Organizing a User Group and events for free (for attendees), can only be done by the generosity of sponsors.
Engage gives you the opportunity to meet and present your products and services to the top IBM software users in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, and many other European countries.
We've started about 8 years ago, and we currently have over 1300 members.
For our next 2-day event, coming up on March 23-24, 2016
, we expect close to 400 attendees (per day), consisting of Business Partners, End-Users and IBM-ers.
This is our 16th event/meeting!
On previous occasions, we had some famous speakers (2015)
and also in 2014
We'll have great speakers from around the world again, and our keynote speaker will be another top executive from IBM.
None other than Inhi Cho Suh
General Manager, IBM Collaborations Solutions is doing us the honors!
Others will join her on stage as well: Suzanne Livingston, Sarah Gibbons and Christopher Crummey!
Look at the agenda
we assembled for this year!
This year, the event is taking place at the stunning 'Evoluon' in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Here's more info regarding the nearby hotels and reduced rate room-reservation
Details about the venues and how to reach them
are available here.
We got 5 simultaneous sessions in 5 tracks. On the huge ground floor of the UFO lunch and coffee is served, and here are the sponsor booths located too. This way you'll get plenty of exposure.
If you like a booth, the deadline for submitting the sponsor form is Feb. 12th.
For Wednesday evening, we provide a social event the 'VIP Dinner
' (for speakers, sponsor representatives (max. depending on sponsor level) and IBM delegates) at the top floor of the UFO!
We'll start around 20h (8pm). Shuttles are provided to take you back to the hotel after the dinner.
We would like to reward the people who have to stand at the booth for 2 days.
On Wednesday late afternoon, there is also Speed Sponsoring
, which will help you get your message across to ALL attendees.
The bar is open, and we'll throw in some prizes to make it more appealing for people to stick around.
At the bottom of this page is a link to a form we require you to fill in.
We would like you to be there this time too, just like these generous sponsors for 2016
This is the list of sponsors for 2015
and for 2009
Sponsor entries need to reach us before Feb. 12, 2016!
Due to limited number of booths, we had to decline some sponsors on previous occasions.
Don't wait too long!
Update Feb. 8th: All booths SOLD OUT!
We have assembled different packages. All details in the table below.
The package fees are in EUR, exclusive VAT. If you are not located in Belgium, no VAT is charged.
closes March 4th
on or before January 22, 2016
after January 22, 2016
|Prime logo placement and info on website|
|Logo and info on website|
|Tweet when sponsorship is confirmed|
|Logo on Sponsor banners throughout the year|
|Advert/Info in Event Guide|
|Logo on cover of the Event Guide|
|Logo on attendee backpack|
|Goodie and/or flyer for attendee backpack|
|Booth at 2-day event|
|High Table in booth|
|Bar stool in booth|
|Roll-up banner with logo|
|Logo in Opening/Closing Session slides|
|Warp-Speed Sponsoring new|
|Round-Table Meet & Greet new|
|People invited to the VIP Dinner|
|Extra per person for VIP Dinner|
|Staff allowed to attend the event|
*Free for Bronze: Freebies, give away goodies, discounts are a must!
**All submitted sessions are subject to the Engages approval
As we had some problems at previous occasions, new sponsors have to have the invoice paid, before we mention anything more than your Logo on the sponsor page.
As soon as we get your payment, we will put all your information on the page, and your logo on the homepage. We will also send a tweet about you becoming a sponsor.
For silver level and up, that also confirms your booth.
*INCENTIVE: We expect to reach the maximum number of attendees rather quickly.
We want to give priority to users/customers!
Each sponsor is therefore limited in the number of staff members they are allowed to register, depending on the level (see above)!
However, we will supply each sponsor with a unique URL. Use this URL in your mailings to your own customers, and/or on your website.
For every 3 customer registrations we receive
, using this URL,
you are granted 1 extra staff member to attend
Every sponsor is encouraged to submit one or more give-away for the Closing Session and/or Speed Sponsoring. If you do, it's up to you to collect business cards or custom entry forms at your booth and/or during your session.
Next to a mobile app, we print a paper Event Guide too, as we notice people still use them a lot.
Content for the event guide needs to be in our possession before March 4th, 2016.
Submit your sponsorship here.
If you require any further information, please contact Theo Heselmans (email@example.com).
Note that everyone is entitled to submit non-commercial session proposals. Here's some more information about abstracts
Summary of deliverables:
- Session Proposals: February 8th
- Event Guide
Advert art: March 4th
art: March 4th
fillers: March 11th (shipment)
- Names for VIP dinner: March 11th (email)