Nick Gold at International Confex 2021

International Confex has always been an annual event where the events industry comes together to hear from speakers and learn about new event tech, solutions and innovation.

This year I returned to the Confex stage to share the story of my time as President of the IASB in a speech titled "The Role of an Association During a Crisis". I became President of the IASB in May 2020, just as COVID took hold and shut down the in-person meetings and events space, leaving members unsure of what to do and how to move forwards.

In this speech I shared how we dealt with the crisis, what we as the IASB learnt through this period, how everyone came together, and why associations are so important in these moments. It was great to take questions from the audience too.

As everyone was buzzing with excitement after a year away from in-person events, watch this clip from my time there and discover what a day at International Confex 2021 looked like!

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