The success of an event can be measured but how successfully integrated and welcomed newcomers feel in the mass of other delegates. Judging by the overwhelming response from first timers in Dubai we have been indeed successful in providing that amazing and warm ICCA family welcome!
And we would not have been able to achieve even a fraction of this without the help of the 48 First Time Attendee mentors in Dubai. All ICCA members willing to share their time, knowledge, connections and expertise with almost 400 first timers. They reached out to their mentees in advance, shared their mobile numbers, guided them through an intense half day programme, connected them with other delegates during the Congress, helped them navigate the many education sessions and business opportunities and followed up once at home by offering to stay in touch, with advice and support if, and when needed.
We are sure you will all join us in saying a big thank you for these ICCA champions sharing the spirit of ICCA and welcoming first timers to the ICCA family in such a warm manner.
Thank you mentors!
Ksenija Polla, Director Association Relations