THERE was much excitement last week at Business Events Sydney’s (BESydney) when sales research executive Christina Barton was selected as one of the 20 future leaders to attend the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Forum for Young Professionals (FYP) at the EIBTM in Barcelona. The FYP takes place 24-27 Nov, themed on the topic of ‘Meetings Industry Change Agents’, aiming to help young professionals better understand and respond to the rapidly changing landscape. Lyn Lewis-Smith, ceo of BESydney, says “We are over the moon that Christina will be participating in this year’s FYP. “The FYP is an incredible opportunity for young professionals to broaden their perspective, innovate and Future business events leader practice what we preach – the value of face-to-face connections and collaboration. Barton said she was particularly interested in discussing emerging events and markets, as well as getting the perspective of others on the challenges and opportunities offered by Australia’s unique event proposition. Barton will stay on after the FYP and join BESydney’s Europe-based team on the Sydney stand at EIBTM.