Pictured L-R: Mark Cooper, CEO, IACC; Lotta Boman, European President, IACC; Marlene Horsbøl Sylvester-Hvid, CEO, Danske KonferenceCentre; Flemming Jakobsen, Chairman, Danske KonferenceCentre
The IACC (formerly the International Association of Conference Centers) confirmed 63 new venues in Denmark to its membership on Nov. 9. The new venues are part of Danske KonferenceCentre, a national sales and marketing consortium of more than 100 conference venues in Denmark. All of its gold and silver tier member venues—63 in total—will become IACC certified venues beginning January 1, 2019, making it the largest country collection of members outside of the U.S.
Mark Cooper, CEO, IACC says: “Building our Scandinavian membership has been a real focus for us and I’m excited for what the future hold for IACC in the region as we continue towards our goal of representing the top 1 percent of meeting venues globally.”
IACC’s European Chapter President Lotta Boman adds: “Conferences, meetings and training events are engrained in the culture of the Danish and as a result, there are excellent venues available. We are excited to bring the Danish perspective into our communities and into our research and trends.”
The membership will provide the 63 new venues and their teams with important access to trends, research, global learning as well as events, conferences and being a part of IACC’s continued program of educating meeting planners globally.
Marlene Horsbøl Sylvester–Hvid, CEO, Danske KonferenceCentre comments: “This new relationship is exciting because of the differing strengths of our two organizations coming together to serve the Danish members to the fullest.”
Flemming Jakobsen, Chairman, Danske KonferenceCentre highlighted that while Danske Konferencecentre has a strong brand presence nationally, IACC’s well known profile internationally was an important factor in the board’s support of the alliance.
Founded in 1981, the IACC is dedicated to representing the best meeting venues globally. The association brings together the brightest, most innovative minds from around the globe and elevates the meeting experience by creating a unique point of entry that is inclusive of the best-in-class meeting venues internationally. IACC membership is a symbol of meeting excellence and exceptional connections amongst the best in the meeting industry. This exclusiveness makes IACC’s members part of an elite group representing the most innovative, forward-thinking and results-driven meeting venues globally. All members meet a set of stringent quality standards and agree to a code of ethics. IACC includes 300 members from the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary, Mongolia, Thailand, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Germany, England, Wales and Scotland. For more info, visit iacconline.org.