Today, we’re shining a spotlight on Rebecca Hopper, our creative conference executive.

Rebecca studied Event Management at Leeds Metropolitan University. During her time at university, she took a placement year with a local charity organising multiple events where, rewardingly, the funding went directly to the charity.

Upon graduating from university, Rebecca went straight into healthcare event work, organising conferences overseas in Abu Dhabi, Colombia, India, Brazil, and many different European countries.

Having trotted the globe, Rebecca decided she’d prefer to stay in the UK and found Millbrook Medical Conferences. She’s now been part of the Millbrook team for six years and we love having her bubbly self on board!

Keep reading to get an insight into planning an event at Millbrook Medical Conferences…

What conferences are you currently planning for?

I’m currently organising a new Beyond Aortic Stenosis meeting and the Fundamentals in Structural Intervention Course.”

What’s your day looking like today?

Today I’m trying to put a plan together for when I go on maternity leave for baby number three. I’m making sure I can plan my meetings to ensure a smooth handover to my colleagues.

I’ll be looking over event contracts for future meetings and getting these signed off, working over post-event budgets to ensure these are all completed before maternity leave commences in November.”

What excites you most about work?

I enjoy coming into the office, there is a nice vibe, and everyone gets along. I also enjoy being on site, experiencing new venues, and meeting new clients and attendees.”

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us, Rebecca! Visit to browse all our upcoming conferences, including some of the ones mentioned earlier, and see if anything takes your fancy!

Millbrook offers several event management services from venue sourcing and society administration to organising face-to-face, hybrid, e-Conferences, and webinars. If you have a conference idea that you’d like to turn into a reality, a query about one of our conferences, or are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at a meeting, please email, or call 01455 552559 to see how we can help!

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We’ve all had post-holiday blues, but what about post-conference blues? Whilst we prepare for our September meetings, we have just the thing to tide you over! We have recently added 11 conferences to our on-demand platform, the Millbrook Hub!

Whether you want to relive your favourite moments, make sense of your shorthand, or were unable to attend in-person and want to see what you missed, the Millbrook Hub is the place to go for hours of medical education.

Moreover, the Millbrook Hub gives you the option to skip ahead to specific talks and live cases, so you can tailor your learning by watching content that’s relevant to you.

The newest additions to the Millbrook Hub include:

  • Lesion Preparation Conference
  • Transcatheter Mitral UK & Ireland
  • Oxford Live
  • Tricuspid Intervention UK
  • Coronary Complications During PCI
  • CORE PAD – Management of the Severe Calcification in the Femoro-Popliteal Segment
  • TransPenninePCI
  • Chronic Total Occlusions: An Introduction to CTO PCI
  • Practical IVUS & OCT
  • TEER for Mitral & Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • CORE PAD – Extreme and Re-do Lower Limb Revascularisation

On Demand

Once a conference has been recorded and edited, it will be loaded onto the Millbrook Hub within two weeks, so you won’t have to wait long to get your fill of medical education!

Since its launch in 2021, 5,435 healthcare professionals have signed up to the Millbrook Hub and this year alone the Millbrook Hub has received 184,430 page views.

Access to e-conferences on the Millbrook Hub is for registered persons only. To register for access, please click here and complete the form. Access is free to healthcare professionals only; the Millbrook Hub is not open to industry professionals.

If you have registered for a Millbrook e-conference in the past, you will automatically have access to the Millbrook Hub using the same login details.

Millbrook welcomes feedback about your Millbrook Hub experience – please email with your thoughts and suggestions.

Click here to access the Millbrook Hub.

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Today, we’re introducing you to Matt Daly, our webinar whizz. Matt is in his 30th year of events management after starting from as an apprentice for Coventry City Council way back in 1993, congratulations! His first conference was centred around the 90s craze line dancing, which he volunteered to lead on yet strongly affirms line dancing is not his thing.

Following the success of the first conference, Matt was given five more meetings within that first year focused on sport, such as swimming, football and golf; the latter being right up his street!

Like Tilly, Matt is very well-travelled having run events in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Spain, France, USA and Australia. He has organised meetings at some amazing places like Sydney Opera House, The MCG, The Burj Khalida and Universal Studios Orlando.

He then created and ran his own events company in Sydney, Australia, from 2011-2015 and we’re pleased to hear that it’s still going strong today!

Matt joined Millbrook in June 2019 initially on a one-year contract as he was working as a freelance events manager on his return from Australia. That then became a permanent contract in February 2020, with Matt being hired as an Executive Conference Manager.

Keep reading to get an insight into planning an event at Millbrook Medical Conferences…

What conferences are you currently planning for?

I’m currently planning for the IAU meeting in October, the Shockwave AICT meeting in November and the 2023 BRAIN Conference in December. These are the largest conferences I’m involved with alongside some smaller meetings like CORE PAD for Abbott and some Shockwave calcium meetings.”

What is your day looking like today?

Over the next few days, I’m visiting venues to assess their suitability for meetings. I’m also measuring up at two venues for the exhibition for IAU and BRAIN alongside our H&S manager.

“I’m editing some videos from some previous meetings; a skill that I acquired during lockdown when all our meetings were online.

“Myself and my colleague Shalome will be on site for the WMPA meeting on Friday 7 July 2023 to ensure it runs smoothly.

“In addition, I’m attending a business network event in Nottingham for our new sister company Millbrook Conferences and Events to promote the new business.”

What do you enjoy most about work?

“The thing I enjoy the most is working with the fantastic Millbrook team. I believe we all work well together which creates a really positive atmosphere where we feel motivated, supported and valued. We also have some great suppliers like Talking Slides, Creative62 and The Jade Studio who are good to work with.

“Building good relationships with venues like the Royal College of Physicians make life easier when planning for conferences. I also enjoy working with some amazing clients like Shockwave and Abbott who trust us to deliver first-class meetings for them.”

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us, Matt! Visit to browse all our upcoming conferences, including some of the ones mentioned earlier, and see if anything takes your fancy!

Millbrook offers several event management services from venue sourcing and society administration to organising face-to-face, hybrid, e-Conferences and webinars. If you have a conference idea that you’d like to turn into a reality, a query about one of our conferences, or are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at a meeting, please email, or call 01455 552559 to see how we can help!

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Millbrook is pleased to announce the appointment of Sian Rudkin as Administrator. The team total now stands at 16, with three members Sian, Charlotte and Shalome joining in the first half of 2023!

Millbrook welcomed Sian in June to assist with general administrative duties, such as processing and accepting delegate registrations, updating previous and existing conference spreadsheets, preparing and sending out evaluation surveys, adding on-demand content to the Millbrook Hub and much more.

A lover of baking and crafts, Sian has tonnes of experience and qualifications under her belt, having studied a course in media make-up earning her stripes in TV and film make-up, wig making and as a nail technician and hairdresser.

Spanning more than ten years, Sian began her career in administration, starting out as a Senior Receptionist at a solicitor. She then moved on to become a Payments Office and Sales Administrator at a bank, Financial Support Administrator for an investment company and finally, a Sales Administrator for a recycling company.

For the last seven years, Sian worked within a primary school as a Teaching Assistant. In the last two years, the mum-of-two studied and passed a Higher Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification!

Sian brings many skills to the Millbrook team, including excellent written and verbal communication, a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office, the ability to work on her own initiative as well as part of a team and the ability to prioritise and manage multiple priorities.

Speaking of her previous experience, Sian said:

Throughout all the roles I’ve worked, I’ve gained lots of experience in how to deal with many different tasks and priorities with varied time scales and at very busy times. I’m very much a ‘to-do list’ kind of person and I get lots of satisfaction in getting things crossed off and tasks completed.”

Sian Rudkin
Sian Rudkin

Now she is back to her administrative roots and Sian’s appointment couldn’t have come at a better time when additional capacity is needed as Executive Conference Manager Emma Robinson prepares to go on maternity leave at the end of June for her third child.

Plus, we are excited to welcome back our Administration Assistant Chloe Tyler later this year following the birth of her second child in August 2022.

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Do you find selecting a venue for your event a minefield? First you need to scour a city, or even a country and review possibly hundreds of contenders to find something suitable.

Once you’ve found a venue, there’s the array of seating layouts to contend with and reviewing room capacities, day delegate rates, menus, refreshment breaks, contracts, accommodation, audio-visual needs, and so much more. It’s enough to give you a headache.

Whilst you don’t enjoy the process of venue sourcing, you also don’t want or need full conference organisation support from a professional conference organiser. Does this sound like you? Great, we have a solution for you! Millbrook now offers a FREE venue sourcing service.

We have strong working relationships with the biggest hotel chains in the UK and have visited hundreds of venues giving us intimate knowledge of boutique and unique hotels alike. Our conference organisers have likely worked with many of the options available, so we can offer inside knowledge on the location and transport links, internal layouts and local accommodation recommendations.

Not only will we take the stress away from sourcing your next venue, but you will also benefit from additional discounts, at no cost to you. Due to our relationships with venues across the UK and our agency status, we can negotiate preferential rates on your behalf.

You’ve got nothing to lose!

The process is a total breeze. Get in touch with us here to get started. We’ll ask a few basic questions about the dates and requirements of your conference or event. Then, we’ll get started by combing through our extensive library of venues to see which suit your needs best and get in touch with them for quotes.

Within a week, we’ll share a wide variety of venues in one document and highlight their main features, as well as displaying all costs for direct comparison. If needed, you’ll also be able to lean on our team for inside support and impartial opinions so you’re not alone in making the final decision. Once you have made your decision, we’ll arrange contracts for you to sign. It’s that simple!

Get in touch today and we’ll take the pain out of venue sourcing for your next event.

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The decision was made collectively by council members of BCIS and announced by Nick Curzen, President of BCIS, during the BCIS AGM (annual general meeting). The BCIS AGM took place at the Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention (ACI) conference.

Nick Curzen
Nick Curzen

Millbrook is ambitious in its objectives for the evolution of the society to ensure sustainability and progression for years to come. Over the next six months, Millbrook will address the more immediate priorities.

The first and most important task is to revive the BCIS website to improve its functionality and enhance the user experience for BCIS members.

Secondly, Millbrook will redevelop and align the membership process to aid both financial planning for the society and provide consistency for members.

Finally, changes will be made to ensure an increase in the availability and accessibility of first-class education for BCIS members of all levels.

Five members of the Millbrook team will provide support to BCIS. Fiona McDonald will be the first-line key contact at Millbrook and will oversee and direct all work as general manager. Supporting Fiona and the BCIS Officers will be Dominic Legate (finance), Emily Husak (BCIS website and memberships and subscriptions), Sarah Moore (BCIS website and communications) and Tilly Broadbent (administration).

Millbrook’s executive conference managers will concentrate on the organisation of medical education across the UK.

Both BCIS and Millbrook would like to thank Azeem Ahmad for his sterling work as BCIS administrator for many years and wish him the very best in his future endeavours. Millbrook will continue Azeem’s hard work and will rely on his expertise during the handover period.

The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society will remain a separate entity to Millbrook Medical Conferences. In line with GDPR regulations, BCIS and BCS data will remain secure to BCIS activities and will not be used by Millbrook Medical Conferences for any reason.

There will be a transitional period whilst information and knowledge are shared to Millbrook Medical Conferences.

If you have any queries regarding this transition, or general enquiries for the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, please email or call +44 (0) 1455 552559.

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