Sponsorship Information

The conference is focused on providing world class ethical and science based animal behaviour and training education for dog trainers, behaviourists and other professionals interested in animal training. 

After the huge success of the first conference in 2013, we are back for a second conference on 10-12th February 2017. Our first conference was aimed at creating a very high quality event both in terms of speakers & setting. We have kept with this philosophy for WOOF! 2017. 

In 2013 we had around 200 attendees from many different countries, both European and Internationally. We also had speakers who are considered to be at the top of their field and for WOOF! 2017, we expect the same. 

This time we will be located on the beautiful grounds of the University of Nottingham. 

Why Should you sponsor?

By Supporting WOOF! 2017, you are connecting with an internationally respected animal behaviour and training conference and the audience we attract. Your company will receive further exposure to specific target audience, allowing you to educate them about your work and products / services where offered. You are making it possible for us to educate and inspire the people and changing the lives of the animals living under human care.  

The Venue

The East Midlands Conference Centre

Beeston Lane, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ.

Set in 330 acres of The University of Nottingham's landscaped parkland and with over 30 years' experience of hosting conferences, the East Midlands Conference Centre is the perfect setting for our conference. 

The Event

The conference will run over 3 days. Delegates will be provided with three full days of high quality seminars and two evening dinner events. On each day, they will have two 45-minute breaks and a 90-minute lunch break to speak with sponsors and visit trade stands. Refreshments, lunches and the two nights dinner are all inclusive of the conference rate.  You can see the latest information at www.woof2017.com

Banners

Roller banners will placed in areas where they will be salient to our attendees during the conference for sponsors choosing a package including this item. 2000 x 800 mm and printed on a 300mic polypropylene. You must provide us with the art work and we will get the banners printed and delivered to us for the conference. 

Trade Stand Space

We have acquired excellent hight foot fall areas to set-up the trade stands for our sponsors. This will be close to the area where refreshments will be served. You can be provided with a table (6 x 2 ft)  with covering and a chair if requested. You will be able to securely keep stock items there overnight during the conference days. Sliver sponsors will get stand space of 6 x 5 feet and Gold sponsors will get stand space of 12 x 5 feet. 

Packages Available

Bronze 2017: £350.00

  • A 2000 x 800 mm Roller Banner will be placed at the event so that attendees can clearly see your display.
  • An A4 advert in our proceedings, that all the attendees will receive as a pdf copy.
  • An insert into the delegates bag.
  • A picture and 50 word profile on the WOOF! 2017 webpage and a link to your website.
  • A small logo on our display screen that will be projected on the screen(s) at breaks.

Silver 2017: £650.00

  • A trade stand space. 
  • 1 x Full conference ticket.
  • A 2000 x 800 mm Roller Banner will be placed at the event so that attendees can clearly see your display.
  • An A4 advert in our proceedings, that all the attendees will receive as a pdf copy.
  • An insert into the delegates bag.
  • A picture and 100 word profile on the WOOF! 2017 webpage and a link to your website. 
  • A medium sized logo on our display screen that will be projected on the screen(s) at break. 

Gold 2017: £1000.00

  • A 45-second full colour video advert with audio to be projected on to the main screen once daily during main events. 
  • A video advert playing on tv screens in walk way near refreshments during the whole day. 
  • A larger trade stand space.
  • 1 x Full conference ticket.
  • A 2000 x 800 mm Roller Banners, which will be placed at the event so that attendees can clearly see your display.
  • An A4 advert in our proceedings, that all the attendees will receive as a pdf copy.
  • Two inserts into the delegates bag.
  • A picture and 150 word profile on the WOOF! 2017 webpage and a link to your website. Plus a copy of your 45-second video too (embedded via You Tube).
  • A large size logo on our display screen that will be projected on the screen(s) at break.

Sponsorship Application Form

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Terms and Conditions

1. The term “Organiser” refers to Domesticated Manners.

2. The term “Exhibitor” includes any person, firm, company or corporation and its employees and agents identified in the Application Form or other written request for exhibition space.

3. A “contract” is formed between the Organiser and Exhibitor when the Organiser accepts the signed Application Form and receives full payment. The Organiser will then issue a confirmation letter to the Exhibitor with further details.

4. The Organiser may cancel the contract at their discretion if the agreed payment is not received within 28 days of the Application Form being accepted. Additionally the Organiser reserves the right to cancel the contract by returning the payment within 28 days of receipt.

5. An official Exhibition Application Form must be received to reserve space.

6. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse application or prohibit any Exhibitor from participation without assigning a reason for such refusal or prohibition.

7. The decision of the Organiser is final and decisive on any question not covered in this contract.

8. The Organiser agrees to hold the exhibition however, reserves the right to cancel the exhibition from the set dates, utilising the right only when circumstances necessitate such action and without any liability to the Organiser. Full refund will be made in this case. 

9. The Organiser agrees to promote the exhibition to maximise participation.

10. The Organiser reserve the right in unforeseen circumstances to amend or alter the exact site of the location of the stand and the Exhibitor undertakes to agree to any alteration to the site or the space re-allocated by the Organiser.

11. The Organiser reserves the right to change the exhibition floor layout if necessary.

12. The Organiser is responsible for the control of the exhibition area only.

13. The Organiser may shorten or lengthen the duration of the exhibition and alter the hours during which the exhibition is open.

14. The Organiser may refuse without limitation to permit activity within the exhibition or may require cessation of particular activities at their discretion.

15. The Organiser reserves the right to specify heights of walls and coverings for display areas.

16. The Organiser may determine the hours during which the Exhibitor will have access to the exhibition venue for the purpose of setting up and dismantling.

17. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse any person including exhibitor staff, representatives, visitors, contractors and/or agents entry to the exhibition if they do not hold a purchased or complimentary entry card.

18. The Organiser will specify conditions relating to the movement of goods and displays, prior, during and after the exhibition.

19. The Organiser will specify any regulations with regard to sound levels including microphones, sound amplification, machine demonstrations and videos. The exhibitor agrees to abide by these.

20. The Organiser will provide a secure location onsite during the period of the exhibition but will accept no liability for loss or damage.

21. The Exhibitor must use allocated space only for the display and promotion of goods and/or services within the scope of the exhibition.

22. The Exhibitor must comply with all directions / requests issued by the Organiser.

23. The Exhibitor must comply with all applicable laws, including laws in relation to occupational health & safety. The Exhibitor will therefore act with care to avoid damage to persons or property in the exhibition.

24. The Exhibitor must ensure the cleanliness and tidiness of their allocated space. Upon the conclusion of the exhibition the Exhibitor will promptly remove all exhibits, tools and other materials. If the Exhibitor fails or refuses to do so, the Organiser will make arrangements for this to done by an external party at a cost to be paid by the Exhibitor.

25. The Exhibitor will not display an exhibit in such a manner as to obstruct or affect neighbouring exhibitors. This includes blocking or projecting light, impeding or projecting into aisles or neighbouring exhibition spaces.

26. The Exhibitor will submit plans and visuals of custom designed exhibits to the Organiser for approval prior to the commencement of the exhibition. 

Exhibitors failing to do so may be denied access to the exhibition to build or may be requested to cease building.

27. The Exhibitor is responsible for all items within their allocated exhibition space.

28. The Exhibitor agrees to adhere to all fire regulations and will refrain from using flammable or dangerous materials within the exhibition. Written approval must be sought from the Organiser if flammable or dangerous materials are required for the success of the exhibit.

29. The Exhibitor will not use nails, screws or other fixtures on any part of the premises including walls and floor unless authorised by the Organiser. In any case all permanent damage will result in the Exhibitor being invoiced for all repairs.

30. The Exhibitor agrees to abide by requests made by the Organiser to stop any activity that may cause annoyance to others in the exhibition.

31. The Exhibitor agrees to conduct all business transactions within their allocated exhibition space unless otherwise approved by the Organiser .

32. Unless otherwise communicated storage will not be provided onsite at the exhibition. Under no circumstance are goods permitted to be stored in public access areas.

33. All Exhibitors must have Public Liability Insurance for the period of the exhibition and must be able to produce this documentation immediately at the request of the Organiser.

34. Exhibitors must insure, indemnify and hold the Organiser harmless in respect of all damages, injuries, costs, claims, demands, expenses and interest for which the Organiser may become liable.

35. Whilst the Organiser will endeavour to protect exhibition property whilst on display at the exhibition, it must be clearly understood that the venue, the Organising Committee and the Organiser cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to property sustained or occasioned from any cause whatsoever .

36. The Organiser shall not be liable for any loss, which exhibitor may incur as a result of the intervention of any Authority, which prevents the use of the premises or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever.

37. The Organiser will not be liable and makes no guarantee of the number of visitors to the exhibition. Equally the Organiser will not be accountable for the level of commercial activity generated.

38. The Exhibitor has seven (28) days in which to make their full payment once an application is accepted. After this time the space will be available for sale to another company.

39. In the event that the Exhibitor fails to occupy their allocated exhibition space by the advertised opening time, the Organiser is authorised to occupy this space in any manner deemed to be in the best interest of the Exhibition. The Exhibitor contracted to this space will remain liable to all Terms and Conditions of Contract and will not be eligible for a refund.

40. If the Exhibitor wishes to cancel their participation a request must be submitted to the Organiser in writing by email. Exhibitor cancellations and refunds will be administered as follows:

a. If notice of cancellation is received 6 months or more before the first day of the exhibition, the Exhibitor will be entitled to a 85% refund on funds due at the time of cancellation.

b. If notice of cancellation is received under 6 months before the first day of the exhibition, the Exhibitor will be entitled to a 50% refund on funds due at the time of cancellation.

c. If notice of cancellation is received less than 3 months before the first day of the exhibition, the Exhibitor will not be entitled to a refund.

41. Space allocations will be advised upon your arrival to set-up.