IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) is the only international accreditation association for professional conference organisers.
Its mission is to raise the standards of service among its member organisations and other sectors of the meetings industry through continued education, connection and support.
IAPCO represents today 138 companies comprised of over 10,300 professional congress organisers, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events from 40 countries.
Mission Statement The IAPCO mission is to raise the standards of service amongst its members and other sectors of the meetings industry by means of continuing education and interaction with other professionals. Vision IAPCO strives to achieve global accreditation and acknowledgment of truly Professional Congress Organisers Core Values IAPCO is a membership-driven organisation whose members embrace the following Core Values:
They are proud of their profession; they live up to the ‘P’ in PCO They get involved; they are a small and active group taking responsibility for their association and the industry at large They are extra-ordinary; they care about delivering the highest quality of professional services and make decisions accordingly
They uphold the trust; they have a responsibility to their clients, and to the whole meetings industry, to conduct business in a trustworthy way
They set the benchmark; they are at the forefront of innovation within their profession and always strive to improve
Learning is essential therefore; education is at the core of their association and everything revolves around it