EIBTM has partnered with the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) to deliver the forum for young professionals (FYP) from Nov. 24 through Nov. 27 in Barcelona, Spain.
The forum is an initiative that has been developed to reach out and help young meetings professionals to gain a fresh perspective on meetings management and the industry as well as enhance their professional skills and connect and network with peers from around the world.
Brisbane Marketing who attended the forum last year commented, “Attending FYP in Barcelona has presented me with a fantastic opportunity for both professional and personal development, increasing my knowledge of the business-events industry whilst building contacts on a national and international level,” said Deborah Lonne of Brisbane Marketing and a former FYP attendee. “I strongly recommend anyone who is eligible and considering to apply to do so – it’s a once in a life time opportunity!”
As the industry is constantly evolving, EIBTM and ICCA have invited leading industry experts to deliver innovative, challenging and immersive sessions about technology advancements, infrastructure developments and audiences with higher expectations.
This year’s forum will be lead by Elizabeth Rich, proprietor at Agenda Pty Ltd, Australia, and the following industry experts will form the faculty for this year’s FYP: Corbin Ball, Corbin Ball Associates; Graeme Barnett, Reed Travel Exhibitions; Rod Cameron, JMIC; Karen Bolinger, Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau; Mariano Castex, MCI Latin America (INCON Group); Michel Courturier, Marketing Challenges International; Elling Hamso, Event ROI Institute; Christian Mutschlechner, Vienna Convention Bureau; Liu Ping, China Star Limited; Martin Sirk, ICCA.
The forum is open to association members and corporate meeting planners under the age of 30 and who have less than three years’ experience working in the meetings industry. The FYP is complimentary and delegates receive complimentary accommodation and travel expenses.