SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

WHY COLLABORATE WITH US AND OUR CONVENTION?

The future belongs to the nature smart, our convention title is ROOFED BY THE SKY but the sky is the limit for this convention because the world belongs to everyone.

There is a quotation “the buddha says make yourself a light”. Cork can be the light that shines for children and families. Children today suffer from what Richard Louv says is a nature deficit disorder, we have a duty to address this. Early Years educators already encourage outdoor learning, they work each day to ensure that children have a connection to nature. This convention will ensure that the children of the future are nature smart, and that they have many opportunities to engage with their wonderful world.

We envisage a growing audience of followers amongst early years professionals and academics, but also amongst policy makers and families world-wide.

The association of Irish professional conference organisers (AIPCO) says that every 1,000 additional overseas tourists support 20 jobs in the tourism-hospitality sector and every euro spent on tourism generates 23 cent in VAT.

Failte Ireland states that every business delegate is worth in the region of €1,600 to the economy which is three times more than the leisure tourist.

The convention promotes the great outdoors and this gives the greater Cork region an opportunity to become a world leader in outdoor learning for children, parents, academics, childcare professionals, teachers and policy influencers. The three-year plan for this convention is that the Cork region will become for early learning in an outdoor setting what the Reggio Emilia region in Italy has become for professional development in the early years and a research hub for the Reggio philosophy. In excess of 15,000 people visit this region annually in relation to their teaching methods.

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

WHY COLLABORATE WITH US AND OUR CONVENTION?

The future belongs to the nature smart, our convention title is ROOFED BY THE SKY but the sky is the limit for this convention because the world belongs to everyone.

There is a quotation “the buddha says make yourself a light”. Cork can be the light that shines for children and families. Children today suffer from what Richard Louv says is a nature deficit disorder, we have a duty to address this. Early Years educators already encourage outdoor learning, they work each day to ensure that children have a connection to nature. This convention will ensure that the children of the future are nature smart, and that they have many opportunities to engage with their wonderful world.

We envisage a growing audience of followers amongst early years professionals and academics, but also amongst policy makers and families world-wide.

The association of Irish professional conference organisers (AIPCO) says that every 1,000 additional overseas tourists support 20 jobs in the tourism-hospitality sector and every euro spent on tourism generates 23 cent in VAT.

Failte Ireland states that every business delegate is worth in the region of €1,600 to the economy which is three times more than the leisure tourist.

The convention promotes the great outdoors and this gives the greater Cork region an opportunity to become a world leader in outdoor learning for children, parents, academics, childcare professionals, teachers and policy influencers. The three-year plan for this convention is that the Cork region will become for early learning in an outdoor setting what the Reggio Emilia region in Italy has become for professional development in the early years and a research hub for the Reggio philosophy. In excess of 15,000 people visit this region annually in relation to their teaching methods.

SPONSORS

AND EXHIBITORS

WHY COLLABORATE WITH US AND OUR CONVENTION?

The future belongs to the nature smart, our convention title is ROOFED BY THE SKY but the sky is the limit for this convention because the world belongs to everyone.

There is a quotation “the buddha says make yourself a light”. Cork can be the light that shines for children and families. Children today suffer from what Richard Louv says is a nature deficit disorder, we have a duty to address this. Early Years educators already encourage outdoor learning, they work each day to ensure that children have a connection to nature. This convention will ensure that the children of the future are nature smart, and that they have many opportunities to engage with their wonderful world.

We envisage a growing audience of followers amongst early years professionals and academics, but also amongst policy makers and families world-wide.

The association of Irish professional conference organisers (AIPCO) says that every 1,000 additional overseas tourists support 20 jobs in the tourism-hospitality sector and every euro spent on tourism generates 23 cent in VAT.

Failte Ireland states that every business delegate is worth in the region of €1,600 to the economy which is three times more than the leisure tourist.

The convention promotes the great outdoors and this gives the greater Cork region an opportunity to become a world leader in outdoor learning for children, parents, academics, childcare professionals, teachers and policy influencers. The three-year plan for this convention is that the Cork region will become for early learning in an outdoor setting what the Reggio Emilia region in Italy has become for professional development in the early years and a research hub for the Reggio philosophy. In excess of 15,000 people visit this region annually in relation to their teaching methods.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsor this unique meeting space to continue the conversation following the daily sessions and discuss your organisations solutions to themes and topics presented.
  • A space will be provided with 4 cocktail tables and 12 bar stools
  • Bring your banners and brand your community corner to your liking
  • Offer a selection of refreshing beverages or barista coffee
  • Meet, greet, and network with attendees at the Community Corner
  • Your logo with your website link on the Convention website
  • Your exhibition space will be one of only 2 specially designated relaxation zones
  • Treat attendees to a relaxing and reinvigorating moment of zen with in-chair head, neck, and shoulder massages
  • Option to brand the therapists’ uniforms
  • Display your literature and engage with attendees while they wait their turn
  • Opportunity to be one of the daily lunch break sponsors
  • Option to display your organisation’s logo and/or banners at the catering points
  • Opportunity to offer promotional items or branded literature to attendees during the lunch (optional, at Sponsor’s expense)
  • Your logo with your website link on the Convention website
  • Exclusive opportunity to sponsor all the refreshment breaks on one day of the Convention
  • Opportunity to display your organisation’s logo and/or banners at the catering points
  • Opportunity to offer promotional items or branded literature to attendees during breaks (optional, at Sponsor’s expense)
  • Your logo with your website link on the Convention website

GOLDEN SOCIAL OPPORTUNITY

This highly anticipated cocktail and dinner farewell reception will be hosted in the smith barry suite in the five star Fota Island Resort, Cork.
  • An opportunity for your organisation’s representative to welcome all attendees to the Cocktails and Dinner, from the stage
  • Provide a branded invitation with the menu and evening’s running order
  • Provide each attendee with a gift or promotional item (optional, at Sponsor’s expense)
  • Your logo with your website link on the Convention website with recognition as the Cocktails and Dinner Sponsor
  • Listing with recognition as the Cocktails and Dinner Sponsor
  • Provide your organisation’s banners to be displayed

EXHIBITION

  • 9 sqm (3m x 2m) tension fabric shell with one electrical plug point (15-amp single phase) and LED lighting
  • Includes exhibition hall cleaning and venue security
  • Your logo with your website link on the Convention website
  • Additional space is available to purchase should you require a larger stand

IN ASSOCIATION WITH