Christina Vaughan, Founder and CEO of Image Source, was so kind to respond to some questions during the CEPIC congress.
Under your guidance as the new CEPIC president, what will change and how fast? What are the next real steps in daily life to make CEPIC as a association and as a congress event a better experience?
In Dresden, the National Associations gave a unanimous vote for the position of new President, and an almost entirely new Committee was voted in. Afterwards it is safe to say that the Members and Stakeholders of CEPIC are looking for change. There is a huge appetite for Positive Enhancing Change, to see that CEPIC is not only relevant to their business, but it is critical to help shape the business culture of the image industry.
The three new Officers, Klaus Plaumann, Dominique DeLouis and I were elected on a Manifesto of Transparency, Membership Enlargement and Inclusion, Lobbying and Networking. We believe that Europe requires a powerful voice, a voice that will harness all creators, suppliers and distributors of visual communication media. That voice needs to be forward thinking, inclusive, confident and bold.