After two terms of two years, ICCA’s current president Arnaldo Nardone stepped down at this year’s ICCA Congress.
For the first time ever, three presidential candidates stepped up for ICCA’s presidential elections; Mrs. Handan Boyce (Halic Congress Center, Turkey), Mrs. Nina Freysen-Pretorius (The Conference Company, South Africa) and Mr. Martin Winter (Gold Coast Tourism Corporation, Australia). Nina Freysen-Pretorius has been elected the new President of ICCA at the general assembly in Antalya.
Following her highly praised presidential campaign and a very tight election result, Handan Boyce commented “ At this Congress, I had the opportunity to stand for the presidential election of ICCA that overall provided me a deeper insight about our association and encouraged me to be even more engaged in the future. Besides being a great experience, the election was most rewarding for me in terms of meeting with many new colleagues and reaching out to as many colleagues as I could from all countries and continents during my presidential campaign. Once again, I felt very privileged and happy to be part of this valuable and strong community. I heartily congratulate again my dear friend and colleague Nina Freysen-Pretorius for her election to ICCA President and new elected Board colleagues and wish them all a lot of success”.