Experiential Venue Membership Fact Sheet

Venues that include meeting facilities may include; sporting stadiums, vineyards, ranches, working farms, zoos, museums and other similar high level experiential venues, with no more than 20 guest rooms.

IACC is the only global professional body which represents small to medium sized venues focused on meetings, training courses and conferences. All members conform to a comprehensive global set of standards.

Experiential venues owned or operated for business clients, to deliver learning and other experiences, form an important of membership in the IACC community.


  • Staying ahead of the curve in providing engaging and stimulating learning environments relies on being aware of the latest trends.
  • Being a IACC certified experiential venue helps you deliver more, consistently from an informed and respected position in the industry.
  • Your venue is at the cutting edge of facilities and services and your staff’s professional development is supported.

Key Benefits

Venue owners, leadership and all venue team members benefit from a reduced annual membership gaining access to:

Sales Development

  • Promote your venue to meeting planners seeking week day events.
  • Develop your sales offer with meeting packages designed to meet clients needs.
  • Visibility to buyers through IACC and MPI’s Venue Finder
  • IACC Certified Venue logo to demonstrate excellence in hosting business events.


  • Continuing education for you and your team.
  • Access to a body of knowledge through, research papers, annual conferences and webinars.
  • Global Staff Exchange program.
  • Study tours promoting learning, raising standards.


  • Expand your professional relations beyond the industry of your principle revenue and into the business events industry.
  • Closely connected to the hospitality industry is critical to stay in touch with advancements in venues.

Culinary Copper Skillet Competition

  • Competition is designed to highlight the artistry and skills of venue chefs from around the world. Competitions take place at a country, chapter and global level each year.

Trends and Benchmarking

  • Benchmarking provides valuable best practice and demonstrates trends. Statistical evidence of your property’s performance against other venues.

Procurement & Consultancy

  • Access to a supplier and expert base which knows the business better than most
  • Advice from leading experts from the best suppliers for everything from architectural services, IT/AV, to tables and chairs.
  • For new build projects, IACC’s network can prove invaluable during the design and build phases.

Code of Sustainability

  • A leader in creating climate and socially responsible venues. Members can enroll in the IACC Green Star program.
  • Corporate CRS is critical for companies to demonstrate in all of their businesses, encouraging IACC members to adopt these environmentally responsible practices into their business operations.

Venue Study Tours

  • Members willing to open their doors to other members, experiencing what other venues offer.
  • Study tours and private requests for visits accommodated.

Key Benefits

Members of IACC adhere to a set of quality standards in physical meeting room design, food & beverage and service related standards,. The community is made up of venues and leaders who are focused on delivering exceptional meeting experiences.

Request an application form today by completing the on-line form found here. A check list of the quality standards will be sent to you by return email.

2024 Experiential Venue Membership Dues

Experiential venues in US & Canada

$1,500 (CAD for Canadian Venues)

$340 new member admin fee (CAD for Canadian Venues)

Experiential Venues Europe

From GBP £800
£400 new member admin fee

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