INCON BEST PRACTICE CASE STUDY: CPO HANSER
‘Strategic development of a scientific congress’
BY INCON PARTNER: CPO HANSER SERVICE
In 2003 CPO HANSER SERVICE (CPO) became the Core PCO for the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) Congress. CPO’s primary focus was on the sustainable improvement of services for the participants and increasing the financial surplus for the association.
Since becoming the Core PCO of the DGPPN Congress, CPO has increased attendance from 1,800 participants to 9,500 participants visiting from 49 countries, making it the largest congress in the field of Psychiatry in Europe.
WHAT IS THE DGPPN CONGRESS?
The DGPPN is the largest scientific medical association focussing on mental health in Germany.
It pools the competence of 9000 doctors and scientists in the fields of psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatics who work in university and non-university hospitals, in office-based practices and in research.
The DGPPN holds a yearly Congress in Berlin with a different theme every year, covering a wide range of fields affecting mental health from research and clinical practice to social issues and human rights.
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INNOVATION & IMPACT:
CPO’s bespoke congress app gave each participant the ability to create their own personal congress programme schedule from over 600 sessions and 2,100 submitted abstracts.
CPO’s web-based congress information system CO CONGRESS ONLINE® delivered live and comprehensive information about the congress directly to delegates and participants helping to keep them up-to-date in advance and throughout the congress.
CPO's proposed Congress-Kindergarten enabled DGPPN delegates to bring along their children to the congress knowing they will be taken care of whilst they attend the congress events.
ABOUT INCON PARTNER
CPO HANSER SERVICE is a Professional Congress Organizer and Association Management Company offering full or partial service for national and international associations, companies and other institutions.
CPO, based in Berlin and Hamburg, offers full or partial service for national and international associations, companies and other institutions and has organized over 6,000 congresses and events of all sizes throughout Europe and worldwide. CPO works also as Core PCO on a long-term basis and has divisions specialized in event and destination management.
CPO is a member of IAPCO, PCMA and ICCA, among others.
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