Gold Sponsors

Advantage CS

AdvantageCS is the developer of Members Advantage — membership, subscription management, and product fulfilment software for membership organisations, publishers and information providers. Leading organisations rely on Members Advantage to manage their membership and donations, conferences and events, digital subscriptions, entitlements, magazines, bundles, e-products, continuity programs, product orders, payments and customer service. Advantage also offers a comprehensive eCommerce platform, multi-channel sales, high availability, sophisticated business intelligence tools, multi-currency, and multi-local taxation.

Marketers will be more effective at discovering member interests and behaviour with one, integrated solution which incorporates both the publishing and membership “sides” of the organisation. Member services will find all the information they need to provide better care in less time by using Members Advantage.

Built on the Advantage platform, Members Advantage fully integrates with the entire Advantage solution, including world-class subscription management. It allows you to handle group renewals and to offer a vast array of discounts and promotions, including bundles of products and content access.

A privately-held corporation, AdvantageCS has developed software since 1979. Financially sound, with a worldwide reputation for superior software and service, AdvantageCS is a trusted partner of many global organisations.

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John Wiley and Sons

For over 200 years we have been helping people and organisations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. We develop digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions.

By partnering with learned societies, we support researchers to communicate discoveries that make a difference. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, books, and other digital content build on a 200-year heritage of quality publishing

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Conference Partners

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the international membership trade body which works to support and represent not-for-profit organisations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content around the world. Our membership also encompasses those that partner with and provide services to not-for-profit publishers.  

ALPSP has nearly 300 members in more than 30 countries, who collectively publish over half the world’s total active journals as well books, databases and other products. The variety and range of the publisher, and non-publisher members who provide services to the sector, results in a unique network serving the interests of scholarly publishing worldwide.

ALPSP’s mission is to connect, inform, develop and represent the international scholarly and professional publishing community. We provide information, education, training, representation, cooperative initiatives and guidelines for good practice. Visit for more information.

Renew Consultants

Renew Consultants, provides professional support to help societies navigate the world of academic publishing. Working closely with staff and Society Officers, our services are designed to help you get the most from your publishing business. 

We are expert in assisting with journal tenders and RfP management, both for societies exploring this option for the first time, and for those considering a change of publisher. We can also help with strategic publishing reviews, drawing on real world understanding to help you to articulate, plan and deliver your vision for the future. 

We are a well-established team providing unrivalled advice which covers the entire society publishing business. We are truly independent with no affiliations or interests to declare with any supplier or commercial publisher. Whether you have a defined project in mind or simply want to explore ideas, Renew has the specialist insight and expertise to support you in meeting your publishing aims and objectives.

HR Magazine

HR Magazine is the monthly magazine for senior HR professionals.

Providing news, analysis, features and review, our expert contributors provide an unrivalled monthly digest of issues affecting our industry, from talent management to employment law, from succession planning to recruitment. 

Our readers are senior executives and decision makers who implement successful people strategies thanks to their seniority and budget holding responsibilities. They look to HR for access to the thoughts of their peers and the magazine provides the most respected forum within the industry.

HR stands for independence, authority and leadership and is highly valued among its 10,000 dedicated readers.