Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities

Ecology Across Borders is our joint Annual Meeting organised in partnership with GfÖ (the ecological society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and NecoV (the ecological society of the Netherlands and Flanders) and in association with the European Ecological Association. Ecology Across Borders presents an ideal opportunity to raise your profile within the European ecological science community by taking an exhibition stand or becoming a conference sponsor. Our 2016 Annual Meeting in Liverpool attracted 1,200 delegates, 27% of whom were from outside of the UK.

Field of Crops. Susanne Nilsson/Flickr
Field of Crops Susanne Nilsson/Flickr


Cost Effective. Europe’s largest gathering of ecologists in one place over four days. No other event outside the USA offers this kind of opportunity.

Pan-European Collaboration. At a time of political uncertainly Ecology Across Borders offers a forum for networking and new ideasWhether Brexit is hard or soft, ecologists will be sharing knowledge and building new collaborations in Ghent between 11-14 December 2017.   

Sales Leads. An opportunity to put your products and services in front of key influencers and the people who make the buying decisions.

Brand Building. The opportunity to raise awareness of your brand with thought leaders and decision makers in the ecological science community across Europe and beyond.

Networking. Participation in a packed calendar of free events and receptions for delegates, exhibitors and sponsors. Exhibitors are placed at the heart of the conference and are always an integral part of the experience at BES run events.

Long Term Partnerships.  Sponsors and exhibitors at Ecology Across Borders will be given priority on exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities at BES Annual Meeting in Birmingham in December 2018 when we are expecting 1,500 delegates.


We have a limited number of exhibition packages which are likely to sell out quickly.  The exhibition at our last annual meeting in Liverpool sold out five months in advance. You can guarantee your place and choose your stand position for a non-refundable deposit of just 20% of the prices quoted below. All prices are exclusive of VAT at 20%.

  • 9 square metre fully fitted stand in a premium position ________________________ €1,850
  • 9 square metre fully fitted stand in standard position__________________________ €1,350
  • 54 square metre feature stand in a premium position_________________________ €11,200

All prices include: full shell scheme, carpet, name and logo on fascia, table and two chairs, wi-fi – spot light and 900w power which is sufficient for a lap top.  Stands will be located in the main ground floor exhibition hall where delegate lunches, coffee breaks and networking events will take place. Premium position stands are located in the areas of highest footfall.  Additional furniture or increased power supply can be bought directly from the venue.

A limited number of display tables costing €200 per day will be available and are in the first instance reserved for smaller not-for-profit organisations.


We have created a number of cost effective sponsorship opportunities as well as advertising options in the conference programme and our  quartlerly full colour A4 magazine ‘The Bulletin’ which goes out to 4,500 members in 96 countries.  Reduced advertising rates will be offered in both publications to sponsors and exhibitors at Ecology Across Borders.  Opportunties include:

  • Official conference sponsor
  • Official conference supporter
  • Thematic seesion sponsors
  • Lunctime workshop sponsors
  • BES Annual Photographic Compeition sponsor
  • Special events supporter for our gala dinner and/or welcome mixer drinks
  • BES awards sponsors.


PR Statistics, a commercial training provider in the field of the analysis of ecological data, exhibited at BES Annual Meeting in Liverpool in December 2016.

As a new business I was at first a little unsure as to the benefits of taking a trade stand at what would be our first scientific conference. However, the whole process and organisation was made so easy with the help of BES staff both during the build-up and at the conference. Everything went extremely smoothly.

The benefits of taking a stand at the BES Annual Meeting have surpassed my expectations.  I reached many more potential customers than I anticipated. We received lots of enquiries during and after the conference for statistics courses from the delegates that we spoke to over the 3 days. Being able to speak directly to people face to face and answer questions really helped us contact people who we would of otherwise not been able to reach and helped us generate new leads.

I have already reserved  my stand for the Ecology Across Borders conference and joint Annual Meeting in Ghent in  December 2017.’

Dr. Oliver Hooker, Director, PR Statistics http://www.prstatistics.com/

For more information about exhibition, sponsorship and advertising opportunities,  please contact:

Paul Bower paul@britishecologicalsociety.org.  Tel +44(0)207 685 2500.