Associations World Congress & Expo

5 – 9 July 2021 Online Live Congress

Medical Associations Meeting - Monday 5 July

Benefits of attending

Learn from world-leading associations:

  • How your online / hybrid conferences need to provide knowledge in order to be valuable to delegates
  • How you can build your association's (international) congress and position in China
  • How you can be successful with your first public policy and advocacy activities
  • Specifically how best to lobby EU institutions, and what's specific to medical associations
  • How to handle congress compliance, new rules and maximise sponsorship revenue
  • Sponsorship and sales efficiency with the 'shop' approach, along with risk management

Speakers

Inbar Caspi

Association Expert & Congress Director
Inbar Caspi Consultancy

Frédéric Destrebecq

Executive Director
European Brain Council

Dirk De Rijdt

Director of Strategic Partnerships
European Society of Endocrinology

Helen Gregson

Chief Executive Officer
European Society of Endocrinology

Maya Ravinsky‬‏

Industry Liaison, Fund Raising and Exhibition
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Century Tsang

President
Hong Kong Dental Association

Kimberley Zimmermann

Head of Corporate Relations & Events
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Meeting Programme

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9:00 AM

The chairman will welcome delegates, introduce the conference theme and explain the day's format.

 
 

Speakers

Inbar Caspi

Association Expert & Congress Director
Inbar Caspi Consultancy

9:15 AM

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10:00 AM

China is a vital region to all international associations, and effectiveness in growing stake-holders in the region should be a major concern.

Hear in this session with the President of a Hong Kong Associaiton, how as hosts to international conferences, they enabled this. Learn the best practices to engage with societies and hospitals in China in order to:

  • Boost delegate attendance at your congresses
  • Organize cross-border workshops and seminars for regular knowledge exchange
  • Incorporate speakers, exhibitors and sponsors into the congress
  • Build participation of delegates and exhibitors specifically from the Greater Bay Area
  • Work with the national overarching federation: the Chinese Medical Association

Speakers

Century Tsang

President
Hong Kong Dental Association

10:40 AM

Network with your fellow delegates, speakers, conference sponsors and exhibitors.

 
11:00 AM

Small-medium size associations can benefit from advocacy and influencing public policy, however with fewer resources, it can be very difficult to have real effect. 

If you are just thinking about entering this arena of activity, this session will present the opportunity to learn from an organisation who is new in the area, the approach taken; what has worked and not worked; and what the challenges are, including:

  • What to consider when setting up this major new activity and where to start
  • What the programme can look like – our experience
  • The importance of research – with a case study
  • The challenge of internal and external engagement – what we have learned
  • Looking to the future
 
 

Speakers

Dirk De Rijdt

Director of Strategic Partnerships
European Society of Endocrinology

Helen Gregson

Chief Executive Officer
European Society of Endocrinology

11:45 AM
One discussion for each session, led by the Speaker of the session and others.

Speakers

Dirk De Rijdt

Director of Strategic Partnerships
European Society of Endocrinology

Century Tsang

President
Hong Kong Dental Association

Helen Gregson

Chief Executive Officer
European Society of Endocrinology

12:30 PM
Networking with delegates, speakers and engage with exhibitors.
1:15 PM

Advocacy and lobbying are important activities carried out by most associations, and in medical sectors this is very particular, so knowing how its different and needs special approaches is vital to your success.

Learn from the European Brain Council about:

  • The nature of lobbying at the level of EU Institutions
  • What the particularities of health-related matters imply
  • What capacity of influence European and international medical associations have
  • How they can build up and strengthen their power of representation
  • And also how, in the end, the best conceived campaigns – through concrete examples – can either lead to success or fail miserably
     
 
 

Speakers

Frédéric Destrebecq

Executive Director
European Brain Council

2:00 PM

Areas to be explored:  

  • How the gradual integration of compliance regulations by the industry affected medical congresses
  • How have the new rules affected the profitability of the congresses and the potential in raising funds from the industry?
  • Are medical congresses aligned with the companies’ restrictions and expectations?
  • Can we raise the potential income from the industry in the spirit of the new regimes?

Speakers

Maya Ravinsky‬‏

Industry Liaison, Fund Raising and Exhibition
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

2:40 PM

Network with your fellow delegates, speakers, conference sponsors and exhibitors.

 
3:00 PM

Managing an ever-growing inventory of services to be provided in the virtual and hybrid environment is challenging. The risk of mistakes, lack of overview between teams and unclear proposals to sponsors can result in loss of revenue.

The online ‘shop’ approach is the solution to facilitate the inventory management while increasing up-selling opportunities.  It also allows to dedicate more time to the client and ensure a smooth experience. The overall satisfaction is increased and ensures transparency.

Points to be covered include:

  • Financial burden & risk in a manually managed inventory
  • Inventory management and its importance
  • à-la-carte vs. tiers approach in sponsorship
  • Advantages of online ‘shop’ for invoicing, statistics, inventory management
  • Choosing the right platform
  • ROIs

Speakers

Kimberley Zimmermann

Head of Corporate Relations & Events
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

4:30 PM
One discussion for each session, led by the Speaker of the session and others.

Speakers

Kimberley Zimmermann

Head of Corporate Relations & Events
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Frédéric Destrebecq

Executive Director
European Brain Council

Maya Ravinsky‬‏

Industry Liaison, Fund Raising and Exhibition
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

5:10 PM

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Emily Blitz

I came back from the congress with dozens of ideas, contacts and leads. The ideal mix.

Emily Blitz

Director - Conferences

International AIDS Society

Monica Fontana

One of the best professional meetings I've attended up to now.

Monica Fontana

Executive Director

European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association

Helen Gregson

Very valuable to update ourselves on latest developments - an outstanding meeting.

Helen Gregson

Chief Executive Officer

European Society of Endocrinology

Judith Chapman

A great way to meet my peers and to have some great input for new ideas.

Judith Chapman

Executive Director

International Society of Blood Transfusion

Mounia Heddad-Masson

A great platform for exchanging ideas and meeting with other professionals.

Mounia Heddad-Masson

Head of Science & Education

European Association for the Study of the Liver