Sponsorship of Gafta's activities is restricted to members and other trade bodies.

2023 GPD courses will be available shortly. Please contact meganjosland@gafta.com to register your interest


Gafta Professional Development courses

Gafta's GPD programme is the trade's recognised premier training path. Courses provide robust and high-level training that is essential for any trade professional and are delivered through a mix of presentations, discussions, practical exercises and case studies. To discuss sponsorship, please contact meganjosland@gafta.com

Who attends? 

Over 200 students |  41 countries |  96 Organisations

Headline sponsorship: £3,500 per course 
Gafta member law-firm exclusive

Key benefits:

  • Exclusive: Only 1 sponsorship is sold per course and sponsorships are restricted to Gafta law firm members.
  • Showcase: Sponsors of GPD courses are guaranteed to be able to deliver at least 50% of the course content through presentations, case studies and exercises.
  • Interactive: Sponsorship includes a minimum of 3 networking breaks per day, plus an informal evening reception at the end of the first day.
  • Extra value: 2 free places for the course are given to sponsors to use for staff or clients.
  • Support: Gafta provide all administrative, logistical and marketing services for courses, plus content and materials. There will be a pre-course meeting to discuss content, delivery and any other issues in-depth.
  • Marketing: Gafta will use its extensive marketing capabilities to promote each course as fully as possible. This includes dedicated email marketing, social media, publications, exhibitions and any other channels deemed appropriate.

Reception sponsorship
Gafta members only

There is a networking reception held as part of each GPD course. These are attended by delegates from the course, but are also open to other trade professionals to book. Reception sponsors have an ideal opportunity to network and discuss issues with delegates, speakers and other attendees in a more relaxed and informal setting.

Price: £500 per reception 
Special receptions: Price on request

GPD dates 2023

Commodity Contracts
1 - 2 February, Paris
10 - 11 October, Warsaw SOLD

Commodity Shipping
13 - 14 September, London

Commodity Dispute Resolution
tbc March, Buenos Aires
7 - 8 November, Kiev SOLD

Adverts in Gaftaworld

Gaftaworld is our bi-monthly newsletter publishing essential news, articles, data and statistics from the trade. Sent to members and other key personnel in the international grain, feed, pulses and general produce trade, it has a global reach and is ideal for firms looking to increase visibility across the industry. Gafta members can view issues here: gafta.com/gaftaworld

Key figures:

Readership: 2,500+ over digital and print issues
Distribution: Physical mailout to every Gafta member, Digital edition published on gafta.com and social media coverage across 4 channels with over 20,000 followers
One full page - £1,000.00
Half a page - £600.00 
Quarter of a page - £375.00  
Discounts for multiple advertisements, all placed within one year:  
15% for 2 adverts (booked together)  
30% for 3 adverts (booked together)  
Specifications and deadlines are provided on booking. Adverts to be received in high-res PDF format before the deadline date. 

For full details, please contact Sarah Nightingale

Gafta Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner is the premier networking event of the Gafta year and a fantastic opportunity to be part of one of the trade's most glittering networking events. Attracting over 450 attendees from over 190 organisations, the Annual Dinner is a prime opportunity for firms to meet the who's-who of the grain trade as well as treat clients, prospects and staff to a fantastic night out.

There are a number of packages available for the dinner, however we can also develop a bespoke package if these do not suit your business. Please contact Megan Josland to discuss your sponsorship needs. Download the brochure 

Packages available 
Only available to Gafta members

Premium packages

Key benefits

  • Table of 12
  • Centre spread of menu
  • Full page advert in Gaftaworld
  • Extensive marketing
  • Visibility on all dinner materials and throughout venue

President's Reception
Key benefits

  • Table of 10
  • Exclusive access to the VIP President's Reception for you and your table guests
  • Full page advert in menu
  • Branded reception cocktail
  • Extensive marketing
  • Visibility on all dinner materials and throughout President's Reception

Pre-dinner drinks reception
Key benefits

  • Table of 10
  • Full page advert in menu
  • Extensive marketing
  • Visibility on all dinner materials and throughout main pre-dinner drinks reception

Post-dinner drinks reception
Key benefits

  • Table of 10
  • Full page advert in menu
  • Extensive marketing
  • Visibility on all dinner materials and throughout post-dinner drinks reception

Other packages

Wine: Available as exclusive.
Memento: Available as exclusive. 
Disco: Available as exclusive. 
Mixed table host: (non-exclusive)
Photo feature: 2 available
AV: Available as exclusive. 

Menu booklet adverts

Inside front cover: £2,000
Inside back cover: £2,000
Outside back cover: £2,500 
Full-page unplaced: £1,000
Half-page unplaced: £750

Contact Megan Josland to discuss sponsorship