News & Articles - IACC

  • IACC and Meeting Professionals International form global alliance

    IACC, the only association to certify conference and meetings focused venues on a global basis, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the leading global association for meeting professionals, have announced a five-year global partnership for the mutual benefit of their members. The two associations will share event and learning platforms, including education delivered at annual conferences, regional events, and online as well as research initiatives. In the last year IACC has delivered education at European and US MPI events, including more recently at…

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  • IACC-Americas Chapter names finalists for Global Copper Skillet Competition

    Four chefs from IACC-member properties representing the United States and Canada gathered recently to compete for the IACC Americas Chapter Cook-Off at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, where the winners secured their spot en route to the Global Copper Skillet Competition finale next month at IACC-Americas Connect in Los Angeles. Kent Phillips, executive chef at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, located in London, ON, Canada, took the “Senior Category Americas Cook-Off Award” for his winning dish of Smoked Paprika Petit…

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  • IACC-Americas names champions in Canadian Copper Skillet competition

    Seven chefs from IACC-member properties across Canada gathered to compete for the coveted Canadian Copper Skillet at the NAV Centre, where the winners edged one step closer to the International Copper Skillet Competition finale to be held this April at IACC-Americas Connect. “The Canadian competition has previously been held in Toronto,” said Ian Bentley, the NAV Centre’s director of conference services and food and beverage. “This year we wanted to represent Cornwall and our region of Canada, though it’s a…

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  • IACC Meeting Room of The Future publishes second set of research

    Visionary global initiative will transform meetings As part of an ongoing dynamic initiative from IACC, a second set of research has been conducted and reported following the survey of global venue operators, suppliers and industry experts. IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ aims to transform the meeting experience through a global collaboration of leaders in conference space design, audiovisual technology, hospitality, academia and conference management.  The first research, which surveyed meeting planners, was published in April 2016, with this next…

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  • Trends in the conference venue industry

    The news is positive The IACC has released the 2016 edition of “Trends in the Conference Venue Industry.” According to IACC CEO Mark Cooper, “The industry growth theme of the last four years continues.  This comprehensive trends report, the only one which focuses on small meetings-focused venues industry-wide, indicates that IACC members have improved revenue, occupancy, rate and profit over the previous year. For the second year running, significant strong performance was seen from IACC’s corporate meeting venue operators.” Cooper continued, “Corporate conference venues…

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  • First report from IACC Meeting Room of The Future initiative highlights attendee desire for experience creation

    As part of a dynamic new initiative from IACC, a first set of research has been conducted and reported following the survey of global meeting planners. The IACC Meeting Room of the Future aims to transform the meeting experience through a global collaboration of leaders in conference room design, audiovisual technology, hospitality, academia and conference management. The project and initial global survey results were unveiled at IACC-America’s Connect annual conference in New York City this week. The project combines innovation…

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  • IACC names Murray Hall Canadian Conference Centre Chef of the Year

    Murray Hall, Executive Chef at BMO Financial Group Institute for Learning in Toronto, set the record for winning IACC’s coveted culinary cook-off by winning the Canadian Copper Skillet award for the third consecutive year and earning the right to represent Canada at the International Association of Conference Centres’ ninth annual Copper Skillet Cooking Competition.

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  • IACC releases two educational videos for meeting professionals

    Peter Stockmann, President of International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) Americas, announced the release of two video clips on content-rich topics related to the meeting experience. The videos, based on IACC’s third Thought Leader Summit and subsequent white paper Creating Compelling Meeting Experiences at IACC’s 30th annual conference, include two customer-related topics: Achieving Owner and Customer Satisfaction, and Eliminating Customer Sacrifice.

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