Monica Freire, Congress Department Director of Iberia Region at AIM Group International, has been re-elected to the new Council of IAPCO (The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) for the 2022-23 term.
“IAPCO is committed more than ever on ensuring that the industry community and especially our members can benefit from our high-quality standards and educational programmes,” said Freire.
“We have been working hard to support our members at all levels with the best in-person and virtual learning opportunities and will continue to deliver in such way.
“We need to keep on embracing the ever-changing meetings environment, exploring how technology can support us on catering for bigger and more diverse audiences now that we are moving towards in-person events again and continue delivering high quality meetings we have always done.”
Freire said one the main challenges for the industry recovery is attracting new talent.
“Recruitment is already a hot topic as we are accelerating out of the pandemic; operational and project management resources have always been challenging to recruit and more evidently now and this is an issue that we are all facing: attracting new people to our industry, finding the right profile and training them is a huge undertaking that IAPCO is well aware of and I’m sure will be able to support our members with,” she said.