Sponsorship

Invitation from the Ministry of Agriculture.

The  organizing  committee  of  the  Joint  XXIV  International  Grassland  and  XI International  Rangeland  Congress  invites  you  to  be  part  of  the  world’s  largest  and most  significant  international grassland/rangeland Congress (covering  various  aspects including  grass  and  range  ecology,  forage  production  and  utilization,  tourism  and wildlife, climate change, pastoralism, gender and youth). The Joint Congress will be held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya from 24th to 30th October 2020.  It will bring together many people (scientists, policy makers, extension workers, farmers, pastoralists, ranchers, academia, students, civil society, conservationists, etc.) with various interests in rangelands and grasslands from all corners of the globe.

This will be the first time the Joint IGC-IRC is held in Africa. It will therefore provide a rare opportunity to showcase the unique tropical savannah grassland and rangeland ecosystems and their mesmerizing wildlife, livestock production systems, culture, Research & Development and management techniques to an international audience.

The overall theme of the Congress is ‘Sustainable use of rangelands/grasslands resources for improved livelihoods’. The program will explore the current issues facing rangelands and grasslands around the world, and share the latest industry developments and solutions.

The program will be innovative, stimulating, and thought provoking with a strong emphasis on gender and youth, recognizing the need to empower and motivate a new generation of forage and range science professionals. There will also be excellent networking and interactive learning opportunities for researchers, extension workers, leading livestock producers and farmers, agribusiness professionals, policy-makers and all those who have a specific focus on rangelands and grasslands including crop-livestock production systems. The outstanding program, strong history of the Congress, vigorous promotion, and attraction of Kenya as a destination venue will ensure the IGC-IRC Congress is a popular and a must-attend event for anyone with an interest in rangelands and grasslands. Approximately 1,500 delegates are expected to attend the Congress from around the world, including large delegations from Asia, America, Europe, Australia and Africa.

We invite you to support vital rangeland and grassland industries through the opportunities included in this sponsorship and exhibition prospectus. These opportunities have been designed to cater for all grassland and rangeland interests, objectives and budgets to enable all interested organizations to be part of this significant Congress.

Early confirmation of your participation will ensure an even higher level of pre-event exposure. As a sponsor of the IGC-IRC, your company name or logo will be included in the extensive promotional campaign implemented in the lead-up to the Congress worldwide.

On behalf of the IGC-IRC 2020 Organizing Committee, I extend to you a warm welcome and I look forward to the possibility of having your organization aligned with this world class international Congress in October 2020.

Harry Kimtai

PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

Chairman - IGC/IRC National Organizing Committee

 

 
 
 

Delegate Background.

Benefits of sponsoring and/or exhibiting

Delegates from the following backgrounds are expected to attend:

  • Rangeland/Grassland scientists.
  • Extension workers.
  • Academics.
  • Postgraduate students and some undergraduate students.
  • Agri-business professionals.
  • Economists.
  • Policy makers.
  • Leading livestock producers and farmers/pastoralists.
  • Raise your profile by showing your support for this economically important grasslands/rangelands industry.
  • Strengthen your credentials as a key player and supporter of the rangeland and grassland industry.
  • Reach 1,500 influential people drawn from diverse backgrounds
  • Publicize your activities and promote your company or brand.
  • Support the future of your industry.
  • Launch a new product or service and generate stakeholder interest.
  • Meet the key research, development and policy movers and shakers in the industry and interact with them both in sessions and at social events.
  • Strengthen relationships with existing clients and develop new contacts.
  • Accelerate the buying process.
  • Build a global database for future marketing.
  • Enhance your networks.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are six sponsorship levels: Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Supporter along with nine special sponsorship opportunities (ranging from $2,000-$35,000).

CATEGORY OF SPONSORS AND AMOUNTS ($)

Accruing Benefits Detail

Diamond

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Supporter

$ 50,000

$40,000- 49,999

$30,000- 39,999

$20,000- 29,999

$10,000- 19,999

Under $10,000 cash, in-kind support, support of own delegates, etc.

Opportunity to host a pre-Congress workshop

Complimentary Registrations

5

4

3

2

1

Congress Banquet tickets

5

4

3

2

1

Congress gala dinner tickets

5

3

2

1

Exhibitor registrations (Access to exhibition  area and catering)

5

3

2

1

Booths: 3mx3m or Floor space only

(minimum 9m2)

4 booths or up

to 36m2 floor space only

2 booths or up

to 18m2  floor

space only

1 booth or up

to  9m2  floor

space only

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

Congress Website

Sponsor logos will be featured in right-hand margin of site.

Logo on Email Announcements

Registration Brochure

Logo on front cover

Logo on front cover

Logo on front cover

Logo on front cover

Logo on front cover

Name listed inside

Full page advert

¾ Page advert

½ Page advert

¼ Page advert

1/6 Page advert

Delegate Handbook

Logo on front cover

Logo on front cover

Logo on front cover

Logo on front cover

Logo on front cover

Full page advert

¾ Page advert

½ Page advert

¼ Page advert

1/6 Page advert

Advertising Insert (provided by sponsor)

Promotional Item (provided by sponsor)

Congress Bag

Sponsor

Logo

(In addition

to IGC-IRC

2020 logo)

Sponsor

Logo

(In addition

to IGC-IRC

2020 logo)

Sponsor

Logo

(In addition

to IGC-IRC

2020 logo)

Sponsor

Logo

(In addition

to IGC-IRC

2020 logo)

VISUAL RECOGNITION DURING SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Opening Session

Logo on rotating sponsor thank you PowerPoint slides.

Closing Session

Logo on rotating sponsor thank you PowerPoint slides.

All sessions

Logo on rotating sponsor thank you PowerPoint slides.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY SPONSORSHIP

Special event opportunities

Item

Description

Price (USD)

Congress gala dinner

Opportunity to be the official sponsor(s) of the Congress gala dinner. Benefits include:

  • Recognition as the official gala dinner sponsor.
  • Sponsor’s logo on the dinner menu.
  • 10 dinner tickets.
  • Opportunity to provide merchandising material and pull-up banner/s at the dinner.
  • Sponsor’s name on the dinner tickets.
  • Formal acknowledgement during the dinner and opportunity to respond with a brief speech (5minutes).
  • Opportunity to host two VIP tables (any additional tickets required to be purchased by the sponsor).
  • Opportunity to host VIP drinks prior to the dinner (any additional cost at the sponsor’s own expense).

$35,000 (to be sole Banquet sponsor)

OR

5

Opportunities of

$7,000 each

Pastoralism and traditional knowledge Forum

(maximum 4 opportunities available)

Opportunity to be an official sponsor of the pastoralism and traditional knowledg forum on one day of the Congress, including;

  • Recognition included in program (on website and in handbook).
  • Opportunity to provide a 5 minute speech.
  • Access for 5 attendees to attend the pastoralism and traditional knowledge forum. 
  • Opportunity to erect banners and distribute merchandise at the forum.

$ 25,000

Networking Breaks

Opportunity to sponsor one or more of the networking breaks during the five-day program. Benefits include:

  • Recognition as the official Networking Break sponsor.
  • Logo featured on signage at the break stations.

7 opportunities of

$5,000 each

Delegate Bag

Monochromatic logo screen printed alongside IGC-IRC 2020 logo.

  • $15,000 will ensure your logo is the only logo on the delegate bag alongside the IGC-IRC 2016 logo.

OR

  • For $3,000, up to five organizations can have their logo alongside the IGC-IRC 2016 logo.

$15,000

(to be sole sponsor)

OR

5 opportunities of

$3,000 each

Youth scientists sponsorship

  • Opportunity to be the official ‘Youth scientists’ sponsor, and showcase your support for the future of the industry. Sponsorship includes: Sponsorship of 5 students to attend Congress (registration and some travel costs paid; students to be chosen by committee).
  • Opportunity to host an endorsed private function for students and youth delegates (costs to be covered by sponsor).

$25,000

Speaker support center

Opportunity to provide signage and a $ 5000 company representative to meet and greet speakers in a dedicated speaker support center. Sponsor may provide merchandise and/or catering in the Speaker Support Centre at their own expense.

$5,000

Kenya Tea/Coffee cart

Includes provision of one Kenya coffee/ $ 8000 tea cart, barista and complete coffee/ tea service during exhibition hours.

  • Opportunity to provide branded take away cups, serviettes, and a t-shirt for the barista to wear (at sponsor’s expense)
  • Opportunity to display a free standing banner next to the cart.
  • Logo recognition in the program book.

$8,000

Delegate gift

Supply small gift* with promotional branding for inclusion in delegate satchels (to be provided at sponsor’s own expense).

$2,000

Delegate pens or notepads

Branding of pens or notepads for inclusion in delegate satchels (to be provided at sponsor’s own expense).

$2,000

The rates below entitle the sponsor to either one full or half page advertisement in the Congress handbook for distribution to all delegates. Please note that Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors are entitled to complimentary advertising space in the Congress handbook and a satchel insert each.

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

Advertising space in the congress hand-book

Full page colour

$1,800

Half Page colour

$1,500

Full Page mono

$1,400

Half Page mono

$900

Conference bag insert

  • 1 x A4 size or smaller and maximum 8 pages.
  • Approximately 1200 inserts (1 per participant) are to be provided at company’s own expense.
  • Pens and notepads are not to be provided as inserts (see separate opportunity above).

$1,900

Early confirmation of your sponsorship will ensure the highest level of exposure in the Congress extensive promotional campaign.

If you are interested in becoming an IGC-IRC 2020 Sponsor, please download our sponsorship prospectus  to complete the "Application to Sponsor" on page 23 or fill in the online sponsorship form by clicking here.