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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

Let’s Meet at ibtm world Barcelona and Discuss the Biggest Medical Congresses of 2018

This November, between the 28th and the 30th, Barcelona hosts ibtm world, “the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry.”

With a 30-year history, the event was initially named EIBTM. It started out in 1988 in Geneva, Switzerland, and it soon became a global exhibition for those in the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry. In 2000, EIBTM was acquired by Reed Travel Exhibitions, part of the Reed Elsevier Group in 2000 and moved to Barcelona in 2004.

The three day event offers innovative education sessions, as well as a wide range of networking opportunities that trigger future business growth.

 

Event Attendees

Around 15,000 international industry professionals from over 150 countries and 3,000 brands showcasing their products and services.

 

Hosted Buyers

IBTM World pays for the flights and accommodation of selected senior decision makers with top level purchasing responsibility that qualify to benefit from the VIP package. In order to qualify for the latter, they must meet very strict criteria such as annual budget, number of annual events, purchasing power, etc.

A buyer driven matching system enables the Hosted Buyers to schedule appointments with selected exhibitors in advance.

 

Exhibitors

These are the suppliers to the meetings and incentives industry. They come from various sectors including: Airlines & Cruiselines, Attractions, Conference & Meeting Venues, Convention Bureaux, Destination Management Services, Hotels, Incentive Destinations, Travel Management Companies, etc.

 

Trade Visitors

They are decision makers who organise meetings, conferences, events, as well as business travel programs and include Agencies, Associations, Corporations, Professional Conference Organisers, etc.

 

Event Programme

There will be plenty of things to see and do during the three day event. For a more detailed view, you can access the show’s preview here.

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We will also be there to showcase our booking offers for medical congresses in 2018!

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!

Let’s Meet at IMEX in Las Vegas and Discuss the Most Important 2018 Congresses

This October, between the 10th and the 12th, Las Vegas hosts one of the largest meetings industry trade shows, IMEX America, “the pulse of the meetings industry.” The event is meant to set the pace for doing business internationally, featuring the largest Hosted Buyer Program in North America that attracts thousands of buyers and exhibitors from all around the world.

Since the first IMEX America event in Las Vegas in 2011, the event has constantly increased its size and scope, representing an important scene where exhibitors and buyers can access a wide range of business opportunities.

Event Attendees

Buyers spanning various industry segments

Agencies – besides business and conference travel agencies, full-service incentive houses, conference organizers, sales and promotion agencies, as well as marketing, PR and advertising agencies will attend the trade show.

Associations – US-based or international congress, conventions and meeting organizers.

Corporates – these are represented by executives of companies dealing with meetings, conferences and incentive travel programs.

 

Exhibitors showcasing their offers

These include both US-based domestic suppliers as well as international tourist offices and convention bureaus, big hotel companies, different conference and exhibition centers, cruise lines, airlines, event management specialists and many more.

We will also be there to showcase our booking offers for medical congresses in 2018

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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!

 

Let’s meet at IMEX America and work on the best offer for your accommodation needs!

Business Travel News & Reports You Might Have Missed this Summer

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

We couldn’t let summer go without making sure that you haven’t missed the important news. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to help you prepare for fall and the last 4 months of 2017. Enjoy the read!

 

The business travel sector to increase over the next decade

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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.

 

Global air traffic grew 7.9% for the first six months of 2017

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The International Air Transport Association released its annual review report. According to the report, global air travel demand increased 7.8% year over year in June and rose across all global regions. Global air capacity increased 6.5%, and load factor increased by 1% to 81.9%.

Global air traffic grew 7.9% for the first six months of 2017, the highest growth rate for that period in 12 years.

 

Uber revamped its business platform

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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.

 

Airfares and hotel rates set to increase in 2018

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The 2018 Global Travel Forecast reveals that travel prices are set to rise in the coming year, reaching nearly 4% increases in some sectors. The fourth annual forecast, by the GBTA Foundation in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel, shows global airfares are expected to rise 3.5% in 2018; hotel prices are expected to be 3.7% higher; and ground transportation such as taxis, trains and buses are expected to rise only 0.6%.

In terms of airfares, the report revealed that Asia Pacific expects to see a 2.8% rise in 2018. Across EMEA, air travel is anticipated to continue growing, with prices rising a whopping 7.1% across Eastern Europe and 5.5 percent in Western Europe. However, Middle East and African countries only expect a 3% increase because of ongoing security threats. Across Latin America and the Caribbean, prices are expected to go up only 0.3% in 2018, while North America will see prices rise by 2.3%.

In terms of hotel prices, across Asia Pacific, they are likely to rise 3.5%. Across EMEA, hotel prices are also likely to rise – 6.6% in Eastern Europe, 6.3% in Western Europe, and 0.6% in the Middle East and Africa. Within Latin America, hotel prices are expected to fall 1.2%, with steep declines in Brazil (down 8.7%) and Argentina (down 2.3%). With international travel projected to grow 4% in 2017 and 2018, U.S. hotel growth is expected to be concentrated primarily along with the West Coast and in Washington D.C.

In terms of ground transportation, the latter remains very competitive in EMEA. Prices are expected to remain mostly flat in Europe, and up a meager 1% across the Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the report has revealed that prices are expected to rise slightly (1.0%) across Latin America, while Canada is expected to see a healthy 4.6 percent increase in 2018.

 

Sabre developed chatbot for travel agencies

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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.

 

Virgin Atlantic to form joint venture with Air France-KLM

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Virgin Atlantic is set to form an extended joint venture with Air France-KLM, thus expanding its transatlantic partnership with Delta.

Under the deal, Air France-KLM will buy a 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic from the Virgin Group for £220 million. Virgin Atlantic will continue to operate independently as a UK airline under the Virgin brand.

Virgin Atlantic already operates a transatlantic joint venture with Delta, which owns 49% of the UK airline.

The expanded joint venture, which will also include Alitalia, would offer 300 daily flights across the Atlantic and establish a partnership “with a duration of at least 15 years”.

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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:

ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.