During the months in which congresses were not held, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Emiliano García, held weekly meetings with the venue’s management. Today, tieing in with the Centre’s re-opening last week, García held a meeting with the Conference Centre’s staff to discuss the outlook and new challenges facing the Centre in the near future.
In addition, during this time innovative projects have been developed, such as the SDG working group that promotes sustainability when holding events and new solutions based on powerful technology for virtual or hybrid events that enable meetings to be held despite any capacity or travel restrictions. For example, in light of the epidemiological situation caused by COVID-19, the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine (SEMFYC) decided to reinvent its national congress and take advantage of this streaming platform to hold the 40th SEMFYC Congress this September, in which 25 speakers will be taking part.
Despite the general uncertainty in the industry, the sales team has worked hard to attract new business to the city of Valencia. During the summer, six new congresses and conventions have been confirmed, 33 new dossiers have been opened, and seven new event bids have been presented. Furthermore, circumstances permitting, the Conference Centre’s agenda has 15 events confirmed in the remaining months of 2020.
Sylvia Andrés, the Centre’s Managing Director
“The work carried out by the team and our strategic allies,” says Sylvia Andrés, the Centre’s Managing Director, “has ensured that the experience factor of those attending goes hand in hand with the feeling of being in a safe environment. This is the cornerstone for continuing to build a future based on a new approach to holding events, grounded not only in experience, innovation and technology, but also in safety”.