IAPCO and AMC Institute Form a New Strategic Partnership

14th Feb, 2023

Ori Lahav (IAPCO President and CEO of Kenes Group) and Tina Wehmeir (President and CEO of AMC Institute)

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) and AMC Institute (AMCI) have agreed on a new 3-year Memorandum of Understanding which will see both organisations’ communities benefit across a number of initiatives.

At their most recent Annual Meeting, held in Jerusalem, IAPCO announced a new collaboration with AMC Institute, the first of its kind for both associations. The collaboration will include numerous joint activities at their own and other industry trade shows that will bring added value to their members. Professional development content will be collaboratively developed that will increase the knowledge and professionalism of both professional congress organisers (PCOs) and association management companies (AMCs) through seminars and webinars at existing and new programmes.

Reciprocal discounts on certain programmes will also enable both community member groups to benefit from this collaboration and co-authoring opportunities on research, white papers and knowledge articles will help to advocate for the mission and vision of each.

Ori Lahav, IAPCO President commented: “Professional congress organisation and association management services quite naturally, go hand in hand when working with an association client over several years. It is of great value and benefits to these clients that the expertise provided to them by their providers comes from the most well-equipped and experienced professionals in the market. This new, multi-year collaboration with AMC Institute, provides opportunities that will add significant value to such working relationships.”

With a membership retention rate of 100% in 2022, 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. 

"Ensuring that association management companies and professional congress organisations are delivering best practices in services to our clients is a top priority for both organisations. AMCI is excited to collaborate with IAPCO in delivering educational opportunities that continue to increase member value and quality assurance," said Tina Wehmeir, AMC Institute President and CEO.

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