Academic journal article Manager

Happy Birthday-IAM

Academic journal article Manager

Happy Birthday-IAM

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"Welcome to this 85th Birthday Party of the IAM in the Millennium Dome," said Professor Graham Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, on opening the Reception for Members and partners.

"Whatever you have read in the Press, whatever jaundiced view of this structure you brought with you I am sure that you are as impressed as I am by the engineering design of this contemporary building. During the past twelve months the IAM has held impressive events in the grandest of venues - the Palace of Westminster - the Stationers' Hall - the Merchant Tailors' Hall - the Carpenters' Hall - the City Chambers of Edinburgh City Council - the Loke Yew Hall ofthe University of Hong Kong and the magnificent ShangriLa Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

"It is therefore very fitting in the first year of the 2ist Century forus to hold our informal partyin the Millennium Dome on the Greenwich Peninsula.

"Few of us will have failed to be impressed by the spectacular show we have just witnessed - a feat of professional management, of co-ordination and control. This show was an excellent example of a combination of skills development and training and the creative management of computer technology. A feat of the management of innovation."

He then expressed the appreciation of the Institute to the generous sponsors of the event - Manpower plc. This large outsourcing organisation had generously funded the price of the admission tickets on this occasion

The CEO then used three large posters on the wall ofthe Executive Hospitality Suite to remind us of the heritage of the Institute, of its achievements over the last five or six years ofthe 20th Century.

Using the poster of the Armorial Bearings, granted to the Institute by the College of Arms in 1966, he reminded the members of the objectives and main activities of the Institute

(Editor's note: This fascinating visual is printed in a larger format in the January 2000 issue of Manager. …

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