[Owasp-board] Fwd: EU and Appsec Asia events

Eoin eoin.keary at owasp.org
Thu Feb 2 20:20:35 UTC 2012

Please read.
This is rather important as a source of revenue for the foundation and hence needs some thought on how we can improve finances for Appsec EU.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Konstantinos Papapanagiotou <Konstantinos at owasp.org>
> Date: 2 February 2012 20:08:08 GMT
> To: Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org>
> Cc: OWASP Foundation Board List <owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>, John Wilander <john.wilander at owasp.org>, Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org>
> Subject: Re: EU and Appsec Asia events
> [please forward my reply to the owasp-board list]
> Hi Eoin,
> so far in terms of sponsors we have:
> F5: 3000 euros (paid)
> Gotham Digital: 1000 euros (confirmed - not paid)
> Watson Hall: 1000 euros (confirmed - not paid)
> Cigital: will pay for part of the business class ticket of our keynote
> Gary McGraw (around 3000 euros)
> We haven't opened registration yet so we don't have any figures for
> training or attendees. We are expecting 250 attendees, maybe more.
> Cost for venue is 0. We are also expecting to have 0 (or near 0) cost
> for mics, cameras, recording equipment and we might also have the
> possibility of live online coverage of talks.
> About catering, hotel etc please find attached a copy of the budget
> tool where you can see where we currently stand. We use 2 different
> scenarios so please ignore scenario 3 which will be used in the future
> to depict the real money flow. We haven't committed to anything yet,
> we just have offers from various companies regarding accomodation and
> catering.
> Currently our biggest concern, as you know from your own experience,
> is sponsorship. We are working closely with the GCC and various OWASP
> leaders on this so we are optimistic. I believe that by the end of
> Ferbuary we will have more concrete details and thus a more realistic
> budget.
> Please don't hesitate to contact me should you need any additional information.
> Kostas
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 5:58 PM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> May I ask (on behalf of the board) where we are financially with AppSec EU
>> and Australia?
>> Can we have an idea of :
>> Sponsors ($ amount)
>> Training ($ amount)
>> Ticket sales ($ amount)
>> and costs:
>> Venue
>> Logistics
>> Catering
>> etc
>> What can the foundation as a whole do to help you make these into great
>> successful events from  financial and awareness perspective?
>> --
>> Eoin Keary
>> OWASP Global Board Member (Vice Chair)
>> https://twitter.com/EoinKeary
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