IMEX America

ICCA Education Sessions at IMEX America

Date: Monday, 15 October 2018
Location: Casanova 606, Level 1, The Venetian | The Palazzo Congress Center
1.45 – 3.00 pm
More than a meeting!

Session description: For most associations events are revenue generators. So, most time is spent on promotion, participant numbers, logistics, delegate engagement, sponsorship. But it is more than just a meeting! Through your meeting you can create awareness of a specific health or societal challenge, influence policy makers, support education and youth within your association and beyond and change lives. Your meeting can truly make an impact!

Learning outcomes / take-away points:
- Understand the importance of the impact of your meeting
- Specific examples of meeting impacts
- Gain insights on how your legacy impact can further the association and your specific field

Ksenija Polla, CMP - ICCA
Jane Cunningham - BestCities Global Alliance
Jeremias Rodriguez, CMP - World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH)
Abby Sweeney - International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect -ISPCAN-

Date: Monday, 15 October 2018
Location: Casanova 606, Level 1, The Venetian | The Palazzo Congress Center

Time: 3.30 - 4.30pm
Title: What to expect when organizing meetings internationally?

Session description: We all know how to serve water to our delegates at meetings, right? Wrong! While it may be acceptable in pitchers on tables in some destinations, in others it is a no go. Join this session and learn and share best practices and fatal flaws when it comes to organizing meetings internationally.

Learning outcomes / take-away points:
- Gain insight in the association meeting landscape in various geographic regions
- Receive concrete examples of acceptable practices when negotiating meetings outside North America
- Have the possibility to share your international best practices and failures to increase your bidding potential

Joanne Joham, CMP, CMM - Director ICCA North America
Noor Ahmad Hamid - Director ICCA Asia Pacific
Senthil Gopinath - Director ICCA Middle East
Elif Balci Fisunoglu - Director ICCA Europe