IAPCO reveals annual survey findings at Imex

The number of government meetings handled by International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) members is up 46%, according to its 2009 survey.

IAPCO reveals 2009 survey findings at Imex
IAPCO reveals 2009 survey findings at Imex

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Results of the 2009 IAPCO survey were announced at the Imex show in Frankfurt.

The survey of IAPCO’s 100 members in 35 countries found that they collectively organised 399 government meetings – up 46% on 2008. The number of corporate meetings they organised was up 2% over the period, to 3,140. And association events were up 15% to 2,102.

Survey respondents collectively organised 5,641 meetings in 2009, up 9% on 2008. They handled 2.7 million delegates and booked more than 4 million room nights.

Some 67% of all meetings arranged by IAPCO members were for healthcare clients and 77% of them included an exhibition.

IAPCO members said they had secured 1,487 meetings to date for 2011.

 

 

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