Edinburgh 2023 - GEO's 24th Annual Conference
Edinburgh 2023 - GEO's 24th Annual Conference

Sponsor GEO’s 24th Annual Conference

Edinburgh 19 – 21 April 2023 | Virtual May 2023

Sponsor Opportunities

Our flagship conference is where the best equity minds meet. It brings together academics, thought leaders, stock plan experts and policy makers from across the globe to explore best practice in equity compensation and work together to drive a vision for future employee share ownership.

Sponsors can access a wide range of promotional opportunities across educational and networking sessions and fantastic brand profile before, during and after the event.

Our Sponsorship Packages

Sponsor packages for companies of all sizes and budgets are available.

If you are interested in an opportunity that you do not see listed, please contact us — we welcome new suggestions and ideas on how to adapt our packages to more effectively meet your goals.

All prices quoted are plus UK VAT.

Sponsorship Terms and Conditions.

Choice of premium sponsor item:

  • Wednesday Opening Reception & Evening Event on 19 April 2023
  • Exclusive Sponsorship of the 2023 GEO Award Presentations and Dinner on 20 April 2023
  • Post conference summary thought leadership brochure distributed to all GEO members and promoted to non-members via email and social media, session materials and recordings

Diamond level benefits:

  • 20’ x 10’ exhibition booth with preferential placement
  • Branded sail at event venue entrance
  • Four complimentary Conference passes
  • 15% registration discount for clients and contacts1
  • Acknowledgement in Conference opening and closing remarks
  • Ability to make two minutes of remarks during conference
  • Full-page ad in GEO Awards Winner Book2
  • Sponsor badge ribbons with sponsor level designation

Plus standard sponsor package benefits:

  • One attendee bag insert
  • Sponsor branding in Conference marketing emails, on the GEO website and on-site
  • Company description in the Conference program guide2
  • Company description on GEO website
  • Pre-Conference registration list3
  • Post-Conference attendee list3
  • Use of our sponsor logo and email signature block
  • Mobile App branding, including logo, rotating advert, company description and link to company designated URL

Choice of sponsor item:

  • Badge lanyards
  • Attendee bag
  • Event schedule, presentation links, and session surveys are accessed via the app
  • Opening Keynote Speaker

Sapphire level benefits:

  • Two complimentary Conference passes
  • 15% registration discount for clients and contacts1
  • Full-page ad in GEO Awards Winner Book2
  • Sponsor badge ribbons with sponsor level designation

Plus standard sponsor package benefits:

  • 10’ x 10’ exhibition booth with preferential placement
  • One attendee bag insert
  • Sponsor branding in Conference marketing emails, on the GEO website and on-site
  • Company description in the Conference program guide2
  • Company description on GEO website
  • Pre-Conference registration list3
  • Post-Conference attendee list3
  • Use of our sponsor logo and email signature block
  • Mobile App branding, including logo, rotating advert, company description and link to company designated URL

Choice of sponsor item:

  • Closing Keynote Speaker and Lunch
  • Thursday Keynote Speaker
  • Thursday Lunch
  • Vinyl branded tops of high bistro tables in exhibit hall
  • Issuer Council and Luncheon Sessions
  • Branded Seat Caps
    Have your brand on all attendees’ minds throughout the entire conference thanks to branded seat caps on all high back chairs for the conference meals in the exhibit hall.

Emerald level benefits:

  • Two complimentary Conference passes
  • 15% registration discount for clients and contacts1
  • Sponsor badge ribbons with sponsor level designation

Plus standard sponsor package benefits:

  • 10’ x 10’ exhibition booth with preferential placement
  • One attendee bag insert
  • Sponsor branding in Conference marketing emails, on the GEO website and on-site
  • Company description in the Conference program guide2
  • Company description on GEO website
  • Pre-Conference registration list3
  • Post-Conference attendee list3
  • Use of our sponsor logo and email signature block
  • Mobile App branding, including logo, rotating advert, company description and link to company designated URL

Choice of sponsor items:

  • GEO Conference registration desk
  • Conference networking break: Choice of morning or afternoon break on Thursday, or morning break on Friday
  • Shirts for GEO Team
  • Conference flowers

Ruby level benefits:

  • Two complimentary Conference passes
  • 15% registration discount for clients and contacts1
  • Sponsor badge ribbons with sponsor level designation

Plus standard sponsor package benefits:

  • 10’ x 10’ exhibition booth with preferential placement
  • One attendee bag insert
  • Sponsor branding in Conference marketing emails, on the GEO website and on-site
  • Company description in the Conference program guide2
  • Company description on GEO website
  • Pre-Conference registration list3
  • Post-Conference attendee list3
  • Use of our sponsor logo and email signature block
  • Mobile App branding, including logo, rotating advert, company description and link to company designated URL

Ability to insert item in Attendee Bag. Suggested items include:

  • Highlighters
  • Pens
  • Luggage tags
  • Notebook pads
  • Water bottles
  • Mobile chargers
  • To-go hot drink mugs
  • Marketing flyers

All expenses associated with insert item to be incurred by sponsor. Item must be pre-approved by GEO.

Additional benefits:

  • 10’ x 10’ exhibition booth with preferential placement
  • Two complimentary Conference passes
  • Sponsor badge ribbons with sponsor level designation

Plus standard sponsor package benefits:

  • Sponsor branding in Conference marketing emails, on the GEO website and on-site
  • Company description in the Conference program guide2
  • Company description on GEO website
  • Pre-Conference registration list3
  • Post-Conference attendee list3
  • Use of our sponsor logo and email signature block
  • Mobile App branding, including logo, rotating advert, company description and link to company designated URL

Benefits:

  • 10’ x 10’ exhibition booth with preferential placement
  • Two complimentary Conference passes
  • Sponsor badge ribbons with sponsor level designation
  • Company description in the Conference program guide2
  • Pre-Conference registration list3
  • Post-Conference attendee list3
  • Mobile App branding, including logo, company description and link to company designated URL
  • Use of our exhibitor graphic and email signature image

Upgrades:

  • 150-word company description on GEO website - $350

Full Page Ad in GEO Awards Winner Book2

$1,850

Rotating Ad in Mobile App

$2,500

App Push Notifications

Send an alert or update to attendees and fellow exhibitors/sponsors with a custom push notification. Attendees receive messages as long as they have the application on their device.

$500 per notification

Attendee Bag Insert

$3,500

Outreach Email to GEO Membership

Distributed by GEO
Limited to 6 opportunities

Conference Sponsor $3,950
Non-sponsor $4,950

EICC External Branded Sail

PVC material, H 6980mm x W 990mm
Limited opportunities

$4,950

Branded Pillar Wraps:

Outdoor External EICC

H 3000mm x W 2350mm
Limited opportunities

$3,950

In EICC GEO Registration Foyer

Limited opportunities

$2,950

In EICC GEO Plenary Foyer

Limited opportunities

$1,950

Premium GEO Awards table reservation with Prosecco toast

Available to Ruby sponsors and above only

Early Discount $3,500
Regular Rate $4,000

Video Commercial (Sessions)

Record a short 30-second video commercial to be played at the start of a selected session.

Limited to ten opportunities at the start of selected breakout sessions

$2,500

All expenses associated with the video to be incurred by sponsor. Video must be pre-approved by GEO.

Sponsored Tech Demo Sessions – Private Space

Show off your solution and demonstrate your products in a private area during lunch on Thursday. GEO will provide A/V and WiFi, as well as promote and announce your session.

Limited to two opportunities, sponsoring/exhibiting firms only

$10,000

Sponsored Roundtable Discussion Forums – Private Space

This is a unique opportunity to dive deep with attendees by sponsoring a 50-minute roundtable discussion centered on a topic that is critical to the employee ownership agenda. You may choose your own topic or work with GEO to craft one.

You are required to submit your facilitation ideas, questions and activities and what insights and knowledge the audience will gain as a direct result of participating in the roundtable or workshop.

A GEO content director will be assigned to partner with you on the design of your roundtable session.

Limited to three opportunities

$10,000

Thought Leadership Presentation – Main Stage*

A quick-fire presentation that is positioned in the event to allow for premium exposure and follow up. Session is 15 minutes in front of the entire audience and is conducted on the main stage of the Exhibit Hall. This Thought Leadership Session is intended to spark the interest of the group and create organic follow up conversations to solidify the message. This session is a great way to increase exposure without a full presentation.

Limited to four opportunities

*In the Exhibit Hall or other area at GEO’s discretion.

$15,000

General Session Chair Drop

Provide a special gift that GEO will place on attendees’ chairs at a Keynote

Limited to two opportunities

$5,000

All expenses associated with giveaway item to be incurred by sponsor. Item must be pre-approved by GEO.

Water Station Branding and Water Bottles

Display your brand at the conference water stations and provide reusable water bottles with your logo

$15,000

All expenses associated with the water bottles to be incurred by sponsor. Item must be pre-approved by GEO.

Escalator Branding

Place your brand on each side of two high-traffic escalators during the event

$8,000

Branded Floor Stickers

Brand the floor stickers that lead attendees to their sessions and other activities

Limited to four opportunities

$POA

Mobile App Attendee Polling Question

Get attendee feedback with one poll question of your choice during the panel-event-sponsorship

$1,500

1 Discount from regular conference rate, appropriate member category will apply. 2 May be produced virtually. 3 Inclusive of emails, opt-in only, for one-time use.

Contact Us to Find the Perfect Opportunity

All sponsorship opportunities are first come, first served from the date payment is received.

Don’t delay, contact our team to align your brand with the leading global non-profit and secure the best opportunities for your business.

What Sponsors Say

"GEO events present my company with many sought after opportunities with potential clients, as well as partnerships with other service providers."

Partner

Radford

"The level of the attendees, international angle and the all-encompassing agenda brings me back each year."

Director, LTI Plan Management

Banque Transatlantique

"The caliber of GEO attendees and the tight network that exists within the organization has been the basis of many long-lasting professional relationships in my career."

Director, Advanced Solutions

Morgan Stanley at Work