Forum for Young Professionals 2017


Who can apply for the FYP?

Application criteria

To be eligible to apply for the FYP 2017, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be 30 years of age or under on 31 December 2017, and reasonably proficient in English.
- You must have no more than 3 years of experience working in the Meetings Industry.
- You must work for an ICCA member as a paid employee.
- Please note that trainees or student interns are not eligible to attend.
- You must be available to attend the full event, which starts on Sunday 26 November and ends on Tuesday 28 November 2017.
- You must be recommended by your manager as a suitable applicant for the Forum for Young Professionals.

How can you apply for the FYP?
Since the demand for the Forum outweighs the number of available places, we will be selecting strongly motivated applicants from a wide range of geographical and industry sector backgrounds. The programme targets those who have one to three years’ of experience within the meetings industry as the content is not designed for totally inexperienced candidates, nor for those with high levels of experience and knowledge.

1. Click on the apply button on the top right corner of this page. Upon application you will be asked for your personal details and several questions related to your experience in the Meetings Industry.

2. Once you have completed the online application form, you will also be asked to submit a 2-minute video in which you should answer the following questions:
- What is your motivation for applying for the FYP?
- Why did you decide to pursue a career in the Meetings Industry?
- What is the greatest challenge you have faced during your career so far?

Be as creative as you like when shooting this video but please make sure it doesn't exceed the length of 2 minutes! Please send your video in wmv, mp4 or mpeg format as an attachment or via websites like dropbox or to

ICCA Head Office will make the final decision on accepted candidates, based on responses to the Application Questionnaire and the 2-minute video. Please note: the quality of the video itself will not be taken into account in the selection procedure. Being a great video editor and/or the use of professional video editing software does not give your video preference over video's of lower quality.

Application deadline: 11 August 2017. Applications received after this date will not be accepted. Your application will not be considered without the 2-minute video.

Cancellation Policy
Notification of cancellation of registration must be sent in writing to the ICCA Events Department.
• For cancellations received up to and including 12 November 2017, a cancellation fee of €100 will be charged.
• For cancellations received on and after 13 November 2017, a cancellation fee of €500 will be charged.
• Name changes are not accepted.

Please note
: Should you be selected to participate in the FYP, we will ask you to agree with the above stated cancellation policy. Your participation will not be confirmed until you have accepted the terms and conditions.

What's included?
The Forum for Young Professionals is complimentary and includes:

- The complete FYP programme, including educational sessions and networking opportunities
- Three night’s accommodation (Check-in Saturday 25 November, check-out Tuesday 28 November)
- Lunches, coffee breaks and dinners during the FYP programme (Sunday to Tuesday morning).
- The transfer to ibtm world on Tuesday 28 November.

Not included:

- Travel to and from Barcelona
- Transfers from the airport to the FYP hotel and back (taxis cost approximately €40-€50).
- Transfers after ibtm world on Tuesday

What past participants say: