IACC News

IACC’s Newest Members 10-Mar-2017

IACC is pleased to welcome the following new members having recently been approved as certified IACC properties. Cliftons Canberra, Australia (http://www.iacconline.org/v/cliftons-canber..

A Message from the IACC-AAP President 16-Mar-2017

2017 is now well on its way, kicked off by a great chapter conference and Copper Skillet competition in Melbourne. We were delighted to see 5 chefs join us to compete in the competition on Sunday ..

A Message from the IACC-Americas President 16-Mar-2017

Hello Everyone - “Getting started, keeping going, getting started again…is the essential…rhythm of achievement” – was the advice shared by Nobel Prize winner ..

A Message from the IACC-Europe President 16-Mar-2017

Dear IACC European members, Before we get too far into the year, I’d like to share with you, some of the exciting things that are happening in the chapter and some of our plans for this..

Building Communities with More Regional Meetings 16-Mar-2017

IACC will be staging more regional members meetings in 2017 in a bid to build strong regional communities and increase the value to members by city, region or even at country level in some cases. ..

Exciting New Enhancements to IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ in 2017 16-Mar-2017

Following this global initiatives’ launch in 2016, the IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ project will be bigger and better in 2017. Predict. Create. Shape. Led by IACC, with the g..

IACC’s Newest Members 16-Mar-2017

IACC is pleased to welcome the following new members having recently been approved as certified IACC properties. Cliftons Canberra, Australia (http://www.iacconline.org/v/cliftons-canber..

Introducing IACC’s New Blog 16-Mar-2017

In recent weeks, IACC blog has had a facelift and has been featuring new blogs and trends from the ongoing IACC Meeting Room of the Future initiative. IACC members are encouraged to suggest t..

It’s Showtime! IACC-Americas Connect Focuses on Future Leaders Understanding Buyers 16-Mar-2017

With little less than a month to the IACC annual members event, there is much to talk about in terms of what IACC has in store in Tinseltown! Providing the perfect backdrop, the newly opene..

Join IACC at Industry Events around the Globe in 2017 16-Mar-2017

IACC will be taking part in numerous industry trade shows and events in 2017. IACC members are welcome to participate in different ways this year. MEA Conference, 30th April 2nd May 2017, Sydney,..

London Calling! IACC-Europe Knowledge Festival takes place in the heart of the UK’s Capital. 16-Mar-2017

The IACC-Europe chapter conference takes place in Central London on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September, with a pre-conference study tour of venues on Friday 22nd. This year&rsquo..

Spring is in the Air with Learning Everywhere! 16-Mar-2017

Whether conferences are your thing, training courses or online learning, IACC has an exciting line up of education this Spring for members. Webinar Based Learning If learning in short sharp b..

IACC-Americas Names USA Chefs as "Copper Skillet Champions" 14-Nov-2016

P R E S S R E L E A S E Contacts: Mark Cooper CEO, IACC mcooper@iacconline.org www.iacconline.org (http://www.iacconline.org) / ..

IACC Names Chefs as 2016 Copper Skillet European Champions 27-Sep-2016

IACC Names Chefs as "Copper Skillet European Champions" (Netherlands) – Sep 2016 -- 9 chefs from IACC (http://iacconline.org/) member properties in Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, ..

Trends in the Conference Venue Industry 27-Sep-2016

P R E S S R E L E A S E Contacts: Mark Cooper CEO, IACC mcooper@iacconline.org www.iacconline.org / www.iaccmeetings.com (htt..

A Busy Summer for IACC’s Regional Gatherings 16-Sep-2016

Across the globe, members have been holding regional networking and educational meetings this summer. In the spirit of forging powerful connections with peers by coming together face-to-face ..

A Feature on IACC’s On-property Sales Solutions 16-Sep-2016

IACC has partnered with Master Connection Associates (MCA) to deliver bespoke training that is designed to address every nuance of the meetings industry at member properties. These workshops provi..

Game, Set & Match for the IACC-Australia Asia Pacific 2017 Conference! 16-Sep-2016

The city of Melbourne has been chosen as the destination for the Australia Asia Pacific chapter conference on the 15-17th January 2017. The conference planning team are preparing to build on ..

IACC Global Village at IMEX Americas 2016 16-Sep-2016

Members from around the globe will come together to form the IACC Global Village at this year’s IMEX Americas event in Las Vegas this October. Members from the US, across Europe and Ch..

IACC President Talks About Growth 16-Sep-2016

What an exciting year it has been for IACC! We are only a week away from the European Conference in Eindhoven at Kapellerput Hotel and Conference Centre. Over the past 12 months since the European..

IACC Welcomes It’s Newest Members 16-Sep-2016

IACC is pleased to welcome the following new members having recently been approved as certified IACC properties or approved Associate members. HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center, United ..

IACC’s Online Learning Expands with E-learning 16-Sep-2016

This month IACC launched the latest online e-learning program for members. IACC E-learning, part of the IACC Institute of learning, provides members with online courses to develop important sales,..

Members Contribute to latest IACC Meeting Room of the Future Survey 16-Sep-2016

Almost as soon as the long awaited results were published for the first IACC Meeting Room of the Future report, the planning group have been working on the next phase of the survey which is due to..

Spotlight on IACC’s Global Exchange Program 16-Sep-2016

The Global Staff Exchange initiative is a unique benefit to employees of IACC certified venues. This month, we shine a spotlight in this initiative which has helped develop the learning and global..

UCLA to Host IACC-Americas Connect 2017 16-Sep-2016

The IACC-Americas Connect annual members event will take place at the newly opened UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center (http://luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu/), located in the heart o..

IACC Names Canadian and Australian Chefs Winners of Global Copper Skillet Competition 02-May-2016

IACC Names Canadian and Australian Chefs Winners of Global Copper Skillet Competition LONDON—April 2016 – Six chefs from IACC (http://iacconline.org/) Americas, Australia Asia P..

IACC Unveils New Conference Format and Recognizes Excellence in Key Award Recipients at IACC-America 02-May-2016

IACC Unveils New Conference Format and Recognizes Excellence in Key Award Recipients at IACC-America’s Connect Annual Conference CHICAGO, April 2016---Capping another year of unprecedented..

IACC Meeting Room of The Future™ Publishes First Research 22-Apr-2016

Visionary Global Initiative Will Transform Meetings Chicago, Illinois, April 20, 2016---As part of a dynamic new initiative from IACC (http://www.iacconline.org/), a first set of r..

IACC Meeting Room of The Future™ Publishes First Research 20-Apr-2016

IACC Meeting Room of The Future™ Publishes First Research Visionary Global Initiative Will Transform Meetings Chicago, Illinois, April 20, 2016---As part of a dynamic new initiati..

IACC Undergoes Re-branding and Launches New Logo 20-Apr-2016

IACC Undergoes Re-branding and Launches New Logo London, UK, April 19, 2016--- IACC (http://www.iacconline.org/) announces the re-branding of the association. IACC has experienced rapid ..

100% Online & global courses to begin March 2016 04-Mar-2016

100% Online & global courses to begin March 2016 Wherever you are in the world, you can participate in one of these courses specific..

IACC-Americas Chapter Names Finalists to Advance to Global Competition 03-Mar-2016

Chicago, IL, March 5, 2016 – Four chefs from IACC (http://iacconline.org/) Canadian- and U.S.-member properties competed for the Americas Chapter Copper Skillet at the Tempe Mission Palms Ho..

Industry Leaders Come Together for the First-Ever Global Meetings Industry Day 12-Feb-2016

January 2016-Austin, TX- Meeting Professionals International TX Hill Country Chapter announced their involvement in the first-ever Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). On April 14, 2016, they, alo..

IACC Meeting Room of The Future 10-Feb-2016

Visionary Global Initiative Will Transform Meetings Chicago, Illinois, February 2016---A dynamic new initiative from the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC (http://www.iacco..

IACC-Americas Connect: Workshops Focus on Sales Training, Innovation, Culinary Trends, and More 04-Feb-2016

Want to take your IACC meetings experience to the next level? Then, check out IACC-Americas Connect (http://bit.ly/1GVasSr) for jam-packed meeting related learning and knowledge sharing on ju..

IACC Members Get Creative with Delegate Packaging 01-Feb-2016

IACC Members Get Creative with Delegate Packaging Following research conducted with members globally, IACC recently released its Top Meeting Package Trends for 2016, which are influencing meetin..

Microsoft Joins The IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ Project 01-Feb-2016

IACC Meeting Room of the Future Improving Meeting Dynamics & Shaping How People Will Meet IACC launches an exciting initiative for 2016; the IACC Meeting Room of the Future™. Predi..

IACC’s Newest Members 31-Jan-2016

IACC’s Newest Members IACC is pleased to welcome the following new members having recently been approved as certified IACC properties. OFFsite Chicago, Illinois, USA The Windy City&..

IACC-Australia Asia Pacific Conference - Let's invest in the Future Together! 31-Jan-2016

IACC-Australia Asia Pacific Conference - Let's invest in the Future Together! “Let’s Invent Tomorrow” was the guiding principle of this exciting interactive program featu..

IACC's Members Recognised for Excellent Sustainable Practices 31-Jan-2016

IACC's Members Recognised for Excellent Sustainable Practices The updated 2016 IACC Green Star certification programme, exclusively available to IACC members has now been launched. If you di..

IACC-Americas Names Two Canadian Chefs “Copper Skillet Champions" 29-Jan-2016

IACC-Americas Names Two Canadian Chefs “Copper Skillet Champions” (CHICAGO, IL) – January 2016 – Seven chefs from the International Association of Conference Centres (I..

IACC Seeks Nominations for 2016 Board Associate 16-Dec-2015

On behalf of the Board of Directors of IACC-Americas, we are pleased to announce that we are seeking to appoint a Board Associate whose particular focus will be to identify and advise the board on..

Sharing Ideas That Matter - IACC Americas Reinvents Its Annual Meeting 20-Nov-2015

www.iacconline.org (http://www.iacconline.org/) / www.iaccmeetings.com (http://www.iaccmeetings.com/) Sharing Ideas That Matter - IACC Americas Reinvents Its Annual Meeting IAC..

IACC Stands Together Globally for Paris 17-Nov-2015

Dear IACC Family, I know we have all been gripped over the past few days by the obscene and cowardess acts of evil that took place in Paris. As a global family, I know our IACC members feel t..

IACC-Americas Names USA Chefs as "Copper Skillet Champions" 17-Nov-2015

(Chicago, IL) -- November 2015 – Eight chefs from IACC (http://iacconline.org/)-member properties across the US gathered to compete for the coveted US Copper Skillet at the DoubleTree Suites..

Trends® in the Conference Center Industry 13-Oct-2015

Trends® in the Conference Center Industry NEW YORK, NY (October 12, 2015) -- The International Association of Conference Centres (http://www.iacconline.org/) (IACC) has released the 2015 e..

IACC's President Speaks Out About the Future of Meetings 12-Oct-2015

IACC's President Speaks Out About the Future of Meetings Dear Fellow IACC Members, Thank you to so many of you for your warm welcome and congratulations! It is an honour and a privilege to s..

IACC Board of Directors Elects New Global President 09-Oct-2015

IACC Board of Directors Elects New Global President Chicago, Illinois, October 8, 2015 – The International Association of Conference Centres (http://www.iacconline.org/) (IACC) announc..

IACC-Americas Connect Confirms Host Venues Line Up 09-Oct-2015

IACC-Americas Connect Confirms Host Venues Line Up The 2016 annual meeting for the IACC-Americas Chapter has confirmed the host venues for IACC-Americas Connect 16. The conference will take ..

IACC-Australia Asia Pacific Conference - Let's Invest in the Future Together! 09-Oct-2015

IACC-Australia Asia Pacific Conference - Let's invest the Future Together! “Let’s Invent Tomorrow” is the guiding principle of this exciting interactive program featurin..

IACC's Participates in a Record Number of Events in 2015 09-Oct-2015

IACC's Participates in a Record Number of Events in 2015 By the end of November, IACC will have participated in 5 trade shows in 5 months, ending with attendance at the 3rd Saudi Conventions and..

PKF-IACC Trends in the Conference Center Industry 2015 09-Oct-2015

PKF-IACC Trends in the Conference Center Industry 2015 IACC has released the 2015 Edition of Trends® in the Conference Center Industry. The report is available to purchase on the IACC websi..

The IACC-Europe Knowledge Festival attendees 'shared ideas that matter'! 09-Oct-2015

The IACC-Europe Knowledge Festival attendees 'shared ideas that matter'! A record breaking number of members gathered for the IACC-Europe Knowledge Festival last week in Milan, Italy and to..

US and Canadian Copper Skillet Competitions Confirmed 09-Oct-2015

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online IACC recognizes the vital role that foodservice plays in conference centre operations. Once again, we are proud to announce that we have begun pla..

IACC’s Newest Members 09-Oct-2015

IACC’s Newest Members IACC has added China to a growing list of destinations where the association represents the very best examples of meeting venues worldwide. IACC is pleased to welcome..

IACC Survey Reveals Latest Set of Generational Preferences of Meeting Planners 09-Sep-2015

IACC Survey Reveals Latest Set of Generational Preferences of Meeting Planners Chicago, Illinois, September 2015 … A recent survey (http://www.iacconline.org/docs/IACC_Australia_Asia_..

IACC releases Generational Meeting Planner Trends 03-Sep-2015

P R E S S R E L E A S E Contact: Mark Cooper mcooper@iacconline.org IACC Survey Reveals Latest Set of Generational P..

Burt Cabañas Receives “Alumnus of the Year Award” From Florida International University 08-Jun-2015

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, June 2015 … Benchmark Hospitality International (http://www.benchmarkhospitality.com/)®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, announces t..

IACC Reveals the Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015 08-Jun-2015

IACC Reveals the Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015 Useful tips for meeting planners contribute towards healthier conferences Following extensive research among the 355 membe..

A Tribute to Michael McMahon, IACC Ambassador 15-May-2015

IACC is saddened to hear of the passing of long-time ambassador and member of IACC, Michael McMahon. Aged 61, Michael died suddenly on May 11, 2015 at St Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD of an..

IACC Meet Sets First-Time Attendee High 05-May-2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Speaking at the International Association of Conference Centres (http://www.iacconline.org/)' (IACC)–Americas 34th Annual Conference, IACC Global CEO Mark Cooper de..

Exceptional Year of Achievement Highlighted At IACC-Americas 2015 Conference 01-May-2015

“Breaking Through To The Next Level” Chicago, Illinois, April 2015 … A record increase in membership, global expansion, a flourishing educational program, successful med..

IACC 2015 Global Copper Skillet Final 23-Apr-2015

This year’s global finalists arrived in Fort Lauderdale having competed and won both their Country Cook-off's as well as winning their Chapter Cook-off competitions. They were already doub..

IACC Acknowledges Individual's Excellence at Awards Ceremony 23-Apr-2015

At the 34th IACC-Americas conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, IACC recognised a number of individuals their volunteerism, dedication and commitment to bettering the association and industry. ..

IACC Awards Seven Schlorarships at the IACC-Americas Conference 23-Apr-2015

At the IACC-Americas Annual Conference, several students were recognized by the association. The seven students are all excelling in a hospitality program and hope to start their career in our ind..

IACC Launches the 2014 Annual Members Report 23-Apr-2015

At the IACC-Americas conference, CEO Mark Cooper shared the 2014 Annual Members Report with delegates. In a presentation of the reports key findings, he highlighted the highest single year gr..

IACC-Americas delivered a 'Breakthrough' Conference! 23-Apr-2015

A great number of members gathered for the IACC-Americas annual conference last week in Fort Lauderdale and took part in three days of learning, networking and sharing ideas with industry co..

Launch of the Global IACC Village at IMEX America 23-Apr-2015

IACC will be exhibiting at IMEX Las Vegas on October 13-15 2015 and IACC members can take part in an exciting new exhibiting concept at the US's leading key trade shows. In 2014, 3,000 hosted ..

IACC’s 2015 Copper Skillet Awards go to Australian and Danish Chefs 22-Apr-2015

LONDON, UK, April 2015 … One of the highlights of the 34th IACC-Americas annual conference was the 12th annual gathering of IACC (http://www.iacconline.org/) conference centre chefs from ar..

IACC Reveals Top 10 Conference Food Trends for 2015 03-Apr-2015

IACC Reveals Top 10 Conference Food Trends for 2015 Useful tips for meeting planners contribute towards healthier conferences Chicago, Illinois,..

IACC stages first 60-minute online sales training course 12-Mar-2015

This month over 30 IACC members attended a new IACC sales training course, dubbed bite-size learning. Delivered online in just 60-minutes, this unique style of learning could be fitted around busy..

IACC Stages Successful Chapter Copper Skillet Finals 13-Mar-2015

Copper Skillet country cook-off finals took place around the world over the past few months, all leading up to new chapter finals, which took place in Americas, Australia Asia Pacific and Europe ..

IACC’s Newest Members 12-Mar-2015

IACC has added to a growing list of destinations where the association represents the very best examples of conference centres worldwide. IACC is pleased to welcome the following new members and a..

IACC's Members Recognised for Excellent Sustainable Practices 13-Mar-2015

Photos courtesy of The Banff Centre (http://www.banffcentre.ca/) IACC members around the world participated in the recent Green Star certification program and this week IACC announced the award ac..

IACC Members from Four Continents Participate in NYU Certificate 13-Mar-2015

On the 4th February, in central Manhattan, New York, NYU and IACC celebrated the launch of the Certificate in International Conference Centre Management, with a high profile panel discussion on Tr..

Members Only Booth Packages Available at IMEX Americas 13-Mar-2015

In 2015, IACC is offering members a new way to be involved in IMEX Americas, the leading trade show in the Americas. Last year over 10,000 attended IMEX and 2,900 were qualified meeting planne..

IACC-Europe Names Copper Skillet Champions 04-Mar-2015

The 11th annual IACC Copper Skillet competition first introduced in 2004, held it’s European finals recently. Eight chefs from IACC (http://iacconline.org/) member properties throughout Euro..

IACC Australia Asia Pacific Name Copper Skillet Champions 04-Mar-2015

Chefs from IACC (http://iacconline.org/) member properties throughout Europe gathered to compete in the IACC-Australia Asia Pacific Copper Skillet final held recently at the Mansion Hotel & Sp..

IACC & PKF Release “Trends® in the Conference Center Industry 2014" 15-Dec-2014

IACC & PKF Release “Trends® in the Conference Center Industry 2014" NEW YORK, NY (November 27, 2014) -- IACC International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has released..

IACC’s Newest Members Include First in Ukraine 10-Jan-2014

IACC’s Newest Members Include First in Ukraine CCT VENUES CANARY WHARF, LONDON, UK Fantastically located opposite Canary Wharf Underground station, this impressive top floor suite ..

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online 10-Oct-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online HEADQUARTERS (September 25, 2014) -- IACC As part of a ‘new look’ website to be launched this December, members will find a new im..

2014 Unveiling of a New Look IACC Venue Directory 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online HEADQUARTERS (September 25, 2014) -- IACC As reported in the last IACC News Edition, IACC will unveil a new look IACC Venue Directory this D..

IACC Around the World 10-Jan-2014

IACC Around the World HEADQUARTERS (September 25, 2014) -- IACC It’s been a busy summer for IACC: attending Meetings Industry Trade Shows, Conferences and other Association Events, mee..

IACC Copper Skillet 'Rings in the Changes' 10-Oct-2014

IACC Copper Skillet 'Rings in the Changes' HEADQUARTERS (September 25, 2014) -- IACC Members of IACC have long recognised the vital role that foodservice plays in conference centre operation..

PKF-IACC Trends in the Conference Centre Industry 2014 10-Jan-2014

PKF-IACC Trends in the Conference Centre Industry 2014 HEADQUARTERS (September 25, 2014) -- IACC IACC has released the 2014 Edition of "Trends in the Conference Center Industry" and they are..

Sales Training a Success in New York and Chicago 10-Jan-2014

Sales Training a Success in New York and Chicago HEADQUARTERS (September 25, 2014) -- IACC The IACC Institute in conjunction with Master Connection Associates ran sales training courses clas..

IACC Reveals New Ideals and Demands From Shifting Demographics in the European Meetings Marketplace 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online NEW YORK, NY (June 5, 2014) -- IACC This week at IMEX Frankfurt’s Inspiration Centre, Development Counsellors International (DCI) (http:..

IACC Exhibiting in July at Meetings Show, London, UK 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online LONDON, UK (June 2, 2014) -- IACC IACC is pleased to announce that it will be representing members at the Meetings Show on 8 -10 July 2014. Th..

IACC Launched Survey Results on Generational Preferences of Meeting Planners at IMEX 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online FRANKFURT, GERMANY (June 2, 2014) -- IACC With IMEX Frankfurt as its backdrop, IACC enthusiastically launched the latest results of its Europe..

IACC Members Encouraged to Make the Most of their Member Benefits! 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online GLOBAL (June 2, 2014) -- IACC There are many benefits available exclusively to members of IACC and in this edition of IACC News, we highlight ..

IACC to Unveil a New Website in 2014 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online GLOBAL (June 2, 2014) -- IACC IACC is pleased to announce that a new website will be unveiled later this year. The goal is to provide a stream..

IACC’s Newest Members Include the First Member in East Africa 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online GLOBAL (June 2, 2014) -- IACC IACC is delighted to add Kenya, East Africa as its 19th country to their growing list of destinations where IACC..

IACC Introduces Global Innovations Workshop at Annual Conference 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2014) -- IACC IACC-Americas introduced a new workshop -- “Innovative Conference Centre Design" at the 2014 IACC-Am..

IACC Americas presents annual education award and scholarship 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online LOS ANGELES (April 28, 2014) -- IACC http://www.incentivetravel.co.uk/news/agency-news/19586-iacc-americas-presents-annual-education-awards..

IACC-Americas Presents Annual Education Awards and Scholarships 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2014) -- IACC NEW YORK, NY) - April 22, 2014 - At the 33rd IACC-Americas annual conference at Pacific Palms Resort in L..

33rd IACC-Americas Annual Conference Overview 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (April 10, 2014) -- IACC The 33rd IACC-Americas Annual Conference hit the West Coast and members turned up in force ..

Education Awards at IACC-Americas 2014 Conference 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (April 10, 2014) -- IACC IACC has always emphasised education as a top priority. To reinforce the extent to which me..

IACC 2014 Copper Skillet Final Winner 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (April 10, 2014) -- IACC This year’s global final competition proved to be an emotional triumph for Chef Murra..

Pete Stockmann Presented with IACC-Americas’ Highest Honour 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (April 10, 2014) -- IACC On 20 March, IACC-Americas presented the coveted Mel Hosansky Award for Distinguished Servi..

Three Students Awarded Scholarships 16-Dec-2014

2014 New Look IACC Member Portal on IACC Online LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (April 10, 2014) -- IACC At IACC we strive to shape and develop the conference centre industry in many ways. Since 1..