Logo for VALA2010 Conference, 9 - 11 February at Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon Street
Southbank VIC 3006
Tel + 61 3 9235 8000
Fax + 61 3 9235 8001
Venue directions

For further enquiries regarding the VALA2010 Conference, please contact:

61 Danks Street West
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
T +61 3 9645 6311
F +61 3 9645 6322
E info@wsm.com.au


The VALA2010 15th Biennial Conference and Exhibition is the Australian forum where the use of technology in libraries and cultural institutions is discussed and will feature invited international and Australian keynote speakers, plenary and concurrent sessions and an exhibition featuring the latest products from leading suppliers.

The theme for this conference is CONNECTIONS CONTENT CONVERSATIONS. VALA2010 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia from 9-11 February 2010. We suggest you review this document in line with your marketing strategies at the earliest opportunity and act quickly to guarantee your choice of involvement and maximise your investment through promoting your organisation in the pre-conference marketing.

Who attends VALA Conferences?

VALA2008 attracted a record attendance of 932 delegates, an increase of 17% from VALA2006 and 23% over 2004. Of the VALA2008 delegates, 49% were from the higher education sector, 24% from public, state and national libraries, and 20% from special libraries working in the areas of health, law, business and government services. In recent times, VALA has enjoyed strong growth in attendance, attracting an increasing number of international delegates, with 12% of delegates in 2008 from outside Australia, along with strong representation from all Australian states and territories.

Why you should be at VALA2010
  • VALA2010 provides immediate access to more than 900 potential customers to help increase your sales figures.
  • Create an increased awareness and positioning of your brand as a leading supplier within the industry, both nationally and internationally.
  • Networking opportunities in a variety of formats that will greatly enhance your long term relationships and sales opportunities.
  • VALA2010 is the perfect forum to release exciting new products and services.
  • Increase your knowledge and awareness of similar product and service offerings.
  • Identify new products and services that will add value to your business and therefore strengthen your long term supply relationships.
  • Seize advertising opportunities as they are presented - even create your own mailing list.

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, then download an Application to Sponsor/Exhibit form.


Design your own stand or take a standard package - the choice is yours.

Check out the Exhibition Opportunities available, then download an Application to Sponsor/Exhibit form.


Past Exhibitors

  • 3M Australia
  • ACS Publications
  • Alexander Street Press, LLP
  • Altarama Information Systems
  • American Medical Association
  • Amlib - Infovision Technology
  • Berkeley Electronic Press
  • Biomed Central
  • Blackwell Book Services
  • Brill
  • Burgundy Information Services
  • Casalini Libri
  • CAVAL Collaborative Solutions
  • Civica
  • CSIRO Publishing
  • DA Information Services
  • DA Library Technologies (an S Central Company)
  • Datacom Information Technologies
  • Deep Freeze
  • EBL - Ebook Library
  • EBSCO Information Services
  • Elsevier
  • Emerald Group Publishing
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Australia
  • Envisionware
  • Euromonitor International (Asia)
  • Ex Libris
  • Forms Express
  • GALE, a part of Cengage Learning
  • iGroup (Australasia)
  • Infotrieve Australia
  • Innovative Interfaces
  • James Bennett
  • Macquarie Online
  • Maxus Australia
  • Mergent
  • Multiscreen Channel
  • National Library of Australia
  • Nature Publishing Group
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • OCLC
  • Ovid Technologies
  • Oxford University Press
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Project Muse
  • ProQuest
  • QLS Technology
  • RAECO International
  • Research for Libraries
  • RMIT Publishing-Informit
  • Sage Publications Asia-Pacific
  • SAI Global
  • Serials Solutions
  • SirsiDynix
  • Softlink
  • Springer
  • Swets
  • Tag Alert
  • TalkingTech
  • Taylor and Francis
  • Tech Logic Corporation
  • Thomson Scientific
  • Thorpe-Bowker
  • Vision Australia Information Library Service
  • Wiley-Blackwell