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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 with In-person on the 9th December Open to: Full Members, Associate Members, Entry Level Members, s, Industry Member/Partners, Academic Department Members, Academic Student Members, Representatives

ABPCO Festival of Learning 1-9 December

Designing your future association conferences

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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


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

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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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.

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Enhance our members; status and recognition as professionals


Constantly develop and enhance the benefits we offer to our members

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