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51st ICCA Congress - San Juan, Puerto Rico 2012
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First Time Attendees Programme

Sponsored by meetings mindset, a subdivision of Meetology Group


A big thank you to all Mentors to First Time Attendees at the ICCA Congress 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico!

With some 160 first timers and 40 mentors during the first timers session on Saturday 20 October 2012 we had the ideal platform to give each newcomer personalised attention and assistance.
On behalf of all First Time Attendees at the ICCA Congress in San Juan we would like to thank those individuals, who volunteered to be Mentors to first timers by sharing their experience and knowledge. Without their commitment and willingness to assist at the ICCA Congress the First Time Attendee Programme would not be possible.
The ICCA Mentor Programme at the Congress has managed to demonstrate the true spirit of ICCA – the spirit of exchanging, sharing, assisting and friendship!
A big thank you goes also to Jon Bradshaw, Meetings Performance Consultant and his company Meetings Mindset®, who inspired all present at the Saturday afternoon session to get in the right “mindset” and make the most out of their first ICCA Congress!


Ms. Adrienne Readings, Gold Coast Convention Exhibition Centre, Australia

Mr. Ivo Franschitz, dm&c /destination management & consulting gesmbh, Austria

Mr. Christian Mutschlechner, Vienna Convention Bureau, Austria

Mrs. Annick Debels, Gent Convention Bureau, Belgium

Mrs. Cecile Caiati-Koch, HeadQuarters & MIM Europe Magazines Meeting Media Company, Belgium

Ms. Dawn Baldwin, Halifax World Trade & Convention Centre, Canada

Mr. Eric Chou, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada

Ms. Jennifer Salsbury, China National Convention Center, China

Ms. Petra Kandertová, Zátiší Catering, Czech Republic

Ms. Leena Sipilä, Finland Convention Bureau, Finland

Ms. Andrea Plienegger, Bedouk Event Sourcing Solutions, France

Ms. Sandrine Chauve, La Cite Nantes Events Center, France

Ms. Elodie Coudre, La Cite Nantes Events Center, France

Ms. Alice Sipos, Hungarian National Tourist Office, Hungary

Mr. Ben Asoro, The Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Kenya

Mr. Aigars Smiltans, Meet Riga / LIVE RIGA, Latvia

Mr. Paul D'Arcy, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Malaysia

Ms. Christine Barrabino, International Associations, Monaco

Mr. Sebastian Sew, ICCA, Netherlands

Mr. Dennis Speet, ICCA, Netherlands

Ms. Elisabeth Bugge, Norway Convention Bureau, Norway

Mrs. Anne Wallin Rødven, VisitOSLO - Oslo Visitors and Convention Bureau, Norway

Mr. Trevor McCartney, Qatar National Convention Centre, Qatar

Mrs. Nonnie Kubeka, Gauteng Tourism Authority, South Africa

Mr. André Vietor, Vibo Congresos, Spain

Mr. Roger Kellerman, Meetings International, Sweden

Ms. Atti Soenarso, Meetings International, Sweden

Mr. Sumet Kanchanapan, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Thailand

Ms. Jittanun Techasarin, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Thailand

Ms. Elif Balci Fisunoglu, Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau, Turkey

Mr. Marek Phillips, CAT Publications, United Kingdom

Mr. Harry Fine, Harry Fine Associates, United Kingdom

Mr. Anthony Cassidy, Marketing Manchester, United Kingdom

Ms. Alex Donaldson, IMEX, United Kingdom

Mr. Oliver Hone, IMEX, United Kingdom

Mr. Paul Kennedy, Kennedy Integrated Solutions, United Kingdom

Mr. Erica Keogan, Reed Travel Exhibitions - RTE,United Kingdom

Mrs. Kerry Watson, VisitScotland Business Tourism Unit, United Kingdom

Mr. Corbin Ball, Corbin Ball Associates, USA

Mr. Jorge Franz, Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, USA