Attracting Membership from different Geographies and Cultures

How Associations can broaden their Educational Offering - a Knowledge Article form IAPCO

Most medical associations exist to advance the body of knowledge in their field. Surveys and feedback from members of different organisations confirm that education and development is a key motivator to become a part of a professional society.

The changing landscape of medical meetings

Over the last decade the world has experienced major political, economic and cultural upheavals. And these upheavals have had significant socio-economic impact. The way businesses operate today is very different to what it used to be a decade back.Since the global economic crash in 2007-2008, disruption has been the main stay for businesses. A number of industries have not recovered and, if anything, they have changed the way they do business today. This has had a direct impact on the meetings industry.

Producing Less Waste Is Quickly Becoming a Priority for Events Worldwide

What really makes the Generation of Millennial Association Activists tick?

It all starts with values Faced with a shrinking pool of funds and increased competition, associations have understood the importance of rationalization and have been slowly but surely becoming more and more business-like. The use of managerial tools, techniques and modes of thinking is no longer the exception in the world of associations. Author: Jwana Ribeiro da Silva, Team Member of Association Management Division, K.I.T. Group.

Why the attendee experience matters

Designing The Future of Association Events

Attracting & Retaining Young Talent

Making room for the younger generation Author: Sissi Lygnou, AFEA Travel & Congress Service

How #Millennials are #Slaying the Business Events Industry

Opinion: The art of creating incompetence

Case Study - Stronger Together The Sum of the Whole is Greater than its Individual Parts

Education and Capacity Building of the Association Executive

With often limited budgets, associations struggle to recruit specialised talent For many years, the profession of the association executive was perceived as standing in the shadow of the corporate world. Associations, still today, are often regarded as the scaled-down version of the more nimble and ever-changing private sector.

SOS on Lampedusa

A tiny island at the epicenter of the European global migration crisis served as training ground for a small medical event making a big impact.

The often-feared Issues of Compliance & Regulation

Technology, Looking Outside of the Events Industry

Seek inspiration outside of the Events Industry to remain Cutting Edge Featured in HQ Magazine. Author: Andrew Dergousoff, Chief Technology Officer and Partner, International Conference Services Ltd.

Creating and Growing Premier Diabetes Congress

World Forum raises awareness on water related issues

IAPCO Focus on Brazil

Mathias Posch, President of International Conference Services Ltd, was elected IAPCO President at the largest-ever IAPCO Annual General Assembly in Tokyo in February and takes over from outgoing President Jan Tonkin for a two-year term. His presidency, and his commitment to focus on the Latin American PCO sector, ties in with the recent signing of a collaboration partnership agreement between IAPCO and the Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau.

PCMA Column (The PCO) Keynoters: Should you choose Humility Over Celebrity

A well-known personality can pull in a crowd, but a humble storyteller can add purpose and credibility to your event.

The perfect equation for a successful Annual Meeting

High quality education + networking x cultural understanding = a memorable IAPCO gathering

From Local to Global. The Asian Association Market (HQ Magazine)

Today we hear about Asian powerhouses emerging everywhere. Businesses are being bought and consolidation and rebranding takes places. Even Asian brands emerge more often, HuaWai and Mi are now household brands, MG cars re-emerged being a Chinese owned brand, back from the past. It would seem that Asia is slowly taking its fair share on the global market. But in comparison to this, we see very few societies emerge.

A Deep Dive in the European Bubble (HQ Magazine)

What's in it for your Association? Forget about Belgian Beer: Why Brussels is a top hub for Associations Main changes in 2018 and opportunities for International Associations


Innovation in Knowledge Exchange - Hackathons - co-creating the future. Feature article in The PCO, by IAPCO Member MCI Brazil

Creating a Sense of Belonging, Engaging Members

As individuals, we are craving to be part of a wider community. Some want to lead, some want to be led but we all thrive in an environment where there is a sense of belonging, in a place where we can share our knowledge and form positive, lasting relationships.

The Added Value of PCOs (Boardroom)

The Annual Meeting of the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers in Tokyo last February was the occasion for Boardroom to gain deeper insights into what PCOs in general could offer associations. In order for you to understand in turn, we asked four of them, all located in four different corners of the world, the following questions: 1 ) What is, according to you, the added value for an association to work with a PCO? 2) What are the latest trends you have experienced regarding association conferences/meetings? 3) What does it mean to you and to your clients to be IAPCO certified? Here are their answers.

New president commits to furthering IAPCO in Asia

Expanding global outreach is more than just a ‘tick’ on the map, it is the responsibility of all to make this their future goal.

No need for tricks in magical organisations! (Eventos Latinoamericanos)

A Broader Perspective (Boardroom)

Keeping Learning at the Leading EDGE (Convention Source)


Understanding ‘Cultural Intelligence’ (CIM)

Competition Among Associations (HQ)

Beyond Business Card Etiquette (HQ)

India: an obvious choice for international associations (meetme)

Doctor’s Prescriptions for Medical Congresses in Europe (Boardroom)

Membership Frameworks for Today’s Associations (HQ)

Maximising the “Value” from Business Events (Eventos Latinoamericanos)

Meet the Buyers – Dubai (AMI)

Can a Regional Association Go Global (Headquarters)

A Culinary Experience and a Lasting Legacy (Headquarters)

Becoming Mindfeeders (Boardroom)

Challenges & Opportunities for 21st Century Associations (Headquarters)

Tripartite Economic Summit opens up trade doors for Auckland (Headquarters)

Nuevo Media Partner para IAPCO (Eventos Latinoamericanos)

How Do You Give Back To A Destination? (Convene)

Volunteering & Governance Psychological Contracts in Action (Headquarters)

5 Innovative Meeting Formats (Convene)

Diversifying Your Revenues Creative Membership and Sponsorship Structures (Boardroom)

Understanding Regulations and Cultural Differences in a Global World (Boardroom)

Meet Jan Tonkin (Convene)

Innovations for Associations (Headquarters)

Experts in Dynamic Global Education: The EDGE programme in Taipei (Headquarters Asia)

Three Legacy Opportunities for Associations in Global Destinations (Boardroom)

Unprecedented IAPCO AM&GA Attendance in Dubai (Headquarters Asia)

EDGE Goes to Taiwan (Boardroom)

How One Annual Meeting Session Shook up the Panel Format (Convene)

Global Strategies for Associations (Headquarters)


Cultural differences: Training the next generation

Raising Money & Generating Income in an Interconnected World


Global Alliances:why cross-sector partnerships can take associations and corporates to the next level

Compliance in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors


New Association Frontiers from IMEA to N-11

JUMP to it – Is Sustainability at top of your list

What is Reputation and Why is it Important?


Sustainability: Lessons learnt from the Great Earthquake of 2011

Emerging Countries in the Association World

Communication and Collaborative Communication

IAPCO partners with PCMA – Interview with President


Association Executives – Management Skills are the Key

Compli… Complimentary… Compliance … Complicated!

Sustainability: not only the Planet, but also the People


Tools & Technology for connecting Conference Participants