Hello Everyone -
“Getting started, keeping going, getting started again…is the essential…rhythm of achievement” – was the advice shared by Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney with a fortunate group of college graduates in May of 1996. This timeless guidance is as true today as it was over 20 years ago.
This view of success in life also describes the very nature of IACC - the innovative solutions we provide to the Meetings Industry, constantly reinventing adult learning environments, enhancing participant engagement and creating value as curators of exceptional meetings all around the world.
In this, my first message as IACC Americas President, I want to take a moment to recognize some of the people who have helped us “…keep going”, and also share news on exciting initiatives you will see in 2017.
My personal IACC journey has been greatly enriched by the opportunities I’ve had to experience first-hand the great work that our Board of Directors and volunteer groups are doing every single day - truly amazing. We must also recognize the work of my colleague and good friend TJ Fimmano, who can look back on a number of incredible achievements that have been made under his stewardship the past four years. I am inspired by his commitment and impressed by his accomplishments.
As we continue to race into 2017, our focus is on creating truly incredible value for our members – you can look forward to several exciting initiatives:
IACC is primarily a venue-based association, which certifies residential and non-residential meetings and conference focused venues.
The IACC certification is a global badge of honour that is trusted by Meeting Planners and the industry the world over.