Martin Boyle new CEO IAPCO | Conference Matters

Martin Boyle new CEO IAPCO

As from the first of april 2019 Martin Boyle will be the new CEO of IAPCO, the international Association of Professional Congress Organisers. Sarah Storie-Pugh, the current ED, will be stepping back to continue a part-time role within the Association.


Martin Boyle comes to IAPCO with more than 20 years of experience in the events and meetings industry, working across a number of countries. He has launched start-ups in Canada, driven sales at an international convention centre, worked with international associations and has, for the past 6 years, been the Director of Europe for BESydney.

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