”In 2017, Aarhus University Hospital had the chance to host an international conference on radiotherapy performed on children affected by cancer. We only had two and a half weeks to prepare the bid, and faced with such a tight time frame, we turned to VisitAarhus for assistance.
Upon our request, their doors opened wide for much more than we had ever hoped for. VisitAarhus Convention Bureau immediately assigned manpower to the project, which was the reason why we managed to collect the materials needed, making price inquiries and putting together a budget for two different conference venues, ensuring letters of support from Regional Chief Officer, the Mayor of Aarhus as well as members of the excutive management team at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital.
Everything was perfectly presented in a professional layout with high quality photos. The application was very well received, and we were invited to come and give a personal presentation of the application in New York one month later. For this special opportunity, VisitAarhus Convention Bureau produced every possible thing we needed, and despite the time difference, a VisitAarhus Convention Bureau representative was ready by the phone in case supplemental information was required.
Our hosts was extremely pleased with every aspect of the bid. We later found out that the conference did not end up in Aarhus after all due to a political decision to go with an applicant from Asia, where the conference had not yet been held. We will try again next year.” (translated from Danish)
Klaus Seiersen, Researcher, Aarhus University Department of Clinical Medicine (2018)