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    Attracting Membership From Different Geography And Culture

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    Becoming global is an opportunity for associations to grow, and it is also a main challenge they are facing. Understanding associations and their need for expansion and delivering a legacy is the first step in the membership marketing plan to successfully attract membership from different geographical regions and cultures.
    10th Dec, 2018
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    How Associations can broaden their Educational Offering

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    Most medical associations exist to advance the body of knowledge in their field. Surveys and feedback from members of different organisations confirm that education and development is a key motivator to become a part of a professional society.
    25th Oct, 2018
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    IAPCO and Rwanda - a partnership sealed at IMEX

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    IMEX proved to be the perfect platform at which to sign the destination partnership agreement between the Rwanda Convention Bureau and IAPCO (the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers).
    18th Oct, 2018
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    A deep dive in the European bubble – what’s in for your association?

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    Forget about Belgian Beer: Why Brussels is a top hub for associations
    20th Apr, 2018
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    IAPCO celebrated its 50th anniversary during the Annual Meeting & General Assembly 2018 in Tokyo, Japan

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    This past February, members celebrated IAPCO’s 50th Anniversary in Tokyo, Japan, where Annual Meeting & General Assembly was held, attracting 102 attendees from 32 countries and regions, a record high in IAPCO’s history.
    12th Apr, 2018
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    Building bridges in a world where short-term thinking and political games prevail

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    An interview with IAPCO president Mathias Posch
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    A chat with Mathias Posch, the newly elected president of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) and president of International Conference Services Ltd, reveals his ambitions and hopes for the industry, and his faith in the young generation
    10th Apr, 2018
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    Global Industry Leader Announced as New IAPCO President

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    Mathias Posch, President of International Conference Services Ltd, was elected IAPCO President at the largest-ever IAPCO Annual General Assembly in Tokyo last week, and takes over from outgoing President Jan Tonkin for a two-year term.
    20th Feb, 2018
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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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