We've only started a few years ago, and we already have over 1000 members.
For our next 2-day event, coming up on March 22-23, 2012, we expect over 250 attendees (per day), consisting of Business Partners, End-Users and IBM-ers.
On previous occasions, we had some famous speakers (2011) and also in 2010.
We'll have great speakers from around the world again, and our keynote speaker will be a top executive from IBM: Chris Crummey, Business Unit Executive at IBM, Lead Evangelist for Lotus.
In 2011 Kevin Cavanaugh came, in 2010, Alistair Rennie was our honored guest; in 2009 we had Ed Brill.
BLUG gives you the opportunity to meet and present your products and services to the top Lotus users in Belgium, Luxembourg, and surrounding countries.
This year, the event is again taking place at the Crowne Plaza hotel, in Antwerp, Belgium. This hotel has excellent facilities and is very well located.
Use the hotel link for information and for better-rate room reservations.
We got 4 simultaneous sessions in 3 tracks. All session rooms have direct access to the lounge. Here is where the lunch and coffee is served, and where the sponsor booths are located too. This way you'll have plenty of exposure.
For each booth, we provide a (high or standard height) table, your own custom roll-up banner with your logo and website, a power plug and wireless internet.
New this year: bar stools !
Of course you can bring your own (limited) booth material (max. 8 m2).
You need to bring your own PC/Laptops, monitors (don't forget adapter plugs).
If you are giving away a prize for the raffle during the Closing Session, make sure you bring a 'jar' to collect business cards.
On Wednesday you can set up your booth as of 17.00h. The conference area will be safely locked during non-event hours.
For Wednesday evening, we provide a social event for all VIPs: speakers, sponsor representatives (max. 2 per sponsor) and IBM delegates.
On Thursday evening, there as also Speedsponsoring (5-minute elevator pitch, 10 times in a row), which will help you to get your message across to all attendees.
You can always ask one of the speakers to do a speed-geeking presesentation in your booth, if you prefer that.
At the bottom of this page is a link to a form we require you to fill in.
This is the list of sponsors for 2011, 2010 and for 2009. We would like you to be there this time too, just like these generous sponsors for 2012.
Sponsor entries need to reach us before Feb. 21st!
We have assembled the following packages (same as last year, so no price increase):
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Freebies, Raffle prizes, Discounts*