To apply for a booth space, a company should place an order through the AOP online platform
To see which booth spaces are available, you can view it directly online, through the interactive map:
If the booth you would like to book is unavailable, we are able to put you on a waiting list for your particular needs (eg. for a specific level). To do so, please contact the sales team by email with your requirements and our team would be happy to assist you as possible.
To book a booth you will need to provide us with the following details:
Within the exhibition, some booths require a specific sponsorship level while others do not. Booths with a minimum sponsorship level can only be booked once the required level is met. The sponsorship level required is based on its booth size and its location.
The minimum sponsorship level required refers to the minimum investment that must be reached to be able to confirm the checkout with the booth you have selected.
To reach the sponsorship level the following amounts are taken into consideration:
A certain number of exhibitor badges are automatically included depending on the sponsorship level.
Please note that depending on the congress, the booth construction might be taken into consideration within the sponsorship level. However, in most cases, this is an additional product and does not count towards a sponsorship.
If you would like to book a booth only without any other products, we recommend booking a booth with “standard sponsorship” required. This means that no minimum investment required to book the booth.
Each company can book one booth only. We adhere strictly to this rule for these reasons:
Directly on the exhibition map here. Place your mouse over the red booths to see which company has reserved it under "Booked by".
To see the full list of who is attending, simply refer to the Sponsor List - Once you are on the list you can:
The companies on "the sponsor in progress” list are potential exhibiting companies which have contacted us and shown interest in our upcoming event.
NOTA: AOP reserves the right to modify the ﬂoor plan at any time. After assignment of space, exhibitors agree to be relocated to other comparable space, if necessary, and this is under the judgement of the Organizer.
Yes, you can. Refer to the list of products that can be sponsored without exhibiting here on the online platform.
Other products are reserved for exhibitor only.
The Priority Point System is designed to reward your loyalty and the level of your support.
The system encourages consistency and transparency in the allocation of exhibition space. To put simply, the higher the number of an exhibitor's total priority points, the better access they will have to the preferred exhibit space and other benefits.
Learn everything you need to know about PPS, such as criteria, allocation, groups and regulations here.
1. Check the following first, online:
IN CASE OF BOOTH CHANGE:
IN CASE OF PRODUCT(S) CHANGE:6. Check the following first, online:
All booths are booked strictly and only through the online platform.
Advanced booking of booths, before the opening of the platform, is not allowed.
If you want to be among the first to receive the Exhibitor Guide once it is ready, we advise you to send an email to email@example.com stating your interest for the congress of your choice (you will be immediately listed as a prevailing contributor).
The Exhibitor cannot sublease the space it has reserved to another society that is not a division of the same company or a legally authorized agent. They will be required to deliver to AOP an authorization or presentation of valid evidence (authorized agent contract or society status). The violation of this agreement will result in the immediate expulsion of one or both parties.
The setting of promotional signage or the indirect promotion of signage, brands, and products from diﬀerent social reasons than the exhibitor’s is prohibited. Every sign or item judged non-conform has to be removed at the very ﬁrst summon and without reparation, AOP being allowed to act for the violator, without further ado.
Yes! If you would like to visit during the congress, you can register for a 1-hour guided visit organized onsite by our staff. Our guide will show you the conference rooms, exhibition hall and the amenities, but you will not be able to get around by yourself inside the congress area.
To register for the guided visit, please contact us here with your full name, phone number and email address.
All products are subject to availability. In case of overbooking, purchase orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of a prior offer of the same product at the time of its receipt, AOP reserves the right to withdraw the product chosen. In such event, AOP will get in contact to notify and discuss further alternative options.
By submitting the Purchase Order though our online portal, the buyer formally makes a legally binding offer
to AOP. On your email, you will be immediately acknowledged with the corresponding invoice.
Within the following 72 hours after its receipt, the asked deposit should be paid.
Kindly note that:
Booking more than 2 months* ahead of the congress:
Booking within 2 months* ahead of the congress:
IMPORTANT: Payment failure within deadline will automatically offset your order and the products will be released and made available for booking by other registrants.
*Please check the exhibitor guide and your invoice for the exact dates.
Cancellation must be made in writing.
- payment failure for the cancellation fee will lead to a low credit rating which will affect your next participation on all of our future congresses
- if the congress is in HYBRID FORMAT (on site and online), and in case of a Force Majeure on the exhibitor’s side publicly assessed by local authorities, the exhibitor can:
*please check the exhibitor guide and your invoice for the exact dates.
**not applicable for any products which have already been delivered
Please note that while speakers, exhibitions and sessions were confirmed at the time of publishing, circumstances beyond the control of the organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations.
As such, AOP reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers, exhibitions and sessions if necessary, without liability. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated on our portal and notified as soon as possible.
AOP shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event the congress is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed OR changed into another format as a result of a "Force Majeure" event beyond its reasonable control. For the purposes of this clause, Force Majeure events shall include, but not limited to general and labor strikes, invasions, hostilities, war, rioting or similar situations, acts of government or state* such as lockdown and quarantine measures, immigration and transport restrictions, and acts of nature such as fires, floods, extreme weather or other emergency.
A - If AOP determines that the congress needs to be cancelled as a result of a Force Majeure event, the refund policy applied will depend on the conference format:
B - If AOP determines that the congress needs to be rescheduled or postponed as a result of a Force Majeure event, registration remains binding and registrant will be entitled to participate to the rescheduled congress without any further refund right. AOP shall assume no further obligation to refund any travel or accommodation expenses incurred by the registrant in case the event is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed as a result of a Force Majeure event. If the registrant is not able to assist to the congress as a result of Force Majeure event, general cancellation policies rules as set above will apply.
C - If AOP determines that the congress needs to be held in another format as a result of either one of the following scenarios:
Sponsor may go for choice 1 or choice 2:
*government or state means both “France and the country where the concerned conference is held”
**please check the exhibitor guide and your invoice for the exact dates, numbers and portion/percentages.
***no refund for any products which have already been delivered
The construction, validity and performance of the present terms are exclusively governed by the laws of France (which is the home country of the mother company COMEXPOSIUM HEALTHCARE) without reference or regard to principles of conflicts of law. The parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of France, located in Paris.
Depending on multiple aspects (i.e. country regulations, type of products, target audience), companies in healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device industries often develop internal compliance terms which adapt to the regulatory environment, moderate risks and enhance confidence between customers, suppliers and investors.
These terms are gathered into what we - at AOP - call a Corporate Internal Compliance Service Policy (CICSP).
CICSP are all different and may take the form of “Purchase Order”, “Service Agreement”, etc…Additionally, they might comprise 3 pages or 50 pages, and might include complex legal terms or sentences. Thus, nowadays, it becomes rather impossible for our team to review each sentence and get sure no one sentence or word supersede our own Terms and Conditions of Sale.
This is why, in any of external documents that involve AOP products:
Please see the steps below to complete an order:
MSR: Minimum Spend Required
F1: Invoice already issued from the hybrid version
C1: Credit note cancelling F1
F2: Invoice automatically issued reflecting switched products
C2: Adjustment of F2
1. Once the formal decision to switch to virtual has been announced:
2. If F2 is higher than the MSR, then you may choose to:
3. If F2 is lower than the MSR, then you may choose to:
Check out the key moments online. Concerning booth set up, each exhibitor is allotted a specific timeslot according to booth size and type of equipment.
Your allotted set up time slot is available for view from your company account , under booth —> Product details. Please respect these timings as they ensure smooth running of the exhibition. Any overtime during booth set up or dismantling is billed to the exhibitor.
Space is delivered raw (empty - no partitions, flooring, or electricity), ready for construction and decoration by your company.
AOP has partnered with the best booth construction company to offer you a top customized 'all inclusive' booth at a very competitive price. We are charging a flat 10% margin on prices applied by our appointed booth constructor. You can benefit from fantastic prices and the facility of adding this service to your cart.
There are two possibilities:
OPTION 1 > Order the construction option for your booth If you choose to go for booth construction, please keep in mind that:
Click here and select one of the construction options for more information.
OPTION 2 > Contact an independent booth constructor
You may contact and bring your own supplier. The information of our booth constructor is available through your company account, should you need to obtain a second quotation.
NOTA: Your booth layout and design must be submitted via your company account for approval. Once it is approved, in order to verify that the booth being built corresponds to the design previously sent, this layout is checked on-site during set up. Should the booth building not coincide with your layout, AOP reserves the right to amend or stop the construction. Please refer to chapter 3.6 Are there specific design requirements for my booth? to see the requirements that will be checked on your submission
Within the constraints of the contact between you and your chosen booth constructor (supplier), AOP does not and is not eligible to have any role between the aforementioned parties and any issue is to be strictly solved by you and your suppliers.
Once you have confirmed your sponsorship, you can order services/furniture of your choice. Log in to your company account and order it via the Exhibitor Services tab.
You can also directly contact the congress official booth constructor / service supplier (details can be found in Exhibitor Services).
If you are an external booth constructor here is some vital information that you need:
The exhibiting company is the sole client binded with a contract and as such, all invoices matters should be directly dealt between AOP and the exhibiting company. Constructors and all other suppliers are not allowed to contact directly AOP representatives regarding any invoicing or billing issue. Any matter regarding the exhibiting company and its suppliers/contractors should stay at its own concern.
External construction workers must register on the day of their scheduled booth set-up. Passes are given by AOP directly at the Exhibitor Services room/desk.
For more information make sure to read chapter "BOOTH SET UP & DISMANTLING - Constructor passes delivered by AOP" in the rules and regulations document found within your company account.
The main specificities that will be checked on your booth design:
In order to ensure everyone's safety, we ask for all exhibitors to comply to these safety standards during set up:
To perform a demonstration on a live patient, three conditions must be met (practitioner, product, venue):
CONDITION 1. The PRACTITIONER performing the medical act should:
Regarding international speakers arriving to each congress from all over the world, they are certainly an asset for international conferences like AOP. AOP has a long tradition of welcoming them and continues to accept them readily. Should your company wish to invite international speakers who are not locally board certified, please follow the steps below:
CONDITION 2. The PRODUCT or device used should be registered or legally authorized by the local authorities within the congress country.
NOTA: Live demonstrations of procedures/products/devices dealing with PRP or vulvovaginal treatments are strictly forbidden and cannot be performed during AOP congresses.
CONDITION 3. The VENUE where the live demo is performed follows these regulations:
for BOOTH space:Live treatments are not permitted on booths (review dedicated chapter from the Rules and Regulations Guidelines).
1. Product/device to be used:
- brand name (eg 'Restylane for hyaluronic acid' or 'UltraShape for energy based device')
- technical characteristics ('pharmacology for product' or 'technical data for device')
- certificate of registration in congress country
2. Process of the demonstration:
- is the product/device being demonstrated on a living patient?
- is the product/device being demonstrated by a doctor?
- which area will be treated?
- data of the demonstrator
(last name - first name - email - medical specialty or function within company - country)
- description of the set up of the demonstration on your booth
3. Timings of the demonstration:
- dates and times
for SYMPOSIA or LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS:
for TRAINING LAB:Under all circumstances there can be a maximum of 10-15 people in the Training Lab at all times.
Please note that for any live demonstration, the company is entirely responsible from A to Z of its performance. AOP is not to be held responsible for any step of the procedure.
Upon purchasing any product involving a live demonstration, you are sent a detailed step-by-step email (approximately 2 months ahead of the congress date) which we ask you to read carefully. It contains important information such as the location of the demonstration rooms, material and logistical requirements, times, and all other details to ensure that the event runs smoothly. To see an example of the rooms set-up and the materials we ask you to bring for any live demonstrations, click here
AOP conferences welcome two categories of sessions:
Great news! Your sponsored activity can easily be published on AOP Academy and reach over 37,000 registered members (and growing).
Keep in mind that for a lecture to be placed in the AOP Academy library, the speaker (and patient) must sign a consent form agreeing to its publication.
How time-slots are assigned and scheduled:
Here are the vital points when recruiting patients for your demonstration:
a. Patient recruitment
Therefore, it is best that the supporting company is in charge of hiring and accommodating the patient(s) for their sponsored activities.
Depending on the corresponding legal environment of the congress location, our Scientific Committee may require that live demonstrations during a symposium be performed in a medicalized establishment, either a third entity (e.g. a clinic, hospital room) or a treatment room at the congress venue and broadcasted to the conference room where the audience are seated.
The allotted treatment room timeslots are available to view from your company account logistics planning -->3. Sponsored activity & granting lecture planning
To see how to handle patient logistics and utilize the patient preparation area, refer to section 4.5.
Decoration and promotional material can be set up at the beginning of your symposium. If your symposium is right after a lunch or a coffee break you may use that time to set up.
> Distribution of products to attendees:
Surveys, questionnaires, goodies, flyers, etc. can be given to attendees as they enter the room or during the symposium. Previous sessions may not be interrupted for this purpose. You may place the objects on the seats in the room only if your symposium is after a coffee or lunch break.
Please check the Symposium Planning online for the assignments and schedules.
Presentation(s) must be uploaded at the Club Lounge/Preview room*. You can find its location on the congress exhibition map.
Important points to take into consideration:
We remind you that AOP holds the copyright to all educational materials presented or derived from its meetings, such as: video recordings of live demonstrations / symposia / handouts / posters / abstracts / presentation synopses. The information presented during AOP congresses may not be published or broadcasted in any media in its original format (except for news releases).
Consequently, all sponsored sessions such as live demos, symposia, and guest lectures are derivative products of AOP and the property of AOP.
Each speaker is requested to submit their declaration of consent prior to their presentation on whether they agree to be recorded so that the corresponding video can be published on AOP Academy.
Each approved video is edited by our AV team (video, quality, lighting, angle, audio, etc.). The AV team also makes sure that every patient in all materials (slides, pictures, demonstration, etc.) demonstrated within the videos are unrecognizable by blurring the patient eyes (or the rest of the face, depending on the procedure).
Bringing in any cameras or devices from an external supplier is required to obtain an approval from AOP secretariat and may incur additional costs. In most cases, they should only be used for immediate purpose - no recording for future use is authorized. Contact your sales representative for more information, should you wish to bring in additional AV crew.
If you would like to specifically promote your product(s) and studies to the AOP Academy community, we suggest organizing a sponsored webinar.
You will be able to define a moderator, gather specialists on the chosen subject, and optionally perform live demonstrations. The webinar will appear as a sponsored session and branded with your company's logo. AOP will provide logistics, communication and the platform (similarly to a symposium at a congress). All the AOP Academy members may watch it live or replay at any time. Non-members may create a free account to gain access. Check here for an example of a sponsored webinar
All orders for reserving a meeting room/training lab must be done through the online platform. No demand for rooms will be accepted by phone or by email.
You can choose the date, time, and location of the meeting room/training lab when processing your order. Change of room rental is only possible if the new required room is available and of equal/higher value. If these criteria are met, then the Sales Team can proceed, per your instructions, to provide you with the alternative room (upon approval). Please contact the team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request after checking availability on our booking platform.
Please check your exhibitor ID on the training labs and meeting rooms document online for the latest information.
To check your assigned location or schedule you will need your exhibitor ID. This number can be found through your company account along with all of the information above via your logistic planning tab. Please note that you must be logged in to have access.
You are entirely responsible of the organization, promotion and activities held within the room/training lab. However, you are asked to provide a topic and objectives of your planned activities within a training lab, along with certification of any product you may use. AOP is not to be held responsible for any act deriving from the use of these spaces.
AOP reserves the right to reassign other comparable rooms as per space limitations, safety & legislation matters.
NOTA: Exhibitors cannot sublease the room that was booked to another society that would not be a division of the same company or a legally authorized agent. Valid evidence (authorized agent contract or society status) must be presented to AOP to receive authorization. Any violation of this agreement will result in the immediate expulsion of one or both parties.
All promotional materials should reach our consignee within the timeslot specified within your company account. The date and delivery instructions are provided to you by the Industry Department within this platform as an instructional file for download.
The company account includes all the information you need to know and submit for participating as an exhibitor at the congress.
It contains information such as:
It requires information such as:
All required information has to be uploaded online through your company account and only Information submitted through the platform will be taken into account.
Click here to read the company account user manual to learn how to operate the platform.
You should be able to access your company account by logging into your personal account. If it is not the case, please contact the AOP industry team.
All assignments are completely transparent and you can view our maps online at any time: Signage map
To check your assigned location or schedule you will need your exhibitor ID. This number can be found through your company account along with all of the information above via your logistic planning tab. Please note that you must be logged in to have access.
All exhibitors have the obligation to comply with the AOP non-competition policy:
A firm or a laboratory exhibiting cannot organize any seminars, workshops, courses involving delegates (registered doctors, nurses, etc.) during the:
All such events should be organized through the Organizer - Ad Boards, Meetings, Trainings, Social Events - all available through the product catalog.
Collection, process and usage of personal data by AOP are in compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Check chapter 9 of the FAQ for details.
In relation to personal data to be shared for badge scanning activity, this information:
AOP Academy now offer the opportunity for a company to have its own dedicated webpage, free to design and to fill with any product information, news articles, company profile, etc. In addition, the page contains all the company's webinars and sponsored content made during AOP congresses with excellent visibility towards all our members and website visitors. It functions as an all-in-one platform to showcase a company.
You can view the dedicated product here.
An Educational Grant is a form of unconditioned financial support. The funds are allocated to cover specific costs of the activity that are related to the provision of a balanced, accurate and scientifically independent activity.
Grants are the way for the industry to support unbiased evidence-based medicine, since the scientific content is entirely developed and chosen by the Scientific Committee. In turn, due to their objective and protected status, these sessions are eligible for CME Accreditation.Following a session that has been granted, the company will receive a duly completed report with the following :
Click here for more information on Educational Grants.
Educational grant sessions are eligible for medical continuous education credits. Therefore, they differ from a sponsored session as they have to comply with the rules of accrediting organizations. This is why it is the AOP Scientific Board that makes the final decision regarding content and lecturers for these sessions.
In case of an educational grant with lecture, your company suggests one speaker and one topic. In case of an educational grant with visual support, your support is visible through logo placements online.
In most cases, only 1 company can grant a webinar, however there are a few special webinars with multiple supporters - please check the number of products available for the date of your chosen webinar by checking the product page: granted webinar - lecture or granted webinar.
In both cases, the topics and program are under the sole responsibility of the AOP Academy Scientific Committee and the content remain strictly scientific (non-sponsored). Check here for an example of a granted webinar.
Only exhibiting companies can perform a survey during the congress, under the following conditions:
Please note that AOP reserves the right to cancel the authorization if the survey disturbs the circulation of the congress, and as consequence, affects the safety of its participants.
A live speech refers to a lecture/presentation given for a determined amount of time directly on your booth by the speaker of your choice.
To perform a live speech on your booth prior written consent and agreement from AOP must be obtained.
Authorization is dependent on:
If you would like to perform a live speech on your booth, please email the sales team with the following information:
If you would like to perform a live demonstration on your booth, please refer to section 4 of the FAQ.
Any purchase made by an attendee should be done in exchange for an official invoice. This requires your company to be legally registered in the country where the congress is taking place.
If your company is not registered, then you have 2 options;
- Attendees can create a written order
- Attendees can purchase through your local distributor.
It is the exhibitor's responsibility to obtain the corresponding marketing and commercialization licenses of the products that are displayed, promoted or utilized during the event.
The product or device has to be legally authorized by the local authorities within the country where the event is held. Products without a license are not permitted to be promoted.
Please note that some countries may provide a ‘Temporary Licence.’
Leaﬂet or other promotional material may not be distributed from anywhere other than the exhibition booths. Leaﬂets distributed at any other point throughout the venue will be removed by the Organizer.
The number of included badges is determined by your sponsorship level, regardless if the company has exceptionally booked two booths. The amount of badges per sponsorship level can be verified on the exhibitor guide here.
- Exhibitor badge is only valid for industry representative
- Physician badge is only valid for physician
Badges that are registered for the incorrect specialty (e.g. exhibitor badge register for physician / physician badge register for industry representative) will be automatically forfeited once the submitted info is validated. No modifications or refunds are allowed.
When registering, the complete contact details of the attendee are requested. Badges are nominative, therefore, once the registration has been treated and validated, it cannot be modified.
Starting at 10 badges you can take advantage of great savings on badge registrations!
The more badges you purchase, the more discount you get.
Read the group registration guidelines (you can also download them here).
If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
AOP automatically provides this badge to the company's selected speaker. These badges are nominative and MUST be used by the speaker of the sponsored activity whether he/she will present during their symposium, live demonstration, or sponsored lecture. These badges cannot be transferred or shared with another person and gives the speaker access to their own lecture(s), sponsored sessions, and the exhibition area (if any) only.
If you would like to provide your speaker with a Physician badge in order to access all of the scientific sessions, you can order the physician badge one by one (or in a group to get a discounted rate) through your company account here.
Exhibitor badges have access to the exhibition space and sponsored sessions.
Access to scientific sessions is granted to attendees with «delegate» type badges only. Should you wish to attend these sessions, your exhibitor badge needs to be upgraded for an additional fee, payable either at the welcome desk of the conference or by sending us an email at email@example.com.
As an accreditted medical conference, we are entrusted to respect each specialty and promote the safe medical practice. For this reason, we must maintain the access to scientific sessions limited to physicians or non-physicians who practice in a medical environment; please learn more about this access distribution here
You are most welcome to bring your own photographer.
To register your photographer, please follow these steps:
If you would like a list of photographers we use, please let us know and we can send one according to your needs.
Each badge is nominative, which is why each attendee should retrieve his/her badge him/herself at the dedicated welcome desk onsite:
by presenting the following:
Refer to the chapter key moments under "Plan your trip" tab on our website to learn more about Registration Desk opening hours.
If you require accomodation during the congress, there is a limited quantity of best guaranteed price at the congress venue only available through the AOP website
The AOP database is declared to the National Commission of Information and Liberties (CNIL), under the number 1161141. As such, AOP is not allowed to transfer any data belonging to its database, to any external company.
To obtain a list of attendees, we advise you purchase the appropriate products
1) For congresses: rent a badge scanner onsite. Once you have signed the confidentiality agreement, badge scanner data is then emailed within the 2 weeks following the conference.
NOTA: Specifically in relation to the 'Badge Scanner’ product we have implemented the process below, complying with new data protection laws:
2) For webinars: purchase the product lead as an option to your sponsored webinar. Once you have signed the confidentiality agreement, data for the registered viewers, live viewers and replay viewers are provided.
NOTA: Specifically in relation to the 'Lead’ product we have implemented the process below, complying with new data protection laws:
AOP does not share any information regarding the Faculty or about the AOP grant policy with any external entity. Only the Faculty member himself can choose share to share his/her personal information or any information regarding his/her faculty grant.
The total number of attendees is announced at the end of congress.
However, and because AOP Annual World Congress has grown by 10% each year since its first edition 23 years ago, we base ourselves on these figures to stay realistic and present to you a number of participants:
In order for AOP to provide both attendees and exhibitors with the highest quality, the organization and logistics of all services used for events and/or activities during an AOP Congress must be arranged directly through the AOP secretariat.
Therefore, for the use of ANY external service providers, previous approval from AOP Secretariat must be received.
> Should your company wish to use an external provider for services that are provided directly by AOP, additional service charges will apply.
This policy guarantees the mastering of all the services taking place during the events from A to Z.
The safety of attendees and participants is our main concern, therefore there are three factors to be taken into consideration:
For the rest, enjoy the city and take advantage of you trip. Make sure to take a look at the Plan your trip section of the website to view fun activities to enjoy.
In case of Force Majeure, the event may be moved to a diﬀerent date or location, cancelled altogether, or the time frame changed as a result of incidents beyond anyone’s control, extenuating circumstances out of the control of AOP (such as but not limited to general strike, invasions, hostilities, war, rioting or similar situations which prevent performance of the contract) or acts-of-God (such as but not limited to epidemics, ﬂoods, volcanic eruption, earthquakes or other convulsions of nature and other acts).
In the case of a cancellation caused by, or resulting from, directly or indirectly a Force Majeure (as such term is deﬁned in the preceding sentence), a specific cancellation and refund policy applies. Please refer to chapter 2.6. Limitation of Liability and the exhibitor guide for details.
All participating exhibitors must be fully insured including, but not limited to risks to their property and goods, public liability, and loss or damage caused by circumstantial reasons such as fire, water, theft, and accidents, and to third party liabilities, and this document may be demanded at anytime by the organizer.
Exhibitor shall insure against indemnify and hold AOP harmless with respect to all costs, claims, demands and expenses to which AOP may in any way be subjected as a result of any loss to the public or any persons present at the event, caused as a result of any act of the default of the exhibitors and their affiliates, agents and contractors.
The insurance must cover any and all third party claims and damages resulting from or arising from any negligence, acts or omissions, or willful misconduct of the Exhibitor, its directors, officers, employees, representatives, contractors, invitees or guests*.
AOP shall not be therefore liable to the exhibitor or to any other person for
AOP should not be held responsible for any stolen goods before, during and after the congress. the exhibiting company must survey its belongings at all times.
*For example: If an accident of any kind were to occur during a demonstration or lecture, caused by a company representative or speaker invited by the company, which happened to damage the venue or any of it's properly, the company and the speaker are to be held responsible and their insurance should cover the incident, providing answer to the claim.
Discover how AOP fights against COVID-19 HERE.
At AOP, we have always prioritized the well-being of our attendees, speakers and sponsors at all levels. Today, more than ever, this means the implementation of strict sanitary and safety measures within our conferences. For this, we have determined the following standards to assure that you’ll be in CLEAN hands:
There are set of rules to obey on the exhibition floor, to ensure smooth and safe running of a congress.
The Rules and Regulations document should be filled in by exhibiting companies and it has been generalized for all AOP conferences and applies for all exhibitors.
It is aimed at:
1. Labor law
2. Customs (for materials or products from abroad)
3. Hygiene (for food or animal species)
4. Products licences: it is the exhibitors responsibility to obtain the corresponding marketing and commercialization licences of the products that are displayed, promoted or utilized during the event. The product or device has to be legally authorized by the local authorities within the country where the event is held. Products without a license are not permitted to be promoted
5. Medical licences: any medical act organized by the Exhibitor during the event shall be executed by physicians qualiﬁed and licensed to do so following the law and regulations of the country where the event takes place. Please note that many country’s demand to process a ‘Temporary Licence’ for the physician to legally perform a medical act/application. Please refer to chapter 4.1. What about performing a live demonstration? for further details.
Pictures (photographs or videos) may be allowed on written permission of the organizer, within the precincts of the event. This authorization may be withdrawn at any time. A test of all the shots will be given to the organizer within ﬁfteen days following the close of the event. Pictures and videos are never allowed during sessions.
Please see chapter 8.6. How can I register our personal photographer? for steps in registering a photographer.
Shooting by visitors is prohibited by AOP. The photograph of some object in the booths may be prohibited to demand and to the diligence of the exhibitors.
The Exhibitor is obliged to allow photography of its stand and / or objects exposed by the services of professional staﬀ of AOP or authorized by it. These shots are likely to be used later in any catalog or advertising material published by the organizer, without the Exhibitor being entitled to any compensation in return.
AOP holds the copyright to all educational materials presented or derived from its meetings, such as: video recordings of live demonstrations / symposia / handouts / posters / abstracts / presentation synopses. The information presented during AOP congresses may not be published or broadcasted in any media in its original format (except for news releases). Consequently, all sponsored sessions such as, live demos, symposia, guest lectures are derivative products of AOP and the property of AOP.
Once any purchased product has been delivered, you are invited to share with us any comment or suggestion you may have on this product!
In addition, you will be asked, at the end of each conference, to submit your evaluation form in which you will be able to give some feedback on the congress. We also welcome feedback from our exhibitors all year round.
Please send your comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We value your feedback and continue working together to make any upcoming events an asset for all of us.
The recent sanitary crisis is pushing 2020 (and maybe 2021?) worldwide events to switch their format from a physical one to a virtual one.
Is this the path we at AOP is willing to take? Not really as we do believe physical gathering stays mandatory for successful learning. The profound learning that happens by gathering and exchanging in person is irreplaceable, and our conferences are aimed at continuing to be physical ones, bringing upfront our signature educational experience that transpires on site between our speakers, delegates and exhibitors.
But, and because “Something good comes out of every crisis” (Dave Pelzer), our physical conferences are now doubled with a complete virtual experience. Indeed, while our excitement for human contact is palpable, we also understand that some participants may still be under a home travel ban and may not be able to attend the congress physically. Those participants will be offered with the possibility of switching from a physical badge to a virtual one.
This new HYBRID conference format – physical and virtual – ensure that attendees across the world do not miss anything out.
Should it be really impossible to hold a physical conference, then the conference will go virtual only. (check chapter 11.3)
For complete explanation about “virtual attendance”, please check out our FAQ delegates 4.1.
Depending on the conference format, two types of booths are made available.
• If the conference format is a “hybrid” one, the exhibitor can purchase a “physical booth” and as an option add the “virtual booth”
• If the conference format is a “virtual” one, the exhibitor can purchase the “virtual booth”
Our catalogue of products clearly states which product can go physical, virtual or both.
As much as we would love to, the fact of the matter is we can only anticipate as best we can with honor and candor.
There are still many uncertainties in current period not only in France but around the world. As an international conference we are obliged to take into consideration our governing laws as well as the rules of the locale where we host, all the while taking into consideration any severe restrictions from our attendees’ home countries.
The driving force of AOP is the marvelous synergy our speakers, delegates and sponsors create together through sharing and exchanging online or on-site. Today, however, there are many factors that may hold back these three parties from having the profound congress experience. Therefore, AOP may deem it necessary to change the format to one that is more adaptable should conditions take a turn for the worst for all three parties (speakers, delegates and sponsors).
This change in format will be our last resort option and followed through with communication and policies that are clear, precise and fair for our speakers, delegates and sponsors.