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In the first part of our new interview series, we take a look at the various staff departments at Mondial Congress & Events, which are essential for the production and handling of our projects. Often, however, they are mainly active in the background and therefore it is time to bring them in front of the curtain and thus provide a look behind the scenes. 2020 has brought big changes for everyone - we have adapted, learned, bundled motivation, and found solutions for our customers. Without our IT, however, none of this would have worked as well as it did. That's why part one will be about them. Our IT superstars, without whom we would not have survived the last 18 months: Artur, Irina and Kemal. 

Our team is continuously growing. We're excited to welcome our new colleague, Carina!

According to the mantra „everything is possible “learnings about the Covid-Pandemic have been presented and discussed at this year’s Convention4u. Barbara Skrott, Director of National Projects at Mondial Congress & Events was part of this session and presented a case study about the learnings during the past 1 ½ years of virtual mutations for different stakeholders.

Our team just got bigger. We're excited to introduce our new colleagues, Rita and Jessi!

Assertiveness, creativity, and flexibility – these are traits that you have all showed in the past year. With these words, Austrian Federal President Alexander van der Bellen applauded the event industry for their persistence in his opening speech of the conference Convention4u. This year the conference celebrated its 11th anniversary in Wr. Neustadt, for the first time as a hybrid meeting in-person and virtual.

The first of July 2021 was a day we will remember for a long time: After more than a year on hold we could finally come together again (according to the 3G regulations) to celebrate our achievements of 2021, the restart of congresses in Austria and also ourselves.

After the COVID-19 outbreak decisions on rescheduling congresses had to be made. The following case study elaborates on how we took the chance and used the time to add more value to the community.  

As a professional congress organiser, we know the importance of continuous education. All year we are concerned with the organisation of educational events for our clients. Due to the pandemic these events have changed their channel and were shifted into the online world. We learned a lot and decided to test those lessons on ourselves. Therefore, we used this approach, applied it to our own education and took the chance to put more emphasis on the skill development of our employees. Barbara Skrott is director of national projects and person responsible for our training who will give you a little insight into the topic.

This year‘s St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference (SG-BCC) proved how a state-of-the-art conference always has the potential for further development. Due to the pandemic, the format had to be adapted. We took this chance to update the conference to a new high. How did we as a PCO achieve this? The following case study will explore another chapter in our quest of how to add spice to the monotone and isolated digital world of the pandemic.

The Cambridge Dictionary defines umami as “a strong taste that is not sweet, sour, salty, or bitter. It is often referred to as the fifth taste.” Umami is nothing as such new but appears to be the trend to make the culinary experiences richer. We borrowed the concept for our congresses:

Our team just got a new addition. We're excited to introduce our new colleague, Christa!

Over 2,000 participants joined this year’s Austrian vaccination day online. That’s more than three times the number of previous years and shows the current relevance of the topic around the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. For us it was a day that also taught us a lot about human communication.

A year ago today no one would have guessed how 2020 would have developed. The pandemic and the related travel and event bans hit the congress industry incredibly hard. Some events got cancelled or postponed others were quickly transformed into full online formats. We are proud of what we have achieved together with our clients.