Tag Archives: 2018

Technology and Gadgets that will Transform Your Events in 2018

Technology has quickly become a must for meetings and events regardless of locations. Before, during, and after the event attendees will use the technology they have at hand to improve their experience. Therefore, it’s important to consider what will make their event experience unforgettable.

In that sense, we’ve put together a list of gadgets and tools that will turn any traditional even into an amazing journey.

 

Event apps

They’re oftentimes used as an interactive piece in the whole event process to engage with attendees, provide key event information, list sponsors and participants, and provide practical information like venue maps, content and more. Apps are also a great tool to gather attendee feedback and business contacts. Go through this comprehensive list of tools and apps to start using them today.

 

Telepresence robots

Once found only in Sci-Fi movies, telepresence robots is quickly becoming a thing of the present. They enable hybrid events – where there are participants who are not physically present, but are following the event remotely – and are particularly useful for people who don’t have the time to get to meetings and events on different continents on a regular basis. What’s great about these robots is that they are controlled by a computer and enable the non-physically present participant to drive around at the event and have conversations with other participants during breaks.

 

Go-pro cameras

Frequently used by stuntmen, parachute gliders and sports enthusiasts, go-pro cameras can be a great addition to your next event. They can be mounted on a participant’s head to film the event and live stream it to participants who are not physically present.

 

Drones

Drones can be used at events as they make it possible to follow fast action across a large field. Drones can get much closer to the action than any photographer. For example, the entire American Super Bowl was filmed from the air using a drone. Drones can be combined with footage from traditional video cameras and GoPros to capture highlights from your event.

 

Virtual Reality

VR enables remote attendees to experience the event as if they were there themselves and closer to the action than ever before. Advanced 360-degree cameras enable attendees to see others in the room as if they were right there alongside them. Take for example the demonstration Intel made at CES 2017 when for Intel’s CEO, Brian Krzanich’s keynote, the venue was equipped with over 200 headsets, thus combining the virtual world to a real-world event experience.

The virtual world also provides plenty of opportunities for marketing, co-branding, sponsorship and, by leveraging the possibility to live stream VR content straight to viewers’ social feeds, it’s easier for that branding to reach more people in real-time.

 

3D Printing

It would be a pity not to mention 3D printing when everyone’s talking about it. This technology is prone to becoming more compact and more affordable in the near future. Event attendees can use it to personalised their experience and take with them 3D printed objects to remind them of the wonderful time they’ve had.

cb-01

About Congress Bookers

In the world of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events), Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2018, regardless of their location. We operate internationally!

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

And many more!

Advertisements

The 5 Most Important Medical Congresses in Vienna in 2018

Vienna is a city you’ll fall in love with from the first moment you set foot on its streets. Any Vienna visitor should see: MuseumsQuartier, the Sigmund Freud Museum, and the Schloss Schönbrunn. Keep in mind that these are only a very small part of what the city has to offer. The truth is that the number of museums in Vienna is truly impressive!

Vienna also happens to be the home of some of the biggest medical congresses and events in Europe. In 2018, you can take the opportunity to visit this wonderful city while attending one or several of the following congresses:

 

The 11th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes

14-17 February 2018

Over the last 10 years, the annual ATTD meeting has brought together clinicians, scientists engineers, startups, investors, medical corporations from all over the world with the purpose of discussing the latest research developments in the field of diabetes.

Presentations cover topics such as: glucose sensors, closed-loop systems, artificial pancreas, advisors, devices for diabetic prevention, new insulin analogues and delivery systems and insulin pumps and more.

Book your accommodation for ATTD 2018.

 

The 13th Congress of ECCO

14-17 February 2018

In 2018, the Congress will be held in the city of Vienna from February 14–17.

The theme for the ECCO Congress 2018 is “Science improving patients’ lives,” devoting special attention to discoveries and innovations that can have an impact on disease management.

Book your accommodation for ECCO 2018.

 

The 18th European Society of Retina Specialists Congress

20-23 September 2018

EURETINA – European Retina, Macula and Vitreous Society – was set up as a non-profit organization in June 2000, in Hamburg, Germany. The 1st EURETINA Congress was held in 2001 and had just over 200 participants.

Nowadays, the annual Congress gathers over 5000 participants and is one of the biggest events of its kind.

Book your accommodation for EURETINA 2018.

 

The XXXVI Congress of the ESCRS

22-26 September 2018

Founded in 1991, the ESCRS is Europe’s leading organisation for cataract and refractive surgeons and is at the forefront of developments in anterior segment surgery. The society has over 5,000 members from almost 100 countries worldwide. The ESCRS offers a unique forum for discussion and learning which ensures that international expertise is shared by ophthalmologists all over Europe.

Book your accommodation for ESCRS 2018.

 

The 26th United European Gastroenterology Week

20-24 October 2018

The United European Gastroenterology, is a professional non-profit organisation combining all European societies in the field of digestive health – more than 25,000 specialists from every field in gastroenterology.

Registration for UEG Week 2018 opens on January 22, 2018.

Book your accommodation for UEGW 2018.

cb-01

About Congress Bookers

In the world of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events), Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2018, regardless of their location. We operate internationally!

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

And many more!

Business Travel Trends for 2018

The business travel sector is expected to increase by 3.7% per year over the next decade, a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Travelport has revealed.

According to the report, the fastest growth in the business travel sector is expected in emerging markets. For example, in Asia-Pacific, it is expected to increase 6.2%/ year through 2027.

The fastest-growing market is China with 9.5% growth, followed by Myanmar at 8.7%, Rwanda and Gabon at 8.5%, Hong Kong at 8%, Tanzania at 7.9%, Cambodia at 7.4% and India at 7.2%.

The largest business travel markets remain the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.

In this context, some business travel trends are clearly making their way into 2018.

 

Chatbots for business travel

In the summer of 2017, Texas-based travel technology company Sabre developed an AI-powered chatbot for the travel and tourism industry based on Microsoft’s intelligent and natural language services.

The chatbot leverages Microsoft Bot Framework and Microsoft Cognitive Services, including Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS). Organisations can use the set of tools to add intelligent and conversational features to their applications.

Two Sabre-connected travel agencies will test a white-label version of the product with travellers. They will use the Facebook Messenger chatbot for common service and support requests, such as changing an existing flight reservation.

Many believe that 2018 will be the year when chatbots really take off – from ‘Edward’, the artificially intelligent service available at Edwardian Hotels-owned Radisson Blu locations, that is able to report on hotel amenities, give directions and tips, and even receive guest complaints on the spot to Lufthansa’s “Mildred”, who helps you find the cheapest flight.

KLM’s chatbot lets you know when it’s time to check in, sends you a boarding pass and changes your seat. KLM passengers can also ask for directions to the nearest restaurant, ATM, taxi rank and more by sending an emoji to this Messenger chatbot.

 

Team business travel

Last summer, Uber for Business launched a revamped version of its business travel platform, allowing companies to set specific rules for how employees can use the service.

The self-service approach to travel management allows Uber’s clients to set rules for specific groups of travelers, without a limit to the number of riders that can be placed in one of these groups. The move allows big companies to more easily scale and track their Uber usage.

Thanks to the revamp, managers can create “set it and forget it” rules. For example, they can grant workers rides home from the office after a certain hour, or segment out various advantages to specific types of employees.

In 2016, the IBTM Trends Watch Report predicted 2017 would see a “continuing rally in demand for incentive travel”, with budgets expanding for group incentive trips. In 2016, per-person spending was US$3,165.

The team business travel trend is set to maintain the growth curve in 2018 as well.

 

Rising safety concerns

According to July 2017 research on duty of care from American Express Global Business Travel and ACTE, 37% of travel managers saw a rise in inquiries related to traveler safety even after taking action to address those concerns. The research also found that 36% of respondents have seen an increase in the levels of information on immigration and border crossing being requested or provided in the last six months.

As technology advances and the geopolitical landscape is still dominated by uncertainty, safety concerns are likely to remain a trend throughout 2018.

It’s true that tracking technology and tightened security policies could improve things but unfortunately the utilization of these tools is still rather low, and many programs lack traveler-education and safety-training programs.

 

Remote workers trigger remote-first businesses

We see more and more businesses giving up their big headquarters in favour of being remote-first. This allows people to travel far more than before and this is where the concept of “digital nomad” comes in.

Digital nomads run their business from their laptop from anywhere in the world, following an agile working methodology. In 2018, flexible working is believed to reach a tipping point with more employees working outside of an office than inside one. A report by Lancaster University’s Work Foundation predicted that over 70% of UK organisations will have adopted flexible working by 2020.

 

Travel programs set to grow

As competing for talent becomes a top priority for businesses in 2018, travel programs are set to grow as a key part of businesses’ retention and recruitment strategies. Employers are expected to seek travel programs and use them as benefits for employees and, ultimately, as a way of differentiating themselves from their competitors. The line between traveling for work and leisure will become blurry and coming up with programs that offer a more flexible work–life balance will be a smart move.

 

More localized programs

According to the 2018 Global Meetings Forecast by American Express Meetings & Events, meeting planners will see a significant industry shift towards more localized programs. In this context, global programs will need to be more flexible to meet traveler expectations based on country-specific needs and characteristics.

cb-01

Best price, best rooms, best location for medical congresses worldwide!

In the world of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events), Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2018, regardless of their location. We operate internationally!

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

And many more!

Top Pharma News and Developments that Made Headlines in July

These are last month’s pharma news and developments brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

 

Amgen signs collaboration agreement with Array BioPharma

2000px-amgen-svg

Amgen and Array BioPharma announced a preclinical license and collaboration agreement in inflammation.

Under the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on the discovery and development of new drugs for autoimmune disorders. Amgen will be responsible for clinical development and commercialization, having exclusive rights to Array’s preclinical program. In turn, upfront and milestone payments will be made by Amgen.

 

Bavarian Nordic partnered with Johnson & Johnson for HIV, HBV shots

j-j-logo

Danish company Bavarian Nordic and Johnson & Johnson have signed a deal worth USD 879M  to develop HIV, HBV shots.

Under the terms of the deal, Bavarian Nordic is granting J&J’s Janssen unit the rights to combine MVA-BN with Janssen’s own AdVac platform in the HIV and HBV programs. In return, Janssen will pay Bavarian Nordic $10 million upfront and up to $836 million in milestones. Bavarian Nordic will design, produce and deliver the MVA needed, while Janssen will handle R&D.

 

Samsung and Merck launched Remicade biosim

merck_logo

Samsung and Merck & Co. launched Renflexis in the US. Renflexis is 35% cheaper than J&J’s anti-inflammatory med.

Last year, Pfizer launched its version, Inflectra, at a 15% discount. Renflexis is the third biosim to launch in the US after Inflectra and Sandoz’s Zarxio, a biosimilar to Amgen’s Neupogen.

 

Gilead’s Vosevi got US FDA Approval

gilead

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gilead Sciences’ Vosevi tablets, a single-tablet regimen for the re-treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults with genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 previously treated with an NS5A inhibitor-containing regimen, or with genotype 1a or 3 previously treated with a sofosbuvir-containing regimen without an NS5A inhibitor.

The approval is based on data from the Phase 3 POLARIS-1 and POLARIS-4 studies, which evaluated Vosevi during an interval of 12 weeks.

 

Novo Nordisk and Glooko launch co-marketed app

novo_nordisk-logo

As a result of Novo Nordisk’s partnership with diabetes health tech startup Glooko a new app was launched. It’s dubbed Cornerstones4Care Powered by Glooko, or the C4C app.

The app allows diabetes patients to measure and track blood glucose, activities and meals. It syncs blood glucose and activity data from a wide array of diabetes or exercise devices.

The app is free for registered C4C online users and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google app stores.

 

AstraZeneca partners with Merck to develop and commercialise cancer drugs

astrazeneca-svg

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co have entered a global oncology collaboration to co-develop and co-commercialise the AstraZeneca’s Lynparza and selumetinib for various cancer types.

Under the agreement, the companies will develop and commercialise Lynparza jointly, as monotherapy and in combination with other potential medicines. Furthermore, they will develop and commercialise Lynparza in combination with their own PD-L1 and PD-1 medicines, Imfinzi and Keytruda.

AstraZeneca and Merck will also co-develop and commercialise selumetinib, the former’s selective inhibitor of MEK, that’s being developed for several indications including thyroid cancer.

The 2 companies will share development and commercialisation costs as well as profits from product sales.

cb-01

Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

 

EHA 2018 and Things to Do while in Stockholm

This article is brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

“The European Hematology Association (EHA) promotes excellence in patient care, research and education in hematology.”

EHA’s Annual Congress has a program that tackles every subspecialty in hematology and offers attendees the opportunity to network with experts from all corners of the world. Apart from the educational and scientific program that uncovers the latest findings in hematology, the congress also provides attendees with the opportunity to attend satellite programs and to visit the exhibition put together by well-known pharma companies.

The 23rd Congress of EHA will take place in Stockholm between 14-17 June 2018.

Book your accommodation for EHA 2018.

 

Stockholm at a glance

The name Stockholm comes from the words “stock” meaning “log” and holm meaning “islet.” Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. Over 70 museums are spread across the city, covering an interesting mix of topics and attractions and showcasing the city’s heritage. On the shortest day, Stockholm’s inhabitants see only six hours of sunlight, while on the longest day they enjoy up to 21 hours.

 

Gamla Stan

GAMLASTAN

Gamla Stan is where the capital was founded in 1252 and it currently represents one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. In Stockholm’s Old Town, the cobblestone streets are reserved for pedestrians only. Even now cellar vaults and frescoes from the Middle Ages can be found behind the visible facades.

In Gamla Stan, you can visit several churches and museums including Sweden’s national cathedral Stockholm Cathedral and the Nobel Museum. Of course, one of the main attraction is t is the Royal Palace, one of the largest palaces in the world with over 600 rooms. Attending the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard is something you’ll definitely like!

 

Skansen

Skansen

Located on Royal Djurgården, Skansen is the first open-air museum in the world. Its 150 buildings tell Sweden’s story from the past 500 years. Some say that Skansen is Sweden in miniature. Swedish traditions such as Midsummer, Walpurgis Night and Lucia are celebrated at Skansen.

The museum attracts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. One of the top attractions is the full replica of an average 19th-century town. The great part is that you’ll even see craftsmen in traditional dress such a shoemakers, bakers, etc. showcase their skills as if time has stopped.

The open-air zoo boasts a large number of Scandinavian animals including the bison, brown bear, moose, grey seal, lynx, otter, red fox, reindeer, wolf, etc.

 

The Vasa Museum

vasa-museum

This maritime museum in Stockholm is famous worldwide because it is where you can see the warship Vasa, the only almost fully intact 17th century ship in the whole world. The Vasa sank in 1628 in Stockholm and was raised from the seabed 333 years later. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and it is said to be the most visited museum in Scandinavia.

 

The ABBA Museum

This is definitely a must-see for music fans out there. The museum opened in 2013 and is actually an interactive exhibition about the pop band, following its history from folk singers to music icons. The interactive elements include performing on stage with the band and mixing a studio recording.

 

Book your accommodation for EHA 2018.

Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

5 Successful Tips to Promote Your Conference

This article is brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

If you wanted to promote a conference or an event 15-20 years ago, you would rely heavily on TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and word-of-mouth. Offline media ruled and actually worked…until online media took over.

If you want to promote an event today, you’ll need to be your your audience is and that’s mostly online. Everyone owns a smartphone and is at least on one social media platform. The good part is that you can reach out to a larger number of potential attendees. The bad part is that another 100 conference organizers are trying to get to them first.

We’ve put together this blog post to help you with promoting your conference by analysing 5 ways in which you can reach your target audience. All of them combined should result in higher attendance rates.

 

Start early

Start planning and promoting your conference as soon as you have set the date. You will add details (like avenue, speakers, topics, etc) as time goes by and things begin to settle. The truth is that attendees need time to prepare for a conference. An early promotion gives them more exposure to the event and more time. Also, you can include early bird tickets to boost early registrations that usually work pretty well.

 

Use Social Media

As mentioned in the introduction, you’ll need to be where your potential audience is and social media is one of those places. Through social media platforms, you can communicate with people who would be interested in your conference.

On Facebook, you can create an event and then promote it. This will help the conference gain a lot of traction among those interested to attend. You can also partner with relevant influencers and ask them to share your event or/ and write a few lines about it for their friends and followers.

Create a conference registration page that’s easy to read and to navigate so that when people get on the page they immediately understand the actions they need to take to register – make sure you include a minimum number of registration steps if you don’t want visitors to get tangled and leave the page.

Use hashtags on Twitter and Instagram. On Twitter, hashtags not only help promote your conference but they help attendees network and share with each other even after the conference is over. Good conference hashtags are short and include the conference year.

Don’t shy away from paid social media. This is a very effective way to target people in your industry. Use targeted ads to promote to your industry with links directly to the registration page.

 

Blog about it

Every time you have something new, blog about it and share the news on social media. Also, ask speakers to write a post about their sessions and give a sneak preview of what they’ll be discussing. This way they get more attendees interested in their session, and you get free content to drive ticket sales.

 

Use good old email newsletters

Many see email campaigns as going out of fashion but the truth is they still work pretty well. Some great tools that can help you with this are: Campaign Monitor, MailChimp and Active Campaign. Each lets you send to an uploaded list of recipients, track the open rates and manage subscribing and unsubscribing.

Potential and registered attendees need to learn new fresh information about your event. Emails for early bird closing, new speaker announcements or activities in the event location keep them engaged.

 

Don’t forget about post-conference activities

The truth is that, when you have a recurring event, it’s never over. You have to undertake promo activities prior to the event but also to let fans, speakers, attendees know how great everything went. Post-event interviews, videos, pictures, “thank you for attending” emails work really well.

It’s really important to go out there and show the whole world how amazing everything was so that those who have missed it, come next year and those who came, feel proud that they did.

Last but not least, put yourself in your audience’s shoes. Write what you’d like to know if you were thinking of attending a certain conference, never be a stranger, always be there.

cb-01

Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

3 Reasons Why You’ll Fall In Love With Kraków the First Time You See It

This article is brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

 

Legends say that Kraków was founded after the defeat of a dragon and the dragon-slayer ascended the throne. There’s definitely a mythical atmosphere throughout the city nowadays.

While the Wawel Castle is a major tourist attraction, the Old Town is also quite amazing with its churches, impressive museums and the Rynek Główny, Europe’s largest market square. Kraków is a perfect blend of past and present and that’s very well reflected in the former Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, where synagogues stand as a reminder of the tragedy of the 20th century, while the lively squares and streets reflect the renewal of the 21st.

 

Wawel Cathedral – A Walk Back in Time

This Roman Catholic church is over 900 years old. Interestingly enough, the Gothic cathedral we see today is the 3rd edifice on this site. The 1st one was erected by King Bolesław I Chrobry and destroyed in the 11th century and the 2nd one, built in the 12th century, was destroyed by a fire in 1305 when only the Crypt of St Leonard survived.

Wawel Cathedral

The Cathedral has seen many coronations, funerals and burials of Poland’s monarchs over the centuries.

The moment you’re in front of the edifice you’ll notice the massive iron door and the prehistoric animal bones hanging on a chain to the left. It is believed that these bones have magical powers and that, as long as they are there, the cathedral will also exist.

When inside, you’ll be amazed at seeing a multitude of sarcophagi, tombstones and altarpieces scattered throughout the cathedral and giving you the feeling of belonging to a different time.

 

The Museum of Pharmacy

This is the Jagiellonian University Medical School’s Museum of Pharmacy and it’s one of the largest and the best museums of its kind in Europe.

Museum of Pharmacy

Hosted in a historic townhouse, the museum is laid out over 5 floors and features a 22,000-piece collection that includes old laboratory equipment, rare pharmaceutical instruments, jars, barrels,traditional herbal medicines, medical books and documents, etc. Its exhibits include full-scale reproductions of ancient apothecary shops. There is also an exhibit dedicated to Pole, Tadeusz Pankiewicz, who operated a pharmacy in the Kraków Ghetto during WWII.

 

Oskar Schindler’s Factory

desk

Former metal item factory Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory is hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków where the fate of Schindler’s Jewish workforce features prominently. Approximately a sixth of the museum’s exhibition is dedicated to them.

The Historical Museum of the City of Kraków also features prewar Krakow, the German invasion of 1939, what the city was like as the capital of Poland under the Nazi occupation, what everyday living looked like, the underground Polish state, as well as the Soviet takeover of the city.

Oskar Schindler’s office has been very well preserved over all these years.

Hope to have convinced you that Kraków should definitely be on your list of travel destinations, especially if you’ve always been passionate about history, science and mythology.

 

Travelling to Krakow for the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in 2018? Let us find the best accommodation for you.

245 rooms in 7 four and five-star hotels. Choose the one you like best.

cb-01

Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.