Association Expert Seminar 2019
Gary Grimmer
Gaining Edge
Gary has over 30 years’ experience in the convention industry. He has consulted Tokyo, Macau, Hangzhou, Houston, Vancouver, Washington, DC and the countries of South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and Serbia on convention and meetings industry development. His convention centre consulting experience includes market feasibility, demand analysis, facility scoping, design review, site review, and operational consultation for convention centre developments in Nigeria, Oman, Malaysia, Mexico and Australia. He also served on the London International Convention Centre Commission. Gary is a former Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau (now DMAI) and was one of the first six inductees into the inaugural DMAI Hall of Fame in 2014. He also received the Asia Pacific IMEX Academy Award in 2007. 

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Ksenija Polla
Director Association Relations
Ksenija Polla is Director of Association Relations at ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association. She has been working in the field of international association meetings for over 20 years. For more information please take a look at her LinkedIn profile: 

You can also connect with her on Twitter @KsenijaPolla