Our EDGE Seminars provide a comprehensive international and regional educational programme delivered through the IAPCO Training Academy for all levels of staff involved in the meetings and events industry.

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Focused on relevant contemporary themes, the seminars include an exciting calendar of educational, networking, and social programmes.

Meetings and events professionals make new connections and learn new skills through a mix of lectures and practical workshops which are taught by industry leaders during a two or three-day seminar.

EDGE Seminars are taught in English and the content is relevant to early career attendees as well as experienced industry players. Much of the learning is through interactive group work whereby EDGE attendees learn alongside their peers.

There are three annual EDGE Seminars in the IAPCO calendar:

  • EDGE Europe In January
  • EDGE LATAM In October
  • EDGE APAC Dates vary

Who attends an EDGE seminar? 

EDGE seminars provide the opportunity for industry professionals to learn from respected leaders in a hands-on way and to advance their careers while making life-long connections.

While content focuses primarily on professional congress organisations, EDGE seminars will benefit people with >3 years of experience.

  • PCOs/Meeting Planners
  • National/International Organisations
  • Convention Bureaux/Tourism Bodies
  • Congress Centres/Conference Hotels
  • Exhibition Managers
  • Pharma and Medical Device Companies
  • DMCs, AMCs, Travel Agencies

Registration is open to IAPCO members and non-members. An IAPCO EDGE Seminar usually attracts +/-60 regional registrants but participants from across the world can attend. (Max. 75 participants) 

There is Albert Cronheim Scholarship available to non-IAPCO members and includes registration fees for an EDGE seminar.


The Scholarship has been created to acknowledge the contribution made by Albert to the creation of the IAPCO Educational Programme.

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IAPCO EDGE Seminars are a unique opportunity for IAPCO Member PCOs to raise their company profile and showcase their destination to the global IAPCO community and bring high-quality IAPCO education to your destination.