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Apply for a “poster presentation” board OR a market place “stand/table”

The Forum organizers recognize that some organizations, whose session proposal is not included in the Forum programme, may wish to discuss their work/research with participants outside of the parallel sessions. Therefore, this year we are inviting interested parties to apply for access to a fixed board to allow them to deliver a "poster presentation" in the margins of the parallel sessions.

Separately, participants can apply for access to a stand/table in the “market place” area outside Room XX where they can hand out publications and discuss their work on business and human rights.

Apply to have a poster presentation – NEW!

The “poster presentation” board is a new service at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights and we can offer approximately 12x boards in total over the three days of the Forum. The boards will be situated in public space either outside Room XX (in the “market place” area) or near to the Serpentine Cafe.

Depending on the level of demand for poster presentations, we may give applicants access to one board/panel for one day each, half the Forum (ie: 1.5 days), or the full three days. We will confirm this nearer the time.

If you wish to apply for a poster presentation board, please email forumbhr@ohchr.org and cc registrationforumbhr@ohchr.org  (subject line: “Application for a poster presentation board”) stating:

  • Your name
  • Your organisation/company
  • Contact email & telephone number
  • Proposed title of the poster presentation
  • Proposed focus of the poster presentation
  • How it relates to the Forum title: "Leadership and Leverage: Embedding human rights in the rules and relationships that drive the global economy"

NB: Poster presentations should not single out any one country or company, and they should present research and data in a balanced, constructive and clear way. The Forum organizers may request changes to the poster presentation as necessary to ensure coherence and balance.

Guidance on poster presentation

  • Poster presentations allow individuals/organizations to present the main findings of their research to participants at a professional conference. 
  • Size: “A1” or “A2” size and either portrait or landscape.
  • Posters will be connected to the board using velcro strips (no pins), which we will provide.
  • Each board can fit 1x "A1" poster or 2x "A2" posters. However, we recommend having just one poster per board.
  • Design: The poster may include drawings, photographs, charts, graphs, and textual data relating to the specific subject.

Apply for a “stand/table” in the market place

As in previous years, to further facilitate informal exchanges and promote dialogue, the Forum provides a “market place” in the public space outside Room XX. Registered organizations wishing to showcase information, tools and materials to other participants during the three days of the Forum may apply for a stand/table.

Allocation of stands/tables is subject to availability.

If you wish to apply for a stand/table, please email forumbhr@ohchr.org (subject line: “Application for a stand/table (market place)”) stating:

  • Your name
  • Your organisation/company
  • Contact email & telephone number
  • Details about the materials you wish to present/disseminate at the stand

NB: Material showcased in the market place should not single out any one country or company. The Forum organizers may request changes to the poster presentation as necessary to ensure coherence and balance. Only dissemination of publicly available material will be permitted, and promotion of commercial advisory services will not be accepted.