Forum for Young Professionals 2020

29 November - 1 December 2020
Barcelona, Spain


Application opens soon!

What is it?

The FYP brings together 35 young industry professionals from a diverse array of backgrounds. Over 3 days, the selected applicants are given networking opportunities, educational sessions, social activities and guidance worth their weights in gold from some of the most influential meetings industry figures. Participants will complete the FYP with a wealth of knowledge, a stronger network within the meetings industry, and enhanced professional skills.

Regarding COVID-19

Unless we advise otherwise, this event is scheduled to take place. We are closely monitoring the situation and will always treat the health and safety of ICCA event delegates as our number one priority. We strongly urge all meeting professionals to check the latest official information and guidelines on the virus. We advise you follow global health organisations and your National Travel Advisory Board’s official foreign travel advice to contain and mitigate against any further spread of the virus. Please see the latest updates on COVID-19 on our liveblog.


Why should you apply?

  • Gain a better overview of the meetings industry and its stakeholders.

  • Leave with a more complete understanding of the different sectors in the industry and their functions

  • Strengthen your connections and networks with peers and industry leaders from across the globe

  • Attain experience of working in multi-cultural and buyer-supplier teams.
  • Secure the opportunity to network and have discussions with some of the greatest meetings industry practitioners.

What is Unique about the FYP?

We ensure that we select candidates from a wide range of demographics to be able to give the FYP a full spectrum of opinion and experiences. The programme encourages delegates to utilise their new network within the meetings industry by solidifying the client/supplier relationship and by taking advantage of the wealth of knowledge delivered by some of the most established meetings industry practitioners.


Who attends?

Delegates are comprised of ICCA members (ranging from convention bureaus, venues, PCO, transport companies and meetings support) and associations, and are within the specified target group of less than 30 years of age and with 1 to 3 years of experience.

When and where is it?

It takes place in Barcelona from Sunday to Tuesday afternoon prior to IBTM World and ends on the show floor.



Application opens soon!