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25th IFES World Summit

June 18 - June 22

Join us at IFES World Summit 2024

2024 IFES World Summit: Sailing the Seas of Innovation

With a climate, averaging a balmy 320 days of sunshine per year, Malaga’s Mediterranean charm and vibrant culture will provide the perfect backdrop for members from across the globe to engage and forge new connections. This summit aims to foster these relationships, providing a platform to share knowledge, ideas, and innovation in an environment where new perspectives are embraced.

The 2024 Summit theme “Sailing the Seas of Innovation” is not only symbolic but a commitment to explore uncharted waters and steer our industry towards new horizons. We invite you to navigate new waters with colleagues, potential partners, and friends. The relationships you form here will be the wind in your sails, propelling your exhibition endeavours to new heights.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a truly transformative event. Your participation in the 2024 IFES World Summit is not just an investment in your future but a commitment to the growth and success of our global network.

IAPCO is one of the Official Partner Associations of IFES.


About IFES

IFES is the international umbrella federation for all national/country associations whose member-companies are active in the exhibition-services- and event-marketing-sector. The purpose of IFES is to promote the commercial, professional and socio-political interests of its country member associations on an international level.

Founded in 1984, IFES grew from a few countries into a global organisation with 27 member countries. Today, IFES represents more than 1600 Exhibition Industry companies. IFES is the only organisation dedicated to the specific needs of exposition designers and providers of tradeshow services.

IFES is governed by a board of representatives comprising representatives of its member companies.


Sarah Markey-Hamm joining a panel discussion on Wednesday 19th June 2024

“Discover the secret to success in the exhibition and event industry by exploring the power of collaboration!”

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion led by IFES Board Member, Peter Theodorides on 19th June from 12pm to 12.30pm. During this discussion, industry leaders Tina Toribaba ( Public Relations Manager at This is Athens- Convention & Visitors Bureau), Sarah Markey-Hamm (President at IAPCO), and Chris Griffin (President at EDPA) will share their experiences and insights. Each panelist brings a wealth of knowledge from their roles as leaders in their respective associations. The discussion will focus on how inter-association collaboration promotes industry growth, personal development, and advocacy, while benefiting both members and industry segments.


June 18
June 22
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Gran Hotel Miramar
22-24 Paseo de Reding
Málaga, 29016 Spain
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