Sponsorship & Exhibit Options
Engage with a Global Audience
The World Maritime Rescue Congress is designed to enable people from search and rescue (SAR) services all around the world to exchange views and experience related to maritime SAR, in order to learn lessons, improve capability and, ultimately, to save lives.
WMRC 2023 is an excellent opportunity to interact with a diverse group of SAR decision-makers and practitioners. Increase your organization’s exposure to SAR national and international markets by participating in the Congress!
The Congress is pleased to offer a variety of options, including but not limited to:
- Exhibit space
- Print, digital and onsite advertising
- Program support
- Marketing & networking items
- And more!
Please see below for past event information, exhibit pricing, advertising and other sponsorship options.
Statistics on Past Editions
|2023||The Netherlands, Rotterdam||Exp. 400||2015||Germany, Bremerhaven||500|
|2019||Canada, Vancouver||553||2011||China, Shanghai||400|
The first WMRC in Sweden was also the 20th International Lifeboat Conference. Before that, the International Lifeboat Conference had been hosted in a variety of countries since 1924:
|2007||Sweden, Gothenburg||1983||Sweden, Gothenburg||1955||Portugal, Estoril|
|2003||South Africa, Cape Town||1979||The Netherlands, The Hague||1951||Belgium, Ostend|
|1999||England, Bournemouth and Poole||1975||Finland, Helsinki||1947||Norway, Oslo|
|1995||Uruguay, Montevideo||1967||France, Dinard||1932||The Netherlands, Amsterdam|
|1991||Norway, Oslo||1963||Scotland, Edinburgh||1928||France, Paris|
|1987||Spain, La Coruña||1959||Germany, Bremen||1924||England, London|
Demographics & Statistics
Regional statistics from past editions
Category statistics from WMRC 2019
(*Multiple answers allowed)
- Non-government organizations (NGOs) 15%
- Government organizations 12%
- Maritime industry professionals 11%
- SAR unit crews 11%
- SAR trainers 11%
- SAR strategists and planners 10%
- Developers, manufacturers and suppliers 9%
- SAR mission coordinators 7%
- Shoreside emergency responders 5%
- On scene coordinators 5%
- Other 4%
- 8 West Consulting
- Arc’teryx Equipment
- Arctic Airboats
- ARKTOS Developments
- Baltic Workboats
- Canadian Coast Guard
- CM Technologies
- ComNav Marine
- Current Corporation
- Deep Trekker
- Dive Rescue International
- DSS Group
- E-Comm 9-1-1
- Elman SRL
- FLIR Maritime
- Gecko Head Gear
- Gleistein Ropes & Sohn
- Hamilton Jet
- Hansen Protection
- Helly Hansen
- ICOM Canada
- Inventech Marine Solutions
- Jastram Engineering
- Moje Rettungssysteme
- MTU Friedrichshafen
- Mustang Survival
- Ocean Rodeo
- Ophardt R+D
- Pole Star
- Press To Talk Gadgets
- Rheinmetall Defence Electronics
- RHOTHETA International
- Saab Technologies
- Safe at Sea
- Savox Communications
- SEALEGS – Amphibious RIB
- SECUMAR Bernhardt Apparatebau
- Shockwave Seats
- SHOXS Seats
- Steyr Motors
- STM Electronic
- Swede Ship Marine
- TAMSEN MARITIM
- Titan Boats
- Transas Marine
- Volvo Penta
- Zodiac Hurricane Technologies
Interested in Exhibiting?
The exhibition is a vital part of WMRC 2023. Every effort will be made to ensure that all exhibitors receive prime exposure and direct marketing opportunities with key players and decision-makers in the field.
Exposure opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Welcome Reception on Sunday 18 June in the Exhibit Area
- Networking breaks in the Exhibit Area on Congress days
- Charging lounge and poster presentations in the Exhibit Area
|Regular Space||Non-Profit Space|
|Early Rate, per booth *|
(For multiple booths, multiply by the quantity)
|EUR 2,000||EUR 1,000|
|Regular Rate, per booth||EUR 3,000||EUR 1,000|
|Description||6 m2||4 m2|
* Early Rate: until 17 February 2023
Regular Rate: after 17 February 2023
Included with each Exhibit Booth purchase:
- 3 m wide x 2 m deep (6 m2) shell-scheme space for regular spaces (or multiples thereof)
- 2 m wide x 2 m deep (4 m2) space for non-profit organizations
- Table and 2 chairs, carpet, electricity point
- Two (2) complimentary exhibitor badges, Exhibit Area access only
- Four (4) additional exhibitor badges at EUR 295 (+VAT) per badge, Exhibit Area access only
- Congress badges at the discounted exhibitor rate of EUR 460 (+ VAT)
- Listing with logo, 50-word description & web link on website
Level sponsors have first choice in selecting booth location, followed by exhibitors on a “first-paid, first-served” basis. No exhibitor may sub-let or share with another exhibitor.
Exhibit Hours (subject to change):
- Sunday 18 June 17:30 – 19:30 (Welcome Reception)
- Monday 19 June 10:30 – 17:30
- Tuesday 20 June 10:00 – 17:00
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Interested in More Visibility?
|Banner Ad in Congress E-blast (each)||EUR 1,000|
|Banner Ad on Congress Website (per month)||EUR 1,000|
|Social Media Post (each) 1||EUR 1,000|
|Banner Ad in Initial Registration Email (Exclusive) 2||EUR 2,000|
|Banner Ad in Final Confirmation Email (Exclusive) 2||EUR 3,000|
1 Each post to be posted on all 3 platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).
2 Each delegate will receive an initial confirmation email at time of registration. All confirmed delegates will receive a final confirmation email a few days before the Congress. Your custom banner will be displayed in the body of the email.
Sponsor will be responsible for providing the advertisement in high-resolution, print-ready format as per specifications to be communicated by the Congress Secretariat.
|Concurrent Session (each)||EUR 3,000|
There will be several concurrent sessions per time slot. Date/Time or Topic of choice to be discussed with Congress Secretariat.
As the sponsor of a Concurrent Session, you will:
|Poster Session (Exclusive)||EUR 7,500 - TBC|
Abstracts accepted for poster presentations will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall. Presenters will be present during the networking breaks and poster viewing times to answer questions and discuss their research or project with delegates.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Poster Session, you will:
|Booth Pick-up Item (each)||EUR 1,500|
Sponsors can provide an item that delegates will be able to pick up from their booth in the Exhibit Area. The item and booth location will be listed on the website to ensure delegates know where to pick up the item, driving traffic to your booth.
As the sponsor of a Booth Pick-up Item, you will:
Production and shipping costs are the responsibility of the Sponsor.
|Coffee break (each)||EUR 3,000|
Networking opportunities are among the most important reasons the delegates attend the Congress. Each day, the Congress will provide snacks and refreshments during coffee breaks served in the Exhibit Area for all attendees free of charge.
As the sponsor of one of the Coffee Breaks, you will:
|Commercial Lunch Showcase (each)||EUR 3,000|
Organizations interested in demonstrating their innovative products and solutions will be able to make a 30-min presentation during lunch in the Showcase Theatre located near the Exhibit Hall on one of the Congress days.
As the sponsor of a Commercial Lunch Showcase, you will:
|Delegate Help Desk (Exclusive)||EUR 3,000|
The Delegate Help Desk will be located within the registration area at the venue. Staff will be available to assist delegates with any questions they may have regarding the Congress, the Program, or Rotterdam.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Delegate Help Desk, you will:
|Promoted Video Spot (each)||EUR 3,000|
Your 2-min video promoting your products and services will be showcased to delegates in advance of and during the Congress.
As the sponsor of a Promoted Video Spot, you will:
|Volunteer Shirts (Exclusive)||EUR 3,000|
Volunteers are important to the success of the Congress and ensure it runs smoothly. These individuals wear shirts for clear identification, constantly providing assistance, and making attendees feel welcome.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Volunteer Shirts, you will:
|Charging Station (Exclusive)||EUR 3,500|
The Charging Station will allow attendees to power up their mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices for free. This area will be in high demand and can be placed in the Exhibit Hall near your booth.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Charging Station, you will:
|Digital Info Board (Exclusive)||EUR 7,500|
A digital board will enable delegates to post messages for each other. It will also serve as a social media wall, keeping track of posts & interactions through Facebook, Twitter and the official mobile app through a social media leaderboard.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Digital Info Board, you will:
|Hotel Key Card (Exclusive)||EUR 7,500 - TBC|
The Headquarter Hotel near the venue will offer the opportunity to custom brand their hotel key cards. This is a unique opportunity to put your branding in the hands of most delegates. This item is only available to high-level sponsors of the Congress.
Please note: production costs are not included in the sponsorship price, please consult with the Congress Secretariat for a quote.
|Welcome Reception (Exclusive)||EUR 10,000|
The Welcome Reception will take place on Sunday 18 June in the Exhibit Hall. It will be the official opening of the Congress, providing delegates and exhibitors with the opportunity to mix and mingle while enjoying refreshments.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Welcome Reception, you will:
|Wireless Internet (Exclusive)||EUR 10,000|
Wireless internet will be available throughout the venue at no charge allowing delegates to use the Congress onsite mobile app to view the program, access abstracts, or connect with other delegates and colleagues.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Wireless Internet, you will:
|Lanyards (Exclusive)||EUR 5,000|
All delegates will receive a name badge and lanyard to be worn for identification during the Congress.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Lanyards, you will have your logo on all lanyards (provided by Congress Secretariat) along with the Congress logo.
|Mobile App (Exclusive)||EUR 10,000|
The onsite mobile application will be provided to delegates free of charge and will be available for most iOS and Android mobile devices. The mobile app will include the full program, the exhibit floorplan including exhibitor biographies, and general Congress, venue and local information. Timely updates about any programme changes or important announcements will be sent through the app via notification alerts.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Mobile App, you will:
|Lunch (each, Monday & Tuesday)||EUR 6,000|
Each day, the Congress will offer lunch, served in the Exhibit Hall for all attendees free of charge.
As the sponsor of one of the Lunches, you will:
|Congress Dinner (Exclusive)||EUR 20,000|
The Congress Dinner will take place on Monday 19 June onboard James Cook vessel. All delegates are invited to attend this event at an additional charge. Guests and friends are invited to purchase additional full-price tickets.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Congress Dinner, you will:
To reach a sponsorship level, you may:
- pick "a-la-carte" items from the options above (exhibit items as well as advertising, program support, or marketing items), or
- make a general contribution to the Congress, or
- choose a combination of these two options: if the total of your "a-la-carte" items doesn't reach the minimum amount for the sponsorship level of your choice, simply add a general contribution amount.
Upon reaching one of the amounts mentioned below, you will unlock the benefits associated with the respective sponsorship level, in addition to the specific benefits associated with each "a-la-carte" items you will have chosen.
All prices are in EUR.
|Acknowledgement on all media||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Complimentary Congress registrations||6||4||3||2||1|
|Complimentary Exhibit booths 1||2||2||1||-||-|
1 In addition to the booths you may have chosen to add to your shopping list to reach one of the sponsorship levels.
You chose 2 booths, the banner in the Initial Confirmation email, and the Lanyards. Your total reaches EUR 21,000. You wish to be a Platinum Sponsor. You can choose additional items and/or add a general contribution to the Congress of EUR 4,000 to bring your total to EUR 25,000 and unlock the following benefits:
- Acknowledgement as Platinum Sponsor on all media
- 4 complimentary Congress registrations
- 2 additional complimentary exhibit booths (making a 4-booth space)
Our experienced Sponsorship & Exhibits Sales Manager will work closely with you to customize the best package to achieve your specific organization's goals.
Contact our dedicated Sponsorship & Exhibits Sales Manager for more information on our sponsorship options, and to start discussing how you would like to support, and be involved in, WMRC 2023.
Sponsorship & Exhibit Sales Manager
Direct: [+65] 6994 5466
Office: [+65] 6994 5461
International Conference Services Ltd. (ICS)
Suite 710, 1201 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 2V2
Hotel Accommodation: Book Official!
The Congress Secretariat (International Conference Services, Ltd.) is the official housing bureau for the World Maritime Rescue Congress and will coordinate housing for the Congress. Discounted room rates have been negotiated for delegates and groups. All sponsors and exhibitors are asked to support the Congress by booking accommodations via the official Housing Bureau. Full rates will be available on the website in 2023.
Housing Piracy Scam
WARNING: We are aware that illegitimate companies are targeting our sponsors and exhibitors, calling to ‘offer’ to set you up with accommodation. These companies are often fraudulent. Please note that they are not affiliated with us and that the only way to register & book accommodation will be only through the Congress website.