Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference 2014 – Registration Open
The Work Experience Travel Market and International Au Pair Association Annual Conference has officially opened registration. This annual event will take place at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel in London, United Kingdom between 16-18 March 2014.
Now in its tenth year, the conference brings together some 200 culture exchange organisations from 40 plus countries.
Register now to obtain Early Bird rates which are valid until 16 December. For more information on rates to the most important event of the year for the au pair, volunteer and work abroad industries, please click here. If you have more questions regarding registration please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Quinlan our Events Coordinator.
Delegates are invited to book their stay within the luxurious surroundings of the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel located centrally to all that London has to offer. Check out the incredible room rates on offer for all delegates attending which include full English breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Delegates will be welcomed by Baroness Diana Warwick, a House of Lords peer at the Official Welcome Reception, Sunday, 15 March within the surrounds of the event venue. Another confirmed speaker is Michael McCarry who will provide some of the latest news and updates on the all important J-1 Visa issue gripping the industry which will be held Tuesday, 18 March. As always, WETM-IAC offers organsiations an amazing platform in which to promote their brand to the industry decision makers through sponsorship and advertising. Extremely competitive rates gives organisations the chance to make an impact throughout the three day event. Check out out Sponsorship and Advertising options or download our Sponsorship Brochure. The two conference organisers IAPA and WYSE Work Abroad Association both operate under the umbrella of the WYSE Travel Confederation, a 550+ member organisation that is the global voice of the youth travel, student travel and international education community.
About the International Au Pair Association (IAPA)
The International Au Pair Association (IAPA) was established in 1994 by cultural exchange organisations seeking to improve and protect the rights of au pairs and host families around the world. The association has been responsible for the creation of internationally recognised guidelines for au pairs and exchange programmes. IAPA’s 150 plus member organisations agree to abide by the IAPA code of conduct, which signifies competence, fair dealing and high integrity. In 2006, IAPA established the European Committee for Au Pair Standards (ECAPS). Through formulating standardised definitions, ECAPS seeks to create a common platform for the development of quality au pair programmes throughout Europe. The first published draft of ECAPS definitions will be presented during WETM-IAC.
About the WYSE Work Abroad Association
WYSE Work Abroad Association is the leading global forum and trade association for organisations involved in work abroad programmes. WYSE Work Abroad’s mission is to facilitate and increase international youth travel and exchange through the promotion of culturally oriented work abroad & volunteer activities. Represented in over 45 countries worldwide, our 150+ members are active in serving the work abroad community and represent a variety of business and organisational interests.
WYSE Work Abroad not only provides its members with unparalleled trading, business, and marketing opportunities; it also sets and maintains standards of best practice, to ensure work abroad programmes worldwide uphold and deliver the highest quality.
About the WYSE Travel Confederation
WYSE Travel Confederation’s 550+ members work through specialist sector associations to provide a range of valuable services and products for young travellers around the globe including Student Identity Cards, Language Travel Experiences, Work Exchange and Au Pair Experiences, Student Flights, Youth Accommodation and Travel Insurance. In addition to assisting with the provision of these services and products, the Confederation is committed to understanding the ever changing characteristics, motivations, and needs of young travellers. The Confederation gathers, analyses and shares important research data and market intelligence with its members, academics, corporate and government decision-makers, and the general travelling public. For additional information, please contact Jessica Quinlan, Events Coordinator