Congress by design hosted IAPCO EDGE educational seminar in The Hague

Nearly 80 conference professionals from over 25 countries in the City of Peace and Justice
28th Jan, 2019

The Hague welcomed IAPCO EDGE – a dynamic global educational seminar, from 23-25 January 2019 at the Marriott hotel in The Hague. During the conference program, brought and hosted by Congress by design, an IAPCO certified leading full-service Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) in the Netherlands – prominent PCOs and meeting planners will meet to drive excellence in education. The cutting EDGE concept of the seminar is the basis of an educational programme fit to inspire and advance the best and brightest in the meetings industry.

Education to drive excellence

EDGE – Experts in Dynamic Global Education – is IAPCO’s education programme, designed to raise standards by providing continuous education at different levels, giving people that edge they need in a global competitive environment. IAPCO EDGE has earned a reputation for providing the most dynamic and valuable educational opportunities in the meetings industry, aligning the forefront leaders with bespoke learning opportunities.

“IAPCO EDGE seminar is the place to meet experts in congress management and a unique platform that embraces all sectors of the meeting industry. IAPCO EDGE combines education and learning with interaction, networking and fun. It is an opportunity to meet many like-minded professionals, partake in networking and social activities and to discuss key learning points and our daily burning issues in one of the most captivating backdrops in Europe.”, says Nicolette van Erven, Owner and Managing Director of Congress by design.

The Venue. The Hague.

For the first time IAPCO’s leading-EDGE educational programme was held in The Hague. “We welcome and encourage the ambition of event organizers, speakers and delegates who will most certainly leave a lasting impression on the city.", says Nienke van der Malen - van der Horst, director of The Hague Convention Bureau.

The Hague is an event destination with impact. Being home to the Dutch Parliament, the Royal Family, and the second largest U.N. city, The Hague’s standing and influence are strong. The Hague is widely known as the International City of Peace and Justice, with the Peace Palace, the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration at its beating heart. More than 30.000 professionals work in one of the 200 international organisations, and 111 embassies located in The Hague, to make the world a better and more just place. Those who are planning an event in The Hague can build on the legacy of the city and add depth to their event by making use of the vast amount of expert knowledge that lies here.

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