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2018 Association Days Forums
Held On 19 September and 20 September 2018 | Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC

Association Day - Forum 1 | 19 September 2018 | Time: 0930 - 1030hrs
Meetings Legacy: More Than Bed Nights

Hosted by GainingEdge

Associations can leave more than footprints at the conclusion of their meetings – they can start the wheels churning and broaden the scope from bed nights to long term impacts for their host destinations. Traditionally, meetings and conventions are measured by the number of delegates, room nights and direct expenditure. However, today we believe that the legacies from hosting these events are far more valuable.

 Moderator:  Jane Vong Holmes, Senior Manager Asia, GainingEdge


 Richard Holmes, Director, International Bureau For Epilepsy
 Dr Ishwar Gilada, President, AIDs Society of India
 Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director (Asia Pacific), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
Dr Jof Calstas, Secretary-General, International Institute of Journalism and Culture

Association Day - Forum 2 | 19 September 2018 | Time: 1100 - 1200hrs
A Hot Debate: Why Do You Need A PCO When You Can Organise Your Own Conference!!

Hosted by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and World PCO Alliance (WPCOA)

When it comes to organising events, associations have to consider whether the conference should be organised in-house, using a company’s own staff resources and expertise, or outsourced to a professional conference organiser (PCO). For the first time ever, the session will be conducted in a debate style format with two sides– PCO as proposer and Association as opposer. There is no such thing as right or wrong, but rather to find out what is the best alternative in ensuring the best conference and delegate experience.

 Moderator:  Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director (Asia Pacific), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)


 Monimita Sarkar, Managing Director, KW Conferences Pvt. Ltd.
 Amos Wong, CEO, AOS Conventions & Events


 Octavio B. Peralta, Secretary General, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (AFDIAP)
 Iain Bitran, Executive Director, The International Society For Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
Association Day - Forum 3 | 20 September 2018 | Time: 0930 - 1030hrs
GDPR: Crucial Steps in Building Trust and Value

Hosted by Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)

This session looks at how GDPR is impacting the industry worldwide and examines ways associations to manage and share data. The speaker will highlight examples from Meetings and Incentives and discuss with the panel recommendations and best practices to stay compliant.

 Moderator:  Hugo Slimbrouck, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Ovation Global DMC
 Panellists:  Mona Manap, Founder & CEO, Place Borneo
 Shekhar Niyogi, Consultant Editor, M&IT India (CAT Media)
 Nicolette HughesDirector Product Strategy and Innovation, Association Funds of Australia Ltd
Association Day - Forum 4 | 20 September 2018 | Time: 1100 - 1200hrs
New Business Models For Your Association

Hosted by International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO)

Associations are facing a new reality with gigantic opportunities but also relevant roadblocks. Business Model Innovation is probably the answer to all your challenges. Come and join us in this session where new membership models, research on best cases (associations), monetization of your community and assets plus community building will be analysed under a deep dive perspective.

 Moderator:  El Kwang, Founder and CEO, Untangled and Chairperson of SITE Global Conference Bangkok 2019
 Panellists:  Dr Jof Calstas, Secretary-General, International Institute of Journalism and Culture
 Dr Jia Xiao Fang, President, China International Health & Medical Tourism Association and Secretary General, Belt and Road Healthcare Industry Federation
 Wei-Tyng Tsai, Senior Event Manager and Digital Event Strategist, Freaks 4U Gaming GmbH

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