Sue Thorn Consulting
For many charities, events and membership numbers are under pressure. Members are more selective about which associations they support and many have reduced funding available for attending events.
Industry is cutting back its support of events. Venue costs are high. Competition is fierce.
I have twenty years’ successful experience in academic and medical society membership development and event management. I have a respected track record in improving the member offering, increasing membership numbers, and increasing event delegate and abstract numbers, as well as industry input.
Advice can be strategic or operational. I can:
Work with you on your future membership and/or events strategy
- Recommend the most cost-effective mix of in-house and contracted-out services
- Review your contract with your existing suppliers
- Review your in-house systems (see also staffing and structure)
- Manage the tender process and contract negotiation for appointment of external suppliers
For an example of a congress review, see Case Studies.