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Q&A with Events Industry Council’s New Chair: Tina Wehmeir, CMP, CAE

Aug 20, 2018
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In July, the Events Industry Council welcomed Tina Wehmeir, CMP, CAE, CEO of the AMC Institute, as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. With over 25 years of experience with associations and the hospitality industry, as well as an active member and leader of the council, we’re excited to have Tina lead the council. Today, Tina shares her story as a leader and events professional. Keep reading to discover more about her leadership style, perspective on the industry, and how she wants to see the Events Industry Council evolve.

  1. What steps did you take to achieve a career in executive leadership?

    Tina Wehmeir (TW): In addition to working hard and stretching myself in my professional positions, I have always made it a point to become involved in industry organisations. As the years progressed, my volunteerism took on greater significance in leadership roles. These experiences have helped me hone my executive skills.

  2. How would you describe your leadership style?

    TW: I like to empower people so that they feel confident enough to stretch themselves and make proactive decisions, all the while knowing that I will always support their decisions and actions.

  3. How has your CMP certification impacted your career?

    TW:I have always been passionate about acquiring the education that allows me to gain professional growth. The CMP was the first designation that I acquired. At that time I was on the hotel side, and it served me well as both a career advancement step and a demonstration of a strong understanding of my customers’ needs. As I moved to the planner side, I was already steps ahead of my peers by having this designation.

  4. What are the biggest changes you see for the events industry in the future?

    TW: We will continue to see the growing trend of mergers and acquisitions. This will affect us in many ways, but particularly with how we currently think of our strategic partners and sponsors. Additionally, many of the current disruptors will continue to morph our world into a very different playing field. We will need to be nimble and open, and act as change agents in order to meet these disruptions head on and navigate them in a way that will bring success to our organisations.

  5. How do you see the Events Industry Council evolving over the next few years?

    TW: We must continue to show member value in new ways and provide education to navigate through the changes hitting the event industry. We should be thinking about collaborations that makes sense for our needs.

  6. What are you most looking forward to as the new board chair?

    TW: We have come so far in the last 18 months through the Events Industry Council’s leadership. I would like to see us continue to grow this momentum and excitement. I think it’s critical for our organisation and its members.

Learn more about Tina in the press release on our website.