IAPCO

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    Leadership in the Association World

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    Associations play an essential role in today’s society, as they possess the collective power needed to tackle issues that matter to the communities with which they are involved. Organisations pay much attention to programmes and operations, but the importance of human capital cannot be underestimated. This is particularly true when it comes to leadership.
    12th Feb, 2018
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    Do Sponsors Really Benefit From Meetings?

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    IAPCO’s Destination Partners have a unique experience at the IAPCO Annual Meeting.
    2nd Feb, 2018
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    Cultural Element to IAPCO Annual Meeting Programme

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    Meeting architecture, programme design, cathedral thinking, just some of the current catch phrases for enhancing a meeting programme to lift it above others; but do events really make the most of the culture and country in which they are holding their meeting?
    2nd Jan, 2018
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    Beyond business card etiquette

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    Cultural awareness in a globalised world
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    Authors Mathias Posch, President, International Conference Services Ltd, Canada, and Vice President of IAPCO, and Kayo Nomura, Chief International Relations Executive, Congress Corporation, Japan, and IAPCO Council Member and Host of IAPCO Annual Meeting in Tokyo 2018.
    12th Dec, 2017
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    Membership Frameworks for Today's Associations

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    Members are the mainstay of associations, yet the concept of membership is subject to a constant evolution that mirrors the world we live in and the ever-changing nature of society. This article reviews some significant factors that organisational leaders must take into consideration to allow for organic and sustained growth within their member base.
    31st Oct, 2017
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    Can a Regional Association go Global?

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    It is easy to assume that a regional association wishes to stay in its own back yard – a European Association has plenty of countries from which to choose, as does Asia, or any other territory.
    28th Sep, 2017
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    Challenges and Opportunities for 21st Century Associations

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    Like all other organisations, associations today exist in environments characterised by a state of constant change and fluidity. If you are part of an association management team, you may wonder which nowadays are the most pressing issues and how to rise to these challenging surroundings. Here is an overview of five major challenges and opportunities affecting the association industry today.
    4th Sep, 2017
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    Tripartite Economic Summit opens up trade doors for Auckland

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    Auckland has developed long term and sustainable business connections with major cities Guangzhou and Los Angeles through the historic Tripartite Economic Alliance.
    7th Aug, 2017
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    Volunteering & Governance: psychological contracts in action

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    Governing a not-for-profit organisation is never an easy feat and promoting corporate governance among volunteer leaders can be a tricky undertaking if not managed carefully and in context. As diverse as is the world of associations, so are the number of governance models applied in practice.
    29th Jun, 2017
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    Nina Freysen-Pretorius re-elected as ICCA President

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    World PCO Alliance members contribute to the meetings industry
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    2 partners of the World PCO Alliance have recently been in the spotlight for their participation at the international level of the conferences sector.
    19th May, 2017
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    Going for Gold - IAPCO celebrates 50th anniversary AM&GA in Basel

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    IAPCO is excited to announce that their Golden Anniversary AM&GA will be organised by its member Congrex Switzerland at the Congress Center Basel, from 14-17 February 2019.
    21st Mar, 2017
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    Taiwan’s First IAPCO EDGE seminar covers all hot topics of MICE industry

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    Featuring in-depth lectures, interactive discussions and workshops with overseas speakers, IAPCO EDGE Seminar is definitely a golden opportunity for everyone who would like to further develop in the MICE industry.
    7th Mar, 2017
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    Hall 6 is back!

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    Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre announces re-opening of additional multi-purpose space available for bookings from 1 April 2017
    6th Mar, 2017
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    Global Strategies for Associations

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    Professional associations play a crucial role in the economic development of their respective communities, and as such, they are not immune to globalising trends. A 2016 study by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) highlighted the need for associations to take an increasingly global focus to bring value and strengthen the relationship between the organisation and its members.
    2nd Mar, 2017
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    IAPCO, pioneering industry education

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    HQ exclusive interview to Jan Tonkin, newly-elected president of the professional conference organisers’ association, IAPCO.
    24th May, 2016
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    No surprises - or are there? IAPCO Annual Survey results

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    The 9th IAPCO Annual Survey 2015 produced no surprises. With the economic turnaround, and the recession hopefully confined to history, IAPCO members were busy in 2015, organising an average of 113 events per member.
    10th May, 2016
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    Jan Tonkin, New Zealand industry leader, steps into IAPCO President role

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    Mrs. Jan Tonkin, managing director of Auckland-based The Conference Company, will take up the presidency of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO). Jan was elected at the Association's annual General Assembly in Cape Town in February, and takes over from outgoing President Michel Neijmann for a two-year term.
    5th Apr, 2016
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    Headquarters Europe #69 (Africa Special) is OUT!

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    In this issue of Headquarters Europe: an extensive feature on Africa as an association destination, UIA's data on meetings in Africa, the profile of the International Exhibition Logistics Association... and more.
    12th Jan, 2016
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    Organisational Excellence - How to measure success and what to do with the results

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    To survive in today’s competitive MICE environment, you need to excel. To excel, a company needs to focus on all parts of the organisation, optimizing the use and effectiveness of all of its resources.
    21st Oct, 2015
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    HQ Europe #67 - September 2015 is OUT

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    In this issue: a Special Feature on Paris and the latest developments in the French capital, the profile of the European Food Information Council, a focus on the latest technologies available to associations... and more.
    21st Sep, 2015
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