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starts 1 jan 2020
PCMA, CEMA
announce strategic alliance to support, educate, grow audiences.

Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau
Signs Strategic Agreement with PCMA.
IMEX 12-14 May 2020
‘For 2020, we’re looking on the bright side of life’
says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.
education program
Technology and Innovation
to Headline Convene Professional Academy.
highest bid wins
Sarawak
Wins Most Business Events in Single Year, Makes History.
from idea to reality
International coach training
- a long-term effect of the World Championships in Halmstad.

ICC Sydney serves up its
2020 Menu Collection.
Expansion
Kenes Group strengthens its position
with two new offices: in Lisbon and Seville.
10,000 delegates
Scottish Event Campus
secures 2023 European hat-trick.
new job
BestCities announce new Managing Director
Lesley Williams takes over Managing Director role
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A new country member for IAPCO

IAPCO is welcoming six new members this year; and in doing so it also adds another country to their list of localities from where its members hail. Joelle Shammas, MD of Infomed International for Events, now represents Lebanon within IAPCO, bringing the total number of countries represented within the membership to 37.

Two additional members from South Korea, EZpmp Inc. and Intercom Convention Services, Inc., both from Seoul, bring the number of Korean members to four; Atout Organisation Science joins the other five company members from France whilst Congress Care and Interium Tourism are added to the members from The Netherlands and Turkey respectively.

K2 Conference and Event Management Co (Turkey) and Keynote PCO (Ireland) become full company members, the individual member category having been phased out, to ensure yet greater quality control.

Whilst companies continue to apply for membership, [27 applications in the past year] achieving the quality standards imposed by IAPCO is, if anything, harder to attain than ever before, with just six making the grade during 2010. Stricter measures, controls and criteria are being enforced by the Quality Committee of IAPCO, thus ensuring that clients are confident in the quality standards of IAPCO members. IAPCO has 107 members (+5 Intergovernmental Offices) from 37 countries all driven by quality standards.