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July 29 2013

IAPCO Launches On-Line Dictionary

First Published in 1987, in collaboration with the Joint Interpreting and Conference Service European Commission, IAPCO, the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers, produced the first Meetings Industry Terminology Directory, or simply a Dictionary of the Meetings Industry. Initially consisting of less than 700 words in 8 languages, the dictionary has been updated on a regular basis with languages added, now totalling over 16000 words covering the current 15 languages.

Communication – spoken or written – enabling the exchange of information and ideas has always held a pivotal position in a civilised society, and no more so than in the communications industry of the meetings profession. There is an ever-growing number of international meetings and congresses being organised in every sphere of life, on all continents. Embracing the great diversity of services, techniques and equipment, the social media, technology and management, this facility covers the full range of terminology in different languages, with definitions designed to harmonise usage.

Available also as a hard copy book, this facility is now available on-line with the appropriate search engines. 

You can access the on-line dictionary here

ABOUT IAPCO: Meeting Quality
The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) was founded in 1968, is registered in Switzerland and represents today more than 115 professional organisers, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events from 39 countries. IAPCO members organise in excess of 6560 meetings annually, totalling some 2.257million delegates and representing an economic impact in the region of 4.15 billion euros. 

IAPCO is committed to raising standards of service among its members and other sectors of the meetings industry. Today IAPCO membership offers a unique quality assurance, since entry into membership of IAPCO is by meeting strict criteria and by continuous quality assessment.

The high quality standards are secured by means of continuing education and interaction with other professionals. The ‘Wolfsberg’ Annual Seminar, The Meetings MasterClass and the Annual Meeting & General Assembly of its members are the highlight events of IAPCO.

For further information, please contact:
IAPCO Head Office: Brambles House, Colwell Road, Freshwater, PO40 9SL, UK Email: info@iapco.org www.iapco.org

  • Over 16000 words
  • Over 1100 words in each language
  • Search by word in any language
  • Simple descriptions of words in English
  • 15 languages: 
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • Dutch
    • Danish
    • Portuguese
    • Finnish
    • Swedish
    • Greek
    • Japanese
    • Russian
    • Chinese simplified
    • Chinese traditional
  • Chapters cover:
    • Functions
    • Finances
    • Registration
    • Types of Meeting
    • Meeting Management
    • Venues, Set-up, Equipment
    • Technical Equipment
    • Translation & Interpreting
    • Print & Documentation
    • Press, Media & PR
    • Exhibitions
    • Social and Cultural Activities
    • Transport, Catering and Accommodation 
    • Social Communications/Media
    • Technology/IT