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Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunities

The Science, Innovation and Translation Conference will be held at York Racecourse on May 9-10 2017. It provides unique opportunities for exhibitors (see below) and sponsors (see next page) as it brings together a range of key stakeholders in the design, financing, managing and operation of science research, incubation and innovation facilities, and knowledge transfer between them and industry. Many of the attendees - who will include research, estates, technical management, procurement and other staff from a range of laboratories; incubation and science park/areas of innovation managers and support staff; knowledge transfer professionals; designers and contractors focused on science facilities; and suppliers of scientific equipment - have significant influence on procurement of buildings, equipment and services.

The Conference will be the main 2017 event for the co-organisers, The United Kingdom Science Park Association and S-Lab: Supporting World Class Science. It is also being supported by four programme partners: The International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Innovation DB Forum, Praxis Unico and York Science Park. The amount and variety of content, and the reach of the organising and partnering bodies, is expected to attract over 400 delegates from the UK and mainland Europe.

A Gala Dinner on May 9 will feature an entertaining speaker, and short presentations to winners of both the S-Lab and UKSPA Awards. It provides an ideal opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to entertain clients and have informal interaction with delegates.

The S-Lab Awards are the only scheme covering all aspects of laboratory design, management and use. The UKSPA Awards recognise good practice in the management and impact of science parks and similar facilities.

The main exhibition area will be open on both days and has space for around 50 table top spaces (one table, 2 chairs) of approximately 2.4 x 1.4 metres. Traffic levels should be high as a result of a compact layout, location of all catering within the exhibition space and multiple breaks. Previous exhibitors have found that S-Lab and UKSPA events provide opportunities to reach a wide range of purchasing influencers, as well as strengthening relations with existing customers.

Exhibition spaces are available at an early bird rate of £1500*, rising to £1800* after 20 slots have been filled. A premium package involving a Conference session can also be purchased at additional cost, depending on how user education-focused the content is.

Exhibitors are entitled to: an exhibition space (as outlined above); one Conference ticket, which allows access to the Conference keynotes and sessions as well as refreshments and lunch; and one Exhibitor pass, which allows access to the exhibition area, refreshments and lunch on the Conference days. Additional Exhibitor passes are available at cost price and can be booked online.

Sponsors receive: a prime exhibition space; two Conference tickets; unlimited Exhibitor passes including the evening Drinks Reception on May 9; two tickets to attend the Awards Dinner on May 9 plus many additional benefits (see

To book or to find out more details, please take a look at www.ukspa.org.uk or www.effectivelab.org.uk

If you would like further information on exhibiting or sponsoring, please contact:
Helen Exton – conference@istonline.org.uk – 07531 244208 or
Jim Duvall – info@ukspa.org.uk – 01799 532049

Please see the below attachment for a full breakdown of sponsorship packages and prices.

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