Welcome to the ICCA 2021 Congress
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- Live Keynote (2) (2)
- Scheduled VOD (5) (5)
- Live (1) (1)
- Live Networking (2) (2)
- Social Event (3) (3)
- Live Regional Panel (1) (1)
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession TitleSession Time08:10 - 08:25
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession TitleSession Time08:30 - 09:30
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession TitleSession Time09:30 - 10:30Session DescriptionThere's no turning back to our old ways or denying the gravity of the climate crisis. We must unite and act now to build a more sustainable world. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, France, joins us to explain how business tourism can become a major driver in reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Recognised among the Top 20 World’s most Influential people in Climate policy, Mayor Hidalgo will guide us through the steps and strategies that are not only achievable, but essential for our industry.
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession TitleSession Time10:30 - 11:00Session DescriptionTake a break and have a chat with your fellow congress delegates.
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession Time11:00 - 12:00Session DescriptionGlobal crises have always act as a catalyst for global change. Carrie Freeman Parsons, will look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed organizational culture within global organizations. She will look at how the pandemic has changed our views on organizational culture, what we have learnt and which aspects might be kept in the long-term. FInally, this session will look at what the future of organizational culture might look like in the coming years.
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession TitleSession Time12:00 - 12:30Session DescriptionAbout the GDS-Movement Awards 2021 Leadership, Most Improved, and Innovation awards ceremony information New Leaders, Innovators, and Changemakers in Regenerative Tourism and Meetings 75 destinations, 3 awards, 1 Movement- We all win Every year, the Global Destination Sustainability Movement celebrates evolution and achievement in the meetings and tourism industry at the annual ICCA Congress. We announce the results of the GDS-Index, which measures and benchmarks destination sustainability. We also announce the GDS-Movement’s Leadership, Most Improved, and Innovation Awards. The GDS-Index results inform the first two awards, while the latter is chosen by an independent panel of experienced event professionals and sustainability leaders. The Innovation award showcases remarkable, scalable, and globally applicable solutions driving a destination’s regenerative management. In 2021, Chief GDS-Changemaker, Guy Bigwood, presents these in person at the European hub in Paris. ICCA’s president and executive director, James Rees, also gives a refreshing perspective, and the winners are welcomed on stage/screen. All eyes are on the 75 destinations, 18 capitals, 27 countries that stepped up to be counted in 2021’s climate of positive change. Read more https://www.gds.earth/awards Register to attend https://icca2021.com/registration
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession TitleSession Time12:30 - 13:30
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession TitleSession Time13:30 - 14:30Session DescriptionTo create a more equal, equitable, and accessible world we must look within. Hear from a 17-year-old Chilean activist who is connecting girls and young women to support social impact causes. Discover what we as an industry and individuals can do to make a positive impact.
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession Time14:30 - 15:30
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession Time15:30 - 16:30Session DescriptionAs the world slowly starts to open up again to the idea of international events and travel, the light at the end of the tunnel is becoming brighter by the day. the need for close collaboration between global institutions and national governments is key to laying out a roadmap for a safe and planned re-opening. Three top representatives from three world-renowned global institutions will be interviewed to get their personal insights and perspectives into the future of business travel and tourism in this session commissioned by the ICCA President.
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession Time16:30 - 17:30Session DescriptionWe often talk about how technology transforms our daily lives and work processes, but have you thought about the effect technology is having on human interactions and connections? What effect might this be having on our intelligence levels? In this session our expert will explore the possible effects of new and future technologies through an anthropological lens.
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession TitleSession Time16:30 - 17:30Session DescriptionThe long-lasting positive impact of events and the legacy they leave behind them is important socially, economically and environmentally for the host destination. In this session, three different European representatives will share their views and experiences on how legacy is a vital component in the organization, planning and execution of global events.
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession TitleSession Time17:30 - 18:00
Date10/26/2021RoomParisSession TitleSession Time19:30 - 22:00