IN-HOUSE CONGRESS MANAGEMENT
 

Some associations prefer to move their congress management in-house in a short transition period and I support them in building their in-house knowledge.

Other associations want a more gradual and planned transition. I work with these associations as a transitional congress manager to make sure that they are ready to take a gradual full ownership of their congress.

 

 I provide full congress operation services that associations are not yet ready to execute themselves. I often work with a small dedicated team of experts specializing in scientific program, exhibition & sponsorship and marketing, each with years of experience working with association congresses. We introduce a modular congress team model by bringing in-house our expertise, knowledge and experience to make sure the transition and execution is flawless until the associations’ own team is fully ready. As a dedicated in-house staff, we fill the gaps in the congress team’s expertise. We will bring you from A to B in your independence ensuring full transparency by leaving all congress finances and contracts controlled by you. The ownership and decision-making will remain with you. We do all the support as the in-house team of the association, not as an external entity. You will have the full oversight on your growth, and you will be able to better focus on strengthening your association value to your community.

 

SUPPORT INCLUDES:

 

  • ​Congress management

  • Congress operations

  • Budget management with analysis of income sources and finding ways for increased profit

  • Negotiations with all suppliers

  • Contracting with venues

  • Scientific program management

  • Faculty relations management

  • Sponsorship and exhibition sales management

  • Sponsors loyalty plan

  • Promotion

  • Increasing relevancy toward members, sponsors and participants

  • Increasing the value of the association membership to the community

 

I have managed in-house the congresses of some of the largest associations in Europe such as the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), the European Pain Federation (EFIC), and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).