“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
The new educational offering “EDGE from IAPCO” was recently launched at IMEX. No longer will the Annual Seminar be limited to Switzerland, the dynamic educational seminar will now be offered worldwide with three seminars per year in different regions.
…………… 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.