Jan Tonkin, managing director of Auckland-based The Conference Company, will today take up the presidency of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers. Jan was elected at the Association’s annual General Assembly in Cape Town in February, and takes over from outgoing President Michel Neijmann for a two-year term.
Cementing its position as an up-and-coming C&I destination, Japan has won the bid to host the 49th Annual Meeting and General Assembly of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers in 2018.
IAPCO is delighted to welcome their most recent new member, and a new country, into membership, bringing the total members to 120 from now 41 countries.
A new virtual education programme – convenient, accessible and affordable – IAPCO web-EDGE virtual education delivers on all 3! IAPCO launches web-EDGE with a competitively priced starter pack containing seven webinars presented by leading IAPCO experts on a variety of introductory topics.
“It was with some trepidation that I agreed to host the first EDGE Seminar” commented Jan Tonkin, MD of The Conference Company, “as New Zealand is often perceived to be a faraway destination, possibly even on the edge of the world