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IAPCO Hosted EDGE TCVB 2024
February 5 - February 6
Full details to be added soon.
In conjunction with the Tokyo CVB, IAPCO have designed a two-day programme that will be delivered to local stakeholders at an in-person event by 3 faculty members who are experts in the meetings industry. Topics include: EDI, Sustainability, Legacy, Sustainable Economic Impact etc.
Stephen Noble, The Conference Company, Asia Pacific Manager
Stephen Noble has over 20 years’ conference, expo and event management experience and is a key member of The Conference Company’s senior management team.
Stephen joined The Conference Company (New Zealand) in 2007 as a Conference Manager after many years working in the professional sporting world. He has led the Conference and Events team and was instrumental in the growth of the company’s operations throughout the region.
Based in Sydney as Manager Asia-Pacific he draws daily on this extensive hands‐on conference management know‐how to lead The Conference Company’s operations in Asia and Australia. He has worked extensively with clients in New Zealand and Australia in successful bid outcomes for international or Asia-Pacific meetings.
Stephen is an IAPCO Ambassador, a member of IAPCO Training Academy faculty and in 2019 he was voted one of The 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry globally.
Waikin Wong, Regional Director, ICCA Asia Pacific
Waikin Wong has robust background in her career journey particularly in the medical communication, meeting segment and destination marketing/ management. With almost 20 years of experience in meeting industry in Asia Pacific Region, Waikin has based in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Taipei and Shanghai. Having worked with most major pharmaceutical
clients, medical associations both local and international; she is also highly experienced in association management, working closely with key opinion leaders, government division and industry experts.
Waikin has extensive managerial experience in developing effective communication strategies in bidding, conference management and targeted education programme. She is
passionate in young professionals’ development in meeting industry and associations.
Waikin Wong is currently the Regional Director – Asia Pacific for International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
Nicole Walker, CEO and Founder, The Arinex Group
Nicole Walker has a depth of expertise in event management, marketing and production. Nicole has a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the current environment focused on business model diversification to achieve results. Nicole holds degrees in Event and Business Management with strong leadership qualities that transformed Arinex into a leading DCO (Digital Conference Organisation) in 2020. Nicole ensures award-winning technologies are aligned to achieve strategic client outcomes focusing on developing and utilising quality virtual and digital platforms to optimise delegate satisfaction. Nicole’s expertise is highly regarded and she willingly shares her knowledge at speaker engagements in Australia and globally.