ICCA Congress 2015
 
Reed Travel Exhibitions was again our Strategic Partner for 2015’s education programme. Their support has helped us create what we’re sure will be ICCA’s strongest and most innovative programme ever.


31/10/2015
10:00 - 17:00Registration
Pavilion 9, La Rural
11:50Transfers from Official hotels to La Rural
Pick up from official hotels
13:00 - 17:00Optional City Tour
Pick up from La Rural

01/11/2015
07:50Transfers from Official hotels to La Rural
Pick up from official hotels
08:00 - 18:00Registration
Pavilion 9, La Rural
09:00 - 09:30First Time Attendees Welcome Coffee
Yellow pavilion, La Rural
09:30 - 12:00First Time Attendees Introduction Programme
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
10:30 - 11:00Networking Break
Yellow pavilion, La Rural
10:50Transfers from Official hotels to La Rural
Pick up from official hotels
11:00 - 12:00Australian Committee Meeting (Closed Meeting)
Ceibo B, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
12:00 - 13:30Welcome Lunch
Pavilion 8, La Rural
13:30 - 14:30Destination Marketing sector meeting
Room D - La Boca, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Meetings Management Sector Meeting
Room B - Recoleta, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Transport sector meeting
Ceibo B, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
13:30 - 14:30Meetings Support Sector Meeting
Room E - Palermo, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Venues sector meeting
Room C - Puerto Madero, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
14:30 - 15:00Networking Break
Yellow pavilion, La Rural
15:00 - 16:00African chapter meeting
Room F - Retiro, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
North American chapter meeting
Room D - La Boca, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Scandinavian chapter meeting
Room E - Palermo, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
15:00 - 16:00Mediterranean chapter meeting
Ceibo A, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
Latin American chapter meeting
Terrace El Central, Pavilion 11, La Rural
Iberian chapter meeting
Ceibo C, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
Middle East chapter meeting
Ceibo B, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
15:00 - 16:00France Benelux chapter meeting
Restaurant Central Salon, Pavilion 11, La Rural
Asia Pacific chapter meeting
Room B - Recoleta, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Central European chapter meeting
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
UK / Ireland chapter meeting
Room C - Puerto Madero, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
16:00 - 16:15Networking Break
Yellow pavilion, La Rural
16:15 - 17:30ICCA General Assembly
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
17:30Transfer to La Colon from La Rural
Pick up from La Rural
18:25 - 19:20Opera Performance La Colon
Colon Theatre
19:30Welcome Reception
Gran Salón, Panamericano Hotel
21:00Transfer to The Sheraton Hotel from the Panamericano Hotel
Panamericano Hotel

02/11/2015
08:30 - 17:30Registration
Pavilion 9, La Rural
08:00 - 08:30Transfers from official hotels to Centro Cultural Kirchner
Pick up from official hotels
08:30 - 09:45Opening Ceremony
Centro Cultural Kirchner
09:45 - 10:30Transfer to La Rural from Centro Cultural Kirchner
Centro Cultural Kirchner
10:30 - 11:30Monday Morning Wake up Call
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
11:30 - 11:45Networking Break
Yellow pavilion, La Rural
11:45 - 13:00Models of City Competitiveness - Exploit your global rankings
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
The ABC of Ambassador Programmes
Room B - Recoleta, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
PCO Hot Topics: How to transform a single event into a cost-saving and/or profitable re-usable product - Designed in partnership with IAPCO
Room C - Puerto Madero, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Venues policies and business practices: The ICCA Venues Survey 2015 (This WAS the explosive growth of the internet of things and what this means for the meetings industry)
Room F - Retiro, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
11:45 - 13:00The Fast Show - whats new?
Room E - Palermo, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Big Data to Smart Data?
Room D - La Boca, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
ICCA Data Workshop - An Introduction
Nogal, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
13:00 - 14:15Lunch
Pavilion 8, La Rural
14:15 - 15:45Entrepreneurial thinking and practices to enhance your marketing, sales and performance
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
It's not all about the sport
Room D - La Boca, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
How can ICCA and ICCA members help associations develop in emerging regions?
Room E - Palermo, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
14:15 - 15:45CEO Deep Dive - Essential leadership skills
Room B - Recoleta, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Fundamentals of Bidding
Room C - Puerto Madero, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Reverse Hybrid - Star speaker corner
Room F - Retiro, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
15:45 - 16:15Networking Break
Yellow pavilion, La Rural
16:15 - 17:45Strategic content orchestration
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
Growth & Opportunities in the Latin American meeting market
Room E - Palermo, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
New ways to create international association meetings
Room D - La Boca, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
16:15 - 17:45CEO Deep Dive continued...
Ceibo A/B or C, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
Fundamentals of Bidding continued...
Room C - Puerto Madero, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Reverse Hybrid continued...
Room F - Retiro, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
18:00Transfers from La Rural to official hotels
La Rural
18:00 - 19:00Development Counsellors International (Closed Meeting)
Ceibo C, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
Introduction to CMP
Room E - Palermo, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
18:00 - 19:00Business Exchange Session
Room C - Puerto Madero, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
19:00Transfers from La Rural to official hotels
La Rural
19:20Transfers from official hotels to Argentinian CAT Night
Pick up from official hotels
20:00Argentinian CAT night
Sheraton Hotel
22:00 - 23:59Transfers from Argentinian CAT night to official hotels
Sheraton Hotel

03/11/2015
08:15Transfers from Official hotels to La Rural
Pick up from official hotels
08:30 - 17:30Registration
Pavilion 9, La Rural
09:00 - 10:15ICCA Best Marketing Award
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
10:15 - 10:45Networking Break
Yellow pavilion, La Rural
10:45 - 12:00Presidents Choice 2015: Why empowerment and equality for women is a critical international meetings industry issue
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
Change management for small companies
Room B - Recoleta, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
How to re-invent your venue - refurbishment; expansion; rebranding; tech-upgrades; demolish or replace
Room C - Puerto Madero, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Advanced Ambassador Programme knowledge exchange - Pre-registration
Room D - La Boca, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
10:45 - 12:00How to intelligently add Airlines to your bids, offers, and marketing strategies
Room E - Palermo, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Sustainability & CSR on trial: Is this really a way to win more business, or only generally good for the planet?
Room F - Retiro, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
ICCA Data Workshop: An Introduction
Nogal, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
12:00 - 13:30Lunch
Pavilion 8, La Rural
13:30 - 15:00Visual Storytelling: How to transform your presentation into an engaging story
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
PR Excellence - Learning from the best
Room E - Palermo, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Staff-centric marketing success stories
Room F - Retiro, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
13:30 - 15:00Using neuroscience to design unforgettable guest experiences
Room B - Recoleta, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Healthcare Meetings - Critical topics, trends and challenges
Room C - Puerto Madero, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Meetings Industry Advocacy Issues - What should we shout about, and how can we get the right people to listen?
Room D - La Boca, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
15:00 - 15:30Networking Break
Yellow pavilion, La Rural
15:15 - 17:45Outside The Box: Piazzolla Tango - Pre-registration (40 max capacity)
Sarmiento Ave. 2704, La Rural
Outside The Box: Boca Juniors Football Stadium - Pre-registration (40 max capacity)
Sarmiento Ave. 2704, La Rural
Outside The Box: Visit to the New Buenos Aires Convention Centre - Pre-registration (50 max capacity)
Sarmiento Ave. 2704, La Rural
15:30 - 17:00So long big idea! Branding and marketing just isn't what it used to be
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
Getting away from it all - turning relative isolation into competitive advantage
Room E - Palermo, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Use creative thinking hands-on!
Room F - Retiro, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
15:30 - 17:00Using neuroscience to design unforgettable guest experiences continued...
Room B - Recoleta, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Healthcare Meetings - critical topics, trends and challenges continued...
Room C - Puerto Madero, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Meetings Industry Advocacy Issues - What should we shout about, and how can we get the right people to listen? continued...
Room D - La Boca, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
17:15 - 18:15EU Next Cities Meeting (Closed Meeting)
Ceibo A, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
World PCO Alliance Meeting (Closed Meeting)
Ceibo B, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
Japanese ICCA member meeting (closed meeting)
Ceibo C, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
Global science & Convention alliance meeting (Closed Meeting)
Room E - Palermo, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
17:15 - 18:15Business Exchange Session
Room C - Puerto Madero, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
18:30Transfers from La Rural to official hotels
La Rural
19:15Transfer to Tango Night from the Sheraton
Sheraton Hotel
19:30Buenos Aires Tango Night
Tango Porteno
22:00 - 23:59Transfers from Tango night to The Sheraton hotel
Tango Porteno

04/11/2015
07:30 - 08:25CMP Breakfast (closed meeting)
Panamericano Hotel
08:15Transfers from Official hotels to La Rural
Pick up from official hotels
08:30 - 14:30Registration
Pavilion 9, La Rural
09:00 - 10:00The Copenhagen Denmark Lecture
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
10:30 - 11:45The Big Debate - are we draining the swamp or wrestling with alligatiors?
Room B - Recoleta, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
Getting more out of ICCA - why you're (almost certainly) missing out, and what you can do about it! - Pre-registered
Room F - Retiro, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
PCO Hot Topics - Boosting delegate numbers in the New Digital Age - Created in collaboration with IAPCO
Room D - La Boca, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
The explosive growth of the internet of things and what this means for the meetings industry (This WAS the venues policies and business practices session - now scheduled for monday morning)
Room E - Palermo, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
10:30 - 11:45International association strategic challenges and solutions
Room C - Puerto Madero, Yellow Pavilion, La Rural
ICCA Tools Training: How to use Big Data, the Statistics Tool and the PR Kit
Nogal, White Pavilion, 1st Floor, La Rural
11:45 - 12:00Networking Break
Yellow pavilion, La Rural
12:00 - 13:00Closing Session
Room A - San Telmo, Red Pavilion, La Rural
13:00 - 14:30Next Destination Lunch
Pavilion 8, La Rural
14:30 - 18:30Optional City Tour
Pick up from La Rural