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Vendor Information

SIMS XV is an international meeting devoted to secondary ion mass spectrometry. It meets in Europe only every 6 years and will be in the UK for the first time in 2005. The expected attendance is at least 350 scientists from the worldwide SIMS and general surface analysis community.

All sessions for this meeting will be held from 12th to 16th September, 2005 at The University of Manchester.

Vendors at the conference will include manufacturers of surface analysis instrumentation, suppliers of vacuum component, analytical companies and publishers.

Promotional opportunities for vendors are as follows:

Exhibition Booth

Booths will be 3m x 2m in area and will be arranged around the walls of the large entrance lobby to the lecture theatres, Renold C15. The central area of this lobby will be used for poster displays. So, maximum exposure of vendor booths to the conference delegates is assured. Each booth will be provided with a table and two chairs. The cost of a booth is £1,400.

Tabletop Display

This is an area equivalent to half a booth, equipped with table, two chairs and a poster board, size 2.1m high and 1.2m wide. Tabletop displays will be placed in the entrance lobby, Renold C8, which is also the location of the registration and information desks, together with the entrance to one of the conference theatres. The cost of a tabletop display is £800.

Programme Advertising

Vendors can place one-page advertisements in the conference abstracts book. These can be double sided and can be colour. They should be A5 size (210mm x 148mm). All copies must be supplied by 15th August 2005 to be included in the bound abstracts book. The cost of one page of advertising is £250. Further details will be supplied on booking advertising space.


There are several opportunities for sponsorship, including conference meals, poster sessions or social events. Vendors can also sponsor student delegates to the conference or invited speakers. All sponsorship will be notified to the conference by acknowledgement in the abstract book and by prominent displays during the sponsored sessions and events.

Contact Roger Webb ( for further details.

User Meetings

Space at the conference centre or nearby venues can be arranged. Contact the vendor liaison team for help with arrangements.

Show Provider

The provider of booths and furniture for the exhibition is the conference office at the University of Manchester. Instructions for shipping to and from the exhibition will be provided by the conference office along with a price list for additional equipment and services.


Vendor liaison:

Rowland Hill
Roger Webb

Exhibitor Registration

Vendors should complete the application form and return it with payment to register for the exhibition and abstract book advertising. Please note that registration for the conference is not included in the exhibition cost.

SIMS XV 15th Annual Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Conference
September 12-16th 2005, Manchester, UK

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