by Michael J. Shapiro | May 22, 2013

The Chicago-based Professional Convention Management Association announced a partnership this week with the Swiss-headquartered International Association of Professional Congress Organisers. The organizations intend to collaborate on programs, education, and products and services that serve the meetings industry, and to expand their reach and membership opportunities. IAPCO represents about 115 meetings professionals who plan events across 42 countries, while PCMA's more than 6,000 members represent more than 35 countries. PCMA currently has chapters in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.