EIBTM Association Programme

Friday 19, November 2010


EIBTM Association Programme


Over 250 international Association executives will attend this year’s EIBTM (30 November – 2 December), joining over 3,300 suppliers from the global meetings and events industry.


The Association Programme at EIBTM ( is now in its ninth year, and has evolved to meet the needs of the busy Association meeting planner.


This year’s professional education programme will address the key issues encountered by Association planners to ensure maximum return on investment. 


On Tuesday 30 November (13.00 – 18.00), the Association Programme begins with a welcome lunch and a keynote session for Hosted Buyers, in association with ASAE, PCMA, Congrex, and the Personal Connections Networking Event, in conjunction with ICCA.


The Great Association Debate held on Wednesday 1 December (9.30 – 11.30) will be facilitated by Dr. Layth Bunni, Congrex Group CEO. It allows an open forum for all attendees to discuss the key issues and challenges faced in today’s market. The networking element allows time to talk face to face with their peers, bringing together Association planners from across the globe.


EIBTM’s partnership with Congrex over the past two years has enabled EIBTM to enhance the quality and content of the Association Programme, by drawing on its expertise in the field.


This year, Congrex has invited Matthieu Berkx, an Indirect Tax Specialist with accountancy firm Deloitte based in Amsterdam, together with Caroline Mackenzie, Regional Business Development Director for the UK and Benelux region for Congrex, to host a session entitled The VAT Trap – what should you do to get it right? A further seminar entitled Getting a Fair Deal? with Congrex’s Lena Fletcher and EAACI’s Susanne Rothschild will give insights from both the PCO and Association perspective.


Congrex has also recently launched the new Event App, which will enable delegates to capture the full information of the Association Programme at EIBTM and use it as a networking tool.


Exhibition Director Graeme Barnett, said: “Every year, we ensure that the dedicated Association Programme sessions include relevant topics, created as a result of listening to Association Hosted Buyers. Networking is also key to the programme, and illustrates that the attendees remain buoyant for our event this year.”


Attending EIBTM and the Association Programme enables the Association meeting planner to keep up to date on the trends within the association market. The Association Programme is available to Hosted Buyers only. For further information about becoming a Hosted Buyer or for visiting information, please visit Alternatively, you can contact the EIBTM Hosted Buyer team directly on +44 (0) 20 8271 2127 or at



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