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Exhibit & Workshops Online Reservation Form 

Summary of support levels and benefits

The University of Guelph will host the 70th annual conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) from June 22 to 25, 2020. We have planned an outstanding scientific and professional development program and anticipate attendance of over 500 scientists from Canada, the United States, and overseas, including faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers. This dynamic research forum represents a valuable opportunity to showcase your company, products, or services to a broad audience of scientists who have interests encompassing applied and environmental microbiology, infection and immunity, and molecular genetics and cellular microbiology. We hope that your company will consider participating in this international event. 


Outlined below are the various ways in which you can participate in the CSM 2020 Annual Conference. Details of each of these corporate opportunities are provided in the information package below (prices are in Canadian dollars). Please feel free to contact Mrs. Wafaa H. Antonious, CSM Secretariat and Conference Organizer, with any questions or requests that you may have (613-421-7229; info@csm-scm.org). 




















Conference Support Levels & Benefits: (Please refer to the Detailed Sponsorship, Marketing and Exhibit Information document (top of the page) for details of the benefits of each category listed below)

Platinum ($5,000 & above)

Gold ($2,500 - $4,999)

Silver ($1,250 - $2,499)

Bronze ($750 - $1,249)

Exhibitor ($1,500)


We greatly value and appreciate the generous contributions of our sponsors, who make the CSM conference possible. Depending on the level of sponsorship, contributors should expect maximum exposure and visibility in our program on our international website and through the delegates bags' inserts. Sponsors also have the opportunity to hold a half hour workshop, sponsor a specific session, a coffee break, or keynote lecture. We look forward to working with each of our sponsors to ensure that they receive an exceptional value commensurate with their generous level of support.

Awards Support
Student Symposium Award ($1,250)
(Please refer to the Detailed Sponsorship, Marketing and Exhibit Information document (top of the page) for further details)



Exhibitors not only make a generous contribution to the conference, but also provide essential information and resources for our participants. Exhibits, poster sessions, and lunches are planned for 2 days from June 23 & 24, 2020. For our exhibitors, we have arranged the locations of events to maximize contact with the conference attendees. Exhibitors will be in the Fieldhouse, where poster sessions, and afternoon refreshments will be held. In addition, each conference attendee will participate in a passport system that encourages them to visit vendor booths in order to win prizes. Exhibitors are encouraged to participate with door prizes for the draw. Please contact Wafaa Antonious and advise her of what you are planning to bring for the door prizes.  Pleae refer to the Floor plan, contact Wafaa Antonious and provide her with your first three choices for your booth location.  Please refer to the Exhibitors Guidelines for all the details related to the Exhibits & Workshops. 


1) Logo on Exhibitor Page 
2) Booth at Fieldhouse for 2 days

3) Passport System 

4) Complimentary Lunch 

5) 1 Complimentary registration to attend the scientific sessions.

Delegate Bag Inserts:  

Market your company by providing maximum of 4 page flyer to include in the delegate bags.  If interested please access the Exhibitor Registration form and choose “Delegate Bag Advertising Inserts” $750 + HST.  You will be advised a month before the conference of the number of flyers you need to provide.  Your company will be considered a Bronze Sponsor.  It is our sincerest hope that you will consider participating in this event, either as a sponsor or as an exhibitor. We are planning a fantastic meeting and would be delighted to have your partnership towards our goal.


Thank you for your consideration and support of the Canadian research community. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or other ideas.

Exhibit & Workshops Online Reservation Form 



Sponsors and partners

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