The Association of International Convention Centers (AIPC) in July launched a new programme to boost talent development in the global events industry.
The Future Shapers programme will allow venue managers to develop their highest performers, accelerate their leadership skills and provide them with a platform to influence and improve the industry during the AIPC Annual Conference.
According to AIPC president, Greg O’Dell, the pandemic has intensified the industry's need to retain and develop talent.
“Through education, a community of peers and mentors, and a platform to perform, the AIPC Future Shapers programme will support the next generation of leaders to shape our industry.
"The programme’s launch supports the industry’s focus on talent retention and moving skill sets as we navigate a rapidly changing business environment.”
Global venue managers were encouraged to nominate candidates for the 12-month programme, which features monthly lectures, one-on-one mentoring, an international community of peers and a global platform from which to pitch projects that have the possibility of shaping the industry’s future.
The first batch of Future Shapers will be announced in September.