On behalf of OIC Group, I am thrilled to invite you to IAPCO EDGE Florence.
A city like no other, Florence has been at the forefront of learning and discovery for centuries. Today, the Renaissance city's rich history is balanced with the latest in education and innovation, creating a continuum that flows effortlessly from the past to the present and looks to the future - much like the Arno river that flows through the heart of the city.

The concept of flow, the effortless mix of tradition and innovation, is the basis of an educational programme fit to inspire and advance the best and brightest in the meetings industry. In addition, participants will partake in networking and social activities to further discuss key learning points in one of the most captivating backdrops in the world.

The same cobblestone streets and creative spirit that inspired the geniuses of the Renaissance awaits EDGE participants. On behalf of the entire OIC team, we look forward to extending you a warm Italian 'benvenuto'.

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Mr. Nicola Testai

“Learning never exhausts the mind”

Leonardo Da Vinci

about IAPCO

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.

Stay tuned! The IAPCO EDGE Florence app will be available soon for download!

Why you can't afford to miss IAPCO EDGE Florence, according to our speakers!

“EDGE Florence has brought together a very dynamic group of international speakers from different markets, cultures and business types. The perfect environment for inspired learning has been created in Florence, from carefully chosen topics for discussion, to a creative social programme whilst being surrounded by the most beautiful Italian architecture. A learning experience not to be missed!”.

Nicola McGrane

"IAPCO EDGE is a unique platform that combines – education, learning but moreover interaction, networking and fun. It is an opportunity to meet many different stake holders within our industry and discuss our daily burning issues. In the seminar we will share and present real cases studies and tools you can take home with you".

Ori Lahav

“There is no other educational opportunity like EDGE. It is a great opportunity to learn from Senior Management of PCOs and get their unique perspective and input while being able to network with an engaged group of professionals. If you are serious about this business and want to stay on top of trends and best practices, you must not miss EDGE Florence”.

Mathias Posch

“I'm still learning”

Michelangelo at age 87

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