SSC 2018

We recognise our responsibility to act in a sustainable manner and to reduce the environmental impact caused by conferences. Even small actions can have a positive effect on the environment. We made this our slogan for the Swiss Society of Cardiology (SSC) / Swiss Society of Cardiac Surgery (SSCS) Joint Annual Meeting in 2018, which took place at the Congress Centre Basel in June. This was also the year the SSC celebrated its 70th anniversary!

The Challenge

Reducing Paper Consumption at A Congress: Together with our client, we  set ourselves the goal of substantially reducing paper consumption. A huge amount of paper is thrown away after a conference, either by attendees or later by the congress organiser. Using less paper not only helps the environment, but also helps reduce the congress budget. The price of paper might seem insignificant compared to other conference expenses, but because of the large amount used the cost of paper can quickly add up.

How Congrex mastered it

In order to reduce paper consumption we did not produce a full-size printed programme for the Joint Meeting 2018, but so as not so diminish the congress experience for the delegates, we decided to print a small, pocket-sized programme, providing the most important congress information. Further information about the conference, the scientific programme and the exhibition were all available in the user-friendly conference application. An event ‘App’ offers many advantages, besides the reduced paper usage: It keeps attendees informed of the latest updates, allows more effective networking and provides data from which the society can gain useful insights.

There are a lot more small actions which can help to reduce paper consumption at a congress, such as using both sides of paper when printing, creating reusable printed documents or simply sending as much information as possible electronically. Congrex intends to find new ways to make conferences even more sustainable in the future.

What our Clients says

„We highly value the collaboration with Congrex Switzerland. Having a steady team at our side which knows and takes care of our interests and our peculiarities in a very professional and collaborative manner is a great advantage for our society. Congrex Switzerland is a reliable partner I enjoy working with and which we can highly recommend.”

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Characteristics

The Swiss Society of Cardiology was founded in 1948 and brings together specialists and scientists involved in cardiovascular diseases.

Want to know more?

Please feel free to contact us to find out more about the conference, our client and the challenges we had to master.

Phone: +41 61 686 77 77
E-Mail: info@congrex.com

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