Rakuten Marketing has a variety of exciting sponsorship packages that focus on a range of participation and brand exposure opportunities at Symposium London.

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Taking place in London on April 19, we’ve already provided you with some compelling reasons to attend Symposium. But what are the reasons to sponsor Symposium London 2017? Read on to find out!

1. Connect with Influencers

Each sponsorship allows you to reach our entire attendee base and network—this includes hundreds of top executives and decision makers.

At our last Symposium, 100% of sponsors indicated the sponsorship opportunity provided an increase in value to attending the event.

2. Improved Performance

Our data shows that, on average, our attendees outperform the Rakuten Affiliate Network year-over-year in the following key areas:

a) Across our affiliate network, advertisers who attended Symposium outperformed the network by achieving the following:

  • Relationship growth by 14%
  • Order growth of 6%
  • GMS growth of 11%b)

Attending publishers outperformed the network by achieving the following:

  • Order growth by 14%
  • GMS growth by 14%

3. Create a Buzz

Our sponsorships allow you to promote your Rakuten Marketing program and incentives directly to both your current and potential partners. Our data shows that sponsors have more network relationships. Don’t miss out on every opportunity to drive additional relationships. You can even create exclusive deals for attendees to generate increased interest.

4. Extensive Promotion of Your Brand

All our sponsors receive dedicated online, offline, and on-site promotion at the event. Whether it be to our 10K Twitter followers or branding at the event, we focus on getting your name out there!

5. Built-in Networking

As a sponsor you receive a preview of the attendee list, assistance in scheduling of private meetings, and access to exclusive space on-site.

6. Added On-site Visibility

The other attendees will know you are there, this helps to easily drive on-site connections and increased networking. Additionally, all our staff are well-versed in our roster of sponsors, helping direct anyone looking for you to the right place.

7. Standout from the Crowd

We’re flexible with the sponsorships, allowing your event presence to be creative. Our packages are developed to build your brand and maximize your time. You can also choose a combination of activities to enhance your partnership building potential.

Still not convinced? Over 90% of sponsors from our last Symposium indicated they were ‘very satisfied’ or ‘extremely satisfied’ with their sponsorship package. Read some of our previous sponsors’ feedback below:

“Rakuten Marketing’s Symposium is the most effective networking event of the year! So beneficial to meet with a record number of publishers in one spot in one day!”

—Kristy McClain, Marketing Manager, Vera Bradley

“…I would say the event is a must-attend for anyone serious about succeeding in the affiliate space.”

—John Park, CEO, Eight Horses

“Symposium was great, our team met a lot of great merchants and partners and struck some key partnerships. Very satisfied with the ROI on our sponsorship.”

—Jeff Unze, VP Business Development, BorderX Lab (Beyond Shopping Discovery App)

[Click here to view the full sponsorship brochure or contact events@mail.rakuten.com for more details, including pricing]

Featured Sponsorships

1. Goodie Bag Sponsor (FREE)

  • Sponsor to provide 550 bags to be distributed to each attendee at registration
  • 1 ticket to Symposium London and the after party
  • Company preview prior to event (company name and title only)
  • Signage thanking sponsor at the event
  • ¼ page ad in event program thanking sponsor
  • Logo on event website
  • Logo and 50-word description in event programme
  • Option to include promotional material in event goodie bag (550 quantity)

Why it’s great: Environmentally friendly is in. We’re all about minimising waste and protecting the environment. Help us do so by providing reusable bags with your branding on them. They’ll be carried by attendees throughout the entirety of the event and they’re bound to be used over and over again! Did we mention it’s free!?

2. Goodie Bag Insert

  • Inclusion of marketing material or promotional item in the Symposium London 2017 tote bag handed out to all event attendees
  • The total quantity requested is 550 pieces and the item must be preapproved by Rakuten Marketing
  • Attendee preview (organisations confirmed 2 weeks before event)
  • Logo on event website and emails
  • 50-word company description and logo in event programme

Why it’s great: Each attendee receives a tote bag, so the brand exposure is huge, reaching up to 500+ people. Your brand will continue to be on attendees’ minds after the event. This is also a great opportunity to add a call-to-action!

3. Dealmaker Table

  • DealMaker tables provide endless guaranteed networking opportunities
  • There are two dedicated times for deal-making in the agenda, plus lunch is served there
  • Your brand will hold a presence at the event, encouraging maximum interactions with prospects and partners
  • 6ft DealMaker table in DealMaker room where lunch is also served
  • Logo on website, emails, and event signage
  • 50-word company description and logo in event programme
  • Attendee preview (organisations confirmed 2 weeks before event)
  • Option to include promotional material in event goodie bag (550 quantity)
  • 1 pass to Symposium and the after party

Why it’s great: Networking at a large event can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. The infamous DealMaker segments of Symposium are the most sure-fire way to get in front of both advertisers and publishers, and the best part is that they will come to you!

4. Reserved Lunch Table

  • Private lunch table for 10 available for sponsor all day during event
  • Table to be marked with table sign using company logo designating it as reserved
  • Company logo and 50-word description in event programme
  • Logo on event website and emails
  • Attendee preview (organisations confirmed 2 weeks before event)
  • Option to include promotional material in event goodie bag (550 quantity)
  • Ability to pre-book meetings at table during entire event through Pathable

Why it’s great: Make the most of your time at Symposium by hosting meetings during lunch at a reserved table for 10 people. The best part: the table is available to you all day long!

5. Reserved Meeting Table

  • Reserved Meeting Table in Huddle Room available for sponsor all day (7am-6pm)
  • Table will be labelled as reserved for sponsor
  • Sponsor has ability to pre-book meetings at table in room through Pathable
  • Company logo and 50-word description in event programme
  • Option to include promotional material in event goodie bag (550 quantity)
  • Company preview (company name and title only) sent prior to event
  • Logo on event website and emails

Why it’s great: A less expensive alternative to an entire room, reserved huddle tables give you the opportunity to focus on the content of your meetings rather than worry about where it’s going to take place. It’s yours to use however you want, whenever you want!

[Click here to view the full sponsorship brochure or contact events@mail.rakuten.com for more details, including pricing]