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Commercial Opportunities Brochure 2014 Spring Conference 7th – 9th March 2014, York Autumn Conference 4th – 8th October 2014, Glasgow


Contents Introduction

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Message from Nick Clegg 03 Client testimonials 04 Conference stats 05

Spring Conference

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Spring Conference overview 08 NEW: Policy Pitch 09 Sponsorship & branding 10 Exhibition 12 Fringe 15 Advertising 17

Autumn Conference Message from Alistair Carmichael 20 Autumn Conference overview 21 Conference at a glance 22 Sponsorship & branding 23 Exhibition 27 Fringe 30 Advertising 32 Corporate events 36

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Thank you for your interest in the commercial opportunities available at the Liberal Democrat Conferences in 2014. Conference is always my favourite time of the political cycle. It’s where thousands of our most passionate members and supporters come to talk politics, mingle with professionals, vote on policies and do business.

01 Introduction

Message from Nick Clegg

Our members love talking about politics – see my inbox if you don’t believe me – and are always willing to listen to a range of perspectives. Since entering Government our Conference has only gained in importance. The policies and ideas discussed, debated and agreed have had a real influence on Government. The Conference is also a key point of reference for our policy makers in Brussels, Edinburgh, Cardiff, London and local authorities up and down the country. Liberal Democrat Party Conferences are places where policy thinkers and policy makers can come together; where issues are discussed in the fringe, in the hotel bars and on the Conference floor, and where our party policies are decided. This year conference will play a critical role in determining the policies and priorities that will be at the heart of our 2015 manifesto. Unlike the other main parties what happens at our Conference really makes a difference. I hope you will choose to be part of it. I look forward to seeing you there.

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“Exhibiting at Liberal Democrat Conference provides a real boost to our campaigns and profile. The exhibition team provided us with excellent support throughout and helped ensure we got the opportunity to meet senior party figures. We look forward to returning in 2014.” CAMRA

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Client testimonials

“CentreForum has taken stands at both the Spring and Autumn Conferences for years because it is an ideal way of engaging with a large variety of influencers and decision-makers. We have always felt that, at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference, attendees meaningfully engage with exhibitors involved in major policy issues. It is very apparent that many feel that they are at the conference to play an active part in the policy making process and so aren’t just browsing the exhibition for free gifts!” CentreForum “As always, Guide Dogs was enormously pleased with our experience exhibiting at Liberal Democrat Party Conference. It was a great opportunity for us to highlight the issue of street clutter, which is so important to blind and partially sighted people. We were delighted with the interactions we had with policy-makers – we had 32 MPs visit the stand, as well as members of the House of Lords, MEPs and councillors. We were even featured on the 10 o’clock news with Nick Clegg! Everything was run smoothly and efficiently and we have nothing but praise for the event organisers.” Guide Dogs Thank you to our 2013 Conference Sponsors:

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We hold two conferences every year, six months apart. The popular and lively Spring Conference takes place over a weekend in March, while the Autumn Conference normally takes place in September (early October in 2014). Both conferences have equal power to set policy and strategy. Spring Conference is an integral part of the policy making process with many debates taking place here that feed into what is then debated and voted on at our Autumn Conference. It is an excellent forum to discuss and debate with party members (including senior parliamentarians, senior councillors and other key opinion formers) in an informal and relaxed atmosphere over the weekend.

With 65%-70% of members attending conference with the right to vote on policies

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Breakdown of 2013 Attendees

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Conference stats

Spring Conference Brighton Total 2500+ Members Parliamentarians Diplomats / International Guests Commercial/ Charity / Exhibitors Party and Parliamentary Staff

73% 5% 2% 10% 10%

and almost all being able to speak in a debate – in our Party – members have a real say.

Who goes to our conferences? Liberal Democrat Conferences are attended by thousands of party workers, councillors and parliamentarians from every constituency in the UK. They also attract diplomats, international, national and local media and observers from a broad range of commercial, charity and non-government organisations. In addition to formal debates on the conference floor, we hold less formal consultative sessions on aspects of Party policy and strategy and our diverse exhibition and fringe programme provide excellent opportunities for your organisation to make its message known to delegates.

Autumn Conference Glasgow Total 6500+ Members Parliamentarians Diplomats / International Guests Commercial/ Charity / Exhibitors Party and Parliamentary Staff

43% 3% 3% 43% 8%

% excludes media & support staff

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Liberal Democrat Conferences Matter

Introduction

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• Only Conference can decide party policy • Conference-approved policies form election manifestos • There is a true debate • Party members have a real say

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Spring Conference

7th – 9th March 2014, York

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We are excited to be taking spring conference to York for the first time. York Barbican will host our auditorium and exhibition while our fringe programme will take place nearby. Conference will open on Friday 7th March with consultative sessions at 15.00 and the opening rally at 18.30. On Sunday 9 March, conference will close at approximately 13.00 with the Leader’s Speech.

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Attending Registration for the Spring Conference opens after the previous Autumn Conference has passed. For more information on attending please go to www.libdems.org.uk/springconference

Spring Conference

Spring Conference York 7th-9th March 2014

Commercial Observer Type

Until 24/01/14

After 24/01/14

Full Pass

£136

£175

Topics expected • Immigration, Asylum & Identity • Political & Constitutional reform • Key themes for the European Election

Charity Observer*

The Federal Conference Committee will set the conference agenda mid-January for publication at the end of January/beginning of February together with exhibition and fringe information.

* Your organisation must be a registered charity or be a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Note there is no limit on the number of passes an eligible organisation may apply for.

Type

Until 24/01/14

After 24/01/14

Full Pass £52 £84

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Policy Pitch

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Exclusive to Spring Conference! Open to all spring conference exhibitors and fringe organisers, the Policy Pitch is an additional opportunity to share your innovative and forward thinking ideas with key individuals involved in the policy making process. We are looking for positive, forward-looking ideas that could be adopted as new Liberal Democrat policies. Successful applicants will get the opportunity to make a short pitch which will be followed by questions from our carefully selected audience in a ‘dragons den’ style format. All applications must be received by Friday 10th January 2014.

For more information email: policypitch@libdems.org.uk

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Sponsorship & branding

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Lanyards (from £1,500) Every attendee is required to wear a photo pass throughout conference and lanyards are a great way to get maximum exposure for your campaign, brand or cause.

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All packages include two observer passes, a sponsor listing with logo and a half page advert. All prices shown exclude VAT.

Conference Bags (from £1,500) This package ensures that your organisation’s name stands out, not only at the time of the conference but also long after the event. Conference bags will be made available to all conference attendees and the sponsor may provide an insert for each bag.

Conference App (£2,500) With more people moving to a paperless conference year on year, sponsorship of the conference app is an opportunity not to be missed. Includes splash screen advert and auditorium holding slide.

Barbican Poster Sites (£500 per set) There are three sets of 3 poster sites (B2/DC) poster sites available immediately outside the York Barbican.

Party events (from £3,000) Party Presidents’ reception / Councillors’ Welcome Drinks / International fringe event / Regional receptions / Business reception / Industry summits We are happy to discuss bespoke packages - please contact us for further information. Siân Waddington Commercial Manager | Liberal Democrats t: 0207 227 1348 | f: 0207 192 6600 e: sian.waddington@libdems.org.uk

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Exhibition

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Exhibitor benefits include Complimentary shell scheme package (optional) VIP tours of the exhibition and complimentary tour photographs Invitation to the Party Presidents’ Reception (Saturday 8th March) Complimentary listing in the Conference Agenda & Directory and Conference App Complimentary exhibitor passes dependent on stand size (additional complimentary stand contractor passes offered for space only bookings) 50% off standard advertising rates  Spring Conference exhibitors receive a 15% discount on a stand booking at our Autumn Conference NEW: Opportunity to apply for the Policy Pitch (see p.9 for details)

Stand size

Rate (excl. VAT)

Charity / NCVO

Exhibitor passes

2x2

£1,100.00

£550.00

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3x2

£1,650.00

£825.00

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3x3

£2,500.00

£1250.00

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Discounts for Charities and NGOs We are happy to offer a 50% discount on our standard exhibition rates to charities and NGOs (not-for-profitorganisations, excluding public sector bodies and trade unions).

50% Of f

Please note that in order to qualify for this discounted rate the organisation must have a registered charity number or be a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Click here to download booking form

Siân Waddington Commercial Manager | Liberal Democrats t: 0207 227 1348 | f: 0207 192 6600 e: sian.waddington@libdems.org.uk

The booking of exhibition space at the Liberal Democrat Conference represents a commercial transaction at fair market value and is not a declarable political donation.

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Fringe

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Fringe events (official conference venues) Don’t miss your opportunity to hold a fringe event at the Spring Conference 2014.

We offer: • • • • • • •

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Meeting space in the Novotel York Centre and Hilton York Rooms from as little as £260.00+VAT Complimentary fringe listing All fringe rooms fully wheelchair accessible Private meeting space outside of main fringe hours NEW: Opportunity to apply for the Policy Pitch (see p.9 for details) No minimum catering spend across all official fringe venues to help smaller organisations and charities reduce the cost of hosting a fringe event Click here to submit fringe enquiry for Spring 2014

Listing deadline: Friday 10th January 2014

Events held in other venues If you choose to book meeting space other than in the official fringe venues we offer a fringe listing in our Conference Agenda & Directory for £400.00+VAT. Please note that the Liberal Democrats will only accept advertising for events in venues that are fully wheelchair accessible. Please read our Advertising terms and conditions in full before you book.

Joe Edwards Fringe Co-ordinator & Commercial Assistant t: 0207 227 1323 | f: 0207 192 6600 e: joe.edwards@libdems.org.uk / fringe@libdems.org.uk Commercial Opportunities | 16


Advertising

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Rate Card Conference Agenda & Directory (A5) Circulation 2000+

Booking deadline 8th January 2014

Copy deadline 10th January 2014

Size/Position

Size in mm

Price (excl VAT)

Back Cover

210x148 mm (+3mm bleed)

£1,250.00

Inside Front Cover

210x148 mm (+3mm bleed)

£1,000.00

Inside Back Cover

210x148 mm (+3mm bleed)

£1,000.00

Section header (tabbed) CHOOSE FROM: Conference information / Exhibition / Fringe / Agenda Friday / Agenda - Saturday / Agenda - Sunday

186x121 mm

£850.00

Full Page

186x121 mm (portrait)

£750.00

Half Page

91x121 mm (landscape)

£450.00

Conference Daily (A4)

Booking deadline 21st February 2014

Copy deadline 26th February 2014

Full Page

267 x 180 mm (portrait) black & white / greyscale

£300 per day

Half Page

131 x 180 mm (landscape) black & white / greyscale

£200 per day

Circulation 2000+ on-site publication (Saturday and Sunday)

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Exhibitors receive 50% discount

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Autumn Conference

4th – 8th October 2014, Glasgow

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I am delighted to be welcoming Conference back to Glasgow next year. It is really shaping up as the place to be in 2014 with not just Liberal Democrat conference, but the Commonwealth Games coming to the city too. We shall be gathering in Glasgow a few weeks after the independence referendum. I suspect that, even if for that reason alone, we shall have plenty to talk about!

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Message from Alistair Carmichael

To me, conference is what sets the Liberal Democrats apart from our political rivals. It is a place where policies are debated and decided upon by our members. Whether you are talking to one of my colleagues in government at your exhibition stand, or to one of our passionate members in the bar, you will be talking to people who really have a say in decisions that affect the nation. What happens at our conferences really matters. I hope to see you there.

Rt. Hon. Alistair Carmichael MP Secretary of State for Scotland

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We are delighted to be taking our autumn conference 2014 back to Glasgow 4th-8th October 2014. Conference will open on Saturday 4th October with consultative sessions at 10.00 and the opening rally at 18.30. On Wednesday 8th October, conference will close with the Leaders’ Speech at approximately 14.00.

Topics expected are • Crime / Policing / Justice • Reform of Public Services (Education / Health / Transport) • Ageing Society (including pensions and social care) • Equalities • Manifesto

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Attending Registration for the Autumn Conference opens after the Spring Conference in March has passed. For more information on attending please go to www.libdems.org.uk/autumnconference Observer attendance includes:

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Autumn Conference Glasgow 4th-8th October 2014

• Complimentary access to the VIP/Business Lounge at conference (including complimentary tea/coffee and workstations) • Hard-copy Conference Directory (collectable on-site) • Full access to the main auditorium, exhibition and fringes A series of Ministerial Q&A sessions take place each day at conference. While priority is given to party members, the sessions are open to all unless otherwise specified.

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Conference at a glance Day 1 Saturday

Day 2 Sunday

Day 3 Monday

Day 4 Tuesday

Day 5 Wednesday

10.00-12.30 Consultative sessions

08.00-09.00 Morning fringe

08.00-09.00 Morning fringe

08.00-09.00 Morning fringe

08.00-09.00 Morning fringe

09.30-10.30 Morning fringe

09.00-12.50 Auditorium sessions

13.00-14.00 Lunchtime fringe

13.00-14.00 Lunchtime fringe

13.00-14.00 Lunchtime fringe

13.00-14.00 Lunchtime fringe

14.20-17.20 Auditorium sessions

14.15-18.00 Auditorium sessions

14.15-18.00 Auditorium sessions

14.15-18.00 Auditorium sessions

Expected Key Speeches 17.30 Civic Drinks Reception / Welcome Drinks 18.30-19.30 Conference Rally

20.15-21.30 22.00-midnight Evening Fringe

Danny Alexander MP

Vince Cable MP

09.30-10.30 09.00-14.00 Morning fringe Auditorium sessions

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Final agenda item Key speech Nick Clegg MP

Ed Davey MP

Corporate Events Financial Services Summit (CEO’s, Directors, Board members)

18.15-19.15 19.45-21.00 21.30-23.00 Evening Fringe

09.00-17.00 Corporate Day 18.00-22.00 Annual Business Dinner & Business Reception 18.15-19.15 19.45-21.00 21.30-23.00 Evening Fringe

Energy Summit (CEO’s, Directors, Board members)

~ 14.00 Conference closes

18.15-19.15 19.45-21.00 21.30-23.00 Evening Fringe

The Federal Conference Committee will set the conference agenda at the end of July and publish an outline agenda shortly after. The full Conference Agenda (including details of motions) will be available online in mid-August. The Conference Directory (including fringe guide) will be published at the end of August/ beginning of September.

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Sponsorship & branding

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All packages include two observer passes, a sponsor listing with logo and a half page advert. All prices shown exclude VAT.

The Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference features a wide range of unique opportunities where your logo can be seen by thousands of people. The details provided here are by no means exhaustive, and we can tailor a package to suit your needs or create opportunities around your interests.

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Lanyards (£10,000) Every attendee is required to wear a photo pass throughout conference and lanyards are a great way to get maximum exposure for your campaign, brand or cause. Early bookers can secure the back of conference passes when booking for both the spring and autumn conference.

Stewards’ shirts (£3,000) Our stewards are very much the public face of conference. While fulfilling their tasks, they are often picked up by the television cameras. Sponsoring their shirts would guarantee your brand being seen by a huge audience - not only at conference, but nationwide.

Conference Bags (£8,500) The sponsorship of the Conference bags is ideal for an organisation wanting maximum exposure. This package ensures that your organisation’s name stands out not only at the time of the conference but also long after the event. Conference bags will be made available to all conference attendees and the sponsor may provide an insert for each bag exclusively.

Pocket Diary (£7,500) Brand one side of the fantastic pocket diary - sent to all conference attendees with their conference passes in advance of conference. Sponsor has the entire reverse side (front shows the Conference Agenda at a glance). Commercial Opportunities | 24


The VIP & Business Lounge is a fully furnished hotspot for Diplomats, Observers, exhibitors and special guests to conduct business while attending the event. Sponsor may brand the space and place literature in the lounge. Basic catering, work stations and dedicated lounge stewards provided by the Liberal Democrats.

NEW: Conference Video Wall (£10,000)

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VIP & Business Lounge (£10,000)

The official conference video wall with a designated seating area will be located in a prime position in the exhibition and show live sessions from the auditorium. Sponsor logo included on screen branding.

Internet Café (£8,000) Accomodated in a prime location in the exhibition, the café has a constant stream of users who can book into 30-minute slots free of charge. Sponsor branding included on panels, screensavers and signage. Sponsor may provide mouse pads and literature.

Conference App (£5,000) Our Conference App is a brilliant way to communicate your message to our attendees. With 1,500+ downloads this is an opportunity not to be missed. Sponsor logo included on all promotional emails and adverts for the App. Includes splash screen advert and recognition as sponsor on an auditorium holding slide.

Conference Wi-Fi (£3,000) Get everyone connected as the official conference Wi-Fi sponsor. Recognition as the official Wi-Fi sponsor in the Conference Directory and on an auditorium holding slide. Sponsor logo on all on-site Wi-Fi signage.

SECC - Banners (POA) A limited number of banner positions are available in the exhibition hall of the SECC.

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NEW: Literature distribution points (£11,000) There will be two literature distribution points in prime locations of the SECC – one in the Auditorium foyer and one in the exhibition. Exclusivity options available.

Literature distribution point insert (from £1,000)

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For more details and information on how to book individual inserts please see the advertising section.

Hotel room drop (£1,500) Whatever it is you wish to promote, ensure that everyone in the conference hotel receives it on arrival with the dedicated hotel room drop. For more details and information on how to book individual inserts please see the advertising section.

Conference events (from £5,000) • Media Reception • Business Reception • Energy Summit / Financial Services Summit / Health Summit / European Summit • Corporate Day • Candidates Reception • Liberty Network Dinner • Local Party Chairs Reception • Regional Receptions • Councillors’ Welcome Reception • Commercial Welcome Reception We are happy to discuss bespoke packages - please contact us for further information. Siân Waddington Commercial Manager | Liberal Democrats t: 0207 227 1348 | f: 0207 192 6600 e: sian.waddington@libdems.org.uk Commercial Opportunities | 26


Exhibition

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Discounts for Charities and NGOs

• Co-ordinated VIP exhibition tours and complimentary photos • Complimentary access to the VIP/Business Lounge at conference (complimentary tea/coffee and workstations) • Free logo & 30 word entry in the Conference Directory, made available to attendees in hard copy and online. Copy deadline: 25 July 2014 • Exhibitor passes which give full access to public conference areas including the auditorium and fringe venues • Preferential rates on Corporate Events • Invitation to the Exhibitors’ Reception

We are happy to offer a discount on exhibition rates for charities and NGOs (not-for-profit-organisations, excluding public sector bodies and trade unions). Please note that in order to qualify for this discounted rate the organisation must have a registered charity number or be a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Proof of annual turnover must also be supplied, either by providing a direct web link to your organisation’s financial reports or by posting/ faxing a hard copy.

Exhibitor Rates Size

2x2 3x2 3x3 4x3 6x3

Price (book by 31/1/14) £3,700 £5,500 £8,200 £10,800 £16,200

Price (from 1/2/14)

Exhibitor passes

£3,900 £5,850 £8,700 £11,350 £17,000

6 8 10 12 14

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Exhibitor benefits include

• Annual turnover < £5m = 35% discount • Annual turnover > £5m = 20% discount Click here to download exhibition booking pack

Please note: prime site positions (marked PS on the floorplan) carry a 15% supplement on the above rates. Shell scheme can be provided at no additional charge. Please indicate on your booking form whether you would like space only or the complimentary shell scheme. The full shell scheme stand includes spot lights, fascia sign, power supply and carpet.

Siân Waddington Commercial Manager | Liberal Democrats t: 0207 227 1348 | f: 0207 192 6600 e: sian.waddington@libdems.org.uk The booking of exhibition space at the Liberal Democrat Conference represents a commercial transaction at fair market value and is not a declarable political donation.

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Fringe

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Dedicated fringe spaces / event marquees

Booking a fringe event is definitely an opportunity not to be missed. fringe events can range from lively panel debates, private meetings, to private dinners and drinks receptions. We can cater for any type of event. We hold space inside and outside* the secure area.

Dedicated fringe spaces are subject to availability and must be booked for the whole conference (Sat-Wed) – space can be shared with another organisation. A dedicated fringe space for the conference week includes a logo on the official conference map.

We offer

If you would like find out more please email sian.waddington@libdems.org.uk

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Fringe events (official conference venues)

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Meeting space in the SECC / Crowne Plaza / Campanile Rooms from as little as £240.00+VAT Complimentary fringe listing in our Conference Directory One complimentary 2-day Commercial Observer pass for bookings within the secure area • All space allocated in the official venues is fully wheelchair accessible • No minimum catering spend across all official fringe venues to help smaller organisations and charities reduce the cost of hosting a fringe event Listing deadline: Friday 25th July 2014 Events held in other venues: If you choose to book meeting space other than in the official fringe venues we offer a fringe listing in our Conference Directory for £400.00+VAT. Please note that the Liberal Democrats will only accept advertising for events in venues that are fully wheelchair accessible. Please read our Advertising terms and conditions in full before you book. Click here to submit fringe enquiry for Autumn 2014

Please note! *Official fringe space outside of the secure area is iimited in Glasgow

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Advertising

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Advertising Rate Card Conference Agenda (A5) Circulation 4000+ plus online

Booking deadline 27th June 2014

Copy deadline 4th July 2014

Size/position

Specs

Price (excl VAT)

Back Cover

210x148 mm (+3mm bleed)

£3,000.00

Inside Front Cover

210x148 mm (+3mm bleed)

£2,500.00

Inside Back Cover

210x148 mm (+3mm bleed)

£2,500.00

Section header (tabbed) - Auditorium Information

186x121 mm

£2,000.00

Full Page

186x121 mm (portrait)

£1,500.00

Half Page

91x121 mm (landscape)

£1,000.00

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Advertising Rate Card Conference Directory (A5) Circulation 4000+ plus online

Booking deadline 18th July 2014

Copy deadline 25th July 2014

Size/position

Specs

Price (excl VAT)

Back Cover

210x148 mm (+3mm bleed)

£4,000.00

Inside Front Cover

210x148 mm (+3mm bleed)

£3,500.00

Inside Back Cover

210x148 mm (+3mm bleed)

£3,500.00

Section header (tabbed) CHOOSE FROM: Information / Exhibition / Fringe-Intro / Fringe - Saturday / Fringe - Sunday / Fringe - Monday / Fringe - Tuesday / Fringe - Wednesday

186x121 mm

£3,500.00

Full Page

186x121 mm (portrait)

£2,500.00

Half Page

91x121 mm (landscape)

£1,500.00

Note: Prices above are for black & white adverts

For FULL COLOUR please add

£500.00

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Copy deadline 25th July 2014

Fringe listings Fringe listing

Space booked through the Conference Office Text only - online submission - no booking required

free of charge

Fringe listing

Events held in other venues Text only - online submission - no advance booking required

£400.00

Fringe Email Shot (all attendees)

Booking deadline 24th September 2014

Copy deadline 25th September 2014

Dedicated email (subject to availability)

£1,000.00

Shared Email Shot (up to 5 listings)

£350.00 each

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Advertising Rate Card Conference Daily (A4)

Booking deadline 5th September 2014

Copy deadline 12th September 2014

Size/position

Specs

Price (excl VAT)

Full Page

267 x 180 mm (portrait)

£300.00 per day

Half Page

131 x 180 mm (landscape)

£200.00 per day

Literature distribution point insert

Booking deadline 5th September 2014

Deliver to venue 1st October 2014

Circulation 2000+ (On-site publication - black & white only)

Literature distribution point insert: A4 / A5

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£300.00 per day / £ 1,000 week Located in the Exhibition and the Clyde Auditorium Foyer

Literature distribution point insert: magazine / booklet

£2,500.00 - full week only

Conference hotel

Booking deadline 5th September 2014

Deliver to venue 1st October 2014

Room drop

Crowne Plaza Glasgow - any one item 250 units

£1,500.00

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Corporate Events Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference

Glasgow 2014 FINANCIAL SERVICES SUMMIT Sunday 5th October

CORPORATE DAY Monday 6th October 9am – 5pm

BUSINESS DINNER Monday 6th October 7.30pm – 10.30pm

ENERGY SUMMIT Tuesday 7th October

The Financial Services Summit will be hosted by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP and will include a pre-briefing from special advisors, seating for Danny Alexander’s speech to conference, a roundtable discussion and a networking drinks reception.

Corporate Day at this year’s Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference promises to be better than ever. After a welcome speech by the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg MP, there will be interactive panel debates and a Q&A with Liberal Democrat cabinet members. A networking lunch will then be followed by an afternoon of roundtable discussions with key parliamentarians, policy advisers and business leaders.

The annual Liberal Democrat Business Dinner provides guests with an unrivalled forum in which to discuss the issues that matter. Chairmen, CEOs, directors & clients are invited to join senior Lib Dems for a critical insight into Liberal Democrat Business policies and plans for the future of the British economy.

Autumn Conference 2014 sees the return of our popular Energy Summit. Guests will receive a pre-briefing from special advisers, and have reserved seating for the key-note speech from Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey MP. After his speech Ed Davey will host an exclusive roundtable discussion.

Ticket prices are £800 (plus VAT). Conference exhibitors/sponsors receive a 50% discount.

Ticket prices are £5,000 or £3,500 for a table of 10 and individual tickets are £420 (plus VAT). Exhibitors receive a 50% discount. Note: The Business Dinner will be held outside the secure zone and will not require a conference pass.

Note: The Summits are for Chairmen, Board Members and Chief Executives only and require a conference pass. For more information please contact our Corporate Events Team: Email: corporate@libdems.org.uk Or telephone: 020 7227 1219

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www.libdems.org.uk/autumnaccommodation

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Contact us

General contacts

Please contact us for more information on any of the packages included in this brochure or to discuss any specific requirements you have. We are happy to discuss bespoke packages to meet your needs.

Accommodation – Spring Conference

Siân Waddington Commercial Manager | Liberal Democrats t: 0207 227 1348 | f: 0207 192 6600 e: sian.waddington@libdems.org.uk Joe Edwards Fringe Co-ordinator & Commercial Assistant | Liberal Democrats t: 0207 227 1323 | f: 0207 192 6600 e: joe.edwards@libdems.org.uk / fringe@libdems.org.uk Registration / Accreditation t: 0207 227 1322 / 0207 227 1349 e: conferences@libdems.org.uk

Click here to book online

Visit York t: 01904 554653 e: alr@visityork.org Accommodation – Autumn Conference Click here to book online

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau t: 0141 566 0821 e: accommodation@seeglasgow.com

www.libdems.org.uk/conference Follow us on Twitter @LibDemConf

Images provided by: Jas Sansi Photography, People Make Glasgow, Alan Robertson courtesy of Glasgow Scotland with style, Kippa Matthews - Visit York

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