ICCA partners with eSpeakers for educational content

Former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski.

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) will partner with eSpeakers to strengthen its position as the global knowledge hub for international association meetings.

The new collaboration will allow ICCA to diversify and expand the educational possibilities available to its members at annual ICCA events and online via the ICCA Knowledge Hub, through access to eSpeakers’ community of speakers.

eSpeakers will use their community’s resources to sponsor speakers for ICCA’s annual Congress and Association Meetings Programme.

In addition, this new partnership makes ICCA Members eligible to be listed in eSpeakers’s ICCA-branded directory on the eSpeakers Marketplace.

The first speaker to join an ICCA event through the new partnership will be Scott Parazynski, former NASA astronaut and the first man to have both flown in space and reached the summit of Mount Everest. Parazynski will be speaking at the 58th ICCA Congress, which is taking place in Houston in October.

ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath.

“This partnership has been born out of our desire to continue to provide top-quality, high-end educational content to our global membership, the leading suppliers to the international meetings industry,” said Senthil Gopinath, CEO of ICCA.

“When our members attend ICCA events, they expect high-quality speakers and unique education sessions that keep them up-to-date with the latest developments in the constantly-evolving and expanding international association meetings industry – the kind of education they would not receive at any other industry meeting.

“Collaborating with eSpeakers allows us to rise to this challenge. By providing us with access to a broader range of subject matter experts and speakers, we will be able to persist with tailoring our educational offerings to our members’ expectations and address the meetings industry’s hardest-hitting topics.”