2013 Conference Sponsorship Information

“The Changing Landscape for Canadian International Development Professionals

April 17 & 18, 2013 - River Building, Carleton University, Ottawa ON

Sponsorship Information

Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP)

About CAIDP

The Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) was incorporated as a non-profit organization in February 1993.  It is a voluntary organization run by and for its members. The objectives of the association are to:

  • Foster excellence in international development consulting
  • Promote the collective professional interests of international development consultants
  • Provide a forum for members to exchange professional information and engage in professional development
  • Give a voice to the international development consulting community.

The Vision for CAIDP is “to support effective international development through the expertise of our members and partnerships” and its Mission statement is that it “is dedicated to supporting the involvement of its members in the design and delivery of overseas development aid”.

See our website at http://www.caidp-rpcdi.ca for more information.

The Changing World of International Development Consulting

The environment for international development and for the procurement of development services is changing in ways that have negatively affected the Canadian development professionals who make up CAIDP’s membership.  Fewer development services contracts are available from traditional clients like CIDA, and more funds are flowing via multilateral institutions and national governments.  In addition, under the WTO-AGP bilateral agencies are increasingly tendering for services under international competitive bidding.

The 4th CAIDP Conference is co-sponsored by Sprott Business School at Carleton University and is designed to provide informative sessions on trends and markets, as well as professional and business development for individuals and firms.

Topics

The proposed program includes sessions on the following topics:

  • Trends in International Development
  • Working with CIDA
  • Working in Conflict Zones
  • New Markets for Canadian Development Specialists
  • Using Quality Management Systems to Achieve Excellence in Development Assistance
  • Private Sector in Development
  • Effective Proposals, CVs, and Social Media for Marketing Services
  • Working with the United Nations
  • So you Want to be an International Development Consultant
  • Evaluation Tools: Contribution Analysis

Speakers

Expert speakers and panelists are being invited from both Canada’s international development community and overseas:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
  • Canadian International Development Agency
  • Carleton University, McGill University, University of Ottawa
  • The McLeod Group
  • International Financial Institutions
  • United Nations
  • Master Card Foundation
  • Embassies of key recipient countries

Sponsorship Opportunities

As a sponsor, your company will be recognized in conference promotional materials before, during and after the conference. As well as exposure to the delegates your name will be seen by the professionals from the Government of Canada, IFIs, the UN and recipient countries who will be presenting at the conference. Depending on your level of sponsorship you are also eligible for extra benefits shown under sponsorship levels below.

All sponsors will receive:

  • Their name in numerous promotional events, packages and conference materials.
  • Company logo on conference banners and promotional content, pre-event and during the event.
  • Opportunity to provide company items and pamphlets for delegate packages.
  • Company name and logo featured on CAIDP’s website with a link to the organization’s website. 

Sponsorship Levels

Co-Sponsor $5000+

Co-sponsors the entire conference

  • Full page ad,
  • Year long presence as a co-sponsor on the Conference page of CAIDP’s website.

@ Platinum Sponsor $3,500 to $5,000

Sponsors a Keynote Address/Closing Plenary

  • Logo placement on the Conference page of CAIDP’s website for six months starting from the time of the conference
  • 1/2 page ad in conference program
  • Your corporate promotional material prominently displayed
  • Your corporate logo placed on all conference
  • Three Free conference passes

Gold Sponsor $2,500 to $3,500

Sponsors One Session or Opening Reception

  • Logo placement on the Conference page of CAIDP’s website for six months starting from the time of the conference.
  • 1/2 page ad in conference program
  • Your corporate promotional material prominently displayed
  • Your corporate logo placed on all conference material
  • Two free conference passes

Silver Sponsor $1,000 to $2,500

Sponsors One Session

  • Logo placement on the Conference page of CAIDP’s website for three months starting from the time of the conference.
  • 1/2 page ad in conference program
  • Listing as a sponsor on all conference material and website
  • Two free conference passes

Bronze Sponsor $500 to $1,000

Sponsors One Break

  • 1/4 page ad in conference program
  • Listing as sponsor on all conference collateral and website
  • One free conference pass

More Information

If you are interested in being involved in our conference, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information, to learn more about our conference, or to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.

For further information or questions, feel free to contact CAIDP at caidprpcdi@gmail.com or the Conference Organizer Nicole Alie at Nicole.Francine.Alie@gmail.com

To download the sponsorship form click here.

To sponsor the 2013 Conference online click here.