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ICCA Global Conversations (ICCA Plenary) - What is the new industry order?

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This year, the ICCA Global Community Conversations (ICCA Plenary) - What is the new industry order? will take place on Monday, 30 May at Congress Center Messe in Frankfurt, Germany, located a few minutes walk away from IMEX Frankfurt, easily accessible by public transport. 


Date: Monday, 30 May

Time: 12:00 - 16:00 CEST

Location: Congress Centre Messe Frankfurt, Level C2, Harmonie Hall 


To indicate your interest in attending the ICCA Plenary and other ICCA functions organised during the IMEX week, we ask you to kindly complete the below RSVP (only for ICCA Members).


ICCA Plenary Preliminary Programme 

12:00 - 12:30 | Welcome, get-together with coffee and bites

12:30 - 12:45 | Opening by ICCA President & ICCA CEO

12:45 - 13:00 | Corporate Outlook of Business Events - What is the reality?
                        Keynote Speaker: Chris Litchfield, Rapier Group

13:00 - 13:30 | Session 1: Why Advocacy and Policy are important to destinations

Moderator: James Latham - Founder, ICEBERG

  • Bjoern Spreitzer - General Manager New Zealand & Business Events at Tourism New Zealand
  • Lyn Lewis-Smith - CEO, BESydney

Table discussion - Advocacy and policy

13:30 - 14:00 | Session 2: Why Sustainability, Equality, Inclusion are important from a venue's perspective

Moderator: Sus Nygaard - Intl Sales Manager, Bella Centre Copenhagen

  • Martin Sapori - Deputy VP Global Sales, Accor
  • Doreen Richter - Future Leader, Messe Frankfurt

Table discussion - Sustainability, equality, inclusion

14:00 - 14:15 | Comfort break 
14:15 - 14:45 | Session 3: Why Risk Mitigation and Crisis Planning are important to the PCO/suppliers
Moderator: Annalisa Ponchia - Director of Innovation, AIM 
  • Jon Bruno - Executive Director, The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) 
  • Ori Lahav - VP Client & Operations, Kenes 

Table discussion - Risk mitigation and Crisis Planning

14:45 - 15:15 | Session 4: Why Sector and Community Alignment are important for the industry

Moderator: Remi Deve, Chief Editor - Boardroom

  • Steen Jakobsen, Vice President - Dubai Tourism
  • Rich Reasons, President - Simpleview 

Table discussion - Sector and community alignment

Wrap-up & closing

15:20 - 16:00 | Networking

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Sessions moderated by David Meade.


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