CISC ANNUAL CONFERENCE PARTNERS & EXHIBITORS
CISC 34th Annual Conference - 1-2 February 2024
Venue: The Vale Resort, Cardiff, CF72 8JY
The Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference is a dynamic and forward-thinking family of schools with members in England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Italy and Singapore. There are more than 120 schools in CISC and, in total, CISC schools educate more than 37,000 pupils from nursery age through to eighteen.
The CISC Annual Conference generally attracts in the region of 80-100 delegates, with an exhibition for around 20-25 businesses. This is one of the most popular educational conferences in the calendar: big enough to be worthwhile in terms of business leads with time enough to allow for meaningful conversations and relationships to be initiated. In addition, CISC organises a programme of short conferences and webinars for key groups of staff in CISC schools, such as heads, governors, deputies, bursars and Heads of RS.
The conference programme has been thoughtfully arranged to provide our sponsors and exhibitors with maximum exposure across the two days, with all refreshments and lunches being taken amongst the exhibitors. Exhibitor stands are 2.5m x 1m, and supplied with a covered tressle table and space for two chairs.
CISC is known for building meaningful and ongoing relationships with sponsors through reciprocally beneficial collaborations. As such, we have three sponsor relationships available across a broad range of cost options. There are also additional opportunities to sponsor key Conference events such as pre-dinner drinks or the Conference dinner, creating additional exposure for your organisation.
Headline and Supporting Sponsor opportunities
Our Headline and Supporting Sponsors are an integral part of maintaining our charity and the work we do. Their valuable contribution enables CISC to continue to grow and reach out to Catholic Independent Schools across the globe, inspiring and supporting a community of schools with shared faith, beliefs and values. The relationship we have with our sponsors is very much a tailored approach, working with individual companies to create a bespoke package that meets everyone’s shared vision.
Sponsor arrangements are provided in the CISC Partnership Prospectus. If you are interested in joining CISC as a partner, please contact us and we will be pleased to discuss your requirements and make your stand reservation for you.
What are the benefits of an exhibitor relationship to you?
- Extensive formal and informal opportunities to meet with delegates in one of the friendliest and welcoming educational conferences
- An exhibition stand at the annual conference, plus non residential day delegate conference package (Thursday luncheon, conference dinner plus luncheon on Friday) for one colleague
- A full page in the Digital Exhibitors’ Brochure
- Conference dinner for one with leaders and contacts included in your package
- Promotional opportunities throughout the year through our CISC Newsletter
What is the cost to be an Exhibitor?
- A one-off payment of £945
- A 5% discount will be applied to early bookings received before Friday 27 October 2023 (stand rates only)
Bed & breakfast accommodation, additional exhibitors attending and conference dinners can all be booked as extras to the standard Exhibitor Package (early discount not applicable).
What should you do next?
Further information, including our terms and conditions, is available in the CISC Partnership Prospectus. Please read before submitting your booking and making payment.
- Complete your booking online, payment is taken at the time of booking.
Exhibitors who have completed their booking by the early booking deadline will receive a 5% discount on the stand rate. No exceptions or extensions to the deadline will be provided to secure the discounted rate.
Preferred payment is by debit/credit card online through Trybooking. Should you require an invoice, please use the discount code ‘BACS’ at checkout. An invoice will be issued to you for payment.
The full cost of the exhibition stand must be fully paid within 14 days after invoice. Any stand space not fully paid for in 14 days will be returned for re-sale and discounted rates revoked.
Discount applies to exhibition stands only and is not applicable to sponsorship packages, accommodation or additional delegates.
Stands can be chosen at the point of booking and may not be altered once secured.
Please note that we cannot guarantee exclusivity to exhibitors for the services they provide. Exclusivity may be provided to Headline and Supporting Sponsors by arrangement, please contact us for more information.
To ensure that services of a similar nature are evenly distributed in the exhibition space, we may contact you to discuss a change of stand location after your booking has been made. Priority will be provided to those who book first.
CISC reserve the right to amend stand locations and layout.
All exhibitors will be subject to approval by the CISC Committee and in accordance with the values and mission of the charity. We reserve the right to cancel and refund in full any bookings made.
The Vale Resort
Hensol Rd, Hensol, Pontyclun, CF72 8JY