Christoph Tessmar elected ICCA's Iberian Chapter president
ICCA's Iberian Chapter elected its new directors at a meeting held in Porto on 12th April. Christoph Tessmar, Convention Bureau of Barcelona Director, was elected President of the Iberian Chapter for the next two years, replacing Ricardo Vieira, from Madeira's Tourism.
New members also elected include Jorge Vinha da Silva (Altice Arena CEO) as vice president, Alexandra Ramos (senior MICE manager at Turismo do Algarve) as treasurer and Carina Montagut (Feria Valencia strategical events manager), Francisco Quereda (Málaga Convention Bureau director) and Eva Garde (Granada Convention Bureau director) as vowels. Carmen Aguirregomezcorta follows as the Iberian Chapter secretary.
Christoph Tessmar highlighted the importance of building strong relationships with other associations in the sector and with other ICCA chapters, to focus on communication within and outside the Iberian Chapter and to attract new members, especially from Portugal.
ICCA's Iberian Chapter's next annual meeting will take place in Palma de Mallorca. The meetings of this Chapter will be held for two consecutive years in Spain and one year in Portugal, instead of alternating every year, as it had happened so far. The proposal was approved at the last meeting.
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