All companies and individuals are eligible to apply for
sponsorship as long as:
- no conditions are imposed with the sponsorship that are in
conflict with the objectives of GFE as defined in the Operating
- no exclusivity is required in return for sponsorship.
The primary offering of GFE is visibility of the sponsor among
GFE members and the general public via:
- The GFE web-page.
- GFE organised events.
GFE is offering two levels of sponsorship.
€ 2.500 or equivalent in kind
Logo + level on GFE web-page GFE logo on sponsor's materials
€ 12.500 or equivalent in kind
Logo + level on GFE web-page GFE logo on sponsor's materials Banner
during GFE events Presentation during GFE events (open day)
Payment and cancelation
Full payment must be received to secure one of the selected
sponsorship packages. Without full payment, GFE will not guarantee
nor hold any of the applicant's selections.
Sponsorships are non-refundable and are non-transferable.
Should for any reason the sponsorship become unavailable or
should other contingencies prevail, which, in the opinion of GFE,
would prohibit or greatly limit attendance at a sponsored event,
GFE has the right to cancel the event and/or sponsorship and shall
not be liable for any expenses incurred to the sponsor. Sponsorship
payment made to GFE in this case will be refundable.
The GFE Sponsorship
- Applications must be submitted before the end of the month to
be considered for the following month's sponsorship round.
- Once an application is received it is assessed by the GFE
Secretariat against the sponsorship criteria. Only requests meeting
the criteria and rules will be approved.
- After an application has been approved, the Secretariat will
inform the applicant without delay and proceed to issue an invoice
or make the necessary arrangements to receive the sponsorship
- The time limit for the sponsorship starts as of the next
calendar month after the invoice has been paid.
All sponsorship correspondence should be sent via post, email or
Green Freight Europe
Rond-Point Schuman 6
1040 Brussel, België
Phone: +31 (0) 79 346 72 18
Fax: +31 (0) 79 346 78 00
Sponsorship is a cash and/or
in-kind fee paid to an individual or organization in exchange for
access to the exploitable commercial potential associated with that
individual or organization.
Sponsor is an individual or a
legal entity that is willing to contribute cash or in-kind to the
Green Freight Europe association.
Green Freight Europe is a
non-profit association filed with the commercial court, Boulevard
de la 2e Armée Britannique, 148, in (1190) Brussels on 19 March
2012 under number 814515286.
GFE logo - The sponsor may use
the GFE logo on his web-page and/or other printed materials. The
use of the GFE logo must be according to the GFE brand
Sponsor's logo - The logo of the
sponsor will be positioned on the GFE webpage (www.greenfreighteurope.eu) with the annotation
of the level of sponsorship. The logo will be placed on the home
page and on a separate page called "Our sponsors".
Events -These are events such
annual meetings, open days, workshops, networking events,
presentations, etc. organized by GFE for its members as well as
non-members and/or the general public. During these events the
sponsor will have the opportunity to present to the audience and
give away gifts or other marketing material. The sponsor's name
will also be mentioned during the welcoming notes. The sponsorship
offer is valid for only 1 event during the calendar year.
Banner - A banner with the logo
of the sponsor will be placed in a visible point during the event.
The placement of a banner is dependent on the nature of the event
and needs to be clarified with the event organizing committee.
In-kind contribution - a
contribution of goods or services that match the value of the
sponsorship fee. Examples of in-kind contribution can be:
- Consultancy services including, but not
- helping GFE apply for EU grants;
- helping GFE with promotional & marketing activities
providing industry statistics and benchmarks;
- fund raising;
- ICT consultancy (how to setup carrier shop, web site,
- Meeting/Collaboration facilities like
conference rooms, audio/video conferencing, secure document sharing
and other collaboration services.
- Active endorsement of GFE in events &
conferences in which GFE is not participating by itself
or represented by a current member, and for which the attendees are
relevant stakeholders (list of participants needs to be
Consultancy services are priced based on a fix rate of 100€ per
hour or at the consultant's market rate, whichever is higher. Other
goods or services are priced at "fair market value", mainly based
on sponsor's own (public) price list. The value of active
endorsement depends on the number of relevant stakeholders reached
and the means of which this endorsement takes place, and is
therefore at the discretion of the GFE secretariat.