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Twenty65 Conference

Bringing the Water
Sector Together

Innovation Through Collaboration
to Secure a Sustainable Future

Venue

Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester

Date

28th - 29th April 2020

Contact

twenty65@sheffield.ac.uk
0114 222 0257

Annual Conference 2020

The TWENTY65 conference provides a unique opportunity to network and learn alongside a wide range of peers, helping to pave the way for a future that delivers sustainable clean water for all.

The Social Science conference and networking day will be taking place the day before the TWENTY65 conference this year, full details can be found here

 

The video from the TWENTY65 Conference 2018 can be watched here

 

The Conference will take place at the prestigious Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester, directions and full details can be found here

 

EARLYBIRD RATES ARE NOW AVAILABLE HERE

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

We are excited to announce the call for abstracts for the TWENTY65 Conference 2020 is now open.

Alongside the conference presentations, workshops and seminars, there will again be a poster display area for early stage career researchers, an exhibition space dedicated to early stage technologies (TRL 4-7) together with exhibition space for more established businesses. Taking feedback from last year’s conference, we have allocated time in the programme for exploring the exhibition stands, posters and networking which does not conflict with any other presentations or activities. It’s set to be an exciting, interesting mix of cutting edge theory, practice and solutions!
 
The 2020 TWENTY65 Conference will address the themes listed below – please indicate on your abstract submission form which theme you feel your abstract best fits with. Only abstracts submitted using the proforma below will be accepted. All sections of the form must be completed.
  • Climate and Water Resilience
  • Public Engagement
  • Ageing Infrastructure
  • Water Efficiency
  • Circular Economy
  • Emerging Solutions
  • Global Perspectives
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Friday 17th January 2020. All abstracts must be sent to twenty65@sheffield.ac.uk
 
 
 Poster competition

New for the 2020 TWENTY65 Conference, we are introducing a Poster Competition for early stage career researchers to help inform the wider stakeholder group of what research is taking place and to facilitate discussions around what support and next steps are required to take the research forwards.
 
Please use the proforma attached below to submit your poster abstract.
 
 
Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages
 
We have many exhibition and sponsorship opportunities. It is an ideal opportunity to promote project work, products and services widely and to influence players that may normally be out of your reach. 
 

Last year's conference had 175+ attendees from water companies, consultancies, investors, supply chain, universities, policy makers, consumer groups, regulators and related associations, plus a good international representation. 

 

Please let us know if you need any further information or if you would like to chat about any of the details.

 

Main Exhibition space £1000

Why Exhibit? You will gain exposure to a wide range of key industry players including practitioners, utilities (water companies), regulators, investors, academia and technology developers. The TWENTY65 conference provides dedicated time for all delegates to explore the exhibition stands and to network. With an anticipated audience of 175+, you will be well placed to establish new connections and promote your services and products. The exhibition fee includes:

  • Space at conference exhibition (space only, 2x1 metre)
  • Two full delegate places for the conference and conference drinks and canapés
  • Exhibitor’s logo, 50-word company profile and contact details in the delegate pack

Early Development Stage Exhibitors (TRL 4-7) £500

We want to facilitate and catalyse interest in, and exposure to, emerging solutions for the water industry.  If you are a technology developer with a solution at Technology Readiness Level of 4-7, join our innovation showcase.  The exhibition fee includes:

  • Space at the innovation showcase area (space only, 2x1 metre) with dedicated time in the programme for interaction with participants
  • Two full delegate places for the conference and conference drinks and canapés

 

Gold sponsorship package £3000 (Main event venue)

  • One exhibition stand (space only, 2x1 metres)
  • Four full delegate places for the conference and conference drinks and canapés
  • Accreditation as a sponsor on all marketing material before and at the event
  • Acknowledgement during the opening of the conference
  • Sponsor’s logo on all conference marketing materials and the conference programme
  • Full page in Conference programme including company profile (150 words), contact details and logo
  • Pop Up banner in plenary room and refreshments area
  • Sponsor’s logo on the conference website
  • Separate A4 marketing document in delegate pack (supplied by sponsor, maximum 4 pages)
  • The opportunity to provide the delegates with a branded corporate gift

 

Silver sponsorship package £2200 (Evening Reception Food and Venue)

  • One exhibition stand (space only, 2x1 metres)
  • Three full delegate places for the conference and conference drinks and canapés
  • Accreditation as a sponsor on all marketing material before and at the event
  • Sponsor’s logo on all conference marketing materials and the conference programme
  • ½ page in conference programme including company profile (80 words), contact details and logo
  • Pop up banner in Evening Reception area
  • Sponsor’s logo on the conference website
  • Sponsor’s logo, 100-word company profile and contact details in the delegate pack
  • Separate A4 marketing document in delegate pack (supplied by sponsor, max 3 pages)

Bronze sponsorship package £1500 (Evening reception drinks)

  • One exhibition stand (space only, 2x1 metres)
  • Two full delegate place for the conference and conference drinks and canapés
  • Accreditation as a sponsor on all marketing material before and at the event
  • Sponsor’s logo on all conference marketing materials and conference programme
  • Sponsor’s logo, 50-word company profile and contact details in the delegate pack
  • Sponsor’s logo on the conference website
  • Separate A4 marketing document in delegate pack (supplied by sponsor, max 1 page)

Other Ideas?  Make us an offer!

If you can think of a sponsorship idea that we have not offered but you would like, get in touch. We will do all we can to make it possible.

Notes:

  1. Sponsorship packages are offered on a first come first served basis.
  2. All charges are subject to the standard rate of VAT, currently 20%.

Contact for more information or to make a booking: twenty65@sheffield.ac.uk