How it Works
The Forum is free to delegates, Gerrard Consulting organise and host, Susan Windsor manages the programme, and the Institute of Directors as venue for the annual Summit. So there is some organisation, but it really is minimal.
We are dependent on sponsorship to fund the venue and refreshments (and a drink or two at the end of day).
For the quarterly events with SIX discussion slots we need three sponsors.
What the Sponsor Gets
In the initial mailshot 5-6 weeks prior to the event we email the Gerrard Consulting mailing list - around 4,000 active addresses worldwide, plus the 500+ past attendees. We encourage you to use your own website/maillists to market the event.
You get your a link from the Forum home page. Our web page is uktmf.com. This will be permanent – there are no pay-per-click arrangements etc.
You get copious thanks/appreciation on the day.
We don’t rent exhibition space for stands etc. But we would encourage you to bring one or two pop-up banners for your session room and/or the breakout area.
If you want to facilitate a discussion on a topic of interest to the group that's fine, as long as they are discussion topics rather than sales pitches!
It's definitely a tools/sales pitch-free zone. You should regard the motivation for sponsoring to be the 'kudos' for being a contributor to moving the industry on. We believe it is most valuable as a networking/awareness/market research event.
We encourage you to advertise the Forum to your prospects/customers, and bring a colleague or two.