Sven Bossu

CEO, International Association of Convention Centres

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Sven Bossu joined AIPC as CEO in May 2020. Together with the Board, the Members, and the Business Partners, he is spearheading a transformation programme, which will result in an entirely new value proposition to Convention and Exhibition Centres across the globe based on the changing needs of the members and the challenges they are facing. Before joining AIPC, Sven worked as managing director at ESTRO (European Society for Radiation Oncology). He successfully led the branding, marketing, and digital transformation of ESTRO—a massive project which was finalized in April 2020. It included a full re-branding, implementation of a new CMS and CRM system, the creation and implementation of a marketing strategy, and a complete revamp of the annual congress.

Prior to joining ESTRO, Sven worked for 20 years in the financial services world. For the first 10 years of his career, he worked as an international programme manager at ING, followed by 10 years at SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications. At SWIFT, Sven oversaw Sibos, SWIFT’s flagship event that brings together more than 8,000 decision-makers from more than 150 countries for four days to discuss the common challenges the financial community faces and the common solutions to be put in place. Sven holds a degree in anthropology. He works and lives in Belgium, has two children, and loves to read.