CONNECT CONFERENCE 2024


About the North West Skills Development Network

An innovative learning and development network, offering development opportunities from apprentice through to director level.

About the conference

The North West Connect Conference is an annual event for NHS Senior Digital Leaders and Chief Clinical Information Officers (CCIO).

The Conference attracts 150 to 200 senior digital leaders and CCIO colleagues from across the North West and is an integral part of how the Network builds stronger partner relationships.

The NW annual Conference is being held on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May 2024 at the Grand Hotel, Blackpool.

Why should you get involved?
  • Key opportunity to engage with and showcase products and services to senior digital leaders and Chief Clinical Information Officers in the NHS
  • Opportunity to strengthen your relationship with current customers/clients
  • Provides an opportunity to increase your profile within the health sector
  • Exhibitor profiles will be included on the Skills Development Network app
  • Our fees are competitive so as to attract a wide range of exhibitors
  • Your support is important to us and contributes to the success of the event
Exhibition information

Exhibition space

Each Exhibitor booking includes the following:

  • 4m x 2m for Premium space
  • 3m x 2m for Standard space
  • 1 x 1.8m table covered, plus 2 chairs, if required
  • Access to electric sockets
  • Wi-fi access via venue
Sponsorship Policy

Click here to view a copy of our sponsorship policy

Exhibition Sponsorship Package Details Price

PACKAGE A – Premium Exhibition Stand Space – Full Conference

Opportunity to showcase your products/services to NHS senior digital leaders and Chief Clinical Information Officers from across the North West.

In collaboration with a North West NHS organisation, 20 minute session at the conference to demonstrate 'Best Practice'

Company branding on front cover of A5 conference notebooks, conference holding slides, conference signage and Skills Development Network app.

Includes two full conference delegate passes. Full Conference includes Thursday day, Thursday dinner, Thursday accommodation and Friday day.

NB: Two additional sponsorship packages may be purchased when a Premium package is purchased (this could be two packages or a package and 2 additional delegate passes) – see below.

£5300

PACKAGE B – Standard Exhibition Stand Space – Full Conference

Opportunity to showcase your product/services to NHS senior digital leaders and Chief Clinical Information Officers from across the North West.

Company branding on the Skills Development Network app

Includes two full conference delegate passes. Full Conference includes Thursday day, Thursday dinner, Thursday accommodation and Friday day.

NB: One additional sponsorship package may be purchased when a Standard package is purchased (this could be one package or 2 additional delegate passes) – see below.

£2800

Other Sponsorship Opportunities Details Price

The following additional sponsorship opportunities also include:

  • Branding and company profile included on conference app
  • Two full conference delegate passes. Full conference includes Thursday day, Thursday dinner, Thursday accommodation and Friday day.

NB: a maximum of 1 package can be purchased except for Premium sponsors who can purchase 2.

Power banks

Company branding printed on the power banks.

£3000
Drinks on Tables (Conference Dinner)

Company branding displayed on tables at dinner

£3000

Water Bottles

Company branding printed on water bottles

£2000
Table at Conference Dinner

Company branding prominent on dinner table, option to invite up to 8 conference delegates to sit at the table (We will endeavour to accommodate requested delegates at your table wherever possible).

£2000
Pre-dinner Drinks Reception

Company branding printed on drinks vouchers

£1500

Registration Desk

Company branding on registration signage, increased visibility with delegates as they arrive, area for company literature to be displayed

£1000

Name Badges

Company branding printed on name badges

£700

Hand Sanitisers

Company branding printed on hand sanitisers

£700

Phone Ring Holders

Company branding printed on phone ring holders

£700
Additional Sponsors Attendance Rates (per person) Price

Full Conference Attendance
(incl. Thursday Day, Conference Dinner, Thursday Accommodation, Friday Day)

NB: only available with package A or B

£250

NEXT STEPS

  1. To select a sponsorship package click on the Book a Sponsor Package link to go to the Connect on-line booking.
  2. Enter your details, including your invoice address, and then click submit to go through to selecting the package(s) you would like to sponsor.
  3. Select the sponsorship packages required and click continue.
  4. Enter Delegate information including any special requirements and click 'Submit delegate information'.
  5. You will then be asked to enter a PO number, if you require one, and your details to authorise the booking. If you are raising a purchase order, the address to send it to is:
    Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    RWW Receivables B209
    PO BOX 312
    Leeds
    LS11 1HP
  6. Once completed please check your order and click 'Place order'.
  7. A confirmation of your booking will be sent to you.
  8. Full conference details will follow in due course.

If you have any queries, please contact lucie.bottell@nhs.net