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
This interactive crisis management workshop aims to help participants prepare for a smooth, successful venue reopening period.
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.
AIPC CEO Sven Bossu reflects on how associations need to invent new ways for developing standards and practices which allow their members communities to grow.
When I was offered the opportunity to take over the helm of AIPC early this year, I had some very clear ideas on where I wanted to take the association. And I still do – the ideas are simply quite different. It is something I share with many of my colleagues in the ecosystem associations: the world we knew came to a halt and we need to invent a new one. And we must remember our purpose when doing so.
During the AIPC Annual Conference in September, I more than once thought about Beryl Markham – who wrote the book “West with the Night”. She was unconventional, passionate and courageous. She grew up in Kenia, spoke Swahili and went hunting with the local tribes. Later she became a famous trainer of race horses, before turning herself into one of the first bush pilots. And she was of course the first person to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic from Britain to North America in 1936, where she landed after 21 hours – with a broken engine. This is one of her most famous quotes: “I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can.”
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