The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has bolstered its European board with three newly elected members and a vice-president to its European chapter.
The association claims to have created the youngest and most gender equal board in its history.
Joining the European Board as directors are: Clotilde Gay, director of sales at Dolce Chantilly, France; Sylvia Nylin (pictured), MD and CEO of Svenska Möten, Sweden; and Manpreet Sehmbi, sales manager at etc.venues, UK.
European chapter president Lotta Boman, who was elected in September 2017, commented: “The European chapter board generates a huge amount of energy and champions great initiatives, and seeing this year’s election results, I am confident that we will continue to be a vehicle for ideas generation in the IACC community. I’m looking forward to working with the newly appointed board members, and those already with us.”
In addition, Pieter Allaerts joins the board as vice-president. Presently director of sales & marketing at Dolce La Hulpe Brussels since 2007, Allaerts previously held the position as president of MPI Belgium from 2014 to 2016.
Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC, commented on the appointments: “We are always overwhelmed by the interest from European member venues and their staff to serve on the board. Diversity on all accounts is hugely important, and in this year’s applicants we saw interest from an even wider demographic of people within the IACC community, which is fantastic. The IACC Europe chapter has an exciting board line up which achieves these aspirations.”
Re-elected board members include Jeu Bressers, wwner of Kapellerput Conference Hotel, Nertherlands; Philippe Attia, MD of Chalet RoyAlp Hotel & Spa, Switzerland; and Gunilla Runsten, CEO of Ronneberga Konferens, Sweden.
The board’s term will run until 31 December 2019.