Our events are all listed below. The ethos of our events calendar is to raise standards of professionalism in association conference and event organisation.
We also signpost relevant education and peer group knowledge sharing programmes and work with our partner Universities to source and disseminate original research and content to members.
We have some great options for getting more involved with our events programme.
Our event sponsorship packages can be seen here.
If you would like to be an ABPCO event sponsor, or have any suggestions for topics or work that you’d like to share at an upcoming event please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exclusive to ABPCO members, these 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.
These are peer to peer forums for conference organisers to come together to share best practice. They give an opportunity to share recent experiences and, importantly, to formulate a collective view of the common challenges that lie ahead. The meetings are closed and Chatham House Rules apply.
This is our annual business get together to reflect on the past year and look at our strategy for going forward. It is an ideal opportunity for members to network.
The awards ceremony is an interactive event, with presentations from each of the nominated finalists with peer judging on the day. It really supports our values #excellence #learning #belonging and our desire to enable human enrichment through face to face gatherings.
MEET THE FUTURE
A safe space to chat with like-minded colleagues, share best practice and exchange knowledge.
Survive and Thrive - please sign up via the 'Register now' buttons below
Looking after ourselves
ABPCO AGM 2023 - governance, updates and plans
Inviting you to a closed round-table discussion with ABPCO PCO members
An inaugural Cvent User group
Building the new business events workforce, in partnership with Napier University
Where the events industry meets
“Everyone deserves to go home safely at night”
A safe discussion space for our in-house community
Kick Start your 2023 Stress Management Plan
Recognising and celebrating industry best practice in association and not for profit conferences and events
What does your Linkedin profile say about you!
Join us for a panel-led discussion on the 11th October 11am-12noon via zoom.
An opportunity for you to meet other industry members and share recent experiences unique to your role and importantly support each other with the challenges that lie ahead.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to a closed roundtable discussion for our agency PCO members.
We’re delighted to invite to our next roundtable discussion which ABPCO are hosting for our ‘in-house’ community.
A solution-orientated user group
Come together to source, learn and network.
Your invitation to attend ABPCO's 2022 AGM, 21st June 9.30am - 11am - virtually
An ABPCO roundtable discussion for our ‘in-house’ community.
Reconnect to accelerate
Recovery in the business events sector
Where the events industry meets
What does the talent look like, what are they looking for and how can your business attract, secure and retain them!
The start of a New Year and an opportunity for you to develop your 2022 ideas, business strategies and optimise your own personal growth.
The experience economy is booming, brands who are authentic, values driven and care about the environment are becoming increasingly successful.
Conference 2031: How will global industry trends affect association meetings in ten years’ time?
Overview of COP26 and its legacy
How can venues and conference organisers maximise their partnership
Leaving a legacy: the heart of a face to face meeting
RCP, MCI and Visit Belfast win ABPCO Excellence Awards
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - a social responsibility practically solved.
Some practical tips to make your marketing empathetic and much, much more powerful
Effective knowledge management – How to stop reinventing the wheel
How the insurance world is adapting post pandemic to event organisers evolving risks
From reaching new markets, developing different content, using new technologies, re-working budgets and commercial opportunities, and meeting wider business objectives.
Navigating the world of events during COVID-19 hasn’t been without its challenges and many venues have adapted their catering offering to adopt safer ways of working.
The audience will hear about a real-world example from key partners, including the client, delivering a strategic bid with a long-term legacy.
Join the EICC for a look at their new Step Change initiative, a big-tent program that touches upon all aspects of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre's ESG commitments.
Putting sustainability at the centre of event planning:COP26 case study
The knowledge gap of the ‘unknown’ world of Associations events professionals is one that we haven’t begun to explore.
Discover five ways to future-proof your career, keep your profile high and build 10/10 confidence in who you are and what you can do.
The role, impact and value of sustainable event training for professionals.
Using Macmillan as a case study on how they have adapted as an organisation
How can we drive forward innovation and infrastructure improvements across the sector to shape a better, cleaner and more resilient future for events?
Gordon will lead a session based on ‘The Social CEO Index Report’ that will answer 3 key questions: Why is it important to be active online, what does it take and who is leading the way?
Designing your future association conferences
Positive thought, Positive interaction and Positive action - how the 3Ps can support your mental health
Delivering Hybrid Events
We are events
How confident are delegates to return to face-to-face events?
Supercharge your events to engage and grow your membership
Learnings from the front-line
Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 July 2021 Our second annual Wellbeing and Mental Health Summit for the Event Industry
isla. has taken the hassle out of sustainable event planning
Your invitation to attend ABPCO's 2021 AGM, 24th June - virtually
Getting to Grips with Hybrid Events
Pain or gain - the Rationale for Hybrid
Maximising Audience Engagement
Maintaining Sponsorship and Income
Getting the right platform for your event
Adapting and thriving in the new environment
Recognising and celebrating industry best practice in association and not for profit conferences/events
IAPCO & IPCAA Dialogue: The Practical Realities of Medical Meetings’ Compliance in Virtual Congresses
An 'Ask the Expert' Q&A session
You are invited to discuss how we organisers can more readily promote the value of face to face engagement and deliver a premium face to face delegate experience.
The IAPCO led Strategic Global Task Force of National PCO Associations have together created The PCO Perspective: An Advocacy Guide, in collaboration with JMIC.
Building confidence for association events
Navigating the New Normal: Motivating Leaders and Reconnecting as Teams
Looking to increase your knowledge of UK event venues? This is the place to start
Access Success - Access WebEDGE IAPCO quality education direct to your desk
2020 ABPCO AGM - the virtual edition
ABPCO UK Destination Showcase - June 18th
Developing Robust Event Managers - a virtual roundtable on 17th June at 10.30am
Tackling climate change – moving from powerless to powerful
Sustainable Waste Management in Venues – The Opportunity!
Mental Health Awareness (4 Hour Virtual Course)
PCOs – what do you want, what do you really, really want?
To communicate or not to communicate… that is the question
Keeping your businesses afloat
More than just a venue
Our annual celebration and showcase of professionalism - see below for full details
Strategies for professional development
Audience engagement – Event technology as an enabler not a distraction
A roundtable event on marketing - “What does it mean to be “social” in your marketing?”
I am delighted to invite you for a very special few days with The Event Complex Aberdeen and the Aberdeen Convention and Events Bureau on the 25-27 September 2019.
How should conferences be designed to maximise attendee engagement and experience?
Take time out from a busy Meetings Show to enjoy dinner with ABPCO members
We are heading to Belfast for the annual Conference and AGM
Join ABPCO for a very special roundtable discussion at ACC Liverpool, from 1-2 May 2019. Your visit will include 4* accommodation at the onsite Pullman Liverpool, as well as the opportunity to discover this vibrant city and everything it has to offer.
The discussion will be led by Professor Emma Wood, a Professor in Events Experience and Marketing at the UK Centre for Events Management, School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management.
How to make event catering seamless, affordable and satisfying.
Enjoy a fantastic fact-filled 48 hours in Hull
Annual celebration event
COLLABORATION TO ENHANCE THE DELEGATE EXPERIENCE
The road to a sustainable event industry
ABPCO's annual review and communication of future plans
PCO Social Media Workshop – exclusive to ABPCO members
Striking the Right Balance – conference v trade expo
UK HEALTHCARE REGULATORY COMPLIANCE: the implications for the Medical Society meeting