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Professional Congress Organizer

Walter E Washington Convention Center large conference - Washington DC

A Professional Congress Organizer is a vital component to the bid process.

A key component of the international bidding process is your partnership with a Professional Congress Organizer.

Organizers provides full service management for conferences including but not limited to design, program development, registration, site and venue selection and booking, audiovisuals, IT support, logistics, leisure management, marketing, printing and web services, sourcing speakers, funding, sponsorship and exhibitor sales, financial management and budget control.

You may be a member of an international association whose congress has a Core PCO. If so, you must work very closely with this specific PCO to bid to host the congress. If not, you may choose your own.  

A Professional Congress Organizer is a vital component to the bid process, and you must use one in conjunction with Destination DC to have a successful congress.


MCI is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987.

Through creative live experiences and digitization, globalization, brand enhancement and content strategies, MCI helps multinational companies and international associations to enhance organizational performance, grow globally, energize communities and drive business results.

An independent, privately held company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, MCI’s 1,600 experts in 58 cities and 30 countries help clients across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and India, the Middle East and Africa to unlock their potential and deliver real change.


Fifty years of knowledge, experience and market expertise have led Kenes Group to the forefront of global conference management and to becoming one of the world’s leading PCOs. Founded in Tel Aviv in 1965 and headquartered in Geneva and Tel Aviv, Kenes has hosted over 3,000 conferences in more than 100 cities around the globe, with over 115,000 participants per year.

For the past five decades, Kenes has established and maintained its winning reputation as a global meeting and association management provider. Recognized as the world leader in meeting planning, Kenes is the only global PCO dedicated to medical and scientific events. Kenes boasts a long-standing client base of some of the world’s foremost organizations and associations, with more than 100 long term clients.

International Conference Services (ICS)

International Conference Services is passionate about organizing superior conferences, events and incentive programs, striving to inspire, create and succeed alongside clients while providing unique, world class experiences.

ICS works worldwide and has a great understanding of the needs of various cultures. Team members originate from all parts of the world, bringing with them extensive experience from their respective countries and speaking a total of 15 languages: English, Cantonese, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog and Taiwanese.

McVeigh Associates

McVeigh Associates is the industry leader in Strategic Meeting Management. McVeigh partners with Enterprise and Fortune 500 companies to coordinate every aspect of global meetings and conferences. The organization guarantees the achievement of business objectives through flawless execution, quantifiable cost savings, adherence to corporate compliance and a regard to public perception.

For more than 20 years, McVeigh Associates has delivered customized, comprehensive services and value-added branding for clients’ meetings and events.

Whether it’s managing customer or employee programs, a meeting for 5 or 5,000, or a regional or international meeting, McVeigh Associates delivers with passion, creativity and flexibility.

McVeigh Associates assigns a dedicated business unit to establish and maintain strategic alliances with client stakeholders (brand teams, corporate travel, procurement, legal and compliance departments) and their preferred vendors. This distinct client-centric approach guarantees a superior product, clear message and high touch customer service – all pivotal elements in marketing strategies and deliverables in today’s corporate climate of SOX, compliance and public scrutiny of business travel spend.

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