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RQA 2020 INTERNATIONAL QA CONFERENCE MANCHESTER CENTRAL 28TH - 30TH OCTOBER 2020 EXHIBITOR, SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES.


2020 RQA INTERNATIONAL QA CONFERENCE After a year’s break, the RQA Annual Conference returns in 2020. Now called the RQA International QA Conference, we are once again running a full conference programme, with delegates and speakers from across the world. We held a successful conference in Manchester Central in 2018 and have decided to return for 2020. The event will consist of plenary, parallel, discussion and workshop sessions together with a large exhibition and poster area in the Exchange Hall. As a not-for-profit organisation, offering exhibiting, advertising and sponsorship opportunities allows us to continually promote quality and integrity in scientific research. In return we offer access to: • Europe’s largest Quality Assurance event for the industry • Exposure to an anticipated audience of around 450 attendees • A range of advertising and sponsorship opportunities.


APPROX. TRAIN TIMES

MANCHESTER Manchester is a modern metropolis embracing change like few other cities in Europe. As well as the world’s best supported football team, much of the best music from the past few decades has come from Manchester. Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. Manchester city centre has a unique and eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

EDINBURGH 2.5HRS

LAKE DISTRICT 1.5HRS

LIVERPOOL 40 MINS

MANCHESTER

Manchester is a well connected city with numerous flights coming in from Europe every day. From within the UK it is only 2.5hrs from London on the train with great road connections. This year’s venue, Manchester Central, is an award winning venue in the heart of the city. It’s an iconic building with vaulted arches and the station clock, which has been a feature of the city for over 130 years.

2.5HRS

LONDON


EXHIBITOR PACKAGES MARKET YOUR ORGANISATION The conference offers organisations the following opportunities to market themselves to around 450 attendees. Exhibitors will be located in the Exchange Hall where delegates will have tea and coffee from 8am each day and take all their breaks and lunches as well as the ‘Meet the Delegates’ Drinks reception held on Wednesday evening.

EXHIBITOR STAND £1668 EX VAT

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION STAND £688 EX VAT

This option is open to companies who wish to have their marketing material featured in the conference app, but not attend the event as exhibitors. All marketing content needs to be supplied by the company for entry into the app.

EXHIBIT HOURS Wednesday 28th October 2020 08.00hrs – 17.00hrs ‘Meet the Delegates Drinks’ reception from 17.30hrs Thursday 29th October 2020 08.00hrs – 17.00hrs Friday 30th October 2020 08.00hrs – 11.00hrs

• Exhibition space (three metres wide by two metres deep approximately) • Power socket • Table and up to three chairs (depending on number of stand personnel) • One stand personnel • Company description and logo in the conference app • Delegate list • One ticket to the Dinner Dance on Thursday 29th October 2020 • Refreshments each day and lunches on Wednesday 28th October and Thursday 29th October 2020 Set-up: Tuesday 27th October 2020 from 15.00hrs Breakdown: Friday 30th October 2020 from 11.00hrs • Conference materials.

EXHIBITOR INSTALLATION AND BREAKDOWN

ADDITIONAL STAND PERSONNEL £918 EX VAT (up to two additional stand personnel) Each additional personnel (maximum of three personnel per stand) must be registered for an exhibitor’s pass that will entitle them to refreshments and lunches plus the Conference Dinner Dance.

No exhibition stand will be assigned until full payment has been received. Exhibition stands are allocated on a strictly first come, first serve basis. All rates quoted exclude VAT. Please see the conference terms and conditions on the RQA website for more information.


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RQA SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Sponsorship

PLATINUM SPONSOR - £18K EX VAT • 2 RQA International QA Conference exhibition stands and personnel • 2 extra RQA International QA Conference exhibition stand personnel • 2 RQA International QA Conference delegate registrations

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• 2 open discussion sessions at the RQA International QA Conference • 2 sponsorships of pre-RQA International QA Conference breaks

• Insert in the RQA International QA Conference delegate bag • Thanks in RQA International QA Conference notebook • Logo on RQA International QA Conference marketing materials • Link and logo on RQA International QA Conference website • 1 advert in Quasar magazine which goes to all our members and event delegates • Link and logo on fortnightly newsletter, delivered to 12.5k+ people.

• Logo on the RQA International QA Conference delegate bag • Insert in the RQA International QA Conference delegate bag • Thanks in RQA International QA Conference notebook • Logo on RQA International QA Conference marketing materials • Link and logo on RQA International QA Conference website • 2 adverts in Quasar magazine which goes to all our members and event delegates • Link and logo on fortnightly newsletter, delivered to 12.5k+ people.

GOLD SPONSOR - £10K EX VAT • 1 RQA International QA Conference exhibition stand and personnel • 1 RQA International QA Conference extra exhibition stand personnel • 1 RQA International QA Conference delegate registration • 2 open discussion sessions at the RQA International QA Conference • Logo on the RQA International QA Conference delegate lanyards

SILVER SPONSORS - £6K EX VAT TWO AVAILABLE • 1 RQA International QA Conference exhibition stand and personnel • Insert in the RQA International QA Conference delegate bag • Sponsorship of the meet the delegates drinks reception at RQA International QA Conference OR Sponsorship of RQA International QA Conference notebooks and pens • Thanks in RQA International QA Conference notebook • Logo on RQA International QA Conference marketing materials • Link and logo on RQA International QA Conference website • 1 advert in Quasar magazine which goes to all our members and event delegates • Link and logo on fortnightly newsletter, delivered to 12.5k+ people.


CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES APP NOTIFICATIONS - £300 EX VAT A notification which will go out to all conference delegates during the conference. Up to 140 words of your choice. This option is ideal for exhibitors wishing to attract delegates to their stand. We will offer one per day on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the conference.

MEET THE DELEGATES DRINKS SPONSOR - £1015 EX VAT Sponsor the ‘Meet the Delegates’ drinks reception at Manchester Central on Wednesday 28th October 2020 with your company logo displayed (using your own material) in the drinks reception area plus an audio acknowledgment at the reception.

DINNER DRINKS RECEPTION SPONSOR £1015 EX VAT

DINNER DRINKS SPONSORSHIP - £1075 EX VAT

Sponsor the wine at the Dinner Dance at Manchester Central on Thursday 29th October 2020 with your name and logo on the tables and included in the Dinner Dance menu and an audio acknowledgment at the dinner.

A5 INSERT/ADVERT IN THE DELEGATE BAG - £815 EX VAT An A5 insert or advert for your company included in the delegate bag which is given to all attendees.

A4 INSERT/ADVERT IN THE DELEGATE BAG - £1020 EX VAT An A4 insert or advert for your company included in the delegate bag which is given to all attendees.

Sponsor the pre-dinner drinks reception at Manchester Central on Thursday 29th October 2020 with your company logo displayed (using your own material) in the drinks reception area plus an audio acknowledgment at the reception. If there are any other sponsorship/ advertising opportunities you would like to discuss please contact: conferences@therqa.com


GETTING TO MANCHESTER Manchester Central is an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester. Situated in the centre of the UK and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multimodal transport network.

BY AIR Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00). Information on Manchester Airport can be found at: www.manchesterairport.co.uk Flights into Manchester per day from: London 18 Amsterdam 8 Paris 7 Barcelona 1 Frankfurt 6 Stockholm 2 Brussels 6 Copenhagen 3 Zurich 4

BY RAIL It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station – just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.

Travel time by train to Manchester from: London 2h 9m Birmingham 1h 30m Newcastle 2h 37m Edinburgh 3h 34m Glasgow 3h 16m Bristol 2h 59m

BY ROAD Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west. For parking, Manchester Central’s on-site NCP car park is open 24 hours and the most convenient option.

ARRIVING IN MANCHESTER On arrival in Manchester you can walk to Manchester Central, catch a Metroshuttle bus, Metrolink tram or take a taxi.


HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

BOOK NOW

All accommodation requirements in Manchester are now made direct with your choice of hotel and not through RQA. There are numerous hotels within walking distance of Manchester Central.

To book any of the opportunities in this brochure, please visit the RQA website:

Successful Events have a number of hotels where special rates have been negotiated. This is a service not run by RQA and the link will be available in due course.

www.therqa.com/conferences/2020-rqa-international-qa-conference


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