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 Centre (UK), Steningevik (Sweden), Stayen Hotel (Belgium), EEF Venues – Woodland Grage (UK), Warwick Conferences (UK), Chateauform (Europe) and Kapellerput Conference Hotel (the Netherlands).
Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC said: “We were delighted by attendance at this year’s event and particularly to have such a strong new contingency, including from Denmark, which is a developing market for IACC.
“It has been fantastic hearing first-hand the positive feedback received from our members and attendees and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event, in Brussels, where we’ll to continue to inspire our members and the wider industry with a packed schedule of networking and top educational sessions.”
First-time attendee Marlene Sylvester-Hvid, director at Danske Konferencecentre in Denmark, said: “We’ve heard great things about the IACC Europe Knowledge Festival and used the opportunity to attend this year in Lisbon as part of the decision-making process as to whether to become an IACC member.
“I, as well as our partners in attendance, found the event inspiring, a great source of innovative content and information and a fantastic networking opportunity.”