Sponsorship Opportunities

The Hospitality Subject Group at SHU is pleased to be hosting the 29th Annual CHME Conference in Sheffield on Thursday May 14th and Friday May 15th 2020. We are committed to the professional development and status of international hospitality management education, through the sharing of best practice in scholarship, pedagogy and collaboration with industry.

We would like to invite sponsors who share a passion to the continued development of the hospitality industry and supporting hospitality leaders of the future.  We would greatly appreciate if you can consider being a sponsor at CHME and making this event a success at Sheffield Hallam University. This opportunity allows your business to be showcased to a diverse range of UK and International Hospitality Providers, which can support you in developing your talent pipeline. Your logo and web link will be placed on our web home page for the conference and acknowledged in the conference handbook and on the conference dinner menu where appropriate.

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Sponsorship opportunities are:

Exhibitor Package

This offer includes:

  • two night’s accommodation for one member of staff on your stand
  • all day time meals
  • logo and web link on web home page
  • 200 word corporate profile in conference handbook
  • insert in delegate pack
  • black and white advert in conference handbook (upgrade to colour a colour advert on the back cover available)
  • dedicated stand for your display:  table, 2 chairs and power socket

Cost:  £1,300 + VAT

Other Sponsorship opportunities

There are other opportunities to become a sponsor at this event. You can sponsor a monetary or non-monetary amount and of any amount. Listed below are suggested indicators of the sponsorship we are asking for. We would be grateful if you can support us in any way you can.

Item Amount £ + VAT Non-monetary amount
Delegate bags £1,500 Donation of delegate bags for 175 delegates
Delegate name tags £100 Donation of delegate name tags for 175 delegates
Delegate lanyards £300 Donation of lanyards for 175 delegates
Delegate pack insert £300 Donation of pens for delegate bags Donations of notebooks for delegate bags Donation of USB for the conference programme Donation of other items for the delegate bags for example water bottles, sweets, key rings  etc.
Advert in Handbook Full Page – A4 colour outside back cover £350  
Advert in Handbook Full Page – A4 colour inside back cover £300  
Advert in Handbook Full Page – A4 colour £250  
Advert in Handbook Half Page – A5 colour £200  
Conference Reception Drinks & Canapés (first night) £1,500  
Conference Lunch (Day 1) £1500  
Conference Lunch (Day 2) £1500  
Conference tea breaks  (6 tea breaks) £500 each Donation of coffee and tea
Conference Dinner Pre Drinks Reception £550  
Conference Dinner Wine £1,000 Donation of wine for the conference dinner Donation of beer for the conference dinner Donation of non-alcoholic beverages Donation of water
Full Conference Dinner £3,000 Donation of ingredients for the conference dinner
Conference Dinner – Starter Course £880  
Conference Dinner – Main Course £1240  
Conference Dinner – Dessert Course £880  
Evening Entertainment £1,000 Donation of the evening entertainment
Hotel accommodation £80 per night Donation of 1-2 nights’ accommodation in Sheffield
Transport £150 per trip Donation of a return taxi journey from Manchester Airport to Sheffield

If you would like to sponsor and/or exhibit at the 2020 conference, please download the form below, complete and return to the CHME Conference Secretariat at Sheffield Hallam University chmeconf2020@shu.ac.uk  We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

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Key Dates

September 2019
First call for papers
Submit a Paper

October 2019
Second call for papers

Monday 10th February 2020
Final date for submission of papers for review

Monday 10th February 2020
Final date for submission of poster presentations

Wednesday 4th March 2020
Reviews returned to authors

Friday 20th March 2020
Final paper submission

Friday 3rd April 2020
Final papers to conference organisers

Wednesday 13th to
Friday 15th May 2020