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In-person events like conferences, conventions, and trade shows remain crucial to associations and organisations who want to attract new members and draw people to understand the value of their products or services. These events require reliable sources of funding, which means organisers must be willing to work side-by-side with sponsors, who can benefit from enhanced […]

Dear all, I would like to wish you and your beloved ones a joyous, peaceful and restful festive season. This year has been a great year and I would like to thank all clients, partners, suppliers and friends for the cooperation, support and dedication. We will meet again in the New Year with a lot […]

A successful conference requires a lot of planning. You have to pick a venue, create an agenda for the day, and find keynote speakers. After nailing down all the details, you need to figure out how to fill up the empty seats. While many people who attended your previous event will likely participate in the […]

Finding speakers is vital for any conferences, as well as conferences,  are essential for interacting with people within your profession. With the increasing number of congresses, you would think it is easy to find a great speaker. There are thousands of speakers, but most of them do not have what it takes to appeal to […]

We CARE – our clients, participants, employees and planet deserve our care and attention. Although Congrex has a “We care” philosophy for many years, our focus had been on our clients, participants and employees (and that will, of course, continue!). We have also added “planet” to this list and are committed to making the world […]

Conference networking is a valuable takeaway in the form of new relationships and essential contacts. Apart from the learning experience, a conference provides excellent opportunities for networking, business or career development. However, if you want networking to be a game-changer, you need to approach it with the right attitude. Before attending a conference, you need […]

The success of an association depends on the satisfaction of its members. While growing your membership is crucial, it is equally important to retain association members. Besides, it is cost-effective to win-back members instead of running campaigns for new memberships. Members usually leave an association due to lack of engagement, economic hardships, and lack of […]

When you have to organise a conference annually, you need to find creative ways to make the conference memorable. An unforgettable meeting guarantees more attendees in the next convention. Maintaining simplicity and allowing the theme to speak for itself will make your conference stand out. However, meeting planning is tedious and stressful. You have to […]

Social media has changed the nature of events, prioritising elements like engagement, communication, and interaction over the plain delivery of information. The latest data on social media use shows that there are nearly 3.5 billion social media users worldwide and growth shows no signs of stopping. Given the widespread use of social media, it makes […]

Knowledge Exchange, Post Graduate Learning, Efficient Networking – The Future of Scientific Meetings. Author: Christian Mutschlechner The format of scientific congresses has been the same for decades: They typically have plenary sessions, parallel sessions, poster sessions and discussions; some have introduced hands-on workshops, but the overall impression is that nothing much has changed. But times […]

What conference trends can you expect still in 2019 and for 2019? The past two years have been packed with change and innovation in the events industry. Recently, we’ve seen personalisation, immersion, and interaction become the driving forces of all event types. New technologies have quickly made inroads into trade shows, conferences, and meetings all […]

Event sponsorship is a crucial aspect of event planning due to its ability to connect brands with their ideal audience and to increase exposure. However, because event marketing is getting more competitive by the day, meeting professionals and conference planners often struggle to secure a sponsorship agreement. Creating an exceptional proposal is the first step […]

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