IAPCO recognises the important role that destinations play in the successful support and delivery of professional meetings and events. It is through strong and mutually-focused relationships that destinations and PCOs can collaborate together to achieve great results. Our destination partners believe in the strength of such relationships.

City of Athens | This is Athens

This is Athens is the global brand promoting the city as a destination for leisure tourism, conferences, events, and education. We utilize B2B marketing channels and initiatives to develop local and international collaborations, and we work to identify opportunities for new thematic tourism products such as yachting, religious tourism, and athletics.

Our strategy is to invest in partnerships with the local conference and meetings industry and to provide support for local and international tourism professionals. Our mission is to extend the tourism season in Athens beyond the summer months by increasing the number of visitors, conferences and events scheduled during the autumn and winter months.

Visit website – www.thisisathens.org/acvb

Meet Boston

The Meet Boston mission is to elevate Boston’s vibrant neighbourhoods and diverse people, amplifying their stories and sharing them locally and across the globe. They deliver exciting and inclusive programs and services that drive the local economy by unifying an eclectic range of community stakeholders around the opportunities, experiences and energy that define the destination and enhance its industry.

The tenets of the Meet Boston team are to be inclusive, newsworthy, historic, transformative and proud. Above all else, Meet Boston is an organisation in motion, just like the dynamic destination they are charged with marketing to all audiences in all seasons.

www.meetboston.com

Dubai Business Events

Dubai is one of the world’s most dynamic cities and a truly unique destination. By hosting your business event in the Emirate you have access to in-depth knowledge and unrivalled connections, plus the benefit of a world-class infrastructure. Dubai Business Events is the official convention bureau for Dubai. Our team of highly specialized professionals has extensive knowledge about Dubai and can offer free and impartial advice, guidance and support to international business event organizers in planning international meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions in the Emirate. We have offices in Dubai and across 12 cities around the world. And we partner with hundreds of hotels, venues, PCOs, DMCs and other service providers in Dubai, representing the best the city has to offer. As a member of the BestCities Global Alliance, we guarantee the highest level of service. There’s no charge for our services and you have full control over how much involvement you want or need from us.

Visit website – www.dubaibusinessevents.com

Frankfurt CVB

The Frankfurt Convention Bureau (FCB) is a special business unit of the Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board and a centre of competence for all matters relating to the planning and performance of congresses, conferences, events and incentives within Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region. Aside from being present at numerous national and international trade shows, the FCB also works to promote the positive image of Frankfurt as an international congress and conference destination. The FCB supports event organisers in submitting congress bids, finding optimal locations for special events, making hotel room reservations and securing special ticket allotments for the local public transport system.

Visit website – www.meetfrankfurt.com

Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong is the ideal hub for international conventions of the highest global standards, with its a prime location in the heart of Asia, peerless infrastructure, award-winning venues, and world-class professionalism, Asia’s world city is ready to help you deliver a successful and seamless convention that will attract international experts and thought-leaders. Hong Kong’s core values:

  • Gateway to mainland China
  • Business-friendly environment
  • Visa free for over 170 nationalities
  • Over 3,200 scheduled passenger flights every week from over 180 worldwide destinations
  • Half the world’s population within 5 hours’ flying time

Visit website – www.mehongkong.com

Fáilte Ireland logo

As the National Tourism Development Authority, Fáilte Ireland’s role is to support the long-term sustainable growth in the economic, social, cultural and environmental contribution of tourism to Ireland. Fáilte Ireland works in partnership with Government, State agencies, Local Authorities, representative groups and industry, to develop tourism across Ireland by creating destination development plans and networks, investing in infrastructure, activities, visitor attractions and festivals. Fáilte Ireland also provides consumer and buyer insights, mentoring, business supports and training programmes and buyer platforms to help tourism businesses innovate and grow.

Visit website – www.failteireland.ie

Japan National Tourism Organisation

Japan offer top-class settings for international conferences, boasting superior infrastructure including convention facilities, hotels and transportation systems, while also promising fascinating cultural experiences and delicious dining opportunities in safe urban environments. Moreover, high concentrations of academic and research institutions with advanced R&D capabilities and corporate clusters with superior technical skills give Japan particular advantages in hosting international meetings. Organizers who choose to hold events in Japan can anticipate that interaction with such academic institutions, research centers and corporations will provide conference participants with intellectual stimulation and create opportunities for innovation.

Japan Convention Bureau at JNTO will support you and your clients to further enhance the value of your international conferences and boost attendee satisfaction to even higher levels.

Visit website – www.japanmeetings.org

MCB and MCEC

Melbourne is undisputedly the cultural capital of Australia, a creative and innovative city with a vibrant culture of events and bringing people together. A city where the world’s brightest minds gather to inspire, share knowledge and create real change in world-leading research and development, it’s the ideal destination to host business events. Melbourne continues to be the destination of choice for associations and corporate organisations largely due to its city-wide collaboration led by the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB). As a full-service convention bureau, the MCB team provides advice and assistance in acquiring and delivering national and global business events for Melbourne and regional Victoria. This is achieved through partnering with the Victorian State Government, City of Melbourne, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), and over 200 private enterprise partners. The city’s unique offering of world-class infrastructure paves the way for highly successful conferences and events, with world-leading facilities and venues, the pinnacle of which is the MCEC, its’ knowledge and innovation credentials, easy accessibility from across the globe and diversity of exclusive premium experiences. Get in touch and discover the difference for your next event.

Visit website – www.melbournecb.com.au | www.mcec.com.au

Rwanda Convention Bureau

The land of a thousand hills, Rwanda offers the unforgettable African experience, in a safe and secure environment.

Rwanda and its capital city Kigali, have been ranked the third most popular destinations in the whole of Africa for accommodating international association meetings and events by ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association.

The Rwanda Convention Bureau represents the best interests of Rwanda’s MICE tourism industry, its stakeholders and offers free impartial advice, guidance and support to international event planners and buyers, incentive, association and convention organizers through every stage of planning.

Visit website – www.rcb.rw

Destination Toronto

Toronto – a global leader in the Tech and Finance sectors, is located in the centre of Canada and is an international air travel hub for North America with 1100+ flights daily via 66 airlines. It is also the Centre of Medical Excellence with nine teaching hospitals affiliated to the University of Toronto in the heart of downtown. Excite your senses to the sights, sounds and taste of a multicultural city with creativity and unlimited possibilities! Count on Destination Toronto, Canada’s #1 CVB in client services, to provide ideas to inspire your attendees. We share your passion for success and will ensure your conference exceeds your expectations.

Visit website – www.destinationtoronto.com

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