Dubai will host the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Annual Meeting & General Assembly in 2017. World's leading conference organizers from 40 countries will convene in Dubai. By welcoming IAPCO members to Dubai in 2017, local tourism industry stakeholders will have the opportunity to build relationships with key meetings decision-makers, and showcase their products and services first hand.
Michel Neijmann, current President of IAPCO, said, "The quality of Dubai's bid was outstanding and truly reflected the local co-operation of all stakeholders. The bid showed a great understanding and support of IAPCO's quest for quality in the meetings industry, and there is no doubt that the spirit of Dubai will inspire the members of IAPCO to keep learning and developing their businesses."
Medhat Nassar, CEO Meeting Minds Experts, the Dubai headquartered IAPCO member company, said, "IAPCO offers a unique quality assurance platform recognised by association, corporate and government clients, through applying a strict Quality Control process for its members. Wining the bid to host IAPCO 2017 is an excellent recognition of the Dubai meetings industry and a vote of confidence by highly influential Professional Conference Organizers in 40 countries."
"We are truly delighted by the outstanding support extend by our bidding partners Dubai Business Events, MCI Dubai, Emirates and Madinat Jumeirah, which has been instrumental in putting forward this successful bid," he added.