2015 Conference Sponsorship Information

International Cooperation Days 2015: “Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges"

The 2015 Join Conference between the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)

May 12-14, 2015 - Palais des Congrès, Place du Centre, Boulevard Maisonneuve, Gatineau, Quebec

To sponsor the 2015 Conference online click here.

Sponsorship Information

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.

International Cooperation Days 2015: “Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges"

This is the focus of the joint Annual Conference between the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) and the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC). Over three days, CAIDP and CCIC will bring together their respective memberships and welcome other participants to meet, discuss and learn from each other’s diverse perspectives and expertise.

Plenary sessions

The proposed program includes the following plenary sessions:

  • Inequality a discussion between UNIFOR and an international guest
  • Environment and Climate Change with Ms. Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of Auditor General of Canada and Dr. Catherine Potvin, Professor, Department of Biology, McGill University
  • Women’s Rights Panel with Fahima Hashim, Director of Salmmah, Sudan, Sarah Hendriks, Global Gender Advisor, Plan International and Diana Rivington, gender specialist, McLeod Group
  • Leave No One Behind: Indigenous Perspectives on the SDGs

Other Confirmed Speakers

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

  • His Excellency Dr. Sulley Gariba, Ghanaian High Commissioner to Canada on the Changing Role for Canadians in Development

  • Laura Dorling van der Oord, Advisor, Office of the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean, World Bank Group

  • Terrance S. Carter, B.A., LL.B., TEP, Carters Professional Corporation

  • Shannon Kindornay, Adjunct Research Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

  • Raul Zambrano, retired UNDP Global Lead and Policy Adviser in the ICT for Development, Access to information and e-governance

  • Jonas Mikkelsen, Head Finance and Strategic Planning, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Stockholm

  • Guy Racine, Senior Account Manager, Export Development Canada

  • Larry Hendricks, President and CEO of Hendricks & Associates

  • Nidhi Tandon, Networked Intelligence for Development

  • Scott Ruddick, Director of Security Services, MEDA

.... and there is much more to come!

Sponsorship Opportunities

As a sponsor of the Conference, your organization will be recognized in conference promotional materials before, during and after the conference. As well as exposure to the conference participants, your organization's name will be seen by the professionals from the Government of Canada, IFIs, the UN and recipient countries participants 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 benefit from:

  • Their organization's name and/or logo will be featured in numerous promotional pre-events materials and conference packages
  • Opportunity to display and distribute organization's promotional materials at a special Sponsors' Table
  • A receipt for the sponsorship
  • Organization's name and logo featured on CAIDP/CCIC's website with a link to the organization's website

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor $5,000

Identified as Sponsor of one of the Keynote addresses by Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Sponsorship acknowledged and noted in the program of the conference)

  • Exclusive use of a display table at the conference site during the two days of the conference
  • Organization's name and logo prominently displayed on back of conference folder (extra large size) and on sponsorship page of conference material
  • Three (3) free passes to the full conference and two (2) additional passes for the plenary events

Gold Sponsor $3,500

Identified as Sponsor of one of the Plenary sessions 1) "Inequality", 2) “Women’s Rights”,  3) “Climate Change” or 4) “Leaving No One Behind” (Sponsorship acknowledged when introducing the plenary session and noted in the program of the conference)

  • Organization's name and logo prominently displayed on back of conference folder (large size) and on sponsorship page of conference material
  • Two (2) free passes to the full conference and two (2) additional passes for the plenary events

Silver Sponsor $2,500

  • Organization's name and logo prominently displayed on back of conference folder (medium size) and on sponsorship page of conference material
  • Two (2) free passes to the full conference and one (1) additional pass for the plenary events

Bronze Sponsor $1,000

  • Organization's name and logo prominently displayed on back of conference folder (small size) and on sponsorship page of conference material
  • One (1) free passe to the full conference and one (1) additional pass for the plenary events

@ Copper Sponsor $500

  • Organization's name listed on sponsorship page of conference material
  • One (1) free pass to the full conference

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 Anjali Nundy at anundy@ccic.ca (613-241-7007 ext 321)

If you need a sponsorship form, please contact at this email: caidprpcdi@gmail.com 

To sponsor the 2015 Conference online click here.