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  • The New Face of Meetings

    This presentation was part of our IAPCO Edge Seminar in Whistler 2016. Take advantage of this complimentary education and Learn more about the new face of meetings and new trends in the event world.

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    The New Face of Meetings

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    Claire Smith
    Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Vancovuer Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada

    Bringing over 20 years of experience, Claire Smith, CMP was appointed Vice-President, Sales and Marketing in June 2008. Claire is responsible for strategic business development, leading and directing the Vancouver Convention Centre sales department, as well as positioning the facility in the global marketplace. As the convention centre’s former Director of Sales & Client Services from 1997 to 2005, Claire played an integral role, managing sales, marketing and event services. For the last three years, Claire has been the principal of her own consulting firm where she provided business development strategies for convention venues, bureaus, associations and event management companies. She has worked with convention centres around the world and until her appointment at the Vancouver Convention Centre, worked with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the industry’s largest association with 24,000 meeting professionals worldwide, as their VP, Marketplace Performance. Claire is a recognised expert in her field and has been a featured speaker and session facilitator at ASAE, MPI and PCMA. She was Meeting Professionals International (MPI) British Columbia Chapter President in 1996/97 and has actively participated on various International committees and Advisory Boards.

    Mathias Posch
    President, International Conference Services (ICS), Vancouver, Canada

    Mathias is President and Partner of International Conference Services (ICS), which has its headquarters in Vancouver and branch offices in Toronto, Denver and Vienna. Today ICS manages conferences in 25 countries across six continents. Mathias is an IAPCO Vice President, leads the IAPCO Ambassador Programme and represents the organisation on the Convention Industry Council. Mathias is a Faculty Member of IAPCO’s Wolfsberg Annual Seminar and the Meetings MasterClass. He has presented at many Regional Seminars and spoken at numerous international and national conferences.


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