2019 Event Sponsorship is Available Now

Wednesday December 05, 2018

On behalf of the Tourism Society’s board of directors and staff, we are thrilled to announce the 2019 event sponsorship catalog. The Tourism Society will be hosting five major events next year with unique sponsorship opportunities tailored to each event. This is a change from previous years, and we hope this new model will allow you to customize your support and contributions to better fit your organizational interests. The sponsorship benefits outlined in this packet are available to corporations, organizations, consultants and individuals. Tourism Society membership is not required to participate in this program. 

2019 Events:
Prospects in London – January 15, 2019
English Tourism Week Conference in London – April 1, 2019
President’s Dinner in London – July 3, 2019
Symposium in Blackpool – September 23 & 24, 2019
Media Masterclass in London – November 2019
 
The Tourism Society is a not-for-profit, which means that 100% of the revenue generated from event ticket sales and sponsorships goes directly back into the business of supporting our members and providing them with educational programs and networking opportunities. I hope you will take advantage of this chance to support the Tourism Society and its mission while gaining valuable exposure for your brand, products and services.
 
To become a Tourism Society sponsor, please request a sponsorship worksheet from Cheryl McCain, executive director, at director@tourismsociety.org. The worksheet will be updated in real time to show availability for limited sponsorship.
 
*Special Offer: If you reserve 2019 sponsorship before April 1, 2019, you will receive a 10% discount.



2019 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Event: Prospects: Travel and Tourism Trends
Date: January 15, 2019
Location: Expedia HQ, London


The Tourism Society presents its annual Prospects event at Expedia Group’s London office. The event includes a panel discussion, audience Q&A and networking reception. We invite attendees to hear from industry leaders about travel and tourism trends expected for 2019. Former MP and cabinet minister, Michael Portillo, joins us to chair an esteemed panel of experts. The panel will explore the impact of changing trade conditions, emerging sectors and new technology. There will be time for audience participation following the panel discussion. Expected attendance: 100

Title Sponsor - £5,000 (Limited to 1)
- 10 tickets
-Audience address
-Logo on event signage
-Logo on highest billing of event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)
-Logo on nametags
-Promotional item provided by sponsoring company left on each seat (optional)

Gold Sponsor: £3,000 (Limited to 1)
-7 tickets
-Logo on event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)
-Logo on event signage

Silver Sponsor: £1,000
-5 tickets
-Logo on event webpage/evite
-Logo on event signage

Individual & Consultant Sponsor: £300
-2 tickets
-Name on invitation and event webpage
-Name on event signage
-Event committee participation (optional)

Event: English Tourism Week Conference
Date: April 1, 2019
Location: RAF Club, London


English Tourism Week Conference, jointly hosted by the Tourism Society, British Destinations and The Tourism Alliance, offers programming related to the economic and employment-related benefits of the travel and tourism industry, as well as Government policies required to sustain future growth. After the conference, all delegates are invited to a reception at the House of Commons with a special guest speaker. Expected attendance: 150

Gold Sponsor - £3,000
-5 tickets
-Logo on event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)
-Logo on event signage

Silver Sponsor: £1,000
-2 tickets
-Name on invitation and event webpage
-Name on event signage

Transportation Sponsor - £500 (per car)
-2 tickets
-Logo on transportation from conference to reception
-Logo on event webpage

Individual/Consultant Sponsorship: £300
-2 tickets
-Name on invitation and event webpage
-Name on event signage
-Event committee participation (optional)

Event: Annual President’s Dinner
Date: July 3, 2019
Location: House of Lords, London

Hosted by the Tourism Society’s president, Lord Thurso FTS, the President's Dinner features a three-course meal set in the historical House of Lords in London. This formal event is the perfect chance for travel and tourism professionals from all sectors of the industry to meet with new contacts, potential clients, stakeholders and partners. Expected attendance: 100

Title Sponsor - £5,000 (Limited to 1)
-2 VIP tables of 10
-Audience address
-Logo on event signage
-Logo on table cards
-Logo on highest billing of event promotional materials  (website, email, newsletter, social media)
-Promotional item provided by sponsoring company left on each seat (optional)

Pre-Dinner Reception Sponsor - £4,000 (Limit to 1)
-1 VIP table of 10
-Reception address
-Logo on event signage
-Logo on cocktail napkins
-Logo on event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)

Gold Sponsor - £3,000
-1 table of 10
-Logo on event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)
-Logo on event signage

Silver Sponsor - £1,000
-2 tickets
-Name on invitation and event webpage
-Name on event signage

Individual/Consultant Sponsor: £500
-2 tickets
-Name on invitation and event webpage
-Name on event signage
-Event committee participation (optional)
 

Event: Tourism Symposium
Date: September 23 & 24, 2019
Location: Blackpool, UK

The Tourism Society’s annual Tourism Symposium is the only UK-based industry-wide tourism conference and is a must-attend event for anyone wanting to hear the latest ideas and developments from across the tourism sectors. Attendees are invited to hear from expert speakers about global trends, challenges facing tourism and opportunities for growth in the UK market and beyond. A pre-conference program includes experiential and educational study tours of Blackpool, as well as a networking reception. Expected attendance: 200

Title Sponsor - £8,000 (Limited to 1)
- 10 tickets
-Audience address at the opening and closing of the event
-Logo on event signage
-Logo on highest billing of event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)
-Logo on nametags
-Promotional item provided by sponsoring company to be offered at check-in (optional)

Pre-Conference/Networking Reception Sponsor - £5,000 (Limited to 1)
-7 tickets
-Audience address during pre-conference program welcome remarks
-Logo on pre-conference event signage
-Logo on event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)

Lunch Sponsor - £4,000 (Limited to 1)
-5 tickets
-Welcome remarks at lunch
-Logo on event signage
-Logo on event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)

Gold Sponsor: £2,000
-4 tickets
-Logo on event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)
-Logo on event webpage and invitation
-Logo on event signage

Silver Sponsor: £1,000
-2 tickets
-Logo on event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)
-Logo on event webpage and invitation
-Logo on event signage

Individual/Consultant Sponsor: £500
-2 tickets
-Name on invitation and event webpage
-Name on event signage
-Event committee participation (optional)

Event: Media Masterclass
Date: November 2019
Location: TBD


Media Masterclass is designed to address the challenges facing PR and media professionals within the travel and tourism industry. This event will discuss the ever-changing media environment, the importance of building industry connections and best practices for communicating with clients. A panel discuss will also explore the shift in roles with regards to editors, PR professionals, bloggers and influencers. Expected attendance: 100

Title Sponsor - £5,000 (Limited to 1)
- 10 tickets
-Audience address
-Logo on event signage
-Logo on highest billing of event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)
-Logo on nametags
-Promotional item provided by sponsoring company left on each seat (optional)

Gold Sponsor: £3,000
-7 tickets
-Logo on event promotional materials (website, email, newsletter, social media)
-Logo on event signage

Silver Sponsor: £1,000
-5 tickets
-Logo on event webpage
-Logo on event signage

Individual/Consultant Sponsor: £300
-2 tickets
-Name on invitation and event webpage
-Name on event signage
 

About The Tourism Society

Based in London, the Tourism Society is a professional membership organization for people involved in the tourism and travel industry, directly or indirectly, in the UK and overseas. Its membership is drawn from the following sectors: tour operation, hotel, restaurant, marketing, tourist attraction, tourist board, restaurant, trade media, consultancy, charity and higher education.

Since 1977, the Tourism Society has been providing a forum for members to debate and exchange views, expertise and opinions on issues influencing the development of tourism through meetings, conferences and online resources. Regional Chapters provide opportunities for engagement and networking at a local level with activities and speakers addressing topics of local interest. Currently, there are Chapters in Scotland, Yorkshire, Manchester, Cumbria, Wales, Kent and Brussels. Contact details for each Chapter can be found on www.tourismsociety.org.

The Tourism Society’s mission is to help travel and tourism professionals gain valuable industry knowledge while growing their network of friends and colleagues. With over 11,000 followers of @tourismsociety on Twitter and over 4,000 followers of the Tourism Society group on Linkedin, the Society has an active online presence that focuses on sharing information, experience and expertise.

Address:
London South Bank University
103 Borough Road
London SE1 0AA

Phone: 02036 968330
Email: Cheryl McCain, Executive Director, director@tourismsociety.org