2024 IAPCO Hero Award winner announced at the IAPCO AM&GA in Ljubljana

Ginevra De Bellis, Department Head of International Relations and Bid Management at OIC Group has been named the 2024 recipient of the prestigious International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Hero Award. The announcement was made on the final day of the Association’s Annual Meeting and General Assembly (AM&GA) held from February 28th to March 2nd in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

New Council Officers and President-Elect announced at the IAPCO AM&GA in Ljubljana

IAPCO announced the election of new Council Officers and President-Elect at the conclusion of its 2024 Annual Meeting and General Assembly in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The newly elected Council Officers and President-Elect bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their roles, ensuring the continued success and growth of the association. The newly elected Council Officers will work closely with the President and IAPCO headquarters team to lead the association in achieving its strategic goals and serving the needs of its members.

IAPCO Deepens Frankfurt Commitment with New Destination Partnership

Building on the existing partnership with Messe Frankfurt GmbH as IAPCO's Convention Centre Partner, this strategic alliance further solidifies #Frankfurt's position as a top global congress and conference location. This new partnership enhances our commitment to exceptional event experiences and adds a leading destination to the IAPCO Community for our network of leading PCOs.

IAPCO Education Seminar Series Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence in Events Education

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 and IAPCO Partner to Drive Innovation and Position Bahrain as a Global Business Events Leader

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.