It IS easy being sustainable

IACC CEO Mark Cooper’s reusable cup runneth over with ideas for venues to raise their sustainable meetings game.

A three-dimensional look at sustainable events

Leaders of industry association IACC, and thrive! meetings & events, discuss how to successfully deliver sustainable events.

Venues of Excellence partners with IACC

IACC (the international association of conference centres) and Venues of Excellence have signed a strategic partnership, agreeing to share expertise and research, as well as member benefits including learning and development opportunities. Venues of Excellence will support UK specific IACC guides and white papers, including its ‘Meeting Room of the Future’ report. The consortiums will also contrib...

Strong US economy to provide labour challenges for venues, says IACC/SHFM research

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has released the results of its new joint research project with the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM), results that point to a strong US economy, but one that brings with it a strengthening labour market and potential challenges for venue operators. The Trends in the Meeting Venue Industry report delivers a range of...

Learn something new every day

Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC, puts skills in the spotlight.

Climate activist to deliver keynote at IACC Europe Knowledge Festival

International Association of Conference Centres, IACC, has announced climate and environmental activist Nic Balthazar as keynote speaker at its 2019 IACC Europe Knowledge Festival, to be held 4-6 October at Dolce La Hulpe in Brussels, Belgium. The session will form part of an event programme focussing on the theme of Sustainability. Balthazar’s session, ‘Change climate change!’, will aim to inspir...

Sustainability a top priority in ‘Meeting Room of the Future’ report

Ethical operations, experiences, food waste and cyber security were among key topics in the report.

Making dietary requirements easy to digest

CEO of global conference venue association IACC Mark Cooper whets the appetite for a new standard in managing dietary requirements.

IACC takes a ‘radical’ turn in Toronto

The 38th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference came to a close 11 April at Vantage Venues and The Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, having gathered 230 delegates over the two days. The International Association of Conference Centres’ Americas chapter also welcomed 20 meeting planners from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia for the conference – themed ‘Radical Innovation – Change Ev...

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...