Marco Forgione resigns as EVCOM CEO

Marco Forgione has resigned as CEO of The Event and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM) after seven years in the role.

EVCOM's Marco Forgione
EVCOM's Marco Forgione

Forgione will remain on the board until 4 September to assist the transition and manage EVCOM operations, before moving on to a new role outside the communications profession.

"i'd like to thank everyone I've worked with over the past seven years as it's been an incredible experience," Forgione told C&IT. "Now is a good time for me to move on, as the board has clear plans for the transition.

"I came here during the recession seven years ago and it's amazing to see how far we've come from there. Our biggest achievement has been the creation of EVCOM from Eventia and IVCA. We've brought together sectors of the communication industry, to create universal recognition across the board." 

EVCOM has already begun conducting a national search led by its executive committee of Board Directors to identify a new leader for the Association. In the interim, the current chairman, Steve Garvey, will work as part-time executive chairman.

Garvey said: "I’d like to thank Marco on behalf of the Board for his huge contribution to EVCOM. He has been a wonderful CEO for EVCOM and previously for the IVCA. The recent successful merger with Eventia was Marco’s initiative and he leaves the Association well-placed to grow and thrive. I’ve no doubt he will do wonders in his new role. We wish him well."

All forthcoming EVCOM events, awards, activities and services will continue as planned, delivered by the core team secretariat with support from the directors, members and partners.

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