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Subvensions in changing economic environment by Enrico Zuffi


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Presented at the International & European Associations Congress 2012

Presented at the International & European Associations Congress 2012

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  • 1. International & European Associations Congress 2012 15-17 July 2012, Liverpool, UK Subventions in a changing economic environment: When, where and how to maximize support from destinations and venuesEnrico Zuffi, Director EZ Associates, Geneva – Switzerland
  • 2. SIDIEF Congress French Speaking Nursing Association Congress dates: 21st to 24th of May 2012, in Geneva Bidding started in 2008 with the local nursing association Geneva Convention Bureau proposed to use the CICG congress center, free of charge – request accepted, saving of approximately CHF 150’000.-
  • 3. SIDIEF Congress Final result:  1’800 participants record attendance  30 exhibitors Subventions:  Welcome cocktail CHF 15’000.-  Center free of charge CHF 150’000.- Economic impact for the region:  5’000 overnights  CHF 2.5 millions Ratio: 1 to 15
  • 4. International Congress ofPapyrology 16th to 21st of July 2010, in Geneva 350 participants Very strict budget University free of charge Subventions:  Swiss Government: grants  City: welcome reception, dinner
  • 5. International Congress ofPapyrology Economic impact:  2’500 overnights in low cost accommodation  CHF 1 milion Media impact: daily coverage in local and international medias Ratio: 1 to 20
  • 6. World PostalConferenceand General Assembly
  • 7. World PostalConferenceand General Assembly Organized by the World Postal Union in Berne Conference every 4 years: lasting 3-4 weeks Attracting more than 2’000 delegates from more than 150 countries Complicated conference: SI in 4 languages! Elections /Voting systems Not very eco friendly: printing machines run 24 h to print proceedings and reports! By invitation from the government only
  • 8. World PostalConferenceand General Assembly Kenya was foreseen in 2008! March: Mayor riots and unstable government could not assure the holding of the conference April: UPU finds a slot and confirms Geneva instead of Nairobi From July 20th to August 18th
  • 9. World PostalConferenceand General Assembly Both conference centers are taken over: UPU invests more than 100’000 € into the CICG and CCV Swiss governement offers the CICG free of charge A reduction of 500’000 €
  • 10. World PostalConferenceand General Assembly Geneva /Switzerland Economic Impact Results: 20’000 Roomnights 24 gala dinners or receptions sponsored by different countries  UK,Canada,USPostal, France,  More than 10 of them for 1500 participants  Trade Show during the entire stay
  • 11. World PostalConferenceand General Assembly Economic Impact: 15 M CHF (excursions on week-end not included) Cost/Economic Impact ratio 1 to 15
  • 12. International Society forThrombosis andHaemostasis2007
  • 13. International Society forThrombosis and Haemostasis2007 Bi-annual congress rotating worldwide 6-12 of July in Geneva with 8’300 participants record attendance 16’000 sqm of Commercial Exhibition 30-40 satellite symposias organized in the hotels Pharmaceutical companies inviting clients during the whole week
  • 14. International Society forThrombosis and Haemostasis2007 1997 First discussions with the potential LOC 1999 Geneva is confirmed for 2007 2001 Choice of the PCO and confirmation of 6’000 hotelrooms 2003 + 2005 soft promotion of Geneva at previous events
  • 15. International Society forThrombosis and Haemostasis2007Welcome Reception Sponsoring of the city 55’000 € Geneva Transport Card for all participants for the whole conference Free welcome desk at airport, free promotional and information material
  • 16. International Society forThrombosis and Haemostasis2007 Days spent to attract and accompany this conference by the GCB 30 Costs paid by the GCVB during 10 years: 6’700 € Economic Impact: Excellent: 45-50’000 roomnights 2’000 rooms taken by the exhibitors Conference in July: Usually hotels have a lower occupancy  Total : 30 M CHF of 20 M Euros  Cost /Economic Impact ratio 1 to 300