IAPCO is closely allied with the leading associations within the meetings industry. Exchange of ideas, concepts and sharing of knowledge is of paramount importance to maintain the meetings industry in the forefront of political and economic thought.
Professional Convention Management Association
PCMA educates, inspires and listens, creating meaningful experiences where passion, purpose and commerce come together. We are the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists providing senior education and networking for the business events sector. PCMA crafts and shares knowledge and market intelligence, enabling organizations to make informed business decisions while providing a platform for peer-to-peer exchange. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries. For more information on the PCMA family of brands, visit PCMA at pcma.org, PCMA Education Foundation at foundation.pcma.org, PCMA Convene magazine at pcmaconvene.org, Digital Experience Institute (DEI) at digitalexperienceinstitute.org and the Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia-Pacific (ICESAP) at icesap.org.
International Pharmaceutical Congress Advisory Association
The mission is to ensure the most beneficial outcome for all parties involved in medical congresses, through the development of common and consistent congress policies and through recognised partnerships with medical societies. The organisation is in regular contact with leading policy-making healthcare organisations. IPCAA is an affiliate member of IFPMA.IPCAA also facilitates and organises platforms for discussion and education of topics amongst relevant meetings industry stakeholders and contributes to improve the understanding of topics such as compliance and transparency.
Events Industry Council
The Events Industry Council (formerly Convention Industry Council) was founded in 1949 by four organisations to facilitate the exchange of information within the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. Now the organisation has grown to include 34 member organisations of which IAPCO is one. EIC’s membership represent more than 103500 individuals and 19500 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. EIC offers many tools and programmes designed to support the industry and meet its challenges; facilitate the exchange of information and ideas; and educate the public on its profound economic impact.
Joint Meetings Industry Council
JMIC was established in 1978 as a vehicle for creating a forum for the exchange of information and perspectives amongst international associations engaged in various aspects of the meetings industry.
Today, JMIC has three primary objectives:
- To create a forum for the exchange of information and expertise amongst organisations that represent the various sectors of the meetings industry;
- To formally recognize the achievements of individuals who have successfully advanced the positioning and professionalism of the industry on an international basis;
- To support and carry out activities that promote the profile and positioning of the meetings industry as a distinct and important part of the global economy.