RCOT pauses Annual Conference & Exhibition for 2020 as it conducts “root and branch” review
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has announced it is to pause its Annual Conference for 2020, stating it will “undertake a root and branch review of the event” to ensure it meets the needs of more of its members.
Dedicated towards occupational therapists, the Annual Conference provided companies in the industry keen to engage with the healthcare professionals an opportunity to exhibit and sponsor the event.
According to RCOT, feedback from its members had highlighted barriers to attending its flagship Annual Conference, both in terms of location and affordability, alongside the organiser noting difficulty taking time away from work to attend.
With over 33,000 members, RCOT pointed out that in spite of positive attendance figures over the past years, the organisation is aware that currently, only a small percentage of its total membership is benefitting from the event.
The OT membership organisation says it will now pause the show for 2020 and carry out an in-depth review over this year and next year, engaging with its members to understand how its event can better meet their needs.
Despite putting its Annual Conference on hold, RCOT will still be running a number of other events throughout 2020, including its OT roadshows, regional and specialist section events, as well as CPD events.
In addition, RCOT announced the launch of two new events next year, including a networking day in Manchester for its members and a lecture held in London which will be live streamed for the first time.https://thiis.co.uk/rcot-pauses-annual-conference-exhibition-for-2020-as-it-conducts-root-and-branch-review/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/RCOT-exhibiton.jpg?fit=1000%2C546&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/RCOT-exhibiton.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Events & ExhibitionsNewsroomAnnual Conference,event,exhibition,Manchester,RCOT,regional roadshows,root and branch,Royal College of Occupational TherapistsThe Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has announced it is to pause its Annual Conference for 2020, stating it will “undertake a root and branch review of the event” to ensure it meets the needs of more of its members.Dedicated towards occupational therapists, the Annual Conference provided companies...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine