The guide, which was launched on September 20th, enables anyone organizing a business event or meeting to successfully perform the often technically-overwhelming task of arranging and buying Internet and broadband services from a venue.
“As the industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, we’re seeing a greater number of Internet-reliant technologies enter the meetings and conference world,” says Mark Cooper, CEO, IACC. “We felt there was a need to provide some entry-level guidance on meetings Internet for those [individuals] tasked with organizing smaller business events.”
The guide is also a reference and educational tool for venue sales and planning team members, ensuring they have the knowledge required to match Internet-related services to the needs of their clients.
Cooper explains that the guide is designed to help break down the barriers faced by many in the industry. “It includes a helpful and comprehensive summary section on basic terminology, which equips everyone with the day-to-day jargon associated with meetings industry, so it’s ideally suited for both event organizers and venues,” he adds.
The guide was designed by IACC volunteers in Australia, Europe and America. The project was led by Clotilde Gay, director of sales for Dolce Hotels and Resorts, an IACC-certified venue.
ABOUT THE IACC
IACC (International Association of Convention Centres) is a global professional association representing small- to medium-sized venues focused on meetings and conferences. It currently has 385 members from 22 countries in the Americas, Europe and Australia. All members are required to meet a set of standards and criteria.