IAPCO

IAPCO

IAPCO International Association of Professional Congress Organisers

Since 1968, IAPCO has been a universally admired benchmark for quality within congress organisation and the meetings industry. This unique form of quality assurance is achieved through strict selection criteria as well as continuous quality assessments necessary to maintain membership. The name IAPCO is truly synonymous with the best in the industry.

Today, the association proudly represents a prestigious group of 116 members including professional congress organisers, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, as well as conventions and special events from 41 countries. Together, members organise in excess of 9.860 meetings annually, totaling some 3.913 million delegates and representing an economic impact of 6.3 billion euros (according to the 2016 annual report). IAPCO is committed to raising standards of service among its members and in the industry overall, and regularly creates opportunities for continuing education and interaction with top industry stakeholders, such as the IAPCO EDGE initiative.