Martin Boyle will be the new chief executive officer at the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) from 1 April 2019.
Boyle arrives at IAPCO with a wealth of experience and a strategic vision that has been shaped over more than 20 years of working in a number of countries in the events and meetings industry.
He has launched startups in Canada, worked with international associations while at a PCO in UK and for the past six years been the director of Europe for the convention bureaux BESydney.
"I am absolutely delighted to be joining the IAPCO team at this exciting and pivotal time in IAPCO’s 50 year history," Martin said.
"I am very much looking forward to working with the IAPCO Council and on behalf of IAPCO members and partners to further develop the IAPCO offer.
"Together, we can continue to raise standards, provide lasting economic value and be the voice of the professional conference organiser around the world."
Sarah Storie-Pugh, the current executive director, will be stepping back to continue a part-time role within the association.
She said: "I think this is a wonderful opportunity for IAPCO to go forward into its next 50 years, and I am delighted to be continuing, albeit in a part-time role, to support Martin Boyle in IAPCO’s ongoing global influence."
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