Driving Excellence Awards

IAPCO is committed to raising standards of service among all sectors of the meetings industry by means of continuing education, interaction, and recognition of professionals.

As part of this commitment, IAPCO has created a programme of Driving Excellence Awards to recognise excellence within the IAPCO member community.

Nominated by IAPCO members, IAPCO Driving Excellence Awards are presented annually and have long been coveted by those who seek acknowledgement for their quality and contribution to the meetings industry by IAPCO.

Every year, IAPCO seeks nominations from across its member community for 3 unique awards.

IAPCO Driving Excellence Awards

IAPCO Driving Excellence Collaboration Award

Collaboration Award

Supported by IBTM

Collaboration is key to all that IAPCO believes. Behind each successful event is a solid and dependable partnership that seeks to deliver excellence. The IAPCO Collaboration Award celebrates these partnerships.

Hero Award

Supported by the IAPCO Destination Partners

The Destination Partners of IAPCO wish to recognise a team member who has gone above and beyond in current year, and shown an aptitude for advancement in the meetings industry and for making significant contributions out-with their position within the company.


IAPCO Driving Excellence Hero Award

IAPCO Driving Excellence Innovation Award

Innovation Award

supported by IMEX

Finding creative solutions to meet the frequent challenges encountered when organising an international congress is a day-to-day occurrence, however, such initiatives and indeed innovations frequently go unrecognised. This Innovation Award is to recognise those individuals who find the creative solution.

Previous Winners

IAPCO Innovation Award winner Ms Hyojung Ok of EZpmp receiving the award at IMEX Frankfurt 2022 Gala Dinner

APCO Driving Excellence Collaboration Award to Sissi Lygnou, CEO of Greek PCO AFEA and Ariadne Stagkou-Bell, CSR & Communication Specialist, CSR HELLAS