The Forum for Young Professionals is open to ICCA members, and organisations who are attending EIBTM as part of the Hosted Buyer Programme (both corporate and association clients).
"The Forum for Young Professionals is by far the best Forum that I have attended so far. The opportunity to meet all these influential people and have a dialogue with them on the industry and its changes is something that is rare for a newcomer. Thank you so much for this opportunity." - Hjördís María Ólafsdóttir, Reykjavík Convention Bureau (FYP delegate 2012)
The Forum for Young Professionals is complimentary and includes three night’s accommodation and a return flight to Barcelona. Free flights from Europe are offered by EIBTM and ICCA will cover extra flights* (up to €1000) for non-European participants. Also included are lunches, coffee breaks, transfers** and diners.
The only investment required is the time and full participation, and as the FYP takes place mainly over the weekend, time out of the office is kept to a minimum. What will you get in return?
- A fresh perspective on meetings management and the industry.
- Familiarisation with the global meetings industry and its potential.
- Enhanced professional skills.
- Connections and networks with peers from around the world.
- Better appreciation of different viewpoints, approaches and cultures.
- The experience of working in multi-cultural and buyer-supplier teams.
- Renewed motivation and enthusiasm.
- The chance to meet and listen to some of our industry’s great speakers.
"Thank you for an amazing and rewarding learning experience – and a great opportunity to kick off a long-lasting career in the meetings industry! I went to Barcelona with high hopes for accelerating the development of my professional and personal skills in the meetings industry through networking with and learning from various experts and fellow young professionals. The FYP 2012 indeed met my expectations. We got insights into various key players and components of the industry, and got to knowledge share with peers from all sides of the table (CVBs, PCOs, associations, etc.), allowing you to get a broader perspective. It’s tangible, it’s exciting, it’s transformative, it’s fun, it’s stimulating, and it is an important forum that I believe and encourage every young professional in the industry to apply for." - Tanja Christiansen, VisitAalborg (FYP delegate 2012)
ICCA will contribute up to 1000 Eur towards non-European flights.
We will work with you to find the most suitable and economical flight.
Flights are subject to agreement by ICCA.
You/your company will be requested to pay for the flight and ICCA will arrange reimbursement after the event.
ICCA will only contribute towards flights which are for the sole purpose of attending the Forum for Young Professionals and EIBTM.
ICCA & EIBTM will only arrange / contribute towards flights departing from and returning to the same airport.
Transfers from the airport to the Forum for Young Professionals' hotel are not included (taxis cost approximately 20-30 Eur).
All transfers during the Forum for Young Professionals are included, and the transfer to EIBTM on Tuesday is included.
Transfers after the show on Tuesday are not included.