IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organizers) and the 14 National PCO Association members of the IAPCO Strategic Association Task Force have combined forces to gather data on employee and team member wellbeing and feelings towards work, connections to others and perceived belonging to the meetings industry.
This is the first such initiative in the global congress and events industry, and the team is backed by academics at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK and expert social scientists from across the globe. Their experience spans specialised experience and training in adult mental health, team dynamics and academic research.
Martin Boyle, CEO of IAPCO, stated: “We have heard how workplace and team dynamics have shifted over the past couple of years as people returned to offices and to delivering in-person events, but we are lacking significant and accurate data on it from a global perspective. Without such data and specialist analysis of the data, we cannot begin to provide solutions.
“The analysis of responses gathered from the survey will not only help to form a clearer picture of factors influencing our workforce and what they are looking for from their employers and connections, but it will also, more importantly, help IAPCO and others in the industry to create educational, personal and professional programmes to support workforce development globally.”
IAPCO aims to publish the results of the survey in 1Q2023.
The survey link can be found here.