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Our congress pros newly MedTech certified.

Compliance support for medical technology companies! Our colleagues from Austropa recently became one of the first PCOs in Austria to qualify as a Trusted Partner of MedTech Europe.

At the end of 2017, Austropa Interconvention – a Verkehrsbüro MICE Services brand – was officially certified by MedTech Europe as a Trusted Partner, making it one of the first professional congress organisers to receive this certification. The Trusted Partner seal of approval confirms that a company’s employees are aware of the code of conduct and work in full compliance with its provisions.

The classic sponsorship activities in this area are being replaced with educational grants, which are made available to health facilities. In addition, conferences that receive financial support from a MedTech member company must be rated as compliant in accordance with its conference vetting system. In future, the Austropa Interconvention team will be available to provide support in all of these areas.

MedTech Europe is the European industrial association representing the in vitro diagnostic and medical technology industries. The new code of conduct governing ethical business relationships sets out clear and transparent requirements when it comes to interaction between industry and medical specialists and healthcare facilities. Generally speaking, the code of conduct focuses on the topic of financial support of doctors and medical specialists for internal corporate events, research, and medical training and education programmes.

 

Verkehrsbüro Group renews credentials.

Austria’s Verkehrsbüro Group has been a state-certified, family-friendly place to work since 2008. A short time ago, our Group was recertified for a further three years.

As a major Austrian tourism company, we firmly believe in helping our people to achieve a healthy work-life balance, in line with a family-friendly philosophy that extends across all levels of the Group. Long-term staff development activities aimed at maximising motivation and employee satisfaction require an even stronger focus on ensuring the compatibility of our employees’ private and professional lives. We want to work together to build a successful future and implement measures specifically designed to enhance our status as an attractive employer.

Family-friendly measures at the Group:

  • Employees on parental leave have full access to the Verkehrsbüro Group’s training and development programmes. We also offer special seminars on work-family balance which are grouped together under the “Family, Work & Parenting” category.
  • We also offer a month’s parental leave for new fathers, which gives them a great opportunity to spend those special early days with their newborns and focus entirely on their family lives for a while.
  • We also organise summer camps for our employees’ children.