VALA2018 Sponsorship and Exhibition Proposal


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VALA2018 will be held in Melbourne on 13-15 February 2018 to an audience of over 1,000 participants. We invite you to attend to showcase your organisation’s outstanding products and services.

VALA2018 will provide our industry with education, awareness and expertise about products and services that benefit the sector now and in the future. This is your opportunity to reach new clients and decision-makers, network with your industry colleagues, and build existing relationships through your involvement in a proven and valued conference and exhibition experience.

For VALA2018, our Exhibition and Sponsorship packages have been designed with you – our industry partners – in mind, taking on your feedback from previous conferences to offer a combination of stand-alone and custom offers. Your business is important to us, and if you would like to tailor a package to suit your specific marketing needs, don’t hesitate to contact our Conference Managers to discuss your requirements.

On behalf of the VALA2018 Committee, we look forward to you being part of this dynamic event and outstanding business opportunity.

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Lynette Lewis
VALA President

Lynette Lewis



Sponsorship and Exhibition packages are now available for VALA2018, offering your business the opportunity to showcase your products and services, reach new clients and decision-makers, network with your industry colleagues and build on existing relationships.

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Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus

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.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

To help your company build relationships with present and potential customers, the program 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 in the Prospectus.

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Exhibition Opportunities

Exhibitors can select from our popular Upgraded Exhibition Stands or the Standard Exhibition Stand; raw space is available for those seeking a custom build. First-time exhibitors are invited to join the VALA Marketplace in the economical Exhibition Pods, a new feature of the VALA2018 exhibition hall.

Check out the Exhibition Opportunities available in the Prospectus.

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VALA2018 Exhibition

The exhibition is an integral element of the Conference and will provide the market place for valuable networking and education and the opportunity to meet face to face with your target audience. Located on a single level in the Exhibition Centre bays, adjacent to the plenary hall and other session rooms, the exhibition will be fully integrated into the Conference program with all catering breaks served in the exhibition hall.

We encourage you to book early. Click on the icons or select from the menu to view the Prospectus, download the Exhibition Floor plan, or simply apply online.

What Exhibitors Say

  • VALA attracts higher calibre and more relevant attendees”
  • VALA is a superior event and our first priority”
  • VALA hits the mark for our target audience”
  • VALA Conference App is the best example we’ve seen to date”
  • We had a great stand and great support at VALA2016”
  • We heard from our clients that we had to be at VALA”



VALA2018 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13 – 15 February 2018.

The VALA2018 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.

VALA2018 Marketing Reach

With over 1,800 active supporters, VALA is a strong network of professionals working in the information technology and libraries field. VALA2018 will be marketed through print, electronic and social media to ensure maximum exposure for your organisation, including:-


The VALA2018 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.

VALA2018 Mobile App

The VALA2018 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 2016, over 11,000 tweets were generated during the 3 days of conference. Regular VALA2018 updates including sponsor information and links will be posted.


VALA2018 will be promoted through other advertising avenues including industry publications, other related events, media releases and other websites.

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 VALA2018 Conference Office.