Bidding – from the Core PCO’s point of view
Monday 12 November
The do’s and don’ts of implementing bid strategies for international events. How to undergo a successful bidding process while faithfully representing the interests of associations.
Working toward the clients’ long-term strategic goals and requirements while monitoring the trends, knock-out criteria, and constant re-evaluations required in the bidding process.
Jocelyne & Jeannie walk us through a success story involving a PCO, a client, and a CVB which culminated in an award-winning event.
Jocelyne Mülli, Managing Director – K.I.T. Group
Jeannie Lim, Executive Director Conventions Meetings & Incentive Travel – Singapore Tourism Board
Multi-Cultural Design Thinking: Custom Touches for Remarkable Events
Tuesday 27 November
Cultural values enhance a meeting, too often understated but of great benefit to increase attendance, diversity between destinations and meeting design being instrumental in the production of remarkable events.
This session will showcase smart design for meetings, creating touches that event organisers can make to create richer and more welcoming experiences for their international guests. Mathias Posch and Nicky McGrane will share stories of other event designers who have embraced an assortment of cultural nuances to attract, delight and grow their global event audience.
- How cultural understanding will enhance your event
- Practical ideas which can be implemented, economically, to engage participants
- How to address “smart thinking design” for your meeting
- PCOs/Meeting Planners
Nicola McGrane, CEO, Conference Partners International
Mathias Posch, IAPCO President, President of ICS Canada