Advancing IAPCO’s Legacy in Malaysia!

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Raises RM3,000 During Council Meeting At The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 September 2017 ­– The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers’ (IAPCO) Vice President, Mathias Posch (right), and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) General Manager, Alan Pryor with the mock cheque of RM3,000, raised at the Centre’s Batik Painting Auction during the Malay-themed IAPCO Council Meeting Gala Dinner, hosted at the venue recently.

The money raised was donated to the Centre’s tree planting initiative, a collaboration with the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) under their Conservation Culture Programme. The partnership with FRIM provides the perfect mechanism for environmentally-conscious delegates and visitors attending events at the Centre to contribute to the programme and offset their own emissions. To-date, the venue has sponsored the planting of over 320 trees.

Pryor, shared, “We are a socially, economically and environmentally responsible organisation that aims to give back to Malaysia and the community within which we are based. We also encourage our clients to get involved and leave their own lasting legacy from their time spent in the country. We applaud IAPCO’s efforts and are delighted the association is contributing to our tree planting initiative.”

Echoing Pryor’s comments, Posch, said “Leaving a positive legacy is something we always aim to do during our events. It is a message that lasts, that evokes emotion and improves lives. The business events industry has the power to bring change beyond our own industry and outside just one event. We are pleased to donate this money to the Centre’s tree-planting programme, which will see 30 trees planted at FRIM, creating a lasting legacy for IAPCO to commemorate our time in Malaysia.”

The IAPCO Council Meeting, held at the Centre recently, was the first time this influential meeting of leading international Professional Congress Organisers has been held in Malaysia. The association strives to achieve global accreditation and acknowledgment of truly Professional Congress Organisers. The association is committed to raising standards of service among its members and other sectors of the meetings industry by means of continuing education and interaction with other professionals. IAPCO has over 120 members from 41 countries who are all committed to a continuous quality assessment process throughout their membership. For more information, visit

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