Not Everything in the Past Becomes Irrelevant

Mark Cooper - Friday, July 10, 2020

On March 10, I received an email from our long-standing research partner Development Counsellors Int. in New York City, to tell me that our recent survey data was cleaned and ready to review. At this time, I had a sense that our industry would be affected by COVID-19, but was still two weeks away from knowing to what extent.  Read More

The IACC Community Demonstrates Kindness and Compassion During the Coronavirus Crisis

Mark Cooper - Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to devastate individuals, families and communities worldwide. The socio-economic fallout of the Coronavirus triggered lockdowns, resulted in a global recession and led to critical supply shortages. For many, social distancing became the norm. Life as we “know it” will undoubtedly change. For the foreseeable future, there will be no “business as usual”.  Read More

What Makes a Brilliant Meeting Venue? - 8 Key Considerations

Mark Cooper - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

IACC recently launched its refreshed “Committed to Brilliance” venue excellence certification. The certification highlights IACC’s stringent criteria against which its members are measured.  Read More

Why sustainable event management is essential to success in today’s meetings and conference industry

Mark Cooper - Saturday, February 01, 2020

Making events sustainable has become essential for success in today’s meetings and conference industry. Sustainability grows increasingly more important as an evaluation criterion for meeting planners, and venues are often asked about their implementation of specific green initiatives as part of a bid. Venues are finding that initiating sustainable practices is as good for the bottom line as it is for the planet. Read More

How To Plan The Perfect Conference Menu

Mark Cooper - Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Conference menu planning can be like mastering a fine art. Theres often time and budget limitations and a need to cater to different palettes and dietary needs. So, to help you plan the ideal meeting menu, weve consulted industry experts to bring you a host of ideas and inspiring industry insights.  Read More

5 Things That Made The 2019 IACC Europe Knowledge Festival One To Remember

Mark Cooper - Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Following the success of the IACC Europe Knowledge Festival at Dolce by Wyndham La Hulpe Brussels earlier this month, IACC’s CEO Mark Cooper gives us five highlights that made it extra special. Read More

10 Event Planning Tools To Make Your Life Easier

Mark Cooper - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Meeting planning can be exciting, varied and incredibly rewarding. There are countless opportunities to meet new people, travel to far-flung locations and visit unique destinations. However, event planning can also be tiring, intense and pretty stressful. Conferences often involve short lead-times, tight budgets, ever-changing schedules and ever-evolving technology. Read More

Do you design your own strategy meetings?

Mark Cooper - Wednesday, September 04, 2019

A great strategy implemented through poor meetings carries a high risk - MindMeeting

You wouldn’t ask your accountant to design your website. The office manager probably isn’t in charge of your cyber security either. Why, then, do we insist on designing our own strategy meetings? Especially when - as is often the case for strategy meetings - they’re so important to our success? Read More

How To Choose Event Themes That Wow

Mark Cooper - Monday, July 01, 2019

With events often being held in unique locations, with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology, how can you stand out from the crowd and offer something different?

Could theming your next event or conference prove key to its success?  Read More

Highlights from the MPI World Education Congress (WEC) 2019

Mark Cooper - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

After a fantastic three days at the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) World Education Congress in Toronto June 15-17, 2019 in which IACC presented a live interactive showcase of the Meeting Room of the Future, IACC CEO Mark Cooper gives us an overview of what happened at the event and the highlights from each day.  Read More

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