Future Shapers

About Future Shapers

The Future Shapers program supports the development of high performers within the AIPC community to think and act like leaders. Participants will be senior managers with proven leadership skills who are looking for a learning opportunity with practical outcomes. They are our high performers on a career growth path.

Through education, a community of peers and mentors, and a platform to perform, the program will support these future leaders to become future shapers of our industry.

The Future Shapers program supports the venue management industry to identify future venue leaders and prepare them for success by offering professional education and inspiration, an opportunity to demonstrate excellence and a framework that will result in value creation for the entire AIPC community.

The Future Shapers platform allows high performers to connect, share and learn.


Future Shapers Programme

The programme includes:

  • Free registration to the AIPC conference and other key educational events
  • 8 - 10 x one-hour tailored, exclusive on-line sessions with experts in venue leadership
  • Dedicated mentor from the AIPC community
  • A team challenge to be presented at the AIPC Annual Conference
  • Opportunity to contribute to the AIPC Academy
  • Access to all AIPC educational activities and materials
  • Join the AIPC Future Shapers Alumni

AIPC Future Shapers Task Force


Samantha Glass

Director of Corporate Affairs & Communication, ICC Sydney
Positive change through storytelling

Kathleen Warden

Director of Conference Sales, Scottish Event Campus
Encouraging progress through nurturing talent

Elaine Wan

Executive Office Affairs Manager, Hong Kong CEC
Passionate venue management professional

AIPC Future Shapers Challenge Jury


Kareem Salvant

General Manager, Metro Multimedia

Adam Paulitsch

Principal, Architest, Populous

Monica Lee-Müller

CEO, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

Overview The Future Shapers lectures

Becoming a Leader Cathy O’Dowd 21 September 2021
Storytelling and your personal brand Andy Green 19 October 2021
Leadership and your personal journey Sandy Kennedy 16 November 2021
Lead the people, not the number Monica Lee-Müller 9 December 2021
Kick of Future Shapers Challenges Sven Bossu 25 January 2022
Go Agile, Koru Consulting James Bishop 22 February 2022
Designing the Future Adam Paulitsch, Adam Mather-Brown March 2022
Towards a sustainable future Alan Steel April 2022
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