In December 2017, Apple conceded huge ground back to the event & app industry and rephrased their disputed App Store guidelines. The new guidelines confirmed that stand-alone event apps are alive and well. A relief for event organisers, since branded events apps offer significant branding and custom functionality-related benefits. Our founder and CEO Jelmer van Ast shares the key benefits of branded event apps with you.
2017 was a turbulent year for the world of event apps: After Apple left developers in shock by banning all templated apps, they conceded huge ground back to the industry and revised their guidelines in December. Now, all options are open again to choose a Society App, Event App or Vendor-branded Container App. But what differentiates these solutions? We prepared an overview to help you choose the perfect app for your conference, company or association.
Moving towards a 10-year relationship: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has chosen to continue their partnership with Conference Compass for another 3 years. With more than 30,000 attendees, the annual ESC Congress is the world’s premier cardiovascular conference. The society was one of the first to team up with the Delft-based App Pioneer. Together, they pursue the vision of high-quality mobile apps that truly enhance the event experience and give conference knowledge a year-round purpose.
In June 2017, Apple updated its App Store Review guidelines. New rules were added, banning all apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service. The changes stirred up a discussion about the scope of those guidelines and definition of templated apps. This week, Apple published an amended version of the guidelines in an attempt to clarify their intentions. We welcome these clarifications as they are in line with our initial interpretation and our vision of high-quality apps.
Medtech represents the medical technology industry in Europe. 2 Years ago, MedTech revised their code of ‘Code of Ethical Business Practice¹’. and added new rules for sponsorships and stricter regulations for events. Starting from January 2018, the new code will be binding for more than 11.000 member companies. Our CEO Jelmer van Ast had a closer look at the new guidelines and presents you the key changes.
The implementation of the updated Medtech code is near. Health-care companies, professionals, and associations have to brace themselves for a change! Medtech Europe represents the medical technology industry in Europe. It is an alliance of the two leading medical technology industry associations, EUCOMED and EDMA. Changes in the code are expected to greatly impact medical conferences. Our Sales Executive Remco Kraai had a look at the consequences and provides you with a comprehensive list of helpful resources from our blog.
Conference Compass, a Dutch pioneer in the world of event apps, has a mission to enable medical and scientific professionals worldwide to share and exchange knowledge that is connected to the symposia and congresses they visit. To realise this platform, the young tech company has won an innovation funding of 1M Euro from the RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency).
The investment of RVO in Conference Compass accelerates the continuous development of its technology and supports the growth of their worldwide partner network. The knowledge platform will support the learning goals of millions of medical and scientific professionals by enabling them to access, share and exchange relevant knowledge, no longer limiting them to the time and location of a congress. Continue Reading ->
Professionals attend conferences and to expand their knowledge and connect with like-minded people. But how can you as an event organiser provide them with accessible, relevant and engaging educational material? Event apps are gaining popularity and offer the technology and tools to maximise learning experiences. Our founder and CEO Jelmer van Ast presents you 3 app features that give attendees the learning opportunities they seek.
With the adaptation of ethical guidelines, the times of bold advertising on knowledge events are over. Still, sponsors are eager to share their expertise and looking for alternative ways to grab the attention of attendees. But how can you enable your sponsors to communicate their value while honouring the new regulations? Our Sales Manager Sjoerd offers a closer look at the possibilities and presents solutions for you and your sponsors.
The update of the ethical regulations resulted in a strict separation of the scientific and sponsored programme. Event sponsors moved away from plain advertising, goodie bags and big banners and towards knowledge sharing. This posed a challenge for many event organisers in providing sponsors with the attention they deserve.