2020 was a steep learning curve for all sectors and the events industry has adapted at unprecedented speed.
Moving into 2021 with glimmers of hope for a return to ‘normality’ expected as early as Easter, the vaccine rollout underway and some venues and sporting fixtures already hosting socially distanced audiences in Tiers 1 and 2, Cogora has confirmed its current schedule of events for the coming year.
Acknowledging that an exact timeline to get back to ‘business as usual’ is impossible to predict and primary care healthcare professionals are still under immense pressure caring for patients as well as delivering the community vaccine rollout, all Cogora media events in the first half of 2021 will remain in a virtual format with a Nursing in Practice and a Pulse LIVE virtual festival taking place in spring. Building on the experiences of 2020, we are developing our offering focussing on user experience, interactivity and exhibitor engagement. These events will again focus on specific clinical and professional areas, and be available both live and on-demand in order to fit around the schedule of our delegates.
Moving into Autumn, we are confident in being able to return to face-to-face events and have scheduled six conference-exhibitions to take place in September-November. Three Management in Practice events are set to take place in London, Birmingham and, likely, Newcastle. For the first time, audiences from our clinical brands, Pulse LIVE and Nursing in Practice, will be brought together for three collocated events in London, Birmingham and Liverpool.
We very much hope to be able to host the General Practice Awards next year, celebrating the dedication and innovation shown across primary care. Should you be interested in sponsoring the Awards and showcasing your appreciation, please contact [email protected]