AIPC picks Maple as incoming president

Barbara Maple, general manager of the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, has been appointed president of the Association Internationale des Palais des Congrès (AIPC). Maple was elected during the AIPC conference and annual general meeting, which took place at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre in July. More than 70 delegates from 40 countries attended the four-day event. The conference programme included plenary presentations and educational sessions with special panel debates. "This year’s event has served as a reminder of the scale and impact of our industry on a global basis. In particular it has helped underline the importance of seeking a greater degree of industry recognition," said Maple. The AIPC has also appointed three new board members, including Christina Nicholson, general manager of the ICC in Birmingham.

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