The Sounds Expo trade show takes place in London on the 14-16 April; that's
Thursday to Saturday, one weekend before the Linux Audio Conference in
The organisers have agreed to the same deal we had last year, which is for us
to provide an information stand in return for getting the stand space at
cost. This is not cheap, but it's over a 75% discount on what commercial
stands have to pay. We'll probably also have to order extra electrical supply
for the stand, which is also quite expensive. Nevertheless, it's a great
opportunity to put libre audio software directly in front of the target
audience of musicians, producers and sound engineers.
Sponsorship opportunities will be available to help cover the costs of the
event. If you have any ideas for sponsorship, please let me know.
> I will offer you the shell for ~65
Thanks! Given the nature of the arrangement, we can be flexible about the
location of the stand and the exact size, up to 12 square metres. You could
pencil us in for Stand 370 if that helps with planning, as it's near the
seminar room and the SoS stand.
> How much space do you want?
Last year we had 12 sq. m which was about right. But we're very flexible of
> did you have any thoughts as
> to the format of the proposed stand?
Not as yet, but I'd guess that we'll do something similar again.
> Space is charged at ~270psqm for our fully inclusive shell scheme
Last year we had an arrangement with VCM that we could have the stand at venue
cost on the basis that it would be informational, and a bonus feature of the
show, rather than commercial. We also did some joint publicity for the event.
I don't expect that any of the firms selling Linux-based products in the audio
market will sponsor the stand in order to have a sales presence - that would
be better handled on a conventional trade stand, I think.
Last year we covered the venue floorspace cost with sponsorship of around
£600, plus additional sponsorship to cover the electrical subcontractor
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