- New association resource available to support hybrid event delivery - Marking Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) and BestCIties have come together to help associations articulate their new hybrid event requirements
‘Surviving and Thriving!’, the theme of the IAPCO Day was reflected in the highest audience figure for an IAPCO General Assembly, to date. The virtual event took place on Monday 15 February 2021 and was joined by IAPCO members and partners from over 42 different countries.
Arinex, Australia and their collaborating partners, Business Events Perth, AIM Group International and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre were announced as the winners of the IAPCO Driving Excellence – Collaboration Award during the IBTM World Virtual Awards Ceremony.
Monica Fusaro and Marta Calderai, AIM Group International, were the celebrated winners of the IAPCO Driving Excellence Innovation Award, as supported by IMEX. In a break from tradition, the awards ceremony took place during the IAPCO #WinningWebinar as part of Planet IMEX titled ‘Olympians and Meeting Professionals – not so different after all’, with inspirational speakers, Panos Tzivanidis, Director at International Olympic Committee – Corporate Events and Services, and Victoria Thornley, Olympic Medallist for Team GB – Rowing.