The Hague is hosting the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO) EDGE event, a global educational seminar –23-25 January 2019 at the Marriott hotel, with over 75 PCOs from over 25 countries in attendance in the City of Peace and Justice. The conference programme is being run by Congress by design, an IAPCO certified full-service local PCO.
EDGE – or Experts in Dynamic Global Education – is IAPCO’s education programme designed to raise standards by providing continuous education at different levels, giving members the edge they need in a global competitive environment.
“IAPCO EDGE seminar is the place to meet experts in congress management and a unique platform that embraces all sectors of the meeting industry. IAPCO EDGE combines education and learning with interaction, networking and fun. It is an opportunity to meet many like-minded professionals, partake in networking and social activities and to discuss key learning points and our daily burning issues in one of the most captivating backdrops in Europe,” says Nicolette van Erven, Owner and Managing Director of Congress by design.
Founded in 1968 IAPCO is committed to raising standards of service among its members and in the global meetings industry overall.
Today the Association represents 130 companies comprised of over 7,500 PCOs, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events from 41 countries.
“We welcome and encourage the ambition of event organisers, speakers and delegates who will most certainly leave a lasting impression on the city,” says Nienke van der Malen – van der Horst, director of The Hague Convention Bureau.
The Hague is home to the Dutch Parliament, the Royal Family, and the second largest UN city, with the Peace Palace, the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration located there. More than 30,000 professionals work in one of the 200 international organisations, and there are 111 embassies located in The Hague.