Venues for social impact: A transforming role delivered by the Events Industry Council

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23 June 2020 - 11:00am EST / 4:00pm BST


Convention centres and venues are servingcommunities around the world in new ways during COVID-19. From acting astemporary hospitals, to actively participating in community crisis planning, tolearning and responding to evolving needs, venues are providing social impactservices that far exceed their normal operations



Learning outcomes:

  • Be inspired by global case studies
  • Learn about the concepts of social impact and “pregnant” or “latent” legacies and how to design your events and services to support these
  • Learn how to position your venue or event to be a better partner for your clients and stakeholders



  • Geneviève Leclerc, CMP, Co-Founder & CEO, Meet4Impact



  • Ana Carrazón, Sales and Project Manager Congresses / Gestora Comercial & de Logística de Congresos, IFEMA – Feria de Madrid
  • Mark Herrera, Director of Education & Life-Safety, International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)
  • Yalmaz Siddiqui, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, MGM Resorts International
  • Claire Smith, CMP, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Vancouver Convention Centre