Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) Conference - Houston 2005 The Open Group
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Exhibit Opportunities
Interested in exhibit opportunities? These are available to companies wishing to showcase their products and services to attendees at The Open Group conferences.

The exhibit space includes a 6’ to 8’ draped tabletop with electrical power and wireless network connection. Exhibitors may bring one freestanding banner display (2- 1/2 ’x 8’) to place next to the table. No audio permitted.

The exhibit fee is $2,000 and includes two (2) complimentary conference passes for two staff to attend the plenary, any open sessions or specified track sessions.

For information about exhibiting, please send us an email and a representative of The Open Group will contact you.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
The Open Group provides a number of sponsorship options that can help you increase your visibility and get exposure at The Open Group conferences. Examples of sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Networking Reception. Host an evening reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
  • Conference Luncheon with Speaker (one sponsor per event)
    Have one of your company’s executives or top customers deliver a 30-minute presentation to conference attendees. Lunch, room and signage included.
  • Off-site Dinner Event
  • Conference Program Guide Advertisement (rates vary based on quarter page, half page, full page, or inside front cover)
  • Sponsor logo on conference name badge insert
  • Sponsor banner at registration desk and on signage throughout the conference (Sponsor will supply the 6’x 3’ banner.)
  • Sponsor listing and link on conference web page
  • Registration fee waived for two (2) attendees (or more depending on sponsorship level). The sponsoring company will select the attendees and send their contact details to the Conference Director.
  • VIP Conference Passes (2+): receive 2 or more VIP conference passes (depending on sponsorship level) for your executive staff, top customers or prospects to attend the plenary, any open sessions or specified track sessions.
  • Promotional item sponsorship. (Production costs are the responsibility of the sponsor.)
  • Complimentary exhibit table at conference (depending on sponsorship level). Attendees can view and interact with your company’s products or consult with company representatives about services.

Sponsor Types
Exclusive Sponsors
- your company will be the only company accepted as a sponsor for a specified event.
Co-Sponsors - multiple sponsors may be accepted for specified events.

To select the right opportunity for you, please check out specific sponsorship options and packages.

For further information about any sponsorship opportunity, or to discuss packages, please send us an email and a representative from The Open Group will contact you.

The Open Group conferences attract leading companies and government agencies from around the world. 
  • Organizations: Fortune 500 companies (both customers and suppliers), small-to-medium IT vendors, policymaking agencies, standards bodies
  • Attendees by function: Enterprise architecture, designers and managers of IT infrastructures, product managers and engineering managers of architecture tools, systems integrators, security, identity management, messaging, real-time and embedded systems, business process managers.
  • Number of attendees expected: 250-300
About the Organizer
The Open Group is a consortium of over 200 major IT users, suppliers and policy makers and focuses on open standards for building large scale, interoperable, business solutions.  Member companies and organizations work together, on a platform provided by The Open Group, to establish policies, share best practices, address current and emerging requirements, and evolve and integrate specifications, and facilitate interoperability.
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