IAPCO EDGE: Antwerp Presents itself as a Congress Destination

Wednesday, 24.01.2024
Numerous events and workshops were organized together with Visitflanders.

The IAPCO EDGE seminar took place in Antwerp in mid-January; photo: Antwerp Convention Bureau

The Antwerp Convention Bureau, VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau and Semico jointly organized the IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organizers) EDGE Seminar in Antwerp 2024 from 16 to 18 January under the motto “The City is Your Venue”.

The seminar, which was attended by 65 leading PCOs and their industry partners, focused on current topics and developments in the congress industry. Various presentations and workshops ensured a lively exchange of knowledge.

During the conference, Antwerp was able to recommend itself as a congress destination: The reception took place at the Radisson Blu, the event itself at the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center. The zoo’s aquarium became the location for a gala dinner. Other program items took place in the Botanical Reserve, the Sapphire House Antwerp Hotel & Handelsbeurs and the Horta Art Nouveau Hall.

“The IAPCO EDGE Seminar not only showcased Antwerp as an excellent conference destination to leaders in our industry but also demonstrated our unique brand promise. In Antwerp, events resonate beyond the conference room, becoming part of the city’s fabric. We are a city that opens up easily, that is versatile and adjustable, creating custom fitted experiences for delegates. The IAPCO EDGE seminar was not just any event; like all those taking place in our city, to those attending it felt like it was the main event in our city.”

Tadeja Pivc Coudyser, CEO of Antwerp Convention Bureau