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.
If you 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.
Access Success - Access WebEDGE IAPCO quality education direct to your desk
Adapting and thriving in the new environment
Getting the right platform for your event
a safe space to chat with like-minded colleagues, share best practice and exchange knowledge.
Maintaining Sponsorship and Income
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
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