The long planning process of the premier forum on diabetes and technologies – ATTD, had almost arrived at its fruition, when the whole world was holding its breath, watching the developments and rage of the novel coronavirus – its impact still mostly felt in the Asia region.
Innovation & Creativity
The uncertainties caused by the outbreak raised many questions from participants and conference chairpersons and for that reason, Kenes Group set a plan to ensure the success of the event and the safety of speakers and delegates.
Objectives, Planning & Execution
Kenes Group has been closely monitoring the situation and the risks nearing the event dates. Regular meetings with the conference chairpersons took place to discuss any uprising developments or changes. All delegates were informed about the outbreak and its effects on the host destination, any travel information that they had to be aware of, such as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) advice on how to stay healthy while traveling.
Onsite safety was provided with new measures on hygiene in the venue, the provision of anti-bacterial gels and making available masks for all delegates.
For all registered participants from China who could not travel, but also for everyone who had an interest, including the participants onsite, a significant part of the conference was live-streamed.
Effectiveness & Results
All the measures and the plan in hand resulted in a successful event and ATTD marked a milestone event in a time of crisis.
The 13th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2020) brought together more than 3800 prominent healthcare professionals from 81 countries, start-ups, and investors, reaching a new delegate record in a time marked by massive event cancellations.
The overall feedback has shown that participants’ overall safety was delivered above and beyond.
“We need to keep on providing healthcare professionals platforms to meet for finding solutions to pertinent problems of our society, such as diabetes, as there are over 400 million diagnosed around the world, according to WHO,” commented Ori Lahav, VP Clients & Operations at Kenes Group.
“At the ATTD Conferences you can meet people that come because they want to contribute and be part of the ATTD Community that really moves things forward and strives to make a significant change for the lives of people with diabetes”, said Prof. Tadej Battelino, Conference Co-Chair.
The event is a finalist in the Medical Congress category at Eventex Awards 2021.