IAPCO is committed to raising standards of service among its members and other sectors of the meetings industry by means of continuing education and interaction with other professionals. IAPCO is the universally accepted benchmark for quality within congress organisation and is the global branding of excellence for the meetings industry. Thus, IAPCO membership offers a unique quality assurance recognised by congress clients and suppliers all over the world.
IAPCO applies a strict Quality Control process for members involving:
- Submission of specific data annually on two congresses which are “in progress”, verified by the Quality Committee, as proof of continued PCO activities.
- An annual self-assessment by means of a “Self Assessment Checklist”.
- Attendance at IAPCO’s Annual Meeting at least once every three years.
Having achieved the specialist standard required of the Association to become an IAPCO member, and having continually met the strict quality criteria each year, all members of IAPCO are Accredited Members.
Any member who does not meet the strict quality criteria each year, will have their membership Under Review until such time as the criteria are met.
Any member whose Under Review status remains in place for more than one year, will have their membership Under Suspension, and their membership privileges denied. Failure to rectify the position, will result in a recommendation for Termination of Membership at the next General Assembly.