Associations World Congress

7 – 11 December 2020 Online Congress

Education Programme

Key elements of the programme are detailed below, and a more detailed programme will be published in coming weeks.

Monday 7 December (Pre-Congress Day)

Medical Associations Meeting

Timings: 10:30 - 17:30
Open to: Executives from medical associations (included in Full Delegate Pass)


By popular demand, this important meeting will be extended into nearly a full day prior to the main congress.  Themes will include successful sponsorship; medical association education; advocacy and campaigning; public outreach and many more focussed topics.  

Education & Development Stream

Timings: 11:00 - 16:45
Open to: All delegates 

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Tuesday 8 December 

Opening Plenary

Timings: 09:20 - 11:10
Open to: All delegates

Join us for the Chairman's Introduction and Welcome and Keynote presentation.

Events Strategy Forum

Timings: 11:00 - 16:45
Open to: Association Event Strategists (Directors & Heads of Department)


Designed for those heading up events team or those taking responsibility for major congresses, this forum explores the strategic elements behind planning and staging successful events. Inspiring speakers will bring new ideas and case studies about their innovations to the forum to help you review and refresh your events portfolio. This key area will be featured over the two days of the congress.  

Membership, Marketing & Communications

Timings: 11:00 - 16:45
Open to: All delegates

Three streams covering topics on Events, Membership, Marketing and Communications.

Association Success Stories

Timings: 16:45 - 17:45
Open to: All associaton delegates


An introduction of detailed case studies with full details in a publication and available to take away.

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Wednesday 9 December 

Opening Plenary

Timings: 09:00 - 10:45
Open to: All delegates


Join us for the Chairman's Introduction and Welcome and Keynote presentation.

Expert Briefings

Timings: 09:45 - 10:45
Open to: All delegates


A series of short presentations by experts on a business-related project or activiity followed by a discussion in a small group (20 mins)  

Events Strategy Forum

Timings: 11:30 - 15:15
Open to: Association Event Strategists (Directors & Heads of Department)

Designed for those heading up events team or those taking responsibility for major congresses, this forum explores the strategic elements behind planning and staging successful events. Inspiring speakers will bring new ideas and case studies about their innovations to the forum to help you review and refresh your events portfolio. This key area will be featured over the two days of the congress.  

Membership, Marketing & Communications

Timings: 11:00 - 16:45
Open to: All delegates

Three streams covering topics on Events, Membership, Marketing and Communications.

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Thursday 10 December

Association Leaders' Forum

Timings: 11:00 - 16:45
Open to: Association Leaders, Executive Heads and Directors


Exclusively for Executive Heads and Directors, this established element of the congress has been extended as part of the main two day programme. These sessions are by invitation only, to encourage open discussion and sharing of ideas amongst the most senior level executives. Ample time will be built into the sessions to allow for discussion of the key topics and sharing best practice. 

Events Stream

Timings: 11:00 - 16:45
Open to: All delegates

One stream covering topics on Events, Technology and Marketing

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Friday 11 December

Association Leaders' Forum

Timings: 11:00 - 16:45
Open to: Association Leaders, Executive Heads and Directors


Exclusively for Executive Heads and Directors, this established element of the congress has been extended as part of the main two day programme. These sessions are by invitation only, to encourage open discussion and sharing of ideas amongst the most senior level executives. Ample time will be built into the sessions to allow for discussion of the key topics and sharing best practice. 

Events Stream

Timings: 11:00 - 16:45
Open to: All delegates

One stream covering topics on Events, Technology and Marketing

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