A Hybrid Event Experience


What to expect on-site

Moving from its historic Brighton base to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), at PVC 2021 delegates will experience spacious reception and exhibition areas, high quality technical production and IT infrastructure along with premium catering in this impressive purpose built conference environment.


Safety and hygiene measures at EICC have always been delivered to the highest possible level. In today's changing environment, they are continually reviewing and updating best practice to provide a safe and comfortable environment to ensure our PVC 2021 delegates enjoy the event:

  • Floor markings in place for cloakroom, bathroom and catering queues
  • Perspex screens, which can be branded, at registration and cloakrooms
  • Floor plans to indicate exhibition and networking flow, specific to your event
  • Enhanced, stringent cleaning regime
  • Sterilisation of speaker equipment after every session
  • Additional hygiene signage throughout venue
  • First-aid points with PPE available to first responders
  • Dedicated medical room, if required for temporary isolation purposes
  • Hand sanitising facilities at reception areas, toilets, cloakrooms and food service areas
  • Catering service methodologies to minimise customer and staff contact with food and drink items
  • Catering staff equipped with appropriate PPE at all times
  • Grab and Go catering eliminates the need for queuing
  • Additional catering points to facilitate physical distancing 

The online Experience

For those facing travel restrictions, the experienced team at EICC will bring the conference to you with a fully interactive online platform to ensure that you do not miss out on the valuable networking and quality technical content.   The online element runs as if you were at the venue - starting with a plenary and flowing into breakout sessions.

For Speakers.   Speakers are fully supported by our Speaker Preview service, which includes:

  • Pre-event run through of presentations with one of our Technicians
  • Delivery of equipment to speakers’ home or office, where required
  • Support and guidance for any technical issues relating to their presentations

For Delegates.   Delegates will receive a link to access the Event Interface where they can:

  • Move between plenary and breakout rooms
  • Networking space for focused collaborations with peers and industry experts
  • Interact with Edinburgh events in the online social room

For Sponsors & Exhibitors

  • Engage directly with delegates face-to-face and virtually
  • Satellite Sessions: opportunities for exhibitors to deliver their own sessions, and host curated exhibitions in the e-Exhibition Hall

For All

An interactive app which facilitates live Q&A’s, polling and surveys, as well as individual or group discussions.