The National Outdoor Events Association is giving businesses the chance to be part of its future.

It has launched a new Futures Sponsorship Package to give long-standing supporters the chance to have a closer partnership and play a more proactive role in the quality, performance and growth of the industry.

NOEA is the UK’s leading outdoor events trade association and its aim is to drive best practice and to promote secure, commercial and growing businesses.

Susan Tanner, NOEA’s chief executive, said: “The Future Sponsorship Package is part of a wider strategy to be unveiled at our conference in November in Bath as we are keen to widen the involvement of people in the events industry in the future of the industry.”

The theme and content for this year’s conference will be all about commercialisation with the hashtag #makeeventspay

Called Project Commercialisation: How to Make More Money from Outdoor Events, each session aims to either help delegates to save £1,000 or make £1,000.

Susan said: “We have a number of high profile keynote speeches as well as interactive sessions covering financing an event and event technology. We will also be looking at how risks are addressed through policing and security.”

James Heappey MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Events, is among those attending with the full line-up due to be announced in the autumn.

The new Futures Package is for a commitment of three years and includes links to the organisation’s prestigious awards with sponsorship of a category, attendance at the awards dinner, information on the website, speaking at the conference and much more.

The 13th annual Convention and Awards Dinner will be held in Bath on November 24 and judges for this year are Alastair Turner, managing director of Eight PR & Marketing; Andy McNicholl. City Events Manager for Liverpool Council;  Gill Tee who is founder and Managing Director of entertee and Director of entertee Hire; Marino Fresh, Head of Marketing UK and Ireland for Eventbrite.

There are 17 categories including Event Innovation of the Year, Event Organiser of the Year, Event Supplier of the Year, Sporting Event of the Year, Small Festival of the Year, Large Festival of the Year, Caterer of the Year, Sponsorship Campaign of the Year and Student Event of the Year.

Entries close September 12 –  to enter visit – the event also has a range of sponsorship packages available – for more information please