The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress

The Client - The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ)

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) is a non-political, professional association for agricultural journalists in 40 countries. The federation holds an annual world Congress for its members. Recent host countries include New Zealand, Argentina, Canada, Sweden, Belguim and Japan. In 2015 the Congress was located in New Zealand and is located in 2016 in Germany.

The Project

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists World Congress took place in Aberdeenshire in September 2014.  237 journalists from 30 countries visited Scotland for the main Congress for a three night and four day event which incorporated 18 separate business events and social events.  Go Rural undertook event management support to the committee and managed all hotel bookings and catering requirements as well as helping to look after the needs of sponsors.

The Results

The results were a well organised event with smooth logistics.   Menus were designed to ensure every delegate experienced the best of Scotland’s larder.   Go Rural used their creativity, contacts and relationships to enhance the Congress with finishing touches which made the visit as memorable as it could be for visitors.