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GIAF Day 1 16 September 2021

08.00-08.55

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09.00-09.15

Welcome to GIAF Day 1

with Kai Troll, Spokesperson of GIAF and President of ASSOCIATIONWORLD

Geneva official tbc

09.15-09.45

Keynote Speech

Innovation and Technology Transfer - CERN's contribution to society and what associations can learn from it!

Frederick Bordry, Honorary Member of CERN - Former Director for Accelerators and Technology

09.45-10.30

The future of Association Buyers and Suppliers - Alone we can do little, together we can do much!

Panel Discussion with Associations and Partners

We will be discussing questions around the engagement between association buyers and suppliers. How we will go about it in post-pandemic times? What remains of the old processes and what changes? What involvement and support do we as associations expect from convention bureaus? 

Let’s discuss amongst ourselves and share our opinions with our GIAF partners

10.30-11.00

Break

Time to catch up with old and new association peers and friends

11.00-12.15

Workshop

Session 1:
Moving from Governance to Good Governance I Leadership

Dr. Cary Adams, CEO of Union of International Cancer Control UICC

Michael Keller, CEO of International Seed Federation 

Judith Stenmark, Director General, Global Self-Care Federation

Filipe Machado, Association Coordinator, Dentons Global Advisors Interel

Session overview: 

With this workshop, we bring the topic of Good Governance within associations higher on the agenda. It is of crucial importance for the association sector to drive towards better Governance, which often enables growth. Good Governance in associations is a prerequisite for organisational legitimacy, autonomy and, ultimately, survival.

Efforts are being made to try and raise governance standards in the association sector, specifically around the principles of democracy, transparency, accountability in decision-making and inclusiveness in the representation of interested stakeholders.

This session is the official project start of a one-year-long dialogue launching a global initiative, together with a number of project partners, to support and help improve governance efforts for international and European associations and non-profits.

Together with international key partners, the goal of the initiative is to design a white paper that will become the standard and international guideline for Good Governance in Associations. Its commitment to international and European associations and non-profits is to implement Good Governance as part of the European / International Association Week (EIAW), a new annual one-week campaign that will be launched by ASSOCIATIONWORLD and its key partners in May 2022.

Come and join the conversation!

12.15-13.30

Lunch

13.30-15.00

Workshop

Session 2:
Event Design and Monetization of Virtual & Hybrid Events

Facilitator and two association representatives sharing best practices, Q&A, followed by small group workshops. 

Session overview: 

We all have pivoted our association events over the last 18 months and we keep learning. It is clear that we are not going back to ,normal’ and to how we used to organize and operate events.

But what is the future of our association events going to be? 

What, why and how we deliver our association events is more relevant than before.  

Let’s learn from each other what other associations are doing and planning. Let’s share, discuss and find solutions together.

PART 1 - Questions to be discussed (for example):

  • How are other association managing change in uncertain times? What are our events strategies going to be?
  • Are hybrid event really becoming the standard? Or what are the consideration for going hybrid vs. virtual vs. physical?
  • What about event legacies and sustainable events? Are we thinking as much about event legacy and sustainable events as before the pandemic? Or are we too busy trying to get the basic together?
  • How to we engaging and interacting with convention bureaus and suppliers?
  • How do we go about RFP's?
  • What is the perspective about future association exhibitions?

PART 2 - Monetization of virtual and hybrid events

Even without the high cost of hiring spaces or arranging catering, hosting a virtual conference can be an expensive endeavour if you take into consideration the lost revenue on delegate fees, exhibition space venue and sponsorship associated with a live event. But there is no need to accept this lost revenue as a given, as there are many ways you can monetize your online conference to either recoup some of the losses, or even turn a profit.

If you are looking to make the most of your future events and want to know how to monetize your virtual and hybrid conferences, then come and join this workshop.

15.00-15.30

Break

Time to catch up with old and new association peers and friends

15.30-16.30

Virtual Events and Compliance

Keynote & Panel discussion

15.45-16.05 - Keynote on compliance regulations for virtual / hybrid events with Christian-Claus Roth, Co-President, International Pharmaceutical Congress Advisory Association, IPCAA 

16.05-16.30 - Plenary discussion on the topic with association representatives

16.30-17.00

Association Expression Session

Establishing cross-collaboration among participating associations

17.00-17.30

Wrap up and close of the day

by Moderator and association delegates

Delegates / associations sharing their experience of the day

17.30-19.00

Networking Apero - InterContinental pool site

19.00

End of day

We are looking forward to seeing you back tomorrow morning.

GIAF - Day 2 17 September 2021

08.00-08.55

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09.00-09.05

Welcome to GIAF Day 2

with Kai Troll, Spokesperson of GIAF and President of ASSOCIATIONWORLD

09.15-10.30

Resilience & Well-Being 

Clear Your Head to Get Ahead (the antidote to stress in the … workplace / home office / golf course) - Part 1

with Martin Daubrey, Co-Founder, Inspire Coaching 

Session overview: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Io9eKDsR8&t=7s

Delegates will learn the key benefits and importance emotions have in our everyday decision making and how the best leaders use emotional intelligence skills to get the best from their teams, and in their decision making. From here we explore how to get into the best state possible in order to be at our best, a state where we can also manage the external stressors in our life and work, and start to build our own resilience. In a way we find the muscle that needs to be exercised.

We explore the topic of coherence, what it means to be coherent and why that matters in business. I will introduce three steps to becoming coherent which we will practice, and a recommended routine for future use.

10.30-11.00

Break

Time to catch up with old and new association peers and friends

11.00-12.30

Workshops

Session 3:
Membership & Communities I Education - Training Systems

Sailing the Seas of Disruptions - The Changing Engagement Models of Associations

With Anne Meysmans, Manager Digital Communications, PlasticsEurope 

Kristine Dewaele, Project Manager, The Association of Diisocyanates & Polyols Producers, ISOPA

Sebastien Braun, CEO, idloom

Mathijs VleemingOnline Community Evangelist, Open Social

Session overview:

Associations went through a digital transformation on steroids. What are current challenges in these times of disruption and what does the long-term future look like? One thing is certain: Continuous connections are the new normal. How are other organisations utilizing this continuous connection to build communities and change their engagement- and education model?

12.30-13.30

Lunch

13.30-15.00h

Workshops

Session 4:
Advocacy / Campaigning / Communications


Yoanna Nedelcheva, Head of Policy and Public Health Department, EASL

Borjana Pervan, Director of Communications, World Heart Federation

Session overview: 

Systemic change requires going beyond great programs and requires influencing public investments, business incentives, regulation and public opinion. Even identifying the barriers to progress can be a challenge. Yet strategies backed by evidence, public opinion and smart political analysis can lead to dramatic changes for society.

An interactive workshop combining mini-presentations that present the key elements of successful advocacy and campaigning approaches illustrated with case-studies.

Applied group work to test the tools we learn to real world problems , and a panel discussion with a group of association experts to answer questions and share their tips and tools.

15.00-15.30

Break

Time to catch up with old and new association peers and friends

15.30-16.15

Resilience & Well-Being

Clear Your Head to Get Ahead (the antidote to stress in the … workplace / home office / golf course) - Part 2

with Martin Daubrey, Co-Founder, Inspire Coaching 

Delegates will learn the key benefits and importance emotions have in our everyday decision making and how the best leaders use emotional intelligence skills to get the best from their teams, and in their decision making. From here we explore how to get into the best state possible in order to be at our best, a state where we can also manage the external stressors in our life and work, and start to build our own resilience. In a way we find the muscle that needs to be exercised.

We explore the topic of coherence, what it means to be coherent and why that matters in business. I will introduce three steps to becoming coherent which we will practice, and a recommended routine for future use.

16.15-16.45

GIAF Outcome session and how to move forward as a community

16.45-17.15

Inspirational Keynote Speaker

with Vincent Subilia, Director General, Geneva Chamber of Commerce

17.15-17.30

Official closing

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