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Record Breaking Tokyo – IAPCO Celebrates highest ever Annual Meeting Attendance

March 9, 2018

Record Breaking Tokyo – IAPCO Celebrates highest ever Annual Meeting Attendance

IAPCO holds its Annual Meeting, bringing together its members from around the globe. This year is particularly special as it marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Association and the start of twelve months of celebratory activities. This was kicked off in style, with over 100 members and destination partners from over 32 countries attending, this meeting has broken attendance records to make it the largest IAPCO has ever held!

‘The numbers are in, social media was buzzing and the emails keep coming – the IAPCO Annual Meeting in Tokyo was an all around success. This was in large due to the outstanding organization by our Japanese friends, who took care of every detail and truly captured the “IAPCO spirit” says Mathias Posch, President of IAPCO.Based on participant feedback the meeting scored second highest of all time, narrowly missing the top spot by a mere fraction of a percent.

The successful collaboration between IAPCO and the host, Congress Corporation, in co-operation with other IAPCO members, JCS and JTB, all of whom worked hard to bring the vision for the meeting to life. JNTO and various cities throughout Japan provided valuable support and offered popular fam. trips to various cities, pre and post conference.

The Tokyo Annual Meeting programme was packed full of inspirational keynotes, engaging teamwork exercises, an excellent panel discussion entitled ‘Lost in Translation’ focusing on the cultural nuances that will make all the difference to international clients/PCOs when bringing meetings to Japan alongside a spectacular cultural social programme which allowed for plenty of networking.

IAPCO brand awareness and membership growth in Asia was a key focus of the strategic plan. Holding the Annual Meeting in Tokyo and the excellent relationships this has created has been a big contributing factor to meeting these goals. Jan Tonkin, Immediate Past President of IAPCO said ‘Looking back on my two years as President I am particularly proud of the increased reach IAPCO has achieved in Asia Pacific. It is an incredibly diverse region where the meetings industry continues to grow in strength rapidly. We have welcomed new members from the region, raised our profile at the key industry trade shows and have held educational seminars in Kuala Lumpur, Suzhou and Taipei with more taking place in both Suzhou and Taipei in April.’

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Prepare your sneakers for the IMEXrun at IMEX in Frankfurt on May 17th

May 11, 2017

Prepare your sneakers for the IMEXrun at IMEX in Frankfurt on May 17th

The IMEXrun back and sold out!
Now in its 5th edition following successful events in Frankfurt and Las Vegas since 2015, the IMEXrun once again with it opportunities to accelerate business via networking in a fun run along Frankfurt’s River Main. As usual the IMEXrun, will take place early in the morning of the second day of IMEX. The run is developed and organised by events by tlc an Experience Incoming Company, driven by its strong belief in the unique ability that sports and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle have to enhance corporate responsibility and personal development.

New for this edition is the addition of team sponsors with Taipei and Switzerland Tourism the first to create their own teams. The run takes place on May 17 at 07:00 and the run is open to all IMEX participants. Visit http://www.imex-frankfurt/imexrun for more information.

After 4 sold-out editions in Frankfurt and Las Vegas since 2015, the IMEXrun is back, bringing with it opportunities to accelerate business via networking in a fun run along Frankfurt’s River Main this May 17th at 07:00 am. As usual The IMEXrun, will take place on the second day of IMEX. The run concept is developed and organised by events by tlc, an Experience Incoming company, driven by its strong belief in the unique ability that sport has to enhance corporate responsibility, personal development and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. This edition presents a new way of sponsorship as “Team sponsors” and is supported by Taipei and Switzerland Tourisms. Registrations are open through IMEX website free of charge to all IMEX participants.

“We are delighted to be working with events by tlc for the 3rd year to organise the IMEXrun. It has become an iconic part of the IMEX show week and is integral to our Be Well initiatives – encouraging everyone to stay well and keep up a healthy routine to help them be even more productive at the show. events by tlc have played a crucial role in making the IMEXrun such a success.” says Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX.

Nicole Bühlmann from Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, states ”A little exercise works wonders, especially out in nature. The IMEXrun offers all participants a welcome change – one that we at Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau are happy to support.”

Department of Information and Tourism of Taipei City Government, says that “In recent years, leisure sport tourism has also been a key city initiative, with vigorous development. Each year Taipei City stages a number of renowned road-running events that highlight its riverside areas, such as the Taipei Marathon. It is thus hoped that through this sponsorship and cooperation, international visitors that will participate in this grand event will get to know Taipei, enjoying the opportunity to travel to the city.”

Diogo Assis, group events by tlc CEO states “we are proud that this fun run grew to the point it became crucial for many as a way to balance the intense work days at IMEX and also happy that the industry adopted in large scale such an initiative which offsets all the great social events around IMEX and connect people through sports”.

The IMEXrun is an important part of IMEX’s “Be Well at IMEX” initiatives. These include a selection of health & wellbeing education sessions, the new Be Well Lounge which is a device-free space to take time out or join relaxation or mindfulness classes and an online wellness guide with useful tips including healthy food options on offer at IMEX cafés and exhibitor stands.


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