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ABPCO to focus on values following membership survey

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers has promised to be clearer than ever about its values
25/07/2017

Pictured: Therese Dolan, joint chair of ABPCO

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has promised to be clearer than ever about its values.

The move comes following the association’s annual membership survey.

Rose Padmore, joint chair of ABPCO, said: “Each year we like to be able to turn to our members and say – you said, so we did. 2017 is no different.

“Our annual membership engagement survey always provides plenty of ideas to be more innovative and responsive to our members. Over the past few years it has seen us become more efficient, more profitable, deliver greater education opportunities and add new events to the calendar. However, this year’s message included a clear need to be more holistic and consider our purpose and core values.”

The ABPCO board has also created a new purpose statement: “Proud to enable human enrichment through face to face gatherings.” This is supported by three values – excellence, learning and belonging – all of which are intended to express what is ABPCO.

Therese Dolan, joint chair of ABPCO, added: “We haven't gone back to the drawing board and completely reinvented the association. Instead we have developed a way of clearly communicating what we are about.

“These values express who we are to both our current and future members. They also provide credibility and trust for those individuals who look to ABPCO members to deliver their events. We are all incredibly excited by this refinement of our direction and delighted by the overwhelming support it has received from the membership.”

ABPCO, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, offers membership to UK conference and event organisers, those studying for or pursuing a career in the meetings and event industry, and individuals and organisations working across all spectrums of the industry.


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