VLDB 2022: Sponsorship

Who are we?

VLDB, started in 1975, is the world-leading conference on topics concerning data management. It is an international event held annually. Different countries ranging from China to India, Germany, Denmark, Brazil and USA have hosted VLDB. It has introduced numerous influential concepts such as "Big Data", "Data Science", and "Cloud" before these names became widely used. Some of the seminal and highly cited research papers in these topics were published in our conference. For almost half a century and after an explosive growth in the computing industry, we remain the home for the latest cutting-edge research and industrial innovation in the data arena. Leaders from the world's great universities and the designers for major vendors come together, with the students whose research will be the foundation for the next waves of transformation. The technology and research presented at our conference is typically 5 to 10 years ahead of its time.

VLDB 2022 will be held in Sydney, Australia, from September 5th to September 9th, 2022. Sydney is one of the most fascinating cities in the world with the iconic Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, famous beaches, great restaurants, and nearby National Parks. Sydney is also a global hub for professional, scientific and technical innovation with renowned academic institutions, many innovative startups, tech companies, financial institutions, movie production facilities, and it is the Australian hub for transport and logistics.

This year's VLDB will be organised as a hybrid event with both on-site and online participation possible; sponsors can have presence and visibility at both the physical and the online aspects of the event. Being located in Sydney, an attractive global city, and with Australia having one of the most vaccinated populations of the world, we are hopeful to draw a strong on-site participation of leading researchers and rising stars. The conference has separate but equally prestigious research and industry tracks for the papers presented at the conference. It offers a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange and share results, providing tremendous opportunities for technological and entrepreneurial innovation. We anticipate more than ten workshops on frontier technology issues to co-locate with VLDB.

Sponsorship Benefits

Many sponsors use VLDB to meet and hire the leading data architects, practitioners, scientists and rising stars of our generation. Contact the VLDB 2022 General Conference Chairs via alan.fekete(AT)sydney.edu.au or uwe.roehm(AT)sydney.edu.au

Sponsorship Categories

VLDB sponsorships are categorized into three types:

Each conference and local sponsorship funds a specific conference, such as this year's VLDB 2022, and the benefits to the sponsors are largely restricted to the time of the conference. The Endowment sponsors enjoy additional benefits all year round.

VLDB2022 Conference Sponsorship Levels

There are four conference sponsorship levels for VLDB2022. Special Sponsors includes specific event support, exhibition, etc. The VLDB 2022 Sponsorships and Exhibitions Prospectus is available from the following link. Please check the details of sponsorships. Contact info is also included in the documents. Please note: sponsorship amounts are exclusive any applicable GST amounts.

DIAMOND SPONSOR (US$30,000 and above)

  • Acknowledgement in press releases
  • Company logo on banner display at the conference registration area
  • Company logo on conference poster as a Diamond sponsor
  • Recognition in the opening and closing sessions of the conference
  • 10 complimentary conference plus workshop registrations (approximate value US$8,000)
  • Full-page advertisement in the conference brochure
  • Linked company logo on conference website
  • Acknowledgement as a Diamond sponsor at the conference banquet
  • An executive place in the Exhibition Area and/or equivalent accommodation for sponsors wanting to participate in an online/hybrid platform.
  • Distribution of the sponsor’s pamphlet to participants through insertion in the conference bag. (Up to A4 size, two sheets, folded or unfolded).

PLATINUM SPONSOR (US$20,000)

  • Acknowledgement in press releases
  • Company logo on banner display at the conference registration area
  • Company logo on conference poster as a Platinum sponsor
  • Recognition in the opening and closing sessions of the conference
  • 6 complimentary conference plus workshop registrations (approximate value US$4,800)
  • Full-page advertisement in the conference brochure
  • Linked company logo on conference website
  • Acknowledgement as a Platinum sponsor at the conference banquet
  • An executive place in the Exhibition Area and/or equivalent accommodation for sponsors wanting to participate in an online/hybrid platform.
  • Distribution of the sponsor’s pamphlet to participants through insertion in the conference bag. (Up to A4 size, two sheets, folded or unfolded).

GOLD SPONSOR (US$10,000)

  • Company logo on banner display at the conference registration area
  • Company logo on conference poster as a Gold sponsor
  • 3 complimentary conference plus workshop registrations (approximate value US$2,400)
  • Full-page advertisement in the conference brochure
  • Linked company logo on conference website
  • Acknowledgement as a Gold sponsor at the conference banquet
  • An executive place in the Exhibition Area and/or equivalent accommodation for sponsors wanting to participate in an online/hybrid platform.

EXHIBITION AREA (US$1,000)

  • A table & chairs will be provided in the Exhibition Area
  • 1 complimentary conference registration (approximate value US$600)

Student Travel Sponsorship

In addition to one of the VLDB sponsorship packages organizations may sponsor individually selected students to participate in VLDB 2022 at a cost of $2,500 per student.

Additional Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies interested in sponsoring a specific event within the conference are asked to contact the General Chairs about the possibilities and associated costs/logistics. As a general guideline, event sponsorship is extra, and all potential event sponsors must be at least Gold sponsors of the conference.

  • Welcome Reception ($20,000)
  • Banquet (exclusive: $30,000 or shared: $20,000 (if more than 1 sponsor wishes to sponsor the banquet))
  • Lunch ($10,000 per lunch event).
Benefits include:
  • prominent display of company logo during sponsored event
  • distribution of company information during the event
  • Acknowledgement of the sponsorship level in all VLDB publicity material, as well as during the introductory remarks at the conference
  • Up to 5 minutes of presentation by representatives of the company during the event, if the event setup allows such a presentation based on input from the General Chair (banquet and reception events only)

Please note that VLDB does not allow sponsorship of events such as keynotes, panels, and best paper awards, to prevent any potential conflict of interest.

Workshop Sponsorship

Coordinated directly by workshop organizers directly. Workshop organizers raising sponsorship funds are encouraged to coordinate with the GC and the local organization team to coordinate benefits to sponsors and how the sponsorship funds will be used.

Local Sponsorship

NATIONAL SPONSOR (AUD2,000 and above)

For companies based in Australia, we offer specialised sponsorship opportunities that are intended to increase participation in VLDB from local companies. Local sponsorship arrangements are flexible and can be adjusted to suit each company's specific needs. For more details, please contact our local sponsorship chair, A/Prof Julian Mestre (julian.mestre(AT)sydney.edu.au).

VLDB Endowment Sponsorship

VLDB invites companies wishing to sponsor the VLDB Conference to become Endowment Sponsors. The newly introduced Endowment Sponsorship hopes to foster increased collaboration and dialogue between the sponsoring companies and the VLDB research community by providing enhanced benefits to VLDB’s corporate partners.

Endowment sponsorships are intended for companies/organizations with a longer-term interest in database research and development who wish to stay connected with the VLDB community. The expectation is that such companies would stay engaged with and sponsor VLDB over multiple years and would benefit from the increased level of benefits that such a sponsorship will provide.

Benefits for Endowment Sponsors

Endowment sponsors at a given level (e.g., Platinum) are automatically conference sponsors at the same level for the given year. In addition to all the benefits that a VLDB conference sponsorship offers at the given level, the Endowment sponsors will further receive the following benefits:

  1. Recognition as a VLDB Endowment sponsor at all VLDB events year round: The endowment sponsor, in addition to be recognized as sponsors (at the appropriate level of support sponsor-- e.g., Gold, Platinum, Diamond) during the conference, would also be recognized at other VLDB events such as summer schools, sponsored workshops, etc.
  2. White Glove Service: The VLDB endowment will identify a specific individual from the VLDB community who will serve as a liaison to ensure that the endowment sponsors are able to derive maximum value from the VLDB community sponsorship all year round.
  3. Opportunity to participate in an online advisory meeting twice a year. Endowment sponsors will have an opportunity to participate in a bi-annual advisory meeting. During the meeting the sponsor representatives will have an opportunity to engage with the Endowment representatives to provide collective feedback on activities & sponsorship benefits, as well as to share their vision(s) for the growth of the field.
  4. Access to a curated list of graduating students looking for jobs not just during the conference, but every quarter. The names will consist of students who opt-in and would like VLDB to distribute their name to potential employers.
  5. Access to Leading Database researchers on topics of mutual interest: The VLDB Endowment (through the organization’s liaison - see benefit 2 above) will enable sponsors to connect with experts on specific topics of interest to their sponsoring organization. Typically, these experts will be ones who have offered tutorials / lectures / keynotes at the conference and/or explicitly expressed interest in donating a few hours of their time connecting with sponsoring companies. The experts will offer consulting / talks on specific topics of mutual interest exclusively for the Company’s internal audience. The goal of this benefit is to seed potential opportunities for research collaborations / consulting between academics and corporate partners. The Endowment will provide Endowment sponsors with a list of researchers and topics to choose from. Different levels of sponsorship will provide different levels of access to researchers: Gold – one 2-hour session, Platinum – two 2-hour sessions, and Diamond – three 2-hour sessions. Please note that this benefit is based on the VLDB researchers volunteering to contribute their time to companies; the list of available topics and researchers may change dynamically.

Becoming an Endowment Sponsor

So, what does a company need to do to get all the above benefits above in addition to the benefits conference sponsors get? Not much! If you are a sponsor at the Gold level or higher, you automatically qualify. You will need to communicate with the endowment about your desire to become an Endowment Sponsor with the intent of sponsoring VLDB repeatedly over the years.