Over the coming weeks and months IACC member venues will begin the re-opening (or in the case of Sweden who remain open, returning to higher group demand) of their venues for meetings, training, conferences and events. There will be a great deal of activity in the marketplace, as venues, groups and other industry bodies develop procedures and then update procedures, as the meetings landscape becomes clearer. IACC will use this page to share by date order, documents and industry published information, for IACC member venues to consider when developing their own re-opening strategies.
IACC Critical Pathway to Re-opening Conference, Meeting and Training Venues
This July IACC published a 53-page guide Critical Pathway to Re-opening Conference, Meeting and Training Venues.
IACC Operations, Employee Health and Guides to Entry Screening
Three informational guides, from a number of industry and venue sources. These list possible approaches to operating procedures for both a restricted no-contact service environment and also a restricted contact service environment. These guides offer up various approaches venues can consider and are not created to be taken up as detailed, in full. Each venue MUST liaise and respect their governmental and health department guidelines, when setting their operating procedures.
IACC Recognised Health & Cleanliness Certifying Organisations
Global: Safe Hotels CovidClean Certification | The Events Industry Council's: Health and Safety for Hotels Accepted Practices Guide
Denmark: Horesta Safe to Visit
Brussels: Health Safety Label
Sweden: Safe Hotels Covid Clean
Additional resources by release date
WHEN WE MEET AGAIN™ Embracing the Future of Meetings & Event Space Design: Free download from Electro Media Design, Ltd.
Useful Guide to Arranging Hybrid Meetings: Educational Measures
Travel and Transportation - Accepted Practices Guide: Event Industry Council, assisting travellers in evaluating the risk level before booking a trip.
IACC Webinar on IACC MultiPOD for Venue Operators: Comprehensive Guidelines on the multi-location concept and key differences with hybrid and virtual.
Hybrid Meeting Venue Packages: Vantage Venues in Toronto, outlines a comprehensive suite of hybrid technology and support rates.
Virtual Meeting Venue Packages: Vantage Venues in Toronto, outlines a comprehensive suite of virtual technology and support rates.
Virtual Event Filming Studio Packages: Vantage Venues in Toronto, outlines a comprehensive suite of virtual studio filming solutions and support rates.
Comprehensive Venue Information Page: The Woodlands Event Centre in the UK offer a comprehensive dedicated page for attendees to review ahead of visiting the venue.
Small Scale Meetings Promotional Guide: Sigtunahojden in Sweden created a guide to tell the story of the potential for small scale meetings to return.
Cliftons Training Venues - Australia, NZ and ASIA Hybrid Meetings Brochure: Cliftons Training Venues launch their hybrid meetings product. They will be running a hybrid meeting demonstrating the new platform on Sept 3 2020, which is cost free to register and experience. Register here.
Event Industry Council Meeting & Event Design Accepted Practices Guide: Resource and educational tool for industry professionals.
JMIC Manifesto for Economic Recovery using Business Events: Greg Clarke gives his view on how the industry must think about the new normal.
Client Welcome Back Video: Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre, UK.
Thermal Camera Imaging Procedure: from Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre, UK.
Wellbeing at Heart: De Vere Hotels, UK. Customer Pledge
Keeping You Safe: Warwick Conferences, UK. Guide to Venue Operations / Customer Pledge
Steps to Reopen for Conference & Meetings: from the Lane End Conference Centre Blog
World Health Organisation (WHO) Updated Guidelines: Planning for mass gatherings.
World Health Organization (WHO) Key planning recommendations: Mass gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak
National Restaurant Association: - PDF Guide to re-opening
AHLA Stay Safe - Guide to Cleaning Standards
Hymatek Innovative Hygiene - Guide for Disinfection Management (presented at MPI Belgium 8th May 2020)
IACC Member Client Promise: etc.venues A Breath of Fresh Air: Our Response to Covid-19 18 Point Plan
IACC Member Client Promise: Hyatt Regency Dullas: Prevention & Preparedness Statement
Information Doc: Company with Europewide coverage, offers venues desk dividing screens which can be made to bespoke specifications. Meeting room desks, reception desks, kitchen workplaces.
IACC Member etc.venues: Venue Cleaning and Hygiene Commitment.
Meet Safe Guidelines - PSAV Audio Visual
Meet Safe Playbook - PSAV Audio Visual
PSAV Coronavirus Page - List of Industry resource pages and other information.
IACC Member Client Promise: Cliftons Venues. 11 Ways we’re keeping you safe when you visit our venues
Harvest America Ventures Blog - Open Up America (insights into how kitchen management will adjust)
Mobile Apps and Webinars
Emerge Protect - App based emergency procedures for managers
Datassential - Weekly webinars on Covid-19 foodservice related topics
National Restaurant Consultants - Template Action Plan (.xls direct download)
IACC Member Example Room Capacity PPT - Excellent instructional guide as a PPT download, with capacities and room set photos. Thank you Wyboston Lakes Resort in the United Kingdom.
Example Safe Distancing Venue Protocols - PDF with venue shots. Thank you Wyboston Lakes Resort in the United Kingdom.
IACC expresses it's appreciation to all IACC members and partners who continue to support the efforts of information gathering, ideas sharing and knowledge exchange. IACC would especially like to thank the following people for their above and beyond contributions during this time:
Felix Maietta, Corporate Executive Chef, Nestle Professional
Ron Stoddard, Executive Chef, Summit Conference Centre, Chicago
Murray Hall, Executive Chef, Dolce Hotels and Resorts, US & Europe
Alan Corlett, Group Commercial Director, De Vere Hotels, UK
Louise Hallquist, Executive Chef, Sigtunahojden, Sweden
Brian Stapleton, VP Food & Beverage, Aramark Conferencing
IACC is here to support you with multiple resources at your disposal.