53rd ICCA Congress
First Time Attendee Programme - Make the most of your 2014 ICCA Congress!

A warm welcome to First Time Attendees!
You are not alone! Here at the ICCA Congress there are at least 300 people in the same boat as you – all first time attendees!

You will find that ICCA’s culture is one where experiences, skills, ideas and even business leads are passed on freely between members so, to benefit from this unique culture, it is essential to be able to interact with your fellow professional right from the start. After this session you’ll not only be fully prepared and ready to have an exceptional, fulfilling and profitable congress experience, but also have gained some new friends.

The Saturday first timers’ session will focus on how to make the most of your congress attendance by offering practical tips on what sessions to attend, how to use the networking tools and how the business exchange works.

You will also learn how to maximise your own performance from CEO of the Meetology® Group – Jonathan Bradshaw. ICCA knows that you - the participants - are the most important part of the congress here in Antalya and in this interactive and light hearted session you will learn ways to help you effortlessly interact, network and do business.

A select group of experienced ICCA members has volunteered to devote their time to provide advice and guidance for First Time Attendees. They will not only be present at the Introduction Programme on Saturday but also available throughout the entire Congress to give you advice or make introductions. You are more than welcome to get in touch with them after the event. Please do make use of their generosity and ask them any questions you might have. Mentors are wearing red ribbons on their badges.

ICCA staff
Will be happy to answer any of your questions. They are clearly noticeable in their red shirts.

Mentors to First Time Attendees 2014
Argentina, Mercedes Lanzani, ba uniline
Austria, Christian Mutschlechner, Vienna Convention Bureau
Austria, Verena Jandak, Vienna Convention Bureau
Belgium, Cécile Caiati-Koch, HeadQuarters & MIM Europe Magazines Meeting Media Company
Czech Republic, Petra Kandertova, Zátiší Group
Finland, Leena Sipila, Visit Finland
Germany, Frank Breum, pharma service - a business unit of documediaS GmbH
Germany, Wolfgang Kerkhoff, EUROKONGRESS GmbH
Japan, Junichiro Matsumuro, Osaka International Convention Center
Japan, Shisei Aoki, Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau
Latvia, Aigars Smiltans, MEET RIGA / LIVE RIGA
Malaysia, Fu Kei Cheong, Reliance Conventions & Events
Malaysia, Rahul Bharadwaj, Reliance Conventions & Events
Netherlands, Jan van den Bosch, Amsterdam RAI
Netherlands, Joyce Wittelaar, CMP, Rotterdam Convention Bureau
Netherlands,Eric Bakermans, Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions
New Zealand, Anna Hayward, Auckland Convention Bureau
Norway, Anne Wallin Rodven, VisitOSLO - Oslo Visitors and Convention Bureau.png
Russia, Ksenya Boykova, Moscow Convention Bureau
South Africa, Esmare Steinhofel, Cape Town International Convention Centre
South Africa, James Seymour, Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau
Sweden, Karin Hornay, Academic Conferences
Sweden, Magnus Engsall, Nordic Choice Hotels
Switzerland, Bernhard Ryan, Bern Incoming
United Arab Emirates, Siân Thomas, The Address Hotels + Resorts
United Kingdom, Alex Donaldson, IMEX Group
United Kingdom, Harry Fine, Harry Fine Associates
United Kingdom, Neil Bradley, ACC Liverpool
United Kingdom, Oliver Hone, IMEX
United Kingdom, Ross Barker, CAT Publications Ltd
United Kingdom, Simon Gidman, VisitEngland
United Kingdon, Marek Phillips, CAT Publications
United Kingdon, Nicola President, CAT Publications
USA, Michel Couturier, Marketing Challenges International