The ICCA Global Influencer Award goes beyond the usual category confines of associations, sectors and meeting professionals to recognise a true influencer, a powerhouse, someone who has made a profound difference through the work they have contributed. This is certainly true of Ms. Bardinet.
In a glittering 35-year career, Isabel has gone from organising governmental congresses in Paris to senior Director at Palais des Congrès, CEO of the European Society of Cardiology and President of the AC Forum. She has been named one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry.
In her 18 years as CEO of the ESC, Isabel has always advocated for the importance of partnership with destinations, venues and the local ecosystem to organise successful events which forward the mission of the association. ICCA is proud to proclaim her as our ICCA Global Influencer 2023, for her role in leading the way towards more innovative events, which leave a lower carbon footprint and a lasting impact on the cities that have hosted them.