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Dissecting medical conferences

The medical profession requires a high level of experience when managing its events. Martin Hiller brings you all the information you need to organise a medical conference. Medical companies and associations prefer to work with experienced highly...

How to build a green stand

Scan Display shares its top tips about what to consider when designing and building green stands. PROCUREMENT Where you source your stand materials, decor and furniture from is hugely important. You should be thinking local, local, local. The more...

Hiring audiovisual equipment for events

Most venues supply some basic audiovisual equipment along the venue hire fee, the rest of your requirements will be an extra cost. This may well work out more cheaply for smaller events, as the equipment is already on-site, which helps the...

Event filming and post-production

Events can be filmed for re-sale after the event, or even for promotional purposes. If you are filming for re-sale, you would want to make sure that you capture some people-related shots: both the actual speakers, as well as questions from the...

Basic event budgeting

Every event needs a budget, even if it is very basic. There is no way that you can keep to the spend amount envisioned by either you or your clients, if you don’t keep track of it. It’s a constant process through the event, from start to finish,...

Charging your worth as a PCO in South Africa

Charging your worth and getting remunerated for the service you provide can be a huge challenge for any PCO in South Africa these days, and being an events management professional can be a hair-raising experience lately. So many competitors,...

Scientific programme management

Scientific programme management is actually a whole separate arm of eventing, but for informational purposes, I will give you a brief overview on the field here. Scientific programmes relate to conferences within the medical and technical industry....

Managing an on-site scientific programme

Hand-in-hand with Scientific Programme Management, comes the on-site component of running the Speakers’ Room. Setting up the Speakers’ Room is quite straightforward – I usually place the arrivals/check-in desk very close to the door, to make it...