IMEX-MPI-MCI FUTURE LEADERS FORUM (FLF)

Feb 22, 2019

El FLF es un evento especial durante el congreso anual de COCAL, dirigido a un grupo selecto de estudiantes de diferentes universidades en América Latina, evento clave para el desarrollo profesional en la industria de reuniones y eventos, en la preparación de las generaciones de relevo.

El Foro de Futuros Líderes IMEX-MPI-MCI se ha desarrollado para alentar a los estudiantes prometedores a comenzar una carrera exitosa en las reuniones y la industria de eventos.

El Foro se centra en temas recientes de la industria, el desarrollo de habilidades, la inspiración profesional y la creación de conexiones con profesionales de la industria.

La iniciativa conjunta de IMEX, MPI y MCI ha tenido lugar a nivel mundial desde 2003.

Las palabras de bienvenida en esta nueva edición, en el marco de COCAL 2019, estarán a cargo deHeather Gough, Directora de Ventas de IMEX Group, junto a Pablo Weil, Presidente de COCAL y de IT&C, quien también tendrá a su cargo el Laboratorio “Diseño de Eventos”.

La agenda completa en el anexo.

 

DÍA 1 – PRE-CONGRESO: martes 12 de marzo
09:00 a 17:30

Universidad del Istmo – Ciudad de Panamá 

 

IMEX es un Aliado relevante de COCAL, y su apoyo al evento anual de la Federación ha sido constante por varios años y de enorme valor en la formación de nuevas generaciones.

Gracias IMEX por un nuevo año de apoyo educativo

The Key Event for Career Development in the Meetings and Events Industry

The Future Leaders Forum has been developed to encourage YOU to start a successful career in the meetings and events industry. The joint initiative by IMEX, MPI and MCI has taken place globally since 2003.

Gain a deeper understanding of the meetings industry and take the next step in your career:
Connect and network – Be Inspired – Get Industry Insights – Showcase your creativity

PROGRAMME OF THE FORUM
12 March 2019 – 08:30 – 17:30

08:30 – 09:00
REGISTRATION AND ARRIVAL

09:00 – 09:30
WELCOME TO THE IMEX-MPI-MCI FUTURE LEADERS FORUM 2018

Heather Gough, Director of Sales, IMEX Group
Pablo Weil, President COCAL and President, IT&C

Get to know the background of the Future Leaders Forum and how you can make the most of it for your own career development. Learn about the involved industry organisations and get to know the other participants of the forum.

9.30 – 10.00
OVERIVEW OF THE MEETINGS INDUSTRY WITH SPECIFIC RELEVANCE TO THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET

Alisson Batres. Organization


10.00 – 11.30
EVENT DESIGN LAB

Pablo M. Weil, Presidente, Cocal

Get an expert insight to the everyday challenges and joys of working in this industry. What do you need to remain creative? After an introduction with many inspiring examples, you will get the chance to try out yourself what it is like to be a #eventprof in the creative challenge. Showcase, share and discuss your ideas.


11:30 – 12.00
NETWORKING BREAK WITH OTHER STUDENTS


12.00 – 13.00
THE CREATIVE CHALLENGE: PITCH YOUR IDEA – introduction

Get an expert insight to the everyday challenges and joys of working in this industry. After an introduction with many inspiring examples, you will get the chance to try out yourself what it is like to be a #eventprof in the creative challenge.

 

THE CREATIVE CHALLENGE: PITCH YOUR IDEA – group work

Collaboration is key for a successful career. Work with your group members on a fictitious project inspired by a real-life case of the meetings and events industry. Showcase your ideas and demonstrate leadership qualities. All details of the creative challenge will be revealed at the forum.


13:00 – 13.45
LUNCH BREAK


13.45 – 14.15
THE CREATIVE CHALLENGE: PITCH YOUR IDEA – presentations

Each group will present their pitch to a panel of experienced industry experts.
The winning team will be announced at the end of the day.


14.15 – 14.45
HOW TO NETWORK AND GET THE BEST FROM EVENTS AND HOW TO BE NOTICED!

Santiago Gonzalez | Regional Director (Latin America and Caribbean)

International Congress and Convention Association

Networking at events can be a very daunting prospect for many people.  How do you approach people?

what can you use as conversation starters?  Santiago can help with a few tips on how to do this.


14.45 -15:00
NETWORKING BREAK WITH OTHER STUDENTS

 

15.00 – 15.45
THE ECONOMY IN THE MEETINGS INDUSTRY, PERPECTIVES FOR PANAMA, CASE STUDY (BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES TOWARDS THE MICE AREA)


15:45 – 17:15
ROUNDTABLE SESSION: MEET THE EXPERTS

Get first-hand industry insights, hear personal stories and ask all your burning questions to a group of selected industry experts. During 3 discussion rounds of 20 minutes each, you will get to meet, connect and chat with these industry experts in smaller groups in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.


MEET THE EXPERTS:

  1. HEAD OF THE CONVENTION CENTER
  2. Meeting Planner (corporate, association or agency)
  3. DMC
  4. PCO
  5. Research (maybe someone from the university?)
  6. SALES MANAGER: Hotel
  7. Nancy DeBrosse, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, Sales and Strategic Account Management, Experient


17:15 – 17:30
ROUND-UP

We will go through tips of how to follow up with contacts and how to continue with your career development – online and offline. Hand-out of Certificates of Participation and announcement of the winners of Creative Challenge.


17:30
CLOSE OF THE IMEX-MPI-MCI FUTURE LEADERS FORUM

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