ICCA Congress 2015
 

Announcement: Changes to the Congress structure – what’s new and why

At the recent ICCA Board Strategy Meeting, whilst our work was mainly focused on the future five year plan (which will be ready by this year’s General Assembly), your Board also decided to immediately make some important changes to the standard Congress structure. All ICCA members are facing ever-increasing time pressures, so we’ve tightened up the programme structure at both start and finish, whilst keeping the most important business, educational, and networking elements intact. To accommodate this reduction in the overall length of the event, we’ve removed the Sector education sessions from the Sunday (please note: we will still keep the short Sector meetings, and the Chapter meetings), but Sector interests and specialisations will be incorporated into the main Monday-Wednesday education programme instead. Detailed information on smaller day-to-day changes within the programme will be communicated at the mid-year ICCA meetings at IMEX, but please take the new overall timing into account when booking up your flights and hotel.

Key changes:

*First Time Attendee programme moves from Saturday 31 October afternoon to Sunday 1 November morning.
*Onsite registration starts Saturday 31 October, not Friday 30.
*Programme ends on Wednesday 4 November after Next Destination Lunch, not in the late afternoon of that day after full day programme plus Next Destination Reception.

Nina Freysen-Pretorius
President





Saturday

09:00-17:00   Registration
13:00-17:00   Optional City Tour 



Sunday

08:00-18:00   Registration
09:00-09:30   First Time Attendees Welcome
09:30-12:00   First Time Attendees Programme (including break)
09:30-12:00   Fringe Meetings
12:00-13:30   Welcome Lunch
13:30-14:30   Sector Meetings
14:30-15:00   Networking Break
15:00-16:00   Chapter Meetings
16:00-16:30   Networking Break
16:30-18:00   General Assembly
19:30-            Congress Opening and Welcome Reception



Monday
Expert advice appointments
Research one-on-one appointments
09:00-10:15   Monday Morning Wake-up Call
10:15-10:45   Networking Break
10:45-12:00   Education Sessions
12:00-13:30   Lunch
13:30-15:00   Education Sessions
15:00-15:30   Networking Break
15:30-17:00   Education Sessions
17:15-18:15   Fringe Meetings / Business Exchange
18:00-tbc       CAT Night



Tuesday

Expert advice appointments
Research one-on-one appointments
09:00-10:15   ICCA Best Marketing Award
10:15-10:45   Networking Break
10:45-12:00   Education Sessions
12:00-13:30   Lunch
13:30-15:00   Education Sessions
15:00-15:30   Networking Break
15:30-17:00   Education Sessions
17:15-18:15   Fringe Meetings / Business Exchange
Time tbc         Tango Dinner



Wednesday
Expert advice appointments
Research one-on-one appointments
09:00-10:00   Copenhagen Lecture
10:00-10:30   Networking Break
10:30-11:45   Education Sessions
11:45-12:00   Short Networking Break
12:00-13:00   Closing Session
13:00-14:30   Next Destination Lunch
14:30-18:30   Optional City Tour