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Committing to quality

IACC CEO Mark Cooper identifies some of the unexpected benefits of quality standards.   You’d think answering the question, ‘Why are quality standards important?’ would be simple and straightforward – of course they are important. And, on a basic level, this is perfectly correct, but to truly understand the benefits to conference and meetings venues requires a deeper understanding of th...

IACC report says experience creation tops list of ‘must haves’ for events in Asia Pacific

Experience creation is the top priority for event planners in Asia Pacific, according to meeting venue consortium IACC’s inaugural APAC edition of its Meeting Room of the Future™ report. The report, released 14 December, reveals that 66% of the region’s meeting planners claim delegates now seek more engagement, personalisation and interactive technologies at business events than at any time in the...

IACC confirms 63 new member venues in Denmark

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has confirmed 63 new venues in Denmark. The new venues are part of Danske KonferenceCentre, a national sales and marketing consortium of more than 100 conference venues in Denmark. All of its gold and silver tier member venues – 63 in total – will become IACC certified venues from 1 January 2019, making it the largest country collection of...

IACC Europe Knowledge Festival reports record first-time attendees

The IACC Europe Knowledge Festival, which took place in Lisbon from 5-7 October, recorded its highest ever number of first-time attendees, at over 40%. Over 130 delegates attended, from IACC-certified conference and meeting venues throughout Europe, Australia and the Americas. The strongest contingent was from Sweden, closely followed by the UK. First time attendees included Lane End Conference Ce...

IACC serves up Europe Copper Skillet award winners 

The annual IACC Europe Copper Skillet culinary competition winners were revealed at the IACC Europe Knowledge Festival, which took place at Dolce CampoReal, Lisbon, 7 October 2018. Claudio Costea (pictured above), Senior Chef, De Vere Oxford Thames (UK) and Niclas Jansson (pictured below), Junior Chef, Sigtunahöjden (Sweden) were crowned the European champions for their outstanding dishes. Costea’...

IACC’s Europe Knowledge Festival programme revealed

The IACC has revealed details of the education programme set to take place during its Europe Knowledge Festival conference, taking place from 5-7 October at Dolce CampoReal, Lisbon. This year’s programme will be headlined by keynote David Hyner, an award-winning researcher, trainer, broadcaster, author and director of Stretch Development – a research training business. Drawing on his expertise and...

Training for the tribe

IACC CEO Mark Cooper says professional development is our industry’s beating heart. [hr gap=”30″] A vision to deliver innovative and exceptional meeting experiences must rely almost entirely on the abilities of our people. Retaining and growing talent is a critical component of success for IACC’s members – it’s one of their greatest challenges, so a leading priority for us is to suppor...

EEF Venues’ Woodland Grange joins IACC elite

EEF Venue’s Woodland Grange property in Warwickshire, England, has achieved IACC (International Association of Conference Centres) certification and joined the global industry association, which embraces 300 members in 26 countries. The venue consortium has become a centre of excellence for learning and development, benchmarking and sustainability for conference centres and venues. EEF Venues mana...

IACC Americas Connect conference saw strongest attendance in 10 years

With its strongest attendance in 10 years, the 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, 16-18 April. Overall attendance at the event was 293. Sean Anderson, IACC Americas president, commented: “We saw record attendance at this years’ annual Connect conference, a 33% rise on last year.” The three...