AIPC's seminar series are a part of major industry trade shows, often in cooperation with other industry sectors and associations.
PREVIOUS AIPC SEMINARS
October 2014 (IMEX America) | Going Global: Getting Into the Details!
Last year, this joint AIPC / ASAE session addressed the questions of how organizations pursuing new business and membership opportunities through offshore events could better interact with convention centres in other parts of the world to mutual advantage. This year, we visit other regions – and get into the details with a practical "How-to" session from those who know best!
The seminar addressed some of the key questions facing organizers and centres who may be linking up for the first time as well as those who know from experience that there are always surprises to be had in having to deal with what may be very different standards, organizational structures and technology from what planners may be used to. As with so many such issues, the key to success is advance knowledge and good dialogue – both of which will be in abundance through representatives from each side of the discussion.
Are expectations converging, or is there still a very different experience in different parts of the world today? What kinds of issues need to be addressed and resolved in advance? How can everyone develop the confidence that things will turn out exactly as planned? These questions were answered with specific tips from those with the actual experience along with the benefit of a forum with contributions from a diverse audience of planners and centres.
Edgar Hirt, Senior Vice President Congresses and Events | CCH - Congress Center Hamburg
Prue Rogers, Assistant Director of Sales | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Andre Cholewinski, Associate Director of Meetings and Global Events | Meetings Management Group (MMG)
Janice Lachance, Chief Executive Officer | Special Libraries Association
Moderator: Rod Cameron | AIPC
October 2013 (IMEX America) | Going International: Success Means Aligning Expectations
An increasing number of organizations and associations are "going global" in pursuit of new business and membership opportunities - and they are taking their meetings and exhibiting requirements with them. At the same time, centres throughout the world are looking for the opportunity to diversify their event base, particularly by getting a foot into the International market and responding to the new opportunities offered by diversifying organizations.
What do these two groups need to know about each others capabilities and expectations? What are the risks and rewards? How different is the experience in different parts of the world today? How can clients develop the comfort level they need to interact effectively with facilities around the world, and centres get to understand clearly what's needed? What kinds of issues arise most frequently in these interactions and how can these best be anticipated and addressed? And most important of all, how are these factors evolving to meet the changes of the future?
AIPC and ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership collaborated in a session to explore both dimensions of the diversification equation in a group conversation with representatives from different sectors and various parts of the world. The objective was to create a clear picture of what both planners and suppliers should be focusing on to ensure that their offshore event is every bit as successful as their more traditional ones and that everyone's expectations are both understood and addressed in our new global working environment!
Roberta A. Kravitz, Executive Director | International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
Gregg H. Talley, President & CEO | Talley Management Group
Angeline Lue, Director of Sales & Marketing | Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Marcia Lyons, General Manager | Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
Moderator: Rod Cameron, Executive Director | AIPC