ICCA, AIPC and UFI release Good Practice Guide

The International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) have announced the release of a global good practice guide for business events. The ‘Good Practice Guide: Addressing Covid-19 Requirements for Re-Opening Business Events’ was jointly produced by all three or...

Are we ready for the next downturn?

Aloysius Arlando, President of AIPC, imparts some lessons learned during the financial crisis.   As most of the world seems to teeter on the edge of a growing expectation of economic downturn, if not recession, it is an interesting time to reflect on what we may have learned through the last cycle. We would certainly be coming off a high – recent industry surveys having shown some of the high...

AIPC appoints first CEO

AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres, has appointed its first CEO, Sven Bossu (pictured). He will report directly to the AIPC Board and started his new role on 1 May. The association has also engaged Interel, a professional association management company. The moves indicate a bold move by AIPC towards raising the professionalism of the association as a global industry leader. ...

JMIC creates portal for accessing Covid-19 resources

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) website ( has been re-purposed to create a point of access for a wide range of Covid-19 related materials, information and resources for industry members. “This is simply about facilitating sharing,” said JMIC President Kai Hattendorf. “Our intent is not to replicate content – we are all awash in information right now. Instead we a...

AIPC and UFI Guide to Good Practices made available to wider industry

AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres and UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, are now making their recently developed Guide to Good Practices for the management of Covid-19 health and operational challenges, available to all industry members.

AIPC to turn Annual Conference into broader Covid-19 industry Forum

International venue association AIPC issued the following statement, 19 March, relating to the Covid-19 crisis and the association’s 2020 Annual Conference:

AIPC and UFI release venue guide for handling coronavirus

AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, have released a guide to good practice for venues in handling the coronavirus.

Industry associations combine efforts to tackle coronavirus threat

AIPC, ICCA, UFI and SISO are joining forces in their efforts to tackle the threat of the coronavirus.

Telling our story with the UN SDGs

For a number of years, convention centres have been looking for more appropriate ways to illustrate the broader benefits they generate for both global and community development.

Embracing change for events success

AIPC President Aloysius Arlando discusses creating unity from disruptive change.