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IAPCO Introduces New webEDGE Platform

(Pictured L-R: IAPCO CEO Martin Boyle and Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau CEO Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud)

IAPCO, the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers, is introducing its webEDGE platform which allows meeting professionals from any discipline to access a fully immersive 14-course congress project management package.

The Congress Project Management Package is designed to equip meeting professionals with a full 360-view of meeting organization. The peer-reviewed content has been delivered by 24 meeting industry experts from IAPCO accredited member companies and is approved by the Events Industry Council for a total of 15.25 CMP clock hours.

IAPCO webEDGE offers accessible high-quality virtual education at an affordable price—just $140 for the entire 14-course package, or individual courses can be purchased for $25 each. IAPCO members have complete access as part of their IAPCO membership.

IAPCO pix 1IAPCO President Ori Lahav says, “The global meetings and events landscape has experienced quite a significant shift over the past few months. It is extremely important that, now more than ever, up-skilling, re-training and increasing capabilities are considered as we prepare ourselves for what will be required in the months and years ahead. IAPCO’s webEDGE provides everyone in the meetings industry with a unique, peer-reviewed program available anytime, anywhere, on any device.”

The webEDGE program is strongly supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), together with a fruitful partnership by Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Talking about the IAPCO partnership, Martin Boyle, IAPCO CEO, says, “It is imperative to the success of an online platform such as this that we have partners that, not only want to gain global exposure but that, support our philosophy and objectives regarding continued education and increased professionalism in the meetings industry. MyCEB and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre are two such organizations and I am delighted to welcome them as exclusive sponsors throughout our re-launch year.”

Addressing the business events industry and the benefits of webEDGE, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau’s CEO Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud says, “As the business events industry progresses, there is a crucial need to keep engaging no matter how much the landscape evolIAPCO pix 2ves. Through this partnership with IAPCO and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, we believe it will elevate the professionalism of PCOs and the supply chains in Malaysia for the business events industry. For example, the current COVID-19 pandemic whereby meetings in person are near impossible. In this current situation, it is only through digital platform such as webEDGE that we will be able to continuously be fruitfully in touch and uplifting the professionalism of the industry. Having this platform will help to further promote Malaysia as Asia’s Business Events hub.”

Alan Pryor, General Manager of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, adds, “As a venue committed to the advancement of education and development for our Industry, we are really thrilled to be collaborating with MyCEB, our National Convention Bureau, and IAPCO, the perfect global partner, in supporting and delivering professional education to PCOs in Malaysia. The IAPCO webEDGE platform is a perfect tool that makes dedicated learning and educational development readily available to all. This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to industry development and support of Malaysia’s PCOs, and we commend and congratulate MyCEB with whom we will work side by side and in partnership to take forward this excellent initiative.”

IAPCO is the leading international association for professional conference organizers, representing today 137 companies comprised of more than 9,500 professional congress organizers, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events from 39 countries. For more info, visit www.iapco.org

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