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Managing to avoid food waste at a conference or event is an important duty. Planning and implementing a food waste reduction programme is always a difficult task when you are planning a conference or event for a large number of people. Events, conferences and special occasions have a greater chance of food being wasted because it can […]

Digital marketing for associations of all sizes and specialities has now taken centre stage in order to reach the correct audience at the most appropriate times. However, this can be easier said than done. Not only must a viable framework be present, but this very same architecture should be extendable so that it can be modified […]

There is little doubt that professional association management within the associations community is experiencing a renaissance of late. Perhaps unfairly, outside commentators have often viewed the service to one’s association as a poor motivator for achieving high performance – especially when compared to the financial profitability which drives the innovations of the private sector.   […]

Networking ideas for conferences. Conference organisers are increasingly placing networking opportunities at the forefront of their events programmes. The reasoning behind this trend is no secret. Networking is consistently cited as one of the most attractive elements of conferences among attendees: second only to information gathering and the opportunity to learn. Conference organisers appreciate that […]

Organising a one-off conference can be quite challenging. This says nothing in terms of those who must tackle this task on a frequent basis. Although logistics and planning are certainly key concerns, it can be argued that both fall under the broader concept of conference budget planning strategies. The issue here is that such a concern […]

We can envision a conference or meeting much in the same way as we may define the gears of a well-oiled machine. It is only through the integration of each stakeholder that the ultimate goals of success and quality attendance will be met. In essence, effective meeting management often revolves around capitalising on the strengths […]

Any type of professional conference, seminar, meeting or event must be accurately planned from the very start. Although many stakeholders tend to focus upon logistics, outbound marketing and financial concerns, the fact of the matter is that the conference space itself will have a dramatic impact upon the guest experience as well as the final […]

The tasks involved in conference management can be daunting. Often occurring within a highly competitive landscape, organisations need to focus on numerous metrics to make certain that the conference itself offers a substantial ROI while helping the organisation in question expand its reach within the scientific sector. Meeting these benchmarks is difficult; particularly when in-house […]

In order to book the proper conference accommodation in a foreign country that is appropriate for an upcoming conference, you will need to overcome a number of variables. Some of these will naturally include language barriers, currency exchange rates and even the work ethic of the on-site staff. Many of these metrics can be solved through […]

The 32nd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) will be held in the United Kingdom for the first time in 2016. The  congress is the largest MS meeting in the world with around 9’000 delegates, offering a comprehensive and exciting scientific and teaching programme. Beside the fact of such attractive […]

Year after year, conference after conference, associations, destination management and travel consultants, professional conference organisers and other experts in the meeting industry face fraudulent companies who are relative experts in taking advantage of delegates or companies looking to book hotel rooms for an upcoming event. Often referred to as „room block poachers“ or „room block pirates”, such […]

Basel has always been known as one of most important regions associated with life sciences within Europe. Due to its convenient location at the confluence of the French, German and Swiss borders, scientists from around the world are able to enjoy superior venues, access to a variety of conference halls and the ability to interact […]

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