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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

Dirk De Rijdt

Director of Strategic Partnerships
European Society of Endocrinology

Helen Gregson

Chief Executive Officer
European Society of Endocrinology

Peter Hofmann

Congress Manager Operations & Industry Relations
European Academy of Neurology

Giuseppe Palladino

Research and Development Manager
European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association

Maya Ravinsky

Industry Liaison, Fund Raising and Exhibition
MR Professional Congresses Fundraising

Century Tsang

President
Hong Kong Dental Association

Florian Wild

Congress Manager
European Academy of Neurology

Kimberley Zimmermann

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

Meeting Programme

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9:10 AM

Welcome from the AAE Executive Head & Sponsor of the Congress, Helen Chan, Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong

Speakers

Helen Chan

Manager, Conventions & Exhibitions, Europe
Hong Kong Tourism Board

Damian Hutt FIEM

Executive Director
Association of Association Executives

9:30 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

9:40 AM

The challenges and opportunities of Hybrid Congress model and how it influences the way we deliver knowledge to our audience.

What we have learned from how our participants ‘’consume’’ our virtual congresses that we can implement to our hybrid models

Inbar Caspi will lead the discussion and the panelists (all medical associations) :

  1. Peter Hoffman from EAN
  2. Florian Wild from EAN
  3. Giuseppe Palladino from ERA- EDTA

The main topics for discussion

  • What is the Hybrid congress ‘’product’’ and what is the value we are offering to online attendees.
  • How to create a full congress experience to participants online in a hybrid model
  • How the new model influence the work of the scientific committee
  • What is our role, as congress managers, in supporting the scientific committee in creating changes in sessions formats
  • Ideas for formats that work online and onsite

Speakers

Inbar Caspi

Association Expert & Congress Director
Inbar Caspi Consultancy

Giuseppe Palladino

Research and Development Manager
European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association

Peter Hofmann

Congress Manager Operations & Industry Relations
European Academy of Neurology

Florian Wild

Congress Manager
European Academy of Neurology

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

DISCUSSION:
Advocacy Discussion with Frédéric Destrebecq, Helen Gregson, Dirk De Rijdt

Speakers

Dirk De Rijdt

Director of Strategic Partnerships
European Society of Endocrinology

Helen Gregson

Chief Executive Officer
European Society of Endocrinology

INTERVIEW:
Interview of Dr Tsang of Hong Kong Dental Association on growing events & membership in China

Speakers

Century Tsang

President
Hong Kong Dental Association

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

2:00 PM
  • How to present the hybrid concept to sponsors
  • Can we expect companies to spend higher budgets once the online options are added to our regular shopping list?
  • How to create a balance between online and onsite investments?
  • Compliance issues in the hybrid world

Speakers

Maya Ravinsky

Industry Liaison, Fund Raising and Exhibition
MR Professional Congresses Fundraising

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

3:45 PM
Industry Related Discussion with Kimberley Zimmerman & Maya Ravinsky

Speakers

Kimberley Zimmermann

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

Maya Ravinsky

Industry Liaison, Fund Raising and Exhibition
MR Professional Congresses Fundraising

4:30 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. The quality is outstanding!

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

 

Medical Associations Stream Sponsor