InsideNGO Annual Conference 2017

Jul, 19 2017

IPA is excited to return as an exhibitor at the annual InsideNGO Conference. We hope you will join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of InsideNGOâ??s service to the development community, and their achievements in bringing together members to learn, collaborate and innovate!
This yearâ??s conference will offer more than 100 sessions, led by sector experts, and have networking tracks dedicated to honoring the important role that operations staff play in advancing the work of mission-driven NGOs worldwide.

Groundwater Week

Dec, 06 2016

Our team of WASH experts will attend Groundwater Week to network with industry colleagues and learn more about trends/ developments in the field of water sanitation and hygiene.

IPAâ??s Program Implementation & Support Team is dedicated to supporting WASH programs around the globe. Our focus areas include: drilling vehicles and equipment, filtration/ sanitation devices, and hygiene items.

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NetHope Global Summit 2016

Nov, 07 2016

Are you gearing up for NetHope Global Summit 2016? This year is projected to have 250+ attendees from more than 38 countries.

In past years you could find IPA in the exhibit hall; this year we are switching things up! Come enjoy breakfast with us on Tuesday and Wednesday morning then catch us at the Plenary Dinner Wednesday evening.

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USAID/ OSDBU Africa Missions Small Business Conference 2016

Nov, 01 2016

IPA looks forward to participating in this first ever international outreach event, exclusive to US Small Businesses. The conference theme is â??Diversifying our Partners to Achieve Our Missionâ?.

We will have the opportunity to network with 20 USAID Missions from Sub-Saharan Africa, 13 USAID Large Business Prime Contractors, and other Federal Agencies such as the Department of State (DoS) and Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

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Water & Health Conference 2016

Oct, 10 2016

Did you know that 2.4 Billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities? IPA is proud to join with NGOs and Government Representatives to address Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) in a global context.

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Inside NGO - Achieving Global Impact

Jul, 12 2016

IPA will be a returning exhibitor at the annual InsideNGO Conference. This exclusive, members only event tops the chart for international relief and development events worldwide and we are always honored to be a part of it!

This yearâ??s conference provides endless opportunities to learn, network, and celebrate the accomplishments of our mission-driven industry. We hope you will join us for sessions led by sector experts, breakout discussions, and networking opportunities in the exhibit hall.

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Devex World 2016

Jun, 14 2016

Thinkers & doers, change makers & expert practitioners will converge by the hundreds for the first Devex World. This global development event is a full day of inspiring, interactive, and collaborative sessions focused on connecting and informing sustainability professionals to do more good for more people.

Devex World is not just about understanding this future. Itâ??s about charting it for individuals, organizations, and the world. This more global, dynamic, competitive ecosystem is brimming with possibility.

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ICT4D Conference 2016

May, 16 2016

IPA is excited to join with thought leaders from around the globe to discover new ways of using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference will focus on ICT solutions currently impacting development, as well as the cross-sector affiliation between government, NGO, and private sector strategies. The IPA exhibit will display our capabilties in implementating global ICT programs and illustrate our commitment to clients in the international aid and development community.

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InterAction Forum 2016

Apr, 18 2016

IPA will be exhibiting at InterAction Forum for the 5th consecutive year. It is always a pleasure to gather with leaders from governments, not-for-profits, corporations, and civil society to advance collaboration and raise the effectiveness of our work.

This yearâ??s event will cover a variety of topics from technological advances, new financing mechanisms, and multisector partnerships to the complex challenges of climate change, economic instability, and food insecurity. We are excited to join together in moving towards a more sustainable and equitable future!

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AIDF Africa Summit 2016

Feb, 02 2016

IPA looks forward to hosting a booth at the AIDF Africa Summit 2016; this forum is the first in a new event series for the UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa. We will join with more than 250 senior representatives and advisors, in the development industry, to learn about technological innovations and their application to aid strategy in East Africa.

The summit will showcase best practices, current initiatives, and latest innovations from various stakeholders in the region; and provide an opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange between regional governments, NGOs, and organizations from the private sector.

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4th Annual Fail Festival 2015

Dec, 10 2015

FHI 360, Plan International USA, and TechChange will host the 4th Annual Fail Festival DC 2015. This event is guaranteed to provide laughter and an understanding there is great value in learning from our mistakes and failures. IPA looks forward to collaborating with 300 of their peers at this event on how to avoid starring in next yearâ??s Fail Festival while indulging in some tasty nibbles.

NetHope Global Summit 2015

Nov, 02 2015

IPA is excited to be a NetHope sponsor and exhibit at the NetHope Global Summit 2015 in the UN City of Copenhagen, Denmark. The theme for this yearâ??s summit is â??Embracing Change for Collective Impactâ?. The event offers interactive sessions and workshops that work towards building a legacy of collaboration and partnerships. We look forward to the joint collaboration with NetHope and its members to explore, understand and chart a course together to implement IT integration in altruism, development and preservation work.

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Cleveland Tech Summit

Oct, 30 2015

Attendees will learn about the latest IT trends and gain knowledge necessary for making informed decisions for IT infrastructure. IPA will explore practices other companies have adopted, common challenges, and new solutions.

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MERL Tech Conference 2015

Oct, 16 2015

IPA is looking forward to attending and actively participating in the MERL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning in Development) Tech Conference. The conference will examine what MERL technologies are effective, how open data improves decision making, the challenges of security and privacy issues, and what enterprise and IT systems should be implemented.

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Inside NGO 2015 Annual Conference - Pathways to Excellence

Jul, 28 2015

IPA returns for a third year to be an exhibitor at the 2015 Inside NGO Conference - Pathways to Excellence. This is an exclusive, members only event. They will be offering over 100 educational sessions; and the opportunity to strengthen your global team, learn from expert practitioners and celebrate operational excellence. It is one of the largest gatherings and networking opportunities for professionals in the NGO development and international aid relief community.

For more information please visit their website.

InterAction Forum 2015

Jun, 22 2015

IPA will be an exhibitor at the 31st annual InterAction Forum 2015. The forum unites leaders from non-profits, governments, philanthropy, corporations, and civil society to advance collaboration, effectiveness, and innovation in their initiative to end poverty and move forward to a more sustainable and equitable future.

For more information please visit their website.

Aultcare Fast Break Breakfast

Jun, 12 2015

Fast Break is an opportunity for IPA to network locally and obtain new business leads. This Fast Break is hosted by Rick Batyko and the topic will be "Marketing our region to Attract Business and Talent". We look forward to meeting potential new business contacts and visiting with established ones.

USAID 8th Annual Small Business Conference

May, 21 2015

IPA is excited to participate has a vendor at the USAID 8th Annual Small Business Conference. The conference is designed to educate small businesses on how to conduct business and network with USAID. This year they are expecting over 200 attendees from the small business community, Federal Organizations and prime contractors.

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Canton Chamber of Commerce Spring Network 2015

May, 15 2015

IPA is proud to be a member of the Canton Chamber of Commerce. We are looking forward to hosting an exhibitor's table at their Spring 2015 NETWORK event. In addition to hosting a table; IPA will participate in their speed networking opportunity for lead building, learning and Marvin Montgomery's Seven Keys to Effective Networking.

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Dayton Business Matchmaker Event

Apr, 28 2015

IPA is excited to be an exhibitor this year at the Dayton Business Matchmaker Event at Wright State University Nutter Center. This unique event is designed to give Ohio businesses the opportunity to meet one-on-one with government buyers, prime contractors and other large businesses. This event is another opportunity to network with other small businesses or other business partners to jointly pursue contracting opportunities. This event will also offer training sessions on the expectations and guidelines of doing business with government agencies and prime contractors.

For more information please visit their website.

25th Anniversary Government Procurement Conference

Apr, 15 2015

IPA returns has an exhibitor for the 25th Anniversary Government Procurement Conference. This is a national conference providing the opportunity for the Federal Government, its suppliers and various other businesses such as small, minority, service disabled, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned business to network and develop relationships. In addition, there will be education conference sessions, procurement matchmaking, and a dynamic exhibitor showcase.

For more information please visit the conference website.

Export Control Basics and Best Practices of Successful Exporters

Mar, 24 2015

IPA staff members recently attended Export Control Basics and Best Practices of Successful Exporters training in Cleveland, Ohio, to gain a more meaningful perspective on U.S. Export Controls and Regulations. This valuable opportunity will ensure that all IPA processes are current and in accordance with export paperwork and regulations. IPA's commitment to continuous education supports our commitment to providing the highest level of customer service.

Aid & International Development Forumâ??s 6th Annual Disaster Relief Summit

Nov, 19 2014

Two Days of Inspiration! The Aid & International Development Forumâ??s 6th annual Disaster Relief Summit is the world leading gathering for international humanitarian experts at relief agencies, NGOs and charity associations, UN and government agencies, development banks and donors and innovative technology and service providers. AIDF summits are designed to create a mutual platform to facilitate and encourage exchange of thoughts, share expertise and present the lessons learned through first-hand experiences.

IPA's Managing Director, Barry Kroon, will participate this year on the Expert Panel discussing the topic "Supply Chain Solutions for Transport and Shipping Pitch Tank".

NetHope Member Global Summit 2014

Nov, 03 2014

NetHope has once again extended an invitation to IPA, an ongoing supporter and member, to attend their annual Global Summit. The NetHope Global Summit has previously been sponsored by the following world technology leaders; Microsoft, IntelAccenture, CDW, ESRI, airbus, Riverbed and the Rockefeller Foundation. This year Cisco Systems will host the summit at their main Campus in San Jose, California.

The three day agenda includes talks by speakers about technology trends and new products, interactive group meetings in specific strategic areas and presentations to surface issues that will encourage group problem resolution.

To learn more and register for the Nethope Member Global Summit 2014 visit

InsideNGO's 2014 Annual Conference

Jul, 29 2014

IPA will be an exhibitor for the second consecutive year at the InsideNGO Annual Member Conference. This premier event is an opportunity for professionals to learn and network in the international relief and NGO Development community. Annually there are over 6,600 participants that benefit from webinars, workshops, annual conference and round tables hosted by InsideNGO.

Austrian Red Cross Handpump Training

Jul, 08 2014

As part of our ongoing efforts to increase the range and quality of services we are able to offer clients, IPA attended a Handpump Training hosted by the Austrian Red Cross in Vienna, Austria. The 5 day course provided a comprehensive understanding of different hand pump models, their application range and limits, as well as of technical & institutional aspects related to hand pump maintenance.

IPA Returns to the American Embassy in Vienna

Jun, 23 2014

IPA traveled to the Office of American Spaces at the American Embassy in Vienna, Austria to discuss an ongoing BPA project. Since 2012 IPA has partnered with the Viennese Embassy to provide books, videocassettes, DVDs and other multimedia materials on a variety of public diplomacy topics, that are distributed to embassies around the globe. Through this program, IPA assists U.S. Embassies worldwide in developing libraries that enable local people to be educated on American culture.

InterAction Forum 2014

Jun, 10 2014

IPA will exhibit at the 2014 (30th Anniversary) InterAction Forum in Washington, DC. InterActionâ??s nearly 200 member organizations gather each year to learn about the latest developments in the NGO field, attend workshops, plenary sessions and lectures from industry leaders. Not only does 2014 mark InterAction's 30th anniversary, but this milestone is framed by enormous and rapid changes in the development and humanitarian landscape â?? technological advances, multi-sector partnerships, and new financing mechanisms, as well as complex challenges from climate change to food insecurity and economic instability.
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BookExpo America 2014

May, 29 2014

IPA recently attended BookExpo America (BEA) in NYC. BEA offers the book industry access to new titles, authors, and education about the publishing industry. It is a dynamic environment for networking, sourcing, and relationship building in the book industry in North America. BEA combines the largest selection of English language titles on the planet and is the largest gathering of booksellers, librarians, retailers, and industry professionals; making it the #1 place to experience the latest technology trends, discover new titles, and network with other industry professionals.

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NetHope Global Member Summit 2013

Oct, 14 2013

As an ongoing supporter of NetHope and its members, IPA was invited to the attend the annual Global Member Summit. This year's Summit is hosted by Accenture at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois
A NetHope Summitâ??s agenda includes three core days of program and project reviews, solving shared problems and action planning, with two optional in-depth work session days before and after the summit on Monday and Friday this year. This is not a traditional conference, but rather an interactive working session of members and sponsors.
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InsideNGO Annual Conference

Jul, 30 2013

IPA will be a first time exhibitor at the InsideNGO Annual Conference. InsideNGO is collaboration of over 285 member organizations who seek to strengthen the operational and management capacity of international NGOs. Their Annual Conference is an unparalleled opportunity to interact with leading experts and members as they offer insights and share strategies and proven practices on topics specific to the international development community's needs.

AIDF 2013

May, 21 2013

IPA exhibited once again at the 2013 Aid and International Development Forum in Washington, DC. This unique event hosts a multitude of learning opportunities through its workshops, interactive zone, and lectures.

InterAction Forum 2013

Apr, 29 2013

IPA will exhibit at the 2013 InterAction Forum in Arlington, VA. InterActionâ??s nearly 200 member organizations gather each year to learn about the latest developments in the NGO field, attend workshops, plenary sessions and lectures from industry leaders.

IPA Visits Newly Deployed Drill Rigs

Mar, 08 2013

Representatives from IPA and RockBuster visited a client in Lusaka, Zambia to observe and assist in the implementation of their newly received drilling rigs.

IPA Visits American Embassy Vienna

Feb, 07 2013

IPA visited the American Embassy in Vienna, Austria to discuss a recent BPA contract award for books and other multimedia materials. IPA has been assisting U.S. Embassies in developing their libraries to educate local people about Americaâ??s past, present and future.

NetHope Members Summit 2012

Oct, 08 2012

Once again, IPA was invited to exhibit at the NetHope Members Summit, held in Redmond, WA at Microsoft Headquarters. As usual, the summit brings together its 30+ members to connect, collaborate and innovate solutions for the developing world.

AIDF 2012

Jun, 06 2012

The Aid and International Development Forum aims to bring together practitioners and policy leaders from governments, UN, NGOs and private organizations, to highlight the challenges faced by the aid and development sector and share innovative ideas. IPA surprised many AIDF attendees by bringing a full size, fully functional water well drilling rig to the event. The exhibit also featured a fully operational hand pump. The popularity of the booth was evident when IPA was named one of the Top Three Best Stands of 2012!

InterAction Forum 2012

Apr, 30 2012

IPA attended the InterAction Forum in Arlington, VA, a gathering where the U.S. international NGO community and a group of diverse partners gather to strategize on a wide range of issues. Attendees hear from leaders such as Nobel Peace Prize laureates, senior U.S. government officials, leaders of the World Bank and UN, as well as private sector executives.

Annual OSDBU Procurement Conference

Apr, 19 2012

IPA exhibited at the 22nd Annual OSDBU Procurement Conference 2012 in Washington, DC. This conference is a national conference fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small businesses. The conference also includes educational conference sessions, procurement matchmaking, and a dynamic exhibitor showcase.

IPA Visits Local WASH Partners

Mar, 15 2012

IPA staff traveled to Lusaka, Zambia to meet with IPAâ??s local representation for the ongoing WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programs being implemented through Africa. In addition to that project, IPA visited several clients including World Vision, USAID, the American Embassy and Peace Corps. With the current investments in infrastructure, education and resources, Lusaka is increasingly becoming a commercial hub in southern Africa.

Foreign Service Institute Outreach Event

Nov, 30 2011

IPA exhibited at the Federal Business Councilâ??s event for the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, DC. This event brings together the largest gathering of the U.S. foreign affairs community.

IPA Visits Manufacturer Factory

Nov, 15 2011

IPA traveled to Istanbul, Turkey to conduct a factory inspection for a potential manufacturer of goods. As IPA strives to provide quality, competitively priced goods, we are always looking for new sources of equipment. We are pleased to add another manufacturer to our repertoire of quality suppliers.

NetHope Members Summit 2011

Nov, 07 2011

IPA was invited to present at two events during NetHopeâ??s 10th Anniversary Summit in beautiful Dublin, Ireland at Intel Headquarters. NetHope formally announced IPA as the logistics partner for the NetHope / Cisco Donation Program. IPA highlighted the donated logistical services that are now available to all NetHope members.

IPA Visits China Import/Export Fair

Nov, 01 2011

IPA representatives from both the US and European offices attended the 110th China Import/Export Fair in Guangzhou, China. This weeklong event showcases the latest suppliers and technology in the Chinese markets. This particular event focused on textiles, offices supplies, recreational products and health products. IPA also conducted three factory visits of current and potential suppliers. IPA takes prides in being involved in the entire supply chain â?? even production!

IPA Partners with U.S. Drill Rig Manufacturer

Sep, 26 2011

Toward the end of 2011, IPA developed a partnership with RockBuster International to develop an innovative (low cost) solution to water well drilling. IPA representatives visit the RockBuster factory in Jewett, Texas several times throughout the year to discuss the latest in water well drilling technology and solutions. The first IPA supplied RockBuster drill rigs were put in use in Africa in 2012.

IPA Visits China Import/Export Fair

Apr, 15 2011

IPA representatives from both the US and European offices attended the 109th China Import/Export Fair in Guangzhou, China. This week long event showcases the latest suppliers and technology in the Chinese markets. This particular event focused on electronics, lighting, vehicles, machinery, hardware and building materials.

NetHope Members Summit 2010

Nov, 01 2010

IPA was honored to be part of this yearâ??s NetHope Summit ( in Santa Clara, CA. IPA will formally become a NetHope supporter. With strategic partners like Dell and Cisco, IPA can continue its successful mission of worldwide project support for International NGOs. IPA's belief in centralized procurement supports NetHopeâ??s mission of â??Wiring the Global Villageâ?.

GSA Outreach Exhibition

Jul, 12 2010

IPA was selected to be an Exhibitor at the 2010 GSA Outreach Exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. With only 70 spots for 500 applicants, it is an honor to be part of this great event.

IPA Warehouse Opens

Jul, 01 2010

IPA opened its onsite consolidation center in Canton, Ohio. Having this onsite facility further enhances the quality of IPAâ??s international logistics and supply chain management services. Export packaging is applied to each individual order and unique to the nature of the cargo and final destination.

IPA Awarded GSA Schedule Contract

Jul, 20 2009

After a lengthy application period, IPA was awarded its GSA Schedule 70 (IT). IPA is excited to be part of the GSA network and proud of the distinction it brings.