IAPCO EDGE Athens - 25-29 January 2021


IAPCO CEO, Martin Boyle, invites you to the 1st IAPCO Virtual EDGE Seminar 2021


Welcome Message from HAPCO President

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 1st Virtual version of IAPCO EDGE Seminar, hosted this year by HAPCO and IAPCO Members Greece.

HAPCO (Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers) is honored to have been assigned with this upscale educational event and to have once more the opportunity to contribute to IAPCO’s educational vision.

This event enjoys the full support of all key stakeholders involved in the Greek Meetings & Tourism Industry and we are delighted for this upcoming collaboration, which aims in delivering a highly educational and networking virtual event, as well in showcasing our enthusiasm in performing successful master pieces! 

I am looking forward to welcoming you all in virtual Athens, in January and thank you for joining forces with us in this common strategy towards a better future!

Irene Tolis

President, HAPCO
Managing Director, ERA


Welcome Message from IAPCO Members Greece

Dear Colleagues,

In these uncertain times for our lives, our world and our industry, staying united is more than ever a key element for a better future. On this occasion, IAPCO Members Greece, AFEA, CONVIN, ERA, ERASMUS  have decided, once again, to join forces.

We are delighted that we have been assigned with the hosting of the 1st IAPCO Virtual EDGE Seminar and that we will have the opportunity, to welcome once more as one team, this time on a virtual but very vivid environment, future leaders and decision makers of our industry to an exciting event, empowered by our International Association, IAPCO!

Following a very successful IAPCO EDGE Seminar hosted in Athens in 2017, we are now aiming to further contributing to IAPCO’s educational activities, and to being part of an exciting learning & networking activity, hosted in the perfect virtual setting of Athens, which will set the scenes for a hopefully more promising 2021!

The seminar will be highly interactive, ensuring plenty of time to not only learn from the distinguished Faculty, but also:

  • To gain state-of-the-art education provided by THE experts of our Industry, led by IAPCO Training Academy
  • To network in a friendly and fully interactive virtual environment
  • To exchange and share valuable knowledge
  • To be motivated by our leaders and our peers

We are inviting you all to help us spread the message that our meetings industry can stay alive and vibrant, no matter which crisis we face, by attending and being an active part of this 1st virtual IAPCO EDGE Seminar!

Looking forward to welcoming you!

IAPCO Team Greece

Sissy Lignou


Antonia Alexandrou
Managing Director, CONVIN


Irene Charalambous
Executive Partner, ERA


Georgia Tsatsou


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Managing Events in a Virtual and Hybrid World

IAPCO EDGE Athens - 25-29 January 2021

As events move into the virtual and hybrid world, skills need to be retuned and adapted to make the transformation. New skill sets, new talent will be introduced, and existing knowledge transformed to meet the requirements of this exciting direction for the meetings world.

Our first ever IAPCO Virtual EDGE Seminar will be taught by an international faculty made up of leaders in the business meetings industry who have real-life experiences and case studies to share with the audience.

This week-long immersive learning experience, will take you on a journey from bid to delivery, using virtual engagement techniques which will leave you not only inspired but also give you excellent practical knowledge to takeaway and utilise in your work.

This virtual seminar will be highly interactive, ensuring plenty of time to not only learn from the faculty but knowledge exchange with your peers through group work, debate and discussion, Q&A’s and social networking.

Start 2021, as you mean to go on – connected, inspired and prepared to take on the Virtual and Hybrid World.



IAPCO is the international accreditation member-driven association for Professional Congress Organisers around the world. Its remit is to raise quality standards of service amongst its members and other sectors of the meetings industry by means of continuing education and interaction with other professionals.

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Under the Auspices


Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers – HAPCO was established in 1996, with the primary purpose to bring together the professional congress organizers and companies from the whole range of services and products of the conference market at an institutional level as well as their representation.

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This is Athens - Convention & Visitors Bureau



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Important Dates

Congress Dates: 25-29.1.2021

E-Poster abstract submission deadline: 5.1.2021

Speakers [oral] abstracts submission deadline: 5.1.2021

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