The collaboration will see experts from both organisations share knowledge and educational content through industry events, seminars and webinars, visibility via on-line recognition and business development opportunities.
The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) and International Federation of Exhibition & Event Services (IFES) have agreed to a new 3-year Memorandum of Understanding which will see both organisations’ communities benefit across a number of initiatives.
At their most recent meeting, held in Dubai, IAPCO Council unanimously agreed to a new collaboration with IFES, the first of its kind for both associations. The collaboration will see experts from both organisations share knowledge and educational content through industry events, seminars and webinars, visibility via on-line recognition and business development opportunities.
Ori Lahav, IAPCO President commented: “Many IAPCO member client events require exhibition and stand builds for their global business and professional events. Knowing and having immediate access to the most appropriate and trustworthy partners to work with just makes sense. This new MoU enables IAPCO and IFES members to have more direct contact, build upon their respective expertise and provide added value across the board to the clients they serve.”
With a membership retention rate of just under 100% over the past 2 years, a growing number of new membership applications and continued support from global partners, IAPCO continues to focus its attention on providing added value and new services to its members. The MoU that outlines this Strategic Partnership is another great example of the value that PCOs can expect when they have a membership in IAPCO.
“As we enter our fourth decade as an association, I am proud of this new collaboration between IAPCO and IFES, as a manifestation of the IFES motto of sharing knowledge. We look forward to a long and beneficial partnership with IAPCO and its members, through which we will be able to support our respective members by generating more business together.
“I believe that the pillars upon which IFES was founded; trust, human relationships and integrity, will play a vital role in how our associations develop over the next few years.
“I am confident that together with IAPCO we can enhance our industry worldwide, move our industries into a more sustainable environment and mutually create the values for the next generation,” concluded Philippe Beille, IFES President.
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