The Events Industry Council (EIC) will host a new virtual event this year.
Held over three days, EIC Advance is slated to elevate, inspire and connect events industry professionals around the world. It will feature innovative education, peer-to-peer connection, on-demand programming and unique experiences for certified meeting professionals.
“Through this global forum, EIC will bring us together as an industry to strengthen our global connections, learn from best practices in all parts of the world, enhance our collaboration and amplify our voice,” says EIC chair-elect, Mark Cooper. “By opening to the entire business events ecosystem, EIC Advance will create education opportunities that are relevant across all time zones, to the benefit of our people, businesses and communities.”
Daily keynotes will be held in local time zones, one for each of the following: Asia; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Latin America; and North America. These, along with concurrent sessions and panel discussions with industry experts, will cover a wide range of topics, including event innovation, program design, virtual technologies and post-pandemic realities; advocacy; sustainability and social impact; diversity and inclusion; wellness and personal growth; and leadership and professional development.
The event will also feature opportunities to earn continuing education credits toward Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification and its healthcare subspecialty, CMP-HC.
“While we continue to navigate the disruptions of this year, we have been given an opportunity to embrace a collective conscience and reflect, acknowledge, adapt, transform and envision a future that is stronger, more relevant and vibrant,” says EIC CEO, Amy Calvert. “EIC Advance will offer us a moment in time to come together to share and connect in meaningful ways. Together we are stronger, and together we can create lasting change.”
Held Nov. 18-20, EIC Advance is open to all event industry professionals. Registration begins in September with early bird rates, a bundle rate and COVID-19 relief rates.