Cankarjev dom - Grand Reception Hall
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Cankarjev dom will host the world's leading experts

Cankarjev dom will be the host of the annual IAPCO AM & GA in 2024. This year’s first virtual event, executed by The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) on the 15th of February, saw 250 online participants choose the hosts of IAPCO’s upcoming events. Slovenia was chosen as the location for IAPCO’s Annual Meeting & General Assembly in 2024. Cankarjev dom, which won the bid for hosting the event, will host the world’s leading meetings industry players.

MSc. Breda Pečovnik, Director of the Congress and Commercial Programme at Cankarjev dom, said: “IAPCO unites professional congress organisers from around the world and sets standards for the meetings industry, knowledge exchange and sharing experience. Every PCO that is licensed by IAPCO, is accredited to execute events at the highest level. Hence, recognition from colleagues is of the utmost importance. It brings recognisability to the destination and offers both an opportunity and a responsibility.”

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MSc. Dušica Todorović, Deputy Marketing Director added: ”We are delighted that IAPCO has recognised our achievements and chosen Slovenia for its most important event in 2024 that will take place in Ljubljana and Bled. Our team prepared an incredible candidature and a detailed programme. We showcased features that are tailored to our country and present Slovenia as a green and ambitious destination. After twenty-two years, Slovenia will once again host colleagues from the IAPCO organisation. The event stands as a testimony to our excellent hard work. IAPCO AM & GA 2024 represents an opportunity for Cankarjev dom and everyone else. Furthermore, it is the driving force of development, as we will have to prove ourselves in front of an international audience of exceptional organisers and experts. Hosting the best of the best is above all, a great honour and privilege.”

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The main goal of IAPCO is to provide continuing education for members and interaction with industry professionals from around the world, thus raising the standards of service among its members and other sectors of the meetings industry. In 2022, the IAPCO AM & GA will take place in Rome, while Jerusalem will be the host in 2023.

IAPCO's 51st General Assembly and Annual Meeting in 2020