On 9 June, the Association of International Convention Centers (AIPC) launched Future Shapers at its 2021 AIPC Annual Conference. This programme is intended to support venue managers to develop their high performers, accelerate their leadership skills and improve the industry.
One of the key challenges facing the venue management industry, having been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, is to retain and develop top talent. In response to this issue, venue managers around the world are being encouraged to nominate candidates for AIPC Future Shapers, a programme unique to the venue management industry.
AIPC president, Greg O’Dell (pictured), said: “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.”
Providing the next step up the leadership ladder from the AIPC Academy, AIPC Future Shapers is a 12-month programme featuring monthly lectures, one on one mentoring, an international community of peers and a global platform to pitch projects.
Nominations close 1 August and Future Shapers will be announced in September 2021.