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Welcome to the 4th ICCA Scandinavia Association Expert Forum in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands 13.-14. September 2021!

 

 

Dear associations,

During the past year, we have all endured a horrendous pandemic. Nature has painfully shown us the fragility of the human race and our personal health. The forces of nature have wiped out what used to be our business existence. The ability to meet, greet, share, inspire, learn and rejoice.

Our Nordic heritage has provided us with an utter respect for nature. The meetings and association industrys’ strength and resilience during these challenging times has been admirable. In the past year we have been on an unknown journey where we have met virtually; we have innovated; and we have continued to share knowledge despite the challenges.

In September we will meet again in the Faroe Islands where the forces of mother nature rule. After over a year of meeting virtually, we will remind ourselves why we have meetings, where people actually, physically meet. We will go back to the core of the meeting – how do we design a meeting that serves the association’s purpose, and also satisfies the delegates greater than ever need to socialise and network.

Quoting Diana Frederiksen, member of the ICCA Future Leaders Council: “It may seem simple and trivial, but in order to innovate, we believe that we need to explore different types of meeting formats. That change of environment, that change of routine, or even change in expectation can be just the thing that sparks creativity.”

Most importantly, the ICCA AEF 2021 will be an opportunity to share our challenges and learning from the past year and a half with peers from the meeting industry, and discuss how we can go forward post Corona.

 

So why do we meet at the ICCA Association Expert Forum?

Past congress delegates believe that it is crucial that convention bureaus (CVBs), professional conference organisers (PCOs) and associations work together for future opportunities, and we experience a request for occasions to meet and discuss common challenges.

Associations and their local hosts bring knowledge, content and delegates to their respective meetings, whilst CVBs, conference centres and local PCOs have great knowledge of what their destination has to offer and designing and organising the meeting. By working together, we believe we can create better meetings.

 

“It was very valuable for me to visit the Association Expert Forum in Gothenburg in 2020 and to have the opportunity to bond with the Convention Bureaus in the different cities in the Nordic countries. It gave me a lot of new ideas and it was enjoyable to experience the emphasis on sustainability”

Ólafur Hjálmarsson, President of Nordic Acoustic Association (NAA)

 

We can’t wait to meet with you all in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands on 13.-14. September 2021. We’re convinced you’ll leave the meeting with new friends, knowledge and inspiration for your future events.

 

Yours sincerely,

The ICCA Scandinavian Association Expert Forum working group

Kristina Sandberg Joensen (Visit Faroe Islands), Kirsten Rudbeck (Destination Fyn), Anna Lindström (Destination Uppsala), Pia Helminen (Visit Tampere), Hildur Björg Bæringsdóttir (Meet in Reykjavik), Britt Angell-Hansen (Visit Bergen)

Welcome to the 4th ICCA Scandinavia Association Expert Forum in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands 13.-14. September 2021!

 

 

Dear associations,

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Contact Information

Local Host

Visit Faroe Islands & Visit Tórshavn
Kristina Sandberg Joensen
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +298 263017

Conference Organiser

GreenGate Incoming
Edward I. Leo
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +298 550522

Register for ICCA AEF 2021