International Client Award

innovation award

Have you developed the perfect client relationship? Why not shout about it!

Apply now (Deadline: 12 December 2017)


Successful relationships and mutual respect between the client and PCO should be celebrated. They lead to efficient, innovative and prosperous meetings and build into long-term relationships. The IAPCO Driving Excellence – Client Award recognises these relationships and rewards them on an international platform acknowledging best practice.


• Entries must be nominated by the IAPCO Company Member.
• Entries are limited to one per Member
• Deadline for submissions is 12 December [annually]


Using the online form located within the IAPCO Member Dashboard – your submission needs to include the following statements which should be provided in no more than 50 words:

• Why this nomination “Should receive the Award”.
• Why this nomination “Supports the Vision of IAPCO”.
• Why this nomination “Furthers the Profession of our Business”.


International Client Award 2016

2016 International Client Award awarded to
EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF)
Vicky Rosin of EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) was the recipient of the award, in acknowledgement of her enthusiasm to deliver the vision and ambition of the congress and for inspiring others. Working in partnership with all the key stakeholders of the City of Manchester, utilising individual talents and pushing boundaries, you produced an exceptional educational congress; and through innovative delivery, the event showcased Manchester as a world leading City of Science.
Nominated by IAPCO Member
Conference Partners, Ireland

International Client Award 2015

2015 International Client Award awarded to
Dr. Bob Heile, PhD., representative of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee:
Described by Arinex as the perfect client, “your dedication to the WiFi standards’ meetings is infectious and your collaborative manner, be it strategic, planning or execution, inspires those around you to want to create the best outcome. You set the benchmark for fantastic meetings, embodying the IAPCO vision as well as your own. And you are driven to continually grow the standards and learning outcomes of the meetings. We understand that you strive for excellence and expect no less from all suppliers. Furthermore, you are committed to providing constructive feedback and work collaboratively to ensure a positive outcome. Your meetings set standards, raise the bar each time and enhance the PCO profession through innovative meeting quality.”
Nominated by IAPCO Member
Arinex pty ltd., Australia

Regional Client Award 2015

2015 Regional Client Award awarded to
European Society for Organ Translation [ESOT]:
Described by AIM Group as “being instrumental in building an advanced and innovative meeting concept, a digitalized conference, interactive, green, and maximising participant engagement and connectivity; concepts that are fundamental to the future of international meetings and ones to which IAPCO thus subscribes. ESOT is very close to IAPCO members, always involving them in the organisation of your conference, as well as the CVBs, even at the Bid stage. We recognise the strong collaboration ESOT has with IAPCO and believe that we share the same vision: fostering education, expanding the network, facilitating exchange with innovation.”
Nominated by IAPCO Member
AIM Group International, Italy

International Client Awards

2014 not awarded
2013 ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) Conference
2012 not awarded
2011 International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
2011 International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
2010 World LP Gas Association
2009 International Society of Blood Transfusion
2008 International Dairy Federation (NZ Organising Committee)
2007 Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin
2006 International Atherosclerosis Society
2005 not awarded
2004 Walter E. Straub, Hofburg Congress Center & Redoutensaele Vienna
2003 International Headache Society
2002 International Union of Microbiologists Societies
2001 World Trade Centers Association
2000 World Heart Federation
1999 not awarded
1998 Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle (FICPI)
1997 International Association of Forensic Science
1996 World Psychiatric Association
1995 International Association on Water Quality
1994 International Fiscal Association
1993 International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI)
1992 International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)

National / Regional Client Awards

2014 Seoul ICM 2014 Organizing Committee – International Congress of Mathematics [National]
2013 European Society of Sexual Medicine [Regional Award]
2013 Australian Prostate Cancer Society [National Award]
2012 PEMC – Pan-Pacific Emergency Medicine Congress 2012 [Regional Award]
2012 CNCC – French Association of Chartered Accountants [National Award]
2011 ESC – European Society of Cardiology
2010 ESMO – European Society for Medical Oncology
2009 European Operation Room Nurses Association Congress [Regional Award]
2009 Seoul Metropolitan Government
2008 Prof. Keeseon Eom, 17th Internatonal Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria
2007 Korean Radiological Society
2006 German Association of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology
2005 Mr. Philip McCabe, Chairman, 39th Apimondia International Apiculture Congress, Dublin
2004 not awarded
2003 Hospital Infection Society
2002 Engineers Australia
2001 Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia General
2000 Staras Ses Isik Muzik Gosterileri TIC, Turkey
2000 European Association of Geo-Scientists & Engineers [Regional Award]
1999 Dr Joel Sadavoy, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto – Ninth International Psychogeriatric Assoc. Congress
1998 Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence
1997 Nederlandse Vereniging van Makelaars in onroerende goederen [Dutch Association of Real Estate Agents (NVM),] Netherlands
1996 National Research Council, Italy
1995 Prof Uri Seligsihn (Special)
1995 Conference Unit of the Commission of the European Union