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IACC venues’ 2023 business events revenue to surpass 2019 figures, according to new research

Two-thirds of venues say they will recover to 2019 meeting revenue levels in 2022 or 2023, with Danish and Australian venues predicting the fastest recovery, according to international venue association (IACC’s) annual Meeting Room of the Future Barometer 2022, released 25 April. Respondents globally reported that 2023 would be the first year to surpass 2019 meetings and business events revenue le...

Trend towards smaller hub and spoke meetings here to stay, says IACC report

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has stated in its Meeting Room of the Future Report 2022 that the trend towards smaller hub and spoke format meetings, with in-person regional groups connected virtually, is here to stay. The report was created on behalf of IACC by students from the Hotel Management School of Maastricht, the Netherlands, using interviews, a survey and desk...

Events Industry Council launches Equity Acceleration Plan

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has launched, 21 September, the first phase of its landmark Equity Acceleration Plan designed to establish a benchmark by which to measure progress for the events industry through a survey to determine the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workplace. The survey will give respondents the opportunity to share some of their personal experie...

EIC opens submissions for annual Global Recognition Awards

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has opened submissions for its annual Global Recognition Awards. The awards celebrate and honour exemplary achievements and focus on leadership at all levels and areas of focus within the global business events industry. This year’s categories are: Hall of Leaders, recognising lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business even...

IACC Americas Connect hosts trans-US hybrid event

The 40th edition of the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC ) Americas Connect took place on 20 July using IACC’s MultiPOD format, enabling the event to take place across three in-person meetings across the US as well as virtually. IACC partnered with Encore, a hybrid event specialist, to stage the one-day conference, which had in-person sessions in Chicago, Dallas and Delaware a...