Abbey Conference & Events, in tandem with The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), Visit Flanders Convention Bureau (VFCB) and The Flemish Department of Care (FDC), has secured the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Driving Excellence Collaboration Award 2023.
Presented during IBTM World on November 27, 2023, the award recognizes their outstanding collaboration showcased at the 23rd International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC23) in Flanders from May 22-24, 2023.
ICIC23’s hybrid format, blending in-person and virtual participation, focused on ‘Care in Action: How to Work Together, a Participatory Approach.’ It gathered global leaders to promote integrated health and social care.
IAPCO President Sarah Markey-Hamm said: “The success of ICIC23 demonstrates the power of collaborative efforts in the events industry, making a positive impact on both local and global communities. This collaboration demonstrates the potential of conferences to drive positive societal change and leave a legacy. Their achievement highlights the transformative potential of partnerships in advancing the mission and vision of the meetings industry.”
The IAPCO Collaboration Award underscores the importance of partnerships in creating innovative and impactful conferences. Abbey Conference & Events’ collaboration shone among six other nominations for its innovative approach, inclusivity, and commitment to a lasting positive impact.