IAPCO’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD ECONOMY
With more than 115 members in over 42 countries, IAPCO members provide consulting and organisation services for clients to the highest standard. IAPCO members organise every year in excess of 6600 meetings worldwide totalling over 2.56 million delegates and more than 0.5 million square metres of exhibits, thus representing an economic impact of over 4.15 billion euros.
QUALITY AND PROFESSIONALISM
IAPCO was founded in 1968 by professionals for professionals engaged in the organisation and management of international congresses, conventions and special events; professional conference organisers (PCOs). Its aims include promotion of the profession for the congress organiser and the highest standards in event planning and administration. A major part of IAPCO is to provide specialist training for PCOs and all sectors of the meetings industry. IAPCO’s education programme is regulated by the IAPCO Training Academy.