Brian, from Chinhoyi University of Technology in Zimbabwe, won the International University Challenge, part of the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum. He caught the judges’ attention with his presentation ‘The Events Hotspot Conference’ which showcased his home country of Zimbabwe through speakers, diverse venues, locally sourced food and community involvement, and with great use of technology. One judge even remarked that Zimbabwe’s Convention Bureau should hire him asap!
His presentation to the judges, who included Miranda Van Bruck, Creative Director of The Content Studio and Rebecca Johnson, Sustainability Consultant at the Global Destination Sustainability Index, was part of a virtual version of the International University Challenge, usually held live at IMEX in Frankfurt. Shortlisted students from around the world submitted video presentations to accompany their written proposals. Brian and four other finalists are now set to attend IMEX in Frankfurt next year, and Brian will receive his award at the show’s Gala dinner.