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ICCA Goes Hybrid on Bidding for International Association Meetings

On Wednesday 10 July ICCA will hold a two-hour hybrid workshop on bidding for association meetings. The workshop will be broadcast live from the ICCA Research, Sales & Marketing Programme (RSMP), taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and will have a live link with the ICCA Thailand Bid Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. Meetings industry suppliers, associations and any other professionals interested in the bidding process are invited to join the live stream, the live chat and the Twitter chat to ask questions to the speakers and to share ideas and experiences with fellow online delegates from all over the world.

During the hybrid workshop, which will be broadcast live on www.associationbidding.com, the industry's thought leaders will discuss issues and trends on the bidding process for association meetings, such as: What do associations look for in a bid? What are the biggest challenges and frustrations they face? Are there changes in internal decision making processes that affect you?

The session is especially designed for meetings industry suppliers, associations and any other professionals interested in the bidding process. This hybrid workshop is sponsored and supported by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau.

ICCA CEO Martin Sirk, who will be moderating the session said: "Bidding is without a doubt the most critical specialised skill for success in the international association meetings sector, so we wanted to share the insights and updates on trends from our panel of experts with as many ICCA members and other meeting professionals as possible. We also wanted to experiment with different hybrid approaches, so we scheduled an ICCA educational seminar in Thailand to coincide with this session in order to evaluate how well virtual content delivery can be integrated into a live environment. It's very easy to participate. If you have internet and a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, you can join the 2 hour online program (at no charge) on Wednesday 10 July. Watch the livestream and ask questions through chat and Twitter #ICCAbidding. Simply leave your email address on the hybrid event website and join us."

Juan José García - 1st Vice President and Treasurer of the ICCA Board said: "As an online delegate, you are invited to ask questions to the speakers, to share your ideas and experiences, to network with fellow online delegates from all over the world and to learn a lot about the bidding process in a short time". So don't hesitate, save the date for this unique online workshop!”

Moderator: Martin Sirk, CEO, ICCA, The Netherlands

Speakers: Juan José Garcia, Director of Marketing & Sales, Barceló Congresos, Spain; David Owen, Managing Director, DISTRIPRESS, Switzerland; Helga Severyns, Senior Director, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Belgium

The Hybrid Workshop takes place on Wednesday 10 July 09.00 - 11.00 CEST. For more information on the timing and the full programme visit the workshop website: www.associationbidding.com. Interested participants can leave their name and email address in order to receive a reminder just before the workshop starts, and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #ICCAbidding.