Congress industry in transition: ECR - 25th anniversary
The European Congress of Radiology has grown to become one of the largest and most innovative medical gatherings anywhere in the world. Hosted at the Austria Center Vienna each year, it attracts over 28,000 participants from more than 130 countries. It has huge importance for Austria from an economic and research point of view. However, the international meetings industry is currently changing at an incredible pace.
The ECR is without doubt one of the flagship congresses because of the ways in which it innovates each year. Unlike at many other events, a conventional poster presentation format has not been used since 2003 thanks to the availability of specially developed proprietary software. A study published by the Institute for Advanced Studies confirms also the importance of the national economy: gross economic impact around € 28m – 509 jobs have been created.