ITMA announces EGM for November

The Incentive Travel & Meetings Association (ITMA) has announced an extraordinary general meeting for November, at which its members will vote to adopt the new trade body, Eventia. It is proposed that Eventia will initially include the combined memberships of both the ITMA and the Corporate Events Association (CEA). The ITMA’s new chairman, Nigel Cooper, managing director of P&MM Travel, said: "We have spent a lot of time talking to members past, present and future, to establish exactly what is needed to ensure that Eventia delivers real value to its members. " "We have invited some of the ITMAs most forthright critics to come to the table and work with us, and I am delighted to say that the response has been overwhelmingly positive. There is clearly a very strong desire to create a centre of excellence on issues such as health and safety, legislation and taxation – subjects of genuine importance to our business." Following his election as chairman in August, Cooper has received nearly a hundred e-mails of support from members in the UK and around the world. Former ITMA Board Members, John Lawson, MTM, Debbie Watt, THA, and Patrick Collins, Universal Conference & Incentive Travel, have all agreed to work with the Board to help the association during Eventia’s pre-launch period. The ITMA Board is currently finalising action plan to offer Eventia guidelines, professional advice and educational events, some of which will be available exclusively to Eventia members. Eventia’s constitution, member benefits and membership structure will be promoted to members in advance of the ITMA EGM.

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