AIPC

Live events are life changers

AIPC CEO Sven Bossu (pictured) says, with live events coming back, organisers seek, more than ever, to create unique experiences which trigger life impacts and demonstrate the core value of live events. Click here to read the feature in the CMW May/June 2022 Magazine.  Events change our lives. To quote Gabriel Radvansky of the University of Notre Dame: “Events are what happens to us, what we do, w...

AIPC launches Start-Up Lab

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 c...

The Big Resignation – an opportunity?

AIPC CEO Sven Bossu (pictured) says the industry can harness passion and sense of purpose to compete in the jobs market The Big Resignation in the US continues in 2022 – it is expected that 23% of the workforce will seek a new job this year, according to research done by ResumeBuilder. The same is happening in Western Europe, with especially young Europeans re-examining their jobs according to res...

G3 partners release new position paper on ‘Fast Track’ industry recovery

In support of the global return of business events, the G3 Partners – International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), and the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) – have launched a new policy White Paper: Business Events are the Fast Track to Recovery. The report supports advocacy efforts of the business events in...

The coming events revival

Sven Bossu, CEO of AIPC, says live events are coming back because the global economy needs it The year of 2021 has seen us go through the cycle of hope, fear, and disappointment. Most recently, the high hopes continental Europe had for Q4 were crushed by the fourth Covid-wave, which will most likely also push back the projected 2022 business boom in the region. On the other hand, we see business b...

Hiring!

AIPC CEO Sven Bossu writes a column for CMW to discuss opportunities in the events industry: Let us start with the good news: organised events are picking up  again in a rapidly growing part of the world. There is a real eagerness to meet again face-to-face, to do business and indeed to rediscover the beauty of serendipity. However, the lack of qualified staff is impacting the capacity of conventi...

IAPCO and AIPC announce strategic collaboration

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) and AIPC, the association representing international convention centres have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a strategic partnership designed to better understand members activities around research, visibility, and education. Julianne Jammers, board member of AIPC, said: “Alliances will be important to our ...

Aloysius Arlando to step away from Constellar in Singapore

Aloysius Arlando is to step down from his role as chief executive (venues) at Constellar Holdings (formerly SingEx). He will leave on 30 September 2021, in pursuit of personal interests. Announcing the management change, Constellar Holdings said newly appointed Group CEO, Jean-François Quentin, will oversee all matters, including venue management, from 1 October 2021. In events, he will be support...

AIPC awards Shaw Centre with its World’s Best Convention Centre APEX accolade

The Shaw Centre, in Ottawa has been awarded the International Association of Conference Centres’ (AIPC) APEX award for ‘World’s Best Convention Centre’. The award is granted every two years in recognition of the highest rating on client surveys received by a convention centre. An independent ‘blind’ evaluation process carried out by Ipsos international market research company, an...

AIPC announces first 15 successful applicants to its Future Shapers programme

The Association of International Convention Centres (AIPC) has announced 15 successful applicants into its inaugural Future Shapers programme, which kicks off 15 September 2021. The 12 month programme has been designed to support venue managers to develop their high performers, accelerate their leadership skills and provide them with a platform to influence outcomes and improve the industry. AIPC ...

Melbourne CEC’s CEO appointed new AIPC vice-president

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced its chief executive Peter King’s appointment as vice-president of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC)’s Executive Council. Founded in 1958, AIPC is a global network of some 190 leading centres in 61 countries with the active involvement of more than 900 management-level professionals. King says he is excited to ...

AIPC launches Future Shapers

On 9 June, the Association of International Convention Centers (AIPC) launched Future Shapers at its 2021 AIPC Annual Conference. This programme is intended to support venue managers to develop their high performers, accelerate their leadership skills and improve the industry. One of the key challenges facing the venue management industry, having been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, is to r...