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Coronavirus: associations focus of first in three-part webinar series

Meetings suppliers’ association ICCA and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) have put together a series of educational webinars to help the industry survive the coronavirus crisis.

Starting next Tuesday (26th), the ICCA-TCEB Webinar Series will consist of three webinars, inviting thought leaders to discuss broad topics on the future of conventions and behaviour change, expectations in the new business ecosystem, and the evolution of hybrid meetings.

Each webinar will be developed and designed to address the needs of different market segments, with the first focusing on associations, followed by the second edition focusing on intermediaries, and the third edition on government.

The webinars will run consecutively every Tuesday for three weeks.

ICCA, as the global meetings industry network, is aligning its strategic effort with TCEB to support the business community by means of continuing education and facilitating knowledge sharing.

Both organisations will leverage each other’s resources to design customised webinars to meet the diverse needs within its membership, the Association Community, and government sectors.

ICCA chief executive Senthil Gopinath said: “ICCA and TCEB are breaking barriers by providing access to education during this uncertain time. The webinar series is just one of many initiatives ICCA is engaged in that is designed to help the industry navigate the new normal post COVID-19.”

Nichapa Yoswee, Thailand’s Convention & Exhibition Bureau’s Senior Vice President – Business, said: “Thailand continues to embrace the spirit of collaboration and we are thankful to be partnering with ICCA.  The convention industry is renowned for engaging in long-term, progressive conversations. This opportunity is an example of our desire for keeping our industry’s legacy impact in action.”

The first webinar will hear from Carola van der Hoeff (International Pharmaceutical Federation – FIP), Greta Kotler, CAE (ASAE & The Center), Richard Simcot (Polyglot Conference), and Chainarong Monthienvichienchai (Chair the organizing committee to bid for Serra International Convention 2023 & Chancellor of Saint John’s University in Bangkok.)