IAPCO’s Quality Programme

IAPCO is committed to raising standards of service among its members and other sectors of the meetings industry by means of continuing education and interaction with other professionals. IAPCO is the universally accepted benchmark for quality within congress organisation and is the global branding of excellence for the meetings industry. Thus, IAPCO membership offers a unique quality assurance recognised by congress clients and suppliers all over the world.

IAPCO applies a strict Quality Control process for members involving:


  • Submission of specific data annually on two congresses which are “in progress”, verified by the Quality Committee, as proof of continued PCO activities.
  • An annual self-assessment by means of a “Self Assessment Checklist”.
  • Attendance at IAPCO’s Seminar on Quality Management at least once every three years.

You can find a list indicating the members who have fulfilled these obligations and who have submitted the annual Congress Checklist and the annual Self Assessment Checklist on Members’ Participation. IAPCO publishes this information about member compliance with “IAPCO’s Code of Quality Control” so that it is accessible to members, suppliers and clients alike.