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Finding new members for your association can be a very challenging task, especially if your association is of a smaller size. The integral part of any association is a firm, loyal and engaged membership base. Association consulting can assist in this matter. In the modern era, members’ needs, and expectations have changed – information is […]

Infographic The future of meetings is here: from new benchmarks for user experiences to technological upgrades. We take a look at the forces redefining the meetings industry. According to the latest research the number of real-time meetings and events — such as medical conferences, trade shows or sales and marketing meetings — is still on […]

A solid and engaged membership base is essential to every association, but attracting and retaining members continues to be one of the main challenges faced by organisations all over the world. Medical associations are not immune to the membership challenges of the 21st century, so this post will cover how they can recruit new members […]

Has a healthy conference and health-conscious behaviour become the new norm? According to one of the leading international trade fair and exhibition associations, the IACC, nutrition and physical well-being are now among the top priorities when it comes to catering at such events.  Present articles from IACC and other institutions like MPI or IAPCO, all indicate […]

Conferences offer invaluable opportunities for the scientific community to explore new areas of learning, share their research findings and network with their peers. It is not unusual for researchers to be called upon to organise a science conference or medical symposium and while the chance to engage with others working in their field can be […]

Why The Attendee Experience Matters In Conference Planning Engagement is one of the key themes in the digital era and is equally important in the conference management and event planning industries. If a conference cannot generate engagement, it will impact the attendees’ ability to retain information. The human attention span is notoriously short, and if meeting […]

Why The Attendee Experience Matters In Conference Planning Engagement is one of the key themes in the digital era and is equally important in the conference management and event planning industries. If a conference cannot generate engagement, it will impact the attendees’ ability to retain information. The human attention span is notoriously short, and if meeting […]

In our workshop, we analysed what conference formats Millennials and the Gen Y require. It is well known that the way to engage with Millenials and the Generation Y attendees is different and that their expectations of a congress include interactivity, new learning formats and state of the art digitalisation. To meet these special requirements, […]

If you have been asked to help organise an important event and you have little or no experience in conference planning or event management, what should you do? Well, there is only one answer — you need the help of a professional conference organiser (PCO). Read on for ten reasons why hiring a professional planner […]

The gender debate is currently one of the leading topics on the labour market – questions about gender equality or women’s career opportunities are more relevant than ever. Especially in the meeting and event industry, where women make up a large part of the workforce, the importance of the issue becomes clear. ″At Congrex Switzerland, […]

The importance of ensuring a smooth travel experience for conference attendees should never be underestimated. When it comes to catering for faculty members (conference committee members, the president, speakers as well as other VIP attendees), this task takes on an entirely new dimension. In this article, we examine three reasons why it pays off for […]

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