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EDGE seminar

Target Audience
Albert Cronheim Scholarship

Target Audience


An IAPCO EDGE embraces all sectors of the Meetings Industry. The target audience is:

· PCOs/Meeting Planners
· National/International Organisations/Associations
· Convention Bureaux/Tourism Bodies
· Congress Centres/Conference Hotels
· Exhibition Managers
· Pharma and Medical Device Companies
· DMCs, AMCs, Travel Agencies

The target audience is worldwide to enable IAPCO education to be available to all.

LEVEL 1
You are new to the conference industry, with 2 to 3 years of experience. You are interested in learning more about the services and processes of professional conference management and also to learn more about the wider environment in which the clients, the PCOs, the convention bureaux, venues and accommodation providers operate.

Expect to take-away:
Specific conference management skills and tool kits
Solid understanding of the environment and the roles of the various players

LEVEL 2
You are consolidated in your position with 5 or more years of experience in the industry and have recognised this as your career path. You know your job and how to do it, but are looking to broaden your skill base and grow your expertise in specific areas as well as growing your understanding of the global environment in which your company operates.

Expect to take-away:
Advanced conference management skills and tool kits
Advanced understanding of how the industry collaborates and operates

LEVEL 3
You have advanced your career to being a senior project manager or department manager or business manager/owner. You need to develop your management skills and expand your knowledge of advances and changes in the industry and their impact on your specific sector.

Expect to take-away:
General management skills and tool kits
Specific skills and expertise in relation to advances and changes taking place in the meetings industry and your sector

If you are interested in hosting an EDGE Seminar please link here to read the guidelines (IAPCO Members only)

Albert Cronheim Scholarship


The Albert Cronheim Scholarship has been created to acknowledge the contribution made by Albert to the creation of the IAPCO Educational Programme, begun in 1976. The scholarship covers registration fees for an EDGE seminar and up to 4 nights’ accommodation. Please note the Scholarship is available only to non-IAPCO members and all applications must be submitted no later than 15 May to be considered for the forthcoming 15 months. Should you be awarded the Scholarship and then are unable to attend, please note it is not transferable to another person.

Criteria for applications:

  • Must be a PCO or from an Events company
  • Should be from an emerging country (OECD or World Bank list)
  • Must be currently active, working in the industry
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience but not more than 5
  • Should have good English speaking level
  • Non-IAPCO members only

2017/2018 Closing Date of Applications – 15 May 2017

Previous recipients of the award:
2017 Tesa Chikaponya from Zimbabwe
2016 Zodwa Patience Msimang from South Africa
2015 Evren Turan from Turkey
2014 Pulcherie Djeni from Cote d’Ivoire
2013 David Castano from Colombia

Click here to apply