FHTglobal / FHTvirtual recently completed a white paper on the impact of COVID-19 on international attendance at US medical conventions in 2021 and beyond. International attendees make up to 34% of attendance at many of the largest medical conventions and play a key role in overall attendance at a wide array of meetings and events in the USA. This study, taking into consideration the current pandemic, brings insights from international participants that are relevant to all types of programs in the USA that rely on international attendees. While focused on the medical meetings sector, the points are relevant across the board, and can help organizers of major events in taking into consideration how to best include international participants in their programs, whether in-person or virtual.
FHT works with international groups in supporting their logistical needs for participation in global meetings as well as working closely with associations and organizers in developing best practices of how to maximize the experience of international participants.
This study presents:
Key insights from over 300 international physicians and their views on experiences with virtual meetings
Understanding the unknowns as related to planning post-pandemic
Best practices in providing international attendees the best opportunities for attending global meetings in-person and virtually
A copy of the document can be found here: