Call for hosts: IFM-SEI Presidium and International Committee meetings 2017-19

IFM-SEI Presidium is looking for IFM-SEI organisations with the enthusiasm, capacity and ability to host an IFM-SEI Presidium meeting or International Committee meeting in the current mandate during the years of 2017-19.

What is a Presidium meeting?

The IFM-SEI Presidium is the decision-making board of IFM-SEI made up of 12 members – ten regional representatives, the President and Secretary General – plus the Chair of the IFM-SEI Control Commission. The Presidium meets face-to-face twice a year. Presidium meetings usually take place over two full days.

What is an International Committee meeting?

International Committee meetings are the second highest decision-making body of IFM-SEI, after the Congress, and they take place once a year in the years that the Congress does not take place (the Congress takes place every three years). The International Committee brings together members from all IFM-SEI member organisations and each member organisation is entitled to one delegate. Participation usually is made up of 30-60 people, plus the guests from the hosting organisation/country. International Committee meetings usually take place over two full days.

When:

  • Presidium meeting in March/April 2017
  • International Committee in spring/summer 2017
  • Presidium meeting in autumn 2017
  • Presidium meeting in spring/summer 2018
  • International Committee in spring/summer 2018
  • Presidium meeting in autumn 2018
  • Presidium meeting in spring/summer 2019

Role of the hosting organisation:

  • Arrange the booking of accommodation for the duration of the meeting (usually three nights)
  • Organise meals and refreshments for the duration of the meeting
  • Arrange the booking of a suitable venue (including breakout spaces if necessary)
  • Coordinate local transport for participants or provide instructions for participants to make their own way to the accommodation/meeting venue(s)
  • Support the visa application process, if applicable
  • Provide necessary materials and technical equipment (e.g. stationary, mains electricity, flipchart stand, projector)
  • Collate information needed for technical details
  • Support cultural or social elements of the programme, if relevant
  • Be in regular communication with the IFM-SEI Secretariat and adhere to agreed deadlines
  • Set budget in cooperation with the IFM-SEI Secretariat
  • Ensure that all costs are within the agreed allocated budget and provide invoices/receipts for all services

If you are interested in hosting a Presidium meeting or International Committee meeting and your organisation has the capacity to do so, please send a letter to carly@ifm-sei.org outlining the following:

  • Whether you would like to host a Presidium meeting or an International Committee meeting
  • Your suggestion of location and dates/timings
  • An estimated budget for:
    • Accommodation for 3 nights per person
    • Food and refreshments for 3 nights per person
    • Meeting room hire for 2 full days
    • Local transport between the international airport and hotel/meeting venue per person
  • Overview table of estimated travel costs and visa costs for participants from different participating member organisations
  • Your relation with the ministry/body dealing with visa processes in your country (if applicable)
  • Your motivation to host a meeting

If you have any questions please contact Carly on carly@ifm-sei.org. Deadline for expressions of interest: Monday 21 November.

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