MISTA 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities

This is the 6th conference in the series. Previous conferences were held in Nottingham (2003), New York (2005), Paris (2007), Dublin (2009) and Phoenix (2011). The conference attracts world leading researchers from around the world. Previous conferences have attracted about 120 delegates and we would expect to attract similar numbers for the 2013 conference.

A full list of our sponsors can be seen here. Through their generous support, we are able to offer a number of student scholarships.

Scheduling Problems can be found everywhere within a wide range of industrial areas. An important aim of MISTA is to address these problems by encouraging the developing and reporting of innovative leading edge optimisation techniques. An increasingly essential component of research in this area is the need to engage industry in tackling the complexity inherent in industrial problems.

We are seeking industrial sponsors for the conference. As a Company, you will have the opportunity to have your name associated with leading edge research in the area of Scheduling. Also, you will have the undivided attention of over 100 leading experts in the research field with the potential for collaboration on existing and new innovative projects. We plan to update the website after the conference providing a section on each participating company and the approaches they have/are taking and indeed intend taking in the future to real world scheduling problems. As the web page has the potential for high search engine rating your involvement will be highly visible from both an academic and commercial perspective.

The following rates apply for companies wishing to sponsor the MISTA conference.

If you are interested in any of the packages below please contact Barry McCollum ( b.mccollum@qub.ac.uk) or Graham Kendall (graham.kendall@nottingham.edu.my). We would also be delighted to talk to you about any other possibilities.

Conference Folder

Each delegate will be provided with a conference (portfolio) folder (maybe A4, but we are currently considering A5). This will be a high quality folder that we expect will be used by the deleagtes, post conference. We plan to order 250 folders which will cover all the delegates, with a few extra to hand out after the conference. The conference will have the MISTA details printed on it. In you would like your company logo to appear on the folder the cost will be £2,500.

Registrations: 1 registration to the conference (including all sessions, banquet and reception)

Web Site Presence: Listed as a sponsor of the MISTA conference, with a link through to your own web site

Notepads

Each conference folder will contain a notepad. We will print the MISTA details on each page of the notepad. If you would like to have your company details also included, the cost will be £750.

Registrations: None

Web Site Presence: Listed as a sponsor of the MISTA conference, with a link through to your own web site

Pens

Each delegate will be provided with a conference pen. We will print the MISTA details on the pen. If you would like to have your company details also included on the pen the cost will be £350.

Registrations: None

Web Site Presence: Listed as a sponsor of the MISTA conference, with a link through to your own web site

Display Stand

There are opportunities available for a display area at the conference, which will be in the social area of the main conference, which will be used for tea/coffee - and just outside the room where th plenary talks be held. The display area can be manned with up to two company representatives (who can attend all other aspects of the conference). Additional representatives will be charged accordingly to cover overheads. The cost will be £2,500

Registrations: 2 registrations to the conference (including all sessions, banquet and reception)

Web Site Presence: Listed as a sponsor of the MISTA conference, with a link through to your own web site

Conference Session

If you would like the opportunity to address the conference we can organise a session within the parallel sessions, or a plenary session (where you will address all the delegates), we would be happy to discuss the content/format of your presentation. The cost will be £500 for parallel session and £2,500 for a plenary session.

Registrations (Plenary): 1 registration to the conference (including all sessions, banquet and reception)

Registrations (Parallel Session): None

Web Site Presence: Listed as a sponsor of the MISTA conference, with a link through to your own web site

Conference Banquet

If you would like to sponsor the conference banquet, we can arrange for details of your company to be placed at every seat and provide you with the option to have display stands in the banqueting area. The cost will be £1,250 for joint sponsorship or £5,000 for an exclusive sponsorship.

Registrations (Exclusive): 2 registrations to the conference (including all sessions, banquet and reception)

Registrations (Joint): 1 registration to the conference (including all sessions, banquet and reception)

Web Site Presence: Listed as a sponsor of the MISTA conference, with a link through to your own web site

Conference Reception

If you would like to sponsor the conference reception, we can arrange for details of your company to be handed out and provide you with the option to have display stands in the reception area. The cost will be £1,000 for joint sponsorship or £3,000 for an exclusive sponsorship.

Registrations (Exclusive): 2 registrations to the conference (including all sessions, banquet and reception)

Registrations (Joint): 1 registration to the conference (including all sessions, banquet and reception)

Web Site Presence: Listed as a sponsor of the MISTA conference, with a link through to your own web site

Delegate Pack Inserts

1 x insert (up to A4), in every delegate pack (we expect about 120 packs to be prepared), as well as the insert being available on the web site - £200 per sheet.

Registrations: None

Web Site Presence: Listed as a sponsor of the MISTA conference, with a link through to your own web site

Other Gifts

If we are able to obtain sponsorship, we aim to provide each delegate with a a gift (post-it pads, USB discs, laser pointers etc.). We would be happy to discuss these sponsorship options with interested companies.

Registrations: None

Web Site Presence: Listed as a sponsor of the MISTA conference, with a link through to your own web site

Web Site Presence

All of the above packages will also be supported by listing your company of the MISTA web site as one of our sponsors. If you just wiish to be listed on the web site, the cost will be £350

Registrations: None