IAPCO President Sarah Markey-Hamm shares insights on Asia-Pacific's strengths, talent retention, and the crucial need for a consistent global message. In an interview with TTG Asia discussing the future of the meetings industry at the link, Sarah discussed the continued allure of Asia-Pacific and Australia for meetings. She highlighted the regional strengths, emphasizing the need to "sexy up" the industry to attract the next generation. Sarah advocated for a consistent global message about the sector's impact, innovation, and economic benefits to instil pride and attract talent. She also stressed the importance of referring to the sector as "Business Events" instead of MICE and called for a unified industry message to the outside world. The interview explores Australia's intelligence advantage and the impact of factors like sustainability and diversity on host city selection.
Leonie Trogus, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at IAPCO Member Congrex Switzerland explores the shifting landscape of event formats. While virtual and hybrid formats were once seen as the future, it's now clear that the true potential of events lies in blending digital technology with face-to-face interaction. The article highlights the importance of combining digital technology with face-to-face interaction to create fulfilling event experiences. Hybrid conferences offer access to global expertise, but personal exchange remains essential. The article offers tips for enhancing event experiences and emphasizes the enduring significance of human connections at conferences.
Dive into Issue No. 109 of The PCO Magazine! Explore the dynamic world of 'Effective Management in Uncertain Times' within the Events Industry. With technological shifts, changing consumer preferences, and global competition, effective leadership and adaptability are key. As we embark on a new year, let's embrace, with confidence, the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Discover strategies, insights, and best practices to navigate the volatility and unlock unique opportunities in today's ever-changing business landscape.
Issue No. 108, Oct/Nov '23 edition of the PCO magazine - an edition that's all about 'Mental Health & Wellbeing' in the Events Industry. The events industry is known for its fast-paced, high-pressure environment and the toll it can take on mental health is a topic that deserves our attention. In this latest issue of IAPCO's PCO magazine, we explore the challenges that PCOs and their teams face regarding mental health and wellbeing and share practical advice. Aligned with the World Health Organization's observance of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the latest edition reflects on the awareness the day (and indeed the month of October) aims to raise, with expert insights and innovative strategies for recognising and addressing the challenges faced in our dynamic industry. Together, we can make a positive impact on our industry's wellbeing.
The latest edition of The PCO magazine, on the theme of ‘DIGITAL: Redefining Engagement and Connectivity'. Featuring On Point articles on the theme provided by IAPCO members AIM Group International, Conference Partners International, Congrex Switzerland, ICOM, WebCoast Events Inc., Kenes Group, MCI and Ortra Ltd. Including the latest news and updates from the IAPCO member community and IAPCO, including IAPCO CEO’s recent trip to Latin America, IAPCO Partnership with Leeds Beckett University and an introduction to our new Membership and Quality etc. New in this edition is a UN SDG Spotlight feature supported by our newest destination partner, Fáilte Ireland and the IAPCO Next Gen Perspective with insights from the committee. Also, advertorials from IAPCO Partners Dubai Business Events, Hamburg Convention Bureau, Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO), Rwanda Convention Bureau and IAPCO AM&GA 2023 Host, Jerusalem CVB.
The latest edition of IAPCO's 'The PCO' magazine, on the theme of 'Engagement'. Featuring On Point articles on the theme provided by AFEA Travel and Congress Services, Arinex Pty Ltd and CPO HANSER SERVICE GmbH Covering the latest news, events and upcoming engagement opportunities with IAPCO, including the CEO Leadership Program, Our New Destination Partner - Fáilte Ireland, IAPCO Council Meeting in Prague, IAPCO Innovation Award 2022, upcoming EDGE Seminars - LATAM and Antwerp, NZICC-IAPCO Partnership with Next Generation Leaders Program. Including the latest news from the IAPCO member community from AFEA Travel and Congress Services, Arinex Pty Ltd, Congrés Inc and CONVIN S.A.
The IAPCO Education Seminar Series, IAPCO’s premier educational and networking event for Professional Congress Organisers (PCOs) and meetings industry stakeholders, reached a monumental milestone this year, marking its 50th annual seminar. Since its inception in 1975, the Seminar has established itself as a cornerstone of the events industry, fostering excellence, igniting innovation and connecting generations of events professionals across the globe. Rebranded as IAPCO EDGE in 2016, the 2024 edition wrapped up in Antwerp on 18 January, proudly celebrating this remarkable milestone and its enduring impact on shaping the future of events.
Exhibition World Bahrain (EWB), the Middle East’s newest and largest exhibition and convention centre, has signed a partnership agreement with the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO), making EWB a new Convention Centre Partner of the world’s leading association for professional congress organisers.
The Emirates Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery hoped to raise awareness on the rising epidemic that is facing the Region in hopes of creating viable solutions to avoid and reverse the effects of obesity. MCI set about introducing innovative ideas to be introduced into the congress programme.