanyards (anticipated numbers 300). 
 
This sponsorship opportunity includes:
♦    Branding of delegate badge lanyards
♦    Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
♦    Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
♦    Social media mentions pre, during and post event
♦    Mention by conference host during proceedings
♦    Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
♦    Small exhibition stand  (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
♦    Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity

Live Twitter Feed and 'Tweet of the day' Award - Sponsored by HTS-AV
 
This opportunity relates to the presence of at least 3 slimline plasma screens displaying your own branded twitter wall and showing real time posts using the hashtag #WMschoolled17 
 
This sponsorship opportunity includes:
♦    Branding live Twitter Wall on at least 3 slimline screens around the venue
♦    Opportunity to award the ‘Tweet of the day’ during the closing session (you to provide the prize)
♦    Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
♦    Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
♦    Social media mentions pre, during and post event
♦    Mention by conference host during proceedings in relation to twitter feed
♦    Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors).
♦    Small exhibition stand  (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
♦    Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity

Live Graphic Recording - Sponsored by Hays  
 
Laura Brodrick will be joining us throughout the day on her own stage to graphically record the discussions and create a stunning informative 3m by 1m BIG PICTURE that will 'tell' the story of the progress of the school led system and its sustainable development across the West Midlands with the ultimate aim of visually 'joining up the dots'. 
 
This sponsorship opportunity includes:
♦    Co-branding of the 'Big Picture' and full branding of T-shirt to be worn by Laura during the day
♦    Opportunity to position additional branding (pull-ups) on/around the stage hosting Laura's station
♦    Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
♦    Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
♦    Social media mentions pre, during and post event
♦    Mention by conference host during proceedings
♦    Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors).
♦    Small exhibition stand  (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
♦    Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity
 

Printed Conference Booklet - Sponsored by Kompan
 
This opportunity relates to the printing of full colour, 16 page, A5 conference brochures (includes the programme, list of exhibitors and sponsors, speaker biographies etc.) to be handed to all delegates upon registration.
 
This sponsorship opportunity includes:
♦    3/4 back cover reserved for branding and/or advertisement
♦    Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
♦    Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
♦    Social media mentions pre, during and post event
♦    Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
♦    Small exhibition stand  (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
♦    Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity

Delegate Cotton Bags - Sponsored by Sports Plus Scheme
This opportunity relates to the co-branding of delegate bags - that's your brand alongside the conference brand - to be handed to delegates on the day.
 
This sponsorship opportunity includes:
♦    Co-branding of cotton bags
♦    Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
♦    Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
♦    Social media mentions pre, during and post event
♦    Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
♦    Small exhibition stand  (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
♦    Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity

 

Drinks Station and Cup Recycling Initiative - Sponsored by GCSE Pod
 
This opportunity relates to all self-service drinks stations situated in the main conference hall. We will provide the branded cups, recycling bins & clear plastic bags for collection of empty cups on the day, however it is understood that the sponsor is responsible for packaging used cups and sending to SimplyCups for recycling.  Working with Simply-Cups the UK’s ONLY workable cup recycling scheme, you will be proactively promoting ‘green good practice’
 
This sponsorship opportunity includes:
♦    Branding on all recyclable paper cups used for hot and cold drinks
♦    Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
♦    Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
♦    Mention by conference host during proceedings
♦    Social media mentions pre, during and post event
♦    Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
♦    Small exhibition stand  (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
♦    Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity

Musical Interludes - not available
 
Memorable musical elements will be incorporated in the programme, thanks to the support of WYJO (Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra) and potentially other groups of young people. From experience, we know these moments will be on the minds of all delegates for a long time after they left the conference and thus are a valuable opportunity for brand exposure throughout the day.           .
 
This sponsorship opportunity includes:
♦    Branding of clothing item (T-Shirt) to be worn by performers 
♦    Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
♦    Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
♦    Mention by conference host during proceedings
♦    Social media mentions pre, during and post event
♦    Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
♦    Small exhibition stand  (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
♦    Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity

 

Information Hub - not available
 
This opportunity relates to the sponsorship of the Information Hub (a dedicated area in the corner of the main conference room) where delegates will be able to ask questions, pick up printed documents or request information pertinent to individual needs.
 
This sponsorship opportunity includes:
♦    Sole branding of the large format professional signage 
♦    Classification as main sponsor and brand on top of all website pages
♦    Listing with brand & paragraph on ‘Our Sponsors’ webpage and in full-colour printed conference brochure
♦    Mention by conference host during proceedings
♦    Social media mentions pre, during and post event
♦    Branding on stage panels (to include all event sponsors)
♦    Small exhibition stand  (poseur table, stools and pop-up on the conference hall floor)
♦    Delegate bag/pack insert opportunity

 

The above are our fixed packages however our approach also allows for the development of bespoke packages that give most of the above sponsorship benefits. Potential packages and previous examples include:
 
 
Please contact us with any ideas of your own including any contra agreement proposals. 
Email events@opening-doors.org.uk or call Rose or Madalina on 01562 731788

      


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