The International Association of PCOs (IAPCO) has announced the appointment of Martin Boyle (pictured) as its new CEO. The appointment will become effective 1 April 2019.
Boyle goes to IAPCO with a wealth of experience across a number of countries in the events and meetings industry. He has launched start-ups in Canada, driven sales at an international convention centre, worked with international associations while at a PCO in UK and has, for the past six years, been the Director of Europe for BESydney.
Sarah Storie-Pugh, the current ED, will step back to continue a part-time role within the association.
“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the IAPCO team at this exciting and pivotal time in IAPCO’s 50-year history,” said Boyle. “In today’s global workspace, truly successful organisations set themselves apart from the norm by their attention to service quality and their focus on continued growth and development and IAPCO and its members are shining examples of this philosophy in action. I am very much looking forward to working with the IAPCO Council and on behalf of IAPCO members and partners to further develop the IAPCO offer and ensure that, together, we can continue to raise standards, provide lasting economic value and continue to be the voice of the truly Professional Conference Organiser around the world.”
Member Services & Marketing Manager, Olivia Galun, will continue to promote and engage IAPCO around the globe.
“As IAPCO turns 51 in 2019, we are truly embarking into a new era. Our strong commitment to quality and our enthusiasm have just received that extra bit of steam to push us into new territories,” noted IAPCO President Mathias Posch.