Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the OSGeo community and promote your organisation! See the FOSS4G Spponsor Satisfaction Survey for the business value of this platform. Our sponsorship prospectus gives ideas, but contact us to jointly establish the best match!

They have reached us, finally: geo services are ubiquitous, not only directly via mapping services and navigation systems, but also indirectly and hidden inside value-adding services for industry, government, and citizens. The Oxera report done for Google in 2013 teaches us numbers about economic importance of geo services: Geo services global revenues are estimated at 150 - 270 billion US$ per year, their global added value is seen at 100 billion US$. They aid faster emergency response, save billions of litres of gasoline each year, can improve agricultural irrigation, facilitate competition, and are instrumental for a myriad more purposes.

Open Source Geo solutions meantime are established as a mature and robust option for geosolutions, fully recognized by users as an alternative to commercial products. Actually, Open Source Geo constitutes a significant economic factor in today's GIS industry, at a massively increasing rate, unleashing the potential of GIS and modern geospatial technology at affordable prices, and without vendor lock-in.

FOSS4G is the flagship conference series of OSGeo, the worldwide acting Open Source Geospatial Foundation. OSGeo is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use. Among others, OSGeo also serves as an outreach and advocacy organization for the open source geospatial community, and provides a common forum and shared infrastructure for improving cross-project collaboration.

FOSS4G-Europe is the pan-Europen annual event, together with the global FOSS4G conference (2014: Portland, Oregon, US), FOSS4G Southeast Asia, FOSS4G South America, and further more. In July 2014, it will be hosted at Jacobs University Bremen, bringing together code contributors, developers and implementers with users, academic researchers, agencies, managers and decision makers.

Previous FOSS4G events in Europe have attracted from 250 up to 800 delegates – with the massive growth of interest in Open Source Geo in Europe driven by the implementation of INSPIRE we expect to have an equally strong attendance. The hot topic of Big Data adds in extra interest by technologists and users.

I am very excited to be chairing FOSS4G-Europe 2014, together with aa team of highly renowned and skilled experts. We have an outstanding organising team who will deliver a stimulating and wide ranging program of workshops, presentations, academic papers and discussions. The Jacobs Campus is a perfect venue combining state-of-the-art, modern conference facilities and strong wifi all over with a beautifully landscaped university campus and both luxury and budget on-site accommodation.

We have nearly all of the ingredients needed to host a fantastic conference that will appeal to both the current FOSS4G community and to potential new users; the final ingredient is sponsorship. Sponsoring FOSS4G provides your organisation with an opportunity to make a demonstrable contribution to the OSGeo community and also to promote your business or activity to this influential audience. We are offering sponsorship packages to suit all sizes and target interests.

This is the unique opportunity in 2014 to meet the creme of your target group in an open and inspiring setup, flanked by side events like public viewing of the Soccer World Championship Finals. Don't miss the opportunity of getting seen and heard!

I look forward to welcoming you to Bremen for FOSS4G-Europe 2014.

Best regards,
Peter Baumann

Don't hesitate to contact us for sponsorship opportunities.

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