The Digital Experience

P4H Scotland Engage will connect Scotland’s NHS procurement and healthcare community through an innovative, intuitive, and interactive virtual experience.
For many of you, this may be a new experience so the key to P4H Scotland Engage is ensuring this is accessible and easy to navigate. Participants can easily browse valuable content, use chat tools to network with exhibitors and also choose and attend your preferred presentations and training sessions.

P4H Scotland Engage 2020 also allows you to join our event from any location via your desktop, mobile or other device, ensuring you can engage with us whilst on the move. And, on top of this, if you miss anything, you can catch up later via our on-demand option.

For more information please refer to our FAQs

The Virtual Lobby

Once participants log in to the event they are taken to an interactive 3D lobby that functions as a launchpad guiding them to various sections of the event providing easy access to areas such as the Exhibition Hall, Keynote Arena, Training and Networking Zones.

Exhibition Hall

With exhibitors located across the virtual exhibition landscape, delegates can easily navigate through the space just like a physical event. The P4H Scotland Engage virtual exhibition stands work just like a regular event – staff can meet delegates, schedule meetings, chat through text, audio and live video calls, engage through social media and even, ‘take away’ literature from each stand.

Keynote Arena & Training Zones

Take your seat ready to watch and participate within the P4H Scotland Engage Keynote sessions, which as always,  will feature a host of leading speakers from across Scotland’s NHS procurement and healthcare community.

Ask questions of the presenters. Take part in any polls. Watch sessions at a later stage if you missed them using the on-demand facility.

Connect with attendees through rich interactive tools such as audio/video/text chat, polls, webinars, and videos in an immersive environment to get the conversation going.

 

Networking & Collaboration

Dedicated areas at P4H Scotland Engage will ensure you can communicate with key partners, sponsors, delegates and exhibitors via text, audio and video, ensuring you can maximise your event experience and directly engage with very people shaping the future healthcare procurement landscape.

FAQ’s

Yes you will need to register to attend the event. You can register to attend by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button on this page. Please complete all the relevant details. This event is open to NHS, the wider public sector and private sector organisations.

No, you do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet. If you wish to have 121 video calls with any participant during the day you will need to have access to a camera on your laptop.

Once you register you will receive an email confirming your participation. On 14 September the event will go live at 0830. Visit this page https://p4hscotland.online-event.co and log in by entering your email and password.

Don’t worry you can reset your password – click the ‘login’ link above and follow the instructions for forgotten password.

Please see the demo at the top of this page.

The event will be open from 0830 and closes at 1600 on 14 September.

BiP Solutions staff will be on hand at the Help Desk in the P4H Scotland Engage event to help with any event specific questions. Our technical team will be on hand to answer any technical support questions in the same area.

We would suggest you use Firefox or Chrome or Safari for the best experience.

All content will remain on the site for 30 days, allowing registered delegates the opportunity to revisit on a different day and still be able to access all the presentations and exhibition stands. Please note that none of the networking facilities are available after 14 September so if you do want to contact any of the exhibitors or partners please see contact information on their individual booths.

The event will have as many features as a live event. You can access the speaker presentations in the auditorium, visit the partners, sponsors and exhibitors in the exhibition halls and network with other delegates in the networking lounge. You will also be able to take part in Q&A during/after speaker sessions, join in discussion threads and polling, arrange 121 meetings with partners, sponsors and exhibitors, visit exhibition booths and take content home in your delegate bag. All done from the comfort and safety of your home or office environment.

Upon logging in to the platform, you will be directed to the event lobby from where you will be able to access the event features.

There are two exhibition halls at P4H Scotland split into below categories. Every exhibitor has put a huge amount of effort into building their virtual booths so I would urge you to visit them all and chat to as many representatives as possible. You can chat to exhibitors via text and video call. You can also download information to add to your delegate bag, just as you would at a physical event. Categories for Hall 1 are Facilities, Estates and Construction / Catering / Office / General, Hall 2 will focus on Medical devices and clinical consumables / Technology Support Services / Innovation. To search for exhibitors you can either enter a key word or filter the stands by categories which we’ll be outlined in the on day event planner.

This is an exclusive exhibition hall dedicated to our event sponsors providing quick access to our sponsor booths.

The Networking Lounge is where delegates can go to meet with each other. We’ll be running discussion threads and polls during the day, so look out for the announcements on the platform telling you which topics will be covered at which times during the day.

The Help Desk is where you can access general information about the event like the event planner ,details on who is exhibiting in which hall and information on our competition. You will also be able to connect with BIP members of staff for any questions.

To access all of our presentations you need to visit the Keynote and Professional Procurement Zone, also known as the Auditorium.

For our keynote speeches, we invite you to pose any questions during each presentation using a dedicated chat box field. We’ll do our best to answer as many questions as possible during our live panel debates at 11.05 and 12.10. For our sessions within the Professional Procurement Skills Zone, any questions will be answered by the speaker at their booth following the presentation. So please visit the stand once the presentation finishes. 

To encourage you all to network with each other and interact with the event we’re running a competition. All you need to do is find letters scattered across our virtual areas to solve an anagram and to un-log the Treasure Hunt stand in Exhibition Hall 1. The prize is a donation to the charity of your choice. So it really is worth visiting as many areas of the event as you can – it’s all for a good cause!