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IAPCO is excited to announce that their Golden Anniversary AM&GA will be organised by its member Congrex Switzerland at the Congress Center Basel, from 14-17 February 2019. Basel has won the bid to host the 50th IAPCO Annual Meeting and General Assembly with the announcement being made during the recent Annual Meeting in Dubai. The […]

Global Strategies for Associations: Professional associations play a crucial role in the economic development of their respective communities, and as such, they are not immune to globalising trends. A 2016 study by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) highlighted the need for associations to take an increasingly global focus to bring value and strengthen […]

We are all conscious that social media is an important metric which we should always use when planning an upcoming conference or seminar. However, we have the feeling that many professionals are still uncertain as for how to leverage this powerful medium in the most efficient manner. Much like other approaches to successful meeting planning, […]

What is strategic meeting management? We are often bombarded with a veritable “alphabet soup” in regards to particular conference management strategies and solutions. Still, one of the most commonly misunderstood terms is strategic meeting management. Simply stated, this concept involves leveraging the right resources and procedures so that an upcoming event runs smoothly and is […]

One of the most important signs of quality in regards to a conference is the quality of its keynote speakers. In many ways, a conference influencer can be viewed as a “human billboard”. These individuals highlight the reputation and the quality of the event, which are both key metrics to attract delegates and to illustrate […]

The exceptional year 2016 is ending, and Congrex Switzerland is getting into its 35th-year journey in the conference, meetings and association industry. The impressions from the past 12 months are worth to be remembered. We had the pleasure to host a record number of happy participants at numerous conferences around the world. A special mention […]

The exceptional year 2016 is ending, and Congrex Switzerland is getting into its 35th-year journey in the conference, meetings and association industry. The impressions from the past 12 months are worth to be remembered. We had the pleasure to host a record number of happy participants at numerous conferences around the world. A special mention […]

What are some of the keys to creating a memorable and informative conference experience? Most professionals will reference delegate information and engagement, an interesting scientific content and choosing appropriate speakers and presentations. However, we often fail to realise that leveraging such an event to the fullest also involves preparing the attendees for what is to […]

We are all aware that many conferences are now fully embracing the digital age. As a result, many events have gone “paperless”. In other words, they have radically broken from traditional methods. There are three main benefits to this paperless approach: First, it is an environmentally approach when compared to the use of materials such […]

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