AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres, has appointed its first CEO Sven Bossu.
Bossu reports directly to the AIPC Board, and is responsible for finding and developing opportunities to upgrade member services, improve programme offerings, strengthen regional membership engagement and expand collaboration with like-minded associations in the meetings and events industry and adjacent industries.
More immediately, the focus will lie on providing pertinent support to IPC members facing the impact of Covid-19 by creating a digital community platform for members to exchange experiences and best practices; and jointly prepare for the next steps of recovery.
Bossu was most recently the managing director for innovation at ESTRO, the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology. He also possesses has eight years of experience from the meetings industry through his time at SWIFT, where he was responsible for the organisation of the world-renowned SIBOS conference.
The appointment of the CEO will complement the association management services that Interel, a professional association management company, has been providing to AIPC since August.
Overall, this restructuring will allow for AIPC to be better equipped to scale up and strengthen its role as the global authority and resource for convention centre management.