…………… And what does this all add up to: an economic impact to the local economy of meetings organised by IAPCO of 4.63 billion euros!
Andrew Dergousoff, of ICS Canada, was announced as the winner of the inaugural IAPCO Innovation Award at the IMEX Gala Evening at Frankfurt Opera House in May. The new award for PCOs attracted numerous applications, and the three short-listed nominees were presented by Council to the audience at IAPCO’s Annual Meeting in Lisbon earlier this year, for delegates to vote on the nominees’ innovative ideas, implementation, and successful contributions to their companies.
It is the time for the city to shout its new plans from the rooftops and to inform the world, starting at IMEX, of their proposed new and exciting CCH – Congress Center Hamburg. Part of that rooftop announcement is to ensure that IAPCO members, leading PCOs around the world, are kept informed of the developments that will affect both them and their clients, and provide exceptional opportunities for handling large events in a new environment in what will be one of the largest and most modern conference centres in Europe starting in 2019.
IAPCO General Assembly gets off to an amazing start as 80+ participants from 29 countries discussed and debated issues facing the meetings industry today. “Education drives Quality” pronounced Michel Neijmann President of the Association “And Quality is the core driving force of IAPCO”.
Dubai has won a bid to host the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Annual Meeting & General Assembly in 2017. The annual event brings together approximately 100 of the world’s most influential conference organisers from 40 countries, who collectively manage approximately 7,000 meetings per year with a combined annual economic impact of over $5 billion US dollars.