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When congress organisers go to congresses for congress organisers, things get a little bit meta. Because that’s where they get to try out new meeting formats in person before pitching them to their clients. Read on to find out why you shouldn’t throw stones inside a fishbowl and how cable cars can bring people together.
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The initiative “Ride Your Bike to Work” was started as early as 2011 to promote biking among Austrian office workers. Cycling is good for your health, your immune system and the environment. In May, three Mondial teams got spinning to reach their goal: bike to work on at least half of all business days.

If you are organising a congress in the world’s second largest administrative building, you have to plan for spontaneous guests. Being well prepared makes it easier to be spontaneous.

From May 2 to 4 2017, the Associations World Congress (AWC) made a stop in Vienna. The annual meeting offers talks and workshops exclusively dedicated to the exchange between and education of association experts from all over the world. When we speak of associations in this context, we don’t necessarily mean your local choral society. The often huge associations present at AWC unite several hundreds to up to hundreds of thousands of professional members to help them network and obtain qualifications at congresses relevant to their areas of expertise.

Hostesses: without them, no large-scale event could function. Their work is as important as it is often misunderstood. What exactly is a hostess‘ job at scientific congresses and what’s the difference to working as a hostess at fairs and other events? We’ve compiled a little dossier for you.

The aspects of homelessness visible to us are only the tip of the iceberg. Large parts of homeless life unfold in hiding. Public opinion is often dominated by misinterpretation and misunderstanding. The Viennese social business Shades Tours offers city tours guided by homeless people, to do away with such stereotypes. Mondial Congress & Events has sampled the tours as part of a team incentive.

The famous consensus meeting, taking place at the St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference, sets the international standards in primary therapy of early breast cancer for the coming years. The influence and size of the meeting have long outgrown the borders of its native Switzerland. In 2017, the congress took place in Vienna for the second time – an exemplary model of international cooperation.

In early March, when large parts of Europe are still covered in wintery dark and gloom, Malta attracts delegates with sun, sea and sophisticated event facilities. Perfect conditions for the Second EFP Perio Master Clinic, currently one of Europe’s most innovative education formats for dental professionals.

OPC Catalunya, umbrella organization for Catalonian PCOs, recently brought Spain’s leading congress for Professional Congress Organisers to the city of Lleida. Gloria Casanova, Managing Director for Mondial Congress Barcelona, contributed her expertise as session chair.

We often produce tons of congress materials knowing that they will become obsolete once the event is over. What happens to all the stuff that is left over? Not every disused staff t-shirt needs to end up in the bin. Mondial Congress & Events has researched some ways to do good with old materials. If you keep your eyes open, you might find some more in your own neighborhood.

In the past months we could once again welcome two new team members in our midst. As Administration Managers, both are specializing in looking after the participants of our congresses in a friendly and professional way, so that each event will be extra special for them.

Lake Constance (German Bodensee) is being turned into a pool of creativity: Experts from three countries based around Europe’s most international fresh water lake have set out to innovate the world of meetings and congresses. Stefan Walter from Mondial Congress & Events has been appointed into the advisory board.

Overseeing the birth of a new scientific association is a very special task indeed. In autumn 2016, Mondial Congress & Events took over the Association Management for the newly founded Austrian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (ÖGOuT).