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IAPCO 2019

International Association of Professional Congress Organisers: 50th General Assembly & Annual Meeting

“The surprisingly spacious foyer on the second floor forms the heart of the Congress Center Basel (CCB). Natural light and the bright oak parquet flooring create a warm and inviting atmosphere – the perfect backdrop for our anniversary event. All in all, the CCB provided a modern and functional setting. The staff were professional and highly attentive at all times.

Date14 to 18 February 2019
LocationCongress Center Basel
Number of guestsca. 130
Further detailsAnniversary programme
Messe Basel Mathias Posch
Mathias Posch Past President IAPCO

The participants learnt in an impressive way what the city of Basel has to offer the meetings industry.

The programme included exciting keynotes, innovation snapshots and the so-called espresso exchange – where participants share their know-how – as well as a large number of platforms for networking and socialising. The central topics were “Innovate or Die”, “Critical Thinking” and “Positive Leadership”.

The highlight of our jubilee event was the Golden Gala held at the eminent Les Trois Rois hotel in Basel. And, in addition to our gala evening, our whole meeting was accompanied by excellent catering throughout.

The success of the event was due to the good collaboration between the host, Congrex Schweiz, and IAPCO. All those involved worked hard to create an event of the highest quality. The participants experienced in an impressive manner just what the city of Basel has to offer the meeting industry. The feedback was excellent: a great start to the next 50 years of IAPCO!”

Mathias Posch
IAPCO President