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 year.
Last year our chapter grew significantly and became the largest chapter in IACC! We took an important step forward in representing the top 1% of venues in every country globally.
We welcomed a record number of members to the European Knowledge Festival in the Netherlands last September and our members said they enjoyed the new format and education. At the end of the conference, we all agreed that we are mightier together than apart and that we belong to a unique community that are the disrupters in our industry. Fighting talk!
There is work to do in 2017 as our own members and buyer groups don’t know IACC as well as we would like. Our board directors, keep reminding ourselves that you continually evaluate association participation and we look hard for ways to deliver impactful and cost effective learning and industry networking to you.
So, what’s the plan for this year I hear you say. We elected new enthusiastic board directors at the end of last year, which gives us more talent in which to do more important work at a chapter level. In our January board meeting, we hit the ground running, making plans for the future. A warm welcome Oscar Orrvick from Balingsholm Sweden, James Russ from CCT Venues UK, Pieter Allaerts from Dolce Hotels and Resorts Belgium and Alan Corlett from Principal Hotels UK.
In 2017, the board will focus on:
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.