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Professional congress organisers choose Basel for 50th meeting

IAPCO will hold its Golden Anniversary AM&GM at the Congress Center Basel

Pictured: Basel

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) will hold its 50th annual meeting and general assembly in Switzerland, the organisation has revealed.

The group’s Golden Anniversary AM&GA will be organised by one of its members, Congrex Switzerland, at the Congress Center Basel, from 14-17 February 2019.

The announcement was made during the recent Annual Meeting in Dubai.

The Swiss bid was organised by IAPCO members Congrex Switzerland & MCI Group with support from the Government of the Canton Basel-Stadt, the Swiss Convention & Incentive Bureau, the Basel Tourism & Convention Bureau, the Congress Center Basel and last but not least the Municipality of Montreux and Montreux Riviera for the Council Meeting prior to the Annual Meeting.

IAPCO has a strong legacy in Switzerland having organised the "Wolfsberg" IAPCO Annual Seminars in this destination for more than 40 years. However, this is only the second time the Annual Meeting will take place in Switzerland, the first being in 1988 in Zurich.

"The Government of the Canton Basel-Stadt is delighted that IAPCO has decided to hold its 50th Annual Meeting and General Assembly in 2019 in Basel and congratulates all supporting parties involved in the successful bid" said councillor Christoph Brutschin.

Alain Pittet, managing director of Congrex Switzerland, said: "I am proud that we have been elected host of the IAPCO Annual Meeting in 2019. Together with our partners and supporters we will showcase Basel and Switzerland as an ideal event destination to the world's leading Professional Conference Organisers."

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