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These promoted familiarisation trips take in venues and destinations that have a new space, technology or service to offer to professional conference organisers.

The trips offer members a “sneak preview” of all that is new from venues and emerging destinations ahead of any formal launch and, of course, an opportunity to meet and network with other ABPCO members at the same time.

If you are interested in attending any of the ABPCO fam trips please e-mail

IHG Expo returns to InterContinental London Park Lane on Thursday 30th March.

By why should ABPCO members attend this event? As well as networking, discovering our brands, and entering our competition, here are our Top 3 reasons to attend that ABPCO members should consider:

If you’re an in-house PCO:

  • You can meet the IHG Association Team face-to-face, and learn how we provide, simple, multi-event contracts
  • You can meet over 200 IHG meeting specialist hotels from brands like InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn
  • You can come to Speaker’s Corner and discuss hot topics and trends in the meeting market with your industry peers


If you’re an Agency PCO

  • You can learn how we save you time and money as a one-stop-shop when sourcing for Association business
  • Discover more about our products such as IHG Commission, IHG Agency Rates and IHG Business Rewards
  • You can catch up on other IHG brands, like boutique Hotel Indigo, or Staybridge Suites, our Extended Stay brand – all helping you to help your clients

If you’re a CVB

  • You can network with all the IHG hotels, from your city, under one roof, on one day
  • You can network with IHG Association Team to see how we might support city-wide bids
  • Learn about IHG products, such as IHG Affinity Programme, enabling you to earn commission for bookings, via your website.

If you’re a Conference venue

  • Meet all the IHG hotels, from your city, and see how we can negotiate a Corporate Rate for guests’ attending a conference or event at your location
  • Learn about IHG products, such as IHG Affinity Programme, enabling you to earn commission for bookings, via your website.
  • Network with IHG Association Team, so see how we save you time and money as a one-stop-shop when sourcing hotels.

If you’d like to attend Click here to register:- IHG EXPO 2017 registration

OR contact Martin Avis on 07809 665 168 or email

25 April 2017

Discover new venues outside of Cambridge; join us for a tour and drinks reception the night before the main event with

complimentary accommodation for out-of-town visitors  visit Meet Cambridge for details

26 April 2017

A day of learning and discovery about all things events in Cambridge and the region with a delicious lunch

and lots of surprises along the way!  visit Meet Cambridge for details

Berlin invites you!

Experience the diversity, the contrasts and the infinite opportunities of Berlin as a congress destination!

Date: 13th to 17th July 2017

Berlin is the city of superlatives – we will show you why!
Within four days – 13th to 17th July – you will exclusively discover the unique variety of Berlin and experience at first hand, what makes this metropolis so attractive to millions of visitors each year. An exciting programme awaits you:

  • four overnight stays in one of the leading hotels in Berlin
  • four evening events at exceptional and unique locations
  • one workshop day with Berlin’s top suppliers in a location with industrial character of the Golden Twenties
  • one unforgettable Berlin-Incentive-Day
  • various site inspections of your choice

Convinced? If you are planning events with more than 100 participants, we are looking forward to your registration on! The number of places is limited.

If you have any queries, please contact

Lisa Stewart
Sales & Marketing Manager Conventions UK

T. +44 (0)845 498 9982
M. +44 (0)7769 805862