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details

event name:

BSR Annual Conference 2023

event date:

24th - 26th April

event type:

Hybrid

event location:

Manchester Central

number of attendees:

2,350

emc3 X British Society for Rheumatology: Annual Conference 2023
emc3 X British Society for Rheumatology: Annual Conference 2023
emc3 X British Society for Rheumatology: Annual Conference 2023

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the challenge

Following on from the success of their 2022 Annual Conference, the British Society for Rheumatology wanted to create a hybrid solution to share the latest industry developments, research, and information with rheumatology professionals from across the UK—including consultants, trainees, nurses, and allied health professionals.

emc3 X British Society for Rheumatology: Annual Conference 2023
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the solution

After partnering with BSR on their previous hybrid conference, the emc3 team was brought in again to support the technical aspects of the 2023 event. Our main objective was to create a shared experience for both in-person and virtual attendees that ensured the online side of the event was just as seamless and engaging as the in-person side. To achieve this, we first provided AV for each room, including the stages in the expo, enabling those tuning in online to have access to all of the content without feeling left out. In addition, we provided a crew to manage the AV, support the conference’s WiFi requirements, and provide live streaming solutions.


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emc3 X British Society for Rheumatology: Annual Conference 2023

the result

Between April 24th-26th 2023, the British Society for Rheumatology welcomed over 2,350 rheumatology professionals to join them both in-person and online for their 2023 Annual Conference.

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The three-day hybrid event featured a packed program of over 70 sessions, with 8 workshops, and 200+ speakers delivering world-renowned keynotes about the biggest advances that are being made in the sector. In addition, the event featured 238 presentations, 302 posters, 4 social events, 6 well-being sessions, 51 stands across a footprint of over 4,500sqm, and over 4,000 app messages sent with 1,000+ connections made.

BSR also proudly took the necessary steps to make the event as sustainable as possible by implementing several plans, including: going hybrid, reducing waste, and choosing local suppliers.

emc3 X British Society for Rheumatology: Annual Conference 2023
emc3 X British Society for Rheumatology: Annual Conference 2023
emc3 X British Society for Rheumatology: Annual Conference 2023
emc3 X British Society for Rheumatology: Annual Conference 2023

testimonial

“I just wanted to say a huge personal thanks to the emc3 team for making this year’s conference such a huge success. I felt like the event production has been in safe hands from the get-go so thank you for this. I honestly can’t believe how an event of that size could have been delivered with hardly any technical glitches, you are all such professionals and amazing at what you do and you made the whole experience far less stressful than it could have been (and for me far less daunting being my first hybrid event!). It has really been a pleasure working with you all, you clearly care about delivering a seamless event and it shows from the end result.” — Toni Geary, Head of Events.