London, 15th October 2012. – The trade meeting ground for sponsorship in the UK – the Think!Sponsorship Conference is back on 14th November 2012 with a focus on the changing nature of the sponsorship industry in the wake of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Top on the billing is the vibrant discussion on alcohol sponsorship. Throughout the summer the alcohol industry has endured a sustained attack that has seen the BMA calling for a total ban on alcohol sponsorship. The financial impact of a ban on the sponsorship industry would be unequivocally bad news for rights holders and agencies alike; not to mention the loss of a sector that has produced some of the most innovative and forward thinking activation campaigns of our generation.

Titled ‘Forward Thinking’ the conference will offer delegates the opportunity to hear both sides of the story as Alcohol Concern, The Portman Group, SA Brains & The European Sponsorship Association debate and discuss what impact an alcohol ban would have on a sponsorship industry heavily dependent on this investment, how an alcohol ban might affect social change, and what steps the industry can take to stave off legislation of this type.

Aside from a topical and relevant content programme the conference provides unparalleled networking opportunities with sponsors including: QBE, Barclaycard, Holiday Inn, Virgin Media, Standard Life, Coca-Cola, Beazley, Vodafone, LV=, UBS, McDonald’s, Deloitte, Accenture, Lloyds TSB, Castrol, Alix Partners, Google, Everything Everywhere, O2, Sky and BP.

Over 3,500 delegates have attended Think!Sponsorship conferences with over 90% of delegates saying they would recommend the event to a friend or colleague.

‘Forward Thinking’ Conference will take place on 14th November 2012 at Stratford Circus, London. To find out more about the conference agenda visit www.thinksponsorship.com.

Tickets are available at £275 + VAT. To book now go to www.regonline.co.uk/think18 or email catherine@thinksponsorship.com