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IAPCO 44th Annual Meeting & General Assembly
Conference Partners were on the executive host committee for the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers’ (IAPCO) 44th Annual Meeting & General Assembly which took place in Dublin in February, 2013. IAPCO is a small, but perfectly formed, meetings industry association representing a truly global roster of PCOs – there are more than 40 countries in the association, of which over 30 nations were represented amongst the 120 registered delegates at the Meeting. The theme of the Meeting was “Riding the Winds of Change – New Strategies for PCOs”. The Meeting has created a lasting legacy. For further information in relation to this, please see here
2012 Event Industry Awards
It is with great pride and delight that Conference Partners and Event Partners announced that they were awarded Best Exhibition Organiser and Best Exhibition at the 2012 Event Industry Awards, before an audience of 400 of their industry peers in the Burlington Hotel.
Conference Partners and Event Partners won Best Exhibition Organiser in a joint submission with their client Huggy Bloom Enterprises and Best Exhibition for the Pregnancy and Baby Fair.
The SMA Know How Pregnancy and Baby Fair is specifically designed for anyone trying to conceive, expecting a baby or already a parent. It is a one stop baby shop for all your pregnancy and baby needs. The Pregnancy & Baby Fair has attracted the biggest names in the baby business worldwide to exhibit annually. A sample of exhibitors incudes; Pfizer ( SMA Know How), Baby Elegance, Bayer, Reckitt Benskier. The Children’s Rooms Brown Thomas, Sudocrem, Tony Kealy, Bella Baby, Murphy’s Prams, Bugaboo, Disney, Stokke, NUK, VHI to name but a few.
Event Industry Awards Judges said that “Huggy Bloom and the team from Event Partners won for the terrific success they’ve had with the Pregnancy and Baby fair – which is now staged in both Dublin and Cork, and attracts around 30,000 visitors. This was a great organizing team that knew its sector really well and had a fantastic retention rate from sponsors and exhibitors...The team had worked with the headline sponsors to build and maintain their brand… The show is now one of the most exclusive, popular and highly attended exhibitions in the calendar.”
Jennifer Walsh, Bepanthen Brand Manager and an exhibitor at the event stated that the Pregnancy and Baby Fair was “the best Baby show … so professional and extremely well run. Worth the investment! Bepanthen has not looked back since taking on the Baby Changing Zone Sponsorship in 2010. Any company in this area should be at the show otherwise they are missing out!”
Conference Partners is an award winning, internationally accredited, conference, event and association management company, headquartered in Dublin and operating globally. Established in 1998, our excellence is best illustrated in our extensive portfolio of international association conferences for world-renowned organisations and companies. We organise academic, governmental, financial and business conferences and we also have a specialist division dedicated exclusively to the management of conferences for the medical and healthcare sector. As a Core PCO and Association Management Company, we work with you, not just for one conference but for the long term. Our approach is in our name – we will be your PARTNER.
The Conference Partners’ team are highly trained to the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO) standards and are the best in their field. Our goal focused approach and proven track record stands testament to our ability to comprehensively understand our clients’ needs and in turn provide the optimum solutions for the smooth running of each conference. Open communication, strong relationships, reporting and ongoing engagement between the team and stakeholders is paramount to the success of each conference we undertake.
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