IAPCO ACTIVITIES AT IT&CMA

Wednesday 27 September 2017
09:30 -10:30
Room: Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC

Association Day Forum 1
Navigating the Changing Landscape for Association Meetings and Events

As the industry undergoes evolution from organizational restructuring and downsizing, budget cuts and increasing diversified needs, association event planners now face new considerations and priorities in destination selection. How are hoteliers, CVBs and PCOs adjusting to the new demands in meeting space and design requirements and how are they catering to the needs of both younger and older meeting planners who have differing preferences.

Panellists:

  • Richard Holmes, International Director of Meetings, International League Against Epilepsy
  • Jia Xiao Fang, President, China International Health and Medical Tourism Association and Vice President, Global Health Travel Council
  • Allroy Augustine, Head Administration, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Moderator:
Oscar Cerezales, Chief Operating Officer, MCI Group Asia Pacific

Thursday 28 September 2017
09:30 -10:30
Room: Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC

Association Day Forum 3
Leveraging Digital Technologies in your Audience Engagement

How are association meeting providers utilizing social media, digital apps and other new forms of technologies like event tech, to build a closer relationship with the audience and create sustainable communities? What are the success stories of those who have used these solutions to develop hybrid, multidisciplinary approaches that offer increased benefits and privileges to their target audience?

Panellists:

  • Christina Gitsaki, Secretary-General, International Association of Applied Linguistics
  • Dr Is Gilada, President, AIDS Society of India
  • Dr Prashant Agarwal, Treasurer, Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine

Moderator:
Oscar Cerezales, Chief Operating Officer, MCI Group Asia Pacific