Exhibition and Sponsorship

Over the last 40 years, our Annual Meeting has grown into Europe’s largest and most influential annual event dedicated to ecology. In December 2017, 1,550 ecologists from around the world gathered in Ghent to take part in Ecology Across Borders, our Joint Annual Meeting with sister organisations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. There were 4 plenary lectures, 600 talks, 550 posters, a sold out exhibition, 13 Thematic Topic sessions, and 13 workshops – plus an Early Careers programme, informal networking and a packed programme of social events. We have sold out the exhibition at Annual Meeting at ther ICC in central Birmingham 16-19 December 2018. If you would like to reserve your space at our 2019 Annual Meeting in Belfast 10-13 December 2019 contact Paul Bower.

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Options to Suit All Budgets

Exhibition options include:

  • 6m² fully fitted stand £1,350.
  • 16m² fully fitted feature stand sponsor £2,450.
  • Display tables £300 per day or £650 for the 4 day meeting.

All exhibition options include a full conference registration as well as lunches and coffee breaks with delegates. The 16m² option includes two delegate registrations and additonal sponsor benefits. More details can be found in the downloadbale brochure at the bottom of this page. All quoted prices are exclusive of VAT.

Our Exhibitors and Sponsors

Every year our Annual Meeting attracts more exhibitors from across the world. We are based in the UK, but our outlook is global. The exhibition at #BES2018 is now nearly sold out.  We are delighted to welcome exhibitors and sponsors from California, Switzerland, Denmark, Massachusetts and Bavaria as well as the UK. They will be sharing their experience and talking to delegates about the products and services that they offer to ecologists.  We would particularly like to thank our publishing partner Wiley for their support. We hope you will join them and be part of #BES2018.

Feature Stand Sponsors

National Geographic Society  is a global nonprofit organization committed to exploring and protecting our planet and we are delighted that they will be exhbiting with us for the first time. Stand A

Wiley is a globally renowned publisher of five BES journals and our new journal People and Nature which we will launch at Annual Meeting as well as hundreds of other titles worldwide. Stand C.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.  It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Stand D. 

GBIF the Global Biodiversity Information Facility is an open-data research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere access to data about all types of life on Earth. Stand E

National Biodiversity Network is the UK’s largest partnership for nature with over 190 members and more than 215 million wildlife records. Stand E.

Sustainability – MDPI  is an academic open access publisher of peer-reviewed journals established in 1996 and based in Basel, Switzerland. MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Journals include Sustainability (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 2.075), Forests (launched in 2010; Impact Factor 1.956), Land (launched in 2012), Climate (launched in 2013), Life (launched in 2011), Challenges (Launched in 2010). MDPI is a member of COPE, STM and OASPA.  Stand F.

Wildlife Acoustics is a Massachusetts  based corporation and a leading provider of bioacoustics monitoring technology for scientists, researchers, and government agencies worldwide. Their customers monitor birds, bats, frogs, insects, fish, whales, elephants, rhinos and other wildlife. Stand 11R.


The Ecological Society of America is the world’s largest professional organization of ecological scientists. ESA’s 9,000 members work in academia, government and in the private sector to improve society’s understanding and stewardship of life on Earth. They are exhibiting at our Annual Meeting for the first time. Stand 4.

The Royal Society.   is a fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. Stand T. 

LI-COR Biosciences UK  is a leading innovator in systems for plant research, gas analysis, drug discovery, protein research, and small animal imaging. Stand T2.

New Phytologist Trust is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of plant science. It owns and produces the international journals New Phytologist and Plants, People, Planet. Stand 18.

Walz is an award winning German instrument maker specialising in; PAM chlorophyll fluorometers, light measuring equipment, gas-exchange systems for physiological and ecophysiological research dewpoint-mirror measuring systems as well as cold traps and measuring gas coolers. Stand 9.

Cambridge University Press the publishing business of the University of Cambridge which was granted letters patent by King Henry VIII in 1534 and is the world’s oldest publishing house. Stand 19.

ADC BioScientfic are a Hertfordshire based manufacturer of instruments to monitor gases, plant biology and soil CO2 flux. Stand 6.

NHBS is one of the world’s largest suppliers of ecology and conservation books and a leading retailer and manufacturer of ecology and biodiversity survey equipment. Their mission is to, ‘contribute to the discovery, understanding and conservation of biodiversity of natural ecosystems.’ Stand 17.

Ecological Continuity Trust  was formed in 2008, as a direct response to the loss of long-term experiments throughout the UK. They support long-term experiments by providing much needed funds through their grants scheme and emergency repair funds. Stand T6.

Nordic Society-OIKOS The Nordic Society Oikos mission is to support scientific research in ecology and related disciplines and to stimulate and enhance communication between stakeholders in ecological research in the Nordic countries and beyond. They also publish four well respected scientific journals. Stand T8.

PR Statistics a Glasgow based training provider delivering courses and practical workshops on statistical methods for the analysis of a wide range of ecological data. Stand 7.

CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.  Stand 8.

Conservation Evidence UK based online journal publishing research, monitoring results and case studies on the effects of conservation interventions.  Stand 22.

Annals of Botany is an international plant science journal publishing novel and rigorous research in all areas of plant science. Stand 16.

Wildcare the UK based supplier of equipment for professional ecologists, countryside managers, naturalists and educational establishments. Stand T1.

Pelagic Publishing a UK based independent publisher that creates high quality books for scientists, conservationists, ecologists, wildlife enthusiasts – anyone with a passion for understanding and exploring the natural world. Stand T5.

Get in Touch

To reserve your space or to receive more information about exhibiting, advertising in the programme or becoming a sponsor at #BES2018,  please contact our Development Manager Paul Bower

Note: All exhibition and sponsorship sales are made by salaried BES staff. We do not employ outside sales or marketing agencies. No member of BES staff receives sales commission. Any surplus generated by the exhibition at #BES 2018 will be re-invested in our charitable mission to,  ‘generate, communicate and promote ecological knowledge and solutions.’