News IAPCO and IFES form new strategic partnership By TTGassociations / Posted on 13 February, 2023 13:58 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) and the International Federation of Exhibition & Event Services (IFES) have signed a new three-year Memorandum of Understanding. At their most recent meeting held in Dubai, the IAPCO Council unanimously agreed to a new collaboration with IFES, the first of its kind for both associations. The collaboration will see experts from both organisations share knowledge and educational content through industry events, seminars and webinars, visibility via online recognition and business development opportunities. From left: IFES’ Philippe Beille and IAPCO’s Ori Lahav Ori Lahav, IAPCO president, commented: “Many IAPCO member client events require exhibition and stand builds for their global business and professional events. Knowing and having immediate access to the most appropriate and trustworthy partners to work with just makes sense. “This new MoU enables IAPCO and IFES members to have more direct contact, build upon their respective expertise and provide added value across the board to the clients they serve.” With a membership retention rate of just under 100 per cent over the past two years, a growing number of new membership applications and continued support from global partners, IAPCO continues to focus its attention on providing added value and new services to its members. “As we enter our fourth decade as an association, I am proud of this new collaboration between IAPCO and IFES, as a manifestation of the IFES motto of sharing knowledge. We look forward to a long and beneficial partnership with IAPCO and its members, through which we will be able to support our respective members by generating more business together,” said Philippe Beille, IFES president.