Leatham and I are continuing to meet with sponsors. Thanks to Steve we have interest from Lumesse in a platinum partnership. Others are not yet platinum discussions.
One of the things we are keeping in mind is that we don’t want that platinum community too big as it can give us delivery issues in terms of regional event commitments. As the sponsorship agreements currently stand, Platinums get 3 regional events.
We’ve met with CMP, who sponsored a stand and they want to do more with us. We have upcoming meetings with EY who also want to do a lot more. We met with some potential brand new sponsors – it’s clear that some of them don’t have a clear value proposition for our membership community yet, but we’ll keep you posted on progress.
To reassure you, we’re always keeping in mind the following:
- The capacity we have to deliver our commitments. We are still having to sort out last years commitments around research so we want to avoid overloading ourselves
- Whether the sponsors were talking to cover all HR&OD topics. I.e. we want to avoid having too many sponsors who are competitors- it’s not easy to manage
- Commercial interests – we have to be clear about what PPMA and our membership community are getting out of this
- Transparency. So everyone knows what they get and we aren’t seen to have favourites.
Gentle request again, that if you are approached by anyone asking for information, the sponsorship pages are here. The full list of this year’s sponsors is here. Please do also point sponsors towards Leatham, Steve or I.
Final sponsor news, Nick Heckscher has moved on from Manpower. Nick is a great friend of PPMA’s so Leatham and I are meeting him very soon to see what we can do together.