INCON BEST PRACTICE CASE STUDY: CPO HANSER SERVICE
‘A successful 30th Congress Anniversary’
European Society of Pathology
BY INCON PARTNER: CPO HANSER SERVICE
CPO HANSER SERVICE’S challenge was to make the 30th Anniversary of the European Congress of Pathology (ECP) a great success in an unfamiliar congress destination. The host City was Bilbao, Spain – a relatively small city with not a lot of flight connections, so we thought that registration figures might be lower than in the previous years.
Bilbao is not widely renowned internationally as a congress city. The congress centre is beautiful, an architectural masterpiece, but feels like Hogwarts (and looks like it from the outside, too) – which makes it a bit difficult to find one’s way around.
WHAT IS THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF PATHOLOGY?
The European Society of Pathology (ESP) is a leading force in European pathology.
As a learned society, the ESP has as its primary aim the promotion of high quality diagnostic practice, applied and translational research and under- and postgraduate education in the field of human pathology. This is achieved through its congresses, its journal Virchows Archiv, its European School of Pathology which organises a variety of postgraduate courses and its quality assurance projects in diagnostic molecular pathology.
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CPO HANSER’S SOLUTIONS
CPO arranged an exhibition of all previous congresses and its themes with selected posters and documents in the registration area, which was very well frequented.
A selection of special giveaways and printed materials were produced for the 30th anniversary.
Various 30th anniversary speeches were held in the Opening Ceremony to mark the special industry milestone.
The Welcome Reception and guests of the President’s Dinner enjoyed an outstanding evening at the impressive Guggenheim Museum.
KEY FACTS & OUTCOMES
Had an exciting and instructive congress. Again everything was included: great presentations and poster, a huge exhibition, a lot of networking and all of this in beautiful city #Bilbao! Bye bye #ESPBilbao2018! Already looking forward to #ESPNice2019 pic.twitter.com/Kvv3Me05Sf— Norman Zerbe (@NormanZerbe) September 11, 2018
“As we continue to professionalize ESP's activities, in particular our annual meeting, satisfaction of the ESP members as well as the contribution of our sponsors are vital to the success of this meeting. With your efficient support, the scientific and financial significances of the annual congress have greatly enhanced, and the event is getting rave reviews for its educational and social content.”
Prof. Dr. Pierre Bedossa, Past-Prseident European Society of Pathology
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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