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Event Summary

In a rapidly evolving threat landscape, it has never been more vital to remain aware of the state-of-the-art in best practices and technologies available to security practitioners, the methods and tools in use by attackers, and the emerging legal and compliance demands. ITWeb Security Summit 2020 draws on the insights of industry experts, analysts and end users to deliver an agenda aligned with the specific threats and opportunities facing African CISOs, security specialists, risk officers and CIOs.

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Top international, African and local speakers will again ensure that this summit – the 15th annual information security event from ITWeb – continues to build on its legacy as the ‘must-attend’ gathering for every IT, security and business decision-maker who is serious about promoting excellence in information security to the benefit of his / her company and the information security community as a whole.

Why should you sponsor?

ITWeb’s Security Summit is THE South African business event of choice in the information security industry. The 2019 event was attended by over 650 delegates and had over 45 sponsors represented. The 2020 event will be a high-profile conference and business exhibition that will equip delegates with tools to tackle today’s mission-critical security objectives – no matter how rampant the user ignorance or non-compliance that runs throughout their organisations.

ITWeb Security Summit 2020 provides you with a platform to showcase your security solutions, services and technologies to qualified senior level decision makers. This is southern Africa’s largest information security event on the calendar – everyone that’s anyone in the IT security space will be there!

Our campaign provides you with exposure before, during and after the event using ITWeb’s communication channels, including ITWeb Online, Brainstorm and other business press.

Position your brand as a serious player in the information security space and take advantage of the marketing opportunities available to you.

  • Engage with information security experts from all over the world
  • Connect with potential buyers
  • Share knowledge, ideas, technologies and opinions with key industry players
  • Explore industry trends and recent developments to help you keep ahead of your competition
  • Launch and promote new products, services and solutions
  • Recruit new customers

Key Objectives

Information security isn't just an IT issue anymore – it's everyone's business!

Executives responsible for securing their organisation's assets and infrastructure, experienced information security professionals and newcomers attend ITWeb Security Summit to:

  • Identify threats: Explore security threats to your business
  • Recognise opportunities: Take advantage of opportunities and remain competitive
  • Create awareness: Combat user ignorance and stay up-to-date on issues and solutions
  • Mitigate risk: Manage the challenge of regulatory compliance, policies and procedures
  • Safeguard assets: Protect critical infrastructure through effective intrusion prevention strategies
  • Learn what works and what doesn’t: Get insight into successful security strategies and best practices
  • Experience it: Witness demonstrations of IT security tools and techniques
  • Explore options: Find out about the wide range of innovative security products and solutions
  • Exchange ideas: Network with peers and industry experts in the field of information security

Is this your target market?

CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, IT Directors, Network Architects & Managers, Middle to Senior IT Management, Heads of Departments, Risk Managers, Auditors, Practitioners of Information Security, and Senior Business and IT Executives across all industries whose jobs include enterprise-security responsibilities and critical infrastructure protection.

Those charged with developing and implementing their organisation's information security programs, including:

  • CEOs/Managing Directors
  • Senior Business Executives whose jobs include enterprise-security responsibilities
  • Senior Business Executives whose jobs include critical infrastructure protection
  • Information Security Managers and Directors
  • Information Security Staff
  • Network and Systems Security Administrators
  • Enterprise Security Architects
  • Business Continuity Managers
  • Data Security Professionals
  • IT Auditors

Those accountable for information security within their areas of expertise, including:

  • CIOs
  • IT/MIS Staff
  • Internet Security Managers
  • Systems Planners and Analysts
  • Security Analysts
  • Systems Administrators
  • Software and Application Developers
  • Engineers
  • Technical and Support Specialists
  • Systems Integrators
  • Web Masters
  • Strategic Planners

If you have a solution, product or technology in one of the following areas then ITWeb Security Summit is the platform for you

  • Access Control
  • Anti Virus & Content Security
  • Anti-Hacking
  • AV Malware
  • Biometrics
  • Business Continuity Management
  • CIIP Solutions
  • Cloud Security
  • Communication Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer Remote Control
  • Content Inspection / Filtering
  • Content Security
  • Crypto Algorithms
  • Cyber Crime
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Data Storage
  • Defence Industry Supplier
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Education & Training
  • Electronic Access Equipment
  • Encryption Application / Devices
  • Enterprise Network Solution Provider
  • Enterprise Security Management
  • Firewalls
  • Forensic Labs
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Information Risk Management
  • Information Security Consultants
  • Internet Data Centre
  • Internet Security
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • ISPs
  • Managed Security Services
  • Network Security
  • Network Security & Management
  • Online Financial Attacks
  • PCI and Compliance
  • Phishing
  • PKI
  • Risk Management
  • Security Operations Systems
  • Smart Card & RFID Technology
  • Software Application Developers
  • SPAM and Spyware
  • Threat Evolution and Response
  • Threat Modelling
  • Virtualisation and Security
  • Vulnerability Management Solutions
  • WAN Optimisation
  • Web Security
  • Wireless Security

Sponsorship Table

Other promotional and branding opportunities

  • Security Survey Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE – 185k
  • Executive Roundtable Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE – 185k
  • Urban Café Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE – 225k
  • Official Wrap-Up Party Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE – 135k
  • Business Matchmaking Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE – 125k
  • Branded Water Bottles Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE – 30k
  • Conference Delegate Power Pack Snack Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE – 85k
  • Branded Charging Stations – EXCLUSIVE – 25k

Security Survey and Survey Results Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE

Be seen as a leader in information security insight and intelligence.

Sponsor the annual ‘Information Security Breaches Survey’ and have your brand associated with the results of this exclusive survey to a captive audience of security professionals during the plenary conference session at ITWeb Security Summit 2020.

Target respondents:

Respondent target base will be carefully defined to include decision-makers and other relevant C-level executives directly responsible for information security in their organisation. The goal is to capture a minimum of 100 valid responses from qualified respondents.

Incentive for respondents:

  • Exclusive access to key findings of the survey
  • Lucky draw prize

Part of the incentive for the respondents to complete the survey is a prize draw. The prize should be valued at around R5 000 provided by the sponsor. Prize details will be advertised on some of the online banners as an additional incentive for the target audience to complete the survey questionnaire

Pre-Survey Marketing

  • ITWeb front page exposure for four weeks – for branding purposes and to attract respondents (note - although the key demographic base will be targeted directly via personalised e-mails).
  • Drafting the questionnaire is the most important part of the survey process. ITWeb and the sponsor would work together to ensure the questionnaire yields meaningful results that are of high value to both the sponsor as well as the targeted audience.
  • There will be one specific lead-generation question – asking for respondent’s consent to be contacted by the sponsor.
  • Promotional banners, banners for the survey fall into two categories: 4 banners promoting the survey and 2 banners promoting the sponsor, the company or products
  • ITWeb will post an article outlining the objectives of the survey and include comments from a spokesperson from the sponsor. It will draw attention to the key challenges and profile the sponsor as the thought leader and innovator in this sector. This article will be published in all relevant portals on ITWeb. The headline will also appear on the survey landing page.
  • There will be a minimum of three mailshots sent out during the course of the survey promoting the survey to respondents and including the sponsor’s brand.
  • In order to reach the required respondent target and achieve a qualified sample, ITWeb will run a telesales initiative in addition to the digital channels mentioned above.

At Event Marketing

  1. A nominated spokesperson from the sponsor to present the findings to the ITWeb Security Summit 2020 audience during a 20min presentation during the main plenary on day one.
  2. A Survey Report including the sponsor’s brand will be published to include the survey results as well as commentary. The hard copy of this report will be handed out to all attendees at the close of day two.

Post-Survey Marketing

  • An article providing a sneak preview of the results will be written after the survey has closed (at the sponsor’s discretion). It will include comments and analysis from both the sponsor and ITWeb’s journalist / editor. This post-survey article will be published in all relevant portals on ITWeb and will also appear on the survey home page.
  • ITWeb journalists would refer to the survey results and the sponsor commentary and analysis of the results throughout the year, as and when writing about IT solutions, issues and trends that the survey results can help illuminate.
  • The survey results will , *subject to the sponsor approval, be comprehensively covered in print in ICT Insight, a monthly supplement to ITWeb Brainstorm magazine that reaches 12 000 business technology decision-makers.
  • The above survey results editorial is featured as the cover story in ICT Insight. This cover story article is also republished on ITWeb, including the infographics, plus a PDF version of the print coverage.

Exclusive Security Survey Sponsorship Investment
ZAR 185,000.00 (excl. VAT)

Executive Roundtable Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE

ITWeb’s Executive Roundtable at ITWeb Security Summit 2020 provides a powerful networking, lead generation and knowledge exchange platform, addressing prevailing business technology issues and industry trends. Your C-Suite Roundtable will run at an exclusive venue. All attendees to your Roundtable will be invited to attend ITWeb Security Summit 2020 as our guests.

Audience: 15 C-suite business and technology decision-makers as per sponsor’s target audience.

Audience value: Deep insight into issues, trends and developments, delivered in an interactive, highly concentrated format; the opportunity to listen to thought leaders and industry experts and network with peers.

Sponsor’s value: Unique opportunity to address a select group of ICT strategists, decision makers and buyers of technology – current and potential customers.

Marketing benefits

The ITWeb Events team will handle the venue hire, catering, audio visual equipment, delegate registration and all the promotional, editorial and marketing activities required to attract attendees to your roundtable event. Included in this are the following elements:

  • Planning, preparation and delivery facilitation of an executive breakfast event for a targeted 15 qualified attendees (20 attendees including sponsor staff).
  • In consultation with the sponsor, ITWeb Events producer at ITWeb will put together the programme content.
  • The producer will write copy for the programme page on the event portal and campaign messaging (based on content provided by sponsor).
  • A journalist from ITWeb will interview your nominated senior level executive and the copy will be used in a pre-event editorial story published on ITWeb.
  • A videographer from ITWeb will interview your nominated senior level executive and the video will be published online on ITWeb as a pre-event promotion.
  • ITWeb will produce:
    • Branded executive notebook & pen sets / folders
    • Branded name-badges
  • ITWeb will manage all interaction with attendees, prior to and after the event, this includes:
    • Tracking responses to the executive roundtable and providing sponsor with detailed registration feedback on a weekly basis
    • Based on sponsor approval sending all approved attendee’s confirmation of attendance via email
    • Contacting all attendee’s telephonically prior the event to confirm attendance
    • Sending reminder email and SMS to all attendees the week prior to the event
    • Should it be necessary, conducting tele-boosting to sponsor’s prospect lists to drive attendance
  • On the day ITWeb will be responsible for full on-site support, including:
    • Delivery of all inventory to the venue
    • Registration of attendees
    • Interaction with venue
    • AV and technical support
  • On the day co-ordinate ITWeb journalist to do key interview and generate independent article to be published online on ITWeb post event
  • Post event ITWeb will be responsible for:
    • A comprehensive report-back article published on ITWeb and posted in the event portal
  • ITWeb will present sponsor with detailed attendee feedback based on the completion of the evaluation forms at the event
  • For specific lead generation ITWeb will provide feedback on 5 short questions (sponsor to provide) which will be included on the evaluation forms.
  • Company CEO / CTO will be invited to open the Executive Roundtable, welcome attendees and introduce the Chairman, as well as close the session with a 15 minute summary of the key outcomes of the roundtable.
  • Your company will be entitled to send follow-up communiqué to the database of attendees at the Executive Roundtable as an official thank you for participating and to establish an opportunity for potential follow-up.
  • Your corporate logo under the heading ‘Executive Roundtable Sponsor’ and a 50 word company write-up to appear on the event format page of the event portal providing details on the roundtable.
  • Your corporate logo under the heading ‘Executive Roundtable Sponsor’ to appear on all correspondence with Roundtable attendees.
  • Your company will be entitled to place two free-standing banners (1m x 2m) at the registration area as well as inside the Roundtable venue.
  • Your company will be entitled to provide your corporate brochure or promotional material to be given out to all Roundtable attendees.
  • Your company will also be entitled to provide promotional gifts / giveaways to be provided for all Roundtable attendees.

Exclusive Executive Roundtable Sponsorship Investment
ZAR 185,000.00 (excl. VAT)

Urban Café Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE

Pre-event promotion and marketing benefits

Across online, electronic and print channels of ITWeb

  • Your corporate logo – in all cases hyperlinked to your website – will be prominently displayed under the heading 'Urban Café sponsor' in the following positions:
    • On the home page of the event portal hosted on ITWeb;
    • On the sponsor page of the event portal together with your 30-word company write-up;
    • On a number of direct e-mail shots sent to targeted prospects from ITWeb's subscriber base;
    • On event adverts placed in ICT Insights, supplement in Brainstorm magazine, in the months preceding the event to advertise, promote and heighten awareness of the event.
    • On an event advert placed in Brainstorm magazine, the month preceding the event to advertise, promote and heighten awareness of the event.
  • Your company will be provided with customised online, email signature & social media banners to be placed on your company’s channels and hyperlinked to the event portal. The banners include your corporate logo under the heading ‘Urban Café sponsor’ and advertise the discounted rate your guests qualify for on their registration.
  • Your company will be entitled to provide ITWeb with mailing lists of potential delegates / prospects. ITWeb will invite your contacts to attend the summit on your behalf in order to ensure we’re reaching all your prospects and target markets.
  • A journalist from ITWeb will interview your nominated senior level executive and the copy will be used in a pre-event editorial story published on ITWeb.
  • A videographer from ITWeb will interview your nominated senior level executive and the video will be published online on ITWeb as a pre-event promotion.
  • Your company news, press releases, editorial & white papers will be published in the dedicated Security Summit virtual press office hosted on ITWeb. Releases must integrate your participation at ITWeb Security Summit to ensure publicity on the portal.

At the event promotion and marketing benefits

  • 2 specialty refreshment bars to be positioned in the centre of the exhibition. These bars will be manned by 4 barista’s serving not more than 2,000 speciality drinks for the duration of the event.
  • Your company will be provided with a 30 word company write-up and contact details as well as your corporate logo inside the official Event Guide.
  • Two (2) complimentary delegate passes to the summit will be made available for your corporate guests.
  • Additional tickets will be available at less 15%.
  • Four (4) complimentary sponsor passes to the exhibition area of the summit will be made available for your company’s staff that will be networking inside your Urban Café.
  • Your logo will be branded on the labels of 2,000 cup sleeves (cup sleeves wrap around the premium ripple paper cups that drinks will be served in).
  • Your logo will be branded on the front of the refreshment bar stations.
  • Your logo will be branded on the front of the barista aprons.
  • Your logo will be branded on all menu’s displayed on refreshment bar counters.

Extensive post event marketing and lead generation benefits

  • Your company:
    • Will benefit from your corporate logo remaining on the home page of the event portal on ITWeb for 12 months after the event;
    • Will be provided with a full post event demographic report and results of delegate feedback evaluations and comments; and
    • Will be provided with a full conference delegate list to assist in new business generation.

Exclusive Urban Café Sponsorship Investment
ZAR 225,000.00 (excl. VAT)

Note: Additional furniture / flooring / design aspects inside the Urban Café required by the Sponsor will be for the Sponsor’s own account.

ITWeb Security Summit 2020 Wrap-up Party Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE

The ITWeb Security Summit 2020 official Wrap-up Party will run at the close of the conference, on the evening of the second day. All delegates, guests, sponsors and speakers will be invited to attend this function which provides the sponsoring company with the ideal opportunity to network with attendees in a relaxed and informal environment.

Pre-event promotion and marketing benefits

Across online, electronic and print channels of ITWeb

  • Your corporate logo – in all cases hyperlinked to your website – will be prominently displayed under the heading ‘Wrap-Up Party Sponsor’ in the following positions:
    • On the home page of the event portal hosted on ITWeb;
    • On the sponsor page of the event portal together with your 30-word company write-up;
    • On separate direct e-mail shots sent to targeted prospects from ITWeb’s subscriber base;
    • On all general correspondence with delegates leading up to the event;
    • On an event advert placed in Brainstorm magazine, the month preceding the event to advertise, promote and heighten awareness of the event.
  • One dedicated mailshot will be sent to all registrations to ITWeb Security Summit 2020, inviting them to attend the event with a link to confirm their attendance. Invitation mailshot to include your corporate branding and a 50-word company write-up.
  • Your company will be provided with customised online, email signature & social media banners to be placed on your company’s channels and hyperlinked to the event portal. The banners include your corporate logo under the heading ‘Wrap-Up Party sponsor’ and advertise the discounted rate your guests qualify for on their registration.
  • Your company will be entitled to provide ITWeb with mailing lists of potential delegates / prospects. ITWeb will invite your contacts to attend the summit on your behalf in order to ensure we’re reaching all your prospects and target markets.
  • Your company news, press releases, editorial & white papers will be published in the dedicated Security Summit virtual press office hosted on ITWeb. Releases must integrate your participation at ITWeb Security Summit to ensure publicity on the portal.

At the event promotion and marketing benefits

  • Your company will be entitled to:
    • Place one free-standing banner (1m x 2m) in the registration area at the venue;
    • Host a display area in a prime position in the lunch and tea break area, where the company’s executives and sales staff can interact with the delegates;
    • The display area will include a 12m2 shell scheme exhibition stand; 1 conference table with 2 chairs; fascia board with company branding; carpeting; lighting and 1 plug point;
    • A 30 word company write-up and contact details as well as your corporate logo inside the official Event Guide;
    • Insert up to two A4 sheets of your corporate brochure or promotional material into all delegate bags;
    • Your corporate logo under the heading ‘Wrap-Up Party sponsor’ to run on the large presentation screen on a rotational basis throughout the summit;
    • Two (2) complimentary delegate passes to the summit for your corporate guests;
    • Additional tickets will be available at less 15%; and
    • Four (4) complimentary sponsor passes for your company’s staff that will be manning your stand.

Extensive post event marketing and lead generation benefits

  • Your company:
    • Will benefit from your corporate logo remaining on the home page of the event portal on ITWeb for 12 months after the event;
    • Will be provided with details of all delegates that register to attend the Wrap-Up Party.

ITWeb Security Summit 2019 Wrap-Up Party Sponsorship Investment
ZAR 135,000.00 (excl. VAT)

Please note: this sponsorship investment excludes all direct costs related to running this function including venue hire, catering, beverages and entertainment. These costs will be for the sponsors own account.

Business Matchmaking Sponsor - EXCLUSIVE

All delegates, speakers and sponsors are pre-show profiled into the Business Matchmaking Program at ITWeb Security Summit 2020 and can select who they want to meet and schedule their meetings. The entire program is managed onsite through an onsite Business Matchmaking helpdesk. This helpdesk will consist of staff that track meetings and staff that follow up on no-shows for sponsors.

Pre-event promotion and marketing benefits

Across online, electronic and print channels of ITWeb

  • Your corporate logo – in all cases hyperlinked to your website – will be prominently displayed under the heading 'Business Matchmaking Sponsor' in the following positions:
    • On the home page of the event portal hosted on ITWeb;
    • On the sponsor page of the event portal together with your 30-word company write-up;
    • On separate direct e-mail shots sent to targeted prospects from ITWeb’s online and print databases.
  • Your company news, press releases, editorial & white papers will be published in the dedicated Security Summit virtual press office hosted on ITWeb. Releases must integrate your participation at ITWeb Security Summit to ensure publicity on the portal.

At the event promotion and marketing benefits

  • Your company will be provided with a 30 word company write-up and contact details as well as your corporate logo inside the official Event Guide.
  • Your company will be entitled to place free-standing banners around the Business Matchmaking Lounge situated in a prime position in the exhibition area of the event.
  • Insert up to four A4 sheets of your corporate brochure or promotional material into all official delegate document bags.
  • Your corporate logo under the heading ‘Business Matchmaking Sponsor’ to run on the large presentation screen on a rotational basis throughout the summit.
  • Tickets for the conference will be available at less 10%.
  • Four (4) complimentary sponsor passes to the exhibition area will be made available for your staff that will be available for networking inside the business matchmaking area.

Extensive post event marketing and lead generation benefits

  • Your company:
    • Will benefit from your corporate logo remaining on the home page of the event portal on ITWeb for 12 months after the event;
    • Will be provided with a full conference delegate list to assist in new business generation.

Business Matchmaking Sponsorship Investment
ZAR 125,000.00 (excl. VAT)

Branded water bottles – EXCLUSIVE

Sponsorship benefits

  • Your corporate logo – in all cases hyperlinked to your website – will be prominently displayed under the heading 'Sponsor' in the following positions:
    • On the home page of the event portal hosted on ITWeb;
    • On the sponsor page of the event portal together with your 30-word company write-up;
    • On the labels of 2,500 bottles of still water to be given out to all delegates inside the conference auditorium and during refreshment breaks for the duration of the event.
  • Insert one A4 sheet of your corporate brochure or promotional material into all official delegate document bags.
  • Two complimentary delegate passes to the summit will be made available for your corporate guest.
  • Additional tickets for the summit will be available at less 10%.
  • Your corporate logo under the heading ‘Sponsor’ to run on the large presentation screen on a rotational basis throughout the summit.

Branded Water Bottles Sponsorship Investment
ZAR 30,000.00 (excl. VAT)

Please note: Bottled water to be supplied by event organiser – ITWeb.

Conference Delegate Power Snack Pack Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE

Sponsorship benefits

  • Your corporate logo – in all cases hyperlinked to your website – will be prominently displayed under the heading ‘Sponsor’ in the following positions:
    • On the home page of the event portal hosted on ITWeb;
    • On the sponsor page of the event portal together with your 30-word company write-up;
    • On the front of 650 snack packs, filled with snacks designed to give energy, to be given out to all delegates at registration on the morning of Day 1 of the Summit.
  • Insert one A4 sheet of your corporate brochure or promotional material into all official delegate document bags.
  • Tickets for the summit will be available at less 10%.

Power Snack Pack Sponsorship Investment
ZAR 85,000.00 (excl. VAT)

Please note: ITWeb is responsible for design and supply of snack packs and will need high resolution logo’s from the sponsor. Proof to be signed off by sponsor before printing.

Branded charging stations – EXCLUSIVE

Sponsorship benefits

  • Your corporate logo – in all cases hyperlinked to your website – will be prominently displayed under the heading ‘Sponsor’ in the following positions:
    • On the home page of the event portal hosted on ITWeb;
    • On the sponsor page of the event portal together with your 30-word company write-up;
    • Prominently on the charging stations that appear at registration as well as in the exhibition area of the event.
  • Insert one A4 sheet of your corporate brochure or promotional material into all official delegate document bags.
  • Tickets for the summit will be available at less 10%.

Branded Charging Stations Sponsorship Investment
ZAR 25,000.00 (excl. VAT)

Please note: Charging stations to be supplied by event organisers – ITWeb.