Partners & Sponsors

There would be no Annual Meeting nor any other IAPCO event and conference, without the precious support of our Partners and Sponsors:


This is Athens is the global brand promoting the city as a destination for leisure tourism, conferences, events, and education. We utilize B2B marketing channels and initiatives to develop local and international collaborations, and we work to identify opportunities for new thematic tourism products such as yachting, religious tourism, and athletics.
Our strategy is to invest in partnerships with the local conference and meetings industry and to provide support for local and international tourism professionals. Our mission is to extend the tourism season in Athens beyond the summer months by increasing the number of visitors, conferences and events scheduled during the autumn and winter months.

Dubai is one of the world’s most dynamic cities and a truly unique destination. By hosting your business event in the Emirate you have access to in-depth knowledge and unrivalled connections, plus the benefit of a world-class infrastructure. Dubai Business Events is the official convention bureau for Dubai. Our team of highly specialized professionals has extensive knowledge about Dubai and can offer free and impartial advice, guidance and support to international business event organizers in planning international meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions in the Emirate. We have offices in Dubai and across 12 cities around the world. And we partner with hundreds of hotels, venues, PCOs, DMCs and other service providers in Dubai, representing the best the city has to offer. As a member of the BestCities Global Alliance, we guarantee the highest level of service. There’s no charge for our services and you have full control over how much involvement you want or need from us.

Gateway to the world, beautiful seafaring hub, maritime capital of the north – Rising above the waves of the Elbe river, at the crossroads between UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt and the newly built Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg counted among the most liveable destinations in Europe offering a unique combination of an exciting business environment with many strong economic and academic sectors, a wide range of venues, countless unique experiences and an unmatched mix of maritime atmosphere, green spaces and scenic elegance.
Being additionally a city of knowledge combined with high quality standards in the meetings industry, Germany’s second largest city is able to provide delegates with an ideal environment for meetings, sustainable academic exchange and inspiring networking. Further advantages: frequent flight connections with 130 non-stop flights and 900 worldwide stopover flights, excellent transport system with a train connection of only 20 minutes to Hamburg’s downtown area and the support of a dedicated team in the Hamburg Convention Bureau. Absolute Highlight: The new CCH- Congress Center Hamburg, which will re-opened in 2020 as one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

Hong Kong is the ideal hub for international conventions of the highest global standards, with its a prime location in the heart of Asia, peerless infrastructure, award-winning venues, and world-class professionalism, Asia’s world city is ready to help you deliver a successful and seamless convention that will attract international experts and thought-leaders. Hong Kong’s core values: • Gateway to mainland China; • Business-friendly environment; • Visa free for over 170 nationalities; • Over 3,200 scheduled passenger flights every week from over 180 worldwide destinations; • Half the world’s population within 5 hours’ flying time

Japan offer top-class settings for international conferences, boasting superior infrastructure including convention facilities, hotels and transportation systems, while also promising fascinating cultural experiences and delicious dining opportunities in safe urban environments. Moreover, high concentrations of academic and research institutions with advanced R&D capabilities and corporate clusters with superior technical skills give Japan particular advantages in hosting international meetings. Organizers who choose to hold events in Japan can anticipate that interaction with such academic institutions, research centers and corporations will provide conference participants with intellectual stimulation and create opportunities for innovation.
Japan Convention Bureau at JNTO will support you and your clients to further enhance the value of your international conferences and boost attendee satisfaction to even higher levels.

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) leads the acquisition and delivery of national and global business events for Melbourne and regional Victoria. This is achieved through partnering with the Victorian State Government, City of Melbourne, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and over 200 private enterprise partners.

MCB has more than 50 years of experience in securing business events for Melbourne with local and global teams dedicated to business development, bidding and sales, convention servicing, marketing, and partnerships. With staff and representation in five countries, including the United Kingdom, United States, China, Malaysia and Australia, MCB is well placed to support your organisation across the conference journey.

The land of a thousand hills, Rwanda offers the unforgettable African experience, in a safe and secure environment.
Rwanda and its capital city Kigali, have been ranked the third most popular destinations in the whole of Africa for accommodating international association meetings and events by ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association.
The Rwanda Convention Bureau represents the best interests of Rwanda’s MICE tourism industry, its stakeholders and offers free impartial advice, guidance and support to international event planners and buyers, incentive, association and convention organizers through every stage of planning.

Toronto – a global leader in the Tech and Finance sectors, is located in the centre of Canada and is an international air travel hub for North America with 1100+ flights daily via 66 airlines. It is also the Centre of Medical Excellence with nine teaching hospitals affiliated to the University of Toronto in the heart of downtown. Excite your senses to the sights, sounds and taste of a multicultural city with creativity and unlimited possibilities! Count on Destination Toronto, Canada’s #1 CVB in client services, to provide ideas to inspire your attendees. We share your passion for success and will ensure your conference exceeds your expectations.


EventsAIR is a cloud-based, cutting-edge meeting management solution with state-of-the-art technology for security and performance. Housed in the Microsoft Azure Cloud, EventsAIR users experience an intuitive environment that leverages real-time data, reporting, project management and advanced communication tools.
The advanced app store provides an extensive library that includes mobile apps for attendees and organizers, and advanced services such as onsite check-in, exhibitor and sponsor portals and more, all included for no additional cost. Add to these tools the revolutionary OnAIR, virtual meeting platform and you’ll find everything any meeting or conference planner could need in a single solution to manage in-person, virtual or hybrid events.
The flexible packages offer comprehensive solutions for to suit any budget and event. EventsAIR brings the future of events to meeting planners today.

fielddrive is an innovative award-winning event technology company that offers the most powerful yet flexible and easy-to-use on-site event management solutions available today. We provide facial recognition powered check-in for events of any size across the globe through our network of certified fielddrive partners. Our proprietary software and hardware solutions integrate with a wide range of registration, marketing and CRM platforms, enabling us to provide seamless and secure solutions for live badging and attendee tracking.

Parthen meeting services is one of the leading companies providing PCO’s and Associations all over the world with our congress supplies, such as bags, badges, lanyards and all other items needed for your congresses and events. Parthen has almost 30 years’ experience in the meeting industry. We are specialized in (Butterfly-) badges, lanyards and custom made conference bags which can be adjusted to any demand, e.g. in terms of colour, fabric and features.



The role of the Convention Bureaux is to reduce the distance between their destinations and the organisers of events. This is the part we play every day from our offices which represent a network of over 3500 Italian companies. CBItalia mission is to promote Italy as a MICE destination, acting as an experienced first point of contact andcomprehensive source of information for those looking at Italy as a destination for their events. We support Italian and international event planners, providing impartial advice, with a constant attention to the event logistical needs and, most importantly, to its objectives.

The Roma & Lazio Convention Bureau aims to promote the region as a destination along with the spaces and services it offers on the Meeting Industry’s international and national markets. It operates under a shared strategy and in agreement with the sector’s reference institutions, Roma Capital and the Lazio Region, which aided its creation and have supported its activity since it was established.

ENIT is the Italian National Tourist Board. ENIT supports italian regions, cities as well as Italian public and private entities, in their efforts to market individual destinations, venues and MICE experiences both for the leisure and the meeting and wedding industry. Italy ranks 6th in the world for number of meetings and is one of the world tourism destinations, thanks to its unique cultural heritage, lifestyle, design, major universities and research centers, world sports events and cutting-edge venues. Italy will host in 2026 the Winter Olympic Games.

First Travel Italy is a company focused on passengers transportation to and from any destination in Italy and abroad.
First Travel Italy will assist its customers to make sure everything is fine.
With First Travel Italy clients can have the service they wish when they actually need it, this is what a transportation and logistics company does. A team of specialized and professional people will take care of every single detail of reservations with a complete logistic support.
Under the brand “First Travel Italy” there are three different divisions which satisfy the needs of specific areas such as: First-class for Business Travel, First-Event for M.I.C.E, and First-Experience for Leisure. ​

ITA – Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy.
With a motivated and modern organization and a widespread network of overseas offices, ITA provides information, assistance, consulting, promotion and training to Italian small and medium-sized businesses. Using the most modern multi-channel promotion and communication tools, it acts to assert the excellence of Made in Italy in the world.

With a commanding view of Rome, the Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, will exceed your expectations time and again. Michelin-star dining, a luxury Spa, 15 acres of private park, and state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities make our one-of-a-kind luxury city hotel your first choice when experiencing the Eternal City with:
• The first and only 3-star Michelin restaurant in Rome, La Pergola
• One of the world’s most prestigious art collections in a hotel
• Award-winning luxury Spa with state-of-the-art gym and fitness center
• 3 outdoor and 1 indoor swimming pools
• 2 tennis courts
• Exclusive experiences on property, in Rome, and its surroundings
• Conference center and indoor and outdoor wedding and event spaces

Rome Convention Center La Nuvola is one of the most iconic buildings in the entire City of Rome.
This visionary building by Massimiliano Fuksas has been inaugurated on the 29th of October 2016 and since then it has been acknowledged worldwide as a fine example of contemporary aesthetics, characterized by eco-friendly materials and innovative technological solutions.
It presents a floor area of nearly 26,000 sqm and 8,000 seats, distributed over three floors:
Level Meeting Halls: 9,000 sqm of modular space with 30 meeting rooms of all sizes, a plenary room that gathers 5.000 seats
Level Forum: 7,300 sqm dedicated to exhibitions, gala dinners or product display.
Level Auditorium: 1.800 seats (1.200/Stalls and 600/Gallery); three external Foyers, one of 1,500 sqm and two of 500 sqm each.

TC Group is a unique partner for a global Service: from technology software and hardware to support congresses, events, conventions and training courses, to web and multimedia production and fixed and/or mobile temporary plants-installations. For each different field of activity TC formulates a valuable proposal to costumers supported by peculiar assets: Experienced know-how/Experience, Innovation and Quality. The major events organizers, the most renown congress centers, prestigious enterprises and national and foreign associations rely on TC Group.

Thinking Heads is a Speakers’ Bureau that positions leaders who have a particular area of expertise. Thinking is built by analyzing knowledge and ideas, closing the gaps between their current situation and where they want to be. This method produces true value for leaders, building and projecting ideas, rather than creating an image that lacks a foundation. This ensures that the recognition they gain is the result of what they have done along with the success they have achieved, and depends solely on them, not on the perception of others.