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21st ICPA Annual Conference, Buenos Aires, 2019 – Overview

Overview

The International Corrections and Prisons Association organised its  21st Conference and AGM in Buenos Aires with the support of the Federal Prison Service of Argentina. The event took place between 27 October and 1 November 2019 in Hotel Panamericano Buenos Aires. The theme of the conference was “Strengthening our Correctional Cornerstones: Rights, Dignity, Safety and Support”.

440 attendees from 79 countries took part in the event. More than 100 speakers shared their knowledge and expertise with the participants. Over 110 presentations, workshops and meetings were held during the event.

Annual General Meeting

During the Annual General Meeting, the delegates welcomed the new ICPA President – Mr. Peter Severin, and elected Mr. Hans Meurisse  for the vacated position of Vice-president. Ms. Anne Kelly from the Correctional Service of Canada stepped in as a Board Member. The delegates of the AGM also heard the reports on ICPA’s activities, financial health and future plans.

Correctional Excellence Awards

The International Corrections and Prisons Association paid tribute to all the professionals and authorities, who had achieved significant results in their work, by organising the Correctional Excellence Awards Gala and Ceremony.

ICPA 2019

Next year the 22nd ICPA Annual AGM and Conference will be held in Hong Kong, China. The theme for the next conference is “Collaboration in Corrections: Partnerships for Success”. The event will take place between 25-30 October 2020. Our host are the Correctional Services Hong Kong.

We hope to see you there!

Published on: 19/11/2019

Author: Aleksandar Petrov, Communications Officer, ICPA