The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) has appointed TFI Lodestar as its professional conference organiser, in a three-year arrangement. The contract was awarded following a comprehensive pitch process in which TFI Lodestar demonstrated its capability, consistency and quality of delivery, creative and technical innovation, and sound financial management.
The contract specifies key areas of focus: BSG’s Annual Meeting (a flagship event for gastroenterologists and hepatologists, showcasing clinical and educational developments as well as offering multiple networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities), BSG Campus (a virtual programme for continuing professional development across all scientific areas of gastroenterology) and BSG Trainees’ Section Events (developing and delivering training, education, leadership, representation, and networking for registrars across the UK).
The partnership will support BSG’s continued growth and reach in the challenging new post-pandemic events landscape, with the emphasis on agility, scenario and contingency planning, and the ability to switch between physical, virtual, and hybrid event solutions as required. It will also focus on the BSG’s core objectives of member engagement, educational delivery, financial sustainability, and working towards its climate change targets.
Sarah Linnington, Director of Governance and Finance, British Society of Gastroenterology said: “BSG recognised that we needed a consistent relationship, with a proactive trusted advisor, to help us achieve our long-term strategic objectives. That meant finding an agency that would look after our interests, offer sound financial management in an uncertain world, and have the agility, skills and resources to adjust to difficult situations. I’m delighted that BSG has found that partner in TFI Lodestar.”
Gema Rodriguez, Group Account Director, TFI Lodestar said: “It’s a huge positive for both parties to be able to embark on a long-term relationship like this, and I’m excited about the change we will be able to bring together. Aligning so deeply with BSG will allow us to demonstrate real innovation, offer highly creative and technical production solutions, and generate revenue for our client. Work has already begun to make that happen.”
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BSG has been the voice of British Gastroenterology and Hepatology since 1937. Based in London, it has over three and a half thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians, and others interested in the field.
TFI Lodestar is a physical, virtual, and hybrid live events agency based in London, with a specialism in the provision of professional conference services to associations