[OSGeo-Conf] Booth for local chapters at FOSS4G 2010

Venka venka.osgeo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 20:57:34 EST 2010

Hi Lorenzo and All,

We are waiting for some feedback for my
mail below and more information about
exhibition booth at FOSS4G-2010.

Best regards


Venka wrote:
> Hi Lorenzo,
> On 2010/02/25 3:31, Lorenzo Becchi wrote:
> ...
>> is this a japanese  or indian question?
>> I cannot see question marks ;)
> Sorry about missing the question marks.
> This is a question related to Jaapanese
> Chapter. Does it make a difference if
> was an Indian Question?
>> anyway, it's natural that local chapter is supported by local companies.
>> So, if your poster has the logo of the companies it's a normal thing.
>> But if you want to promote the companies sharing one booth you will be
>> charged with company price, does it make sense?
> There has been a lot of activity in the Japanese
> Local Chapter since FOSS4G2009. Several FOSS4G
> related projects are being carried out with
> funding form MEXT (Japan Ministry of Education
> and Training) and these projects are jointly
> done with private companies in Japan. The
> booth costs will be supported by mostly from
> project funds and payment could be made by
> the Japanese local chapter (with is non-profit and
> not that rich)
> We would consider two booths side-by-side if
> it is priced as non-profit. We would like to
> show local chapter activities (software demos,
> documentation development, books, localization,
> conference activities etc.) and also have poster,
> brochures, souvenirs of companies and
> universities that have been promoting the
> Local Chapter activities over the years.
> All the stuff that we will be promoting/displaying
> will be FOSS4G based solutions.
> On behalf of the Japan Local Chapter, I would like
> to request for non-profit pricing in light of
> the explanation above. I would also like to mention
> that like most Local Chapters, the Japanese one is
> also not flush with funds and with the economic
> slowdown, it is not easy to get sponsorship from
> private companies. So the chapter activities are
> mainly supported by research project funds.
> I understand that if the LoC kindly agrees for
> non-profit pricing, the Japan local chapter will
> be charged 2500Euros for two booth and this price
> includes the VAT. In FOSS4G2009, LoC charged extra
> for Internet and insurance. We would like to get
> a final quote for non-profits, so that we could
> discuss and finalize Japanese Local Chapter Booths
> Best regards
> Venka

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