It’s a complex world. Cities are where the complexity converges. Ecocity 2019 offers a tremendous opportunity to market to an international audience of urban stakeholders who are eagerly looking to develop cities in balance with the natural world.
Ecocity World Summit is the longest running international conference on sustainable cities. It is the event where thought leaders and political leaders, innovators, practitioners, and industry come together to tackle complex problems of cities, share knowledge, compare experiences, and plan for the future. Over 1,000 innovators and pioneers, designers and planners, policy makers and administrators, professionals and business people, environmentalists and developers, teachers and students from around the world are expected to attend.
Ecocity 2019’s theme is Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities. How can cities truly be both socially just and ecologically healthy? There are no easy answers, not even in Vancouver, one of the world’s greenest cities. Yet multiple solutions are emerging with new leadership and new partnerships. Ecocity 2019 is where these breakthroughs and advances will be shared.
Jointly hosted by the City of Vancouver and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, we invite you to join Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart and a host of local, regional and global experts converging in Vancouver this October to dial up the dialogue on socially just and ecologically sustainable cities.
Hear the best ideas and latest solutions to urban sustainability challenges from around the globe. Give yourself and your business a competitive edge as you build networks among business people, ministers, researchers and mayors. Increase your visibility and organization’s profile by becoming a sponsor and/or an exhibitor at this outstanding event.
Ecocity 2019 Program Highlights:
Benefits for Supporters:
See below for past event information, exhibit pricing, and sponsorship options; and don’t forget to read about the event’s background information and about the Ecocity Standards on the main page, here.
The first conference in this series was held in Berkeley, USA in 1990 with the purpose of bringing together bright minds to share knowledge on ecological and sustainable city designs. It has been happening every two years since in various parts of the world. Below are statistics on the last few editions.
|2019||Vancouver, Canada||1,000 exp.||2009||Istanbul, Turkey||600|
|2017||Melbourne, Australia||950||2008||San Francisco, USA||2,000|
|2015||Abu Dhabi, UAE||1,000||2006||Bangalore, India||N/A|
|2013||Nantes, France||2,200||2002||Shenzhen, China||N/A|
|2011||Montreal, Canada||1,500||2000||Curitiba, Brazil||N/A|
The 950 attendees at Ecocity 2017 in Melbourne, Australia were from the following categories:
Of the 27 countries represented at Ecocity 2017, the following were the top 10:
The exhibition is a vital part of Ecocity 2019. Every effort will be made to ensure that all exhibitors receive prime exposure and direct marketing opportunities with delegates. Efforts include, but are not limited to:
|Regular Booth||NGO & Non-profit Table|
|Rate, per booth||CAD 3,500 (after April 12, 2019)
CAD 2,500 (before April 12, 2019)
|Description||Regular 100 sq ft space (9m2)||Special rate for NGOs & non-profits (8 ft x 6 ft space)|
Included with each exhibit purchase:
Level sponsors have first choice in selecting booth location, followed by exhibitors on a “first-paid, first-served” basis. No exhibitor may sublet or share with another exhibitor.
(Subject to change)
The Summit offers several opportunities for your organization to support a Day Theme, or Keynote Session, or Concurrent Session in the Program.
Support includes acknowledgement on the Summit website, in the Program Book, and on any Summit schedule when relevant. It also includes your logo on screen and verbal acknowledgement by the moderator at the beginning and end of the session.
|Concurrent Session||CAD 2,000 each|
|There will be up to 4 concurrent sessions per time slot, up to 4 times a day.
Date/Time or Topic of choice to be discussed with Summit Secretariat.
|Keynote Session||CAD 10,000 each|
|There will be 2 Keynote sessions each day, for a total of 6. No other session is scheduled at the time of a Keynote session.
Date/Time or Topic of choice to be discussed with Summit Secretariat.
|Day Theme||CAD 20,000 each|
|You can choose to sponsor a whole day of sessions.
Date or Stream of choice to be discussed with Summit Secretariat.
|Full-Page Ad||CAD 1,000|
|Inside Front Cover (Exclusive) SOLD||CAD 3,000|
Sponsor will be responsible for providing the advertisement in high-resolution, print-ready format as per specifications to be communicated by the Summit Secretariat.
|Banner Ad on Summit Website, per month||CAD 1,000|
|Banner Ad in pre-Summit E-Blast 1||CAD 1,000|
|Banner Ad in Final Registration Confirmation (Exclusive) 2||CAD 2,000 - SOLD|
|Banner ad in daily Summit E-News 3
Wednesday, Oct . 9 - Exclusive - SOLD
Thursday, Oct. 10 - Exclusive
Friday, Oct. 11 - Exclusive
|CAD 2,000 each|
1 The Summit Secretariat will send e-blasts to interested parties on a regular basis prior to the event to update on newest developments about the Summit. Your custom banner will be displayed in the body of the e-blast.
2 All confirmed delegates will receive a final confirmation email a few days before the Summit, with valuable information such as Venue address, Registration Desk hours, etc. Your custom banner will be displayed in the body of the email.
3 Every morning (Wednesday - Thursday - Friday), the Summit Secretariat will provide delegates with an email update highlighting the best sessions and presentations scheduled for that day. It will also include any session or room changes to make sure delegates always have the most up-to-date information. Your custom banner will be displayed in the body of the email.
Sponsor will be responsible for providing the banner ad as per specifications to be communicated by the Summit Secretariat.
Choose from a variety of marketing items to increase your exposure and visibility.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you don't see an item you would be interested in sponsoring.
|Virtual Delegate Bag Item||CAD 1,500 each|
|While the Summit won't provide attendees with a Delegate Bag, you will still have the opportunity to offer a virtual item that attendees will be able to download to their Virtual Delegate Bag. The item could be:
As the sponsor of this Virtual Delegate Bag Item, you will:
|Volunteer Shirts (Exclusive)||CAD 2,000 - SOLD|
|Volunteers are important to the success of the Summit. Over 40 staff and volunteers are necessary to ensure it runs smoothly. These individuals wear shirts for clear identification, constantly providing assistance, and making the attendees feel welcome.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Volunteer Shirts, you will:
|Delegate Help Desk (Exclusive)||CAD 3,000 - SOLD|
|The Delegate Help Desk will be located within the registration area at the Convention Centre. Staff will be available to assist delegates with any questions they may have regarding the Summit, the Program, or Vancouver.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Delegate Help Desk, you will:
|Networking Break (5 available)||CAD 3,000 each - SOLD OUT|
|Networking opportunities are among the most important reasons the delegates attend the Summit. Each day, the Summit will provide snacks and refreshments during the morning and afternoon networking breaks, served in the Exhibit Hall for all attendees free of charge.
As the sponsor of one of the Networking Breaks, you will:
|Poster Session (Exclusive)||CAD 5,000|
|Abstracts accepted for poster presentations will be displayed on poster boards in the Exhibit Hall. Presenters will be present during breaks (morning, lunch and afternoon) and during the evening Poster Presentations to answer questions and discuss their research with delegates.
As the Exclusive sponsor of the Poster Session, you will:
|Umbrellas (Exclusive)||CAD 5,000|
|Vancouver can be a rainy city some days in October. What better way to put your brand in front of delegates than provide them with much-needed umbrellas when the clouds open?
As the exclusive sponsor of the Umbrellas, you will have your logo alongside the Summit logo on the umbrellas provided to delegates. Please note that the sponsorship price does not include the production of the umbrellas.
|Hotel Key Card Branding (3 available)||CAD 5,000 per hotel|
|Several hotels contracted by the Summit Secretariat offer the opportunity to custom brand their hotel key cards. This is a unique opportunity to put your branding in the hands of most delegates.
Please note that the sponsorship price does not include the production of the key cards. Please contact the Summit Secretariat for further information on this option.
|Luncheon (2 available)||CAD 5,000 each|
|On Wednesday and Thursday, the Summit will provide lunch to all attendees free of charge. Lunch will be served in the Exhibit Hall. (Friday will be 'grab & go' lunch just before the Closing Ceremony.)
As the sponsor of one of the Luncheons, you will:
|Lanyards (Exclusive)||CAD 7,500|
|All delegates will receive a name badge and lanyard to be worn for identification during the Summit.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Lanyards, you will:
|Digital Info Wall (Exclusive)||CAD 7,500|
|A digital board will enable delegates to post messages for each other. It will also serve as a social media wall, keeping track of posts & interactions through Facebook, Twitter and the official mobile app through a social media leaderboard. More details to be confirmed.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Digital Info Wall, you will:
|Charging Lounge (Exclusive)||CAD 7,500 - SOLD|
|A Charging Lounge will allow attendees to power up their mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices for free, while providing a comfortable seating area to conduct meetings, check emails or simply to study the Summit program. It will be in high demand and can be placed in the Exhibit Hall near your booth.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Charging Lounge, you will:
|Welcome Reception (Exclusive)||CAD 10,000 - SOLD|
|The Welcome Reception will take place on the evening of Tuesday, October 8 in the Exhibit Hall. It is the official opening of the Summit, providing delegates and exhibitors with the opportunity to mix and mingle, and increase professional connections.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Welcome Reception, you will:
|Wireless Internet (Exclusive)||CAD 10,000 - SOLD|
|Wireless internet will be available throughout the venue at no charge allowing delegates to use the Summit Mobile App to view the program, access abstracts, or connect with other delegates and colleagues.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Wireless Internet, you will:
|Summit Dinner (Exclusive)||CAD 10,000 - SOLD|
|The Summit Dinner will take place on the evening of Wednesday, October 9. All delegates are invited to attend this event at a nominal charge and nearly 70% of Summit delegates attend the dinner.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Summit Dinner, you will:
|Mobile App (Exclusive)||CAD 10,000 SOLD|
|The Mobile Application will be available free of charge for most iOS and Android mobile devices. The mobile app will include the full program, the exhibit floorplan including exhibitor biographies and general Summit, venue and local information. Timely updates about any Program Book changes or important announcements will be sent through the app via notification alerts.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Mobile App, you will:
To reach a sponsorship level, simply pick "a-la-carte" items from the options above (exhibit items as well as program support, advertising or marketing items) and total their costs. Please note that food and beverage expenditures or paid registrations for delegates and/or staff do NOT count towards your total contribution in determining your supporter level.
Upon reaching one of the amounts mentioned below, you will unlock the benefits associated with the respective sponsorship level, in addition to the specific benefits associated with each "a-la-carte" items you will have chosen.
Our experienced Sponsorship and Exhibits Sales Manager will work closely with you to customize the best package to achieve your specific organization's goals.
|Acknowledgement as Sponsor on website, program book, mobile app & onsite signage||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Complimentary Summit Invitations||4||3||2||1||1|
|Complimentary Exhibit Booths||2||1||X||X||1|
* Sponsorship Level only available to Academic Institutions.
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Please contact our dedicated Sponsorship and Exhibit Sales Manager to discuss the various items and pricing options, and to design your sponsorship package.
Ms. Cali (Carine) Vindeirinho
Senior Sponsorship and Exhibit Sales Manager
EWS2019-Sponsorship at icsevents.com
Office: [+1] 604 639 3919
Fax: [+1] 604 681 1049
International Conference Services, Ltd. (ICS)
Suite 300, 1201 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 2V2
The Summit Secretariat (International Conference Services, Ltd.) is the official housing bureau for Ecocity 2019 and will offer assistance with the coordination of housing requirements for the Summit. Discounted room rates have been negotiated for delegates and groups. All sponsors and exhibitors are asked to support the Summit by booking accommodations via the official Housing Bureau.
The Summit Secretariat retains the right to downgrade sponsorship levels if sponsors do not book through the official Housing Bureau. Accommodation booking is available through the Summit website.
WARNING: We are aware that illegitimate companies are targeting our sponsors and exhibitors, calling to ‘offer’ to set you up with accommodation. These companies are often fraudulent. Please note that they are not affiliated with us and that the only way to register & book accommodation is only through the Summit website.
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