The International Association of Convention Centres, AIPC has announced the launch of its Start-Up Lab, an initiative designed to create a platform for interaction between the global AIPC community of convention centres and start-up companies offering solutions for the next generation of organised events.
With a non-stop avalanche of new ideas and solutions for organised events being launched by completely new companies and convention centres continuously searching for innovative ways to enhance service levels, develop new products and services, AIPC’s idea is for the
Start-Up Lab to be a bridge between those two worlds.
The lab will provide a limited number of start-ups the possibility to showcase their solutions in an interactive way to a global audience of convention centres. The goal, the association says, is to create a kind of incubator, allowing to test new products and services in a collaborative way.
Companies who want to become part of the Start-Up Lab will go through a selection process – overseen by a Board of Directors – focusing on the potential value the proposed solutions can provide to convention centres and their customers. It is all about the value created, whether it concerns catering, security, operations or any other aspect related to managing convention centres.
“We believe this is a great way to provide new and additional value to the AIPC Community. Our members will receive unique insights in a selection of innovative solutions and the collaborative element will allow the start-ups to bring their value proposal to the next level”, says Peter King (pictured), CEO of the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center (MECC) and Board Member of AIPC.
Start-up companies interested in joining the AIPC Start-Up Lab can do so by contacting the AIPC Secretariat via secretariat@AIPC.org.