Meet the faces behind ICCA's famous First Time Attendee programme! ICCA places huge importance on giving First Time Attendees (FTAs) at the ICCA Congress a very warm welcome. Each year, just before the ICCA Congress begins, new attendees are invited to join a specialised session that aims to prepare them for success. Jam-packed full of helpful advice that is delivered from member to member, the programme has been delivered to over 3,000 delegates since it initially began and is designed with care to help them network, do business, learn, and maximise the benefits of attending their first ICCA Congress.

At the centre of the entire programme are the people we couldn’t do it without: our mentors, an amazing group of ICCA members and #ICCAFriends who are Congress veterans and want to help support and steer our newbies as they join the ICCA Family.


Owner & Senior Consultant of ENITED business events

“When you have a good idea, you should share it with other people – then it can grow into something great. That’s the fascinating part of my job.”

A Short Story

I landed in the world of events by chance when I came to Vienna from Venice and it was love at first sight. That was 28 years ago and I still love my job.

23 years ago, my partner Ivo and I decided to start our own company, and since then we run our company ENITED business events, by sharing the idea of excellence.


True to our claim, we provide expertise, knowledge and experiences in the business event field with a 360° approach, through own developed Excellent. C Model, with three core areas: Competence, Consulting and Coordination.

My first ICCA congress was in Vancouver Island, in the beautiful city of Victoria, and since then I have only been unable to participate in two editions due to work commitments. I can't wait to participate in the 2021 edition and I am very happy to be able to live the experience in Cartagena.

This will be my second time as a mentor, and I hope to be able to facilitate the entry into the ICCA family for the first timers. It helped me a lot in my first participation, so I didn't feel like a fish out of water. Whenever I can, I will gladly contribute to make the new participants feel from the first day as part of this big ICCA family and enjoy the congress.

For more information, please visit her LinkedIn Profile.

Thank you to Rosa, for being an FTA mentor! Are you interested in helping our First Time Attendees to settle in? Please email to find out how you can become a mentor.

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