2018 Conference Sponsorship Information
Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) in collaboration with the Canadian Council of International Law (CCIL) is proud to present:
January 22-23, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario
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.
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.
2018 Annual Conference
In mid-2017, Canada announced its new foreign policy priorities in diplomacy and defence, in trade and in international development. Together these policies set out Canada's international position, and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals it is a holistic position. Does our community of development professionals have the skills needed? How should we work with other professionals, including legal and human rights practitioners prepare to ensure Canada delivers the best possible international assistance programming? 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: https://www.caidp-rpcdi.ca/2018-conference-concept-note.
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. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs has been invited to deliver the opening keynote, and our program this year features Rakeshj Ranjani, Director, Civic Engagement and Government, FORD Foundation and high level speakers from Global Affairs Canada, the United Nations, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations and international development services firms. As of today, our guest speaker list includes:
• Hussein Amery - Universalia
• Gillian Barth - Care Canada
• Alex Brunton - W.F. Baird & Associates
• Mazen Chouieib – CLIC
• Etienne Grall - Export Development Canada
• David Heath and Stephen Kester, Evaluation and Results Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
• Ted Jackson - ET Jackson Associates
• Sonia Laszlo, ISID/McGill
• Hunter McGill - McCleod Group
• Paul LaRose Edwards - CANADEM
• Mark Lusignan, Sebastien Lamoureux and Guylaine Carrière - Grants and Contributions Management (Global Affairs Canada)
• Rohinton Medora - Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
• Jean-Paul Ruszkowski - Parliamentary Centre
• Cheyanne Scharbakte-Church – Tufts University
• Jess Tomlin - Match International Women’s Fund
• Jeannette Tramhel – Organization of American States (OAS)
And the list continues to build ......
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.
Canada’s new Foreign Policy
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a watershed in the global development agenda. The pledge to leave no one behind relates closely to three important dimensions of the 2030 Agenda: poverty, inclusiveness and inequality. The Feminist International Assistance Policy outlines the Canadian government feminist approach to international assistance, as focused on delivering a human rights-based and inclusive policies and programs, challenging unequal power relations to best empower girls and women. Canada is launching a new Development Financing Institution. How does Canada’s foreign policy support us to deliver our commitments under the SDGs and how will we as professionals help this effort? Find out during high level discussions featuring many key thinkers.
Skills and Tools
The Skills and Tools stream offers workshops that prepare international development professionals for the challenges ahead. Featured this year are changes in development evaluation and opportunities for legal professionals to contribute to inclusive governance, the rule of law and other underpinnings of development.
Partnering and Finance
Again this year we ensure that member have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our influential speakers and draw from the experiences of those who have learned to navigate the system. Global Affairs Contracting specialists will talk about upcoming opportunities and changes in processes to contracting with the department. Doing business with international development institutions and non-traditional partners is also feature. 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 Gayle McClelland.
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 Gayle McClelland