Bespoke events

Transformation Summit

The transformative vision of business technology leaders is a major driving force behind organisational success. This dedicated half-day event uncovers the transformations that are changing the face of business today, as well as the pioneers behind these IT successes, to help inspire, educate and lead others to follow.
Why sponsor The Transformation Summit
Position your company at the heart of driving major organisational change through alignment with the transformative agenda
Benefit from the unique opportunity to present to and meet with over 40 of the most influential IT leaders in the market
Take advantage of the brand exposure that comes with the extensive marketing programme that surrounds the event
The sponsorship opportunity

Sponsorship provides a unique and rare opportunity to engage face-to-face with the most visionary business leaders in IT. 

Pre-event marketing
Co-branding exposure from all pre-event marketing promotions.

During the event
A 20 minute speaking slot as part of the main agenda
Branding exposure throughout the event
Networking opportunities for up to 8 client representatives

Full contact details of all opt-in attendees
Post-event branding exposure on all editorial and marketing follow-ups.
Sole or dual sponsorship available.

Event details
Timing: 9am – 3pm
Format: Half-day conference
Location: 4 /5* London Venue
Date: April/May
Frequency: annual
Average attendance: 40+ CIOs / IT leaders
The format on the day
Hosted and introduced by Mark Chillingworth, Editor-in-Chief of CIO UK.
An intense half-day programme that commences with a client presentation and is followed by 4-5 case study presentations by CIOs that reveal how technology is transforming the marketplace of their organisation and their role as a change agent for improved business value.
Dedicated networking opportunities provided via coffee breaks and a buffet lunch

CIO Roundtable

Delivering the UK’s premier technology leadership events, we are dedicated to encouraging the open exchange of issues amongst leading CIOs. Our CIO Roundtable solution embodies this philosophy and offers clients a rare opportunity to engage with the UK’s most influential CIOs to discuss challenges within a closed and trusted environment.
Why sponsor a CIO Roundtable
Build direct relationships with leading CIOs
Gain invaluable insight on the challenges faced and solutions sought by technology leaders
Position your company as a powerful partner for UK CIOs
The sponsorship opportunity

Working as a partnership, sponsorship of the CIO Roundtable includes:

  • Close collaboration on developing a discussion topic for each Strategy Dinner that resonates most closely with the CIO Agenda
  • Recruitment and attendance by IDG UK of delegates from UK Enterprises
  • Sponsor representation at the event
  • Prominent branding presence on all marketing material including pre-event recruitment collateral, attendee guides and evaluation forms
  • Contact details for all registrants including no shows and attendees
  • Post event presentation including audience feedback
Event details
Timing: 7:30-10.30pm
Format: Dinner and roundtable discussion
Location: 5* hotel UK
Average attendance: 8-15 CIOs/Senior IT Leaders that fit with set criteria
The format on the night
Each bespoke CIO Roundtable Dinner provides an opportunity for CIOs to collaborate with peers and discuss their key challenges and considerations, in an open but trusted environment with Chatham House rules applied.
Mark Chillingworth, CIO Editor-in-Chief, will host your event, moderating the conversation over dinner to ensure that the chosen topic is covered in depth and all attendees are given the opportunity to contribute fully.

Big Conversation

The Big Conversation is a highly respected, tailored event series that offers clients the ideal face-to-face environment to engage with and lead discussions among key IT decision-makers in the UK. The largest event type in our bespoke series offering, The Big Conversation combines extensive networking opportunities with the unique benefits of partnering with the UK’s leading technology media brands. This includes access to the CIO 100 and our content expertise to create truly compelling thought-leadership agendas.
Why sponsor The Big Conversation
Tailored event programmes that meet your exact marketing objectives and can be integrated into broader converged marketing programmes
Organised in association with IDG UK editorial brands to provide powerful brand association as well as access to CIO 100 speakers and the most extensive network of CIOs in the UK
Expert full-services event management
Face-to-face networking with more than 25 CIOs throughout the evening
The sponsorship opportunity

Pre-event marketing
Extensive co-branding exposure from all pre-event marketing promotions

During the event
Attendance of up to 4 leading company representatives who are keen to be involved in high-level conversations with IT leaders
Dedicated speaking slot on the evening
Guaranteed CIO 100 speaker

The full attendee list
Opportunities to create an online destination and LinkedIn community to continue the event dialogue

Event details
Timing: 7pm - 10.30 pm
Format: Drinks reception/canapes followed by presentations
Location: private room at top 5* hotel
Expected attendance: this event will be marketed to all CIOs/Senior IT Leaders that fit with a certain criteria.
The format on the night
Introduction and welcome by Mark Chillingworth, Editor-in-Chief of CIO UK.
Two speakers lead the conversation and presentations for the evening: one CIO from the CIO 100 alongside the sponsor's leading expert on the chosen subject of the evening
Evening concludes with informal networking drinks


Highly flexible and particularly popular among time-critical IT executives, our IDG UK webcast solutions combine the advantages of face-to-face events with the long-tail benefits of digital delivery.
Why sponsor a webcast
Position your organisation as a best-in-class vendor
Benefit from native integration across premium IDG UK editorial environments
Partner with IDG UK’s leading editorial teams to select a topic and craft compelling thought-leadership material
The sponsorship opportunity

The webcast sponsorship package includes:

    Pre-event consultation with our expert editorial team to identify the best topic and format to meet your marketing and message needs
    Hosting or moderating of the webcast by an IDG UK Editor
    Full event-management services including programme development, audience and panel recruitment, registrations, video production and event promotion, asset hosting and promotion
    Minimum 100 registrants guaranteed per webcast
Event details
Timing: 45 minutes to 1 hour-long online video broadcasts
Format: Varied formats available – panel debate or series of presentations
Average attendance: Minimum 100 registrants guaranteed 
The format
All our webcasts are hosted and moderated by a leading IDG UK Enterprise Editor who will work with you closely to identify a topic and format that will be most effective in delivering brand thought-leadership – whether that is a panel debate or a series of presentations.
State-of-the-art webcasting functionality is employed to promote increased engagement throughout the audience experience and provide two-way engagement.
The events are then hosted within native editorial content on IDG UK sites and can be available either live or on-demand.