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Candidates standing for election/re-election on the ICCA Board of Directors

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For members information: candidates standing for election/re-election on the ICCA Board of Directors

Dear ICCA Members,

Further to the information published in various monthly Members Updates, regarding vacancies on the ICCA Board of Directors, as the deadline for candidates to come forward has passed, we are delighted to inform you that the following Candidates have been duly nominated and seconded for the following positions on the ICCA Board of Directors. Elections will take place at the General Assembly of ICCA in Houston, U.S.A., on 27 October, 2019. However, there will also be an opportunity to vote electronically before the General Assembly for the Board elections, the electronic vote will be sent to members in good time.

Who can vote for what when the ICCA Board election voting opens? (NOTE VOTING HAS NOT YET OPENED

  • Only Destination Marketing members can cast their vote for the Co-Chair of this Sector.
  • Only Meetings Support members can cast their vote for the Chair of this Sector.
  • Only Middle East Members can cast their vote for the Geographical Representative for the Middle East.

NOTE there are no vacancies on the ICCA Board for the following Sectors/Geographic Regions in 2019:

  1. Sector:  Meetings Management; Sector:  Transport; Sector:  Venues
  2. Geographic Representative: Africa; Geographic Representative: Asia Pacific; Geographic Representative: Europe.

SECTORS

DESTINATION MARKETING - one vacancy with the following two candidates one standing for election and one standing for re-election:

Mr. Alexey Kalachev, CEO, Russian Convention Bureau, Russia, standing for election.
Nominated by: Mr. Ivo Franschitz, ENITED Business Events GmbH, Austria.
Seconded by: Mr.  Igor Kovacevic, Serbia Convention Bureau, Serbia.

Ms. Annie Kristi Korsmo, Director – Convention Bureau, VisitOSLO – Oslo Visitors & Convention Bureau, Norway, standing for re-election.
Nominated by:  Ms. Karin Hagemann, Montreux Riviera Convention Bureau, Switzerland.
Seconded by: Ms. Sarah Fleming, SFA Lead Generation, U.K.

As there are two candidates standing for the one vacancy, all members who belong to the Sector Destination Marketing will have the opportunity to vote when voting opens.

MEETINGS SUPPORT – one vacancy with the following two candidates standing for election:

Mr. Jaap Bakker, Managing Partner, Parthen meeting services, The Netherlands, standing for election.
Nominated by: Mrs. Cecile Koch, Boardroom Magazine, Belgium
Seconded by: Mr. Jelmer van Ast, Conference Compass, The Netherlands.

Mr. Thomas Wasshuber, Partner/Managing Director, Steinerlive.com, Austria, standing for election.
Nominated by: Mr. Richard Rettenbacher, CTI Meeting Technology, Austria.
Seconded by: Mr. Patrick Delaney, SoolNua, Ireland.

As there are two candidates standing for the one vacancy, all members who belong to the Sector Meetings Support will have the opportunity to vote when voting opens.

GEOGRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIVES

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN - one vacancy with one candidate standing for election.

Mrs. Alexandra Torres Asch, General Manager, Ágora Bogotá - Convention Centre, Colombia standing for election.
Nominated by: Mr. Arnaldo Nardone, MICE Consulting, Uruguay
Seconded by: Mr. Pablo Sismanian, Argentina – National Institute of Tourism Promotion, Argentina.

For the Geographical Representative for Latin America & Caribbean as the candidates do not outnumber the position, no election will be held.

MIDDLE EAST - one vacancy with the following two candidates standing for election:

Mr. Mubarak Al Shamisi, Director, Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, U.A.E., standing for election.
Nominated by: Mrs. Irette Ferreira, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, U.A.E.
Seconded by: Mrs. Luma Khatib, Jordan Convention Bureau, Jordan.

Mr. Paul Wilson, Executive Director, INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, U.A.E., standing for election.
Nominated by: Mr. Steen Jakobsen, Dubai Business Events, U.A.E.
Seconded by: Mr. Mahir Julfar, Dubai World Trade Centre, U.A.E.

As there are two candidates standing for the one vacancy, all members who in the ICCA Middle East Region will have the opportunity to vote when voting opens.

NORTH AMERICA - one vacancy with the following candidate standing for election:
 
Mr. Glenn Duncan, Sr. V.P. & Chief, Ottawa Tourism, Canada. 
Nominated by: Ms. Alic Au, Business Events Toronto-Tourism Toronto, Canada.
Seconded by: Ms. Claire Smith, Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada.
 
For the Geographical Representative for North America, as the candidates do not outnumber the position, no election will be held.
 
 
If you have any questions regarding the election procedures, please contact Patricia Soen at ICCA Head Office pat.s@iccaworld.org.
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