IPA World Congress

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The highlight of the IPA's international calendar is the IPA World Congress. The entire IPA family gathers to review the events of the previous year and determines the future direction for the IPA. 2020 marks the 65th IPA World Congress and will be hosted by Section Spain at the Hotel Evenia Olympic Garden in Lloret de Mar, part of the Costa Brava, from 13-18 October 2020.

The World Congress is a prestigious IPA event which has been hosted annually since 1955, when Arthur Troop worked untiringly to form the foundations of other National Sections of the IPA. By this year, there were Sections in the majority of Western Europe, and Arthur Troop became the first International Secretary General at this historic event.

The IPA World Congress culminates in a week filled with friendship, laughter and joy. It is where the IPA family reunites every year and alongside the main agenda, provides participants with fantastic entertainment, meals (including a gala dinner) and opportunities to socialise with friends from all over the world.

The main agenda of the World Congress deals with motions that are proposed by both National Sections and the International Executive Board (IEB), which are then voted on by the representatives of each National Section (one delegate and up to two observers), as well as the IEB having a collective vote, and using a majority voting system. Elections are also held to determine the members of the IEB every four years.

2020 marks the 70th anniversary of our association, and this milestone will be celebrated at the IPA World Congress in Spain.

65th WC Registration Forms & Programme Now Available

The registration forms and programme for the 65th IPA World Congress, hosted by IPA Spain, are now available to download. On behalf of IPA Spain, please find below links to the invitation letter from the President of IPA Spain, and the registration form for the event. In addition, the documents for the Friendsip Week following the Congress have also been provided:

65th IPA World Congress Invitation

65th IPA World Congress Programme

65th IPA World Congress Registration Form

65th IPA World Congress Information Guide

65th IPA World Congress Friendship Week Programme

65th IPA World Congress Friendship Week Registration Form

65th IPA World Congress Friendship Week Information Guide

Please return your registration forms directly to the organising team at wc2020@ipaespana.org with a copy to iac@ieb-ipa.org if you are attending the congress as either a delegate or observer.

The deadline for registrations, as set by IPA Spain, is 1 April 2020.

Further information is available on IPA Spain's World Congress website at wc2020.ipaespana.org, including visa requirements.