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The ethos of ABPCO events is to share ideas, strive for excellence, learn how we can improve and to disseminate what we know for the wider good. Take a look at our forthcoming events here...

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Virtual Open to: Academic Department Members, Academic Student Members, Sponsors, Preferred Partners, Partners, Associate Members, Full Members

ABPCO Excellence Awards 2020

Recognising and celebrating industry best practice in association and not for profit conferences/events

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The Meetings Show, Olympia Open to: Associate Members, Full Members

The Meetings Show Hosted Buyer Invitation

Invitation to attend The Meetings Show 2020 as a hosted buyer with our ABPCO group

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About IAPCO

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IAPCO (International Association of Professional Conference Organisers) is the leading international association for professional conference organisers.

Its mission is to raise the standards of service among its member organisations and other sectors of the meetings industry through continued education, connection and support. IAPCO represents today 131 companies comprised of over 7500 professional conference organisers, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events from 41 countries.

IAPCO have kindly agreed that all ABPCO members can receive the IAPCO web-edge member rates for their core PCO training webinars via the virtual library. This virtual library is meant to serve as a continuously evolving source of meetings industry specific information for both new employees and company veterans alike. 

IAPCO webEDGE offers accessible high-quality virtual education at an affordable price - just $140 for the entire 14-course package, or individual courses can be purchased for $25 each. IAPCO Members have complete access as part of their IAPCO Membership.  ABPCO members receive 20% the Congress Project Management Course for ABPCO members: Please use code ABPCO20 and IAPCO will verify that you are an ABPCO member.  The courses can be accessed here  https://webedge.iapco.org/

 

The Institute of Event Management

Championing Professional Recognition:  The institute will give individuals who already work or wish to work in the Events Sector  the opportunity to gain professional recognition, enhance their profile, skills and knowledge, and make global connections. To find out more see https://iem.institute/

University Education and Continuing Professional Development

Many of our University members run event specific full-time, part-time and professional development courses across a range of professional disciplines, enabling you to enhance your understanding and competence and develop your knowledge and skills.
To find out more – look at the relevant University links below.

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University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH View profile

School of Hospitality & Tourism Management – University of Surrey

Our courses in hospitality, events, tourism and transport combine a fresh, dynamic outlook with a leading international reputation. We are ranked 2nd for hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism in the Complete University Guide 2019, top five for hospitality, event management and tourism in the Guardian University Guide 2019, top five for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and top five for hospitality and tourism management in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/subjects/hospitality-events-tourism-and-transport

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduate/international-event-management

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/international-events-management-msc-2018

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/subjects/hospitality-events-tourism-and-transport

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30 Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS View profile

University of Greenwich

Excellence

Enhance our members; status and recognition as professionals

Belonging

Constantly develop and enhance the benefits we offer to our members

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