Education is at the core of IAPCO and everything the Association does revolves around it.

IAPCO firmly believes education is essential to further and maintain a high professional standard in the organisation and administration of congresses, conferences and other international and national meetings or special events.

IAPCO EDucation

Education Offering

Our Training Academy and webEDGE Taskforce are actively working in building and refreshing best-in-class programmes, supporting our mission to enhance the quality of the services delivered by our industry.

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webEDGE is IAPCO’s unique online-learning platform. It contains hours of education (CMP accredited) designed by professionals for professionals (PCOs / Meeting Planners, Associations, CVBs, Meeting Venues, Project Managers / Assistants in the meetings industry).

Access is free for employees of IAPCO member companies, and packages are offered for non-members.

Visit webEDGE for more information.

 EDGE seminar logo IAPCO EDGE Seminars are two or three-day in-person seminars for meetings and events professionals to learn new skills through a mix of lectures and practical workshops, taught by industry leaders.

  • Europe – January
  • LATAM – October
  • APAC – dates vary

Registration is payable and open to members and non-members.

Find out more about Delivering an EDGE Seminar

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IAPCO Impact Dialogues are 60-minute online panel discussions to trigger reflection and discussion amongst industry practitioners with audience Q&A.

They are free and open to all.

IAPCO Hosted EDGE IAPCO Hosted EDGE is a programme designed for organisations wishing to tailor an EDGE Seminar for a specific audience (limited to an organisation, country, specific topic…). If you are interested in hosting an EDGE Seminar for your community, we will work with you in designing and delivering the perfect programme. IAPCO will send a team of experts appropriate to the seminar content or we can deliver a seminar remotely in virtual formats. Registration is restricted and managed by the host.

Find out more about Hosting an EDGE Seminar

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IAPCO participates in panel discussions and delivers education sessions at major industry events around the world.
Requests to speak at events where we believe we can contribute value will be taken into consideration. Email with details of your request. Find out more about our next engagements in the Event Calendar and come meet us.
CEO meet-up


CEO Meet-Up is an online coaching leadership program, facilitated by a professional moderator. Everyone involved will benefit from the interactive coaching sessions that are held monthly in small groups.

Email to be notified of the next session.

Participation is restricted to IAPCO members, and the program is payable.

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At the Annual Meeting & General Assembly, IAPCO members gather together from across the globe to experience quality education, knowledge-share and a fabulous social programme provided by the local hosts.

Participation is restricted to IAPCO members and IAPCO partners and is payable.

Check our calendar of events for upcoming learning opportunities:

Education Journey through IAPCO

With the IAPCO education program, you can embark on a continuous growth and improvement journey as an events professional.

From marketing to technology and sustainability, our courses, seminars and workshops are designed to give you the tools to succeed in the fast-paced world of meetings and events.

From beginner to expert, our programs are tailored to meet the needs of every stage of your career.

Education Journey with IAPCO 2024

Recognising Excellence within the IAPCO Community

Every year IAPCO members have the incredible opportunity to nominate individuals and organizations that have showcased excellence, quality, and significant contributions to the meetings industry.

The three IAPCO Driving Excellence Awards are coveted by those who seek acknowledgment for their exceptional work and dedication.

IAPCO Driving Excellence Awards