2016 Conference Sponsorship Information


Renewal: A New Era for International Development Professionals

Canadian Association of International Development Professionals

Annual Conference

May 9-10, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario


Sponsorship Information


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Incorporated in 1993, the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) is a non-profit organization with a mission to support its members in the delivery of international development. 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.

These objectives work to support CAIDP's vision “to support effective international development through the expertise of our members and partnerships”.

As part of its mandate to educate and professionally develop its members, CAIDP holds an annual conference featuring informative speakers and hands-on training.

For more information about the organization, please visit: http://www.caidp-rpcdi.ca.

CAIDP's Membership

More than 85% of conference goers are CAIDP members, an elite group of private consultants and organizations working in the sphere of international development. 

CAIDP’s membership base is composed of Canada’s leading international development professionals. These well skilled, well-travelled individuals and organizations offer services and guidance to intergovernmental agencies such as the United Nations multi-lateral banks such as the World Bank, and countless aid agencies.

Our corporate members are of particular importance as they are often in positions of influence with governmental organizations and multilateral banks. They also transact millions of dollars in international business annually. 

As a sponsor of the annual gathering of CAIDP members you will have unprecedented access and exposure to our membership. 

We have a unique database of members where 60% earn more than $75,000 annually. Are highly educated, with 88% holding a Master’s degree or higher. Moreover, they are well traveled with some taking more than 20 international flights a year. 

Have specific questions about our membership? Don’t hesitate to ask, we regularly administer surveys to ensure we have the most accurate data.

Annual Conference

Is a new era dawning? Do we have the skills and tools to meet the emerging challenges? Our conference will address the changes in the global context and the implications for international development practice and for Canadian development professionals more specifically. The conference is to offer Canadian development professionals the practical information, advice and connections they need to succeed in these changing times. For more information about the conference or to view the conference program please visit the following page: www.caidp-rpcdi.ca/2016-conference.

Captivating Speakers

CAIDP’s annual conference continues to deliver impressive, note-worthy speakers year after year. Some of our more notable speakers have included leader of the New Democratic Party, Thomas Mulcair, former Prime Minister of Canada Rt. Hon., Joe Clark, and United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Thomas Gass. This year’s roster of speakers promises to be no less exciting. Our program this year features Margaret Biggs and Huguette Labelle, both past Presidents of CIDA. Additionally we’ll host influential representatives from Global Affairs Canada, World Bank, United Nations, Canadian Red Cross and many more. As a conference sponsor you are afforded exceptional access to these captivating individuals as well as benefit from positive brand association.

Increasing Your Visibility

As a sponsor, we ensure your brand is well represented on our website, in our member communications and on all printed materials, as well as visibly displayed throughout the conference venue. We also offer the opportunity for unique branding opportunites at social events and conference sessions. For a complete breakdown of our sponsorship opportunities we welcome you to have a look at the complete listing below of Sponsorship Levels.

Conference Streams

*  Sustainable Development Goals

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) marks a new era in the field of International Development. The SDGs form a transformative agenda that takes the onus of development off the shoulders of developing countries and places it upon the whole world. The SDGs reinforce the ideals that as Canadians we have a responsibility to the rest of the world to help them develop. This stream focuses on how professionals can work within the framework of the SDGs to drive
meaningful change.

*  Skills and Tools 

A new era means practioners must equip themselves with a new skillset to meet changing demands. The Skills and Tools stream offers workshops that prepare international development professionals for the challenges that lay ahead. From navigating the world of social media and networking to how to keep yourself safe when facing disaster, this stream offers the essential skills for surviving and securing contracts at home and abroad. We’ve gathered professionals from around the world to provide expertise on duty of care, networking and performance management.

*  Partnering and Financing

The Post-2015 Development Agenda relies heavily on forging partnerships and innovative financing. In this stream we bring together leaders from multilateral development banks, such as the World Bank and change champions from partnership organizations such as DEVEX and Global Affairs Canada. We ensure that members have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with these influential speakers and draw from independent consultants who have learned how best to navigate the system. This stream is a must for anyone looking to be successful in international development.

For more sponsorship information please download our Sponsorship Package or contact Kanika Thakar

Click here to sponsor the 2016 Conference online.

Sponsorship Levels

We offer a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities to accommodate organizations of any size.  We also welcome unique branding opportunities, such as branded conference bags or sponsored receptions. Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Let us know and we will be happy to pull together a sponsorship proposal that better meets your needs.

For more information please contact Kanika Thakar