Exhibition and sponsorship

Exhibition and sponsorship  at #BES2022 is sold out. You can reserve your place at #BES2023 today.

If you wish to reserve your space at the exhibition, sponsorship or advertising at BES Annual Meeting at  the Belfast ICC 12-15 December 2023 please email our Senior Development Manager, Paul Bower and write Belfast 2023 in the subject box. We will get back to you in March 2023 when we have set prices.

With over 1.400 delegates in-person and 300 online #BES2022 will be Europe’s largest gathering of ecologists.

Special thanks to our exhibitors and sponsors

NatureScot, Botanical Society of Scotland, Royal Entomological Society, Wiley, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UKScape, Wildcare, Hi-Def Aerial Surveying, Oxford University Press, Wildlife Acoustics, NHBS, Cambridge University Press, Woodland Trust, Open University, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, Royal Society Publishing, Sustainability MDPI, Dryad Data, New Phytologist Trust, NERC Spectroscopy Facility and the Ecological Continuity Trust. They will be joined by the ecological societies of the USA, Japan, France and the Nordic Countries. We would also like to thank the New Phytologist Trust who as our Diversity Partner are sponsoring registration and travel for 7 young ecologists to attend #BES2022 and PR Statistics for providing prizes

Please contact our Senior Development Manager, Paul Bower today reserve  your place at #BES2023, with no obligation to pay until May 2023.

Exhibition packages 2023

When we set prices for #BES2023 in March exhibitor booking will include access to all sessions, lunch and main networking events. Feature stand sponsors receive additional high-profile branding at the exhibition. Exhibitors and sponsors will be able to buy additional delegate passes at a reduced price by using a special promotional code. All in-person exhibitors will have access to the conference app. VAT will be charged at 20% on exhibition packages where applicable. Some companies based outside the UK may be exempt from VAT.

Sponsorship packages 2023

Our programme of world class international speakers, workshops and thematic sessions will be finalised in 2023. However, you can express an interest now.

  • Workshop sponsorship: £500
  • Thematic session sponsorship: £600
  • Headline plenary session sponsorship: £1,000 single or £3,500 for all four plenaries 
  • International ecological societies reception: £700
  • Opening ceremony and reception: £950
  • Celebration Dinner for 600 delegates £1,200 
  • Sponsor the registrations of early career ecologists as part of Diversity Partners Programme: POA


You can also book your advertising now in The Niche, our full colour quarterly members’ magazine read by over 7,000 ecologists in 119 countries. The Niche is published as both hard copy and digital in March, June, September and December. You can embed links in digital artwork to drive traffic to your website. UK based charities are exempt from VAT on print advertising. The prices for advertising in The Niche and the Annual Meeting programme are set out below.

You can download a rate card and technical specification at the bottom of this page.