VALA2016 Sponsorship and Exhibition Proposal

Report to Sponsors and Exhibitors

VALA2016 delivered a highly acclaimed and successful conference and exhibition attended by 1350 people, supported by extensive marketing and social media (#vala16 was the top trending hashtag in Australia and New Zealand, Top 6 in Singapore), generating over 900 business leads for the 80% of vendors who utilised the popular conference app.

VALA is indebted to the loyal and valued sponsors and exhibitors – the best vendors in the industry – who help to make VALA this region’s conference of choice.

Click HERE to view the summary report which provides a snapshot of VALA2016 for you, with our thanks.




Join us in Melbourne for VALA2016 Libraries, Technology and the Future. Expand your business through your participation in this highly respected biennial conference. Attracting a cross-section of information technology professionals in the libraries, galleries, archives and museum sectors, VALA2016 combines an excellent exhibition with a robust program of speakers and presentations.

The VALA2016 Conference is convened by VALA – Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc., and your partnership in this conference is essential. Together we can provide the industry knowledge, awareness and expertise about products and services that the information sector needs to know. Reach new clients, network and develop existing relationships through your involvement in a proven and highly valued conference and exhibition experience.

VALA prides itself on providing the right environment and opportunities for you. VALA2016 will be held again at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, utilising prime exhibition space and the facilities of the plenary and convention centre.

We want you to be right there with us as a sponsor or exhibitor. Choose from a broad selection of sponsorship and exhibition packages or contact us to tailor a package to suit.

On behalf of the VALA2016 Committee, we look forward to you being part of this dynamic event and outstanding business opportunity.

Kim Tairi
VALA President

 Kim Tairi



VALA2016 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9 – 11 February 2016.

The VALA2016 Exhibition Hall will be located in the Exhibition Centre bays which are adjacent to the plenary hall and other session rooms. The Exhibition will be held in a single level dedicated space with all delegate catering served within this area.


VALA2016 Conference

The VALA Biennial Conference is recognised as the premier library and information technology conference within this region. The conference attracts delegates and suppliers from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and beyond. The 2016 Conference promises to bring together over 1,000 participants to share technology breakthroughs, to discuss the latest trends with experts in the field and to experience the latest products from leading companies from across the globe.

Become a valued sponsor or exhibitor at VALA2016 and;

  • Participate in Australia’s premier library and technology education event
  • Gain significant brand exposure to over 1,000 participants from Australia and the world
  • Provide your customers with the opportunity to experience and learn about your product first hand by showcasing your products at the event
  • Strengthen brand awareness within the industry and increase customer understanding through face to face engagement
  • Maximise your time and resources by showcasing your organisation to key decision makers
  • Ensure your organisation stays up to date with current developments and new technologies on offer in order to stay ahead of the market
  • Build your industry network
  • Provide your key sales team with access to new knowledge and skills


VALA2016 Program

The VALA2016 program will showcase over 50 diverse Conference sessions presented by International and local experts. The Conference will be made up of concurrent and plenary sessions, with all catering breaks served in the Exhibition Hall to provide maximum attendance and traffic for exhibitors.


VALA2016 Marketing Reach

With over 1,000 active supporters, VALA is a strong network of professionals working in the information technology and libraries field. VALA2016 will be marketed through print, electronic and social media to ensure maximum exposure for your organisation, including:-


The VALA2016 website is a dedicated space for all information relating to the Conference. It is regularly updated and widely viewed, and includes current program and social information, alongside a dedicated page for sponsors and exhibitors where your details will be showcased. The VALA2016 Mobile App will be available for download prior to the Conference, providing sponsors with the opportunity to connect with delegates pre-and post- event.


VALA’s network is strongly connected through social media including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter – in 2014, over 23,000 tweets were generated during the 4 days of conference. Regular VALA2016 updates including sponsor information and links will be posted.


VALA2016 will be promoted through other advertising avenues including industry publications, promotion at other related events, media releases and other websites.


Sponsorship Opportunities

VALA2016 Apply to Sponsor

To help your company build relationships with present and potential customers, the programme provides many different opportunities for sponsorship participation. Individual sponsorship packages can be tailored to suit your budget and your marketing objectives.

Check out the Sponsorship Opportunities available.


Exhibition Opportunities

VALA2016 Apply to Exhibit

Design your own stand, select a Shell scheme upgrade package or take a standard package – the choice is yours.

Check out the Exhibition Opportunities available.


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Further information

For further information on any of the sponsorship or Exhibition packages on offer please contact Helen McGowan, Sponsorship and Exhibition Manager at or on +61 3 9645 6311 at the VALA2016 Conference Office.