Corporate Partnership Opportunities for Conference for Deputy Heads and Senior Leaders 2022

Why Partner with GSA?

GSA represents 145 of the UK’s leading independent girls’ schools.

GSA schools range from the highly-selective to local community schools, including both day and boarding. Some cater for 100% girls, others provide a predominantly girls-only environment with boys in the nursery and/or sixth form.

The Conference for Deputy Heads & Senior Leaders is a popular annual event which brings together senior staff from across GSA’s membership.

The composition of Senior Leadership Team varies from school to school but, in most cases, will comprise a Deputy Head Academic, Deputy Head Pastoral, Director of Studies, and one or more Assistant Heads. These members of staff often have responsibility for areas such as data management, expeditions, resources, IT software, extra-curricular activities, etc.

Exhibiting at the Conference provides companies with an opportunity to introduce new products and services, generate new business, and strengthen existing customer relationships. 

Who Partners with GSA?

GSA has long-standing relationships with a number of suppliers but, equally, we are always keen to welcome support and involvement from new companies. Services and products offered by companies exhibiting at the Conference for Deputy Heads and Senior Leaders in the past include:

  • Management Information Systems
  • School uniforms
  • Catering services
  • Expeditions
  • Photography
  • Marketing
  • Educational software and mobile apps
  • Executive search and recruitment
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Opportunities for Sponsorship

HEADLINE CONFERENCE SPONSOR – £1,750

A unique opportunity to be the sole Headline Conference Sponsors benefiting from:

  • The organisation’s logo in a prominent position on the conference staging for the duration of the conference. The logo will also appear in the delegates’ papers, conference mailings, dinner menus, and on the GSA website.
  • Priority allocation, before other sponsors and exhibitors, of a pitch in the exhibition, if required. The sponsorship is inclusive of a 3m stand space.
  • The right to use ‘Official Headline Sponsor of the GSA Conference for Deputy Heads and Senior Leaders 2022’.
  • The Conference chair giving specific acknowledgement and thanks.
  • Two invitations to the drinks reception and dinner on Tuesday 1 March.
  • The opportunity to give a 5 minute presentation to delegates on the first day of the conference.
PRE-DINNER DRINKS RECEPTION – £1,000

The sponsor of Tuesday’s pre-dinner drinks reception will have their logo and acknowledgment of their contribution in a prominent position on the dinner menu and will be formally thanked during the dinner. The opportunity also includes one invitation to the dinner on Tuesday and a 5-minute presentation slot on the first day of the conference.

WINE AT THE DINNER – £1,000

The sponsor of the wine at Tuesday’s dinner will have their logo and acknowledgment of their contribution in a prominent position on the dinner menu and will be formally thanked during the dinner. The opportunity also includes one invitation to the dinner on Tuesday and a 5-minutepresentationslot on the first day of the conference.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER SPONSOR – £500

We are delighted to be welcoming to the conference a number of highly respected and prominent speakers.

The sponsor of a conference session will be invited to add a reasonable amount of branding to the staging for the duration of the session and will be thanked in the vote of thanks. The sponsorship will also be acknowledged on the event programme and conference app.

If you are interested in hearing the sessions we have available please contact events@gsa.uk.com.

LANYARD SPONSOR – £500

This NEW sponsorship opportunity will ensure your brand is close to our attendees hearts.

As the sole lanyard sponsor you will benefit from:

  • Your organisation’s logo featured on the conference lanyards (alongside GSA’s logo) and shared to all delegates.
  • Specific thanks in the conference chairs welcome speech.
  • Attendance for one day, for one representative at the conference.
EVENT APP SPONSOR – £500

This year we will not be publishing a printed conference brochure, so the event App will be essential for delegates during the conference. The App will contain all of the key information relating to the conference including the event programme, speaker’s biographies, hotel and exhibitor information. Delegates will also be able to message colleagues they meet during the two days using the App.

As the sole event app sponsor you will benefit from:

  • Your organisation’s logo prominently displayed on the App landing page.
  • Specific thanks in the conference chairs welcome speech.
  • Attendance for one day, for one representative at the conference.

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Opportunities for Exhibitors

Exhibition Overview

The exhibition will be held in the room directly next to the main conference room at the Leicester Marriott Hotel . All conference hospitality during refreshment breaks and lunches, will be served only amongst the exhibition area, ensuring very good access to the exhibition throughout the breaks.

As previously outlined, the allocation of pitches will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Organisations also committed to sponsoring the conference will be given priority pitch allocation.

Pitch Pricing

Under current social distancing measures, we are limiting the number of pitches available and would encourage registration as soon as possible to secure your place at the exhibition. This position will be kept under review and the number of places increased if possible. Each pitch will have a depth allocation of 1 metre only; display stands must not exceed the agreed dimensions. Please note that pitches are space-only and not a shell scheme.

Pricing is as follows:

2 metre width – £500

3 metre width – £600

4 metre width – £700

The package for major conference sponsor include 3m stand space.

Additional benefits of exhibiting

  • A listing on the GSA Conference app, including logo, brief company overview and contact details.
  • Lunch and refreshments for two representatives on both days of the Conference.
  • Exhibiting organisations are welcome to join us as observers in all public conference sessions.
  • A listing on our website as a GSA 2021 sponsor for the next year.

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Other Opportunities

Annual Dinner Attendance

Exhibiting companies have the opportunity to attend the pre-dinner drinks reception and dinner on the Tuesday evening at a cost of £75. Both the reception and dinner will take place at the Leicester Marriott Hotel.

Due to space restrictions, tickets are limited to one per exhibiting company. However, if you are taking up a sponsorship package that includes a ticket, you do have the option of purchasing a place for a second representative. Please indicate if you would like to do this on the booking form. Places for the reception and dinner will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Corporate Delegate Attendance

For those companies wishing to attend the Conference but not exhibit, we are pleased to offer a Corporate Delegate Rate. For £300 per person, company representatives will be able to attend all public sessions as well as network with delegates during lunch and refreshment breaks. Please note that this rate does not include accommodation or evening meals. Tickets for the Annual Dinner can be purchased separately at a cost of £75 per head, as detailed above.

Please note that the number of Corporate Delegate tickets are limited, and these will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Companies taking an exhibition stand do not need to also purchase Corporate Delegate tickets as this is covered by the exhibition package.

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If you have a new sponsorship idea you would like to explore, please get in touch with Jenni Purser, Conference and Events Manger at GSA, she is more than happy to discuss these options with you further. 

COVID-19

Please note that due to COVID-19 we will be following all Government and PHE guidance throughout the planning and running of our conference. However, we reserve the right to move to a virtual conference should the situation worsen and would aim to give you as much notice of any such change as possible. All sponsorship packages will be reviewed, and new options will be given in replacement of all sponsorship above. Please review our terms and conditions document for all cancellation information.

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