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.
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.
Invitation to attend The Meetings Show 2020 as a hosted buyer with our ABPCO group, and a very special dinner at The Churchill War Rooms
Relationships are the key to success – how can Venues and Conference Organisers maximise their partnership.
We are delighted to personally invite you to a NEW style networking event to meet some of the UK's best academic venues. Find out what makes universities and colleges the perfect choice for your next event.
THE SENIOR LEADERSHIP FORUM IS THE FLAGSHIP EVENT OF THE BUSINESS OF EVENTS PROGRAMME, ATTRACTING APPROXIMATELY 200 SENIOR EXECUTIVES FROM ACROSS THE UK AND EUROPEAN EVENTS INDUSTRY ALONG WITH EXTENSIVE ENGAGEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY MEDIA AND OTHER
More than just a venue
Always one of the most popular and well attended programmes. The free-to-attend AEF takes place in a dedicated theatre at International Confex.
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?”
Meeting Technology & Data Security - How are your attendees protected ?
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.
This is an event within International Confex
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