Senior faculty members from the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) will travel to Durban in October to deliver the IAPCO Hosted EDGE Seminar.

The Durban Kwazulu-Natal Convention Bureau is set to host the prestigious IAPCO Hosted EDGE Seminar in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on 17–18 October 2023. The two-day event promises to be an enriching experience for meeting and convention professionals. IAPCO faculty members Ori Lahav, CEO of Kenes and Patrizia Semprebene Buongiorno, VP of AIM Group, will share valuable insights and practical knowledge on key aspects of business events management to give participants a deeper understanding of industry trends and best practices to ensure they remain competitive in today’s fast-paced marketplace.

Speaking about bringing IAPCO Hosted EDGE back to Durban, General Manager Sonto Mayise of Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau said: “We are thrilled to bring the IAPCO EDGE Seminar back to Durban, which has proven to be a highly popular and well-received event in previous years. Our partnership with IAPCO has been incredibly fruitful, equipping and educating local business events companies to become global players. We eagerly anticipate welcoming the IAPCO faculty and delegates to Durban again and showcasing all that our beautiful province has to offer.”

Sonto added, “At Destination Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, we believe that investment in education and training is essential for the growth and development of the meetings and conventions industry. We are committed to providing platforms like the IAPCO EDGE Seminar to arm professionals with the latest knowledge and tools to excel in their careers. We look forward to another successful collaboration with IAPCO and the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the industry globally.”

In addition to the informative sessions, attendees can look forward to exploring the rich culture and heritage of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. During social activities and networking events, there will be plenty of opportunities to experience the local flavour and create lasting memories with colleagues and peers.

Durban Kwazulu-Natal Convention Bureau is also the official supporter of IAPCO Ambassadors, integral to IAPCO’s international outreach and engagement programme.