Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany.

Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages”. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence’s artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Florence is also an important city in Italian fashion.

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THE CONFERENCE CENTER:  TEATRO DELLA PERGOLA

The Teatro della Pergola is a historic opera house in Florence, Italy. It is located in the centre of the city on the Via della Pergola, from which the theatre takes its name. It was built in 1656 under the patronage of Cardinal Gian Carlo de’ Medici to designs by the architect Ferdinando Tacca, son of the sculptor Pietro Tacca; its inaugural production was the opera buffa, Il potestà di Colognole by Jacopo Melani. The opera house, the first to be built with superposed tiers of boxes rather than raked semi-circular seating in the Roman fashion, is considered to be the oldest in Italy, having occupied the same site for more than 350 years. It has two auditoria, the Sala Grande and the Saloncino, a former ballroom located upstairs which has been used as a recital hall since 1804.

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CONGRESS TOPICS

RETINA UNLIMITED

Make this congress yours; bring your own medical and surgical cases, series, studies….

The 2017 EVRS Clinical Study is ENDOPHTHALMITIS

The EVRS is conducting a study on endophthalmitis to determine if the conclusions of the EVS study, published in 1995 but still guiding the treatment by many ophthalmologists, are still valid. Please help us complete this study by submitting your cases.

You can submit your way of treatment, your strategy, your decision-making process in Endophthalmitis. All presentations on this subject will be grouped together in a session and discussed along with the EVRS Endophthalmitis Study results. Every EVRS member is called upon to participate in this study. In doing so, you will not only participate in the largest study ever on Endophthalmitis but also learn a lot about the best strategy for this complicated condition.

EDITED FILMS, SCIENTIFIC POSTERS & RETINA PHOTOS

All topics are accepted.

BOOTH DISPLAY

Tables and chairs will be provided. Electric appliances will be of course supplied allowing you to plug in all your equipments. Special eqipment can be organized upon your request.

Exhibitors erecting their own displays are responsible for any costs. Exhibitors shall arrange their displays so they do not obstruct other exhibits. Aisles must be kept clear. It is forbidden to nail, tape or hang materials on any of the meeting room walls. All freestanding exhibition displays must be self-supporting and cannot utilize the Teatro della Pergola walls, ceilings or columns for support. Any damage to the Teatro della Pergola, external or internal, caused by exhibitor participation and display will be charged to the exhibitor.

SAFETY RESTRICTIONS

All display materials and contents must conform in all respects to applicable safety, health and fire codes in addition to the rules of the Teatro della Pergola. All materials used within the display, for decoration, or any displayed products shall be flame retardant. No smoke devices may be used. Bio hazardous materials are prohibited. Safety and fire exits and stand-related equipment must be left accessible and in full view at all times. Any operational lasers must conform to appropriate safety precautions. No unshielded laser beam delivery is permitted anywhere within the display, and must be fully housed with wavelength absorbent materials.
The EVRSC reserves the right to prohibit or require the removal of any display, exhibit, parts of a display, or products that it deems not suitable, unsafe, not in accordance with these regulations, or not acceptable with professional ethics as determined by the EVRSC.

SECURITY

EVRSC will not provide an on-premises security guard during hours when the Exhibit Hall is closed. The EVRSC shall be held harmless for any loss, theft or damage of items. No security guards will be present during the day when the Exhibit Hall is open. Companies are responsible for their own exhibition space at all hours. Neither the EVRSC nor the Grimaldi Forum provide insurance for displays and equipment. Private insurance of displays and contents by exhibitors is encouraged.

ASSIGNMENT OF EXHIBIT SPACE and SPACE ASSIGNMENT PRIORITY

The EVRSC reserves the right to rearrange the floor plan at any time. The EVRSC also reserves the right to relocate any exhibitors should it become necessary for causes beyond the control of the EVRSC or advisable in the best judgement of the EVRSC. The signing of the contract constitutes full agreement with these assignment policies and procedures.

PRE-SHIPMENT OF MATERIALS

Please note that the exhibition takes place in a restricted traffic zone. The Teatro della Pergola is located near an Hospital and the authority has  informed us that the authorization for park the trucks for the unloading of goods, will not be near the entrance of the theatre.

The company ISPED srl is able to assist you with custom clearance, storage and delivery.

ISPED srl
Via dei Caboto, 13 – 50127 FIRENZE (FI) – Italy
Email: import@ispedsrl.com
Phone: +39 0574 1663795
www.i-sped.com

INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS

Thursday, September 14, 2017: Booth Installation (9 am – 8 pm)

All exhibits must be completely dismantled and removed on Sunday, September 17, 2017 before mid-night. Any materials and displays not dismantled by mid-night will be removed and discarded at the company’s expense.

EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS

The Exhibition will be opened as follows:

Friday, September 15: 07.30 – 18.30

Saturday, September 16: 07.30 – 18.15

Sunday, September 17: 08.00 – 14.00

NAME BADGES

All attending company representatives must register and display a name badge at all times during the meeting. Transfer of a name badge from one company representative to another is not allowed without prior authorization from EVRSC. The EVRSC shall have control over all admission policies. Badges will be used for entry into the Exhibit Hall and Scientific Sessions. There will be no refund on the exhibit fee to companies sending fewer than the number of allowed representatives. Company representative registration includes: Scientific Sessions, EVRS APP, Refreshment Breaks, Daily Lunches, Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner & Gala Dinner.

EXHIBITION AREA

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BOOTH RENTING PRICE / SQM

  • 6 sqm Booth (2 corporate representatives) — 7,000 EUR
    A 3-minute industrial talk inside the scientific sessions will be given for 3,000 EUR if you book a 6 sqm booth.
    In competition for the Best Industry Presentation Award.
  • 9 sqm Booth (4 corporate representatives) — 9,500 EUR
    A 3-minute industrial talk inside the scientific sessions will be given for 2,000 EUR if you book a 9 sqm booth.
    In competition for the Best Industry Presentation Award.
  • 12 sqm Booth (6 corporate representatives) — 12,000 EUR
    A 3-minute industrial talk inside the scientific sessions will be offered if you book a 12 sqm booth.
    In competition for the Best Industry Presentation Award.

If you want to have additional collaborators to attend the congress, please let us know.

SPONSORSHIPS

  • Badgeholder (Provide badgeholders with your company name / logo) for free.)
  • Notebooks & Pen (Provide notebooks & pen with your company name / logo) for free.)
  • Advertisement inside the congress bags — 900 EUR per brochure
  • EVRS APP Advertising
  1. Text: 1,500 EUR
  2. Text & images: 2,000 EUR
  3. Text, images & videos: 2,500 EUR
  • Welcome Cocktail — Different levels of support are available from 2,500 EUR until 10,000 EUR 
    (The Welcome Cocktail will be a premiere event on Thursday, September 14, 2017. EVRS will work with the sponsor to create a valuable welcome event for delegates. The industry sponsorship will be highlighted by including company advertisement on the tables or other kind of advertisement upon request.)
  • Welcome Reception — Different levels of support are available from 5,000 EUR until 15,000 EUR 
    (The Welcome Reception will be a premiere event on Friday, September 15, 2017. EVRS will work with the sponsor to create a valuable welcome event for delegates. The industry sponsorship will be highlighted by including company advertisement on the tables or other kind of advertisement upon request.)
  • Gala Dinner — Different levels of support are available from 10,000 EUR until 30,000 EUR 
    (The Gala Dinner will be a premiere event on Saturday, September 16, 2017. EVRS will work with the sponsor to create a valuable welcome event for delegates. The industry sponsorship will be highlighted by including company advertisement on the tables or other kind of advertisement upon request.)
  • Extra Sponsorships
  1. Coffee Breaks — Different levels of support are available from 500 EUR until 4,000 EUR
    (Provide delegates with coffee during the morning and afternoon breaks and your company name and logo will appear on signage at the coffee stations.)
  2. Lunches — Different levels of support are available from 1,000 EUR until 8,000 EUR
    (Provide delegates with lunch and your company name and logo will appear on signage at the lunch stations.)