The Women in Exhibitions Network has been very busy of late, launching a new Academy in collaboration with industry service provider Shinesmith; getting a Middle East Chapter off the ground and making a new website and branding live.
Shinesmith and the Women in Exhibitions Network have partnered to integrate a number of programmes both online and in existing live events to form the new Acaemy and are offering tailor-made training and education to professionals in the industry.
Shinesmith’s Academy Directors, George Stylianou and Ian Washington-Smith have developed programmes focussing on techniques designed to enable professionals to maximise the benefits of rational thinking and to be able to apply the news skills in a short space of time. “Our overall objective is to empower every individual to realise the value they bring to their current and any future role. We brought this together under Our Academy,” the Directors said.
The first online session is due on 19 June 2020 and will be the first episode in a series of five, under the Thinkshop Series Programme, which will offer training in influencing and negotiating, self-branding, managing conflict, managing change and managing stress.
The new Women in Exhibitions’ Middle East Chapter follows the formation of chapters in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK. The two founding partners of the Middle East Chapter are Victoria James (Event Director at Bett Mea, Hyve Group) and Samantha Kane-Macdonald (Freelance Event and Exhibition Director) both located in Dubai and with many years of experience in our industry.
Women in Exhibitions Network was set up in 2018 by Oana Cipca and welcomes professionals representing exhibition organisers, venues and suppliers whose business is related to the organisation and facilitation of exhibitions or tradefairs.