Looking ahead – 2024 AIPC Activities

Date: 22/12/2023


We have a packed planning for 2024, with a combination of both local and global activities. Some of them are completely new, others have revised based on the feedback received from participants. We look forward to welcoming you to one (or more) of these activities in 2024. 

Q1 2024 

AIPC Asia Summit 

  • When: March 5th 
  • Where: Shenzhen World Convention & Exhibition Center 
  • What: 1-day summit covering different aspects from convention centre management, from business development to sustainability. The programme is composed of a set of 8 lectures by both local and international speakers, followed by a discovery tour of the venue. 
  • Target audience: Asian middle and senior management. 

Q2 2024 

AIPC Global Academy 

  • When: 21-26 April 
  • Where: Dolce, Brussels 
  • What: 5-day bootcamp training touching upon different aspects of convention centre management, from operations to finance. It is a combination of lectures, workshops and networking with global convention centre leaders. 
  • Target audience: upcoming talent & middle-management 

AIPC Sales & Marketing Summit 

  • When: 12 May 
  • Where: Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt 
  • What: 1-day summit focusing on venue sales & marketing activities. This includes an overview of global trends impacting the industry, testimonials from venues and sharing of best practices and insights from clients on changing requirements. All of this combined with great networking with colleagues from across the globe. 
  • Target audience: sales and marketing staff, senior leadership 

Q3 2024 

AIPC Annual Conference: 

  • When: 30 June – 3 July 
  • Where: Costa Rica Convention Center 
  • What: This year’s theme is “Next Gen Venues – The Power of Collaboration”. During the 3-day programme, global thought leaders will share their insights on the future of convention centres from different angles – design, technology, F&B, etc. This will be combined with the sharing of best practices and workshops in smaller groups. And of course, their will be lots of room for networking. 
  • Target audience: senior leadership 

– AIPC Africa Academy: 

  • When: date to be confirmed 
  • Where: Cape Town ICC, South-Africa 
  • What: This first ever Africa Academy is a 4-day bootcamp covering different aspects of venue management – from finance to operations – in different formats (lectures by global thought leaders, workshops and team challenges). It also provides a great opportunity to share lessons learned and best practices with colleagues from across the continent.  
  • Target audience: African middle & senior management 

Q4 2024 

– AIPC/Convention Centres of Canada Academy  

  • When: date to be confirmed 
  • Where: venue to be confirmed 
  • What: Following the successful first edition of the Canada Academy (a co-creation of AIPC and CCoC) in 2023, the decision was taken to organize a second edition in 2024. During the 4-day programme, participants will learn from global thought leaders on leadership, technology, sustainability and much more. This will be combined with workshops, role-plays and networking, allowing for a maximum exchange of knowledge. 
  • Target audience: Canadian upcoming talent & middle management. 

AIPC Operational Excellence Summit  

  • When: 25-26 November 
  • Where: CCIB, Barcelona 
  • What: A two-day summit covering all facets related to operations excellence, from pricing strategies to cyber security. Similar to other AIPC training, different formats will be used (lectures by global thought leaders, workshops, role plays) to facilitate the exchange of knowledge. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a venue tour. 
  • Target audience: middle & senior operations management.  
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