The ComMa Congress is an event organized in cooperation with Commotie, the study association for Communication and Information Sciences. The ComMa Congress is especially interesting for students who want to learn more about marketing and communication, since the link between both worlds will be emphasized. This one-day event will include lectures and workshops with around 80 students taking part. This committee offers an ideal chance to broaden your horizons to other disciplines and to get to know people from other faculties. The ComMa Congress 2019 took place on Thursday October 17. The theme of this year’s ComMa Congress was: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY- A better tomorrow with the sales of today - “Market your image”. The conference highlighted the following; First, why do companies choose to integrate CSR in their marketing model? Second, how do they communicate this message to their stakeholders?
For six months, you will be busy organizing the ComMa Congress, which takes place in October. Together with four other students of the faculty CIW or the FEB you are responsible for coming up with a creative theme which covers both topics: Marketing and Communication. In addition, you will be contacting suitable people and companies for lectures and workshops for this one-day event. You will approximately spend 6 hours per week on this committee.
During these six months, you will get to know the MARUG as well as Commotie. At the end of your committee period, you will have organized a small conference for bachelor students and you will have learned to deal with responsibilities related to your own position.
5 committee members
open for international students
application deadline: March
period March - October
workload 6 hours per week
At the ComMa you have the possibility to do the following functions:
As chairman, you are in close contact with the MARUG Board. You will ensure that your fellow committee members carry out their tasks well, in order to achieve a good result. Also, it is important that from the very beginning onwards every committee member knows exactly what is expected of him/her. Furthermore, the chairman carries out a number of operational tasks, such as planning meetings. Of course, it is important there is a good atmosphere within the committee and that everybody is motivated. In summary, the chairman is responsible for the general direction and planning of the event.
The most important task of external relations is the acquisition of main- and sub sponsors. In this position you are in close contact with companies and you are also responsible for contractual agreements. People who fulfill this position are often very energetic and verbally strong. As an external relations it will be your challenge to convince companies of the value of your event!
Theme and Speakers
In this position you are responsible for determining the theme of the event. The theme is defining for both the promotion of the event and the event itself. Based on the theme, you will select potential speakers. You will be in close contact with them and find suitable time slots for their lectures.
PR and Promotion
In this position you will work closely together with the one responsible for the Theme and Speakers, to create the logo and slogan. In this position you can express all your creativity. In cooperation with your fellow committee members you will set up a strategy for the promotion of your event.
Day Organization and Treasurer
In this position, you are responsible for everything related to the day itself, such as the location of the event, price negotiations, lunch and the decoration. You will create a detailed script for the day itself, that includes everything that needs to be done. In short, you will ensure that during the day itself everything is under control and runs smoothly. Next to that you will be treasurer which means you manage the financial administration. Also, you set the budget and estimate expected costs.
The ComMa Conference committee of 2019 consists of:
Chairman and External Relations: Maureen Elshof
Treasurer and Day Organisation: Wytske Veldmans
Theme and Speakers: Lisanne Mees
PR and Promotion: Corinne Kenters
Top: f.l.t.r. Corinne, Maureen
Bottom: f.l.t.r. Wytske, Lisanne
For more information about the ComMa committee or about other committees, you can contact Myrthe Boeve. Of course, you can always visit our office at the Duisenberg Building, 5414.0032.
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