[Marketing] FIG conference and exhibition 2017

Kari Salovaara kari.salovaara at pp1.inet.fi
Thu Dec 22 01:15:48 PST 2016


thank You of quick and precise answer.
We'll not to disturb You with this kind of questions anymore.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Kari Salovaara

22.12.2016, 1:51, Cameron Shorter kirjoitti:
> Hi Kari,
> Historically the marketing committee has not paid for conference booth
> and conference events. The reasoning was that there are many worthy
> conferences which OSGeo should be at, and OSGeo, as a volunteer
> organisation, doesn't have the budget to pay for stands at them all.
> However, budget had been set aside for marketing material, especially
> banners and the like which can be reused.
> Conferences will benefit from having OSGeo present. Delegates are
> interested in Open Source options.
> In the past, many conferences have provided OSGeo with a free booth.
> (I suggest asking for this). Sometimes some local businesses have
> shared their booth with OSGeo.
> I suggest also offering to provide OSGeo related presentations. Maybe
> you will wish to present a variant on:
> https://live.osgeo.org/en/presentation/index.html#/
> https://live.osgeo.org/en/presentation/abstract.txt
> On 22/12/2016 7:30 AM, Kari Salovaara wrote:
>> Dear Board and Marketing Committee,
>> For Your information:
>> FIG (International Federation for Surveyors, http://fig.net/ ) is
>> organizing their conference and exhibition ( http://fig.net/fig2017/ )
>> in Helsinki, Finland May 29 - June 2 2017 (exhibition May 30 to June 1).
>>  From their website:
>> "It is the largest and most prestigious conference of surveying
>> professionals in 2017, this time held in Finland. We expect 800–1,000
>> surveying and spatial experts from around 70–80 countries. The week-long
>> conference offers a mix of interesting plenary and technical sessions
>> and workshops, a trade exhibition and a variety of side events and
>> social functions. The technical programme will consist of around 350
>> presentations within the field of surveying including best practice and
>> new research."
>> OSGeo Finland asks Marketing Committee if You have intention to
>> participate this exhibition? See http://fig.net/fig2017/exhibition.htm
>> for costs and vennue.
>> I (as chair to OSGeo Finland) and our vice chairman discussed that we
>> can take part to this event by giving helping hand in daily work and
>> activities (at least 50% of the time), and we can manage the local
>> duties needed to get OSGeo presentation booth "running".
>> We have members who manage several languages (min.Fin,Swe,Eng) and are
>> GIS professionals who can participate to be present at booth.
>> Unfortunately our society is small and new and thus our finances don't
>> let us to pay any fees or other payments for exhibition booth or make or
>> print any material so this would stay duty for OSGeo Foundation.
>> And to get material; banners, USB sticks/DVD, brochures?
>> If You are interested to partipate and see the cooperation with OSGeo
>> Finland would benefit the common goal, please don't hesitate to contact
>> me kari.salovaara(at)pp1.inet.fi or our vice chairman Pekka Sarkola
>> pekka.sarkola(at)iki.fi
>> Best regards,
>> Kari Salovaara
>> OSGeo Finland
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