IMEX America

ICCA Education Sessions at IMEX America

Date: Monday September 9th, 2019
10.00 – 11.00 am
Location: Casanova 603, Level 1, The Venetian | The Palazzo Congress Center 
Session description: When it comes to association meetings bidding processes they are as complex as the human body. What constitutes success for one event could result in failure for another one. Each association has a different way of evaluating bids and different parameters to assess the best destination for their meeting. Join this session and get insights in how destinations and venues have learned from past failures and managed to turn them into success stories. Learn inside tips an association executive on what to look out for and how to develop a successful bid presentation.

Learning outcomes / take-away points:

- Understanding the intricacies of bidding processes for international association meetings
- Turning failures into positive learning for future bids
- Sharing best practices when it comes to bidding for association events


Senthil Gopinath – ICCA CEO
Daniel Palomo – Visit Houston
Rodney Cox – International Gas Union
James Rees – Excel London
Date: Monday September 9th, 2019
11.15 am – 12.15 pm
Location: Casanova 603, Level 1, The Venetian | The Palazzo Congress Center
Session description: “Hacking” is becoming a popular meeting design format borrowed from the corporate world which fosters the creation of innovative ideas and breakthrough concepts. Join this session and be part of a real-life “hack” and learn how to apply this format in your own events or office.

Learning outcomes / take-away points:

- Experience the application of innovative event design format

- Understand the process of hacking a challenge

- Learn through a real-life example how you can apply this meeting format in your business as well as daily life


Ksenija Polla, CMP - ICCA Director Association Relations