IABC Europe, Middle East&Today’s Meeting:1. 2012/13 Operations Report2. EMENA Volunteer of the Year3. 2013/14 Board Election4. The Coming Term
2012/13 Key Priorities1. Raise IABC’s profile in theregion; highlight the valueof membership2. Implement a successfulEuroComm3. Continue the developmentof a thriving onlineplatform for chapters andmembers4. Increase membershipacross the region5. Increase participation inIABC programmes
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Boundary Change• Welcomed our Members-At-Large from NorthAfrica into the region• Special Vote of members; passed unanimously
Regional Leadership Institute• Theme: Being exceptional in disruptive times• Hosted in partnership with Paris Chapter, October2012• All but one chapter represented; 30+ leaderspresent• Sharing stories & techniques for chapter growth& excellence• Feedback: 6+ out of 7• Strong financial performance
EuroComm 2013• Brussels, April 10 – 12• Innovative Programme: TED sessions, paneldiscussions, Pecha Kucha• Well-attended (120+)– 8 chapters represented; 16 nationalities• Great speakers and participants• Strong financial performance– Emphasis on registration & sponsorship
2013 Regional Awards of Excellence• Congratulations to our 26 winners!• Recognition across 16 categories• Entries from non-profit, corporate & publicsectors• More here:http://europe.iabc.com/2013/04/19/celebrating-our-regional-award-winners/
We’ve come along way…Back in 1979…The UK chapter was set up by asmall group of communicators,including Tony Buckley, IanHawkins, and Peter Jackson. Thiswas the only chapter outside ofNorth America for many yearsuntil…the EME region was set up about1986 when Tony Buckley becamethe first regional director,followed by John FordThe last ten years…• 2002 Neville Hobson, ABC• 2003 Neville Hobson, ABC• 2004 Barbara Gibson, ABC• 2005 Kristen Sukalac• 2006 Don’t know• 2007 Velin Velkov• 2008 Rob Briggs• 2009 Gloria Walker, ABC• 2010 Marc Wright• 2011 Michael Ambjorn• 2012 Phil Weiss
Proposed incoming BoardChair (succession): Neil Griffiths ABCVice Chair: Michael NordDirector: Rebecca HillDirector: Steve SeagerDirector: Suzanne SalvoDirector: Claudia VaccaroneDirector: Nada HaddadDirector: Ezri CarlebachDirector: Sophia ChengPast Chair (succession): Phil Weiss
The EMENA board is committed to developingthe pipeline of leaders who both implement theIEB’s strategy and ensure IABC’s success on theground in our region.
A few early specifics…• Increased emphasis on chapter/leader success• Focus on bringing IABC’s programmes to life inthe region• More (and better) liaison with international• Region Leadership Institute– London, UK (October/November 2013)
Keep in touch…The gateway to everything IABC across Europe / Middle East / North Africa:europe.iabc.com
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