IAPCO is administered by a Council consisting of at least eight and up to eleven Company Members, among them a President, a Vice-President and a Treasurer. Eight members of the Council are elected by the members at the General Assembly. The elected members can co-opt up to three other members for a period of one year. Council may also invite members of the Association to report on various administrative topics and as such to participate in specific elements of Council meetings.

The work of the Council is to administer the Association, to ensure that the quality standards as set are maintained, to serve the members and to guide IAPCO as the leading authority on professional congress organisation worldwide. Furthermore the Council is responsible for ensuring that IAPCO fulfils its responsibilities in accordance with the Statutes in a professional manner and in accordance with the laws of the land, and operates in a businesslike and financially viable manner.


  • MathiasMathias Posch: IAPCO President
    President, International Conference Services Ltd
    300-1201 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E2V, Canada
    Tel: +1 604 681 2153 · Fax: +1 604 681 1049
    E-mail: ·
  • oriOri Lahav: IAPCO Vice President
    VP Client & Operations, Kenes Group
    Kenes Group Building, Ha’yarden 2, PO Box 56, Airport City 70100, Israel
    Tel: +972 3 972 7500
    E-mail: ·
  • Jan-TonkinJan Tonkin: IAPCO Immediate Past President
    Managing Director, The Conference Company
    PO Box 90-040, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Tel: +64 9 360 1240 · Fax: +64 9 360 1242
    E-mail: ·
  • council_av_colour_sml_oldKeith Burton: IAPCO Treasurer
    Managing Director, African Agenda
    Suite 231, Private Bag X18, Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town, South Africa
    Tel: +27 21 683 2934
    E-mail: ·
  • council_av_colour_sml_oldBarbara Calderwood: IAPCO Council
    MCI United Kingdom (Petersfield)
    Durford Mill, Petersfield, Hampshire. GU31 5AZ, UK
    Tel: +44 1730 821969
    E-mail: ·
  • council_av_colour_sml_oldMonica Freire: IAPCO Council
    AIM Group International Lisbon Office
    Av Conde Valbom, 6 – 5th Floor, 1050-068 Lisbon, Portugal
    Tel: +351 21 324 50 40
    E-mail: ·
  • council_av_colour_sml_oldSarah Markey-Hamm: IAPCO Council
    CEO, ICMS Pty Ltd
    PO Box 170, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Victoria 3006, Australia
    Tel: +61 3 9810 0200
    E-mail: ·
  • kayoKayo Nomura: IAPCO Council
    Chief International Relations Executive, Congress Corporation
    Kohsai Kaikan Bldg, 5-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8481, Japan
    Tel: +81 3 5216 5551 · Fax: +81 3 5216 5552
    E-mail: ·
  • council_av_colour_sml_oldNicolette van Erven: IAPCO Council
    Managing Director, Congress by design bv
    PO Box 77, 3480 DB Harmelen, Netherlands
    Tel: +31 88 0898101
    E-mail: ·

Contact the Secretariat

IAPCO is administered by a full-time secretariat, based in the UK.

Sarah Storie-Pugh, Executive Director, IAPCO
Brambles House, Colwell Road, Freshwater, PO40 9SL, UK
Fax: 44 1983 755546


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