October Members’ Meeting: Recap

The Members’ Meeting has just recently been held in Dublin! After years of online meetings, it was wonderful to finally get to discuss face to face and re-connect with our amazing members! Hosted by one of our member Universities, TU Dublin, the meeting took place on the 20 & 21 of October.

We had not had the pleasure of seeing each other since 2019, so there was a lot to catch up on. The first day of meeting was dedicated to news from our members about their courses, as well as some very interesting presentations:
-The TU Dublin, Rosie Hand: University introduction and programmes with IAPI.
-The University of Greenwich, Hyunsun Yoon: Transitions, changes and new beginnings: Marketing and Advertising curriculum in Greenwich Business School.
-De Haagse Hogeschool, Inge Barkmeijer & Tim Hoppen: Social learning spaces during thesis project.
-The University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Luc van Dijk: Developing E-marketing Skills for the Business Market.
-FHWien der WKW University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication, David Dobrowsky’s: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master.
-Hochschule Mannheim, Jean-Claude Hamilius: The Best-of-Covid-19-related-Communication
You can find all the presentations from the meeting here!

On the first day, we also held the elections for edcom President, Board and the Research Committee!

First of all, we sincerely thank our previous President Paul Springer for holding his position for longer than anticipated because of the difficulties created by the Covid pandemic. We now are glad to welcome our new edcom President, Gilles Nakhle! Gilles is the Referent Professor and Manager of International Academic Projects at our member university Sup de Pub in Paris, as well as a Brand Consultant. He has also been a part of the edcom Board since 2019. 

Up next were the elections for the edcom Board and the Research Committee! We thank all the candidates and are very happy to welcome all the elected members. 

The second day saw a very interesting presentation on the edcom x EACA talent survey “Will they stay, or will they go?”, held by Paul Springer, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with guest industry professionals: Charley Stoney, CEO, IAPI and Geraldine Jones, Managing Director, Publicis Dublin, moderated by Jan Binar, CEO, McCann Prague. Here you can check the full agenda.

The next members meeting will take place in May 2023 around the Ad Venture Student Competition finals.