AIPC

How to meet the needs of millennial travellers

In this guest blog, AIPC President Aloysius Arlando looks into the future and highlights the importance of meeting millennial business travellers expectations.   By 2020, millennials will make up more than half of the global workforce and account for the largest segment of business travellers[1]. Millennials are a unique group, with expectations and experience-seeking that is very different from t...

Prescription for success

Chief operating officer Maurits van der Sluis illuminates The RAI Amsterdam’s welcome approach for Medical Conferences.   A big issue for medical congress organisers today is the need to comply with local rules in every country. In Europe, these rules tend to apply on an EU-wide level. In particular, regulations for the advertising of medications can affect the organisation of a conference. In Ams...

The biggest news from AIPC’s annual conference

The 2018 AIPC Annual Conference, held in early July in London, together with its component General Assembly, generated a series of decisions and announcements from the global association. Thess included: The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur was selected as the site of the 2020 AIPC Annual Conference. The choice represents an Asian rotation and demonstrates...

AIPC celebrates APEX award at London garden party

International venue association AIPC held a summer garden party in the heart of London 3 July, part of its annual conference programme. The reception, held at the QEII Centre, saw the presentation of the prestigious AIPC APEX award to Valencia Conference Centre. The AIPC Apex Award is presented to the convention centre with the highest client satisfaction rating over the past two years. The evenin...

Malaysia’s MITEC joins International Association of Convention Centres

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has joined the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) and will participate in the 13th Annual AIPC Sales and Marketing Summit, which is held in co-operation with IMEX in Frankfurt, Germany, 15-17 May. MITEC CEO, Gunther Beissel, said: “Joining AIPC will further support MITEC’s growing reputation as a brand-new venue a...

Focus and flexibility

AIPC president Aloysius Arlando says flexibility is key to taking advantage of opportunities in the year ahead. Was 2017 a good year for the 186 AIPC members? In most performance terms, 2017 was in fact a very good year as a continuation of a growth pattern, since the global financial crisis in 2008, at a rate that has even exceeded growth in global GDP. However, it was also a time of many challen...