Information for commercial partners and sponsors

About Road Safety GB
Road Safety GB is a national road safety organisation that represents local authority road safety teams from across the UK, and supports road safety officers in fulfilling their statutory role – to reduce the number and severity of road accidents through education, training and publicity policies and programmes.

Road Safety GB seeks to influence national debate – government policy and action, and public opinion – and works with other organisations to achieve common goals.

Conference – background information
The 2016 conference and exhibition, held at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre in November 2016 was fully subscribed and a resounding success. More than 300 people attended the event and 24 organisations participated in the exhibition which runs alongside the conference. It is anticipated that similar numbers will attend in 2017. The 2017 event will be held at the Radisson Blu at Manchester Airport on 14-15 November 2017.

The event is being promoted to more than 200 local authority road safety teams, police forces, fire & rescue services and government departments and other road safety stakeholder organisations.

As in previous years, the conference will commence at lunchtime on Tuesday 14 November and close mid-afternoon on Wednesday 15 November. The project team anticipates being in a position to publish an outline conference agenda by early April 2017.

Why is Road Safety GB seeking commercial partners / sponsors for the conference?
In order to make the event affordable as possible in these financially constrained times, delegate rates for Road Safety GB members will be heavily subsidised.

To make the event viable at the subsidised rates, Road Safety GB is looking to raise sponsorship funding to cover the costs of staging the conference.

In 2016 four organisations co-sponsored the event: Colas, Jenoptik, Insure the Box and Jacobs.

What will partners receive for their investment?
First, by association, you will be providing support to Road Safety GB and playing an important part in helping ensure the success of this important event – not just this year, but in future years as well.

Perhaps most importantly, you will be helping to extend understanding of road safety issues, and providing support to road safety professionals in their work to reduce crashes and casualties. In return, your branding will appear prominently on the event website, on the conference set and on the delegates’ handbook. You will also be mentioned in all correspondence and news updates about the event. The standard sponsorship package includes a presence at the exhibition and two full residential delegate places at the conference, including accommodation and the conference dinner.

If you have any other specific requests or requirements we will be very happy to discuss these with you, and will do our best to meet them.

More information
For further information about sponsoring the National Road Safety Conference please contact Nick Rawlings on 01379 650112.

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