The benefits of sponsoring a GovNet event

You have made the decision to sponsor or exhibit at an industry conference, as part of your wider strategy to market to the public sector – and now you are looking for specialist events for the public sector that best fits your objectives and will help to maximise the return of investment.

Who is GovNet?

For more than a quarter of a century, GovNet has been organising award-winning exhibitions, conferences and training courses for the Public Sector.

We are public sector specialists with a deep understanding of the evolving challenges these communities face and we have made it our mission to help them.

Each year we deliver over 650 events that directly address the key obstacles that face the public sector. With the help of our expert teams, we create interactive meeting places where leading public and private sector professionals can form effective partnerships. We listen to the challenges our customers face and consistently deliver the best experiences.


“The event contained the perfect audience for us. The GovNet team helped us tailor our message to give us the best chance to achieve our goals from the event. Their professionalism and enthusiasm meant it was a great success for us, as we achieved more than 10:1 ROI within 6 months of the event.” – Quantexa


We ensure our events are future-proof, focusing on continual improvement and equipping people to go further. We also provide an important platform for thought-leaders, policy influencers and like-minded individuals to come together, connect and feel inspired.

Events for the public sector

Our thought-provoking events provide a vital link between decision makers and solution providers across a variety of sectors – from education to health to sustainability. Our expert teams are passionate about the industries they work within, and the people they meet, whilst creating and delivering valuable resources for those individual communities.

Let’s look at the sectors we serve in more depth…

Who attends GovNet events?

We welcome more than 40,000 people to our events and training courses each year, ranging from committed front-line staff who deliver vital public services every day, to those dynamic influencers who are responsible for leading and shaping strategy. In fact, we ensure our content educates and inspires the whole of the public sector’s diverse ecosystem. Be rest assured, that if you’re attending one of our exhibitions, you will get the chance to network and engage with key decision-makers from both the public and private sectors, including CEOs, directors, heads of departments, finance leaders, and more.

What are the benefits of sponsoring a GovNet event?

The benefits of sponsoring a GovNet event are plentiful. Our conferences and exhibitions are powerful marketing tools that can introduce you to new buyers and influencers, which, in turn, can act as a lever for lots of new business and sustained growth.

In addition, you’ll gain exposure for your goods and services, you’ll be provided with a platform to network, and you’ll have ample opportunity to scope out the competition.

Here’s a closer look at what we offer our sponsors…

  1. Pre-Booked 1-1 Meetings with the Public Sector: Our dedicated team will secure one-to-one meetings with the biggest buyers from the public sector. Whether you want to establish new relationships or reinforce existing connections, our new concierge service will allow you to meet with GovNet’s community of public sector professionals throughout the year.
  2. Align Your Brand with Public Sector Experts: Align your brand with some of the biggest names in the public sector by participating in our events. We are proud to work closely with the Department for Education, NHS Digital, Crown Commercial Service, the Government Commercial Function, and more.
  3. Expand Your Database of Contacts: When sponsoring or exhibiting at a GovNet event, we will help you build your database with good quality leads. Our events attract key decision-makers such as CEOs, Directors, Procurement Leads, Heads of Departments, Finance Leaders, and more.
  4. Connect with Key Industry Figures: Our expertly crafted events attract leading organisations from the private and public sectors. We provide you with the platform to meet with key industry figures and make valuable connections.
  5. Launch Your Newest Products: Exhibit at a GovNet event and we’ll ensure that your latest launches are noticed by key buyers in the industry of your choice, whether that is healthcare, education, technology, fraud, finance, housing, infrastructure, or procurement.
  6. Become a Thought Leader: Raise market awareness by sharing your company’s vision, knowledge, and skills. By partnering with us, you can place your company at the forefront of your industry by taking part in events and showcasing your solutions in front of industry leaders and decision-makers.

Our training courses and skills centre

Our sub-divisions include ‘Understanding ModernGov’, a B2B provider of training courses. The team specialises in delivering one-day CPD-certified soft skills and compliance training courses to the public sector within the UK. Its courses focus on enhancing key skills to support organisational and professional development.

Inside Government’ creates events, forums and courses that are designed for those entrusted with delivering public services and implementing public policy. The team focuses on equipping people to go further and providing a platform to make valuable connections.

If you are looking for the right event to sponsor to guarantee a niche public sector audience, check out GovNet’s upcoming summits, shows and conferences.

You can also fill out this form to request a meeting with our sponsorship team.