IAPCO Edge 2020


IAPCO EDGE 2020 in Munich facilitates the gathering of “all”
PCOs, CVBs, Convention Centres, Associations in an inspirational setting to “Connect & Share” what they know.
You will find yourself in a perfect learning environment!
We will use the various perspectives of two very different and highly professional venues.
Our aim is to inspire participants to learn and lead within our Industry.
Delegates will find a platform for personalised learning and professional development for each individual who attends.
Everybody attending will be encouraged to create an environment for peer to peer learning and knowledge share inside and outside the meeting room.
You will build relationships and friendships to continue and enhance further learning post the seminar.


Hosting Venue for the day: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre
08:00 09:00 Meet & Greet Registration, Morning Coffee & Pretzel
09:00 09:35 Welcome & Servus Welcome to Munich! Welcome to IAPCO Edge 2020! Connect & Share What to expect from this IAPCO EDGE Seminar? Introduction of IAPCO as a strong, worldwide community for our business Jörg Bauler Dr. Markus Preußner Nicola McGrane
09:35 10:35 Let’s get connected! Introduction of the IAPCO Faculty & individual introduction Nicola McGrane Mathias Posch Ori Lahav
10:35 11:00 Networking Break & Refreshments
11:00 SESSION 1: Collaboration & Team Success
11:15 12:15 How can we apply collaboration & teamwork to thrive our bidding process? Presentation of 2 Case studies Nicola McGrane Jörg Bauler Dr. Markus Preußner
12:15 SESSION 2: Practise & Knowledge transfer on Bidding
12:25 13:25 Working groups Mathias Posch
13:25 14:25 Networking & Lunch
14:25 15:25 Presentation of Working Groups, Discussion & Feedback Mathias Posch
15:25 15:45 Short break
15:45 16:30 How collaboration and teamwork amongst many indivuduals is crucial for the success of a mission. The captain of a sea-rescue boat will share his experience followed by Q&A and group disussion Claus-Peter Reisch
16:30 17:00 Wrap up of day 1 Reflect and capture your personal key learnings and the growing of the group Ori Lahav
19:00 Bavarian Evening at the traditional Augustiner Keller Experience Bavaria with all senses!
Event Partners of the day: EXG Media Veranstaltungstechnik Schönith Media

Hosting Venue for the day: ICM – International Congress Center Munich

08:0008:30Guided Public Transfer to ICM – International Congress Center Munich
08:3009:00Welcome to ICM Munich Introduction & a Cup of Coffee
09:00SESSION 3: The Power of Community engagement in Event Business
09:0010:00How different events are engaging their communities successfully – 3 case studies:
1. Founders & Start-up Event
2. Scientific Conference
3. International Youth Convention
Bernd Storm van’s Gravesande
Mathias Posch
Nicola McGrane
10:0011:05The Power Of No: 3 key decisions for your digital strategy and real world best practices
1. How to reach and engage your community digitally
2. How to engage your community during the event
3. How to engage exhibitors and visitors 365 days per year
Dr. Markus Dirr
Bernd Storm van’s Gravesande
Tobias Gröber
11:0511:30Networking & refreshments
11:30SESSION 4: MARKETING – Reach out for more
11:3012:30Building and expanding your audience to broaden the reach of your congressOri Lahav
12:3013:30Networking & Lunch
13:30SESSION 5: FINANCE – Financial accountability is a team achievement
13:3015:00PCO, CVB and Convention Center working together to achieve the financial objectives of a client.
The Future of Financial Models and Risk Management for all involved
Mathias Posch
15:0015:30Networking & refreshments
15:30SESSION 6: SPONSORSHIP – Is it all about the money?
15:3016:45How do we create an environment that fosters engagement between sponsors / exhibitors and delegates?
How can corporate parts broaden the content?
Find concepts to integrate conferences in an exhibition
Ori Lahav
16:4517:15Wrap up of day 2
Reflect and capture your personal key learnings and the growing of the group
Nicola McGrane
17:3018:00Guided Public Transfer to the Holiday Inn Hotel Munich City Centre
19:30 IAPCO EDGE Party Celebrate new Friends & new Knowledge!

Event Partners of the day:

Neumann & Müller
Schönith Media
DB Schenker

Hosting Venue for the day: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre

08:50 Welcome to Day 3 – Focus on YOU!
09:00SESSION 7: DiSC Profiling® – Understanding YOU
09:0009:45Introduction of “DiSC” – a valuable tool for your personal development
One on One group work
Nicola McGrane
 SESSION 8: CLIENT Management
09:4510:30How to get your client on board by leveraging both your talentsMathias Posch
Ori Lahav
10:3011:00Networking break & refreshments
11:00SESSION 9: LEADERSHIP – Be a Multiplier!
11:0012:00Enhance your personal growth!
How do you leverage what you have learned?
Nicola McGrane
Mathias Posch
12:00SESSION 10: Personalised LEARNING
12:0012:30Group discussion on your commitment to do things differently on MondayOri Lahav
12:3013:00Evaluation and presentation of certificates
Group photo
13:0014:00Farewell Lunch
15:00 POST Seminar Tours
15:00ca. 17:00

Various Tours to the Highlight Spots of Munich!
Please find more information and booking information here.

Munich CVB is happy to host you!

Event Partners of the day:
EXG Media Veranstaltungstechnik
Schönith Media

Sustainability Statement

In all IAPCO EDGE 2020 related activities we guarantee a respectful, environmental friendly and sparingly usage of resources.

Whenever possible, we take ecological and social criteria into consideration and the same we request from our co-hosts, partners and service providers.
For IAPCO EDGE 2020 we strive to conserve materials and energy and to prevent and reduce wastes, this making this event environmentally friendlier.

Some examples:

  • Registrations are processed without paper. Inhouse printing will be avoided.
  • Printing materials for the seminar itself will be produced eco friendly and only in necessary amounts.
  • We will use Munich´s public transportation system instead of bus and taxi
  • Food leftovers will be donated whenever possible.

… to be completed during the preperation process.