53rd ICCA Congress
 
Speakers
Tina Altieri [More Info]
MAX Communicate
Tina Altieri is an internationally recognised presenter and trainer in the communication realm who has earned respect through her 20 years in the Australian broadcast news business. As a journalist and T.V presenter, Tina has developed exclusive, results-oriented communication programs for professionals seeking the skills, strategies and confidence for powerful public presentations and media interviews.
Her communication company - Media Australasia Xchange (MAX) has provided coaching to an impressive list of senior leaders in banking and finance, professional services, construction, media and marketing and politics. Over the past decade Tina has provided consulting and training to business leaders of hundreds of international corporations including the Reserve Bank of Australia, Apple (Asia), McDonalds Australia, Coca Cola (Asia Pacific), Ernst and Young, BHP Billiton and Standard Chartered Bank.
Tina's Presenting Yourself Powerfully programme has helped many thousands of corporate and community leaders develop the confidence and skills needed to deliver key messages with conviction and credibility. Her passion lies also int he business tourism space - having coached international bureau teams to pitch successfully for large conferences and awards. 
Tina's dynamic, specialised workshops focus on vital techniques to create positive outcomes when you're thrown in the spotlight - whether it's on stage in front of a business-oriented audience or in front of the media spotlight... in good times and in bad! 

You can visit the Max Communicate website here.
 
Valentini Amarantidiou [More Info]
Artion Conferences and Events
Valentini is Director of Development at Artion Conferences and Events and has held this position since September 2013. Valentini also serves as an ICCA chairperson and in February 2014 chaired the medittereanean chapter summit in Rome.
 
Louise Andrew [More Info]
EICC
Louise Andrew is Head of Sales and Marketing at EICC in Scotland and has held this position for over 3 and a half years. Previously, Louise's pasr roles include, Business development manager and Head of Sales at IPC Media Group.
 
Alice Au [More Info]
Toronto Convention Bureau
Alice has been the Director of International Sales at Toronto Convention Bureau since June 2004 and she is responsible for promoting the destination as a centre of medical excellence as well as the financial centre of Canada. She was previously Director of Sales at the Hilton suites and previous to that she was Director of group services at the Hilton, Toronto Airport. 

 
Betsy Bair [More Info]
Meetings Net
Betsy is Proven leader and project manager at media company that publishes print magazines, Web sites, and custom materials. Directs all educational endeavors, including major face-to-face events, webinar program, and workshops at a variety of industry conferences. Oversees content and art staff.
 
Mr Eric Bakermans [More Info]
Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, The Netherlands
After finishing his Hotelschool Education, Eric started his career in the hospitality industry and held different positions in Sales & Banqueting. This is where he got himself acquainted with the world of international business events. After several years he was appointed to Project Co-ordinator at Amsterdam RAI Convention & Exhibition Centre. This was his ticket to the world of International congresses, tradeshows and business events. Eric has been involved in working with organizers of large events such as the International Broadcasting Convention and the European Society of Cardiology. In 1999, Eric continued his career at the Netherlands Convention Bureau, which at that time was involved in a merger with the Netherlands Board of Tourism. In 2005, Eric was appointed to Marketing Manager Meetings & Conventions at the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions. In his current position, Eric is responsible of positioning the Netherlands as an international Congress and Business Events destination. His expertise can be found in Destination Marketing and Event Organizing.
 
Corbin Ball [More Info]
Corbin Ball Associates
Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, MS is an international speaker, consultant and writer helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity. With 20 years of experience running international technology meetings, he now is a highly acclaimed speaker with the ability to make complex subjects understandable and fun. His articles have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications and he has been quoted in the US and News Report, Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Fast Company, PC Magazine and others. Corbin serves or has served on numerous hotel, corporate, convention bureau and association boards. He is the only person to have received both the MPI International Supplier of the Year and the MPI International Chapter Leader of the Year awards. Corbin was recently named as one of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" for 2012 by Successful Meetings magazine, having received this award four times previously
 
Karyl Leigh Barnes [More Info]
Development Counsellors International
Karyl Leigh Barnes is the managing partner of the Tourism Practice of Development Counsellors International (DCI). Since 1960, DCI has worked with more than 400 destinations around the world on marketing and sales programs designed to increase investment and visitor arrivals. Karyl Leigh joined DCI in 1998 from a destination marketing organization and has led destination strategy and campaign implementation for destinations on every continent except Antarctica. She has been a featured speaker at IACC, IMEX America, IMEX Frankfurt, NATJA, SATW and TMAC conferences and has been quoted by media outlets from Association Meetings International and Successful Meetings to the Washington Post. Her leadership on “Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing,” and “Generational Purchasing Preferences of North American and European Meeting Planners,” has positioned DCI as a research leader in the MICE space.
 
Enrico Belli [More Info]
Centro Congressi Padova
 
Guy Bigwood [More Info]
MCI Group
 
Karen Bolinger [More Info]
Melbourne Convention Bureau
Karen Bolinger joined the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau as Chief Executive Officer in November 2011, charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing a strategic business plan to continue to build on the success of MCVB. Ms Bolinger has more than 20 years of industry experience, with a strong background in sales and marketing in hospitality, venues and the business events industry, which ensures she can develop and implement strategic plans across many disciplines. In her most recent role, Ms Bolinger was the General Manager of Strategy and Marketing at the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW for three years. Prior to this she was the General Manager Marketing for the Sydney Convention & Visitors Bureau for seven years and earlier, the Director of Sales & Marketing for Sheraton on the Park in Sydney.
 
Dr. Edwin Borman [More Info]
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Edwin Borman serves as the Secretary General for the UEMS, the organization that represents medical specialists throughout Europe. The UEMS has 35 member states, representitives of more than 50 medical specialties and is active in lobbying, training standards, accreditation and clinical safety. He is also the Medical Director for the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS trust, a group of acute hospitals in Shropshire, England
 
Ksenya Boykova [More Info]
Moscow Convention Bureau
In 1997 she graduated from St.Petersburg State University of economy and finance. She started her career as marketing specialist at Petmol JSC 1st milk factory. From 1999 till 2010 she was the development director and cofounder of Monomaks congress-service LC. Ksenya also worked as deputy director of the «St.Petersburg International Economic Forum» foundation at the XIIth St.Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2008. Ksenya is the cofounder and director of MITtech CJSC. Ksenya became the head of Moscow Convention Bureau in 2013. Ksenya has honorary certificates and gratitudes from St.Petersburg Government, Minister of economic development, Russian President.
 
Jon Bradshaw [More Info]
Meetology Group
Jon is passionate about human behaviour and founded the Meetology® Group in 2010 with the goal of using psychology and behavioural science to aid business meeting productivity. He and his team of psychologists help businesses gain competitive advantage by training, coaching and presenting on the fascinating science behind human interaction. Jon has over 20 years’ experience in sales having worked for the BBC, Reed Travel Exhibitions and, until 2011, 7 years with the IMEX Group where he was Director of Business Development. He is an award winning columnist, writes a weekly blog and has presented to audiences in over 30 countries. Away from work Jon is a keen sportsman. He was a semi-professional footballer, ran his own personal training business, has climbed on Mt. Everest & Mt. Kilimanjaro and has organised and completed a 3400mile/5500km European charity bike ride. www.meetology.com @meetology
 
David Brochu [More Info]
Human Equation
Hi, I'm David. I am driven by creativity, curiosity and technologies. Here is my bio: Acting as the brains behind the strategic arm of Human Equation, David stands out for the breadth of his expertise in the development of digital solutions centred on business efficiency and interactive experience. Always looking for innovative technological marketing models, David participates in the daily implementation of projects dedicated to the growth and success of Human Equation's clients. With a solid reputation in the industry, David is known for his intuition, acumen, creativity, and common sense. He takes full advantage of those qualities in his strategic consultations. Having contributed to the integrated marketing success of many diverse Quebec companies, David has also developed numerous projects that stand out in the pioneering sector of alternate reality games and interactive gamification. Joining Human Equation in the spring of 2013, David quickly became a key factor in our strategic approach by masterfully implementing solutions conceived to ensure the sustainable growth of enterprises that have placed their trust in the agency. His mandate? To energize the marketing process and solidify the market position of Human Equation's clients by ensuring the cost-effectiveness of their communication efforts. "Thanks to a 360-degree view, interweaving innovation, communication, marketing, and strategy, Human Equation now exploits technological intelligence in the service of projects that stand out in their industry. I am proud to put all the pieces of the puzzle into place to build that vision.
 
Rod Cameron [More Info]
Criterion Communications
Rod Cameron is President of Criterion Communications Inc., a strategic management consultancy based in Vancouver, Canada with an extensive practice in international convention centre and association management, marketing and development. 
Through his company, he currently services as Executive Director of the Brussels-based International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), whose members include 173 International convention centres in 54 countries worldwide; Executive Director of Convention Centres of Canada, which represents 21 of Canada's major convention centres; and Executive Director of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), an organisation consisting of 12 major international meetings industry associations. He is also the Faculty Head for the AIPC Acadamy, a leading industry professional development programme held annually in Brussels. 
His areas of expertise include industry relations, facility development, management and marketing, event organisation and professional development and he has worked with clients ranging from major international facilities and corporations to governments and professional associations. In addition, he has worked on a number of major development proposals on behalf of various levels of government in a number of different countries. 
He speaks, writes and is regularly interviewed on the international convention industry on behalf of industry associations and individual clients, and carries out research projects and sector analyses and individual clients, and carries out research projects and sector analyses to document and support industry issued. More than 300 of his articles have appeared in industry publications, and he has delivered over 125 presentations to a variety of international audiences in more than 30 countries. In addition, he has authored a number of publications on various aspects of industry development and convention centre management and maintained ongoing industry research programs on a variety of related topics. 
 
 
Oscar Cerezales [More Info]
MCI Group
Oscar Cerezales, born in Spain, has been working in the meetings industry for more than 20 years. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors for PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) as well as Board Member for the Latin American Association of Convention Bureaus. Oscar has also been a member of the Board of Directors for chapters of MPI International. Oscar currently works at MCI Group, a company with 59 offices in 29 counties and is dedicated to the organization of congresses and corporate events, consulting and strategic management for companies and associations. MCI Group organizes more than 5,000 events annually with a turnover of more than $450 million. After managing MCI Spain, Oscar moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil to manage MCI throughout the Americas region. He currently resides in Singapore and manages the Asia-Pacific region as well as overall direction of association relations for MCI. Oscar has been a professor at universities in Barcelona, London, and Milan. In addition to collaborating with various industry publications. He is the father of three children.
 
Greg Clark [More Info]
The Business of Cities Ltd.
Greg Clark is an advisor, advocate and mentor on city and regional development and reform. He works with public and private leadership in global cities, global firms, global organisations and at global events. His active roles include Chairman of the Forum on Local Development and Investment Strategies, OECD, Paris. Global Fellow, Metropolitan Programme and Global Cities Initiative, The Brookings Institute, Washington DC. Board member, London Enterprise Partnership and London Infrastructure Group. Member of the International Advisory Board, Vienna 2020 Strategy. 
Greg is trained as an economist, social and political scientist, city & regional planner at Cambridge University, UK, Columbia University, NYC and London School of Economics. He is a Harkness fellow and author of ten books and numerous reports and papers on cities and business development issues. He regularly chairs summits and congresses on city / regional and investment / development issues and acts as a mentor and moderator for leadership and strategy forums and boards. 

You can visit Greg's website here 
 
Alessandro Cortese [More Info]
European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology
 
Michel Couturier [More Info]
Marketing Challenges International
As an expert in marketing global destinations to the North American meeting, convention, and incentive markets , Founder and President, Michel is proud to lead the MCIntl Team based in New York City He is an active member of ASAE, ICCA, MPI, PCMA, and SITE. Michel chairs the Marketing Task Force of PCMA, and sits on the Global Advisory Board of PCMA. Passionate about sharing his knowledge on the industry, Michel keeps a busy speaking engagement schedule. He facilitated a joint ICCA-PCMA-EIBTM Seminar on "Current State of the US Outbound Meetings Market" at EIBTM in Barcelona and a workshop on US outbound meeting markets during the annual ICCA Congress in Victoria, Canada. During his career, Michel has conducted seminars in Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Geneva, London, Paris, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Sydney among others, and New York on the international North America travel market segments. Michel holds a M.B.A. in International Business and a B.S. in Business from New York University. In 2009, he achieved a professional accreditation from DMAI as a Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME). The CDME program is recognized by the destination marketing industry as its highest educational achievement. Michel gives regular lectures on international consulting at New York University. Passionate about international affairs and political science, Michel spends his spare time traveling and reading, propelling an ongoing pursuit of critically examining how current events shape the travel industry. He is also working on a personal photography project in an effort to capture and document the intricacies of NYC.
 
Maria da Graça Luís. [More Info]
JC Portugal & Espana
 
Toby Daniels [More Info]
Crowdcentric

Toby is the co-founder and CEO of Crowdcentric and the founder of Social Media Week.  

Crowdcentric is based in New York and works with a global network of partners and collaborators across three divisions:  Media, Creative Services and Labs. Toby is also the founder and Executive Director of Social Media Week, a leading news platform and worldwide conference that takes place in 20+ countries around the world.   

SMW's mission is to curate and share the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world.

Prior to Crowdcentric, Daniels was the Managing Director of Online Creative Communications, a London based digital agency which he managed for 7 years.

As a thought leader on a range of topics at the cross-section of media, technology and communications, Toby has been featured extensively in mainstream and trade media, including articles on CNN.com, The NY Times, The Next Web, Huffington Post, BBC, PSFK and Fast Company. He speaks regularly at conferences and has given talks at PdF Latin America in Santiago Chile, Social Media Brazil in São Paulo, PDMA's Co-Creation Conference, Phoenix, SXSW, Austin and Digital Hollywood, Los Angeles. In 2013, The Next Web named Toby as one of New York's 50 NYC Tech Entrepreneurs You Need to Know About. 

 In 2014 Toby co-curated the highly popular book "The Future of Now:  Making Sense of Our Always On, Always Connected World", with the proceeds going towards supporting clean water projects in the developing world.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Toby is also a passionate contributor to a number of non-profit organizations, including CampInteractive, whose mission is to inspire and equip underserved students with the skills in computing, leadership, and professionalism needed to thrive in the Internet economy and beyond.

 
Philip Davies [More Info]
Siegel + Gale
In his current role, Philip Davies' focus is to solve client's complex brand challenges through simple, unexpectedly fresh strategies, stories and experiences. Philip's broad international experience spans journalism and advertising as well as brand consulting, where he has gained a reputation for leading teams in creating simple, pervasive ideas that allow brands to perform and compete. Over his career, he has also helped advance the brands of Barclays, British Airways, McKinsey, Rio Tinto, Renault, HP, Diageo and many others. 

About Siegel+Gale

Siegel+Gale is a global strategy, design and brand experience company. In a world crowded with complexity, we seek and embrace simplicity in everything we do to help brands reach their true potential. Simplicity is at the centerpiece of the strategies we develop that reveal the unique truths of an organisation, the engaging stories we create that connect brands with their audiences and the meaningful experiences we deliver that are both unexpectedly fresh and remarkably clear. And the rewards are real.

Since 1969, Siegel+Gale has championed simplicity for leading corporations, nonprofits and government organisations worldwide. We have offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dubai, Shanghai and Beijing, but we’re willing to fly just about anywhere. We’re also not alone. As part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., we have strong partners all around the world.

 
Eric de Groot [More Info]
MindMeeting b.v
 
Joyce Dogniez [More Info]
Internet Society
 
Andrea Doyon [More Info]
Human Equation
Andrea's role at Human Equation is to generate new ideas whilst also recognising other people's innovative ideas. Andrea's focus is on radical or breakthrough innovations which can have a positive impact on business.
Human Equation helps clients find new and distinctive approaches to their business and marketing challenges. With offices in Montreal and Paris, their client list includes the National Bank of Canada, Funcom, adidas, Foot Locker, ICCA and many more.


You can visit the Human Equation website here
 
Christian Feichtinger [More Info]
International Astronautical Federation
 
Carlotta Ferrari [More Info]
Florence Convention Bureau
 
Felix Finkbeiner [More Info]
Plant-For-The-Planet
 
Sarah Fleming [More Info]
Fleming Associates
 
Ivo Franschitz [More Info]
dm&c | Destination Management and Consulting gesmbh
 
Juan José García [More Info]
Barceló Congresos
A native of Barbate, located in the province of Cadiz (South of Spain), Juan José has an extensive experience of more than 26 years in the meetings industry.
Career-wise, Juan José holds a MBA degree and is highly skilled in project management. He joined the PCO Business in 1987 and he held various positions within the sector until he settled in his current position as Director of Sales and Marketing of Barceló Congresos, one of the leading PCO’s in Europe and Latin America. Besides the mentioned skills, he is a an expert and professional consultant in business development, business strategies, planning and management of bids, destination marketing as well as association management.

Academic teaching background
Program director and professor of the Master in Conference and Events Management at the Business School of the Chamber of Commerce in Sevilla (since 2011)
 
Ben Goedegebuure [More Info]
Maritz Travel Company
 
Marta Gomes [More Info]
VIPARIS
 
Anna Gorská [More Info]
Warsaw EXPO XXI
 
Gary Grimmer [More Info]
Gaining Edge
 
David Hackett [More Info]
Meetings Guru Ltd
 
Elling Hamso [More Info]
Event ROI Institute
 
Gerrit Heijkoop [More Info]
Live online Events / How Can I Be Social?
 
Michael Heipel [More Info]
Spring Messe Management GmbH
 
Cecil Hodson [More Info]
Lille Grand Palais
 
Jan-Jaap In der Maur [More Info]
Masters in Moderation
Jan-Jaap In der Maur is a moderator-facilitator, owner of Masters in Moderation.com and writer-director of corporate films. Jan-Jaap uses questions as his most important tools and is not easily satisfied by an answer. Neither during the meeting itself nor at the development stage. He spurs on his clients to get thinking about what their true goal is. What demonstrable deliverables should the event provide to make it worth the investment? Clients value his support during the preparatory phase most highly. And on the day itself Jan-Jaap likes to get people thinking; his conviction is that only by shaking things up and asking probing questions can you arrive at new insights.

Are you are interested in joining a workshop on moderation? Masters in Moderation still has some final places left for their Copenhagen workshop in December this year! What a great way to wrap up the year! 

Mastering Moderation workshops are given in English and you can book your spot for December by emailing info@mastersinmoderation.com

Still need some further info? You can click here to view the Mastering Moderation e-flyer! 

You can tweet Jan-Jaap on: @MiModeration or visit the Masters in Moderation website here


 
Julianne Jammers [More Info]
Swisstech Convention Centre
 
Martin Jensen [More Info]
Lundbeck
 
Joanne Joham [More Info]
ICCA
 
André Kaldenhoff [More Info]
Congress Centre Leipzig
 
Guenter Koch [More Info]
The New Club of Paris
 
Jakub Konysz [More Info]
American Society of Association Executives
 
Ronald Kötteritzsch [More Info]
Congress Centre Leipzig
 
Miha Kovacic [More Info]
Slovenian Convention Bureau
 
Prof. Dr. Tezer Kutluk MD, PhD, FAAP [More Info]
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine & Cancer Institute
 
James Lancaster [More Info]
AMI Magazine (Meetpie)
 
Magnus Lindkvist [More Info]
Magnus Lindkvist AB
 
Keith Lucas [More Info]
Lucas Brand
 
Steve Mackenzie [More Info]
E Touches
 
Ryoji Maeshima [More Info]
Meeting Place Fukuoka
 
Vicky Marmolejo [More Info]
Cancun Center, Conventions and Exhibitions
 
Adam Mather-Brown [More Info]
ICC Sydney
 
Trevor McCartney [More Info]
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre
 
Roslyn McLeod [More Info]
Arinex pty ltd.
 
Lewis Miller [More Info]
Wentz Miller & Associates LLC
 
Christian Mutschlechner [More Info]
Vienna Convention Bureau
Director of the Vienna Convention Bureau, Christian is this year’s RSMP ringleader, motivator and challenger! With over 30 years in the meeting industry, he is well versed in discussing the changes and challenges we currently face in the market, as well as the predictions for the future of our industry. As an advocate of knowledge sharing and collaboaration, he would like to pass on his experiences, both the positives and negatives, to assist you in your career. Within his capacity as the faculty leader, he will ensure that the delegates beneift as much as possible from the resources available at the RSMP.
 
Kim Myhre [More Info]
Freeman XP
 
Ella Näsi [More Info]
Tampere Convention Bureau
 
Kate Nedelina [More Info]
EXPO Forum
 
Michel Neijmann [More Info]
K2 Conference and Event Management
 
Eddie Obeng [More Info]
Pentacle Ltd. T
Educator Author, Innovator; Professor Obeng is a British educator who is recognized for his success as a motivational speaker, innovator and author. He created the concept of the World After Midnight and the practice of 'New World Management- How to survive in a world which changes faster thant you can learn,' which is often the topic of his speeches. In addition to founding Pentacle, the world’s first virtual business school, and establishing QUBE, the world’s best 3D learning environment, he is also a professor at the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Henley Business School. Obeng is the author of nine books, all of which focus on business strategy, adapting for change, leadership, innovation and organization. Eddie Obeng offers insights into the most effective ways to adapt to address the rapidly-changing environments in business, society and culture today.
 
Larry Oltmanns [More Info]
Vx3 Architects | Strategists | Urban Designers
 
Prof. Dr. Tomris Ozben [More Info]
Committee on Congresses and Conferences (C-CC)
Prof. Tomris Ozben, the current Chair of IFCC Committee on Congresses and Conferences and IFCC Treasurer-elect is a full professor at the Dept. of clinical chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. she obtained her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from American Robert College (Bosphorus University), and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Aegean University, medical faculty, Izmir, Turkey. 
She has been chair or member in many scientfic organisations, societies, committees and councils, such as IFCC, FEBS and the Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation (BCLF). Moreover, Prof. Ozben has been member of the editorial and advisory boards of scientific journals such as the clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine (CCLM), journal of medical biochemistry and biochemia medica. 
Prof. Ozben has published over 150 papers, 8 book chapters, edited 3 boks published by international publishers and invited to speak at more than 200 international conferences. She took part in the organisation of several international congresses, conferences, courses and workshops such as WorldLab, EuroMedLab, IFCC General Conference, FEBS-IUBMB Advances courses and workshops. 
 
André Petzold [More Info]
Destination Jönköping
André is Project Manager at Destination Jönköping, Sweden; a position he has held since 2011 and his responsibilities include research, project leading and coordination, and projects in collaboration with their various partners. His areas of expertise include Project Management and coordination, Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, Market Research and Public Relations. André studied Communication Science at the University of Hohenheim and holds a degree in Media and Communications from the University of Jönköping.
 
Paul Postma [More Info]
Paul Postma Marketing Consultancy
Paul Postma is the founder and CEO of Paul Postma Marketing Consultancy B.V., a strategic marketing consultancy company based in The Netherlands. PPMC scores in the top three marketing and business consultancy firms in the Netherlands, together with BGC and McKinsey.
Paul is noted with transforming the direct marketing principles of many industries and is considered the founder of what became database driven Customer Relationship Management.
A renowned international lecturer, he is the author of many books, including the standard work ‘’Handbook of Direct Marketing 3.0 – Online & Offline’’. In 2005, he published, ‘’The ultimate Marketing Machine – creating the predictable consumer’’ which was the first book that applies neuroscience to marketing: today called Neuromarketing. His most recent book on neuromarketing is ‘’Anatomy of Seduction – successful applications of neuromarketing’’.
With his extensive understanding of the subject, Paul will lead the congress education session dedicated to the subject of Neuromarketing and explore how cutting edge marketing is exploiting new scientific understanding of how the brain functions!

You can visit the PPMC website here

 
Richard Reasons [More Info]
Simpleview inc.
 
James Rees [More Info]
ExCel Lodon
 
Christine Sainvil [More Info]
Eucomed
Christine M. Sainvil is an independent project management advisor with over 10 years of experience in non-profit and humanitarian association management at international level, particularly in the healthcare sector. Christine worked for various US-based professional associations in the capacity of Business Development Manager. She has also acted as Project and Grant Manager with Soros Foundation in DR Congo. She joined Eucomed's initiative on ethics and compliance: Ethicalmedtech, in February 2012. Her role is to manage, develop and act a focal point for the conference vetting system. 

You can take a look at the Eucomed website here
 
Paul Salinger [More Info]
Oracle
 
Brenda Sanderson [More Info]
IXDA
 
Andrew Savvides [More Info]
Andrew Hamlett Progressive Branding
 
Didier Scaillet [More Info]
Cruise Lines International Association
 
Roy Sheppard [More Info]
www.facilitator.expert
"Helping conference producers and event managers look brilliant and bring their events alive'' 

Described as an expert facilitator/moderator, for more than 15 years I have helped to 'build bridges' for my clients by bringing people together with internal as well as external audiences. I am hired when clients need engaging, 'real' and meaningful discussions at their large or small meetings. My entire business is based on making conference producers, event managers and international meeting planners look brilliant and bring their events alive so their audiences are much more engaged. I am also a professional speaker on the subject of networking at conferences. 

A visiting lecturer on this subject at Henley Business School and author of the book "Meet Greet and Prosper" Former reporter and presenter at BBC radio and TV. Author of a number of non-fiction books; My newest books were described by the The Mature Times as "The best gift you can give a teenager." They are life guides for young women and young men. www.YoungAdultLifeGuides.com. And speak on the subject of these books at schools and universities. Your Personal Survival Guide to the 21st Century, Rapid Result Referrals, and relationship books: Meet Greet & Prosper, How to Be The One and co-author (with Mary T Cleary) of a controversial book on how to protect yourself against VERY nasty women. How to Be The One was the subject of a two page spread in YOU magazine, the UK's largest circulation women's magazine and was a lead story on CNN.com's Living section because of its unique take on what it takes for intimate relationships to work And why they don't. 

In 2010 I moderated my third World Summit for Olympic Cities in Beijing China. In 2008 I MCed the world's largest industry conference for 53,000 delegates (ReCon) in Las Vegas, Other clients include BAT, HP, ICSC, Symantec, The Prudential and Linklaters.
 
Vichaya Soonthornsaratoon [More Info]
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau
 
Adriana Spitteler [More Info]
A111 Power of Conference Services
 
Gerhard Stübe [More Info]
KongressKultur
 
Rashid Toefy [More Info]
MCI South Africa
 
Alexandra Torres [More Info]
Corporation de Ferias y Exposiciones S.A,
 
Mike van der Vijver [More Info]
MindMeeting b.v
 
Marco van Itterzon [More Info]
ICCA
 
Laurence Verhagen [More Info]
International Society of Geriatric Oncology
 
André Vietor [More Info]
Barcelo Congresos
André Vietor, a native German born in Frankfurt/Main, started his career in the hotel industry where he held sales positions at several properties as well as at international sales offices for Intercontinental Hotels and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company between 1984 and 1995. In 1995 he was tempted by the meetings management and joined the PCO business with the mission to lead and grow the congress division of Viajes Iberia Congresos in Barcelona, Spain. He positioned the brand as one of the top references in congress management worldwide. In February 2013 he joint “Grupo Barceló”, one of the leading tourism and hotel corporations in Spain, building up a new division dedicated to meetings management, association management and business events consulting. André is an expert and professional consultant in business plan development, planning of bid strategies and management of bid presentations, destination marketing as well as association development. He is an active board member of IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) since 2001 where he was President (2006(2008) and currently holds the position of the Chair of the Training Academy since 2011.
 
Marcel Vissers [More Info]
HeadQuarters & MIM Europe Magazine
 
Henrik von Arnold [More Info]
Stocholm Convention Bureau
 
Daniel Waigl [More Info]
AC Forum
 
Julie Watterston [More Info]
Watterston Associates Ltd

Julie has been in the international meetings industry for over 20 years.  Her company, Watterston Associates, are destination strategists specialising in international association lead generation and business development for conference destinations and venues.  The company provides highly qualified sales leads to destination clients that enable them to secure a larger percentage of international association business and give them a strong return on investment. 

‘’We have built excellent relationships with a large number of international association executives and regularly organise client dinners, breakfasts, hospitality events and European roadshows for our destination clients to meet with the international association decision makers.  For more information on our client base and our international association research services please see http://www.watterston.com or contact me during ICCA through SPOTME!”

 
Ian Whiteling [More Info]
Meeting the World
 
Jonas Wilstrup [More Info]
Wonderful Copenhagen
 
Özgül Özkan Yavuz [More Info]
Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau