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Martin Sirk lead Global Association Hus Partnership

Martin Sirk has been announced as international advisor to lead the Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP).

The announcement, at IMEX yesterday, sees the former ICCA CEO set to lead GAHP into a new era following the retirement of Herve Bosquet.

Martin Sirk was joined at a press conference by representatives from GAHPs four partner cities - Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC. He brings almost four decades of experience with business events, associations and tourism to the association.

In hus new role, he will provide executives guidence and leadership to the partnership, building on the positive impact made over the first three years of it existence, and underlining GAHPs commitment tp heöping associations achieve their strategic goals.

Martin Sirk said: "My intention is to creatively build on this solid foundation to ensure that any international association will always think of Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Wasjington DC as their natural destination partners n achieving their global business and societal objectives."

Officially assuming his new role on 1 June, Sirk will also be responsible for business development, contributing to the building of a global community of international association executies, as well as research and governance.

Bosquet said: "It has been a privilege to work cloesly together with the GAHP partners and I thank them for their efforts and support, individually and as one team. I wish Martin Sirk all the very best in furthering GAHPs mission, vision and strategy in the years ahead. Martin was one of GAHPs early supporter and I trust the partnership will continue to thtrive under his guidance".