ICCA, the global association for the international meetings industry, has made several appointments for the team based in Amsterdam.
Caroline Stanners has taken up the newly-created role of chief business development officer. In her new role based in Amsterdam, she will be leading and supporting the regional directors, ICCA’s events, marketing and communications activities.
Stanners brings more than 25 years of experience across sales, operations and customer service in the meetings industry and not for profit sector, most recently as the director commercial for Parks Victoria and director of operations at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Meanwhile, Frances van Klaveren has joined ICCA as community engagement manager. She will focus on developing the association community growth plan. Van Klaveren has 14 years’ experience in international event management, working for non-profit membership organisations and professional associations such as the Society of Petroleum Engineers International and the Biochemical Society.
Next, Agnes Maignien has joined ICCA as senior event and promotions specialist. She will be supporting the development and delivery of ICCA’s calendar of events including ICCA’s annual Congress and tailored events offering content that resonates with each region and sector.
Maignien has 12 years’ work experience in organising and marketing events for companies such as WorldHotels, and branding agency QUO Global. She was most recently head of marketing of non-profit WYSE Travel Confederation.
Finally, Heleen Dijkstra has joined ICCA as junior financial controller, reporting to ICCA’s CFO, Cindy Karijodikromo Heleen, to optimise financial processes and create comprehensive financial business plans and reports. Dijkstra also has spent extensive time in the hospitality industry, including Marriott, Park Plaza Hotels, and the Anthony Hotel Utrecht.