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Sponsorship of conferences and meetings

Sponsorship of seminars and conferences


BMJ Group actively encourages sponsorship of its seminars, workshops, and conferences.

In order to preserve BMJ Group’s integrity, the following criteria must be met:

Each event must have a minimum of two sponsors. –


Possible sponsorship elements

-          Exhibition stand (to a maximum size of 3m x 3m) – separated from the plenary and break-out rooms

-          Loose insert in delegate bags

-          Corporate logo with the online registration page

-          Corporate logo on the back cover of the event logo

-          Acknowledgement from the Chair at the start of the event

-          Delegate networking opportunity during the post-meeting drinks reception (if available)

-          Corporate logo on follow-up delegate emails

-          Satellite Symposia meeting – 30 to 60 minute symposia in a separate room, before, during lunch break or after the scientific programme. The content of a symposium needs to be agreed by BMJG prior to the meeting and would need to demonstrate its relevance to the main scientific programme and its educational value to delegates. A satellite symposia would be listed as part of the agenda for a meeting

-          Sponsored invitations

-          Sponsorship of a topic – a specific topic within the scientific content of a meeting may be sponsored through an unrestricted educational grant. A sponsor will not be permitted to influence the content of the scientific programme at any stage


If accrediting bodies sponsorship guidelines differ from the above, these will be adhered to

Sponsors cannot have any influence over seminars and conference content, speakers

BMJ Group employees attendance at sponsored meeting


It is not the policy of BMJ Group to allow employees to accept any form of payment from a company to attend and or contribute to a sponsored meeting. If employees need to attend a sponsored meeting, all costs will be met by BMJ Group


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