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"Making Change by Design" Conference Sponsorship
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The people, the people, the people—from design pros to novices, industry managers to consultants—the conversations were fabulous, the connections even better!


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Now is the perfect time to collaborate at a DMI conference and provide value to the event experience. DMI’s audience is unlike any other—high-level international executives and managers representing both design and business. DMI conferences attract decision-makers with substantial budget authority and considerable influence within their organizations.

Sponsorship is About

  • Connecting and building relationships with the leading global innovation community
  • Adding value to the conversations
  • Educating today’s & tomorrows design and business leaders
The conference attracts wide visibility through press coverage, social media, and bi-monthly DMI web conversations. After the event, substantial additional traffic comes to for the conference video summaries.

Average/Anticipated attendance: 160-200

Representing 15-20 countries: 85% Europe, 15% other 
50% corporate, 40% consulting, 5% educator, 5% other
Directors, EVP, Principals/Partners
Focus: Innovation, Design Management, Leadership

There are several levels of sponsorship available to individuals and organizations alike.  To receive more information, or find the best opportunity please contact Patricia Olshan, Program Manager, DMI


Sponsor Levels

Change Lab (2 available) €2,500/ day €5,000 both days

A prime breakout room is calling for deeper-dive discussions and learnings on how/when/why/who “makes change”. Share your insights in a way that only your team can:
  • Hold open forum hours
  • Lead a breakout
  • Invite a guest speaker
  • Open to idea collaborators

Keynote Underwriters (2 available) €5,000

Opportunity to introduce a keynote speaker at the conference.

Welcome Reception | Happy Hour Tour, Tuesday 10 June €5,000  [SOLD]

Set the stage for the conference conversations with an intimate, welcome reception and/or studio tour at your office (or venue of your choosing).

Opening Night Reception Partner, Wednesday 11 June €10.000 or 2 @ €5,000

Sponsor the Welcome reception – a major experience for the conference delegate. After an intense Day One of sessions, host a memorable event that will be talked about the next day and beyond.

Closing Reception at RIBA, Thursday 12 June €5,000

The closing event mixer offers the last opportunity to connect and interact with an inspired audience that wants to continue the conversations.

Charging Station €1500

Mobile charging and WiFi is an essential part of the speaker and participant conference experience. Everyone will thank your organization for this feature!

Conference Book Printing €2,000

DMI conferences are very design experienced focused - from signage throughout the two-days to the conference agenda and notebook.
  • Book sponsor will include your branded nameplate in a custom 8.5x5.5 notebook.
  • Signage sponsor will include a branded sign.

Student Scholarships €2,000

Student participation provides a strong professional development opportunity at this stage in their academic careers – as well as forging mentorships.
  • 4 sponsorships available
  • Each sponsorship allows 2 student registrations

Professional Recruiter Table €2,000

Gain exposure and the ability to converse one-on-one with today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.

Content Contributor €2,000

Partake in the conference discussions before, during & after the conference.

Advertising Contributor €1000

Reach close to 200 design & business leaders with a full page black & white insert into the conference program, promoting your firm, services, recruitment, university

For more information contact Patricia Olshan, Program Manager, DMI

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