It has been amazing to be part of the WAF award winning team. When you look across the range and quality of projects put forward for the WAF Awards, to be short listed and then become associated with the overall winner is a momentous achievement for Grant Associates.
Director - Grant Associates
During my recent travel to India and Oman I realized how powerful is the synergy that WAF and FIGUERAS have created and spread all over the world. I found out that FIGUERAS was well known among the local architects. They mentioned: "through WAF, of course."
Eva Blanco de Alba, Marketing Director, Figueras
Download the WAF Partnership Opportunities Brochure containing information on event highlights, past sponsors and partners, ways to sponsor, delegate breakdown and much much more.
There are many ways you can get involved with WAF.
Find out how by calling;
Senior Commercial Manager
T +44 (0) 203 033 2034
M +44 (0) 770 238 2052
Sponsorship and exhibition activities are listed below and can be developed and tailored according to specific needs. We also will work with you to define your business objectives with regards to the event and create bespoke packages that meet them and enhance your offering, both during and around the event.
Promote your company, engage with delegates both on and off line, before during and after the event and gain maximum exposure across all elements of WAF. Partner sponsorship offers the deepest engagement with delegates, press and thousands of architects. WAF is promoted during a year long marketing campaign.
The WAF awards are integral to the fabric of the World Architecture Festival. Architects from across the globe enter projects in a wide variety of sectors from hotels to houses, future masterplans to hospitals. Every short listed scheme is presented and judged live at WAF. Award category sponsorship enables you to support architectural excellence while engaging directly with the architects as they celebrate their achievements and plan their next project.
Architecture's thought leaders contribute to, and participate in, WAF's industry shaping seminar programme. The seminars provide insight and inspiration to equip audiences to solve the toughest challenges facing architects today. Sponsorship of a seminar session allows your company to reach this key audience and inform their decisions. Position your company as a thought leader next to some of the most influential names in architecture.
Socials, receptions, dinners and parties are perhaps where the greatest amount of networking takes place at the festival and are a key element of WAF. From bespoke breakfast briefings, long lunch sessions, all the way through to exclusive evening soirees, there is an option that will deliver the branding and networking opportunities that are right for you. Whether you want to reach 10 or 1,000 new contacts there are lots of exciting new opportunities this year including our regional launch parties. If you have a showroom you want to flaunt we can host a WAF launch party in your venue and deliver key local architects to your door in the build-up to WAF 2013.
To complement the core WAF programme we are hosting a programme of fringe events such as book signing's and behind the scenes architectural tours. Hosting a WAF fringe event will allow you to stand out from the crowd and interact with global architects in a completely unique but effective way.
Architects don't just come to WAF to win, they come to be inspired. Sponsors can contribute to this journey of inspiration by working with us on one of our feature areas. WAF's feature areas are designed to showcase innovative technologies and ideas and to provide areas at the event where architects can take a second to relax. Because the feature areas are commissioned and created for the festival as unique pieces of design they receive coverage in the build-up to and post event. Sponsoring a WAF feature provides long term brand exposure to an audience of architects far in excess of the 2,000 delegates on site. Feature sponsorship also provides an opportunity to demonstrate your own industry leading innovations, new kit and inspirational ideas.
Exhibition stands provide the platform for launching new products and networking with specifiers at a time when they are opening their minds to new ideas and ways of working. There is no better time to engage with an architect than when they are considering what can make their next project even better than the last!
Ensure that every architect at WAF is exposed to your brand and key messages via lanyard, bag or wi-fi sponsorship. A great opportunity to deliver your brand values to the most innovative and interactive architecture awards in the world.
Professionally edited footage from WAF, combined with bespoke interviews with your key representatives, showcase your WAF association far beyond the three days in October. Digital sponsors can use the footage for their website and promotional material.