The scientific conference, as a part of educational method, is globally recognized for its valuable scientific and economic input to tourism destination. Attending a conference in any field can broaden the attendee’s network, promote deeper understanding, uncover new learnings and reinforce existing best practices .
The number of events per year in the International Conference and Congress Association (ACCA) database has grown by almost 12.951 events over the past 10 years . As the number of conferences rises and attendees have several conferences to select from, consideration of how they estimate the conference experience is more significant than ever. Earlier reports have focused on site assortment aspects, destination insight, financial influence, and meeting organizer issues, not on the conference experience itself .
To conduct and track an event and a scientific forum, one of the most important things is to have an assessment of needs and expectations for attendees to create a scientific environment that includes science, work, marketing, strategic goals and arranging events. This will allow for evaluating the materials, lectures and workshops presented during the meeting related to the subject of this event . It gives the attendees the opportunity to start an opinion on this event from various aspects, whether organizational, supervisory or service, such as the display platform, presentation or amplifiers, seminar topics, training sessions, the exhibition accompanying the meeting, exhibitors and sponsors, accommodation, scientific material .
Although paucity of studies has explored variables that impact conference satisfaction, the competition among conference destinations and locations has painted the necessity for the assessment of the conference attendees’ satisfaction [5,6]. Previous study has revealed that the conference experience itself can ensure attendees’ satisfaction by offering them a chance to keep them updated in their area of interest, to learn new skills, and to allow them to catch valued experts in their field . Likewise, in another study, surveyed attendees were pleased with the informative profits and present a stronger satisfaction with the conference, and were more likely to tell others to join the conference .
In Libya, there is no study conducted to measure the satisfaction of conference attendees up to our knowledge so far. Therefore, this study is aimed to evaluate conference attendees’ satisfaction during attending the third Libyan Conference on Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Janzur, Libya.
On Sep 28, 2019, the third Libyan Conference on Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (3rd LCMPS) brought together healthcare-expertise and trainees from several local institutions concerned in health promotion for full day of meetings, interactive panels, breakout gatherings and networking. The conference offers a leading forum for the presentation of new research results in the fields of Pharmacy and Medicine. The conference opened with three keynote speakers addressing the role of pharmaceutical care in health system followed by an interactive panel discussion with researchers on advocacy, activism, and their personal career activities. The 3rd LCMPS serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving pharma sciences and medicine and related techniques.