Invitation

You are invited to participate in the 33rd Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Animal Sciences (formally the Australian Society of Animal Production) as a sponsor and/or exhibitor.

The conference is the premier event for Animal Science in Australia.

Outline:

  • The AAAS is dedicated to improving the welfare, productive efficiency, product quality and profitability of livestock industries, as well as cutting edge research into a range of animal species
  • The conference focuses on fostering discussion and cross pollination of ideas in biology, physiology, nutrition, production systems, system interactions and management.
  • The theme for the 2020 conference is “The new face of Animal Science in Australia” and will cover livestock and food production right through to zoology, wildlife and marine animal science, and the social and economic issues that interface with the management of these animal systems.

Support of the conference and exhibition will provide your organisation with a number of key benefits.

  • Sponsoring or exhibiting provides a unique opportunity to promote your organisation, support your brand and maintain a high profile among specialists in animal science and production.
  • The strong focus on students enables your organisation to be aligned with the development of the future leaders in animal science and production.
  • The broad range of delegates will provide an opportunity to network with both producers and professionals in animal science and production, who themselves have large local, state, national and international networks.
  • Capacity to offer new knowledge and technologies to help delegates stay ahead of industry trends.
  • Connect and engage with animal production science, their research and priorities.
  • Be part of ASAP’s pre-conference communication and marketing campaign, aligning your brand with animal science and production research and increasing your reach with your target audience.

Conference Manager

Please contact Liz Hafner at Conference Design to discuss supporting the Conference.

We are happy to consider ideas and amendments to the packages below that maintain the spirit of supporting the conference at the designated levels.

  • liz@conferencedesign.com.au
    +61 3 6231 2999

Sponsorship Opportunities

A variety of sponsorship packages are being offered. We also invite any new proposals you may wish to put forward; the Committee is happy to negotiate a package that will be of maximum benefit to your organisation and the meeting.

Please click on the packages below to see the inclusions.

All costs are in Australian Dollars and include GST.

Platinum Sponsor - $22,500 (incl GST) - EXCLUSIVE

As the Platinum Sponsor you will enjoy a value-added partnership with exclusive benefits including:

Benefits:

  • Full page colour advertisement on the back page of the Conference Program Booklet
  • Two exhibition spaces (3m wide x 2m deep)
  • Four complimentary full-delegate registrations to the conference including the Conference dinner
  • Four additional complimentary tickets to the Conference dinner (i.e. 8 tickets total)
  • Four additional complimentary tickets to the Welcome Reception (i.e. 8 tickets total)
  • One free-standing pull-up banner in the registration area for the duration of the conference
  • Three minute address during the Welcome Reception
  • Logo & hyperlink on the conference website
  • 200-word company profile on the conference website
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint-sponsors slide in the plenary hall
  • A tweet/post to announce your sponsorship on the Conference social platforms

Gold Sponsor - AUD$16,500 (incl GST) - 2 Opportunities Available

As a Gold Sponsor the sponsorship offering provides you great exposure to showcase your organisation through the conference and exhibition.
In addition to the core benefits, you will also receive the following:

Benefits:

  • Full page advertisement in the Conference Program Booklet
  • One exhibition space (3m wide x 2m deep)
  • Two complimentary full-delegate registrations to the conference including the Conference dinner
  • Two additional complimentary tickets to the Conference dinner (i.e. 4 tickets total)
  • Three minute address to close your allocated plenary session
  • One free-standing pull-up banner in your allocated plenary session
  • Logo & hyperlink on the conference website
  • 150-word company profile on the conference website
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint-sponsors slide in the plenary hall
  • A tweet/post to announce your sponsorship on the Conference social platforms.

Silver Sponsor - AUD$11,500 (incl GST) - 4 Opportunities Available

As a Silver Sponsor the sponsorship offering provides your organisation exposure through the conference program and exhibition.

In addition to the core benefits, you will also receive the following:

Benefits:

  • Half page advertisement in the Conference Program Booklet
  • One exhibition space (3m wide x 2m deep)
  • Two complimentary full-delegate registrations to the conference including the Conference dinner
  • Three minute address to close your allocated plenary session
  • One free-standing pull-up banner in your allocated plenary session
  • Logo & hyperlink on the conference website
  • 100-word company profile on the conference website
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint-sponsors slide in the plenary hall
  • A tweet/post to announce your sponsorship on the Conference social platforms.

Conference Dinner Sponsor - $15,000 (incl GST) - Exclusive

The Conference Dinner is the conference’s social highlight with entertainment and fine local produce.  As the Conference Dinner sponsor, you are provided the exclusive opportunity for interactive marketing and promotion during the evening.

In addition to the core benefits, you will also receive the following:

Benefits:

  • Full advertisement in the Conference Program Booklet
  • One complimentary full-delegate registration to the conference including the Conference dinner
  • Five additional complimentary tickets to the Conference dinner (i.e. 6 tickets total)
  • One free-standing pull-up banner on stage at the dinner
  • Three minute address during the Conference Dinner
  • Distribution of appropriate corporate gifts or merchandise during the dinner
  • Display of your conference logo on the Conference dinner menu
  • Logo & hyperlink on the conference website
  • 100-word company profile on the conference website
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint-sponsors slide in the plenary hall
  • A tweet/post to announce your sponsorship on the Conference social platforms
  • Discounted rate for a 3m x 2m exhibition space. $1,300 including GST
    (This exhibition package does not include an additional conference ticket)

Coffee Cart Sponsor - $12,500 (incl GST) - Exclusive

Your sponsorship of the espresso stand will allow you to engage delegates by branding the area with your signage and developing a relaxed café style atmosphere. Increase the exposure of your products and services through sponsoring the always popular Coffee Stand.

BENEFITS:

  • Barista Coffee – includes the coffee machine hire, barista, cups and coffee*. Sponsor needs to provide or hire café furniture and signage.
  • Option to purchase branded disposable coffee cups at an additional cost.
  • Logo and acknowledgement as Coffee Cart Sponsor on conference materials including print, PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • Two (2) pull-up banners (1m wide) at the coffee cart (provided by sponsor)
  • Logo & hyperlink on the conference website
  • 100-word company profile on the conference website
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint-sponsors slide in the plenary hall
  • *limited to 200 cups per day – extra coffee is additional cost (per cup).

Touring Sponsor - $7,500 (incl GST) - Exclusive

As the Touring sponsor, you are offered the privilege to co-host the pre-conference tour. This will offer your staff the opportunity to develop a rapport with participants and a knowledge of your organisation.
What happens on tour, stays on tour! During the tour planning stage, the conference organiser will gladly consider your ideas for the tours.

In addition to the core benefits, you will also receive the following:

Benefits:

  • One complimentary full-delegate registration to the conference including the Conference dinner
  • Two complimentary tickets for each conference tour itinerary
  • Three minute address during the conference tour itinerary
  • Distribution of appropriate corporate gifts or merchandise during the tour
  • A tweet/post to announce your sponsorship on the Conference social platforms
  • Logo & hyperlink on the conference website
  • 100-word company profile on the conference website
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint-sponsors slide in the plenary hall
  • Discounted rate for a 3m x 2m exhibition space. $1,300 including GST
    (This exhibition package does not include an additional conference ticket)

Student Masterclass Sponsor - $7,500 (incl GST) - Exclusive

The Masterclass is designed by students for students to provide valuable exposure to early career presentations and to network before the conference begins. As the Student Masterclass sponsor, you will foster the development of these budding researchers through this exclusive opportunity.

In addition to the core benefits, you will also receive the following:

Benefits:

  • One complimentary full-delegate registration to the conference including the Conference dinner
  • Three minute address during the Masterclass
  • Distribution of appropriate corporate gifts or merchandise during the Masterclass
  • A tweet/post to announce your sponsorship on the Conference social platforms
  • Logo & hyperlink on the conference website
  • 100-word company profile on the conference website
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint-sponsors slide in the plenary hall
  • Discounted rate for a 3m x 2m exhibition space. $1,300 including GST
    (This exhibition package does not include an additional conference ticket)

Networking Hour - $5,500 (incl GST) - Exclusive

The Networking Hour is the key platform for poster authors to engage delegates with refreshments supplied by your organisation. As the Networking Hour sponsor, you are provided the exclusive opportunity for interactive marketing and promotion during the evening.

In addition to the core benefits, you will also receive the following:

Benefits:

  • One complimentary full-delegate registration to the conference including the Conference dinner
  • Two additional complimentary tickets to the Networking Hour (i.e. three tickets total)
  • Naming rights to the Networking Hour
  • One exhibition space (3m wide x 2m deep)
  • Three minute address at the conclusion of the day’s program, immediately preceding the Networking Hour.
  • One free-standing pull-up banner in the poster display area for the duration of the conference
  • Logo & hyperlink on the conference website
  • 100-word company profile on the conference website
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint-sponsors slide in the plenary hall
  • A tweet/post to announce your sponsorship on the Conference social platforms.

Registration Sponsor - $6,000 (incl GST) - Exclusive

Every delegate at the conference will receive a satchel, lanyard and name tag and these items will be highly visible for the duration of the Conference. As the Registration Sponsor, you’re offered the exclusive opportunity for your organisation logo to be co-branded on these items with the conference
logo.

In addition to the core benefits, you will also receive the following:

Benefits:

  • One complimentary full-delegate registration to the conference including the Conference dinner
  • Two colour printed logo on the Conference satchel (full colour at additional cost to sponsor)
  • One colour printed logo on the lanyard
  • Full colour logo displayed on the delegate name tag
  • Opportunity to supply the organisation’s own note pad and pen per satchel
  • Logo & hyperlink on the conference website
  • 100-word company profile on the conference website
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint-sponsors slide in the plenary hall
  • A tweet/post to announce your sponsorship on the Conference social platforms
  • Discounted rate for a 3m x 2m exhibition space. $1,300 including GST
    (This exhibition package does not include an additional conference ticket)

Bronze Sponsor - $4,500 (incl GST) - Nine Opportunities Available

As a Bronze Sponsor the sponsorship offering provides your organisation exposure through the conference concurrent sessions and the Conference Program.

In addition to the core benefits, you will also receive the following:

Benefits:

  • One complimentary full-delegate registration to the conference including the Conference dinner
  • One additional complimentary ticket to the Conference dinner (i.e. 2 tickets total)
  • Logo & hyperlink on the conference website
  • 100-word company profile on the conference website
  • Logo in the pocket program
  • Logo displayed on a joint-sponsors slide in the plenary hall
  • Three minute address to close your allocated concurrent session (only one sponsor per allocated session)
  • One free-standing pull-up banner in your allocated concurrent session
  • A tweet/post to announce your sponsorship on the Conference social platforms.
  • Discounted rate for a 3m x 2m exhibition space. $1,300 including GST
    (This exhibition package does not include an additional conference ticket)

Local Student Support - $1,000 (incl GST) | Interstate Student Support - $2,000 (incl GST)

As a Student Sponsor, you join the conference vision to provide the next generation of researchers access to knowledge, experience in presenting and opportunities to network with future employees. The conference will present to you a selection of student abstract submissions based on your organisation’s
preference of discipline or species – then you make the selection of the student/s to sponsor.

  • Local students $1,000 including GST per student
  • Interstate students $2,000 including GST per student

What your sponsorship offers each student:

  • One complimentary full-delegate registration to the conference including
    the Conference dinner and any planned student workshops
  • Contribution towards their own travel and accommodation expenses associated with their attendance.

What sponsorship offers you:

In addition to the core sponsor benefits:

  • An introduction to the student sponsored – either during the conference or prior via email.
  • Access to the student abstract and 2020 AAAS Conference logo for your own media opportunities.
  • Reference of your sponsorship alongside the student’s name in the program.

Advertising Opportunities - Various

The following advertising options are available to reinforce other sponsorship packages or as individual items. For example, an advertisement in the pocket program is a fantastic way to get additional exposure, promote your exhibition stand location and keep your name in front of delegates during the conference.

Opportunities

  • Pocket program (A6 page) $500
  • Satchel inserts (up to A4 size brochure) – $1,200
  • Signage at the conference (standard pop-up banner) – $600
  • Web ad with hotlink (150×150 tile) – $500

Exhibition Sites - $2,500 (incl GST)

The exhibition will run for the duration of the meeting with morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch served in the exhibition area. The welcome reception will also be held in the exhibition area.

Each exhibition site includes:

  • Area measuring 3-metres wide x 2-metres deep
  • Booth structure with side walls and back wall
  • Header board with your company name
  • Trestle table with table cloth
  • Two chairs
  • Two spotlights
  • One 4 amp power outlet
  • Logo & hyperlink on the conference website
  • 50-word company profile on the conference website
  • Listing in the pocket program
  • One registrations including the Conference Dinner
  • Delegate list

About the Association

AAAS is the pre-eminent national professional association for animal industry scientists, consultants, industry professionals and students. AAAS contributes to building industry capability by providing a lifelong support network to students, industry professionals and researchers with access to “translated” scientific research, career and professional development opportunities and with links to highly credentialed mentors and consultants. AAAS builds on the strength of its predecessor organization, the Australian Society of Animal Production, which was founded over 60 years ago to promote animal science in Australia.

AAAS is renowned for facilitating and providing access to leading edge animal science and research through its internationally recognised biennial conference. As a member of the World Association of Animal Production, it is part of a global network of animal scientists.

We are embarking on a bold new mission to grow our membership base to connect animal science students, industry professionals and researchers. We hope you will join us on this exciting journey.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.

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