The preliminary programme for ICCA Scandinavian Chapter Meeeting 2017 is now published. The final programme will be finalised early 2017.
Wednesday 22 March
16.00 Welcome desk opens at the official hotel
17.00-19.00 Business Leads Exchange at the official hotel. Meeting room: Galleria.
19.30-21.30 Espoo city reception at Espoo Cultural Centre
Business Exchange: share information on meetings with others
ICCA's success over five decades has been built on the principle of members exchanging commercial information with one another about recently hosted events. This is the foundation of ICCA's Association Database and the Business Exchange.
Once you have indicated in your registration for the ICCA Scandinavian Chapter Meeting that you would like to participate in the BE you will receive instructions on how to participate and a link to a lead proposal form where you can submit data on one event you have recently been involved with, and to be willing to share your inside knowledge about this event with other delegates during the Business Exchange session.
The criteria for the lead is as follow:
Attendance: It must attract at least 100 participants
Frequency: Annual and Biennial Meetings only
Rotation: Nordic Meetings only
Thursday 23 March
07.15 Running with "el presidente", leave from the official hotel - please register your interest to Miikka by 22nd March
08.30 Walk from the hotel to Otaniemi
Venue: Technopolis Innopoli 1, Meeting room Leonardo
09.00-10.00 Annual ICCA Scandinavian Chapter Meeting
- Presidental message, Miikka Valo, ICCA Scandinavian Chapter President 2017
- ICCA Info, David Bodor, ICCA’s new European Regional Director
10.00-10.30 Welcome to Espoo Innovation Garden
10.30-11.00 Business Events in Finland & FINPRO "Meetings as part of foreign trade"
11.30 - 12.30 LUNCH
12.30-15.00 Best practices and iniatives from members
- Highlights in HEL, Ines Antti-Poika, Convention Director at Helsinki Convention & Events Bureau
- Association Expert Seminar TBC
- Client/Supplier Workshop TBC
- Greening Events (GDS Innovation Award) TBC
15.00-15.30 NETWORKING / COFFEE BREAK
15.30-16.30 POWERED BY HEL Keynote: The importance of Scandinavian Business thinking, Timo Kiuru, Creative Director, The Unthinkable
16.30 Closing of the first day
16.45-> Fringe Meetings or Free Time. In case you have a meeting, inform Miikka.
18.45 Walk from the hotel to EMMA
19.00 - 23.00 100 Years of Finnish Madness Dinner at EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art)
Friday 24 March
Venue: The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, Haltia Hall
08.30-09.00 Bus transfer to Haltia from the official hotel (pre-registration required)
09.00-09.30 Welcome to Haltia by CEO Tom Selänniemi
09.30-10.30 Future Meeting Space research, Matthias Schultze, Director of German Convention Bureau
11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK AND MOVING TO SECTOR MEETING ROOMS
11.30-13.00 Sector Meetings
(Each sector has a leader who prepares a pre-scheduled agenda for the meeting)
- Destinations - Chairperson: Mervi Toivonen, Finland Convention Bureau
- Venues & Hotels - Chairperson: Minna Sauramaa, Finlandia-Hall
- PCO´s & Transportation - Chairperson: Riikka Louhivuori, Confedent International
13.00-13.30 Wrap up of sector meetings, next destination presentation & closing of the Annual Chapter Meeting
14.30 Bus transfers leave from Haltia to Helsinki Airport and official hotel