Sign in or Register | Newsletter
 
 
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!
Known for its textiles and fashion, Daegu is now looking to boost the...
More
CMW hears from global associations about how best to handle the impact the...
More
The director of Reed's giant EIBTM MICE event in Barcelona, Graeme...
More


Exhibition World Supplement: Dubai
Supplement: Dubai
Exhibition World January 2015
January 2015
IAPCO GAINS ITS FIRST INDIAN PCO MEMBER
posted on: 23/12/2011 10:17:04
India dehli_RESIZED

ASIA – An Indian Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) has become the latest country to join the International Association of PCOs (IAPCO), bringing the membership to 41 countries.
 
And with the addition of new members KW Conferences based in Gurgaon, India and Convention Linkage based in Chiyoda-ku, Japan, IAPCO now boasts 116 members.
 
As with all member applications, entry criteria is strict, with site inspection appraisal visits taking place in both cases. Roslyn McLeod from the IAPCO Council took the trip to India to review the AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) ExCo and Forum 2011 in Hyderabad at which 662 delegates from 69 countries participated. “All those to whom I spoke were highly complimentary about the various staff with whom they dealt with at KW Conferences”, said McLeod. “I did not encounter one criticism. Their performance was seamless despite the fact that they had to move social events due to predicted rain following on storms and floods. They will make a good member of IAPCO and bring credit within India due to their high standing.”
 
Michel Neijmann from the Quality Committee and IAPCO Council, undertook the audit of World Sleep 2011, organised by Convention Linkage, in Kyoto, at which 2,596 delegates attended from 37 countries.
 
Two other applications for membership have been rejected this year, and seven remain pending.
 
The IAPCO was founded in 1968, is registered in Switzerland and represents more than 110 professional organisers, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events from 41 countries. IAPCO members organise in excess of 6100 meetings annually, totaling some 2.24m delegates and representing an economic impact in the region of €3.63bn.
 
Any conference-related news? Email sarah@mashmedia.net 

Print:
Email:
Share article:
COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?
LATEST NEWS
AMERICAS - Venue operator AEG Facilities has reversed years of financial deficit at the Los Angeles Convention Center and posted the first profits in years ($3.3m) following the centre's first year in private hands.

GPJ TALKS VENUE LOGISTICS AT CISCO LIVE!
posted on: 30/1/2015 08:18:19
EUROPE - Speaking at Cisco Live! in Italy this week, senior George P Johnson staff have discussed the changing nature of events and the challenges faced at venues, reports Tom Hall from Milan.

EUROPE - International booking agency and employee engagement specialist BI Worldwide, part of the Schoeneckers group, has appointed ex-EMEA regional director at the Pacific World DMC, Shaun Casey, as operations director.

EUROPE - The International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham, in the UK, has signed up four new religious events to the venue this year.

WARNING OVER NEW COUNTER TERROR RULES
posted on: 28/1/2015 15:01:56
EUROPE - Stringent new travel rules will put pressure on event organisers, an agency boss has claimed.