[OSGeo-Conf] Question Period - Dates & Sponsorship

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 10:53:19 PST 2015

Hi Bonn and Dublin


You have both gone for dates in mid to late August (Bonn 24th, Dublin 17th) - have you considered the impact on attendance from European delegates during our traditional summer holiday season? Is there really much problem with clashing with InterGeo? Might be worth polling past delegates. What are the implications of moving to September


There is a massive difference in sponsorship expectations

Bonn sponsorship is very cautious at €41.5k which is good at this stage, can you give a slightly more optimistic feel for what you think you might achieve in x Platinum, y Gold type format - no names although I would expect you to be able to confirm a 2:1 target ratio minimum (i.e. if you think you will have 2 Golds you need a minimum of 4 targets to approach)

Dublin sponsorship is very ambitious at €198k particularly as you also intend to charge €40k for exhibition space. How have you arrived at these figures? Note that 2013 was an exceptionally fortunate year which may not be a basis to model your sponsorship in Dublin. If you only achieved the Bonn level of sponsorship and exhibition income you would make a crashing loss, how can you mitigate this risk?

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