The aim of the IAPCO international organisation is to continually optimise the service standards of its members in the PCO sector as well as those of "neighbouring" disciplines. In February 2019, IAPCO will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in the Congress Center Basel (CCB). At the start of March 2018, a delegation from Basel visited the IAPCO Annual Meeting in Tokyo so that they could experience the event for themselves and thus optimise their services when hosting the event next year. They brought back fantastic impressions of Japan with them and are now highly motivated for staging the anniversary edition in Basel with great commitment in 2019.
Basel was awarded the contract to host this prestigious meeting at the 2017 IAPCO annual meeting in Dubai. The two IAPCO members of Congrex Switzerland and MCI are taking charge of organising the 2019 edition, having also played a key role in securing the contract for Basel. Valuable contributions were also made during the bidding process by the Canton of Basel-Stadt, the Swiss Convention & Incentive Bureau SCIB, Basel Tourismus & Convention Bureau and the municipality of Montreux and Montreux Riviera, in addition to the input of the organisers and the CCB.
With the staging of IAPCO 2019, the CCB and the entire city of Basel will have the opportunity to conduct optimum advertising for Basel as a congress and exhibition venue. Numerous surprises await participants on the occasion of this anniversary event, together with a top-notch educational programme and original networking opportunities with a typical Swiss touch.