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We wouldn't expect you to just believe us, have a read below to hear what our clients think...

“Thank you so much for organising such a superb meeting. Truly, it was an amazingly fun and educational event and everything about it was so slick and professional and excellent. I was very impressed”

Jeff Gadsden, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA
Professor of Anesthesiology

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President - RA-UK

Dr Amit Pawa

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Past-President - Preoperative Association 2015-17

Mrs Marie Digner


President-elect - BSOA

Dr EJ da Silva


Committee Member - SIVA

Dr Anup Biswas

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Mr Jeevan Chandrasenan

Lead Convenor  - Virtual Orthopaedic Clinicals 2020

"From literally a concept and an idea of delivering a form of clinical patient-centred teaching through a virtual format, EMD have helped to deliver the first ever Virtual Orthopaedic Clinicals on the 1st and 2nd October 2020. During the event we showcased over 14 lectures and 60 professionally pre-videoed and edited clips of real patients from all sub-specialties. This educational event was delivered live through a webinar format with expert faculty providing additional live discussion-based teaching on the day, whilst answering questions from over 120 delegates from around the world. The EMD team surpassed all expectations in ensuring the whole process from beginning to end was completed to the highest standard.  It was truly a pleasure to work with a team who understood our philosophy of delivering high quality education and we look forward to our next project together"


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Lindsay Salmon

Director - Football Medicine and Performance Association

"Our 8th annual conference took place in June 2021. This was our very first virtual event and we were very unsure how this would go. Event Management Direct (EMD) was recommended to us by one of our anaesthetic colleagues.


From the very first contact we were reassured that EMD would be able to deliver, and that is just what they did. Nothing was too much trouble for the team. Communication was absolutely excellent and the support fantastic. EMD were efficient and professional with our trade exhibitors from arranging the stands, invoicing and collating the material. Our exhibitors thought that the event was well organised. EMD also arranged all the presentation recordings with our medical and performance practitioners in a professional and timely manner. The day of the event ran very smoothly and the feedback received from delegates was positive.


We were extremely happy with the service and professionalism that we received from EMD and would highly recommend. We will definitely be working with the team again. I would like, once again, to thank you all for your commitment to our event and, at times, your extreme patience!"

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Dr Mark Pauling

Meeting Organiser - SASWR Virtual Scientific Meeting 2020

"Thank you to all at Event Management Direct and Talking Slides for helping make such a success of our Society of Anaesthetists of the South West Region meeting. In an exceptionally short space of time you made our meeting not only possible, but a great event. Your flexibility with changing from a hybrid meeting to a fully virtual one at the last minute due to lockdown showed excellent determination to support our society and see us through. The professionalism of all, and accessibility not only to the organisers but our trade sponsors and presenters was superb. You were first class throughout, and the finished article was of the highest standard. Thanks so much"

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Dr Jim Hoyle

Local Organiser - NACCS  

"We really enjoyed working with Event Management Direct. We have a new found respect and understanding of the role of an event management company. The team thought about details and elements that would never have even crossed our mind to ensure the smooth running of the event on the lead up to the conference and on the day itself"


Dr Ronelle Mouton

Chair - VASGBI

"Thank you to Jane and her team from Events Management Direct for enabling us to deliver an incredibly successful Virtual VASGBI CPD Meeting in January 2021. We had a large turnout and excellent feedback from our members. In a short space of time, they have become experts in delivering the best Virtual events.


The EMD team are extremely professional, always accessible and with their attention to detail and all elements of event organising, they really make it a great, stress-free experience for organisers, speakers and delegates. On top of this the team members are friendly and personable and an absolute pleasure to know and work with.


I can’t recommend Jane and her team from Events Management Direct highly enough"


Dr David Mulvey

President - Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia  

"It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial for Jane Heppenstall and her colleagues at Event Management Direct (EMD).


My personal association with Jane and her colleagues started when I joined the Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia (SIVA) committee in 2012. It was clear to me immediately what a vital role EMD played in the smooth functioning of committee business, and in the organisation of the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).


It is not an exaggeration to say that the ASM would not be possible without the efforts of the EMD personnel, from the initial planning stage to delivery of the final occasion. EMD manage all aspects of communication with potential venues, speakers and trade exhibitors. Their skill, huge experience and knowledge show repeatedly in these negotiations to the benefit of SIVA.


Since I assumed the role of Society president in 2018, I have found EMD’s help indispensable. The team facilitates all administrative aspects of my position, and undertakes the tasks I ask of them with speed, efficiency and thoroughness, no matter how great, small or difficult they may be.


EMD personnel show great professionalism and attention to detail in their work; and if this was not enough, the team members are friendly personable folk whom it is a pleasure to know.


I cannot recommend Event Management Direct highly enough"


Dr Helen May

Honorary Secretary - Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia  

"The Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia (SIVA) has been benefitting from the services of Jane Heppenstall and her team at EMD for many years, but my personal interaction with them started in 2014 when I volunteered to be the local host for our Annual Scientific Meeting in Newcastle the following November. Since then I have had the pleasure of working with the team as a SIVA committee member and subsequently as SIVA Honorary Secretary.

Not only do they excel at what it “says on the tin” – managing events, but in addition, their administration support is tremendous.


The role of Honorary Secretary for the Society is made so much more manageable with the input of EMD: organising committee meetings, and AGMs, preparing agendas, and recording and preparing minutes for the President and I to approve are tasks that EMD achieve in a much more timely manner than I would ever manage. Their interactions with our webmaster to collate membership databases and circulate communications keeps our members informed of developments better than ever before.


They have certainly integrated into the SIVA team, with their personal approach combined with open, honest communication and negotiation skills. This year in particular with the COVID-19 pandemic they have been invaluable in re-negotiating contracts with venues and enabling us to change the usual format of our Annual Scientific Meeting into an incredibly successful Virtual Mini-Symposium. My only disappointment is that Jane, Lucy and I haven’t had the chance for our usual face to face catch up as the friends we have become!

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Dr Dai Sugimoto

Speaker - International Child and Adolescent Knee Congress

"Every aspect of the Organization was outstanding! The EMD team communicated with me well, which helped my trip and presentation preparations"


Dr Adam Pichel

Committee Member - VASGBI

"I consider Jane and her team at EMD to be an integral part of the VASGBI. They have consistently demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and commitment that are required to stage a successful conference. We can rely on them to cover all the bases. That’s why we are still working with EMD after 20 years."


Professor Hugh Hemmings

Editor in Chief - BJA

"Working with Leanne has been an absolute pleasure . Our interactions are seamless and the journal has been operating at a high level. I could not be more satisfied with the level of functioning of the editorial office.


I welcome Paula to the team, and am happy to see that she has a prior connection to the BJA!


I appreciate being kept in the loop. Your team is outstanding!"

Delegate Satisfaction is key to a successful event, see what Delegates think about our events below...

"EMD team always at the end of a phone or email before and after the event as well as on the day - it felt like I had PA...!"

"A brilliant conference - very well organised, amazing venue and catering - A credit to the EMD Team"

We'd love to hear what you would say about us, contact us today to be making these comments in the future...

"Best conference yet. Good topics well presented, well organised"

"Seamless organisation"

"Excellent meeting and well done to the organisers - made everything run smoothly"

"Top class conference: fascinating material; excellent venue; stunning ambience and food for Gala dinner. Event management ran with characteristic smoothness, as always. Well done"

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