AIPC Academy

AIPC ACADEMY 2022: Celebrating 15 Years of professional Development

24-29 April 2022

This education programme grants 16 UCP credits.

The AIPC Academy is the only comprehensive professional development program specifically serving the needs of international convention centre managers! Designed to address the critical need for centres to maintain fully qualified staff in a highly competitive industry, the AIPC Academy provides a targeted, cost effective form of training and development along with the means to establish the kind of industry networks that facilitate future professional growth.

Using a diverse international faculty and range of guest presenters, it offers a full curriculum and a comprehensive industry overview with ongoing updates of all key areas of centre management, operations, finances and marketing. Since its inception, program graduate surveys have consistently rated the program as a “must do”, and it continues to evolve its content to ensure an effective and comprehensive learning experience.

The evolving program format has also been designed to encourage attendees to return to the Academy on a regular basis in order to further upgrade their knowledge and grow their understanding of rapidly changing issues specific to convention centre management.

LOCATION | The AIPC Academy takes place at the Dolce la Hulpe, a dedicated training facility near Brussels that provides a perfect learning environment with full technical facilities along with sophisticated accommodation and services.



  • AIPC Delegate: 3,340.00 €
  • AIPC Delegate - 20% (6-8 hour flight): 2,645.00 €
  • AIPC Delegate - 50% (over 8 hour flight): 1,610.00 €
  • Academy Patron
  • Member of G3 (UFI & ICCA): 3,340.00 €
  • AIPC Business Partner Reg. Fee: 3,340.00 €
  • Invited Editorial Media

VAT: as AIPC is a registered international association in Belgium, we are obliged to charge Belgian VAT for events taken place in Belgium. However, you will be entitled to recuperate this amount via your foreign VAT office.

Program fees include:

- Course-work and session materials
- Full-board and lodging at the Dolce La Hulpe from April 24th after lunch through April 29th, breakfast included. No extra costs will be charged during your stay at Dolce La Hulpe except for expenses of a purely private nature
- Certificate of achievement


Cancellation deadline: Cancellations received by the Secretariat before 18 March 2022 will be refunded the fees paid less a deduction of 15% . Cancellations received on or after March 18th, or for participants who do no attend, no refund can be made. AIPC reserves the right to cancel the Academy in the event of exceptional circumstances, in which case the fee will be fully refunded.

Cancellation because of COVID:
If you are unable to attend due a COVID-19 emergency, you may receive a full refund of your registration fee. This policy applies to the following case:

  • Your organisations places a travel ban.
  • You /someone with whom you have close contact has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and will not be released from quarantine or recovered prior the event
  • Country travel restrictions

Cancellations related to COVID-19 will be handled on a case-by-case basis and may require documentation.

PROGRAMME | The 2022 program will feature topic areas including alternative management models, new approaches to performance measurement and evolving sustainability expectations, along with the full spectrum of topics that have made the Academy the definitive experience for advancing key staff in their management capabilities. The agenda also include a highly interactive workshop around topics like changed customer requirements, sustainability, business models and scenario planning.

Biographies and photos of the speakers may be found here.

The AIPC Academy is aimed at staff who are seeking to broaden their knowledge of the industry and prepare for more senior management responsibilities as well as previous graduates and others who already have significant management experience and who are looking for a forum in which they can work with Academy Faculty and colleagues on developing strategies to meet today’s most pressing management challenges.

This would include:
• centre managers with several years of industry experience who are expected to grow their responsibilities
• those that have recently moved into this sector and require an overall orientation to the industry, and
• previous attendees who wish to continue to upgrade their knowledge, credentials and networks by returning as participants in the new issue-oriented format. 

The AIPC Academy program offers the best possible investment a centre can make in the creation of fully professional management staff with the potential to play a positive role in the future of your facility and its programs in these challenging times!

The working language for all sessions is English.

AIPC Academy content is eligible for inclusion in the Continuing Education clock hours (CE’s) on the CMP program administered by the Convention Industry Council (CIC). Total relevant hours will be calculated by the CIC.

PATRONS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT |  An initiative designed to both recognize and reward ongoing supporters of the AIPC Academy. Members who participate in this program would simply commit to having at least one staff member participate in the Academy for three years. For more information, click here or contact

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