Our thought leadership strategy

Our thought leadership strategy

Developing Thought Leadership

At 3Sixty and Healthcare Venues we love thought leadership that can have a positive impact on the healthcare meetings eco-system. 

If you have a blog, white paper, or other content that can help create debate or provide a few answers to the challenges we all face then let us know. We can’t promise to support everything .. but we’ll try our best! 

We are also enthusiastic to support the development of content from our position as independent experts. We can provide observations or lengthier contributions if they fall within our interests and experiences. 

The type of topics that complement our knowledge base are: 

  • Development of meeting models
  • Creating peer partnerships 
  • Thoughts leadership: development of HCP educational journeys through meeting interactions 
  • Research; HCP trends, new meeting models
  • How meeting data can drive good decision making   
  • Meeting case studies 
  • Procurement of meeting solutions post-pandemic 

You can contact us via LinkedIn or the contacts us page on this website. 

New Healthcare Venues Q1, 2022

New Healthcare Venues Q1, 2022

After almost two and a half years of development we’re into the final moves of the refresh of Healthcare-Venues.com. You can see the work in progress on this website and short video below.

  1. We have simplified our compliance assessments
  2. Developed a broader 12 level index to replace our traffic light system
  3. Integrated a deeper level of information, relevant when considering a meeting location
  4. Focused on the needs of meeting planners and bookers
  5. With a tool that allows you to self-evaluate any venue if not represented on our platform

And much more of course !

Take a look at the video or visit our website to read more about the venue Index and how the new site will shape up in Q1, 2022.

“Its time to get back to the business of meetings !”


Meeting Types for the Healthcare Sector

Meeting Types for the Healthcare Sector

Many meeting venues have been closed due to the COVID19 pandemic. However, some have become Healthcare Venue in the direct sense of the words. This time its the turn of Wyboston Lakes Resort to be highlighted who have been ‘open’ since lockdown started and have been hosting social distanced training for the new recruits of the East of England Ambulance Service. The venue is now leading the way in post-COVID-19 preparedness.

Well done to all the team. A true Healthcare Venue.

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EU Advice: Tourism and Transport in 2020 and Beyond

The last months of the COVID-19 crisis have not only deeply affected those infected and their families, and taken a financial toll on businesses, entrepreneurs and the workforce. They have also required sacrifices from almost everyone. Those in the healthcare frontline or in more intense forms of physical confinement have particularly suffered.

Handled correctly, safely and in a coordinated manner, the months to come could offer Europeans the chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air, and to catch up with friends and family, in their own Member States or across borders …………

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What will COVID-19 Mean for Meetings?

What will COVID-19 Mean for Meetings?

We have considered which questions will need to be answered when looking to re-shape Meetings and Events in a Pandemic reality.

  1. What policies will meeting planners develop to address their needs to be confident to use a meeting venue?
  2. Which standard will they use to provide recognisable consistency globally and nationally to pandemic policies?
  3. What will a “responsible attitude” and “preparedness” look like for meeting venues; back and front of house – what recognisable standards will be adhered to- World Health Organisation or external experts?
  4. How will meeting venue hygiene levels change; will this become much more visible to meeting bookers and their participants to build confidence?
  5. Will meeting venue teams be more aggressive in terms of stay at homesickness rules for hotel staff – What are the consequences if they don’t?
  6. Will meeting venues be more careful in how they deploy “at-risk” team members?
  7. Could sick meeting attendees be more closely “monitored” by meeting venues?
  8. Might some locations expect meeting venues to advise authorities if meeting attendees are known to be ill, with specific symptoms – might this be seasonal or year-round?
  9. Will check in protocols change to cover questions to meeting participants regarding recent illness and in return meeting venue pandemic policies – will hotels turn away guests that they believe to be showing symptoms?
  10. Will meeting venues integrate into their meeting terms and conditions risk clauses related to pandemics?
  11. Will meeting venues request that meeting planners do not allow sick delegates to attend meetings. If yes, what are the consequences?
  12. For multiple night stays, will room cleaning be stopped unless deeper clean services are applied?
  13. Will meeting delegates be given the option – not just to be green – but decline any cleaning of their room until after their departure – will rooms be left for 24 hours before being resold?
  14. What communication programmes; pre and on arrival will be developed to inform delegates participating in the meeting of the meeting venue’s plan for pandemic preparedness?
  15. Is the day of the self-serve buffet over, will it be replaced by served meals with less meeting delegate to meeting delegate and staff to delegate contact?
  16. As, has already happened in many venues, will refreshment breaks now be self-service, machine served with packaged snacks not “baked this morning” on-site?
  17. Will meetings be increasingly held “in a bubble” with reduced contact with the public areas of a meeting venue?
  18. Will virtual check-in be the only option in the future with a non-human contact between booking and entering a room?
  19. Will social distancing be applied in full or part to the meeting room set up, the loading of a meeting rooms and queues for catering?
  20. Will the extended supply chain, beyond the meeting venue, be expected to integrate pandemic planning into their supply and best in class hygiene process to secure the supply of goods?
  21. Will meeting venues expect meeting planner suppliers to undergo pre-arrival vetting/education on pandemic preparedness e.g. will venues allow pre-shipment (without controls) of materials for a meeting?
  22. Will hotel brands promote pandemic preparedness as a global brand standard or amend it to align with requirements from own governments or other global organisations?
  23. How will meeting venues audit their own, action plan, to ensure that it is fit for purpose and being utilised day to day?
  24. Or .. will we simply go back to our old version of normal?
If you would like to be part of answering these questions let is know. We are happy to integrate industry thought leaders into our Think Tank sessions. WHO Operational considerations for COVID-19 management in the accommodation sector.