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.
Meet Sheikha Al Mugheiry
Sheikha joined as a Business Development Manager of the International Conferences at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre in 2014 and was part of the small but strong pre-opening team.
She has over 10 years of experience in the tourism field including 3 international chain hotels. Today Sheikha leads the convention department which includes bidding for prestigious international and regional congresses and has secured in bringing world-class business events to Oman and to the OCEC. She has attained her bachelor’s and Magister degree at the IMC University of Applied Sciences in Krems – Austria in the field of Business and Sports Tourism.
Sheikha was a first time attendee at the 2015 ICCA Congress in Kuching – Malaysia where she had one of the best experiences of her life and made lifelong friends. That is what she wishes for all the FTA members this year.
Thank you to Sheikha for becoming an FTA mentor at the 58th ICCA Congress in Houston, U.S.A.! Are you interested in helping our First Time Attendees to settle in? Find out more about the programme or email Ksenija.firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can become a mentor.
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