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Why Should You Partner with GDS Group?

GDS Group are a global events, research and technology services company dedicated to helping clients meet the challenges posed by a fast-moving, disruptive business environment. For our sponsors we provide powerful event experiences that help to accelerate pipelines, close the market gap and elevate the position of your brand. 

Why Partner with GDS? 

Our award-winning offering is designed with senior executives front of mind and make use of both virtual and live settings to help you to make the changes that matter. What are the advantages of this though? GDS helps you to: 

  • Position your organisation as a ‘trusted advisor’​ 
  • Accelerate profitable revenue growth 
  • Win market share – net new logo acquisition​ 
  • Expand existing accounts – new LOB’s closing whitespace, accelerating opportunities through the pipeline to completion​ 
  • Elevate the conversation​ to the C-Suite​ 
  • Increase brand awareness and stay front of mind 

How do each of GDS’ products cater specifically to sponsors though? 

Virtual Summit Sponsors 

GDS’s Virtual Summits afford sponsors an opportunity to meet with senior executives who share active projects and a common purpose. By putting you in conversation with these individuals we help you to achieve strategic digital transformation at pace. The virtual summit journey consists of the following: 

  • Pre-event: You will work with our production team to ensure that you meet your ideal customer. Create meaningful conversations with our support on meeting content creation, curation, and execution  
  • During the event: Meet engaged event attendees with interactive features including multi-dimensional keynotes, live polling, 121 breakout sessions, live Q&A, and interactive sessions and panels. We will help you to make an impact with your company brand shown within our state-of-the-art virtual studio.  
  • Post event: We help our sponsors to respond faster to engagement and business opportunities with real-time, downloadable and actionable data and post-event insights. Convert the conversions you had into pipeline with support from our Post-Event Meetings Service taking business conversations forward with engaged customers 

Roundtable Sponsors 

GDS’s virtual roundtables are closed door, tailored conversations that help you to benchmark, share and get better equipped to solve your complex transformation projects. These events are designed to help our sponsors to accelerate pipeline, target shared learning and drive a shorter sales-cycle.Roundtables consist of the following for sponsors: 

  • Pre-event: Our event team will work with you to help craft the synopsis to facilitate a powerful 90-minute discussion with value for both you and your executive attendees. Invite your exact target audience to attend your closed-door roundtable focused on themes relevant to your technology solutions. 
  • During the event: Enjoy a 90-minute discussion with senior executives, focused on your core themes and shared challenges. The event host will facilitate a conversation that enables executives to get to the core of the issue and inspire new ways of thinking.  
  • Post event: Transfer the conversions you generate into pipelines with support from our Post-Event Meetings Service taking business conversations forward with interested senior executives.   

Showcase Sponsors 

GDS’ Showcase solution enables you to host internal and external meetings using our immersive end-to-end digital event services with broadcast-quality stage and screen production. This experience is designed to help you to better engage your audience, deliver your message with style and create an energizing experience. Showcase consists of the following for sponsors: 

  • Pre-event: Our event team will work with you to create a virtual event that involves everyone in the conversation, we work to guarantee that these events drive value for both you and your executive attendees.  
  • During the event: We help you to deliver to your future pipeline aims by pairing you with the people who matter to you most. In doing so, we help you to more reliably achieve your revenue targets. 
  • Post-event: After the show has concluded, we help you to stay close to your existing partners and expand your network to become a market leading and trusted advisor. 

Live Event Sponsors 

Now that the pandemic has subsided, GDS is proud to announce that live events are making a return. These events help you to accelerate business connections in impactful spaces and to drive transformational change face-to-face. Live events consist of the following: 

  • Pre-event: Our customer success team will support you throughout your venue selection, registration and visitor onboarding journey. We will then assist you in designing a run of show that helps to drive powerful discussions which benefit you and your executive attendees. You can also invite your exact target audience to attend your closed-door roundtable focused on themes relevant to your technology solutions.  
  • During the event: Enjoy an in-depth discussion with senior executives face-to-face and focused on your core themes and shared challenges. The event host will facilitate a conversation that enables executives to get to the core of the issue and inspire new ways of thinking.  
  • Post event: Transfer the conversions you generate into pipeline with support from our Post-Event Meetings Service. This will help you to take business conversations forward with interested senior executives.   

What do Executives Think? 

GDS Group is trusted by the Likes of IBM, Shell, Amazon, Google and Chase to deliver the insights necessary to drive real change but what are executives saying about us? 

  • Cynthia Richardson, 7-Eleven Global – “I connected with peers that I know I’ll stay in touch with, including suppliers which have presented a fantastic opportunity for 7-Eleven Global in the future. It may well be the most valuable summit I’ve attended in many years”. 
  • Sheela Subramanian – Senior Director, Future Forum, Slack – “GDS Incorporates a live moderator, in a real studio, with virtual attendees, and speakers all being seen at the same time in one place. It truly makes the audience feel like they’re in a real keynote room, that’s state of the art!” 
  • David Kidder – CEO & Co-Founder, Bionic – “GDS creates that shoulder-to-shoulder conversation, that intimacy and trust that is so critical to not only grow our business, but to have the impact that we need to have on our partners”.  

If you are struggling to implement a new digital transformation project, to benchmark your success against competitors or to accelerate your learning, attending a GDS Group virtual summit is a must. 

To find out more about the industries that our summits serve, follow this link and check out our upcoming events. 

GDS Summits are tailored 3-day virtual event conferences that bring together business leaders and solution providers to accelerate sales cycles, industry conversations and outcomes.  

For more, click here to hear from attendees on how GDS has helped them to achieve their business outcomes. 

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