Orthopaedic Surgeons Study Shoulder and Elbow in Geneva

September 19, 2018

Orthopaedic Surgeons Study Shoulder and Elbow in Geneva

Starting today and until 22 September Geneva is hosting the 28th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (SECEC-ESSSE) at the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG) with 1,300 participants. A combination of lectures from experts, symposia and workshops will make up the full scientific program of the congress. 

“On behalf of the Swiss Orthopaedics And Elbow Surgery Expert’s Group, we are very excited to welcome back the congress in Switzerland for the first time since 1988. Switzerland has been historically influential in orthopedic progress and nowadays is one of the top two best countries in the world for medical care. It is not only a melting pot for international NGOs but also a hub for scientific research led at CERN, watchmaking know-how, high-quality prized wines and of course finance.”, said Alexandre Lädermann, Congress President.

September 17, 2018

Call for Proposal for the European Association Summit

The European Association Summit (EAS) is approaching fast, set to take place between 28 February and 1 March 2019 in Brussels. The EAS is a key event designed by association professionals for association professionals who get the opportunity to share information and knowledge, and network with other international associations.

The Summit features educational content delivered by association experts and professionals from various fields, which is why any association representative wishing to share their experience can be a speaker at the event. A speaker session lasts 60-75 m and invite interaction and exchange with peers.

So, if you have concrete cases and experiences on which we can discuss and debate, please submit your proposal by Friday 28th September 2018 here.

September 13, 2018

10th Anniversary and New Ambassador for Espoo

The City of Espoo announced the election of Professor Ahti Salo as the Espoo Ambassador of 2018. The selection was announced at the annual Espoo Ambassador event held at Dipoli on the 30th of August 2018. Salo is the 10th ambassador as the programme celebrates 10 years since its launch in 2009. The aim of the programme is to attract more international conferences to Espoo by encouraging and supporting scientists to host conferences in Espoo. Important goal is also to highlight the wide-spread positive impact and high value of international scientific conferences on the City of Espoo, the academic community and companies operating in the area.

Salo is an internationally known and respected expert in operations research and an active member of Finnish and international associations in his field. In addition to scientific positions of trust, Salo has taken part in the organisation of several international conferences in Finland and abroad. In 2015, Salo served on the programme committee of the main European conference in operations research. This summer, this conference of roughly 3,000 participants was held in Valencia, Spain. On the basis of a preliminary exchange of ideas at the conference, the Finnish Operations Research Society is considering applying to host the conference in Espoo in 2022.

“With the new metro line connecting Espoo to capital Helsinki and the development of the Aalto University campus area, Espoo is, by all accounts, an attractive destination for this type of a larger conference”, says Salo.

September 5, 2018

Medical Experts Flow through Geneva

E-AHPBA and the Swiss Local Organizing Committee are currently organising the 13th IHPBA (International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association) World Congress taking place at PALEXPO, a few minutes away from Lake Geneva, with 4,000 participants. The congress, which started yesterday and is set to go on until September 7, takes place in Europe very six years and offers a significant opportunity to gain professional experience and knowledge in the Hepato Pancreato Biliary field.

A comprehensive scientific programme includes symposia, keynote lectures, abstract presentations and video symposia. Abstracts are invited from HPB surgeons worldwide. The exhibition and social functions provide many opportunities to network and exchange ideas with fellow professionals and friends. New to this year’s World Congress is the participation of 13 international sister societies that will exchange expertise within the setting of specially dedicated symposia.

August 31, 2018

Associations Invited to European Canada Week

Business Events Canada (BEC) and their partners are set to return to Europe next month for their annual roadshows designed to promote the country’s meetings offerings to local planners.

The European Annual Canada Week, which creates a platform for networking, interaction and education, will feature two high-profile events this year. The first event will be held in Dusseldorf at 6.30pm on Tuesday 18th September at Alte Kammerei, Marktplatz 5 – 40213. The second event will be held in London at 6.30pm on Thursday 20th September at Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration, 1A Bedford St, London WC2E 9HH.

Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, Executive Director of Business Events Canada, commented: “As a division of Destination Canada with the mission to attract business events to the country, Canada Week, is one of our key in-market activations and we are thrilled with what has been prepared for this year and what is in store for Dusseldorf and London. This is a unique opportunity to have a valuable dialogue with our European clients and tell them why Canada’s breadth of destination options stretches as wide as its borders for meetings and events.”

(Picture: St John’s, Canada)

August 30, 2018

Tomorrow’s Urban Travel Conference 2018: Full Programme Launched

When the Tomorrow’s Urban Travel conference kicks off on 9 October in Copenhagen, it will be for the third time running. And just like the two previous years, this year’s programme includes international thought leaders and innovators from the world of travel and beyond who will discuss trends, challenges, and opportunities, defining urban travel in the years to come.

Hosted by Wonderful Copenhagen, the Tomorrow’s Urban Travel conference is an international event that looks at the future of tourism in major cities. Guided by its speakers, this year’s conference will focus on the concept of localhood as a catalyst for development of the travel industry as well as urban life.

Among the speakers, Dr. Ian Yeoman will present four different scenarios of how tourism and the travel industry will develop towards 2050, while Harvard scholar Megan Epler Wood will discuss how localhood is key in addressing challenges such as overtourism. Drawing on test cases in various cities across France, Olivier Cardon, CEO of hoteliers AccorLocal, will share insights into why the local resident is being targeted as a new customer for hotels and talk about new initiatives aimed at bringing local life and new business into the group’s hotels. Other speakers include Head of Marketing at Carlsberg, Jeppe Boel and Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai.

Tomorrow’s Urban Travel will also host a panel discussion on global trends and future scenarios for tourism with a local perspective from panelists from The National Museum of Denmark, SAS Airlines and the hotel chain, Radisson. For the first time, the conference will finish off with two educational sessions, giving participants the chance to join two out of four educational tracks.

The Tomorrow’s Urban Travel conference will take place at Øksnehallen in Copenhagen on 9 October.

Find out more here: https://www.visitcopenhagen.com/tut

August 28, 2018

Manchester to Welcome The European Hernia Society

Taking place in 2022 at Manchester Central, the congress organized by the European Hernia Society will attract over 1000 visitors from 24 different countries. It is the first time that the event will be held in England in over 20 years.

The society is a non-profit making international scientific forum that devotes itself to improving patient care in the field of hernia surgery. Professor Aali Sheen, a Consultant Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary specialising in Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) and Gastrointestinal Surgery, has worked along side ‘Team Manchester’ on the hard-fought bid, thanks to a continued collaborative approach between Manchester Central and Marketing Manchester, and a strong support from the local academic community.

The decision to bring the event to Manchester Central sees the venue further cement itself as the venue of choice for international medical associations. In coming years, the venue will also play host to congresses such as the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group, in collaboration with The Christie, and the European Resuscitation Council in October 2020.

August 27, 2018

Call for Proposals for the 2019 European Association Summit

Coming 28 February-1 March 2019 the European Association Summit (EAS) invites, once again, all association representatives to its 6th edition at SQUARE-BRUSSELS CONVENTION CENTRE, with a new format of sessions focusing on exchange and interactivity.

The 2019 European Association Summit is on its way. With a deadline set by 28 September a call for proposals launched early summer aims to gather abstracts for short presentations, allowing a variety of sectors to show their experience in key areas such as finance, events, advocacy, campaigns, business models or governance.

The EAS has become an unmissable opportunity to share information, knowledge and network with among international associations. The content of this annual peer-to-peer education and networking forum will come from this call for proposals and in collaboration with the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE), the Federation of European & International Associations based in Belgium (FAIB), the Union of International Associations (UIA), ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).

August 23, 2018

The European Petrochemical Association Goes to Vienna

The theme of this year’s’ Annual Meeting – “Petrochemicals and the Low-Carbon Economy: Versatile Solutions for Greater Sustainability” – will look at how the petrochemical industry contributes to the transition towards a low-carbon economy providing innovative and sustainable solutions in cooperation with its suppliers, customers and other stakeholders that support smart cities, smart mobility and climate-resilient society at large.

One of this year’s highlights is the European Youth Debating Competition (EYDC). The aim is to promote the importance of science, technology, sustainability and diversity. This European wide debate is organised jointly by the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and PlasticsEurope, one of the leading European trade associations.

The theme of this year’s EYDC competition is: “Living, Learning, working and moving in Smart Cities of the future: with or without plastics and petrochemicals?” Young people between 16 and 19 years, secondary school pupils and first year university students, are invited to participate and have qualified through national competitions held between April to September 2018. In each of the 9 European countries that these qualifications took place in, the three top winners will attend the EPCA Annual Meeting in Vienna and compete in the EU Finals. The jury of the EU Finals will consist of representatives of industry, media, NGO’s lecturers, experts, members of the EPCA Board of Directors and of PlasticsEurope – with winners chosen based on their knowledge, their ability to express themselves and to interact with one another.

August 20, 2018

Associations to Flock to Scottish Event Campus

Over the past few weeks, the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow has won a number of major conferences, many as a result of strong partnerships with key local academics and Glasgow Convention Bureau.  Wins include the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the Global Implementation Conference (GIC),   the European Congress on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ECTH) and most recently, the SEC and partners won the on-territory bid in Toronto for the International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN).  Each bid presented healthy competition from other world-class venues.

“These events will showcase the expertise of our academic, research and business communities in these fields.  Not only do these events bring a great opportunity for research and business collaboration, but will help to promote Glasgow and Scotland as a place of choice to invest, work, study and live.” commented Kathleen Warden, Director of Sales at the SEC.

Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions at Glasgow Convention Bureau, added: “This series of new conference wins demonstrates Glasgow’s reputation as a world-leading hub for innovation. The city has the largest academic community outside London and conducts world leading research in the fields of life sciences, engineering, science and technology.”