The ICCA community has many rising stars, and we will provide the platform to extend their influence to make a lasting impact on our industry. 

ICCA will guide, support, and elevate our future industry advocates by providing an exclusive opportunity to join ICCA's Future Leaders Council, to facilitate sharing ideas and strategies to keep ICCA current, relevant, and positioned as the thought-leaders for the association meeting community.

The 2021-2023 Future Leaders Council 

The ICCA Future Leaders Council is working on their first white paper which aims to discuss the centrality of social responsibility in meeting the post-pandemic needs of ICCA’s association meetings. The idea is framed by an understanding that change begins with the people attending and organizing meetings, rather than meeting environmental KPIs. The white paper aims to redefine social sustainability through the eyes of young event professionals and will provide ICCA with recommendations on how to attract and retain them in the industry.

Disrupting the Status Quo:Young Professionals’ Approach to Social Sustainability

Read a summary of the white paper here.

The full white paper is available for members only via My ICCA.

Meet the Future Leaders Council:

Members of the 2021-2023 Future Leaders Council include:

Sakhile Ndhlovu
South African Tourism
Asia Pacific 
Hyo-In Son
Jessica Lamb
Business Events Sydney
Doreen Richter
Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Diana Frederiksen
Stockholmsmässan Exhibition & Congress Center
Latin America
Javier Contreras
GL events Chile
Middle East
Suhaila Al Munthari
Abu Dhabi Conventions & Exhibition Bureau Department
North America
Kaili Cashin
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

View full bio and information

Nomination process

Nominations for the 2021-2023 term are now closed. The next term will commence in May 2023, and application will be open early 2023. Nominations will be sought at an earlier time in case any early vacancies become available. 

To join the ICCA Future Leaders Council, the nominee must be:
  • Nominated by their employer, who is an ICCA member (each ICCA member can only nominate 1 person)
  • Younger than 33 years of age at the time of nomination
  • Employed by the member organisation for at least two years and have a minimum of two years industry experience
  • Able to commit to a two-year Council term


For further information, contact your Regional Director.