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What about your loyal delegates?

Do you have an annually recurring conference? Then you know you will meet those people who have always attended your conference each and every time....

The human factor

Organising meetings, conferences, fairs, sessions or any other kind of meeting is always a combination of the available resources and the human factor. Not just...

Commission: noooo! Or yes?

Some see it as a reward for good performance, for others it is daylight robbery or fraud. Commission. It is always a popular topic between...

Multi-city meetings are becoming a game-changing format

There are so many reasons why multi- city meetings could become the next big thing in the meeting industry. It will at least become a...

Trouble in the meeting room

How a layout determined the success of the reception of asylum seekers. (more…)

The congress is dead. Long live the congress!

Long, long ago a large association started a gathering of its members and called it ‘the Annual Congress’. The congress was the group’s high mass...

Seven tips to improve congress sessions

Everyone tells you 'the conference must innovate', yet everyone is afraid to change … Here are seven steps to finally get things moving, without risking...

How do you develop a conference?

Most associations organise their conferences in the same way. There is a scientific or conference committee that is responsible for the programme. It is given...

How long should a conference last?

Anyone who has to organise a conference on a certain topic often asks themselves how long it should go on for. A better question to...