ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter: Launch of millenni...
ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter

Launch of millennials competition

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The UK and Ireland Chapter of ICCA welcomed more than 100 people to its annual debate, which took place in Belfast hosted by VisitBelfast and BelfastWaterfront.  The event was double the size of previous gatherings as delegates gathered to discuss ongoing changes in the international association market.   Titled, “The business environment is changing – are you?”, speakers included a welcome by Diane Waldron, Acting Chair of ICCA UK&I Chapter; Laurie Scott, Director of Business Development, VisitBelfast; and Oonagh O’Reilly, Belfast Waterfront. The debate also included the launch of a competition to engage more closely with the industry’s millennials, who will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025.  The competition has been launched in partnership with Emirates airlines who are offering return flights to the 2018 ICCA Congress in Dubai, registration for which will be provided by the UK & Ireland Chapter.   To win the prize, millennials working for UK & Ireland based ICCA members, who have not previously attended the ICCA Congress, need to submit a 500-word letter to their future self on what they think they will achieve in the next year based on their attendance at the congress.  The letter should be accompanied by a link to an online two-minute video presentation.