Medical Meetings Post-COVID Plan, NOW

In the last couple of months, I have read many articles about COVID-19 and its effect on the meetings, travel, and hospitality industries. In the beginning, the articles were akin to yellow journalism: the world was going to end, and we were all going to die or at least go bankrupt. Slowly, articles became more

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GO LIVE TOGETHER

ABTS announces its support as a partner for Go LIVE Together, representing over 4,000 companies with U.S. operations—who have joined forces to support legislative actions that will aid the industry’s recovery from COVID-19. The coalition is bound together by the belief that nothing in the world will ever replace the power and need for trade

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A Great Desire for Normalcy

The question is easy: If you are part of the hospitality industry and you could make a wish, what would it be? My guess is your answer resembles mine: “Let’s call to Dr. Emmett Brown, jump into his DeLorean, push the accelerator to 88 mph and go back in time. Date and location? Easy answer:

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The International Twist

~ Davide Veglia With the COVID19 pandemic and the cancellation of many meetings and events, meeting planners are faced with the challenge of mitigating financial losses as well as maintaining brand fidelity with attendees. The entire travel service community is suffering and struggling to survive. Everyone involved: airlines, hotels, transportation, housing, exhibition, and registration companies

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Why virtual events should not be replacing live experiences

In 2015 I worked on the production and organization of a series of educational events focused on hospital-acquired infections specifically for the Latin American market. We developed a whole strategy with particular attention to maximizing brand awareness and increasing revenues for the nonprofit organizer. Medical sponsors bought packages of multiple registrations and invited medical professionals

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MedTech Europe Code Updates

Good news! MedTech Europe recently published an updated version of their Code of Ethical Business Practices which includes extended Q&As that specifically address PCOs and their allowances under the new code. Based on new Q&As, non-related PCOs ARE able to request “commercial agreements” from MedTech Member Companies and use funds received to then sponsor HCPs

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