Member Councils

An initiative to ensure that IABM is relevant in all the territories its members trade in
Drawn from senior executives, each council consists of a minimum of eight members and a chair
The councils create a forum for discussion and debate on issues relevant to local markets and activities

The aims of IABM member councils are to lead the strategic development of the Association within the region and to:

    • Create a forum for discussion, debate and actions on issues pertinent to the region
    • Provide advocacy for members in the region Promote best practice
    • Deal with complaints and issues
    • Provide collective representation and leverage the collective purchasing power of the supply community
    • Be the voice of IABM in the region
    • Help create networking events, disseminate information and knowledge
“My hope is to harness the collective expertise of the committee to initiate and complete meaningful initiatives that will benefit the IABM membership.” Paul Stechly, Principal & President, Applied Electronics and Chair of IABM Americas Members’ Council
“It is my great pleasure to serve as the Chair for IABM APAC Members’ Council. I have served over the last year on the Council and am excited to see all the region-specific events and opportunities that have arisen from this local focus. I want to help support its continued growth over the coming months with more events aimed at specific industry gaps to further benefit participating members. I will also help drive membership growth in APAC to achieve better representation in IABM overall.” – Dennis Breckenridge – Chair
“Being elected chairman for IABM / EMEA Members’ Council and being part of the industry for +40 years I see a growing need to support European members of IABM / EMEA and a need for continued growth of member firms throughout EMEA. My goal for the future is to expand the member base and ensure a value adding two-way dialogue between the organization and the members. Focusing on how the rapid changes in technology and business models impact our members and how they can turn this into business opportunities I have no doubt that IABM will make a difference that all members will benefit from.” – Ole Clausen – Chair
“IABM represents its worldwide members’ interests and this means that it is naturally limited in the strategies that it can pursue so as to remain impartial. The formation of the regional councils allows for the first time activities that better fit the business objectives of the regions’ members. In the UK for instance, this might mean leveraging and making better use the of the government help available for the promotion of exports, or perhaps influencing the organisation of the UK broadcast tradeshows. It’s early days yet and we have many ideas as to how we may help our UK members make the most of the opportunities our industry presents. I am honoured to be part of the UK council and look forward to bringing advantage to the UK’s IABM members.” – Chris Exelby – Chair