ICCA Congress 2018
 
Full Schedule

Please note, that the sessions including timings, format and speakers are subject to change.


10/11/2018
09:00 - 18:00 Expo 2020 Dubai (pre-registration required)
No location
10:00 - 17:00Registration
Area in front of Sheikh Rashid
13:00 - 17:00Optional City Tour
No location
15:00 - 18:00Business Exchange Session (for pre-registered delegates only)
Al Multaqua Ballroom

11/11/2018
08:00 - 18:00Registration
Area in front of Sheikh Rashid
09:00 - 12:00VisitBritain (closed meeting)
Dubai A+B
Watterston Associates (closed meeting)
Dubai D
GainingEdge (closed meeting)
Dubai E+F
09:00 - 12:00First Time Attendees Introduction Programme
Sheikh Rashid A+B
09:00 - 17:00CONNECT: mind|body lounge - HealthTunes & SilentConference listening experience
Bubble Lounge
09:00 - 18:00Braindates
The Hub
10:00 - 10:25Tech Bar: #EventTech: Trends & Insights for 2019
Sheikh Rashid F
10:30 - 11:00Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F
11:15 - 11:45CONNECT: mind|body, SESSION: Focus meditation for a great start into the day
Bubble Lounge
12:00 - 13:00Welcome Lunch
Exhibition Hall 8
13:00 - 14:00Opening ceremony
Sheikh Rashid E
14:00 - 15:00Destination Marketing Sector Meeting
Sheikh Rashid A+B
Meeting Management Sector Meeting
Sheikh Rashid C
Meetings Support Sector Meeting
Abu Dhabi B
Venues Sector Meeting
Sheikh Rashid D
14:00 - 15:00Transport Sector Meeting
Dubai A+B
Association Executives Meeting (closed meeting)
Ras Al Khaimah (2nd floor)
14:30 - 14:55Tech Bar: AV Equipment planning for convention and exhibition centers
Sheikh Rashid F
15:10 - 15:30CONNECT: mind|body, SESSION: Breathing techniques to overcome jetlag and travel recovery
Bubble Lounge
15:00 - 15:30Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F
Campfire Sessions: Youth Engagement
Sheikh Rashid F
15:30 - 16:30African Chapter Meeting
Dubai E+F
Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting
Sheikh Rashid D
Central European Chapter Meeting
Sheikh Rashid A+B
France – Benelux Chapter Meeting
Umm Al Qwain (2nd floor)
15:30 - 16:30Iberian Chapter Meeting
Dubai A+B
Latin American Chapter Meeting
Dubai D
Mediterranean Chapter Meeting
Dubai C
Middle East Chapter Meeting
Sharjah D
15:30 - 16:30North American Chapter Meeting
Abu Dhabi A
Scandinavian Chapter Meeting
Sheikh Rashid C
UK/Ireland Chapter Meeting
Abu Dhabi B
16:30 - 18:45ICCA General Assembly
Sheikh Rashid E
18:45 - 19:15Longstanding member reception (upon invitation only)
Sheikh Rashid F
19:30Transfers from the official hotels to Welcome Reception
No location
20:00 - 22:30Welcome Reception
Armani Hotel Dubai
22:00Transfers from Welcome Reception to official hotels
Armani Hotel Dubai

12/11/2018
06:30 - 08:00ICCA Charity Run 'N' Walk
La Mer at Jumeirah Beach
08:30 - 17:30Registration
Area in front of Sheikh Rashid
09:00 - 17:00CONNECT: mind|body lounge - HealthTunes & SilentConference listening experience
Bubble Lounge
09:00 - 18:00Braindates
The Hub
09:00 - 10:15Monday Morning Wake up Call
Sheikh Rashid E
10:15 - 10:40Tech Bar: How can event analytics improve customer engagement?
Sheikh Rashid F
10:15 - 10:45Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F
Campfire Sessions: Engage the Stakeholders, Empower the Change
Sheikh Rashid F
10:25 - 10:45CONNECT: mind|body, SESSION: Energizing and mind clearing meditation for mid-day rejuvenation
Bubble Lounge
10:30 - 12:00One-on-one meetings with Regional Directors (please book your personal meeting through the ICCA Meetings App)
No location
10:45 - 11:45GDPR 6 months on: How to use it to your strategic advantage
Sheikh Maktoum C
How AI and automisation will change the meetings industry
Sheikh Rashid D
Body language - I hear what you are not saying
Sheikh Rashid A+B
Venue Trend Survey
Sheikh Maktoum D
10:45 - 11:45Translating tech-speak into human language
Sheikh Maktoum C
Demystifying blockchain
Sheikh Maktoum B
Expo 2020
Sheikh Maktoum A
ICCA Association Database Training
Sharjah A
12:00 - 12:45President’s Choice Session
Sheikh Rashid E
12:45 - 14:00Lunch – sponsored by IMEX
Exhibition Hall 8
14:00 - 17:00One-on-one meetings with Regional Directors (please book your personal meeting through the ICCA Meetings App)
No location
14:00 - 14:25Tech Bar: 3 Ways to Uncover the Attendee Journey
Sheikh Rashid F
14:30 - 14:55Tech Bar: Thought Leadership Panel Discussion
Sheikh Rashid F
14:00 - 15:15Pitching Masterclass - Part 1
Sheikh Maktoum D
Forensic case study of creative success in a crowded marketplace - SMACC
Sheikh Rashid D
Faster Future - why and how companies are accelerating their plans and projects
Sheikh Maktoum A
Meetings Mean Business
Sheikh Maktoum B
14:00 - 15:15Bidding - from the Core PCO's point of view
Sheikh Maktoum C
Leveraging Neuroscience - To power individual and organisational change
Sheikh Rashid A+B
14:00 - 15:15Research database one-on-one appointments (please book your personal appointment through the ICCA Meetings App)
No location
15:15 - 15:45Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F
Campfire Sessions: Developing an Impact Journey
Sheikh Rashid F
15:15 - 15:40Tech Bar: Apps to Transform Your Events Team
Sheikh Rashid F
15:15 - 17:00Outside the box - Emirates Airline Crew Training Academy (pre-registration required)
No location
Outside the box - Dubai Future Foundation (pre-registration required)
No location
15:45 - 17:00Pitching Masterclass - Part 2
Sheikh Maktoum D
New centers & venues
Sheikh Maktoum A
ICCA's Big Five
Sheikh Maktoum B
The Middle East market and the growth of business events
Sheikh Maktoum C
15:45 - 17:00How to attract more start-ups to grow your local economy
Sheikh Rashid D
16:00 - 16:30CONNECT: mind|body, SESSION: Mindfulness and focus techniques for the workplace and how to share some simple practices with your team
Bubble Lounge
19:00Transfers from the official hotels to CAT Night
No location
19:30 - 22:30CAT Night
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
from 22:00Transfers from CAT Night to official hotels
Jumeirah Beach Hotel

13/11/2018
08:30 - 08:50CONNECT: mind|body lounge, SESSION: Morning centering mindfulness meditation
Bubble Lounge
08:30 - 17:00Registration
Area in front of Sheikh Rashid
08:30 - 17:00CONNECT: mind|body lounge - HealthTunes & SilentConference listening experience
Bubble Lounge
09:00 - 10:15ICCA Best Marketing Award 2018
Sheikh Rashid E
09:00 - 18:00Braindates
The Hub
10:15 - 10:45Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F
Campfire Sessions: Purpose Driven Leadership
Sheikh Rashid F
10:25 - 10:45CONNECT: mind|body lounge, SESSION: Mudra Yoga - yoga for the hands and Chair Yoga - mindful movement exercises for the office and on the road
Bubble Lounge
10:30 - 18:00One-on-one meetings with Regional Directors (please book your personal meeting through the ICCA Meetings App)
No location
10:45 - 12:00Synergies and lessons shared between trade shows and international associations
Sheikh Maktoum B
Introducing innovation to healthcare meetings
Sheikh Maktoum C
City strategies in an age of "anti-tourism"
Sheikh Rashid A+B
Doing business across Cultures; how to communicate, cooperate and succeed!
Sheikh Maktoum D
10:45 - 12:00Winning session - The Future Belongs To Us
Sheikh Rashid D
ICCA Association Database Training
Sharjah A
11:00 - 11:25Tech Bar: Simpleview Session
Sheikh Rashid F
12:00 - 13:30Lunch
Exhibition Hall 8
13:30 - 15:00CEO Deep Dive - Part 1 (pre-registration required)
Sheikh Rashid C
Innovation put into practice
Sheikh Maktoum C
5 Senses
Sheikh Rashid D
Risk and Danger Management
Sheikh Maktoum A
13:30 - 15:00Play the negotiation game
Sheikh Maktoum D
Celebrating the "Incredible Impacts" of international association meetings organized in association with BestCities Global Alliance
Sheikh Rashid A+B
14:00 - 14:25Tech Bar: Security, Data Protection (GDPR) and PCI Compliance
Sheikh Rashid F
13:30 - 17:00Research database one-on-one appointments (please book your personal appointment through the ICCA Meetings App)
No location
15:00 - 15:25Tech Bar: Best Practices for Event Websites
Sheikh Rashid F
15:00 - 15:30Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F
Campfire Sessions: Mobilising task forces in European Palliative Care
Sheikh Rashid F
15:00 - 16:45Outside the box - Emirates Airline Crew Training Academy (pre-registration required)
No location
Outside the box - Dubai Opera (pre-registration required)
No location
Outside the box - Dubai Future Foundation (pre-registration required)
No location
15:10 - 15:30CONNECT: mind|body lounge, SESSION: Energizing and mind clearing breath exercises for afternoon rejuvenation
Bubble Lounge
15:30 - 17:00CEO Deep Dive - Part 2 (pre-registration required)
No location
The Association Expert Bazaar
Sheikh Maktoum B
The Future Belongs To Us - Competition
Sheikh Maktoum D
Future Meeting Space - new requirements, new formats, new meeting areas
Sheikh Rashid D
15:30 - 17:00Forget CRM...Here is CRM!
Sheikh Maktoum A
17:15 - 18:15Town Hall meeting: discussing Association membership
Sheikh Rashid E
17:15 - 18:15BestCities (closed meeting)
Dubai D
Ungerboeck (closed meeting)
Ras Al Khaimah (2nd floor)
GDS-Index (closed meeting)
No location
19:00Transfers from the official hotels to Farewell Dinner
No location
20:00 - 23:00Farewell Dinner
No location
from 22:00Transfers from Farewell Dinner to official hotels
No location

14/11/2018
08:30 - 08:50CONNECT: mind|body lounge, SESSION: Morning centering mindfulness meditation
Bubble Lounge
08:30 - 14:30Registration
Area in front of Sheikh Rashid
08:30 - 17:00CONNECT: mind|body lounge - HealthTunes & SilentConference listening experience
Bubble Lounge
09:00 - 10:00The Copenhagen Denmark Lecture
Sheikh Rashid E
09:00 - 14:30 Braindates
The Hub
10:00 - 12:00One-on-one meetings with Regional Directors (please book your personal meeting through the ICCA Meetings App)
No location
10:00 - 10:30Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F
Campfire Sessions: Be part of meetings impact
Sheikh Rashid F
10:20 - 10:40CONNECT: mind|body lounge, SESSION: Improved focus techniques for the workplace and how to share some simple practices with your team
Bubble Lounge
10:30 - 10:55Tech Bar: Open Q&A Session: Apps
Sheikh Rashid F
10:30 - 11:45Sales and pricing
Sheikh Maktoum C
National approaches to segmentation by intellectual strength
Sheikh Maktoum D
The un-conference
Sheikh Rashid D
Importance of smaller association meetings
Sheikh Maktoum B
10:30 - 11:45Are you ready for the future?
Sheikh Rashid A+B
What we can learn from astronauts
Sheikh Maktoum A
ICCA Association Database Training
Sharjah A
11:30 - 11:50CONNECT: mind|body lounge, SESSION: Calming breath exercises for travel ease
Bubble Lounge
12:00 - 13:00Closing Session
Sheikh Rashid E
13:00 - 14:30Next Destination Lunch
Exhibition Hall 8
13:30 - 18:30Expo 2020 Dubai (pre-registration required)
No location
14:30 - 18:30Optional City Tour
No location