IAPCO Session for IMEX Community Day – 12 May 2020

Become empowered for the brave new digital world
Time: 10:00 CET
Speaker:  David Meade
Moderator: Martin Boyle, CEO, IAPCO
You can receive the recording of the session by clicking the link below

In this immersive session, BBC’s David Meade will share insight and research on how high performing teams, individuals, and organisations bounce back, build resilience, and achieve world class performance against the odds. He’ll also show how simple tools can be used to skyrocket engagement and retention in online meetings, webinars, and learning. The session will show:

  • How to build resilience and collective ambition through change
  • How to motivate, engage and empower your team fit for a brave new digital world – shifting the value proposition for delegates and sponsors
  • How to transform your next virtual education session from zoom doom to a more interactive multimedia experience that will truly move the needle on the learning experience and performance of participants
  • Why bitesize, chunked micro learning is the most effective mode of delivery and retention of knowledge-share in the virtual learning environment


David Meade

David Meade is a world-class international corporate speaker, performer and TV personality with a renowned reputation for helping organisations work more effectively. His mindreading, and mentalist skills impress and baffle worldwide audiences making his entertainment and keynotes hard to forget. His sought-after services are applicable to any industry, engagement, or occasion. David always guarantees a highly energetic, fun and engaging session.


Martin Boyle, IAPCO CEO

In April 2019, Martin joined the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) as the new CEO where he oversees the strategic management of the not-for-profit membership association whose members managed over 18,600 events in 2018 alone worth a total economic impact value of over 9.1 billion euros.

Martin has a wealth of experience and a strategic vision that has been shaped over decades of working across a number of countries in the events and meetings industry. After university and a successful run as a restauranteur, he launched an event management start-up in Canada in the late 1990’s.  At the same time, he launched Edgepostcards.com, a digital marketing company whose purpose was to take event photography on-line and link event attendees to corporate and charity sponsors’ on-line presence (pre-Facebook and twitter).   For the past 15 years, he has focussed his attention and built his knowledge and experience of corporate, NGO and association conference business as part of an international convention centre team, then as a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) in the UK and 6 years as the Director of Europe for the partner and government-funded Convention Bureau of Sydney, Australia.

He is a strong believer that events drive positive societal and economic change.