The International Association of Convention Centres is the industry association for professional convention and exhibition centre managers worldwide
The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall direction of the Association, and makes all decisions necessary to further the aims of the Association in the best interests of Members
The purpose of the Industry Partnerships is to ensure that the voice of AIPC is heard at all levels required to support and defend the interests of the AIPC Members
AIPC membership offers the ultimate opportunity to engage with industry colleagues and take part in a global network of international convention and exhibition centre professionals
AIPC collaborates closely with a select group of Business Partners.
Professional development is of key importance when striving for management excellence
We will explore customer needs based on feedback from actual customers, and by going into the sales approach needed to map value, work through the impact this has on pricing models to give some strong pointers and recommendations for the future.
SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland
13-15 July 2021
AIPC provides its members with access to a wide range of resources, from research to quality standards
A selection of industry research conducted by AIPC in collaboration with its partners
A selection of industry publications which are relevant to our members
The AIPC / Ipsos Client Satisfaction Survey program
Allows convention centres to measure and report their overall economic impact
An industry-specific programme for identifying and evaluating key areas of convention centre performance
AIPC APEX award: based on the highest client ratingAIPC Innovation award: rewards “innovation”
To become a member of AIPC, you must first complete an application form. This will allow the Board of Directors to decide, based on several factors.
By becoming an AIPC Business Partner, you obtain access to a global network of 180 venues in 57 countries and you will be able to share your knowledge, demonstrate your thought leadership and showcase your products and services.
Skyfold Inc. is the acoustic leader in vertically folding retractable walls.
Skyfold walls are more than just space dividers: they are innovative, custom, fully automated, and premium multipurpose space management solutions. The easy-to-use, self-retracting system and vertical motion of the operable wall give users the flexibility to quickly divide or expand spaces. When deployed, Skyfold becomes a two-sided, rigid wall and acoustic barrier with acoustic ratings of up to STC 60 (RW 59) and NRC/SAC of up to 0.65. When not in use, the Skyfold wall disappears into the ceiling, thereby maximize floor space.
With operable walls that go up to 36 ft. (11m) and that are unlimited in width, Skyfold provides high acoustic and automated flexible space solutions for your conference and meeting spaces. A multi-wall acoustic configuration gives you the opportunity to generate even more revenue as events can occur simultaneously without disruption. Innovative design options to intersect Skyfold walls at 90°, T- and L-angles, the floor plan configurations are endless. All Skyfold walls vertically fold to store in a ceiling pocket, further allowing you to maximize floor space and revenue by freeing standing space that would have otherwise been occupied by a closet to store traditional movable walls.
A convention center’s schedule can be packed with one event after another. Long turnover periods between events is a booking opportunity missed. Skyfold’s automated system allows for a faster set-up and take-down, thereby liberating time slots in your convention center’s calendar and offering a more efficient customer service for your exhibitors. Minimal maintenance and very low labor requirements give you a high ROI and increased savings over long term operating costs.
Recent installations include the Las Vegas Convention Center and The Circle at Zurich Airport.
With the all-electric Skyfold system, all you need is to push a button to deploy or retract the Skyfold wall. What used to take hours of manual labor with traditional operable partitions can now be achieved in minutes and with fewer people, saving you both time and labor.
When designing high-performing flexible convention centers, think vertical—think Skyfold.