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Conference Sponsorship

LINX Member Conference Sponsorship

Event When Where
LINX96 20-21 February 2017 Congress Centre, London, UK
LINX97 15-16 May 2017 Congress Centre, London, UK
LINX98 21-22 August 2017 Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester
LINX99 20-21 November 2017 Congress Centre, London, UK
 

Venue - Congress Centre

Please the visit the Congress Centre website for further images of meeting spaces. Sponsors will have a position allocated in the foyer where delegates meet during break periods.

  • Sponsorship Packages
  • Conference Format
  • Sponsor Gifts and Prizes
  • LINX Conference Attendee Organisations
  • Conference Sponsorship FAQs

Sponsorship Packages

LINX offers a range of sponsorship options each with a number of benefits for the sponsor. These include opportunities to present to the LINX membership plus the regular promotion of your brand in event communications in online and print media.
The following packages are available for the February, May, August and November LINX events.

If you are interested in sponsoring a LINX meeting please email

Platinum £7,500

  • A presentation of up to 30 minutes duration
  • A sponsors table, 2 chairs and space for a roll up banner
  • Company name and brief information used in HotLINX event reporting
  • A double page spread in HotLINX. This can either be:
    • A one-page article (500 words plus images) and a one-page advert (240mm x 165mm portrait); or
    • A page and half article (600 words plus images) and half page advert (120mm x 165mm landscape)Your branding will appear on the LINX event page linked to your own site.
  • Your branding will appear on the events t-shirts and other merchandise
  • A pre-list of delegate names and organisations attending the LINX conference. Up to six delegates are permitted to attend the LINX conference (except during the AGM/EGM which is a closed session)
  • Attendance for six people at the evening social event

Gold £5,000

  • A presentation of up to 15 minutes duration
  • A sponsors table, 2 chairs and space for a roll up banner
  • Company name used in HotLINX event reporting
  • One page in HotLINX. This can either be:
    • A one-page article (500 words plus images);
    • A one-page advert (240mm x 165mm portrait); or
    • A half page article (200 words plus images) and a half page advert (120mm x 165mm landscape)Your branding will appear on the LINX event page linked to your own site.
  • Your branding will appear on the LINX event page linked to your own site.
  • Your branding will appear on the events t-shirts and other merchandise
  • A pre-list of delegate names and organisations attending the LINX conference.
  • Up to four delegates are permitted to attend the LINX conference (except during the AGM/EGM which is a closed session)
  • Attendance for four people at the evening social event

Silver £2,500

  • A lightning presentation slot of up to 5 minutes duration
  • A sponsors table, 2 chairs and space for a roll up banner
  • Company name used in HotLINX event reporting
  • Half a page in HotLINX. This can either be:
    • A half page article (200 words plus images); or
    • A half page advert (120mm x 165mm landscape)
  • Your branding will appear on the LINX event page linked to your own site.
  • Your branding will appear on the events t-shirts and other merchandise
  • A pre-list of delegate names and organisations attending the LINX conference. Two delegates are permitted to attend the LINX conference (except during the AGM/EGM which is a closed session)
  • Attendance for two people at the evening social event

LINX Social Sponsor £2,500

  • Branding opportunities at social venue
  • Your branding will appear on the LINX event page linked to your own site. This will be published three weeks before the conference takes place.
  • Your logo on the social invitations
  • A pre-list of delegate names and organisations attending the social
  • Opportunity to supply literature onto tables (if applicable)
  • Your branding will appear on the events t-shirts and other merchandise
  • Two delegates are permitted to attend the LINX conference (except during the AGM/EGM which is a closed session)
  • Attendance for two people at the evening social event

Refreshment Sponsor £2,000

  • Sponsor of all refreshements throughout the meeting
  • Branded 'With Thanks' cards at refreshment stations
  • Company name used in HotLINX event reporting
  • Your branding will appear on the LINX event page linked to your own site.
  • A pre-list of delegate names and organisations attending the LINX conference. Two delegates are permitted to attend the LINX conference (except during the AGM/EGM which is a closed session)
  • Attendance for two people at the evening social event

 

Conference Format

 

LINX member conferences vary depending on the content but a standard format would be a 1330 start with coffee available from 1300 on day one with a mid-afternoon break of about 20-30 mins. We do like sponsors to be set up by 1100 as we do get some early arrivals.

The conference closes circa 1730-1800 which will be followed by a short period where delegates can relax in an adjoining room with drinks before moving on to the social event which is at a venue within 15 minutes walk. These are both great networking opportunities.

Day two starts at 1000 with coffee available from 0930. There are two breaks to meet with delegates as well as a lunch at 1300-1400 with the conference closing about 1630. Some conferences have closed constitutional sessions but sponsors will be informed about these well in advance.

Sponsor Gifts and Prizes

Sponsors should ensure that any giveaways or competition prizes offered are appropriate for the industry audience. High value items will obviously be popular with attendees but sponsors will need to consider their attractiveness against what they are trying to achieve by sponsoring the event. Greater benefit may be achieved across several smaller prizes to keep the delegates engaged.
 

Regional Conference Sponsorship

At present, we are confirming the date for 2017's regional conferences along with venues, as soon as dates are confirmed the website will be updates.

The format of these conferences usually consists of a half-day agenda, which includes arrival and regular refreshments, followed by a post-conference social and networking.

The agenda for the conferences will usually consist of an update, an engineering and public affairs update by LINX staff as well as sponsor presentations, member technical talks and dependent on agenda content a panel and peering personals session.

Sponsoring a regional conference:

The below sponsorship package is available for all our UK regional conferences.

£1,500.00

A lightening presentation slot of up to 10 minutes duration
Company name used in HotLINX event reporting
Your branding will appear on the event webpage linked to your own website
Your branding will appear on delegate badges/social invitations

If you would like to sponsor any of our regional events please contact:
 

LINX Member Conference Attendee Organisations

ATTENDEE ORGANISATION ATTENDEE ORGANISATION
247RealMedia KPN
AEG Level 3 Communications
Akamai Technologies Limelight Networks
Andrews & Arnold Logicalis
BBC Lumison
Betfair Messagelabs
Bogons Multiplay (UK)
BSkyB NetBenefit
Bytemark NetConnex
C4L Nominet UK
Cable & Wireless Othello Technology Systems
Claranet PacketExchange
DANTE Pro-Net Internet Services
Datahop PRT Systems
Easynet Reliance Globalcom
Entanet RIPE NCC
Equinix Sargasso Networks
Everything Everywhere Server Central
Exa Networks SunGard
Google TalkTalk Technology
Hardware.com Telecom Italia
Hurricane Electric Telehouse
Internet Systems Consortium Thus
Interoute Networks Timico
Interxion Tinet
ioko365 Trunk Networks
IX Reach UK Broadband
JANET(UK) UK Solutions
KDDI Europe Virgin Media
Kendra Virgin Media
 

Conference Sponsorship FAQs

Q: What roles are typically represented in the room?

A: The audience is predominantly comprised of senior technical roles from our member companies. Typical roles are Network Architect, NOC Manager, COO, CTO, Head of IP and Data, Director of Engineering, IP Strategy Manager.


Q: How long is our sponsor presentation slot?

A: Platinum sponsor presentation slots are scheduled to last up to 30 minutes with Gold sessions lasting for 15 minutes, and Silver for 5.


Q: What can we talk about in our presentation?

A: We ask that the presentation is not too sales orientated but is of a subject that would interest the generally technical audience in the room. You may benefit from an element of interactivity to encourage delegates to participate. This is the sponsors choice but it will help to keep the delegates engaged throughout. If you already have a topic in mind please let us know and we can see how it can fit into the structure of the day. We can also advise of minor changes that could work to ensure that you get the most out of sponsoring the event. The earlier we know the subject for the presentation the better as it may be possible to build the agenda around certain presentations.


Q: What is the deadline for providing our presentation for the meeting?

A: LINX prefers to receive final PowerPoint presentations two weeks prior to the conference. This allows us to plan and prepare for webcasting and the viewing of slides online.


Q: As a sponsor, will I have a central position for a display stand?

A: A position for sponsors is made available in the refreshment area which allows you to meet with the delegates during break periods.


Q: What kind of stand material can I bring to the meeting?

A: It would be beneficial if you can let LINX know as early as possible what you would like to bring to an event. In the past, we have had pop-up stands, 3 metre by 2 metre exhibition panels while others have just used a table. Knowledge of your requirements in advance will help us greatly during set up so we can position your stand to maximum effect particularly if you would like to run a demonstration. In terms of delivery, we will arrange for access to be granted from first thing on Monday. Alternative arrangements can be made but again if you can let us know in advance we can speak to the Congress Centre to ensure these are in place. Conference delegates will start arriving from 11:00 am on Monday even though the meeting won't start until at least two hours afterwards. Some LINX members turn up early and use the facilities and wi-fi to do some work before the conference starts.


Q: Who is responsible for the cost, etc. of the banner display at the conference?

A: If you do not already have a banner you will have to source one yourself. Sponsors generally bring a pop-up stand which is used in the refreshment area with space for a smaller stand on the stage in the main room which is also viewable on the webcast.


Q: How much time would we have in our exhibition space to demo our products, etc.? Is it just the 30 minute coffee time before the conference starts and the afternoon break?

A: Sponsors can run demos throughout the day including all breaks, lunch and even while the event is taking place. The conferences are quite informal and it's not unusual for attendees to break out for a short while for just such a purpose. Sponsors are required to bring their own equipment if they wish to stage a demo of any kind. The venues provide tables and chairs for you but if anything extra like literature stands or technical equipment is required that will need to be supplied by yourselves.


Q: How early can I arrive to set up on the day of the conference?

A: When bringing exhibition equipment you will be able to access the Congress Centre from approximately 10:00am. There is no specific deadline to arrive or be ready by but as a guide you should be looking at being set up by 11:00-11:30am.


Q: What type of information is included with the pre-list of attendees?

A: The pre-list of attendees is purely names and organisation worked for. We do not distribute contact information to ensure that individuals do not receive unsolicited mail.


Q: How exactly will our company name be associated with the evening social event?

A: We would include sponsor details in sponsorship activity and there will be an opportunity to have a sign at the venue. For some venues signs at the social may be a space issue but you will be informed if this is an issue well in advance.

With over 740 members connecting from over 73 different countries worldwide, LINX members have access to direct routes from a large number of diverse international peering partners.

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