2017 CISA National Conference

Sponsorship Prospectus 2017

CISA National Conference is the main annual platform for students and stakeholders with an interested in advancing international students’ interests and needs to discuss the myriad of challenges in the international education sector.

It is also where CISA holds its annual general meeting to elect its national executives and present awards to celebrate the outstanding achievements made by international students for the past year.

“The Right Place to Empower International Students & Build New Relationships”

Council of International Students Australia

CISA is Australia’s leading international student body which speaks for over 600,000 international students today. It is our greatest pleasure to invite you to support the 7th CISA National Conference in Canberra and take part in our effort to present the best conference to our delegates and develop a vision for the future of international students and Australia’s international education.

2017 National Conference

The conference is about empowering international students and celebrating their contribution to the Australian community. The conference program has been planned with a focus to not only provide students with important information but also give them a platform so we can hear what they have to say on a range of different topics.

“Students at the Heart of Best Practices”

In an effort to encourage collaboration of our stakeholders, members and international students, our theme for this years conference is a discussion of best practices where students are part of the equation. We encourage speakers and conference attendee to discuss their solutions to international student issues and how they have overcome any obstacles that might have occurred.

Conference Principle Partners

Conference Princple Partners

Conference Partner – Study Canberra

Study Canberra is the offical ACT Government page to promote Canberra as a study destination of choice to local, national and international students.

Australian National University

Federal Department of Education

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

Host City – Canberra

Canberra is the capital city of Australia. Considered the “bush capital”, Canberra incorporates large areas of natural vegetation. As the capital, Canberra is the sit of the Parliament House, the offical residence of the Monarch’s representatives the Governor-General, the High Cour and numerous government departments and agencies.

Why Sponsor

Why Sponsor

Attain the greatest exposure for your company and be recognised as one of the notable organisations in Australia’s international education sector among international students.

Showcase your services and programs in our online and offline conference marketing activities to reach the prime audience.

Opportunities to strengthen relationships with future leaders and decision makers in international education.

Find out feedback and gain real insights on international student issues from the leaders.

Who Should Sponsor?

Who Should Sponsor?

Government agencies or departments

Federal or state departments.

Education institutions

Universities, TAFE/VET, ELICOS, Private Institutions, Professional Pathways

Student Services

English Language Testing, Insurance, Online Learning, Visa & Immigration, Financial/Banking

Internship/Scholarship Programs, Study/work abroad programs, Volunteer programs

Opportunities Available

Opportunities Available


Major Sponsors

Platinum (2) $20,000
Gold (5) $12,500
Silver (5) $7,400

Conference Sponsors

Opening & Closing Plenaries (2) $3,000
Satchel $10,000
Lanyard $5,000
Stationaries $5,000
Exhibitor $2,500

Gala Dinner Sponsors

Gala Dinner $20,000

Student Awards

Student Awards (8) $2,500/Award


Equity Scholarships (10) $1,500/Award

Conference APP

APP Sponsor Sorry SOLD

Customised Sponsorship Options:

Advertising in Conference Handbook
Advertising on the Conference APP
Gala Dinner After Party
Morning team/Afternoon tea/Lunch breaks


Conference Solutions
Phone: +61 2 6285 3000
Email: cisa@con-sol.com

Dion Lee
CISA Vice President

Overview of Major Sponsor Opportunities

Overview of Major Sponsor Opportunities

A range of Sponsorship Packages are available depending on the needs and objectives of your organisation. All packages provide a value-for-money and effective research to Conference attendees and interested parties. Sponsorship Packages can also be specifically tailored to suit the needs of your organisation. All offers for in-kind sponsorship and services will also be considered.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Vice President Dion Lee at vicepresent@cisa.edu.au or Conference Managers Conference Solutions cisa@con-sol.com or phone at +61 6285 3000 for further discussions of your requirements.


Platinum $20,000 (2 slots) Gold $12,500 (5 slots) Silver $7,500 (2 slots)
Print Recognition as “x” with in conference materials
Logo on print ads
Logo on banners
Logo on newsletters
On stage Acknowledgement at opening and closing plenaries
Pop up signs during the conference 2 1 1
Logo inserted into presentation slide template
Opportunities to Play Video during plenary
Web/Media Logo in Pre-arrival emails
Article featuring the sponsor on CISA Website Half page Quarter page
Social media promotions
Advertisement in Website Home, Program, Registration Home, Registration Program
Inclusion of logo in video promotion
Direct Access Complimentary exhibition booths 1 1 1
Inserts in conference satchels to be provided by the sponsor 2 1 1
Complimentary Full Delegate Registration 3 2 1


The program will include plenary sessions, best practice sharing, engaging, group presentations, and workshops relevant to all sectors in international education.

Tuesday 4 JulyInternational Student PanelThursday 6 JulyCISA Award’s

Program at a Glance


Monday 3 July Delegate Arrival
NAIDOC Flag raising
Function: Indigenous Feast
Tuesday 4 July International Student Panel
Breakout Sessions
Function: Welcome Reception


Wednesday 5 July International Student Roundtable
Breakout Sessions
Function: Multicultural Networking Night
Thursday 6 July CISA Award’s
The Great Debate
Function: Conference Gala Dinner

Featuring key government and industry speakers, the conference will actively encourage interaction between student and industry delegates.

Main Venues

Main Venues

CIT REID Campus, Canberra

The Canberra Institute of Technology is a vocational education provider in Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory, and is one of a system of TAFEs. Qualification offered by CIT range from certificate to degree level.

Hedley Bull Building #130 Australian National University Corner Liverside St & Garran Road (opposite University House)

Hedley Bull Building is located on ANU Capus. ANU Campus is conveniently located in Canberra CBD district.

Conference Target Audience

Conference Target Audience

As the organisation grows, so does the number of delegates. Based upon sector solution and experience from previous years, our conference and conference promotion is aimed directly and indirectly at the following groups:

Student Leaders (300*)

  • Next generation political, business and community leaders
  • International student representatives from education providers across Australia
  • Australian students who have a keen interest and dedication towards supporting and actively representing international student/education issues

Professionals (50)

  • University Senior Management
  • University Senior Management
  • Education Ministers and Politicans
  • Media Professionals
  • Directors of international offices
  • Vocational education providers
  • ELICOS providers
  • TAFE providers
  • Private college providers
  • Student support staff from all sectors
  • International student advisers
  • Marketing managers and staff

*250+ delegates attended the 2016 Conference

Marketing & Communication Strategy

Marketing & Communication Strategy


The annual conference page will be on our CISA website – http//www.cisa.edu.au. This will be the first stop for the latest conference information along with on-line registration. It will also contain a brief introduction from each sponsor (including their logos).

Conference Program (Printed and Virtual Delegate Handbook)

Once the conference program has taken its final shape, a delegate handbook will be prepared. This will contain information about each of our sponsors and will give the sponsors an opportunity to add a message for the conference delegates.

Pre & Post-Conference

Pre & Post-Conference

Electronic – Monthly Newsletter, Mailing List, Email

Emails will be sent out to attending delegates, universities and interested parties. Each email will have the logo of major sponsors on them. As a major sponsor of the CISA Annual Conference in 2017, your company will be promoted to our members, delegates who come to the conference, and to those who have an interested in international education.

Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Conference Event Page

Our increasing digital presence and social media engagement will be another crucial platform to reach out to the students.

Event Packages

Event Packages

As a potential sponsor, you can consider one aspect of the conference or any one given event in the conference as described below. Apart from having exclusive Naming Rights to the event, other benefits include post-event highlights, website, and feature in the delegate handbook.

Gala Dinner ($7,500)

The Conference Gala Dinner is a good opportunity for like-minded delegates with common interests to network.

Package includes:

  • Acknowledgment in the conference
  • Sponsorship Logo at Popular Red Carpet
  • Sponsor’s logo on screen before, during and after session
  • Opportunity to address the Pre-Gala Dinner attendees for 5 minutes*
  • Opportunity to provide for door gift with corporate branding*
  • Complimentary tickets to the conference dinner

*All sponsorship offers to provide one-off (not part of package) door gift/or prizes will be considered too

Opening/ Closing Plenary (2 slots/ $3,000 per session)

The Plenary Sessions are an unique opportunity to leave a remarkable impression to attendees and provide sponsors a high level of exposure with your company brand being associated with the mateiral presented at the session(s).

Package includes:

  • Sponsor’s logo on screen before, during and after session
  • Sponsor’s logo in the Conference & AGM program next to relevant sponsored sessions
  • Acknowledgment by Chair of the Plenary Session as sponsor
  • Opportunity to chair the Plenary Session or Panel Session

Customised Event Packages Contact:

Conference Solutions
Phone: +61 2 6285 3000
Email: cisa@con-sol.com

Dion Lee
CISA Vice President
Email: vicepresident@cisa.edu.au

Exhibition Opportunities

Exhibition Opportunities

Full Conference Exhibitor (10 slots/ $2,500 for 2-day conference)

Package includes:
1 x Exhibition Display table
1 x Logo and/or Listing on Exhibitors Page (Delegate Handbook, Conference Website)
2 x Conference day access pass (for the whole duration of the conference)

Exhibition Location

Hedley Bull Building #130
Conor Liversidge St & Garren Road (directly opposite University House)
Conference Exhibition will be served amongst morning/afternoon teas and lunches.

Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships

Awards Series Sponsorship ($2,00 per Award)

As CISA represents students from across the different sector, the following award categories are available for sponsors to associate themselves with:

Organisational Awards

  • Best International Student Event of the Year
  • International Student Association of the Year
  • Most Active International Student Association of the Year
  • Best Student Advocacy Association of the Year

Individual Awards

  • Postgraduate International Student of the Year Award
  • Undergraduate International Student of the Year
  • VET /TAFE International Student of the Year Award
  • Pre-U International Student of the Year Award

Package Includes:

  • Naming Rights to Award and all other subsequent mentions of this specific award
  • Sponsor’s logo on screen before, during and after session during the presentation
  • Acknowledgment by Chair of the Award session as Sponsor
  • Opportunity to feature Award recipient as part of branding efforts

Equity Scholarships ($1,500 per Student)

As international student association/committee often has a limited budget, sometimes they are unable to cover the necessary travel expenses which will enable their international students to be able to attend the conference.

Your organisation can help to alleviate their burden by sponsoring an Equity Scholarship. CISA would like to be able to provide 12 international students with a $1,500 travel scholarship each so they may be able to attend.

Package includes:

  • The scholarship will be named in honour of your organisationhttp://www.cisa.edu.au/wp-admin/profile.phps
  • Naming Rights to Scholarships and all other subsequent mentions of this specific scholarship
  • Sponsor’s logo on screen before, during and after session during the presentation
  • Acknowledgment by Chair of the Award session as a sponsor

Additional Information


If you would like to customise your sponsorship and exhibition package, we are more than happy to tailor a package that best suits your business needs.

Please feel free to get in touch with us.

Payment Terms

For all sponsorship and exhibition packages, the following payment terms apply: 100% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Please note: Sponsors and Exhibitors will be invoiced by CISA. Organisations may be omitted from the conference program and other materials without notice if final payment is not received by 5 May 2017. All quoted figures are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee of 50% and cost of production (where applicable) will be applied for any Sponsorship Package or Exhibition books canceled up to 45 days prior to the conference. There will be no refund after 20 June 2016.

*All amounts reflected in this sponsorship prospectus are exclusive of GST

Contact Details

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Conference Solutions

CISA Conference
Phone: +61 2 6285 3000
Email: cisa@con-sol.com

Dion Lee

CISA Vice President
Email: vicepresident@cisa.edu.au

Please download the package and application form for sponsorship here: 2017 CISA Conference Sponsorship Prospectus.