Dubai Business Events Hosts International Board of Congress Organisers

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Council panel met with stakeholders from the business events sector in Dubai on the 3rd of November 2022 to discuss the professional and business events landscape today and what it will look like in future as part of the Councils 4-day Dubai meeting and strategy workshop programme.

IAPCO Driving Excellence Innovation Award goes to Ms Hyojung Ok from ezpmp, South Korea, for use of innovative digital technology to deliver a flawless carbon neutral event

During IMEX Gala Dinner last night, IAPCO awarded its 8th Driving Excellence Innovation Award to ezpmp, South Korea, and the work of Ms Hyojung Ok for her use of innovative digital technology to deliver a flawless carbon neutral event to a virtual audience at the P4G Summit in Korea in 2021.

Signing event for destination partnership between JNTO and IAPCO

We are excited to inform you that the signing event for the destination partnership between the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO, based in Tokyo, Japan) and the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO, registered in Zurich, Switzerland) took place on Wednesday, 1 June at the Japan booth of IMEX Frankfurt 2022.

IAPCO Council meets Northern Ireland Business Tourism Representatives at ICC Belfast

The IAPCO Council Meeting is hosted this week by Tourism Northern Ireland in Belfast. The international panel met with representatives from Tourism Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Visit Belfast, Visit Derry and ICC Belfast as well as industry professionals and key political stakeholders. Securing conferencing and business events is deemed a critical driver in the region’s economic recovery post-Covid. According to Tourism Northern Ireland’s recently launched Integrated Strategy for Business Events in Northern Ireland, it is estimated that the sector could deliver £209 million in direct economic impact, and up to 2000 new jobs by 2030.

IAPCO Releases 2021 Members' Statistics #GMID

7 April 2022 - IAPCO is delighted to share its members' 2021 statistics to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day 2022. These statistics are based on annual return data provided by IAPCO members.