Several PCOs celebrate major anniversaries
World PCO Alliance member Andre Vietor of Barceló Congresos was recently recognised by the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) for his contributions to the conference sector as an IAPCO board member.
Vietor was acknowledged as a driving force behind IAPCO’s educational seminar, Experts in Dynamic Global Education (EDGE).
“Passion makes the big difference in the outcome of whatever you do in life,” said Vietor. “I am passionate about training and education – it is part of my DNA. However, since this recognition was totally unexpected, I was overwhelmed.”
Alliance member Nina Freysen-Pretorius, CEO of South Africa-based The Conference Company, has been re-elected as president of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
“Having been re-elected as the ICCA President to a second term of office is a tremendous honour and great responsibility,” said Freysen-Pretorius.
A number of Alliance members are celebrating major milestones this year.
Montreal-based PCO JPdL International will celebrate its 35th anniversary; US-based Talley Management Group will celebrate 30 years; Malaysia’s AOS Conventions and Events and India’s KW Conferences will both celebrate 25 years; South Africa’s The Conference Company is marking its 20th year; and Ireland-based Keynote is celebrating its 10th year.