James Lancaster talks to newly elected president of AC Forum, Carola van der Hoeff
2:42: Things are looking better. Europe is opening up. But we all need to change our business models. We can't rely on congress income.
3:30: Everyone is thinking about diversifying their income.
4:44 The world has changed. I'd be surprised if associations went back to the old ways.
6:10 To say associations are slow is an unfair stereotype, if you've seen how quickly and creatively they adapted during the pandemic.
10:00 There are times when association executives need to talk CEO to CEO not CEO to their boards. And that's a great opportunity we have at AC Forum.
14:00 There seem to be a lot more women working in associations than men. I don't know why, but they are doing a great job!
16:00 But it's important if you are having a panel or webinar to have a diversity in your speakers and that's something we always try to achieve.
A journalist for more than 22 years, AMI editor James
Lancaster is a familiar face in the meetings industry and international
association community. Since joining AMI in 2010, he has gained a reputation
for asking difficult questions and getting lost in convention centres. Page
proofer, podcaster, and panellist - in his spare time, James likes to walk,
read, listen to music, and drink beer.