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IAPCO heads to Basel

The International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO) will be hosting a conference at the Congress Center Ba­sel for 130 delegates, 14-17 February. The non-profit organisation aims to raise the standards of service in the congress industry. And this is also the motto for its annual meeting, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary when it is staged in Basel. “Since our co...

Austrian PCO Tyrol Congress becomes IAPCO member

Austrian PCO Tyrol Congress has been accredited as a member of the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO). It becomes only the fifth Austrian PCO to be accredited by IAPCO. Mathias Posch, IAPCO president, commented: “The PCO Tyrol Congress team have done an excellent job for many years, and it was therefore only a matter of time before it qualified to become accred...

IAPCO brings an EDGE to The Hague

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 Dynam...

IAPCO appoints new CEO

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 ...

Kigali and IAPCO agreement expands association’s reach in Africa

The Rwanda Convention Bureau and IAPCO (the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) have signed a destination partnership agreement, which the association hopes will expand its reach in Africa. Having previously established destination partnerships in Europe, North America, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Australasia, Rwanda completes IAPCO’s stable of regionally exclus...

Tributes paid to Gonzalo Perez Constanzó

Industry tributes have been paid to former IAPCO president and long-time industry advocate Gonzalo Perez Constanzó, who passed away at the German Hospital in Buenos Aires on 26 May. He had battled with cancer for a few years. A statement by IAPCO said: “We shall remember Gonzalo as a great champion of IAPCO and our mission, a man that has given so much to our association. “Gonzalo was a much respe...

Tokyo turnout a record for IAPCO

International PCO association IAPCO marked its 50th anniversary with a record attendance for its Annual Meeting. The meeting, held in Tokyo in February, drew over 100 members and destination partners from over 32 countries, making it the largest IAPCO has ever held. The IAPCO Annual Meeting in Tokyo was an all around success, in large due to the outstanding organisation by our Japanese friends, wh...

IAPCO thinks big in Tokyo as new president charts new course

Mathias Posch, president of International Conference Services Ltd, has been elected president of the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO). The association’s largest-ever IAPCO Annual General Assembly took place in Tokyo last week, and saw Posch take over from outgoing president Jan Tonkin for a two-year term. “Meeting Quality – is more than just a tagline, ...