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IAPCO names new CEO

BESydney’s Martin Boyle to lead the association in 2019.

BESydney’s Martin Boyle has been named as the new CEO of IAPCO. He brings a wealth of experience to the role and a strategic vision that has been shaped over more than 20 years working across multiple countries in the meetings and events industry. 

Boyle has launched start-ups in Canada, driven sales at an international convention centre, worked with international associations while at a PCO in the U.K. and, for the past 6 years, has been been the director of Europe for Sydney’s convention bureau, BESydney. 

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the IAPCO team at this exciting and pivotal time in IAPCO’s 50 year history”, he said. 

“In today’s global workspace, truly successful organisations set themselves apart from the norm by their attention to service quality and their focus on continued growth and development and IAPCO and its members are shining examples of this philosophy in action. I am very much looking forward to working with the IAPCO Council and on behalf of IAPCO members and partners to further develop the IAPCO offer and ensure that, together, we can continue to raise standards, provide lasting economic value and continue to be the voice of the truly Professional Conference Organiser around the world.”

Boyle will officially begin his new role on 1 April 2019. Meanwhile, IAPCO’s current executive director, Sarah Storie-Pugh, will be stepping back to continue a part-time role within the association.