IAPCO is committed to raising the standards of service and professionalism within the meetings industry.

In addition to our accreditation and education programs, IAPCO also undertakes several initiatives to engage the industry and its stakeholders.

Strategic Partnerships

IAPCO is committed to building strategic partnerships with organizations that share our mission of promoting excellence in the professional congress organization (PCO) industry. These partnerships enable us to collaborate on initiatives that benefit our members, the PCO community, and the meetings industry.

IAPCO collaborate on a variety of initiatives with several of our Strategic Partners to:

  • Share knowledge and best practices
  • Develop training and education programs
  • Promoting the congress industry to potential clients
  • Support research and innovation


UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

IAPCO is committed to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and our initiatives are designed to help the meetings industry make a positive impact on the planet and the people who live on it. By working together, we can create a more sustainable future for the meetings and events industry.

IAPCO initiatives focus on four key areas:

  • Sustainable Meetings
  • Social Responsibility
  • Education and Training
  • Advocacy


IAPCO is committed to advocating on behalf of the business events industry. We believe that business events are essential for economic growth and social development, and they bring together people from all over the world to share ideas, knowledge, and experiences. They also generate billions of dollars in economic activity and create jobs.

IAPCO works with governments, industry partners, and other stakeholders to advocate for policies and practices that support sustainable and responsible meetings.

IAPCO’s advocacy work focuses on three key areas:

  • Promoting the economic and social benefits of business events
  • Encouraging the development of sound public policy for business events
  • Increasing the professionalism of the PCO industry

Online Platforms

IAPCO’s online platforms are a key part of our mission to advance the meetings industry. They provide PCOs and other meetings professionals with access to a wealth of resources.


webEDGE E-Learning High-quality, peer-reviewed education: Our webEDGE platform offers a comprehensive online learning programme covering all aspects of congress project management.

IAPCO Job Board

A resource facilitating the connection between the meetings industry companies and meeting professionals: Our Job Board provides a space for promoting new vacancies for a variety of positions, from entry-level to executive, in all areas of the meetings industry.
IAPCO Member Hub

Opportunities to network with peers: Our online Member Hub allows members to connect with other PCOs and industry professionals from around the world.
Knowledge Hub

Up-to-date industry news and information: Our Knowledge Hub provides members with access to news articles, white papers, and other resources on a wide range of industry topics.