Three-City Partnership Lands APCO Annual Meetings

APCO International

Synchronicities, a three-city convention-sales partnership between Baltimore, San Antonio, and Anaheim, has been selected by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO International) to host three future APCO Annual Conference and Exposition events, it announced yesterday.

The association's annual meeting will take place in Baltimore in 2019, San Antonio in 2021, and Anaheim in 2022.

"Our members like that we rotate our conference and expo around the country; Synchronicities offered a novel way to put several different and desirable sites on our schedule while enjoying the economies of a multiyear deal," APCO International Chief of Staff Mark Cannon said in a statement.

APCO International is the latest organization to partner with Synchronicities, joining the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the National Postal Forum. Formed last year, the partnership is designed to maximize return on investment for groups by uniting three destinations for a "coast-to-coast, year-to-year knowledge transfer" that ensures consistent service and customized attendee engagement opportunities.

"The Synchronicities partnership ... has really proven to us that by banding together, we can bring in and service notable groups, like APCO International," said Jay Burress, president and CEO of the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. "As we continue to nurture and promote this opportunity to potential clients and meetings professionals, we are sure to gain even more events signing up for multi-city, multiyear deals, understanding the added value we add as a three-city partnership."

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