Workshop. On Friday, 4 July, ICCA will hold a two-hour hybrid workshop about what associations really think about the risks and rewards of outsourcing and what the marketing implications are for suppliers. The workshop will be broadcasted live from the ICCA Research, Sales and Marketing Programme (RSMP), taking place in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Meetings industry suppliers, associations and any other professionals interested 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.
Outsourcing is a hot topic with both suppliers and clients, as well as within the PCO community. During the hybrid session, ICCA member suppliers and associations will discuss issues such as: Which services make most sense to outsource? Who should control delegate revenue? Who should carry risks? How does Congress decision-making change when outsourced partners are involved?
Two international association representatives will kick-off the discussion by putting forward arguments for and against outsourcing: Carola van der Hoeff of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and Karen McCain, International Orthoptic Association (IOA).
ICCA CEO Martin Sirk, who will be moderating the session, said: “Last year we ran our first Hybrid Session at the RSMP on bidding for international association meetings, for a live audience of 160 ICCA members and we ended up with an online audience of more than 600 people from 75 countries. That really blew us away and we had fantastic feedback. So we decided we would introduce a Hybrid Session in every year’s RSMP programme and pick a really hot topic that would be relevant to the international association sector and to our members around the world.”
“It’s very easy to participate”, Martin Sirk says. “If you have internet and a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, you can join the 2 hour online workshop (at no charge) on Friday 4 July. Watch the live stream and ask questions through chat and Twitter #ICCAWorld. Simply leave your email address on the hybrid event website and join us”.
The Hybrid Workshop “Outsourcing for Associations: Yes or No?” will be broadcasted live on Friday 4 July from 08.30-10.30 (CEST) on hybrid.iccaworld.com. Online moderator of the session is Gerrit Heijkoop of HowCanIBeSocial/LiveOnlineEvents.
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 #ICCAWorld.